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10 Ratings
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Score 6.5 out of 100
4 Ratings
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Score 6.8 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

TrueCommerce Nexternal

If you want to sell online and need a platform, you should select Nexternal. If it is within your budget and you want to have success, Nexternal is the way to go. Since switching to Nexternal from Kreck, our online sales have more than tripled!
Kielly Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

3dcart
6.9
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Product catalog & listings
3dcart
7.5
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Product management
3dcart
6.5
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Bulk product upload
3dcart
8.1
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Branding
3dcart
7.0
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Mobile storefront
3dcart
7.5
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Product variations
3dcart
7.0
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Website integration
3dcart
6.9
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Visual customization
3dcart
5.1
TrueCommerce Nexternal
CMS
3dcart
6.0
TrueCommerce Nexternal

Online Shopping Cart

3dcart
6.5
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Abandoned cart recovery
3dcart
6.0
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Checkout user experience
3dcart
7.0
TrueCommerce Nexternal

Online Payment System

3dcart
9.0
TrueCommerce Nexternal
eCommerce security
3dcart
9.0
TrueCommerce Nexternal

eCommerce Marketing

3dcart
6.2
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Promotions & discounts
3dcart
7.0
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Personalized recommendations
3dcart
5.1
TrueCommerce Nexternal
SEO
3dcart
6.6
TrueCommerce Nexternal

eCommerce Business Management

3dcart
6.7
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Multi-site management
3dcart
6.5
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Order processing
3dcart
7.5
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Inventory management
3dcart
5.9
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Shipping
3dcart
8.5
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Custom functionality
3dcart
5.1
TrueCommerce Nexternal

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

TrueCommerce Nexternal

  • Nexternal's customer service is the best in the business. Each account comes with a dedicated account rep who answers the phone when you call, and personally replies to your emails within a very reasonable time - sometimes within minutes!
  • Nexternal is consistently improving their platform with added tools and 3rd party integrations for everything from social sharing and email campaign management to search optimization tools and automatic product feed integrations such as Amazon.
  • Nexternal offers site security and PCI compliance out of the box. There is no need for an additional SSL, nor do you need to worry about the security of your clients' personal information.
  • Nexternal is scalable and grows with your business. We have more than a handful of clients who have been with Nexternal for more than 10 years. In web-speak, that's like 50 years!
  • The Nexternal shopping cart template can be customized to create a consistently branded experience from your home page throughout the entire shopping process.
  • Nexternal offers a host of API and XML toolsets that allow clients to sync data between their ecommerce platform and most any other third party platform, thereby coordinating the operations of your business and cutting down on management time.
Katie Partridge | 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

TrueCommerce Nexternal

  • Nexternal needs a POS system that enables you to swipe credit cards. We switched to a different system because this was a limitation of Nexternal. At the point of purchase we used to have to write everything down and enter in later.
  • The shipping functionality is extremely basic. The shipping address check for each state never worked properly. Also, with our new system, the woman who does the compliance can pull all reports per state out of it. Nexternal does not have that capability.
Stephanie Barnett | 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

TrueCommerce Nexternal

TrueCommerce Nexternal 8.5
Based on 3 answers
I'm so happy with Nexternal I don't see myself using any other platform. We currently only use Nexternal for our web store, but we are looking to expand into the tasting rooms and offer mobile points of sale.
Kielly Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

3dcart

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TrueCommerce Nexternal

TrueCommerce Nexternal 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Nexternal has been around for over a decade - they may have defined the ecommerce admin panel. That said, they could stand to update it a bit - adding more drag and drop functionality and integrating a more comprehensive CMS allowing your home page to be part of your ecommerce website.
Katie Partridge | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

3dcart

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TrueCommerce Nexternal

TrueCommerce Nexternal 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Doreen and Lanette are my lovely ladies. They are always available and do whatever they can to make sure I am taken care of. They have always been there for me and I know they will always be there for me.
Kielly Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

3dcart

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TrueCommerce Nexternal

TrueCommerce Nexternal 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I had help from start to finish. Doreen, my rep, was very patient, concise, clear, and she has always had the answers I need. Setting up your store is time consuming at first, but with the support system that Nexternal offers, it is painless.
Kielly Lewis | 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

TrueCommerce Nexternal

Nexternal is a much more basic system in terms of an OMS system but it has much more limitations compared to Submerse. Submerse however is a newer products with a ton of glitches and terrible reporting methods. If Nexternal created a POS system and revamped their shipping capabilities, I would choose Nexternal.
Stephanie Barnett | 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

TrueCommerce Nexternal

  • Because we are a development team who focuses on integrating Nexternal with our clients' sites, we can't speak to specific ROI or conversions, however, the length of time our clients stick with Nexternal says it all - in an industry where there are no shortage of choices in platforms, we have rarely ever moved a client from Nexternal to another platform. Instead, the vast majority of our clients who use Nexternal now either started off with the platform or moved to Nexternal from a less-than platform. We have clients who have been with Nexternal for over a decade, and that's really saying something.
  • In the 10+ years that we have worked with Nexternal we have developed a solid relationship that is built solely on trust. We don't get any commission for referring customers to their site, nor do they receive any commission for sending customers our way. We work together because we enjoy it and we know that the other is dependable and worthwhile.
Katie Partridge | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

3dcart

General

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

TrueCommerce Nexternal

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

3dcart
6.1
TrueCommerce Nexternal
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

3dcart
TrueCommerce Nexternal
8.5

Usability

3dcart
TrueCommerce Nexternal
9.0

Support Rating

3dcart
TrueCommerce Nexternal
10.0

Implementation Rating

3dcart
TrueCommerce Nexternal
10.0

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