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3dcart

6 Ratings

MicroBiz

4 Ratings

3dcart

6 Ratings
Score 7.1 out of 101

MicroBiz

4 Ratings
Score 8.3 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.

MicroBiz

Suitable for small and mid sized retail businesses. Many features to automate operations (bar code scanning throughout application, auto generate POS based on mix/max, stock look-up).May not be ideal for large retail stores. Lacks integrations with ERP systems such as SAP or Oracle. Missing some specialty features such as serialized inventory.

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

3dcart
7.3
MicroBiz
Product catalog & listings
3dcart
8.0
MicroBiz
Product management
3dcart
8.0
MicroBiz
Bulk product upload
3dcart
10.0
MicroBiz
Branding
3dcart
7.0
MicroBiz
Mobile storefront
3dcart
7.0
MicroBiz
Product variations
3dcart
8.0
MicroBiz
Website integration
3dcart
5.0
MicroBiz
Visual customization
3dcart
8.0
MicroBiz
CMS
3dcart
5.0
MicroBiz

Online Shopping Cart

3dcart
8.0
MicroBiz
Checkout user experience
3dcart
8.0
MicroBiz

Online Payment System

3dcart
9.0
MicroBiz
eCommerce security
3dcart
9.0
MicroBiz

eCommerce Marketing

3dcart
8.0
MicroBiz
Promotions & discounts
3dcart
8.0
MicroBiz
Personalized recommendations
3dcart
7.0
MicroBiz
SEO
3dcart
9.0
MicroBiz

eCommerce Business Management

3dcart
6.8
MicroBiz
Order processing
3dcart
8.0
MicroBiz
Inventory management
3dcart
5.0
MicroBiz
Shipping
3dcart
7.0
MicroBiz
Custom functionality
3dcart
7.0
MicroBiz

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.
  • Ringing up sales (bar code scanning, discounts, returns, holds, voids, split tenders)
  • Inventory management, including matrix products
  • Reporting (it has many filters and settings to help drill into information)

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.
  • Missing a couple helpful features (such as a free loyalty program)
  • The formatting on some screens is whacky and the font can be small
  • It could be easier to email receipts (need to set this before the transaction)

Likelihood to Renew

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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Alternatives Considered

I found 3dcart to be the most cost effective and easiest to use for my smaller to medium sized business clients.
We looked at several systems. Some POS vendors had really bad reviews (Revel). Others had systems more suitable for other types of retailers such as kioks and quickserve (Square). Some were too complicated or more focused on foreign markets or ecommerce. We took a hard look at Lightspeed, but just liked MicroBiz better (was also cheaper).

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.
  • Really amazing value for the monthly fees. Less expensive than other serious cloud POS applications
  • Synch with QBO allows us to save time manually entering financial data into our accounting system
  • Bar code scanning in both the front end and back end saves time and money

Pricing Details

3dcart

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

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$200*
1.  per installation
Additional Pricing Details