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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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Episerver Digital Commerce

Episerver Digital Commerce may be a good fit for you if you do not have your own development team, do not need any custom development, and the out-of-the-box experience takes care of all your business needs.If you need significant custom development and value testable, discoverable software, then Episerver Digital Commerce will not be a good fit for your organization.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

3dcart
7.3
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.3
Product catalog & listings
3dcart
8.0
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.7
Product management
3dcart
8.0
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.3
Bulk product upload
3dcart
10.0
Episerver Digital Commerce
5.1
Branding
3dcart
7.0
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.1
Mobile storefront
3dcart
7.0
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.2
Product variations
3dcart
8.0
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.3
Website integration
3dcart
5.0
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.7
Visual customization
3dcart
8.0
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.7
CMS
3dcart
5.0
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.9

Online Shopping Cart

3dcart
8.0
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.5
Checkout user experience
3dcart
8.0
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.8
Abandoned cart recovery
3dcart
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.1

Online Payment System

3dcart
9.0
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.9
eCommerce security
3dcart
9.0
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.9

eCommerce Marketing

3dcart
8.0
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.5
Promotions & discounts
3dcart
8.0
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.9
Personalized recommendations
3dcart
7.0
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.4
SEO
3dcart
9.0
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.2

eCommerce Business Management

3dcart
6.8
Episerver Digital Commerce
5.8
Order processing
3dcart
8.0
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.0
Inventory management
3dcart
5.0
Episerver Digital Commerce
5.9
Shipping
3dcart
7.0
Episerver Digital Commerce
5.2
Custom functionality
3dcart
7.0
Episerver Digital Commerce
5.7
Multi-site management
3dcart
Episerver Digital Commerce
6.1

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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  • Episerver has a robust discount engine. This engine, combined with "visitor groups" allow our marketing department to categorize customers and offer a variety of discounts to targeted customers at specific times.
  • Episerver has a full-featured, storefront experience that can handle everything you might want for an e-commerce website.
  • Episerver offers A/B testing that can be helpful for trying out new content ideas and tracking the results.
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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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  • Support. Episerver used to have direct support and access to the tech team to discuss and resolve issues. The new support portal is not enough for developer needs.
  • Quality Assurance. We find issues in the Episerver code that should have been resolved in QA before release.
  • Sales. Episervers sells the framework as a solution while showing Alloy. While it helps Episerver sell more, it puts the implementation partner into trouble as the client thinks they bought the solution. Episerver does not provide a solution. It provides a framework that you can build a solution on.
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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.
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Episerver Digital Commerce6.0
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We are locked in for a significant period of time.
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Usability

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Episerver Digital Commerce4.5
Based on 1 answer
The CMS has clearly had time to evolve as a tool but the digital commerce aspect is outdated and needs to be reviewed as it is not intuitive to the admins using it.
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Support

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Episerver Digital Commerce8.2
Based on 1 answer
We had an incredible team at Episerver Supporting us with the go live, reviewing our integration, and pushing our integration partner to deliver a quality product
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Implementation

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Episerver Digital Commerce2.7
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Fully understand what is OOTB feature of the platform before proceeding to develop. Then implement a customization of key features once you can prove they are working as OOTB to make them more user friendly and productive for the business. Eg pre order and e gift card
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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.
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Just depends on the use case. Some clients are more heavily weighted towards a marketing CMS and don't need a ton of complex technical functions of their eCommerce platform. For these we recommend Episerver.
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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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  • Our rocky implementation was very costly to our organization
  • The untestable nature of epiCommerce has cost us a lot in development time and fragile integrations
  • The difficult database schema has cost us a great deal of development time for maintenance and new feature development
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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

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Episerver Digital Commerce

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

Episerver Digital Commerce More Information