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3dcart

5 Ratings

nopCommerce

5 Ratings

3dcart

5 Ratings
Score 6.4 out of 101

nopCommerce

5 Ratings
Score 9.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

3dcart

3dcart is well suited to getting a site up and running quickly with shopping cart capabilities. The merchant account set up was easy and there are inventory and shipping capabilities, as well. It is a very powerful tool for a small business without full time IT support on staff. While I did not have many products, it seemed like a merchant with a large inventory would have to spend a great deal of time on setting up the store

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.

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

3dcart
7.0
nopCommerce
9.2
Product catalog & listings
3dcart
8.0
nopCommerce
9.6
Product management
3dcart
8.0
nopCommerce
9.6
Branding
3dcart
6.0
nopCommerce
9.4
Mobile storefront
3dcart
6.0
nopCommerce
8.6
Product variations
3dcart
8.0
nopCommerce
9.6
Website integration
3dcart
7.0
nopCommerce
9.6
Visual customization
3dcart
6.0
nopCommerce
9.4
Bulk product upload
3dcart
nopCommerce
6.7
CMS
3dcart
nopCommerce
9.7

Online Shopping Cart

3dcart
9.0
nopCommerce
9.2
Checkout user experience
3dcart
9.0
nopCommerce
8.9
Abandoned cart recovery
3dcart
nopCommerce
9.5

Online Payment System

3dcart
8.0
nopCommerce
9.6
eCommerce security
3dcart
8.0
nopCommerce
9.6

eCommerce Marketing

3dcart
7.5
nopCommerce
9.5
Promotions & discounts
3dcart
10.0
nopCommerce
9.4
SEO
3dcart
5.0
nopCommerce
9.6
Personalized recommendations
3dcart
nopCommerce
9.5

eCommerce Business Management

3dcart
8.0
nopCommerce
9.3
Custom functionality
3dcart
8.0
nopCommerce
9.6
Multi-site management
3dcart
nopCommerce
9.5
Order processing
3dcart
nopCommerce
9.6
Inventory management
3dcart
nopCommerce
8.7
Shipping
3dcart
nopCommerce
8.9

Pros

  • Strong shopping cart capabilities, with all types of promotions and discounting capabilities. Easy to set up the promotion and implement the campaign.
  • Integration with our email provider to be able to segment buyers based on timing of purchase.
  • Easy to use blog, was able to set up each post simply and create SEO/Meta tags associated with each post.
  • Products set up was easy and there are options for categories and classes to make setting up the store easy.
  • Easy to use for someone with no programming skills.
  • 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

  • Using images on the site and in the blog was a cumbersome process. The upload was easy enough, but finding and using the image after upload was terrible. The navigation of the images was difficult and there were no sort functions.
  • For a simple site without the need for a log in admin or shipping, these functions and capabilities were not easily hidden or removed. You needed to have a programmer go into the code to remove them. For a tool like 3dcart, it seemed to be something they could have taken care of with check boxes in the settings.
  • While expected, the templates available were very basic and simple. To enhance the look of your site, you will need a programmer or pay for the premium templates.
  • 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.

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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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.

Alternatives Considered

Selected 3DCart based on price point and ease of getting started. Gave a two week free trial to make sure I could get it set up. Seemed easier than other options and had room to grow if I need more capabilities. It also integrated with QuckBooks, FaceBook and Auth.net which were all part of the package right from the start.
Fully customizable, open-source, written in C#/T-SQL, pre-build themes, lots of plugins.

Return on Investment

  • Enhanced customer service with ticket system.
  • Was able to quickly set up shop and get started on the web.
  • Training thanks to the certification
  • Gateways between ERP software and nopCommerce
  • e-commerce best practices

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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