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3dcart

6 Ratings

Nextopia

1 Ratings

3dcart

6 Ratings
Score 7.1 out of 101

Nextopia

1 Ratings
Score 7 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.

Nextopia

Onsite search is how we use it.

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

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

Online Shopping Cart

3dcart
8.0
Nextopia
Checkout user experience
3dcart
8.0
Nextopia

Online Payment System

3dcart
9.0
Nextopia
eCommerce security
3dcart
9.0
Nextopia

eCommerce Marketing

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

eCommerce Business Management

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

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.
  • Reporting
  • Supporting the integration with our product feed
  • Being able to quickly make changes through the back office

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.
  • Developing 'cocktails' of different ranking criteria. At the moment we can only serve results based on either 'relevancy' or 'sales performance'. It would be great to not only have the ability to blend these two options (by search term), but also add additional facets into the mix, such as stock quantity, margin, sponsorship factor etc...
  • Provide financing reporting on results - so we know how much revenue/conversion has been driven from specific search terms. For example, "Baby Milk" drove 50 searches, 6 direct conversions (customers that searched went on to buy an item(s) that were recommended), 16 indirect conversions (customers that searched went on to buy other item(s) not severed).

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 used a bespoke inhouse system before

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.
  • We lost CVR when we first moved to Nextopia, however we have steadily recovered this over time

Pricing Details

3dcart

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

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Additional Pricing Details