What users are saying about
7 Ratings
279 Ratings
7 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 6.8 out of 101
279 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 7.4 out of 101

Add comparison

Likelihood to Recommend

3dcart

3dcart works well for small to medium size businesses that want to take care of their own website and product uploads and have the time to stay on top of inventory management. It does not work as well for a business who wants to just "turn it on" and forget about it unless they are able to integrate their POS system with 3dcart to manage inventory.
Tracy Beers profile photo

Brightpearl

Brightpearl has been great for us so far, we have much improved customer service levels due to improved stock and inventory levels. We also can accurately display stock levels on our sites as their integration allows the stock to sync across platforms, this allows us to integrate with Visualsoft (our websites), Amazon, eBay and a showroom with an ePos. Brightpearl is probably best suited to businesses where all stock is dispatched from their own location and can struggle with business a bit when drop-shipping from external suppliers is involved.
Gary Murray profile photo

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

3dcart
7.3
Brightpearl
Product catalog & listings
3dcart
8.0
Brightpearl
Product management
3dcart
8.0
Brightpearl
Bulk product upload
3dcart
10.0
Brightpearl
Branding
3dcart
7.0
Brightpearl
Mobile storefront
3dcart
7.0
Brightpearl
Product variations
3dcart
8.0
Brightpearl
Website integration
3dcart
5.0
Brightpearl
Visual customization
3dcart
8.0
Brightpearl
CMS
3dcart
5.0
Brightpearl

Online Shopping Cart

3dcart
8.0
Brightpearl
Checkout user experience
3dcart
8.0
Brightpearl

Online Payment System

3dcart
9.0
Brightpearl
eCommerce security
3dcart
9.0
Brightpearl

eCommerce Marketing

3dcart
8.0
Brightpearl
Promotions & discounts
3dcart
8.0
Brightpearl
Personalized recommendations
3dcart
7.0
Brightpearl
SEO
3dcart
9.0
Brightpearl

eCommerce Business Management

3dcart
6.8
Brightpearl
Order processing
3dcart
8.0
Brightpearl
Inventory management
3dcart
5.0
Brightpearl
Shipping
3dcart
7.0
Brightpearl
Custom functionality
3dcart
7.0
Brightpearl

Pros

  • SEO - 3dcart is built in such a way that even if you do no SEO work at all, as long as you use the meta description wizard on each page or product you wind up still searching pretty well in Google.
  • Product uploads - Product uploads are easy to do with 3dcart's .csv import/export feature. No need to struggle with messy simple and variable uploads like on WooCommerce, 3dcart takes the guesswork and hassle out of uploading different product types.
  • Media uploads - Media uploads are quick and simple and the uploader always works.
Tracy Beers profile photo
  • With Brightpearl we can accurately see profit margins down to order level so we can discount where possible to offer the best prices. Brightpearl’s analytics gives us the ability to create customisable reports that deliver the insights we need to make performance-driven business decisions right down to the product level.
  • We now only stock products which make business sense. We’ve cut down the amount of products we stock saving us warehouse space, and we can easily raise POs within Brightpearl when stock is getting low. We’ve also been able to optimize our shipping costs - we’re now offering appealing prices with the ability to ship further away to destinations like Scotland at a much better price for the customer.
  • Repricing products is easy with Brightpearl and we no longer have to physically check what’s in stock as we can see everything at a click of a button. We’re saving a huge amount of time, about 35 hours per month, as Brightpearl has streamlined our processes allowing us to focus on optimizing and growing the business.
Gary Murray profile photo

Cons

  • 3dcart does not connect to many of the POS systems my clients use so we need to manually update inventory daily/weekly.
  • There are many modules available to do many different things, but it makes you feel like you are being tickled and died to death to get the site to do exactly what you want. Also can be confusing if you don't know what you actually need.
  • It's a little difficult/confusing to upload products with multiple variations - ie: color and size - especially if there are multiples colors and multiple sizes.
Tracy Beers profile photo
  • The ability to pay all bills would help out a great deal. We want to be able to really see our profits and to do that you need all expenses to be seen.
  • A better way of showing packing lists. Right now there is only one packing list. It'd be great if the packers could decide what items are in each box being sent out and then custom packing lists printed out for each package. This way customers know exactly what is in each box.
  • Being able to have decimals on products would be huge. We sell by the square foot or parts of a square foot. 2 decimal points would help us to keep a better inventory count.
Will Thompson profile photo

