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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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Squarespace

Squarespace is great if you're updating a client's site that they've made themselves using less-than-optimal software. I've used it for lots of small businesses and sole proprietors that know that their site is out of date and doesn't serve their needs any longer, but are not sure where to look for an alternative. Squarespace allows me as a designer to set up a functional and beautiful site quickly for my clients. If I'm dealing with an enterprise-level client that has more specific needs, Squarespace would not be my first choice since its customizability is limited (though well-suited for most small businesses).
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Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

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

Online Shopping Cart

3dcart
8.0
Squarespace
Checkout user experience
3dcart
8.0
Squarespace

Online Payment System

3dcart
9.0
Squarespace
eCommerce security
3dcart
9.0
Squarespace

eCommerce Marketing

3dcart
8.0
Squarespace
Promotions & discounts
3dcart
8.0
Squarespace
Personalized recommendations
3dcart
7.0
Squarespace
SEO
3dcart
9.0
Squarespace

eCommerce Business Management

3dcart
6.8
Squarespace
Order processing
3dcart
8.0
Squarespace
Inventory management
3dcart
5.0
Squarespace
Shipping
3dcart
7.0
Squarespace
Custom functionality
3dcart
7.0
Squarespace

Security

3dcart
Squarespace
8.8
Role-based user permissions
3dcart
Squarespace
8.8

Platform & Infrastructure

3dcart
Squarespace
8.0
API
3dcart
Squarespace
7.8
Internationalization / multi-language
3dcart
Squarespace
8.3

Web Content Creation

3dcart
Squarespace
8.6
WYSIWYG editor
3dcart
Squarespace
8.7
Code quality / cleanliness
3dcart
Squarespace
8.5
Admin section
3dcart
Squarespace
8.4
Page templates
3dcart
Squarespace
8.4
Library of website themes
3dcart
Squarespace
8.2
Mobile optimization / responsive design
3dcart
Squarespace
8.9
Publishing workflow
3dcart
Squarespace
8.7
Form generator
3dcart
Squarespace
8.6

Web Content Management

3dcart
Squarespace
7.4
Content taxonomy
3dcart
Squarespace
7.8
SEO support
3dcart
Squarespace
7.5
Bulk management
3dcart
Squarespace
6.7
Availability / breadth of extensions
3dcart
Squarespace
7.1
Community / comment management
3dcart
Squarespace
7.6

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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  • It is incredibly easy to use. Simple to the point where you can drag and drop. So you can create a very professional looking website with little to no coding experience.
  • There are a ton of customization options and a lot of templates to choose from. My website still looked unique and "mine" even though I built it using their pre-built tools.
  • You can add an e-commerce part to your website really easily. Very handy if you are providing services or selling items through your web portal.
  • Looks and works great on mobile devices as well.
  • The pricing is very reasonable. For the service it offers, it is priced very competitively. And certainly cheaper than hiring a web development team.
  • The user interface is simple and clean. You won't have to spend time searching online on how to do things.
  • Good support. They were very nice and helpful when I contacted them.
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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 could see an experienced designer being frustrated by the limitations of Squarespace compared to an open platform like Wordpress.
  • Sometimes it's difficult to make quick edits in the website builder because you don't know where the functionality resides. For example, you can make some edits to your nav bar by clicking on the nav bar, but you can make others by going through a series of menus. This is easily resolved by watching the tutorials, but can be frustrating for new users.
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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.
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Squarespace10.0
Based on 4 answers
Unless our website requires significantly more functionality in the future, I can't see us terminating our contract
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Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Squarespace10.0
Based on 3 answers
It's simple to use for someone who is really good with computers as well as those who are not. I've been using my personal squarespace for years and have also helped clients build a starting page which they are later able to manage theirselves.
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Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Squarespace10.0
Based on 2 answers
Easy to find support on their website.
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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 think Squarespace is the best all-around website creation tool for non-technical teams. It has levels of customization that competitors like Wix and Leadpages lack, but isn't as flexible as WordPress. Prior to Squarespace, we built out website on WordPress. Since we weren't a particularly technical team, we ran into a lot of challenges making changes to the site, uploading blogs, and navigating the complex world of third-party plug-ins. WordPress is the industry standard, but I think it's a total waste of time for small teams or entrepreneurs to devote their resources to learning WordPress or paying a freelancer to code them a website on WordPress that they'll have difficulty editing and navigating. Ultimately, Squarespace made the most sense with our skillset and time constraints
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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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  • Our Squarespace website has saved us thousands of dollars in our technical development budget, as we were able to build and support our website internally instead of outsourcing the project to an agency.
  • In combination with Hubspot, we've been able to increase our inbound website leads by 150% over the last year.
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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

Squarespace

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