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3dcart

6 Ratings

X-Cart

3 Ratings

3dcart

6 Ratings
Score 7.1 out of 101

X-Cart

3 Ratings
Score 8.8 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.
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X-Cart

X-cart uses Smarty Templates in a PHP environment which means there are many developers who could probably pick it up relatively quickly to provide new features. The smarty template engine is very robust and well documented, and the cost of x-cart is very low which makes it easy for anyone to get started with their e-commerce business.It is a really great e-commerce software and suitable for every business. I actually cannot find any serious objection to what it does. They regularly update it, add new features, fix flaws, offer support. The software itself offers many integrations for shipping and payments, everything you need for sales. Although it covers many things, there will always be something missing, because many things happen in between customer visit and final delivery. Therefore, if you plan to expand your business, also plan to expand your X-Cart - but do not worry, it won't be hard.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

3dcart
7.3
X-Cart
7.7
Product catalog & listings
3dcart
8.0
X-Cart
8.0
Product management
3dcart
8.0
X-Cart
9.0
Bulk product upload
3dcart
10.0
X-Cart
4.0
Branding
3dcart
7.0
X-Cart
10.0
Mobile storefront
3dcart
7.0
X-Cart
6.0
Product variations
3dcart
8.0
X-Cart
9.0
Website integration
3dcart
5.0
X-Cart
8.0
Visual customization
3dcart
8.0
X-Cart
10.0
CMS
3dcart
5.0
X-Cart
5.0

Online Shopping Cart

3dcart
8.0
X-Cart
9.5
Checkout user experience
3dcart
8.0
X-Cart
10.0
Abandoned cart recovery
3dcart
X-Cart
9.0

Online Payment System

3dcart
9.0
X-Cart
10.0
eCommerce security
3dcart
9.0
X-Cart
10.0

eCommerce Marketing

3dcart
8.0
X-Cart
8.7
Promotions & discounts
3dcart
8.0
X-Cart
10.0
Personalized recommendations
3dcart
7.0
X-Cart
10.0
SEO
3dcart
9.0
X-Cart
6.0

eCommerce Business Management

3dcart
6.8
X-Cart
9.2
Order processing
3dcart
8.0
X-Cart
7.0
Inventory management
3dcart
5.0
X-Cart
9.0
Shipping
3dcart
7.0
X-Cart
10.0
Custom functionality
3dcart
7.0
X-Cart
10.0
Multi-site management
3dcart
X-Cart
10.0

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.
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  • For everyone. From small to huge business you get everything out of box. Just setup company details, payment and shipping methods and you are ready to go.
  • Upgradable. There are many plugins one can integrate with X-Cart. Over time, many of them became part of the software, and you are one click away to enable them.
  • Well organized code. It uses Smarty template engine, which I find great, specially for debugging (famous Webmaster mode).
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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.
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  • Creating new plugins the way X-Cart wants is maybe not complicated, but hard to implement because there are no hooks. One has to manually change each file. This is similar to patching the core and therefore one has to know basics of web development.
  • Even if you get everything styled correctly with base skin, there is a bunch of unused styles you have to cope with. Start skin should be much cleaner. You may find thousands excess lines of code.
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Likelihood to Renew

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.
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Alternatives Considered

I found 3dcart to be the most cost effective and easiest to use for my smaller to medium sized business clients.
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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.
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  • Flexibility in presentation as well as functionality
  • Full open source software allows for unlimited possibilities with the store function, though some developers who create modules do encode their modules which have errors in their code which therefore can't be fixed
  • A fully functional professional level application at a fraction of the cost of similar applications such as magento.
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Pricing Details

3dcart

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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X-Cart

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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