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3dcart

6 Ratings

Kentico

Top Rated
71 Ratings

3dcart

6 Ratings
Score 7.1 out of 101

Kentico

Top Rated
71 Ratings
Score 8.5 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.

Kentico

It's well-suited for clients who want to have full control over the content on their site, have good customer support, and want to have many options for expanding the functionality of their site in the future. It is not well-suited for complex scenarios involving huge development teams and automated builds/deployment.

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

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

Online Shopping Cart

3dcart
8.0
Kentico
Checkout user experience
3dcart
8.0
Kentico

Online Payment System

3dcart
9.0
Kentico
eCommerce security
3dcart
9.0
Kentico

eCommerce Marketing

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

eCommerce Business Management

3dcart
6.8
Kentico
Order processing
3dcart
8.0
Kentico
Inventory management
3dcart
5.0
Kentico
Shipping
3dcart
7.0
Kentico
Custom functionality
3dcart
7.0
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
8.6
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

  • 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.
  • Flexible framework and API. Thus far there hasn't been anything we haven't been able to do with Kentico, either out-of-the-box, or via custom code that we can easily integrate with Kentico itself. If you are or have .NET developers, it should be pretty easy to customize and extend Kentico if it doesn't have what you need. There is also a Marketplace full of paid and free add-ons available (http://devnet.kentico.com/marketplace).
  • Very responsive, helpful customer support team. On many occasions I have emailed support@kentico.com, and have received a response within a few hours.
  • Kentico, as a company, listens to its customers. They really does want to hear what developers have to say about its product so they can make it better. I have personally been in meetings with the Kentico team and they have been ready to listen to my thoughts and ideas.

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.
  • Perhaps the form management could be made a bit simpler. Have had reports of clients not being able to find how to edit or export submissions.

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

I found 3dcart to be the most cost effective and easiest to use for my smaller to medium sized business clients.
Ektron is a great solution as well, but our clients have found Kentico easier to use on a day to day basis with a better editing interface. They stack up very similarly in terms of features, but customers that have switched are always happy that they did.

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.
  • Development and support efficiency (shorter timelines and less resources required)
  • Customer satisfaction and service (very high retention rate for customers that use the solution)
  • Improving our overall offerings in the space

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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