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3dcart

6 Ratings

3dcart

6 Ratings
Score 7.1 out of 101

IBM Digital Commerce

21 Ratings
Score 7.1 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.

IBM Digital Commerce

WebSphere Commerce is particularly suitable for companies processing a large volume of orders - $40 million and above in a year

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

3dcart
7.3
IBM Digital Commerce
7.2
Product catalog & listings
3dcart
8.0
IBM Digital Commerce
8.5
Product management
3dcart
8.0
IBM Digital Commerce
7.5
Bulk product upload
3dcart
10.0
IBM Digital Commerce
9.0
Branding
3dcart
7.0
IBM Digital Commerce
7.5
Mobile storefront
3dcart
7.0
IBM Digital Commerce
6.0
Product variations
3dcart
8.0
IBM Digital Commerce
7.5
Website integration
3dcart
5.0
IBM Digital Commerce
8.5
Visual customization
3dcart
8.0
IBM Digital Commerce
7.5
CMS
3dcart
5.0
IBM Digital Commerce
3.0

Online Shopping Cart

3dcart
8.0
IBM Digital Commerce
8.7
Checkout user experience
3dcart
8.0
IBM Digital Commerce
8.5
Abandoned cart recovery
3dcart
IBM Digital Commerce
9.0

Online Payment System

3dcart
9.0
IBM Digital Commerce
7.5
eCommerce security
3dcart
9.0
IBM Digital Commerce
7.5

eCommerce Marketing

3dcart
8.0
IBM Digital Commerce
6.7
Promotions & discounts
3dcart
8.0
IBM Digital Commerce
7.0
Personalized recommendations
3dcart
7.0
IBM Digital Commerce
5.5
SEO
3dcart
9.0
IBM Digital Commerce
7.5

eCommerce Business Management

3dcart
6.8
IBM Digital Commerce
7.9
Order processing
3dcart
8.0
IBM Digital Commerce
8.5
Inventory management
3dcart
5.0
IBM Digital Commerce
8.0
Shipping
3dcart
7.0
IBM Digital Commerce
7.0
Custom functionality
3dcart
7.0
IBM Digital Commerce
7.5
Multi-site management
3dcart
IBM Digital Commerce
8.5

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.
  • WebSphere Commerce Payment plugin integrates well with third party payment processors for credit card processing.
  • The in build promotion engine within WebSphere Commerce can handle different types of promotions that a business decides to set up for the customers.
  • WebSphere Commerce is a robust eCommerce processor for B2B and B2C channel.
  • Order Capture / Order Processing available within WebSphere Commerce is highly scalable.
  • The Contract module available within WebSphere Commerce is very suitable for B2B channel.

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.
  • The e-Marketing spots contain content associated with marketing activities to target customer segment - needs some improvement. The algorithm to set up the priority of each of the Web Activity with in eMarketing spot is little bit confusing.
  • The catalog load can be simplified.
  • WebSphere Commerce is a huge application - someone needs to spend at least 5-6 years to learn about the whole application.

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.
IBM Digital Commerce8.0
Based on 2 answers
We have the manpower resources to work in WebSphere Commerce. It is not very easy to get good WebSphere Commerce resources.

Alternatives Considered

I found 3dcart to be the most cost effective and easiest to use for my smaller to medium sized business clients.
Compared to some other software that our clients have considered, a lot of them choose WebSphere Commerce because of the ability to scale easily. Some of our customers are coming from a PHP based ecommerce platform that doesn't allow them to scale up and they're hitting the limit of their ecommerce system

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.
  • Performance/ highly scalable
  • Less down time
  • We process 100,000+ orders in a day during peak time

Pricing Details

3dcart

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

IBM Digital Commerce

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