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3dcart

6 Ratings

Wix

Top Rated
139 Ratings

3dcart

6 Ratings
Score 7.1 out of 101

Wix

Top Rated
139 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.

Wix

Wix is especially well suited for a person who is not familiar with building a website. It can be used by kids. It is very well equipped for small businesses who want to have an attractive, eye-catching site. Also, it is great for e-Commerce. If you or your company requires a unique website that is professionally done and will attract B2B or B2C clients with a higher price point, you may want to higher professional web designer instead of using Wix.

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

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

Online Shopping Cart

3dcart
8.0
Wix
Checkout user experience
3dcart
8.0
Wix

Online Payment System

3dcart
9.0
Wix
eCommerce security
3dcart
9.0
Wix

eCommerce Marketing

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

eCommerce Business Management

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

Security

3dcart
Wix
8.4
Role-based user permissions
3dcart
Wix
8.4

Platform & Infrastructure

3dcart
Wix
7.0
API
3dcart
Wix
7.5
Internationalization / multi-language
3dcart
Wix
6.6

Web Content Creation

3dcart
Wix
7.9
WYSIWYG editor
3dcart
Wix
8.3
Code quality / cleanliness
3dcart
Wix
7.2
Admin section
3dcart
Wix
8.1
Page templates
3dcart
Wix
8.5
Library of website themes
3dcart
Wix
8.1
Mobile optimization / responsive design
3dcart
Wix
7.6
Publishing workflow
3dcart
Wix
8.3
Form generator
3dcart
Wix
7.3

Web Content Management

3dcart
Wix
7.4
Content taxonomy
3dcart
Wix
7.6
SEO support
3dcart
Wix
7.3
Bulk management
3dcart
Wix
7.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
3dcart
Wix
7.2
Community / comment management
3dcart
Wix
7.7

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.
  • Love the drag and drop system! It is completely customizable and helps you decide what you want so you do not have to have all the answers. Truly is a great option for nonprofits and businesses alike.
  • Easy SEO management and clear reporting options. This helps us to have all of our website and external marketing on one platform WHILE understanding how it is working. We are able to make adjustments based on what visitors are responding to.
  • Love all the widget options. Wix has several applications and add-ons to meet any needs you might have. We utilize this such as video publishing, blog, and several customizable button options.

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.
  • Wix seems to require a lot of resources as the site gets more content. My site is fairly basic. A few pages, a handful of graphics, and some text. But editing the site is much slower than I would like. I have fast internet and have used multiple browsers and computers, but it's still considerably slow.
  • Support can be difficult to reach. I had an issue when I very first signed up and all I could do was submit a question on a forum (no phone #, no email, etc.). Then the response I got was an answer through the forum. This was inconvenient in my opinion.
  • They could improve rearranging strips. Sometimes it seems to cooperate and move all elements in the strip with it. Other times the background moves but leaves all the elements in place.

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.
Wix10.0
Based on 3 answers
We will definitely renew Wix. The ability to completely control our website has been invaluable to us. We will maintain this service as long as we are an incorporated organization, we've tried several other software options and this has been the best solution by far for all of our needs.

Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Wix7.0
Based on 4 answers
It's useable for the most basic person to use, but it's not a great option overall. I think that the platform for creating is rather cumbersome and not clean or organized. If you don't care about that while working on a website, it's an okay option, but I only recommend this option for basic users.

Alternatives Considered

I found 3dcart to be the most cost effective and easiest to use for my smaller to medium sized business clients.
Squarespace felt more advanced when I first began my comparison research. It seemed like it could potentially make the best looking websites but required a little more base knowledge or a higher learning curve for someone new to web design. Weebly seemed like a very worthy competitor but I enjoyed the Wix interface more so I went with Wix. Now that I have been exposed to Wix for a longer period of time, I actually would be very interested to try both Weebly and Squarespace again to see how they stack up now.

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.
  • Wix helped us create a good looking website in a very short time even with a lot of decision makers.
  • Wix is easy to work on without any coding language.
  • Wix is a little expensive.

Pricing Details

3dcart

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

Wix

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