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Shift4Shop

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End-to-End eCommerce: Free for life ($0, US-Only)

Basic: $29/month
Plus: $79/month
Pro: $229.99/month

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Well-priced service with plenty of customization options and excellent customer support.
For beginners you can make and publish a product with just a name, pic and price. But the more savvy can get as detailed on the products and functionality as they want.

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Stephen H.

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Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Easy to use & great support

Reviewed 6 years ago

We wrote our own website prior to using 3dcart and when tablets & smart phones started to be a big chunk of the search & buying we had to do something. 3dcart's system is so much easier that writing code. You can have a product added within just a few minutes. The cost saving in time pays for it's self over and over again. Plus now it automatically adjusts for every size screen and type of device like the smart phones ect.

Pros

The program has just about everything we need and other stuff to grow into. The support people are great, they help us when needed and normally solve my issues and questions in a few hours or less.

Cons

They have changed over to a new platform last year but most of the knowledge base questions and answers are for the old platform. So the directions are misleading because stuff has moved around to different places on the site. They still allow use of the old platform and really should force customer's to use the new version and update the knowledgebase.

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Health, Wellness and Fitness, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Great Solution for Growing Online Sales

Reviewed 3 years ago

3dCart allowed our direct sale business to become an online business, with bells and whistles we thought would only be possible at a much higher monthly cost. We were able to develop a multi-state following, and offer incentives and loyalty programs, all for a very affordable monthly price. The headaches were minor in comparison to what 3dCart has done for us!

Pros

For a small, growing business with an ever-expanding product base, 3dCart meets the need for scalability, ease of adding product details, behind the scenes product management and point of sale tracking, giving a really good all-in-one place to track and grow without the heavy investment of some other popular solutions.

Cons

The printed reports are good, comprehensive, and useful; the ability to integrate them easily with other software is somewhat lacking; it can be done, but with some of the accounting software we tried, it was a difficult porting process. Customer service was as helpful as they could be, but many of our shortcomings became wish list suggestions for their developers.

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Leslie R.

Printing, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend4/10

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robust platform experiencing declining customer service, increasing "glitches", increasing pricing

Reviewed a month ago

We stayed with Shift 4 Shop/3dcartstores due to the functionality of the platform. The cost used to be good and the customer service much better in the past. However, over the course of the last year we have been experiencing an uptick in "glitches" on their platform. You almost have to demand to speak to management and then when / if they get to you. My most current situation is that all of our products have incorrect captioning descriptions, i.e. a red shirt is captioned black, AND THERE is no correction as of now since putting in a ticket over 3 days ago. According to them, it seems to be a "global" issue affecting everyones site on the platforms.

Pros

We stayed with Shift 4 Shop/3dcartstores due to the functionality of the platform. The cost used to be good and the customer service much better in the past.

Cons

Increasing "glitches" either globally or domain specific. Long or no response from upper management on serious issues such as missing orders, description issues. etc.

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William A.

Automotive, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Stole from us and while trying to strongarm us into using their payment processor

Reviewed 3 months ago

We have been humming along for several years using 3D Cart/Shift4Shop and were happy until just the past two days. They sent an email out saying that if we didn't register for their payment processor, our site would be deleted. We don't want to use their processor... so I called. I was told I received the email by mistake and we were all good and to disregard. Well, it turns out they automatically...

Pros

The Shift4Shop store layout is capable of many things we require, such as different price tiers for different customer groups as well as options for each product.

Cons

Some of the formattings are not automatically symmetrical and require adjusting, and still may not be quite right. Customer service is garbage.

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Megan M.

Printing, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Good for the price

Reviewed a year ago

It's a decent ecommerce platform. Easy enough for beginners and best of all its free.

Pros

Shift4Shop (previously 3dcart) is a FREE website ecommerce platform. Unlike some of their competitors that charge you for every transaction, Shift4shop does not take a commission and they do not charge a monthly fee. It really is free, which is amazing. You do need to use their credit card processor, and the fee is 3%. But you will pay a CC processor no matter what, so ultimately the ecommerce website is still free. They have templates that are ready to go and are pretty decent. Updates are done automatically, so you don't need to be a techy to keep up (this was a concern when we previously self hosted and did Woocommerce). Ultimately we are happy and would recommend Shift4shop.

Cons

You have no control over some things. One time the entire website went down. Customer service told me I didn't even have a domain with them - even though it had been working and taking orders until the day before. And their customer service is not good. They are out of the country and have no control. Every issue needs to go to a different department. Which is not a big deal for small things, but when...

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Domenico C.

