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3dcart

6 Ratings

Shopify Plus

32 Ratings

3dcart

6 Ratings
Score 7.1 out of 101

Shopify Plus

32 Ratings
Score 9.1 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 Plus

Well suited for growing mid-sized to large businesses who want to remain flexible and agile and are OK making compromises here and there. Not well suited for large corporations that have very traditional requirements for what e-commerce should look like; Shopify is on the cutting edge of e-commerce and they seem to tailor their product to the tastes and preferences of millennials.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

3dcart
7.3
Shopify Plus
8.9
Product catalog & listings
3dcart
8.0
Shopify Plus
9.5
Product management
3dcart
8.0
Shopify Plus
9.3
Bulk product upload
3dcart
10.0
Shopify Plus
9.5
Branding
3dcart
7.0
Shopify Plus
8.9
Mobile storefront
3dcart
7.0
Shopify Plus
9.6
Product variations
3dcart
8.0
Shopify Plus
8.8
Website integration
3dcart
5.0
Shopify Plus
7.8
Visual customization
3dcart
8.0
Shopify Plus
8.4
CMS
3dcart
5.0
Shopify Plus
8.3

Online Shopping Cart

3dcart
8.0
Shopify Plus
9.7
Checkout user experience
3dcart
8.0
Shopify Plus
9.6
Abandoned cart recovery
3dcart
Shopify Plus
9.9

Online Payment System

3dcart
9.0
Shopify Plus
9.9
eCommerce security
3dcart
9.0
Shopify Plus
9.9

eCommerce Marketing

3dcart
8.0
Shopify Plus
8.5
Promotions & discounts
3dcart
8.0
Shopify Plus
9.2
Personalized recommendations
3dcart
7.0
Shopify Plus
7.1
SEO
3dcart
9.0
Shopify Plus
9.3

eCommerce Business Management

3dcart
6.8
Shopify Plus
8.3
Order processing
3dcart
8.0
Shopify Plus
8.9
Inventory management
3dcart
5.0
Shopify Plus
7.8
Shipping
3dcart
7.0
Shopify Plus
8.1
Custom functionality
3dcart
7.0
Shopify Plus
8.3

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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  • They have a great support staff who responds quickly to any issues we have.
  • The backend is very easy to use for people who do not have a ton of web experience.
  • I love how they can update the entire platform with zero downtime.
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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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  • There is no way to track revenue per coupon code in a nice graph layout like the "Reports" section does for sales.
  • Seamless integration into third party vendors.
  • Free sShipping on a product specific level.
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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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I haven't had experience with other products.
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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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  • Shopify Plus has been a very cost effective solution for us.
  • As our business grows, it's easy to train new hires on how to use Shopify Plus.
  • What we've lost in the missing features of Shopify we've made up for in the other areas.
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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 Plus

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