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3dcart

6 Ratings

Kentico

Top Rated
72 Ratings

3dcart

6 Ratings
Score 7.1 out of 101

Kentico

Top Rated
72 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.
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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.
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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
8.4
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
8.8
SEO support
3dcart
Kentico
8.8
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.
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  • I love the intuitive top and left navigation within the content management platform. I can easily find what section, sub-section, and page I'm looking to edit
  • For creating content, the WYSIWYG editor is so intuitive; it feels like you're working on an MS Word doc!
  • The tab for adding metadata in simple fields takes away the headache of having to hunt and peck through code to add H1 tag, page description etc.
  • The image library is easy to edit and manage
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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.
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  • Kentico needs to invest in more enterprise class environment management utilities -- example: global CDN support via the CMS is sorely lacking. There are work-arounds, but it should be more elegant.
  • The Kentico staging module could be improved to support the concept of bundled releases. Current staging module functionality is good, but could be improved.
  • Kentico ecommerce support is a touch immature. While content management is superb, Kentico lags in this area when compared to many open source ecommerce engines.
  • Kentico is lacking MVC support. 99% of the time this isn't an issue for the end-user or business user, but can be a hurdle for technology teams depending on the team's makeup.
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Likelihood to Renew

No score
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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.
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Kentico9.2
Based on 22 answers
I myself, and many others on our team are certified Kentico developers, so we already know the platform well. That, coupled with the Kentico team's willingness to listen to our thoughts/concerns/ideas for continued improvement shows they're really on-board with providing a best-of-class product.
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Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Kentico9.0
Based on 3 answers
They are Excellent, but not perfect, there are a couple of minor features they have that I would [like to] see them improve upon.
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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.
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Implementation

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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.
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Alternatives Considered

I found 3dcart to be the most cost effective and easiest to use for my smaller to medium sized business clients.
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We used to use Ektron but that was a mess and it was their way or the highway. Their support was not there and their API was horrible. SiteFinity was our other CMS and it was good for many features but it just did not have the modules and support for document creation like we have with Kentico. Also, it got too expensive too fast. I evaluated SiteCore while I was looking for a new CMS but it was too limited with modules and was too expensive for our needs. Kentico was discovered while attending a SiteCore training for the purpose of evaluating SiteCore. A Kentico partner recommended it to us and after training on it as well for evaluation, it was the clear winner. It provided great modules, an easy way for our content authors to author content, and a great API and tools for migrating our content over from our other CMS solutions.
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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.
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  • I must agree that that once over the learning curve, that employee efficiency and effectiveness has gone up.
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Pricing Details

3dcart

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

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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