Likelihood to Renew

No score
No answers yet
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.
Mark Madans profile photo
Brightpearl8.2
Based on 12 answers
Brightpearl has proved to work out for our company and we have no need or intention to let it go. Rather we intend to build on what we've accomplished and it will no doubt help us scale our business and meet our ambitions.
Chris Metropulos profile photo

Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Brightpearl7.4
Based on 6 answers
Brightpearl can be a little confusing to begin with, there are a lot of options to look through and working out the intricacies takes some time depending on what you would like to be able to do on it and what your account is set up to do. It is however very thorough and once you can work your way around it most of the functions are fairly simple to use and very detailed.
Dan Thomas profile photo

Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Brightpearl10.0
Based on 1 answer
Brightpearl is always easily accessibly anywhere that you can find an internet source. I have checked our stock levels when we have been off site at Ham Rally's at home and on my way home or to work if needs be. That is probably one of the best features of this system.
Dan Thomas profile photo

Performance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Brightpearl9.0
Based on 1 answer
Brightpearl performs very well and integrates very well with our Metapak packing and despatch system. IT also intergrates very well with Amazon and we have used Ebay although there have been complications with Ebay and stock levels. We use Ebay mostly for second hand items of which we only have one so have skipped using Brighpearl for these products.
Dan Thomas profile photo

Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Brightpearl7.5
Based on 133 answers
Support when called for is always fast and efficient I would have no complaints about the service as problems are fixed usually very quickly. Once a call has been placed the support team is usually very friendly and polite and offers their assistance when asked for. They are also very open and helpful when suggestions for improvements are made.
Dan Thomas profile photo

In-Person Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Brightpearl1.0
Based on 1 answer
No in house training was given.
Dan Thomas profile photo

Online Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Brightpearl7.0
Based on 1 answer
The online training was very helpful in the areas we were shown and was implemented very well via a Skype call and an presentation done via the internet. However it was not thorough enough for all of our needs in certain areas. More training in person on site would have been very helpful.
Dan Thomas profile photo

Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Brightpearl6.5
Based on 104 answers
The implementation of this in our company did cause us a lot of problems to begin with, I do not think sufficient training was given to our staff for understanding some of its key features and a lot of it was guess work and playing around with it to find out its more intricate details and workings. I have had to produce "guides" at our office to show people how to use certain functions of the system to see how it works to our needs.
Dan Thomas profile photo

Alternatives Considered

I found 3dcart to be the most cost effective and easiest to use for my smaller to medium sized business clients.
Tracy Beers profile photo
Brightpearl was the only online package that integrated with its different functions well and that had the core requirements of SKU management, CRM, order processing and accounting all on an easy to understand clear format.
Robert Cooke profile photo

Scalability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Brightpearl6.6
Based on 5 answers
Brightpearl works fairly well under high stress conditions, we can have multiple people using the system at once in several different ways and this allows us to complete all of the running of the business smoothly. Sales can be put into the system while the despatch team prepares the goods to be sent out, and the accountants check and process payments while management sees to ordering in new stock swiftly.
Dan Thomas profile photo

Return on Investment

  • 3dcart has enabled my clients to quickly and easily get up and running with an online store giving them an almost immediate ROI.
Tracy Beers profile photo
  • Our outgoing delivery system has been made into a much smoother operation.
  • Sales are easier to put on and trace at a later date.
  • Sales and refunds are not condensed and easily traceable.
Dan Thomas profile photo

Pricing Details

3dcart

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
3dcart Editions & Modules
3dcart
Additional Pricing Details

Brightpearl

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Brightpearl Editions & Modules
Brightpearl
Edition
Entry
$3751
Growth
$6002
High Growth
$1,0003
1. Up to 1,000 orders per month
2. Up to 5,000 orders per month
3. Up to 25,000 orders per month
Additional Pricing Details