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3dcart

5 Ratings

Weebly

73 Ratings

3dcart

5 Ratings
Score 6.4 out of 101

Weebly

73 Ratings
Score 8.2 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

Weebly

For a basic website that isn't too concerned with bells or whistles or being found/SEO, and doesn't have much of a budget, Weebly should be an option. There are customizations that can help the sites appear a little more advanced/appealing, but it takes some time, creativity, and knowledge. Easy to set up and manage!

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

3dcart
7.0
Weebly
Product catalog & listings
3dcart
8.0
Weebly
Product management
3dcart
8.0
Weebly
Branding
3dcart
6.0
Weebly
Mobile storefront
3dcart
6.0
Weebly
Product variations
3dcart
8.0
Weebly
Website integration
3dcart
7.0
Weebly
Visual customization
3dcart
6.0
Weebly

Online Shopping Cart

3dcart
9.0
Weebly
Checkout user experience
3dcart
9.0
Weebly

Online Payment System

3dcart
8.0
Weebly
eCommerce security
3dcart
8.0
Weebly

eCommerce Marketing

3dcart
7.5
Weebly
Promotions & discounts
3dcart
10.0
Weebly
SEO
3dcart
5.0
Weebly

eCommerce Business Management

3dcart
8.0
Weebly
Custom functionality
3dcart
8.0
Weebly

Security

3dcart
Weebly
8.1
Role-based user permissions
3dcart
Weebly
8.1

Platform & Infrastructure

3dcart
Weebly
7.2
API
3dcart
Weebly
7.3
Internationalization / multi-language
3dcart
Weebly
7.1

Web Content Creation

3dcart
Weebly
8.0
WYSIWYG editor
3dcart
Weebly
8.3
Code quality / cleanliness
3dcart
Weebly
7.7
Admin section
3dcart
Weebly
7.9
Page templates
3dcart
Weebly
8.3
Library of website themes
3dcart
Weebly
8.1
Mobile optimization / responsive design
3dcart
Weebly
7.7
Publishing workflow
3dcart
Weebly
8.2
Form generator
3dcart
Weebly
7.7

Web Content Management

3dcart
Weebly
7.8
Content taxonomy
3dcart
Weebly
8.1
SEO support
3dcart
Weebly
7.9
Bulk management
3dcart
Weebly
7.4
Availability / breadth of extensions
3dcart
Weebly
7.8
Community / comment management
3dcart
Weebly
7.6

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.
  • Weebly makes it easy for users who are not very tech savvy to create a site that looks professional and well thought out.
  • Weebly provides users with a variety of templates for creating new pages quickly and efficiently.
  • The software allows users to make updates to their site and pages quickly and changes are published immediately.

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.
  • The platform has grown to so many different features right now that it can be complicated or overwhelming when you first start using it.
  • Their app store is extremely sparse right now. It would be great if they had a thriving developer ecosystem, like Shopify or Force.com

Likelihood to Renew

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.
Weebly10.0
Based on 1 answer
Weebly is consistently adding features that line up with our needs. The ease of use makes it the perfect program for us since we have users of multiple age brackets and knowledge of web design. We love that we can give users access to only the pages they are affiliated with

Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Weebly9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is simple to use and offers enough customization to make a website that is personalized. Templates are pretty standard and the help section is laid out well by topic with frequently asked questions. Some design knowledge is helpful, but through trial and error anyone can get a hold of the reins fairly quickly.

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.
WordPress takes time to set up properly, needs hosting and always has security issues. Drupal is getting more and more complicated every year. Again, hosting a Drupal installation is a security headache. Weebly, being a hosted solution, completed does away with the need to worry about installation or keep updating the server side code because of security issues. They automatically take care of this. With Unbounce, you get a hosted solution which is pretty good at A/B testing but you don't get the range of templates and widgets that come with Weebly

Return on Investment

  • Enhanced customer service with ticket system.
  • Was able to quickly set up shop and get started on the web.
  • It has saved us time in testing new ideas. On average, we save about 30 hours per prototype just by being deployed on Weebly.
  • We have not had to train our non-technical team members in HTML coding and the like because with Weebly they can build websites using drag and drop. That's significant money saved.

Pricing Details

3dcart

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

Weebly

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