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3dcart

5 Ratings

3dcart

5 Ratings
Score 6.4 out of 101

Magento Open Source

60 Ratings
Score 7.5 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

Magento Open Source

It is definitely not a product for a small team looking for minimal hands-on development time. However, if you do have time/budget for a team of developers to develop and maintain a Magento storefront, then it gives you a lot of flexibility and customizability in terms of customer user experience.

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

3dcart
7.0
Magento Open Source
7.4
Product catalog & listings
3dcart
8.0
Magento Open Source
7.3
Product management
3dcart
8.0
Magento Open Source
7.6
Branding
3dcart
6.0
Magento Open Source
7.0
Mobile storefront
3dcart
6.0
Magento Open Source
7.6
Product variations
3dcart
8.0
Magento Open Source
7.3
Website integration
3dcart
7.0
Magento Open Source
7.5
Visual customization
3dcart
6.0
Magento Open Source
7.6
Bulk product upload
3dcart
Magento Open Source
6.8
CMS
3dcart
Magento Open Source
7.5

Online Shopping Cart

3dcart
9.0
Magento Open Source
6.9
Checkout user experience
3dcart
9.0
Magento Open Source
7.2
Abandoned cart recovery
3dcart
Magento Open Source
6.5

Online Payment System

3dcart
8.0
Magento Open Source
6.9
eCommerce security
3dcart
8.0
Magento Open Source
6.9

eCommerce Marketing

3dcart
7.5
Magento Open Source
7.2
Promotions & discounts
3dcart
10.0
Magento Open Source
8.1
SEO
3dcart
5.0
Magento Open Source
7.0
Personalized recommendations
3dcart
Magento Open Source
6.3

eCommerce Business Management

3dcart
8.0
Magento Open Source
7.9
Custom functionality
3dcart
8.0
Magento Open Source
8.4
Multi-site management
3dcart
Magento Open Source
8.1
Order processing
3dcart
Magento Open Source
8.4
Inventory management
3dcart
Magento Open Source
7.1
Shipping
3dcart
Magento Open Source
7.5

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.
  • Comes with APIs built-in
  • Lots of extensibility and customizability
  • Can handle a very large product catalog

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.
  • Security patching causes long term development downtime
  • Not the quickest platform

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.
Magento Open Source10.0
Based on 1 answer
It's the dominant force in the SMB open source market. With the continued support of eBay/PayPal, Magento will continue to evolve and should be a market leader for some time.

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.
In Drupal, you have to add on the commerce plugin in order to add on the features. OroCRM is the same way. Magento provides the out of the box functionality as opposed to building out additional plugins and more coding.

Return on Investment

  • Enhanced customer service with ticket system.
  • Was able to quickly set up shop and get started on the web.
  • Constant development required, expensive
  • Extensions can cover 90% of requirements, but usually still need some customisation.

Pricing Details

3dcart

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

Magento Open Source

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