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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's good if you want to use it as is, maybe with some modules. Developing for it is a totally different issue and I don't recommend it unless there is a full team of experienced developers, and/or an outsourced prestashop team.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

3dcart
7.3
PrestaShop
6.1
Product catalog & listings
3dcart
8.0
PrestaShop
7.0
Product management
3dcart
8.0
PrestaShop
7.0
Bulk product upload
3dcart
10.0
PrestaShop
4.9
Branding
3dcart
7.0
PrestaShop
5.4
Mobile storefront
3dcart
7.0
PrestaShop
5.4
Product variations
3dcart
8.0
PrestaShop
6.4
Website integration
3dcart
5.0
PrestaShop
6.0
Visual customization
3dcart
8.0
PrestaShop
6.0
CMS
3dcart
5.0
PrestaShop
6.9

Online Shopping Cart

3dcart
8.0
PrestaShop
7.2
Checkout user experience
3dcart
8.0
PrestaShop
6.4
Abandoned cart recovery
3dcart
PrestaShop
7.9

Online Payment System

3dcart
9.0
PrestaShop
6.9
eCommerce security
3dcart
9.0
PrestaShop
6.9

eCommerce Marketing

3dcart
8.0
PrestaShop
7.0
Promotions & discounts
3dcart
8.0
PrestaShop
7.0
Personalized recommendations
3dcart
7.0
PrestaShop
8.1
SEO
3dcart
9.0
PrestaShop
5.9

eCommerce Business Management

3dcart
6.8
PrestaShop
6.1
Order processing
3dcart
8.0
PrestaShop
7.0
Inventory management
3dcart
5.0
PrestaShop
6.5
Shipping
3dcart
7.0
PrestaShop
6.9
Custom functionality
3dcart
7.0
PrestaShop
6.0
Multi-site management
3dcart
PrestaShop
3.9

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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  • Administration panel is easy and essential
  • Product configuration is ready to go and product page comes with lots of information
  • It doesn't require huge server resources
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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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  • Since it starts as ready to go platform it's difficult to protect your store from being copied by someone else
  • Without a developer, you depend on Prestashop's modules marketplace that lacks free extensions
  • Since it isn't an enterprise level platform the use of Prestashop is strictly related to the size of your business
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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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From a developer point of view Prestashop offers more than other similar platforms.
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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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  • Prestashop requires a low investment, you can easily find an agency that could develop a project for less than $5,000
  • You yearly ROI should be assured
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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