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3dcart

5 Ratings

Elastic Path

4 Ratings

3dcart

5 Ratings
Score 6.4 out of 101

Elastic Path

4 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

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

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

Online Shopping Cart

3dcart
9.0
Elastic Path
7.0
Checkout user experience
3dcart
9.0
Elastic Path
7.0
Abandoned cart recovery
3dcart
Elastic Path
7.0

Online Payment System

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

eCommerce Marketing

3dcart
7.5
Elastic Path
9.7
Promotions & discounts
3dcart
10.0
Elastic Path
9.0
SEO
3dcart
5.0
Elastic Path
10.0
Personalized recommendations
3dcart
Elastic Path
10.0

eCommerce Business Management

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

Pros

  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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

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.
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

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