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3dcart

6 Ratings

Ecwid

2 Ratings

3dcart

6 Ratings
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Score 7.1 out of 101

Ecwid

2 Ratings
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Score 10 out of 101

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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.
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Ecwid

Ecwid is a great product for anyone who needs an eCommerce portal or an entire eCommerce website. We use it more as the cart/portal for our visitors to buy things from our website, but if needed we could definitely use Ecwid to replace our entire website as it allows you to add multiple pages and be more than just a store.I don't think there are any negatives I would point out here. Ecwid is for eCommerce sites and it does well as both a full site and as just a storefront portion of a site.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

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

Online Shopping Cart

3dcart
8.0
Ecwid
10.0
Checkout user experience
3dcart
8.0
Ecwid
10.0
Abandoned cart recovery
3dcart
Ecwid
10.0

Online Payment System

3dcart
9.0
Ecwid
10.0
eCommerce security
3dcart
9.0
Ecwid
10.0

eCommerce Marketing

3dcart
8.0
Ecwid
10.0
Promotions & discounts
3dcart
8.0
Ecwid
10.0
Personalized recommendations
3dcart
7.0
Ecwid
SEO
3dcart
9.0
Ecwid

eCommerce Business Management

3dcart
6.8
Ecwid
10.0
Order processing
3dcart
8.0
Ecwid
10.0
Inventory management
3dcart
5.0
Ecwid
Shipping
3dcart
7.0
Ecwid
10.0
Custom functionality
3dcart
7.0
Ecwid
10.0

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.
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  • Ecwid is extremely easy to use. I was able to give login credentials to an employee with very limited website experience and they were able to login and figure out how to use and manage Ecwid.
  • Ecwid has a lot of customization available. We were able to evolve and grow our Ecwid store as designs on our website have changed over time to allow them to be similar very easily and quickly.
  • The Ecwid pricing is very reasonable. We are able to manage all our products and eCommerce business through Ecwid at a cost that is an insignificant portion of our revenue.
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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.
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  • Ecwid may have too many features and functions for basic users like us. The level of customization and features available are extensive and it can be confusing at time. Perhaps a more basic configuration option could be available along with an advanced version.
  • I would like to be able to create a storefront on Ecwid beyond the free level without having to pay for it until we are ready to launch the site live. Right now if you want to add over 10 products you have to upgrade to a higher level, even if you are still developing the site and not having any visitors.
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Likelihood to Renew

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.
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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
We sell a product that requires certain controls to sell and most of the companies we researched had specific policies preventing us from selling on their platform. We aren't selling anything dangerous, they are parts of ammunition (the shell casings) and not entire ammunition rounds. Most other vendors restrict the sales of firearms and ammunition, but even when just selling a part used to create ammunition, we were still restricted. I'm not really sure why they restrict sales of products like ours from different vendors. Ecwid had no such restrictions and were happy to confirm that for us.
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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.
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  • Ecwid has positively impacted our ROI because it provides a very secure platform which allows us to easily certify our PCI Compliance requirements as they are a Tier 1 PCI Certified company so we can be confident they have the right security systems in place which is important to our customers.
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Pricing Details

3dcart

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

Ecwid

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details