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Score 7.2 out of 101

Squarespace

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Score 8.3 out of 101

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 I've used it for lots of small businesses and sole proprietors that know that their site is out of date and doesn't serve their needs any longer, but are not sure where to look for an alternative.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
8.9
Role-based user permissions
3dcart
Squarespace
8.9

Platform & Infrastructure

3dcart
Squarespace
8.1
API
3dcart
Squarespace
7.9
Internationalization / multi-language
3dcart
Squarespace
8.4

Web Content Creation

3dcart
Squarespace
8.5
WYSIWYG editor
3dcart
Squarespace
8.6
Code quality / cleanliness
3dcart
Squarespace
8.0
Admin section
3dcart
Squarespace
8.5
Page templates
3dcart
Squarespace
8.4
Library of website themes
3dcart
Squarespace
8.4
Mobile optimization / responsive design
3dcart
Squarespace
8.9
Publishing workflow
3dcart
Squarespace
8.6
Form generator
3dcart
Squarespace
8.3

Web Content Management

3dcart
Squarespace
7.2
Content taxonomy
3dcart
Squarespace
7.5
SEO support
3dcart
Squarespace
7.5
Bulk management
3dcart
Squarespace
6.6
Availability / breadth of extensions
3dcart
Squarespace
7.1
Community / comment management
3dcart
Squarespace
7.5

Pros

3dcart

  • 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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Squarespace

  • Easy to use. Literally, anyone can manage it after 30-60 minutes of training.
  • It offers more design flexibility than it used to (backgrounds, more unique layouts, etc).
  • There's no need for maintenance—plugin updates, security issues, etc.
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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.
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Squarespace

  • Being able to save versions of a particular site's design. While I like that any change you make is automatically saved, it'd be nice to be able to show clients multiple versions of a site/page design or be able to revert to a previous design later on.
  • The way that image galleries are handled can be a bit confusing. There's overlapping functionality between Gallery pages and image galleries inserted into a page, so I often find myself building out both to decide which works best.
  • It'd be nice to have a more professional way to share beta versions of websites with clients – sending them a link to an automatically generated URL (like triangle-sphere-9.squarespace.com) and having them log in as a guest is sometimes confusing. If there were a way to have that login screen say something customizable (like "Welcome to the future home of Website.com!") it'd be helpful.
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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.
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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
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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.
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Support

3dcart

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Squarespace

Squarespace 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Easy to find support on their website.
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Alternatives Considered

3dcart

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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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.
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Return on Investment

3dcart

  • 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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Squarespace

  • It has enabled me to get a web presence up and running in a very cost-effective manner.
  • Saved me money that would normally be spent on hiring developers.
  • Being able to get an e-commerce option up and running was an added plus.
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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

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