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3dcart

6 Ratings

SAP Hybris

49 Ratings

3dcart

6 Ratings
Score 7.1 out of 101

SAP Hybris

49 Ratings
Score 7.8 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.

SAP Hybris

Hybris fits well into a large development organization and will need many disciplines to fully leverage. It should fit very well into SAP heavy environments and recent roadmaps indicate a tighter and tighter integration in the future. It would be a challenge for a smaller shop to cultivate the kind of knowledge diversity necessary. Getting the initial momentum may also be a challenge if you do not have a good implementation partner, at least in the early stages.

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

3dcart
7.3
SAP Hybris
9.0
Product catalog & listings
3dcart
8.0
SAP Hybris
9.9
Product management
3dcart
8.0
SAP Hybris
9.0
Bulk product upload
3dcart
10.0
SAP Hybris
7.0
Branding
3dcart
7.0
SAP Hybris
8.9
Mobile storefront
3dcart
7.0
SAP Hybris
9.8
Product variations
3dcart
8.0
SAP Hybris
9.0
Website integration
3dcart
5.0
SAP Hybris
9.8
Visual customization
3dcart
8.0
SAP Hybris
9.0
CMS
3dcart
5.0
SAP Hybris
8.9

Online Shopping Cart

3dcart
8.0
SAP Hybris
8.7
Checkout user experience
3dcart
8.0
SAP Hybris
7.5
Abandoned cart recovery
3dcart
SAP Hybris
9.9

Online Payment System

3dcart
9.0
SAP Hybris
9.0
eCommerce security
3dcart
9.0
SAP Hybris
9.0

eCommerce Marketing

3dcart
8.0
SAP Hybris
7.8
Promotions & discounts
3dcart
8.0
SAP Hybris
6.4
Personalized recommendations
3dcart
7.0
SAP Hybris
6.9
SEO
3dcart
9.0
SAP Hybris
10.0

eCommerce Business Management

3dcart
6.8
SAP Hybris
8.3
Order processing
3dcart
8.0
SAP Hybris
8.5
Inventory management
3dcart
5.0
SAP Hybris
6.5
Shipping
3dcart
7.0
SAP Hybris
8.0
Custom functionality
3dcart
7.0
SAP Hybris
8.9
Multi-site management
3dcart
SAP Hybris
9.4

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.
  • New technologies. One of the reasons that I like the platform is that it's in constant improvement. It feels like some of the competitors are bloated and slow to adopt new features in comparison.
  • Wide range of features. Many out of the box features for common commerce paradigms.
  • Scaleability. We have had no issues of scalability even at what we feel are high volumes of traffic.

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.
  • CMS Cockpit is slow and inefficient for performing certain kinds of content management and template manipulation tasks. I often defer to the HMC, but this is not a feasible option for our client's content management team.
  • The OOTB UI code that ships with v5.0.1 is several years behind industry standard front end technology. v5.1 shows no promise of significant improvements in this arena. Some things I'd like to see: Dropping the Blueprint framework in favor of something Like Bootstrap, Less Framework or AngularJS. Jquery and key dependent plug-ins need to be upgraded and large, over-featured plugins like JQuery UI abandoned. SASS + Compass should replace static CSS. Granule should be dropped in favor of better tools for JS dependency management, code minification, and file concatenation.
  • Maintaining independent codebases for Desktop and Mobile views increases UI development hours by a margin of 30-50%. Natively supporting the option to configure a responsive design with a framework such as AngularJS would offer flexibility to serve up content and site chrome targeted at a wider range of device classes than just desktop machines and mobile phones.

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.
SAP Hybris9.3
Based on 2 answers
I truly enjoy leading Hybris development projects and participating in new feature development for the platform. I see huge potential for growth and hope to be instrumental in bringing Hybris to the bleeding edge of presentation layer technology.

Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
SAP Hybris7.0
Based on 2 answers
Figuring out the CMS tools took some time. Supporting documentation is sparse.I also found the tools to be slow at times, making simple template edits an arduous process.

Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
SAP Hybris8.0
Based on 1 answer
I give this an 8 instead of a 10 because in hindsight, while I am extremely happy with the platform and the things I've learned through my exposure to it, I also see so many areas for improvement in the outcome of my efforts. My advice to front end developers working with Hybris and/or the Java stack for the first time, is to not be intimidated by it. Question everything. Trust your intuition. Do not be afraid to refactor or completely replace something that appears integral to the platform if you see a clear benefit to doing so. It's much less far reaching than you think and the core system will not come crumbling to its knees if you make broad sweeping alterations. In fact, the energy you will expend to retool your site with a new framework will grow in tandem with the amount of time you spend hesitating, and at some point may become critical enough to force your hand while simultaneously becoming risky enough to destabilize your entire project delivery. If you don't like JQuery UI, punt it. If you don't care for the Blueprint CSS framework, burn it down. Making the strategic decision to adopt the toolset that best fits your organization from the very beginning will pay off in spades.

Alternatives Considered

I found 3dcart to be the most cost effective and easiest to use for my smaller to medium sized business clients.
We selected hybris over Oracle ATG several years ago before it was owned by SAP. It was also before Oracle owned Endeca. A couple of the compelling reasons at the time were newer technology and good support for endeca for search. Since then the acquisitions have happened and SAP/hybris have chosen Apache Solr as their search of choice. We decided to keep endeca and wrote our own integration as to not rely on the deprecated libraries. As for if ATG has kept up and updated technologies, I am unsure. hybris has an ever evolving roadmap and new features come out continually. if you adhere to their standards, upgrades are typically fairly straightforward, so ease of keeping current is another key benefit.

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.
  • A slow start with an integrator who was learning along with us drove up project cost. Word to the wise, the right integrator will make all the difference in the world.
  • When leveraged properly the product enables faster time to market because there are many out of the box modules for common tasks.

Pricing Details

3dcart

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

SAP Hybris

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