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Score 7.1 out of 101

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Score 8.5 out of 101

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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Shopify

Shopify is great for someone looking to become an affiliate marketer. They have multiple features to help you sell their product. I would say it is a little less appropriate for people who have limited web design experience. It can be a little confusing when you are first starting out. Overall though, I would say that it is easy to use.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

3dcart
7.3
Shopify
8.4
Product catalog & listings
3dcart
8.0
Shopify
9.1
Product management
3dcart
8.0
Shopify
9.2
Bulk product upload
3dcart
10.0
Shopify
8.2
Branding
3dcart
7.0
Shopify
8.5
Mobile storefront
3dcart
7.0
Shopify
8.4
Product variations
3dcart
8.0
Shopify
8.0
Website integration
3dcart
5.0
Shopify
8.5
Visual customization
3dcart
8.0
Shopify
7.8
CMS
3dcart
5.0
Shopify
8.2

Online Shopping Cart

3dcart
8.0
Shopify
8.6
Checkout user experience
3dcart
8.0
Shopify
8.7
Abandoned cart recovery
3dcart
Shopify
8.5

Online Payment System

3dcart
9.0
Shopify
9.6
eCommerce security
3dcart
9.0
Shopify
9.6

eCommerce Marketing

3dcart
8.0
Shopify
8.3
Promotions & discounts
3dcart
8.0
Shopify
8.7
Personalized recommendations
3dcart
7.0
Shopify
8.3
SEO
3dcart
9.0
Shopify
7.9

eCommerce Business Management

3dcart
6.8
Shopify
8.2
Order processing
3dcart
8.0
Shopify
8.7
Inventory management
3dcart
5.0
Shopify
8.6
Shipping
3dcart
7.0
Shopify
8.8
Custom functionality
3dcart
7.0
Shopify
8.2
Multi-site management
3dcart
Shopify
6.7

Pros

3dcart

  • 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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Shopify

  • They have an amazing selection of visually stunning store templates that can be personalized to fit the needs of the individual or organization
  • They make fulfilling orders insanely easy by sending you text and email notifications when a new order is placed
  • The analytics that they provide for your store are top- f-ing -notch. You can quickly and easily see sales and growth (hopefully growth) which allows you to more accurately plan for the future based on past traffic.
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Cons

3dcart

  • 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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Shopify

  • Shopping cart is hard to customize and it's hosted by Shopify separately
  • Transaction fees can get high if you have a lot of transactions
  • To do any special customizations, you will need a developer and the platform is somewhat rigid with capabilities.
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Likelihood to Renew

3dcart

No score
No answers yet
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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Shopify

Shopify 8.9
Based on 13 answers
It's working great and processed over 60 sales from us within the first 90 days. LOVE the service
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Usability

3dcart

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Shopify

Shopify 7.0
Based on 2 answers
All the functionality needed for a basic store is extremely easy to manage. Though some deeper customization requires coding it doesn't hide the code from you and provides an abundance of developer resources.
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Support

3dcart

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Shopify

Shopify 9.0
Based on 1 answer
In terms of support I give Shopify a 9 out of 10 because they're always very friendly and thorough, and they personally can't solve my problem for me they always point me in the proper direction with the proper information I need to move forward
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Alternatives Considered

3dcart

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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Shopify

Shopify, to us, had more of a customization opportunity. We also felt that the plans offered by Shopify were more in gear with what we were looking to do with our company.
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Return on Investment

3dcart

  • 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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Shopify

  • We have been able to have more sales which has boosted revenues.
  • We have been able to secure more customers with the online platform which has led to more repeat sales.
  • We have been able to reduce costs per transaction compared to other web platforms.
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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

Shopify

General

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

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