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1ShoppingCart

23 Ratings

3dcart

5 Ratings

1ShoppingCart

23 Ratings
Score 5.5 out of 101

3dcart

5 Ratings
Score 6.4 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

1ShoppingCart

It's really user preference. Some people have been told by other colleagues that it's a great system to use so they want to go with that. There are other systems that do exactly the same thing. I have not found that 1ShoppingCart has any unique features that would lead me to persuade a client to use it over another one. I usually have clients look at two or three options and give feedback. Sometimes it comes down to monthly prices.

3dcart

3dcart is well suited to getting a site up and running quickly with shopping cart capabilities. The merchant account set up was easy and there are inventory and shipping capabilities, as well. It is a very powerful tool for a small business without full time IT support on staff. While I did not have many products, it seemed like a merchant with a large inventory would have to spend a great deal of time on setting up the store

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

1ShoppingCart
7.9
3dcart
7.0
Product catalog & listings
1ShoppingCart
7.5
3dcart
8.0
Product management
1ShoppingCart
8.0
3dcart
8.0
Bulk product upload
1ShoppingCart
9.0
3dcart
Branding
1ShoppingCart
7.5
3dcart
6.0
Mobile storefront
1ShoppingCart
9.0
3dcart
6.0
Product variations
1ShoppingCart
9.0
3dcart
8.0
Website integration
1ShoppingCart
7.0
3dcart
7.0
Visual customization
1ShoppingCart
7.0
3dcart
6.0
CMS
1ShoppingCart
7.0
3dcart

Online Shopping Cart

1ShoppingCart
8.0
3dcart
9.0
Abandoned cart recovery
1ShoppingCart
9.0
3dcart
Checkout user experience
1ShoppingCart
7.0
3dcart
9.0

Online Payment System

1ShoppingCart
7.5
3dcart
8.0
eCommerce security
1ShoppingCart
7.5
3dcart
8.0

eCommerce Marketing

1ShoppingCart
7.5
3dcart
7.5
Promotions & discounts
1ShoppingCart
8.0
3dcart
10.0
Personalized recommendations
1ShoppingCart
7.5
3dcart
SEO
1ShoppingCart
7.0
3dcart
5.0

eCommerce Business Management

1ShoppingCart
9.0
3dcart
8.0
Multi-site management
1ShoppingCart
9.0
3dcart
Order processing
1ShoppingCart
9.0
3dcart
Inventory management
1ShoppingCart
9.0
3dcart
Shipping
1ShoppingCart
9.0
3dcart
Custom functionality
1ShoppingCart
9.0
3dcart
8.0

Pros

  • Access to contact information and creating customer profiles - good for reaching out through customer service, accessing email address, address and detailed information on the client helpful for responding quickly and easily
  • Able to add products and programs through auto responders - able to help share information with different groups of people easily and based on specific options within 1ShoppingCart
  • Easy to create coupon codes and pass to customers or add to website or newsletter for specific time ranges and products
  • Simple to add different products and sell easily with the integrated shopping cart
  • Great tool for multiple users to use and work as a virtual team based on different tasks and range that 1ShoppingCart has
  • Ability to create detailed reports based on sales, customers, and so much more. Very helpful for planning.
  • Strong shopping cart capabilities, with all types of promotions and discounting capabilities. Easy to set up the promotion and implement the campaign.
  • Integration with our email provider to be able to segment buyers based on timing of purchase.
  • Easy to use blog, was able to set up each post simply and create SEO/Meta tags associated with each post.
  • Products set up was easy and there are options for categories and classes to make setting up the store easy.
  • Easy to use for someone with no programming skills.

Cons

  • I found their customer service team to be confusing with their responses and not as helpful as other products customer service teams. It can be frustrating to try to decipher their responses to more complicated questions and often felt a little 'annoying' whenever I needed to reach out.
  • When creating newsletters, I found the WYSIWYG (what you see if what you get) version of creating newsletters the formatting was almost always off which always resulted in needing to send tests to myself to fix the formatting because it never showed up as it would look when it was sent. That took a lot of extra time to edit.
  • Lots of different options with reports, as a beginner you may need someone else to support you. In the beginning I needed support from other team members in how to understand and create certain reports. Not the most intuitive and user friendly until you understand what you're doing!
  • Using images on the site and in the blog was a cumbersome process. The upload was easy enough, but finding and using the image after upload was terrible. The navigation of the images was difficult and there were no sort functions.
  • For a simple site without the need for a log in admin or shipping, these functions and capabilities were not easily hidden or removed. You needed to have a programmer go into the code to remove them. For a tool like 3dcart, it seemed to be something they could have taken care of with check boxes in the settings.
  • While expected, the templates available were very basic and simple. To enhance the look of your site, you will need a programmer or pay for the premium templates.

Likelihood to Renew

1ShoppingCart5.5
Based on 2 answers
If I were in charge of the renewal decision I would really take a look at 1SC vs. Infusionsoft. There are many ways each are great and many ways they are different. I would look at what was best for my company and make the choice accordingly. I find that Infusionsoft has many more ways to intuitively market, segment and cultivate new leads and grow the business as a whole than 1SC currently has.
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Not applicable - as a franchisee, the franchiser took over the web site and shopping cart capabilities, so I no longer need the tool. But I would recommend it.

Alternatives Considered

Again, it's the client that usually selects the system they want to use. I think 1ShoppingCart has lower monthly payment options so that makes it more appealing. Infusionsoft has a $2k payment that must be made in order to use their product
Selected 3DCart based on price point and ease of getting started. Gave a two week free trial to make sure I could get it set up. Seemed easier than other options and had room to grow if I need more capabilities. It also integrated with QuckBooks, FaceBook and Auth.net which were all part of the package right from the start.

Return on Investment

  • Faster lead conversion, definitely
  • Enhanced customer service with ticket system.
  • Was able to quickly set up shop and get started on the web.

Pricing Details

1ShoppingCart

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

3dcart

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details