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3dcart

5 Ratings

WebLinc

3 Ratings

3dcart

5 Ratings
Score 6.4 out of 101

WebLinc

3 Ratings
Score 9.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

3dcart

3dcart is well suited to getting a site up and running quickly with shopping cart capabilities. The merchant account set up was easy and there are inventory and shipping capabilities, as well. It is a very powerful tool for a small business without full time IT support on staff. While I did not have many products, it seemed like a merchant with a large inventory would have to spend a great deal of time on setting up the store

WebLinc

At least in retail, I would only recommend using Weblinc for merchandising and uploading products.

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

3dcart
7.0
WebLinc
4.4
Product catalog & listings
3dcart
8.0
WebLinc
5.0
Product management
3dcart
8.0
WebLinc
6.0
Branding
3dcart
6.0
WebLinc
5.0
Mobile storefront
3dcart
6.0
WebLinc
2.0
Product variations
3dcart
8.0
WebLinc
5.0
Website integration
3dcart
7.0
WebLinc
2.0
Visual customization
3dcart
6.0
WebLinc
6.0
Bulk product upload
3dcart
WebLinc
4.0

Online Shopping Cart

3dcart
9.0
WebLinc
2.0
Checkout user experience
3dcart
9.0
WebLinc
3.0
Abandoned cart recovery
3dcart
WebLinc
1.0

Online Payment System

3dcart
8.0
WebLinc
2.0
eCommerce security
3dcart
8.0
WebLinc
2.0

eCommerce Marketing

3dcart
7.5
WebLinc
4.0
Promotions & discounts
3dcart
10.0
WebLinc
2.0
SEO
3dcart
5.0
WebLinc
6.0
Personalized recommendations
3dcart
WebLinc
4.0

eCommerce Business Management

3dcart
8.0
WebLinc
1.8
Custom functionality
3dcart
8.0
WebLinc
1.0
Order processing
3dcart
WebLinc
3.0
Inventory management
3dcart
WebLinc
1.0
Shipping
3dcart
WebLinc
2.0

Pros

  • Strong shopping cart capabilities, with all types of promotions and discounting capabilities. Easy to set up the promotion and implement the campaign.
  • Integration with our email provider to be able to segment buyers based on timing of purchase.
  • Easy to use blog, was able to set up each post simply and create SEO/Meta tags associated with each post.
  • Products set up was easy and there are options for categories and classes to make setting up the store easy.
  • Easy to use for someone with no programming skills.
  • Merchandising products as you are able to see the actual product you are merchandising.
  • Creating new categories and subcategories and arranging them in whatever order you want. Also having the ability to easily hide a category/subcategory.
  • Uploading product and changing the colorway the customer sees.

Cons

  • Using images on the site and in the blog was a cumbersome process. The upload was easy enough, but finding and using the image after upload was terrible. The navigation of the images was difficult and there were no sort functions.
  • For a simple site without the need for a log in admin or shipping, these functions and capabilities were not easily hidden or removed. You needed to have a programmer go into the code to remove them. For a tool like 3dcart, it seemed to be something they could have taken care of with check boxes in the settings.
  • While expected, the templates available were very basic and simple. To enhance the look of your site, you will need a programmer or pay for the premium templates.
  • We were never able to delete categories/subcategories. And because of this inability, it was often difficult navigating the back-end. If we accidentally deleted a category/subcategory, it would create a problem on the front end.
  • Creating discount codes was a nightmare. It was easy enough to create, but the text/description area was so sensitive and often had a mind of its own. This sensitivity created problems on the front end as well, ranging from incomplete text showing up to the products tiling all in one row. Also, there wasn't an easy way to create a "complex" discount code (complex defined as any code that wasn't a % off)
  • In general, it was very buggy. We were constantly opening tickets.

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.
WebLinc10.0
Based on 1 answer
Continuous wins with WebLinc make this an easy choice.

Alternatives Considered

Selected 3DCart based on price point and ease of getting started. Gave a two week free trial to make sure I could get it set up. Seemed easier than other options and had room to grow if I need more capabilities. It also integrated with QuckBooks, FaceBook and Auth.net which were all part of the package right from the start.
Weblinc was more user-friendly and less confusing to work with.

Return on Investment

  • Enhanced customer service with ticket system.
  • Was able to quickly set up shop and get started on the web.
  • Overall, it was more work keeping it running than seemed necessary. It felt like almost everyday there was something new that had to be fixed, which increased frustration both on the employee and customer end. I would say it definitely decreased employee efficiency.

Pricing Details

3dcart

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

WebLinc

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