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3dcart

6 Ratings

Weebly

Top Rated
75 Ratings

3dcart

6 Ratings
Score 7.1 out of 101

Weebly

Top Rated
75 Ratings
Score 8.1 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.

Weebly

Weebly is a great platform if you need a brochure-ware website. It's got some great features and you can't beat how easy it is to use. On the downside, the blog and e-commerce functionality is limited. Although there are several fairly easy to use platforms out there, I use it for many of my clients that are just starting out or need one they can eventually manage and update themselves as their businesses evolve -- which is especially true in the beginning or at the startup of a business. However, it can also scale, since you can create almost any number of pages and add content like audio and video. Additional functionality may be added through embeds.

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

3dcart
7.3
Weebly
Product catalog & listings
3dcart
8.0
Weebly
Product management
3dcart
8.0
Weebly
Bulk product upload
3dcart
10.0
Weebly
Branding
3dcart
7.0
Weebly
Mobile storefront
3dcart
7.0
Weebly
Product variations
3dcart
8.0
Weebly
Website integration
3dcart
5.0
Weebly
Visual customization
3dcart
8.0
Weebly
CMS
3dcart
5.0
Weebly

Online Shopping Cart

3dcart
8.0
Weebly
Checkout user experience
3dcart
8.0
Weebly

Online Payment System

3dcart
9.0
Weebly
eCommerce security
3dcart
9.0
Weebly

eCommerce Marketing

3dcart
8.0
Weebly
Promotions & discounts
3dcart
8.0
Weebly
Personalized recommendations
3dcart
7.0
Weebly
SEO
3dcart
9.0
Weebly

eCommerce Business Management

3dcart
6.8
Weebly
Order processing
3dcart
8.0
Weebly
Inventory management
3dcart
5.0
Weebly
Shipping
3dcart
7.0
Weebly
Custom functionality
3dcart
7.0
Weebly

Security

3dcart
Weebly
8.0
Role-based user permissions
3dcart
Weebly
8.0

Platform & Infrastructure

3dcart
Weebly
7.2
API
3dcart
Weebly
7.5
Internationalization / multi-language
3dcart
Weebly
7.0

Web Content Creation

3dcart
Weebly
8.0
WYSIWYG editor
3dcart
Weebly
8.4
Code quality / cleanliness
3dcart
Weebly
7.6
Admin section
3dcart
Weebly
7.9
Page templates
3dcart
Weebly
8.1
Library of website themes
3dcart
Weebly
8.1
Mobile optimization / responsive design
3dcart
Weebly
7.9
Publishing workflow
3dcart
Weebly
8.3
Form generator
3dcart
Weebly
7.5

Web Content Management

3dcart
Weebly
7.6
Content taxonomy
3dcart
Weebly
8.0
SEO support
3dcart
Weebly
7.5
Bulk management
3dcart
Weebly
7.5
Availability / breadth of extensions
3dcart
Weebly
7.5
Community / comment management
3dcart
Weebly
7.4

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.
  • Drag and drop interface makes it very easy to add all types of content, including images, text, video (and YouTube videos), embeddable applications and more.
  • It's very easy to set up navigation features like cascading menus and sticky navigation (where the menu stays put - may depend on the template chosen though).
  • A technical backend is fairly straight-forward for setting up a fav icon, 301 redirects, SEO, Google Analytics, etc.

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.
  • Weebly doesn't have a lot of templates to choose from, so if you don't have any experience with CSS or HTML, it's hard to customize your site to an extent.
  • Weebly isn't fully SEO friendly. They don't allow you to add H1 tags to pages out of the box.
  • You can't create folder structures when it comes to web page URLs. You can put web pages under a main menu dropdown, but they don't allow you to put all sub-menu items in a structured folder (like site.com/folder/page-1 and site.com/folder/page-2).

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

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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

I found 3dcart to be the most cost effective and easiest to use for my smaller to medium sized business clients.
Weebly's designs, plugins, and customization options are a little more advanced in some cases than other similar programs. WordPress requires a different level of expertise and knowledge of code, keywording, and plugins, so I wouldn't even compare them. Wix is a little more user-friendly because you can drag and drop your design, which was very convenient for customizing your site. I didn't personally select Weebly, but it is user-friendly and nearly anyone comfortable with a computer could figure it out. Weebly support is also pretty good.

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.
  • Helps our team be more efficient when updating sites
  • Consistency - helps our team that all of the sites are designed similarly for functionality
  • The attractiveness of sites - our sites are definitely not as attractive since they're designed in-house

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