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3dcart

6 Ratings

Elastic Path

4 Ratings

3dcart

6 Ratings
Score 7.1 out of 101

Elastic Path

4 Ratings
Score 8.6 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.

Elastic Path

Elastic path is a cost-effectively product which bring the advanced capabilities to enable business to drive a better customer experience. The ecommerce solution is very clean and it is built heavily using open source tools.Elastic path ecommerce is definitely a strong competitor which would fit for any retailers / telco's .

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

3dcart
7.3
Elastic Path
7.6
Product catalog & listings
3dcart
8.0
Elastic Path
7.0
Product management
3dcart
8.0
Elastic Path
5.0
Bulk product upload
3dcart
10.0
Elastic Path
6.0
Branding
3dcart
7.0
Elastic Path
7.0
Mobile storefront
3dcart
7.0
Elastic Path
7.0
Product variations
3dcart
8.0
Elastic Path
8.0
Website integration
3dcart
5.0
Elastic Path
10.0
Visual customization
3dcart
8.0
Elastic Path
10.0
CMS
3dcart
5.0
Elastic Path
8.0

Online Shopping Cart

3dcart
8.0
Elastic Path
7.0
Checkout user experience
3dcart
8.0
Elastic Path
7.0
Abandoned cart recovery
3dcart
Elastic Path
7.0

Online Payment System

3dcart
9.0
Elastic Path
8.0
eCommerce security
3dcart
9.0
Elastic Path
8.0

eCommerce Marketing

3dcart
8.0
Elastic Path
9.7
Promotions & discounts
3dcart
8.0
Elastic Path
9.0
Personalized recommendations
3dcart
7.0
Elastic Path
10.0
SEO
3dcart
9.0
Elastic Path
10.0

eCommerce Business Management

3dcart
6.8
Elastic Path
8.4
Order processing
3dcart
8.0
Elastic Path
9.0
Inventory management
3dcart
5.0
Elastic Path
7.0
Shipping
3dcart
7.0
Elastic Path
8.0
Custom functionality
3dcart
7.0
Elastic Path
9.0
Multi-site management
3dcart
Elastic Path
9.0

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.
  • Experience driven commerce .
  • Allows functionality to experience management platforms like Adobe Marketing Cloud.Gives us a single view of your customers, and one place to manage your entire digital presence.
  • Promotion and personalization engine is simple and clean.
  • Cache framework is extensive with a 3 level approach at client side(CMS), core and cortex. - OpenJPA + EhCache.
  • Training documentation is good.
  • Cortex API architecture is well tiered and strong.
  • External feeds for catalog data load are available.
  • Logging frameworks available with Log4j
  • API can be exposed from the commerce engine as both SOAP and REST Based.

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.
  • Product management tool should be assesible over web.
  • Versioning of catalog items would a nice feature to have.

Likelihood to Renew

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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.
Elastic Path7.0
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Team now has skill using Elastic Path

Alternatives Considered

I found 3dcart to be the most cost effective and easiest to use for my smaller to medium sized business clients.
As a system integrator here are my thoughts --Elastic path is one of best ecommerce tools, which would fit any retailer/ telcos business needs. The software architecture is well thought through and it is built with open source tools, the Ecommerce application is easily extensible and it enables clients to get there E-commerce application in less time.We have evaluated other products like ATG ecommerce, WCS, Magento. Elastic path is definitely a briliant ecommerce product which I would recommend to any clients.

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.
  • The positive impact was quick development time

Pricing Details

3dcart

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

Elastic Path

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