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3dcart

5 Ratings

Spree

4 Ratings

3dcart

5 Ratings
Score 6.4 out of 101

Spree

4 Ratings
Score 3.4 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

Spree

I can only really comment on our usage which is B2C where it is very good.

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

3dcart
7.0
Spree
9.2
Product catalog & listings
3dcart
8.0
Spree
9.6
Product management
3dcart
8.0
Spree
9.6
Branding
3dcart
6.0
Spree
8.0
Mobile storefront
3dcart
6.0
Spree
Product variations
3dcart
8.0
Spree
8.0
Website integration
3dcart
7.0
Spree
9.6
Visual customization
3dcart
6.0
Spree
10.0
Bulk product upload
3dcart
Spree
9.6
CMS
3dcart
Spree
9.0

Online Shopping Cart

3dcart
9.0
Spree
9.6
Checkout user experience
3dcart
9.0
Spree
9.4
Abandoned cart recovery
3dcart
Spree
9.8

Online Payment System

3dcart
8.0
Spree
9.6
eCommerce security
3dcart
8.0
Spree
9.6

eCommerce Marketing

3dcart
7.5
Spree
8.9
Promotions & discounts
3dcart
10.0
Spree
8.8
SEO
3dcart
5.0
Spree
9.0
Personalized recommendations
3dcart
Spree
9.0

eCommerce Business Management

3dcart
8.0
Spree
9.5
Custom functionality
3dcart
8.0
Spree
9.0
Order processing
3dcart
Spree
9.6
Inventory management
3dcart
Spree
10.0
Shipping
3dcart
Spree
9.6

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.
  • Highly customisable. Allowed our developers to generate a unique and flexible front end and cart facility.
  • We handle 2 warehouses and plan to add several more.
  • We use 13 currencies to cater for our main markets.

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.
  • No particular weaknesses reported by our developers. They are using Spree on other sites too.
  • Back end is visually ok rather than cutting edge design but functionality is all there.

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

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.
I don't want to knock other products but let's say that the more famous shopping carts, although they have great functionality off the peg, are limited in terms of branding ability and further customisation. Invariably you get a site which looks and feels like many others. This will suit many companies as a low cost option which is very competent. However the fully customisable front end that we need, and will continue to develop, is not possible with these turn-key solutions.

Return on Investment

  • Enhanced customer service with ticket system.
  • Was able to quickly set up shop and get started on the web.
  • Spree is a shopping cart and so is back-office. The key point is that it allowed us to build a fully customised front end which has allowed us to increase sales dramatically as part of an overall marketing strategy.
  • It is robust and copes with our peak loading.
  • Promotions are flexible but may need initial developer input to customise for a particular business.

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Spree

Pricing Details

3dcart

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

Spree

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