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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 Open Source

Magneto is very well suited for larger e-commerce businesses. Our catalog of thousands of products across multiple stores and storeviews is very easy to manage with Magento Open Source. I can imagine that for a smaller start up company, Magento Open Source would be overkill. If you are looking for a platform with a lot of built in extensions and customizations, Magento Open Source is probably not best for you. Expect to do some custom development if you are going to go with Magento Open Source.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

3dcart
7.3
Magento Open Source
7.6
Product catalog & listings
3dcart
8.0
Magento Open Source
8.5
Product management
3dcart
8.0
Magento Open Source
7.9
Bulk product upload
3dcart
10.0
Magento Open Source
7.3
Branding
3dcart
7.0
Magento Open Source
7.3
Mobile storefront
3dcart
7.0
Magento Open Source
7.8
Product variations
3dcart
8.0
Magento Open Source
8.4
Website integration
3dcart
5.0
Magento Open Source
8.0
Visual customization
3dcart
8.0
Magento Open Source
6.9
CMS
3dcart
5.0
Magento Open Source
6.5

Online Shopping Cart

3dcart
8.0
Magento Open Source
7.0
Checkout user experience
3dcart
8.0
Magento Open Source
7.8
Abandoned cart recovery
3dcart
Magento Open Source
6.2

Online Payment System

3dcart
9.0
Magento Open Source
8.2
eCommerce security
3dcart
9.0
Magento Open Source
8.2

eCommerce Marketing

3dcart
8.0
Magento Open Source
7.4
Promotions & discounts
3dcart
8.0
Magento Open Source
8.9
Personalized recommendations
3dcart
7.0
Magento Open Source
6.2
SEO
3dcart
9.0
Magento Open Source
7.0

eCommerce Business Management

3dcart
6.8
Magento Open Source
8.4
Order processing
3dcart
8.0
Magento Open Source
8.9
Inventory management
3dcart
5.0
Magento Open Source
8.2
Shipping
3dcart
7.0
Magento Open Source
7.8
Custom functionality
3dcart
7.0
Magento Open Source
8.2
Multi-site management
3dcart
Magento Open Source
8.8

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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  • Magento Open Source allows us to manage thousands of products in an easy to view and edit manner. We can make bulk changes to hundreds of products when necessary in just a few minutes.
  • Magento Open Source is incredibly flexible from a developers perspective. We have been able to develop many custom solutions that Magento Open Source didn't offer out of the box without any difficulty.
  • Magento Open Source allows us to pull reports very quickly. The product grid screen (Manage Products) allows you to customize the data columns you see which allows you to pull a report of just the data you want. We use this multiple times per day to see data on our catalog.
  • Magento Open Source makes it very easy to set URL redirects when we change product pages or category structure. This is incredibly useful in our daily use of Magento.
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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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  • Updates - historically patches and updates, due to the frequent high customization, can be difficult
  • User Experience of Management - managing the store is not as intuitive as some other systems
  • Frontend Development and templating - while very flexible and modular, they are much more complex than many other systems
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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 Open Source10.0
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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.
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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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Compared to other small - medium sized business e-commerce solutions, Magento is by far requires the most development resources to implement and maintain. Creating a custom Drupal or WordPress based e-commerce solution requires development resources as well, but the complexity of Magento makes it more difficult and time consuming than the former two platforms. We only select Magento when there is already an older version of Magento in place and the client wants to stick with it.
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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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  • Too much time has been spent on development of the Magento implementation and maintenance that should have been spent on marketing and customer experience improvements.
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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 Open Source

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