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3dcart

6 Ratings

nopCommerce

6 Ratings

3dcart

6 Ratings
Score 7.1 out of 101

nopCommerce

6 Ratings
Score 8.8 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.

nopCommerce

I think nopCommerce is great for most small to midsize companies. I have used it with over 1,000,000 products and it holds up very well. The underlying SEO structure is pretty solid, so you are not heading down a path like people do with something like WordPress, where you know you will have to migrate in 6 months...

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

3dcart
7.3
nopCommerce
8.1
Product catalog & listings
3dcart
8.0
nopCommerce
8.5
Product management
3dcart
8.0
nopCommerce
7.7
Bulk product upload
3dcart
10.0
nopCommerce
7.5
Branding
3dcart
7.0
nopCommerce
9.5
Mobile storefront
3dcart
7.0
nopCommerce
8.7
Product variations
3dcart
8.0
nopCommerce
8.1
Website integration
3dcart
5.0
nopCommerce
8.1
Visual customization
3dcart
8.0
nopCommerce
8.0
CMS
3dcart
5.0
nopCommerce
7.2

Online Shopping Cart

3dcart
8.0
nopCommerce
8.0
Checkout user experience
3dcart
8.0
nopCommerce
7.7
Abandoned cart recovery
3dcart
nopCommerce
8.4

Online Payment System

3dcart
9.0
nopCommerce
8.8
eCommerce security
3dcart
9.0
nopCommerce
8.8

eCommerce Marketing

3dcart
8.0
nopCommerce
8.3
Promotions & discounts
3dcart
8.0
nopCommerce
9.2
Personalized recommendations
3dcart
7.0
nopCommerce
7.7
SEO
3dcart
9.0
nopCommerce
8.1

eCommerce Business Management

3dcart
6.8
nopCommerce
8.5
Order processing
3dcart
8.0
nopCommerce
8.1
Inventory management
3dcart
5.0
nopCommerce
7.8
Shipping
3dcart
7.0
nopCommerce
8.3
Custom functionality
3dcart
7.0
nopCommerce
8.8
Multi-site management
3dcart
nopCommerce
9.2

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.
  • Well structured code helps in extending and customizing the software
  • All the features and functionality required by an ecommerce business is available out of the box
  • Availability of dotnet developers and the community is an added strength

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.
  • Provide more themes; more mobile themes are needed.
  • Steep learning curve for code customization
  • Lower adaptation in the industry, though growing.

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
Based on 1 answer
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.

Implementation

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No answers yet
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nopCommerce8.0
Based on 1 answer
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.

Alternatives Considered

I found 3dcart to be the most cost effective and easiest to use for my smaller to medium sized business clients.
1. Speed of the store front is very fast compared to Magento Community Edition2. Dotnet based development3. Very dedicated group of developers who are very responsive in released and community support

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.
  • Payback was within a year. ROI is positive.

Screenshots

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