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3dcart

6 Ratings

OpenCart

14 Ratings

3dcart

6 Ratings
Score 7.1 out of 101

OpenCart

14 Ratings
Score 7.1 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.

OpenCart

OpenCart is very well developed now with every new release. You can purchase any module according to your needs and it is available in market. Since it is open source you can build your own module and contribute to the OpenCart forum. It is fast and friendly usable, has an easily understandable Admin Panel, you can customize your homepage, and you can engage users easily.

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

3dcart
7.3
OpenCart
8.0
Product catalog & listings
3dcart
8.0
OpenCart
8.5
Product management
3dcart
8.0
OpenCart
9.0
Bulk product upload
3dcart
10.0
OpenCart
8.4
Branding
3dcart
7.0
OpenCart
7.9
Mobile storefront
3dcart
7.0
OpenCart
7.0
Product variations
3dcart
8.0
OpenCart
7.5
Website integration
3dcart
5.0
OpenCart
8.0
Visual customization
3dcart
8.0
OpenCart
6.9
CMS
3dcart
5.0
OpenCart
8.4

Online Shopping Cart

3dcart
8.0
OpenCart
7.5
Checkout user experience
3dcart
8.0
OpenCart
7.9
Abandoned cart recovery
3dcart
OpenCart
7.0

Online Payment System

3dcart
9.0
OpenCart
6.5
eCommerce security
3dcart
9.0
OpenCart
6.5

eCommerce Marketing

3dcart
8.0
OpenCart
7.6
Promotions & discounts
3dcart
8.0
OpenCart
7.9
Personalized recommendations
3dcart
7.0
OpenCart
7.9
SEO
3dcart
9.0
OpenCart
7.0

eCommerce Business Management

3dcart
6.8
OpenCart
8.0
Order processing
3dcart
8.0
OpenCart
8.9
Inventory management
3dcart
5.0
OpenCart
7.9
Shipping
3dcart
7.0
OpenCart
6.0
Custom functionality
3dcart
7.0
OpenCart
8.7
Multi-site management
3dcart
OpenCart
8.5

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.
  • Supports a lot of modules like, Google Analytics, abandoned cart, payments, etc.
  • Very easy to go live using OpenCart and it is very user friendly.
  • Can customize website according to the personal/client need.

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.
  • SQL queries are very heavy.
  • Limited customer support
  • Add-ons often necessary, which you need to purchase, and they are costly.

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.
Opencart and Magento both are very stable and easily useable. Learning OpenCart is often easier than learning Magento. Opencart also supports multi vendor websites using a single code, which is you with yearly upgrades. If you are not using open source like Shopify , you won't have ownership of your website. Also it is very difficult to build a Shopify website.

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.
  • User friendly, easily understandable, can get your queries answer fast in OpenCart forum.
  • Clients are happy with custom designed pages.
  • Multiple website integrations easily saves time and money for multiple website creation

Pricing Details

3dcart

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

OpenCart

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