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3dcart

6 Ratings

Shopify

Top Rated
166 Ratings

3dcart

6 Ratings
Score 7.1 out of 101

Shopify

Top Rated
166 Ratings
Score 8.7 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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Shopify

If you have some products that you want to push out to the market, let's say you are a start-up business that does not have a lot of capital to invest in a coder to develop your own website. This creates a perfect start for your business website that looks good, is responsive and professional enough for your customers to make a purchase.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

3dcart
7.3
Shopify
8.5
Product catalog & listings
3dcart
8.0
Shopify
8.7
Product management
3dcart
8.0
Shopify
9.1
Bulk product upload
3dcart
10.0
Shopify
8.1
Branding
3dcart
7.0
Shopify
8.5
Mobile storefront
3dcart
7.0
Shopify
8.6
Product variations
3dcart
8.0
Shopify
7.9
Website integration
3dcart
5.0
Shopify
8.8
Visual customization
3dcart
8.0
Shopify
8.3
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
8.6

Online Payment System

3dcart
9.0
Shopify
9.4
eCommerce security
3dcart
9.0
Shopify
9.4

eCommerce Marketing

3dcart
8.0
Shopify
8.1
Promotions & discounts
3dcart
8.0
Shopify
8.5
Personalized recommendations
3dcart
7.0
Shopify
8.2
SEO
3dcart
9.0
Shopify
7.7

eCommerce Business Management

3dcart
6.8
Shopify
8.1
Order processing
3dcart
8.0
Shopify
8.7
Inventory management
3dcart
5.0
Shopify
8.5
Shipping
3dcart
7.0
Shopify
8.6
Custom functionality
3dcart
7.0
Shopify
7.8
Multi-site management
3dcart
Shopify
6.8

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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  • Shopify provides an extensive library of tips, suggestions and tutorials to help even the most inexperienced store owner.
  • It is very user-friendly and easy to learn.
  • The ability to run reports directly from the Shopify site has been a very convenient feature.
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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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  • I wish there was some more features offered in their website builder.
  • I think in the navigation, there are so many options, it may be better to condense them and also make it easier to get to your website editor.
  • Pricing is slightly high for a store that doesn't have a huge number of products.
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Likelihood to Renew

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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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Shopify8.9
Based on 13 answers
It was too expensive for the state that my business was in. After I get up on my feet again and can gain more of a customer base it may be an option. Right now it just was not a feasible way for me to run my growing business. I hope to use it again soon
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Usability

No score
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
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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
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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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All other e-commerce [tools] I have used require a skilled IT professional for implementation and maintenance.
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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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  • Positive ROI
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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