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3dcart

6 Ratings

PrestaShop

17 Ratings

3dcart

6 Ratings
Score 7.1 out of 101

PrestaShop

17 Ratings
Score 8.2 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.
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PrestaShop

It is ideal for boosting sales through the internet, be it a store of any type of business or a small catalog company. Prestashop adapts to any type of commercial activity, which makes it a very powerful and flexible platform. I
recommend it for medium to large scale use, if you want to use it for a
small store then I would recommend other e-commerce cms that are easier
to use and manage.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

3dcart
7.3
PrestaShop
6.5
Product catalog & listings
3dcart
8.0
PrestaShop
8.2
Product management
3dcart
8.0
PrestaShop
7.0
Bulk product upload
3dcart
10.0
PrestaShop
6.2
Branding
3dcart
7.0
PrestaShop
3.9
Mobile storefront
3dcart
7.0
PrestaShop
6.4
Product variations
3dcart
8.0
PrestaShop
6.1
Website integration
3dcart
5.0
PrestaShop
7.9
Visual customization
3dcart
8.0
PrestaShop
3.5
CMS
3dcart
5.0
PrestaShop
8.8

Online Shopping Cart

3dcart
8.0
PrestaShop
8.3
Checkout user experience
3dcart
8.0
PrestaShop
8.7
Abandoned cart recovery
3dcart
PrestaShop
8.0

Online Payment System

3dcart
9.0
PrestaShop
7.6
eCommerce security
3dcart
9.0
PrestaShop
7.6

eCommerce Marketing

3dcart
8.0
PrestaShop
7.6
Promotions & discounts
3dcart
8.0
PrestaShop
7.6
Personalized recommendations
3dcart
7.0
PrestaShop
7.2
SEO
3dcart
9.0
PrestaShop
7.9

eCommerce Business Management

3dcart
6.8
PrestaShop
5.7
Order processing
3dcart
8.0
PrestaShop
7.6
Inventory management
3dcart
5.0
PrestaShop
7.4
Shipping
3dcart
7.0
PrestaShop
6.4
Custom functionality
3dcart
7.0
PrestaShop
4.1
Multi-site management
3dcart
PrestaShop
2.7

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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  • It has a content manager quite well developed, as well as quite usable and accessible by the client.
  • Both the environment and how to treat the database are quite simple and understandable by any development team, that is, it is easier to get the way to program or modify the project.
  • It is a tool that solves some of the most common needs in a clear and agile way, such as the logistics of billing and the statistics of use and conversion of the page.
  • It is an excellent content management system, one of the best for the development of an online store or an SME.
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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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  • It does not allow managing multiple stores from a single administration site.
  • There is a very large community but most of the most important and necessary modules are Payment.
  • Design can become an impossible mission if you do not know Prestashop inside, structure and parameterization.
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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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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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We did not select it, the team before us selected it because it was free. All development was outsourced to a prestashop team.
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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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  • Not sure, it is the only e-commerce platform we have used.
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Pricing Details

3dcart

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

PrestaShop

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