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3dcart

5 Ratings

Shopify

149 Ratings

3dcart

5 Ratings
Score 6.4 out of 101

Shopify

149 Ratings
Score 8.7 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

Shopify

It is perfect for small to medium size businesses. Large $10 million plus companies may be better suited for Magento because of their budgets and team size, but if you are just getting online, have a small or medium sized company and not unlimited budgets, than Shopify is the best choice for you.

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

3dcart
7.0
Shopify
8.3
Product catalog & listings
3dcart
8.0
Shopify
8.5
Product management
3dcart
8.0
Shopify
8.9
Branding
3dcart
6.0
Shopify
8.2
Mobile storefront
3dcart
6.0
Shopify
8.6
Product variations
3dcart
8.0
Shopify
8.0
Website integration
3dcart
7.0
Shopify
8.5
Visual customization
3dcart
6.0
Shopify
7.9
Bulk product upload
3dcart
Shopify
8.1
CMS
3dcart
Shopify
8.0

Online Shopping Cart

3dcart
9.0
Shopify
8.5
Checkout user experience
3dcart
9.0
Shopify
8.6
Abandoned cart recovery
3dcart
Shopify
8.4

Online Payment System

3dcart
8.0
Shopify
9.3
eCommerce security
3dcart
8.0
Shopify
9.3

eCommerce Marketing

3dcart
7.5
Shopify
8.2
Promotions & discounts
3dcart
10.0
Shopify
8.5
SEO
3dcart
5.0
Shopify
7.9
Personalized recommendations
3dcart
Shopify
8.2

eCommerce Business Management

3dcart
8.0
Shopify
8.1
Custom functionality
3dcart
8.0
Shopify
7.7
Multi-site management
3dcart
Shopify
6.9
Order processing
3dcart
Shopify
8.7
Inventory management
3dcart
Shopify
8.6
Shipping
3dcart
Shopify
8.4

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.
  • Customer Service!! A+++ We always get someone who is knowledgeable about our questions and if they don't they have the answer, they contact someone who is.
  • Apps--Their apps are very useful and very business friendly.
  • Ease with building a site from scratch. We built our site ourselves and were very pleased with the support we got from Shopify and also the tools available.

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.
  • Button selection-We run a niche based eCommerce and want to provide our customers with a fun atmosphere to shop. We are into fun and cute and the buttons for social media, the blog, etc., are basic, boring buttons. I would like to have more custom type buttons available.
  • More themes--Although Shopify has a good many themes, I do think that the site could use more. An eCommerce site needs to stand out from the competition and never look dated. Looking dated is the problem a lot of eCommerce sites face. I would like to see more of a selection of themes.

Likelihood to Renew

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.
Shopify8.9
Based on 13 answers
It's working great and processed over 60 sales from us within the first 90 days. LOVE the service

Usability

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Shopify7.0
Based on 2 answers
I think most people are able to suer Shopify that have used a computer. There are some features that take a bit longer to learn. If you are not a creative person it may be a bit more difficult to learn the website customization, but with a help guide or tutorial it will only take a few tries to understand how to work the interface

Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Shopify9.0
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

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.
Shopify creates a more friendly interface when it comes to selling online while you have to learn a lo of knowledge in order to set up a WordPress website for e-commerce purposes. It simply takes more time for you to setup an e-commerce website on WordPress and therefore it is not ideal for business owners and start-up owners who do not know much about the technical knowledge to start their business with.

Return on Investment

  • Enhanced customer service with ticket system.
  • Was able to quickly set up shop and get started on the web.
  • Increase sales from 0 to 20 orders per month
  • Attract a visits of 3,000 per month
  • Hassle free SEO setup

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