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Score 6.4 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

3dcart

They seem to be very well suited to startup websites.We need to almost threaten to leave to get them to pay attention to us, a 10-year customer and a larger company. When they do pay attention, we pretty much got the royal treatment. When we have brought new ideas and concepts to them, they make us pay for the upgrade, then offer that upgrade to all other customers. Essentially we fell like we are funding their R&D at times.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Squarespace

Squarespace is perfect for a small to midsize business that wants a website that's easy to manage all on their own. An enterprise level company should definitely look toward other platforms to meet their needs, but Squarespace can be a great fit for many other businesses. The decision should be based on the features and functionality you need. Many businesses just need a website that's reliable, simple, and professional
Bryan Hume | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

3dcart
6.9
Squarespace
Product catalog & listings
3dcart
7.6
Squarespace
Product management
3dcart
6.7
Squarespace
Bulk product upload
3dcart
8.3
Squarespace
Branding
3dcart
7.0
Squarespace
Mobile storefront
3dcart
7.4
Squarespace
Product variations
3dcart
7.2
Squarespace
Website integration
3dcart
6.7
Squarespace
Visual customization
3dcart
5.5
Squarespace
CMS
3dcart
5.8
Squarespace

Online Shopping Cart

3dcart
6.6
Squarespace
Abandoned cart recovery
3dcart
6.0
Squarespace
Checkout user experience
3dcart
7.2
Squarespace

Online Payment System

3dcart
9.0
Squarespace
eCommerce security
3dcart
9.0
Squarespace

eCommerce Marketing

3dcart
6.5
Squarespace
Promotions & discounts
3dcart
7.2
Squarespace
Personalized recommendations
3dcart
5.3
Squarespace
SEO
3dcart
6.9
Squarespace

eCommerce Business Management

3dcart
6.7
Squarespace
Multi-site management
3dcart
6.5
Squarespace
Order processing
3dcart
7.6
Squarespace
Inventory management
3dcart
5.7
Squarespace
Shipping
3dcart
8.3
Squarespace
Custom functionality
3dcart
5.3
Squarespace

Security

3dcart
Squarespace
9.0
Role-based user permissions
3dcart
Squarespace
9.0

Platform & Infrastructure

3dcart
Squarespace
8.1
API
3dcart
Squarespace
7.8
Internationalization / multi-language
3dcart
Squarespace
8.4

Web Content Creation

3dcart
Squarespace
8.5
WYSIWYG editor
3dcart
Squarespace
8.7
Code quality / cleanliness
3dcart
Squarespace
8.2
Admin section
3dcart
Squarespace
8.6
Page templates
3dcart
Squarespace
8.7
Library of website themes
3dcart
Squarespace
8.6
Mobile optimization / responsive design
3dcart
Squarespace
9.0
Publishing workflow
3dcart
Squarespace
8.2
Form generator
3dcart
Squarespace
8.3

Web Content Management

3dcart
Squarespace
7.2
Content taxonomy
3dcart
Squarespace
7.8
SEO support
3dcart
Squarespace
7.6
Bulk management
3dcart
Squarespace
6.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
3dcart
Squarespace
6.6
Community / comment management
3dcart
Squarespace
7.8

Pros

3dcart

  • 3dcart is a more basic website tool that can get customers started quickly.
  • It only has a certain amount of options, making it an ok tool to use if you don't need a particularly large website.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Squarespace

  • Very robust how-to and troubleshooting guides – if you're trying to do something specific, a quick google search will lead you to a writeup by Squarespace of exactly the issue you're trying to solve. Comparing this to competitors where you're more or less on your own, Squarespace makes you feel confident that you can make any change you'd want.
  • Well-designed template sites – you'd have to try very hard to create an ugly site when you've got such robust templates to work with. Plus design fundamentals like ample white space and color palettes are built in to the design process.
  • Lots of options – Squarespace has beautifully-designed add-ons that clients ask for (such as adding a dynamic map to their site which shows their shop's location). These options require no jury-rigging and dovetail with the design of the site.
  • Unbreakable web design – there is no way to break your site, unlike with competitors where you're trying to cobble together plug-ins to make your site function how you'd want it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

3dcart

  • 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.
Tracy Beers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Squarespace

  • The editing experience is VERY slow. Every time you switch in or out of an editor (page content, styles, etc), Squarespace takes 3-5 seconds to load, which is not a deal-breaker, but definitely annoying.
  • There's still no "real" way to set a background color on a given section. You can fake it by using a background image, which works, but what if you want a light background? Squarespace automatically makes the text white for any section, regardless of how bright the background is.
  • It's frustrating that Squarespace hasn't implemented some sort of variable system for fonts and colors. If you decide to change fonts or colors, you have to go around and update it in 50 million different places, which is a huge pain.
Andrew Folts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

3dcart

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.
Mark Madans | TrustRadius Reviewer

Squarespace

Squarespace 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Unless our website requires significantly more functionality in the future, I can't see us terminating our contract
Emily Muhoberac | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

3dcart

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Squarespace

Squarespace 10.0
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.
Mandy Cramer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

3dcart

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Squarespace

Squarespace 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Help is available directly from the back end and uses full sentence searching to find answers to questions others may have asked before. With a ton of articles and support questions documents, it is very likely that your question has been answered. If not each page has the ability to open a direct email to support. Each case has a number and can be followed. Responses are often quick and have links and directions clearly stated
Angela Skees | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

3dcart

While Shopify is pretty slick in operation, Shopify's fees are way, way, way too expensive compared to 3Dcart.Magento required a hefty redesign price Tag. BigCommerce seemed like overkill for our needs as an e-commerce company. Big Commerce has some very good material to help you decide on how to pick an e-commerce engine that was helpful to us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Squarespace

The ease of use was a massive plus in Squarespace's side. I have limited knowledge of HTML and web development. Squarespace won simply because of its user-friendliness and the low barrier to entry when it comes to creating a good looking website. Every alternative that I looked at was either more expensive or required more knowledge than I possessed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

3dcart

  • Because 3dcart ended up not being the best for our business, we decided to go with BigCommerce instead.
  • It was an excellent platform to consider, and we tried it for a time but quickly realized it did not provide what our business needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Squarespace

  • My clients are very happy with the results they're getting from their websites.
  • They don't really manage the sites themselves, so can't really speak to the ease of use for them. However, I find it relatively easy to build good looking sites for them. This in turn makes it economical for them.
  • Making changes and updating their sites can be done relatively quickly. We can embed whatever elements they need, like video.
  • We can easily manage updates to their on-site SEO.
Robbin Block | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

3dcart

General

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

Squarespace

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

3dcart
6.3
Squarespace
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

3dcart
Squarespace
10.0

Usability

3dcart
Squarespace
10.0

Support Rating

3dcart
Squarespace
10.0

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