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3dcart

6 Ratings

Spree

4 Ratings

3dcart

6 Ratings
Score 7.1 out of 101

Spree

4 Ratings
Score 3.2 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.

Spree

I believe it fits the needs of small businesses. I can't imagine our version supporting a larger enterprise, but I could be wrong about how it's used

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

3dcart
7.3
Spree
9.2
Product catalog & listings
3dcart
8.0
Spree
9.6
Product management
3dcart
8.0
Spree
9.6
Bulk product upload
3dcart
10.0
Spree
9.6
Branding
3dcart
7.0
Spree
8.0
Mobile storefront
3dcart
7.0
Spree
Product variations
3dcart
8.0
Spree
8.0
Website integration
3dcart
5.0
Spree
9.6
Visual customization
3dcart
8.0
Spree
10.0
CMS
3dcart
5.0
Spree
9.0

Online Shopping Cart

3dcart
8.0
Spree
9.6
Checkout user experience
3dcart
8.0
Spree
9.4
Abandoned cart recovery
3dcart
Spree
9.8

Online Payment System

3dcart
9.0
Spree
9.6
eCommerce security
3dcart
9.0
Spree
9.6

eCommerce Marketing

3dcart
8.0
Spree
8.9
Promotions & discounts
3dcart
8.0
Spree
8.8
Personalized recommendations
3dcart
7.0
Spree
9.0
SEO
3dcart
9.0
Spree
9.0

eCommerce Business Management

3dcart
6.8
Spree
9.5
Order processing
3dcart
8.0
Spree
9.6
Inventory management
3dcart
5.0
Spree
10.0
Shipping
3dcart
7.0
Spree
9.6
Custom functionality
3dcart
7.0
Spree
9.0

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.
  • Simple platform to post jobs
  • Straightforward record of job applications

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.
  • For the ATS portion, ability to download applicants would be helpful
  • We have to use our developers to change some simple things on the web format

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.
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

  • 3dcart has enabled my clients to quickly and easily get up and running with an online store giving them an almost immediate ROI.
  • We are able to quickly post and update jobs with minimal implementation time

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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

Spree

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