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3dcart

5 Ratings

Kentico

70 Ratings

3dcart

5 Ratings
Score 6.4 out of 101

Kentico

70 Ratings
Score 8.5 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

Kentico

Well suited for marketers that do not have in-house web programming or web designing resources available. Less appropriate for people that aren't computer savvy (i.e. don't know how to use basic programs like email, Excel, PowerPoint) or for those who are not detail-oriented because if you skip certain steps when adding/editing content, your webpage won't render correctly and/or create negative impact for search engine optimization without you knowing it.

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

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

Online Shopping Cart

3dcart
9.0
Kentico
Checkout user experience
3dcart
9.0
Kentico

Online Payment System

3dcart
8.0
Kentico
eCommerce security
3dcart
8.0
Kentico

eCommerce Marketing

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

eCommerce Business Management

3dcart
8.0
Kentico
Custom functionality
3dcart
8.0
Kentico

Security

3dcart
Kentico
9.0
Role-based user permissions
3dcart
Kentico
9.0

Platform & Infrastructure

3dcart
Kentico
8.7
API
3dcart
Kentico
8.5
Internationalization / multi-language
3dcart
Kentico
9.0

Web Content Creation

3dcart
Kentico
8.6
WYSIWYG editor
3dcart
Kentico
8.9
Code quality / cleanliness
3dcart
Kentico
8.7
Admin section
3dcart
Kentico
9.3
Page templates
3dcart
Kentico
9.3
Library of website themes
3dcart
Kentico
4.8
Mobile optimization / responsive design
3dcart
Kentico
9.6
Publishing workflow
3dcart
Kentico
9.3
Form generator
3dcart
Kentico
8.7

Web Content Management

3dcart
Kentico
8.9
Content taxonomy
3dcart
Kentico
8.9
SEO support
3dcart
Kentico
8.9
Bulk management
3dcart
Kentico
8.9
Availability / breadth of extensions
3dcart
Kentico
9.4
Community / comment management
3dcart
Kentico
8.3

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.
  • Enabling content changes to be made quickly by stakeholders outside of IT.
  • Adding seach engine optimization information
  • Geomapping

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.
  • Continue improving the Sharepoint connector adding more functionality
  • Certified add-on modules, I think it would be helpful to have modules produced outside of Kentico that have been throughly tested and certified and supported by Kentico.
  • Better migration wizard

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.
Kentico10.0
Based on 21 answers
Kentico is the "it" CMS of this year. I believe in its lasting power when recommending to client for a CMS that will last for 2-4 years

Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Kentico9.0
Based on 3 answers
It seriously is one of the best interfaces I have ever used. I also love the fact that I can use UI personalization to secure any functionality by user or role that I don't want that role to have access to. The best part is the customization of the UI, I can add in any button, tab, or menu item I want through it, no code required.

Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Kentico9.3
Based on 3 answers
They truly are amazing with how fast they get back to us on issues. Almost all of the time the support team is able to answer our issues with direct and to the point information.

Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Kentico10.0
Based on 1 answer
The system provides many opportunities to integrate and enhance the platform and makes it easy to do so.

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.
WordPress - I do like WordPress, and we propose this CMS as an option to Kentico, but I firmly believe that unless everything happens to work perfectly, WordPress will cost more money to develop in the long run. Aside from that, WordPress has intrusive updates very regularly, which can break the already frail compatibility with its plugins. Ektron - I have never seen the Ektron dashboard, I have only ever designed and developed through the .aspx files. This can't be good for end-users.Sitefinity - This CMS has a very different approach to the dashboard. You can either see the tree-view of your files or pages, or you can edit that file or page - you cannot do both. I think this makes it easy for users to get lost. I find it very frustrating.

Return on Investment

  • Enhanced customer service with ticket system.
  • Was able to quickly set up shop and get started on the web.
  • Lead conversion - form setup is extremely easy and will send an automatic email to the right people.
  • Increased employee efficiency - Kentico definitely makes our job, and our clients' jobs easier, because the admin panel is user-friendly and its file management/organization is very well laid out.
  • Profit margin - Kentico helps us retain a nice profit margin, because it is easy to design and develop.

Pricing Details

3dcart

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
3dcart Editions & Modules
3dcart
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Kentico

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Kentico Editions & Modules
Kentico
Edition
Kentico CMS Base License for 1 Website
$4,4991
Kentico CMS Base License for 10 Websites
$16,9991
Kentico CMS Base License for Unlimited Sites
$27,9991
Kentico EMS License for 1 Website
$19,9991
Kentico EMS License for 10 Websites
$39,9991
Kentico EMS License for Unlimited Licenses
$69,9991
Kentico CMS Ultimate License for 1 Website
$9,9991
Kentico CMS Ultimate License for 10 Websites
$29,9991
Kentico CMS Ultimate License for Unlimited Websites
$49,9991
Kentico EMS Corporate
$399,0002
1. Lifetime License per Seat
2. Unlimited Users, Websites, Environments, Server Deployment, Source Code, Premium Support
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