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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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nopCommerce

If you're looking for a small or medium size eCommerce portal, nopCommerce is the best framework. 1. Cost = open sourced framework. You will just simply bypass the application design and development process, but you will have to code to do whatever you want to do for your business needs. It will save you a lot of time and money.2. Technical Architecture = It was created with the best application design and architecture. If you are not into eCommerce, but want to understand EntityFrame code first and domain architecture, Dependency Injection,..etc, nopCommerce is the one.3. I'm sure your business users will ask for the features that are already included with nopCommerce.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

3dcart
7.3
nopCommerce
7.9
Product catalog & listings
3dcart
8.0
nopCommerce
8.4
Product management
3dcart
8.0
nopCommerce
7.8
Bulk product upload
3dcart
10.0
nopCommerce
8.1
Branding
3dcart
7.0
nopCommerce
8.1
Mobile storefront
3dcart
7.0
nopCommerce
8.4
Product variations
3dcart
8.0
nopCommerce
7.7
Website integration
3dcart
5.0
nopCommerce
7.7
Visual customization
3dcart
8.0
nopCommerce
7.5
CMS
3dcart
5.0
nopCommerce
7.2

Online Shopping Cart

3dcart
8.0
nopCommerce
7.5
Checkout user experience
3dcart
8.0
nopCommerce
7.8
Abandoned cart recovery
3dcart
nopCommerce
7.3

Online Payment System

3dcart
9.0
nopCommerce
8.4
eCommerce security
3dcart
9.0
nopCommerce
8.4

eCommerce Marketing

3dcart
8.0
nopCommerce
7.8
Promotions & discounts
3dcart
8.0
nopCommerce
8.2
Personalized recommendations
3dcart
7.0
nopCommerce
7.5
SEO
3dcart
9.0
nopCommerce
7.8

eCommerce Business Management

3dcart
6.8
nopCommerce
7.7
Order processing
3dcart
8.0
nopCommerce
7.8
Inventory management
3dcart
5.0
nopCommerce
7.7
Shipping
3dcart
7.0
nopCommerce
8.2
Custom functionality
3dcart
7.0
nopCommerce
7.3
Multi-site management
3dcart
nopCommerce
7.7

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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  • As I came from Microsoft .Net technical experience with more than 15 years in IT industry, the nopCommerce .Net based open sourced framework is the best eCommerce framework in terms of architectural perspective - such as incorporating with Entity Framework code first approach, Domain Driven Architecture, using ASP.Net MVC, Unit Testing, ...etc.
  • When my client asked for an eCommerce portal, the whole team was struggling from designing a database to identifying the requirements. nopCommerce has everything we need. All the industrial standard eCommerce features are included. It saves hours of database design, application design and also the client's requirements are easily fit into nopCommerce's features.
  • The cost of nopCommerce- the last time we paid was a $200 one time cost for using the production site. It was ridiculously cost effective. As it is opened source, the whole community is supporting and constantly making this framework better and better.
  • I set up a web site within a week using nopCommerce to sell my own products online. It was so easy to use, deploy, and set up.
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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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  • nopCommerce is for .Net, MVC and EntityFramework technical engineers if you want to make some modifications and add your own enhancements. Therefore, it is the best for a Windows server infrastructure environment. This is not PHP or JAVA. This is all Microsoft and .Net.
  • The version I'm using is nopCommerce 3.40. Current version is 3.80. There are a few features that are not available out of the box; such as incorporating different tracking number for multiple shipments, splitting order and payment into multiple shipments at the checkout page.
  • nopCommerce is the best for small and medium size business (SME). It will not able to handle incoming traffic like Amazon or Alibaba in terms of performance.
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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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Support

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nopCommerce10.0
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I have asked numerous questions and the team treats my random questions as if they are critical to the continued success of their product. They really take each users' questions to heart and strive to solve them. I cannot commend them enough on how fast they respond to questions as well as the follow-through given to things thay may or may not even be a part of their platform.
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Implementation

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nopCommerce8.0
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Go for a plugin based development if you would like to extend nopCommerce. This approach will make it easier for you to upgrade the software.
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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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Our development team is fully committed to Microsoft technologies, but Magento is on a PHP platform. We played around with the two products - nopCommerce and Magento side by side, and concluded that maintenance and making modification would be easier in the future and more beneficial to the team if we choose nopCommerce. For an eCommerce product, Magento may be suited for a certain type of businesses and team, but not for the technical team that is on the .Net technologies.
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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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  • It saved development cost and time for our development team who don't have eCommerce experience. It saved us six months worth of designing and implementing the eCommerce application. No need to mention that our management team and business users were so happy about it.
  • Because of well architectural design, it was so easy to maintain the whole application and include add-on new features from time to time. Making changes and deployment can be done just within a few hours was absolutely phenomenal. It was the trust that technical team gain from management team to make the whole business process running smooth and so every one can sleep sound at night.
  • As our online eCommerce site, http://www.luxegourmets.com has been running more than two years now using nopCommerce, business users are looking to expand and integrate with third party tools. Without further investing and looking for solutions, we have all the tools and add-on features are already provided by the framework.
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3dcart
nopCommerce

Pricing Details

3dcart

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

nopCommerce

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
It's an open-source and free product