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3dcart

5 Ratings

Magento

131 Ratings

3dcart

5 Ratings
Score 6.4 out of 101

Magento

131 Ratings
Score 7.6 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

Magento

Magento has been a reliable platform that allows for a considerable selection of app or plug-in choices while also integrating with internally developed solutions. There are many who finds its structure limiting and clunky, but for commodities and part search specific industries, it fits the bill nicely. Our IT/Dev team makes good use of its organizational options but does have to spend a significant amount of time building some of our necessary functions into the platform and continually keeping them up to date with a well-structured sprint schedule.

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

3dcart
7.0
Magento
7.3
Product catalog & listings
3dcart
8.0
Magento
8.0
Product management
3dcart
8.0
Magento
8.3
Branding
3dcart
6.0
Magento
7.2
Mobile storefront
3dcart
6.0
Magento
7.3
Product variations
3dcart
8.0
Magento
8.1
Website integration
3dcart
7.0
Magento
7.4
Visual customization
3dcart
6.0
Magento
7.0
Bulk product upload
3dcart
Magento
6.9
CMS
3dcart
Magento
5.7

Online Shopping Cart

3dcart
9.0
Magento
5.6
Checkout user experience
3dcart
9.0
Magento
5.6
Abandoned cart recovery
3dcart
Magento
5.6

Online Payment System

3dcart
8.0
Magento
7.8
eCommerce security
3dcart
8.0
Magento
7.8

eCommerce Marketing

3dcart
7.5
Magento
7.3
Promotions & discounts
3dcart
10.0
Magento
8.2
SEO
3dcart
5.0
Magento
6.9
Personalized recommendations
3dcart
Magento
6.7

eCommerce Business Management

3dcart
8.0
Magento
7.9
Custom functionality
3dcart
8.0
Magento
6.9
Multi-site management
3dcart
Magento
8.2
Order processing
3dcart
Magento
8.2
Inventory management
3dcart
Magento
8.4
Shipping
3dcart
Magento
7.7

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.
  • Total Control when it comes to development.
  • Most of the products that come up, do make an effort to provide necessary API's for Magento
  • The dashboard is an absolute dream to work with.

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.
  • A lot of generic problems could be bundled by Magento and implemented. Choose by Image in the custom option for instance
  • Bulk upload is a major issue. Magmi does a wonderful job. Something like Magmi integrated with Magento could be a powerful add-on.
  • Search could be improved a lot.

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.
Magento9.8
Based on 8 answers
Magento is well-supported by a big development team at eBay, which not only addresses bug reports very quickly, but also is constantly working on improvements to the platform. The wealth of Magento third party modules ensures that the platform will be up to date with future changes to
Payment or ERP systems.
Security is always a concern and with the Zend framework as a foundation, Magento has had very few security-related patches since I have started to work with it

Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Magento9.0
Based on 1 answer
Magento offers lots of templates and themes to customize the look and feel of the store, and even optimize it for mobile phones. The have an extensive library of forms and templates.

Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Magento8.0
Based on 1 answer
The technical service was impeccable. They were on point and were very knowledgeable.

Online Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Magento8.0
Based on 2 answers
Great value for an flexible, open source platform.

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.
We did evaluate WooCommerce and Wordpress against Magento and I am listing some major plus points that Magento carries over others :- The extent to which Magento can be customised is way beyond the others.- The number of Plugins that are available for Magento is a lot more than others.- Magmi which I used for Magento bulk upload is only available for this.

Return on Investment

  • Enhanced customer service with ticket system.
  • Was able to quickly set up shop and get started on the web.
  • Inventory Management is OK but not great. Each Magento upgrade tinkers with the settings.
  • Having unreliable product information due to complicated uploading systems.
  • In regards to brand perception, resources, and sampling, we saw major success.

Pricing Details

3dcart

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

Magento

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