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3dcart

5 Ratings

KalioCommerce

4 Ratings

3dcart

5 Ratings
Score 6.4 out of 101

KalioCommerce

4 Ratings
Score 7.4 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

KalioCommerce

KalioCommerce is a good choice for mid market companies. IT support required would depend on your particular implementation, of course, but in our case our ecommerce team working with Kalio is able to deal with 95% of the work

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

3dcart
7.0
KalioCommerce
Product catalog & listings
3dcart
8.0
KalioCommerce
Product management
3dcart
8.0
KalioCommerce
Branding
3dcart
6.0
KalioCommerce
Mobile storefront
3dcart
6.0
KalioCommerce
Product variations
3dcart
8.0
KalioCommerce
Website integration
3dcart
7.0
KalioCommerce
Visual customization
3dcart
6.0
KalioCommerce

Online Shopping Cart

3dcart
9.0
KalioCommerce
Checkout user experience
3dcart
9.0
KalioCommerce

Online Payment System

3dcart
8.0
KalioCommerce
eCommerce security
3dcart
8.0
KalioCommerce

eCommerce Marketing

3dcart
7.5
KalioCommerce
Promotions & discounts
3dcart
10.0
KalioCommerce
SEO
3dcart
5.0
KalioCommerce

eCommerce Business Management

3dcart
8.0
KalioCommerce
Custom functionality
3dcart
8.0
KalioCommerce

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.
  • Complete access to all levels of the platform - I'm not limited to only the data and templates, I can actually go much deeper, which offers far more flexibility than many platforms.
  • Able to support the latest design approaches and integrate with any tools I choose.
  • Wonderful customer support - not only there to help solve issues or implement various functionality, but also there to share the latest insights and research to help our business grow.

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.
  • They always seem to be undergoing maintenance for one problem or another.
  • At times page updates and changes take to long to take effect on the site and we have to use another service to expedite site refreshes.
  • Using the Kalio Inventory sections make inventory changes can be hazardous to the site, and it's almost always better to make changes manually through excel imports or MySQL rather than adding them exclusively through Kalio. There are ways around the problem, it's just a pain that some functionality doesn't work.

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.
KalioCommerce9.3
Based on 3 answers
Switching would cause too much of a hassle and we cannot spend time looking for other options when this product already works well and suits our needs. Sales conversion rates have gone up every year since we have switched to Kalio from Yahoo business services, and we are hoping to switch more of our websites to this system in the near future

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.
Having used Magento and Joomla in the past to manage websites, the KalioCommerce platform allows access to much deeper levels of the platform to better customize it for our needs. In addition, the platform is much more robust, able to handle complex, huge product catalogs, and is more flexible in terms of integration with other tools and services.

Return on Investment

  • Enhanced customer service with ticket system.
  • Was able to quickly set up shop and get started on the web.
  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Better customer service.
  • Easier, hassle-free product management.

Pricing Details

3dcart

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

KalioCommerce

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details