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3dcart

6 Ratings

KalioCommerce

4 Ratings

3dcart

6 Ratings
Score 7.1 out of 101

KalioCommerce

4 Ratings
Score 7.4 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.

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
7.3
KalioCommerce
Product catalog & listings
3dcart
8.0
KalioCommerce
Product management
3dcart
8.0
KalioCommerce
Bulk product upload
3dcart
10.0
KalioCommerce
Branding
3dcart
7.0
KalioCommerce
Mobile storefront
3dcart
7.0
KalioCommerce
Product variations
3dcart
8.0
KalioCommerce
Website integration
3dcart
5.0
KalioCommerce
Visual customization
3dcart
8.0
KalioCommerce
CMS
3dcart
5.0
KalioCommerce

Online Shopping Cart

3dcart
8.0
KalioCommerce
Checkout user experience
3dcart
8.0
KalioCommerce

Online Payment System

3dcart
9.0
KalioCommerce
eCommerce security
3dcart
9.0
KalioCommerce

eCommerce Marketing

3dcart
8.0
KalioCommerce
Promotions & discounts
3dcart
8.0
KalioCommerce
Personalized recommendations
3dcart
7.0
KalioCommerce
SEO
3dcart
9.0
KalioCommerce

eCommerce Business Management

3dcart
6.8
KalioCommerce
Order processing
3dcart
8.0
KalioCommerce
Inventory management
3dcart
5.0
KalioCommerce
Shipping
3dcart
7.0
KalioCommerce
Custom functionality
3dcart
7.0
KalioCommerce

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.
  • They make it easy to create pages for each product.
  • They have a variety of customization options to tailor to the needs of your website.
  • Changes can be made from one part of the site, to the entire site, with ease.

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.
  • 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

I found 3dcart to be the most cost effective and easiest to use for my smaller to medium sized business clients.
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

  • 3dcart has enabled my clients to quickly and easily get up and running with an online store giving them an almost immediate ROI.
  • 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