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3dcart

6 Ratings

WooCommerce

Top Rated
68 Ratings

3dcart

6 Ratings
Score 7.1 out of 101

WooCommerce

Top Rated
68 Ratings
Score 8.5 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.

WooCommerce

Honestly I think WooCommerce is the easiest open-source e-commerce platform to get up and running vs the competition. I highly recommend it to my clients/colleagues and anyone else that asks. It makes getting a basic online store up and running easy and quick, which means you can start getting orders sooner.

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

3dcart
7.3
WooCommerce
8.0
Product catalog & listings
3dcart
8.0
WooCommerce
8.1
Product management
3dcart
8.0
WooCommerce
8.3
Bulk product upload
3dcart
10.0
WooCommerce
7.3
Branding
3dcart
7.0
WooCommerce
7.5
Mobile storefront
3dcart
7.0
WooCommerce
8.3
Product variations
3dcart
8.0
WooCommerce
8.7
Website integration
3dcart
5.0
WooCommerce
8.7
Visual customization
3dcart
8.0
WooCommerce
6.5
CMS
3dcart
5.0
WooCommerce
8.2

Online Shopping Cart

3dcart
8.0
WooCommerce
7.6
Checkout user experience
3dcart
8.0
WooCommerce
8.0
Abandoned cart recovery
3dcart
WooCommerce
7.2

Online Payment System

3dcart
9.0
WooCommerce
8.9
eCommerce security
3dcart
9.0
WooCommerce
8.9

eCommerce Marketing

3dcart
8.0
WooCommerce
7.6
Promotions & discounts
3dcart
8.0
WooCommerce
7.9
Personalized recommendations
3dcart
7.0
WooCommerce
6.8
SEO
3dcart
9.0
WooCommerce
8.1

eCommerce Business Management

3dcart
6.8
WooCommerce
8.3
Order processing
3dcart
8.0
WooCommerce
8.4
Inventory management
3dcart
5.0
WooCommerce
8.3
Shipping
3dcart
7.0
WooCommerce
7.6
Custom functionality
3dcart
7.0
WooCommerce
8.0
Multi-site management
3dcart
WooCommerce
9.0

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.
  • WooCommerce is great because it is easy to set up, and easy for us to help our clients manage their products. Set up is usually less than a day, and we can get a handful of products up and configured in the first week. Plus, we are able to duplicate existing products, saving us time.
  • WooCommerce has a very detailed, robust support manual to help us get started and add products to the site.
  • There are numerous plugins available to enhance WooCommerce. In particular, a couple of plugins allow for further customization of the product page layout, colors and titles. Other plugins enhance the shopping cart experience.
  • WooCommerce follows the Wordpress structure of tags and categories, ensuring we will have an easy time organizing products.

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.
  • Customization: WooCommerce is not as strong in this regard, vs. major competitors.

Likelihood to Renew

No score
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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.
WooCommerce10.0
Based on 1 answer
Our site is working exceptionally well, it's easy to use, and works well for our clients. There's no reason to change anything.

Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
WooCommerce7.0
Based on 1 answer
I gave it lots of points for being a simple product that instantly gives you a store. Very intuitive and simple for the client to update or implement. Loses LOTS of points when you want to do anything besides just sell stuff (coupons, etc) then it makes you pay big money for the add-ons and makes it difficult and time-intensive to develop your own.

Alternatives Considered

I found 3dcart to be the most cost effective and easiest to use for my smaller to medium sized business clients.
GoDaddy's product is sorely limited. Whereas it does have text fields as item add-ons, almost every other aspect of it is worse than WooCommerce. Images are saves as random number strings, taking away from the SEO power they could have with proper file names. Product Management is near impossible with GoDaddy QSC, and the visual layout is sorely lacking compared to WooCommerce.

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.
  • Better fulfillment options when paired with ShipStation, for ease of fulfillment.
  • More repeat customers with the Follow-Up Email extension.

Pricing Details

3dcart

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

WooCommerce

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