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3dcart

6 Ratings

Squarespace

Top Rated
112 Ratings

3dcart

6 Ratings
Score 7.1 out of 101

Squarespace

Top Rated
112 Ratings
Score 8.6 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.
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Squarespace

Squarespace has great templates for displaying a portfolio or pictures. I imagine it would suit photographers and I think restaurants would benefit from Squarespace's features as well to display bold food pictures and capture attention with full screen images. For a site more focused on eCommerce another site might do better with payment, shipping, and coupon options. I do think it would be well suited for smaller businesses with interactive scrolling pages and good mobile adaptability which an individual or a small team could easily maintain
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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
8.4
Role-based user permissions
3dcart
Squarespace
8.4

Platform & Infrastructure

3dcart
Squarespace
7.5
API
3dcart
Squarespace
7.3
Internationalization / multi-language
3dcart
Squarespace
7.8

Web Content Creation

3dcart
Squarespace
8.2
WYSIWYG editor
3dcart
Squarespace
8.3
Code quality / cleanliness
3dcart
Squarespace
8.1
Admin section
3dcart
Squarespace
8.1
Page templates
3dcart
Squarespace
8.4
Library of website themes
3dcart
Squarespace
7.8
Mobile optimization / responsive design
3dcart
Squarespace
8.9
Publishing workflow
3dcart
Squarespace
8.0
Form generator
3dcart
Squarespace
8.1

Web Content Management

3dcart
Squarespace
6.9
Content taxonomy
3dcart
Squarespace
7.5
SEO support
3dcart
Squarespace
7.0
Bulk management
3dcart
Squarespace
6.2
Availability / breadth of extensions
3dcart
Squarespace
6.4
Community / comment management
3dcart
Squarespace
7.3

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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  • Squarespace offers a true editor that allows you to see what you are going to get. There's no need to preview or to visit the website. You have a perfect sense of what you are putting together as you edit your pages.
  • Squarespace is turnkey. It has all the security and updating in their hands. It's behind the scenes and Squarespace doesn't need to communicate to us at all about security or updates that we need to apply.
  • Squarespace allows us to design very well laid out content with amazing base templates without being too rigid.
  • Squarespace has had fantastic customer support when we've needed it but we don't often need their support.
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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'd like to see a few more business-centric templates. They have some good ones but the majority are for consumer websites or design type of businesses.
  • Although we have decent access to the code and can inject our own code, we'd like an easier way to setup events such as tracking buttons being pushed for Analytic goals.
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Likelihood to Renew

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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 2 answers
I've renewed my Squarespace 3 years in a row
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Usability

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No answers on this topic
Squarespace10.0
Based on 2 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

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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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In comparison to WordPress, Squarespace is cleaner and easier to use in my opinion. However, WordPress seems to have some additional plugins that Squarespace does not have – with certain projects, the WordPress plugins are necessary. Squarespace has a great customer service team offering that I have enjoyed working with from time to time. I like that I can contact Squarespace directly at any time across a wide-variety of channels
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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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  • Squarespace has had a positive ROI with our product launch. It's simple and clean, and people can navigate the website well.
  • Squarespace has also had a positive ROI by legitimizing our company - our website looks professional and our customers trust us.
  • Squarespace has had negative ROI as we grow our business and have more products - we end up switching platforms.
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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