3dcart

6 Ratings
Score 7.1 out of 101

Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)

139 Ratings
Score 7.6 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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Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)

If you have complex requirements, need flexibility and like having control and access to the code base Magento can be an awesome choice. If you are on a limited budget, are not a developer or can't hire a developer or if you can live with the out of the box features from a smaller SAS platform Magento may not be a great fit.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

3dcart
7.3
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
7.4
Product catalog & listings
3dcart
8.0
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
8.1
Product management
3dcart
8.0
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
8.3
Bulk product upload
3dcart
10.0
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
7.0
Branding
3dcart
7.0
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
7.2
Mobile storefront
3dcart
7.0
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
7.5
Product variations
3dcart
8.0
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
7.8
Website integration
3dcart
5.0
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
7.5
Visual customization
3dcart
8.0
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
7.1
CMS
3dcart
5.0
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
5.8

Online Shopping Cart

3dcart
8.0
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
6.2
Checkout user experience
3dcart
8.0
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
6.4
Abandoned cart recovery
3dcart
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
5.9

Online Payment System

3dcart
9.0
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
8.0
eCommerce security
3dcart
9.0
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
8.0

eCommerce Marketing

3dcart
8.0
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
7.4
Promotions & discounts
3dcart
8.0
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
8.3
Personalized recommendations
3dcart
7.0
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
6.9
SEO
3dcart
9.0
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
7.2

eCommerce Business Management

3dcart
6.8
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
7.9
Order processing
3dcart
8.0
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
8.3
Inventory management
3dcart
5.0
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
8.0
Shipping
3dcart
7.0
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
7.5
Custom functionality
3dcart
7.0
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
7.3
Multi-site management
3dcart
Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)
8.2

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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  • You can do SO much with Magento (that can cause it to be highly overwhelming). It allows for a lot of custom development so you can accomplish the goals you want to achieve with your site.
  • Creating simple promotions (such as 10% coupon codes for signing up for your emails or Free Shipping codes) is really easy to execute and test. You can create your own codes or auto-generate codes with a set character count (or specific prefix/suffix) and set effective & end dates.
  • Creating a new subcategory and adding products you already have loaded is really easy and efficient.
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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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  • You will not be able to accomplish a Buy Two X and Get Y Free promotion. It is literally impossible. There are extensive articles on StackOverflow and elsewhere that state this, in addition to Magento's own site. You can Buy 2 of the same and Get Y (of yet again the same) free, but that is the extent of that ability. Creating other seemingly simple promotions can be very difficult as it was clearly built by developers for developers, not by developers for marketers/merchandisers. That leads to a lot of time being inefficiently spent testing these promotions instead of other more valuable work.
  • The amount of time it takes for some things to update is ridiculous in 2018, especially when there is a host of other software that do this way more efficiently and effectively. It can take over an hour after moving a few items around in the Visual Merchandiser. Really?
  • Support is severely lacking. There is no easy way to contact Magento to get support. I am not the account owner and I have no way to get easy support when I run into an issue. If our developer is very busy or away on vacation, I am stuck sifting through countless articles and navigating dev sites I'm not highly familiar with to get a seemingly simple answer.
  • Magento has made it painful to move away to another platform but equally as painful to stay. It's clunky, but it is powerful. There needs to be a balance for people like me (and most of my team) who are not developers but use it for hours on a daily basis.
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Likelihood to Renew

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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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Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)9.8
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
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Usability

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Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)9.0
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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.
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Support

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Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)8.0
Based on 1 answer
The technical service was impeccable. They were on point and were very knowledgeable.
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Online Training

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Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)8.0
Based on 2 answers
Great value for an flexible, open source platform.
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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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Magento is solid and has a proven track record with years and years of backing. There are tons of plugins and customizations available in the market. It really depends on your specific environment though, since a ".net shop" may want to stick with the same server hardware/architecture rather than introduce another technology stack... It is a solid choice
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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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  • Magento is great for fast paced initiatives.
  • Completely scalable even up to an enterprise level.
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Pricing Details

3dcart

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

Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)

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