Information Technology and Services, 201-500 employees

Used other for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A great value for the money

Reviewed 2 years ago

Rather than spend the money at Shopify, you can save a lot and get a great website to sell your online products.

Pros

When I was looking into e-commerce platforms, a friend of mine recommended 3dcart. I had never heard of them but I'm glad I checked them out. They are located in the US, have great value for money and give control to build a great website.

Cons

If you aren't "tech" savvy, the customization is better left to a professional. Other than that, I really like the product offering and enjoy the user interface.

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Jim S.

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best Shopping Cart Value Ever

Reviewed a year ago

I needed a shopping cart. I've used WooCommerce with PayPal before and was starting to use that for my new website. But it is clunky. I had heard of Shopify and decided to look into that solution. I started down the rabbit hole, found a few reviews that mentioned Shift4Shop, and never looked back.

Pros

The best thing about Shift4Shop is its price point - way less expensive than any other shopping cart out there. How much less expensive? All the way less expensive - it is free. Of course there is a catch with free, but that catch isn't oppressively - you need to use Shift4Payments as your credit card processor. The Shift4Payment fees are virtually the same as the fees rom PayPal or other online...

Cons

Like any software, there is a learning curve. And there are a few nit-picky things, but none of the nits are even close to a game-changer. There are a few head-scratching rough edge items - here's one example: When you enter your product's name, the default text is "Product Name" and when you click in the box, your curser is at the end of Product Name and you need to backspace those two words away....

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Jessica L.

Wholesale, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Very Intense Shopping Cart

Reviewed 3 years ago

Having an oversized website can be a huge headache. But breaking things down to parts and structuring them to the 3D Cart system has made it much easier to keep things organized.

Pros

It works well with any level of developer. For beginners you can make and publish a product with just a name, pic and price. But the more savvy can get as detailed on the products and functionality as they want. The site even allows for custom programming and html mock ups. So as a simple to diverse system, this has been the best I've seen. And I have tried many platforms. This has been my favorite. And when they say "unlimited" they mean Unlimited.

Cons

Having such a large website sometimes things break and take time to fix. But they do have 24 hour support to help.

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Robert J.

Retail, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Excellent product

Reviewed 3 years ago

I have used 3dCart for my online store probably for more than 10 years now, and I have been completely satisfied with their program and with their customer service. Their software is easy to use and easy to learn. I had them set up the program for me when I first began and it is still working smoothly today.

Pros

ease of use, updates are automatically applied and are not done very often so there is no disruption, excellent service support, flexible program can be easily customized, competitive pricing, excellent tutorials, no coding skill is necessary for use, good communication from the company from

Cons

too many options for add ons for similar types of add on modules, a lot of space wasted on the screen (better now with the latest upgrade), finding photos in file manager is difficult

AR
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Anonymous Reviewer

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Professional Training & Coaching, self-employed

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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the best ecommerce shopping cart software

Reviewed 3 years ago

Well-priced service with plenty of customization options and excellent customer support!

Pros

unparalleled customization options. Solid customer support. Lots of payment gateway options. Integration with Google Sponsored, ebay, etc. Cheaper than the competition. Most importantly, the ability to tag items with metadata and key words for SEO purposes.

Cons

There's a few small glitches. Returns of individual line items is not easy. Sometimes the username/password input seems to freeze up. Knowledge base still references old platform. But overall well worth it.

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Henry W.

Retail, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Effort Versus Cost

Reviewed a year ago

Having used the software for over a year, and keeping up to date with Shift4shop news and regularly scheduled fixes, we are fairly satisficed with the service. It was certainly a learning process, and we spent more time understanding the software than we would compared to a competing service, however the end result is acceptable. For a service that is mostly free to use, we have determined that the amount of work and learning required has been worth it.

Pros

We are constantly discovering new functions as the software is being used on a daily basis. Shift4shop truly has everything we need to operate a successful e-commerce business, and at no upfront cost (terms apply to that assessment). As far as we can determine, there are no essential features missing from the services that Shift4shop offers.

Cons

The software is most definitely not user-friendly for the common e-commerce entrepreneur. When we first starting using Shift4shop in early 2020, composing our storefront was a nightmare, and required that every member of our team need learn information, processes, and language just to navigate and operate the software. (Shift4shop does provide basic video tutorials for most functions, for new users).

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Karolyn S.

Information Technology and Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Solid Sofware with API Capabilities

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

opportunity to customize is not limited. We've been using 3D cart for about 5 years. I've been mostly happy with how it works. If you have some development background, that helps but is not required. The import/export features and the ability to have control over your site is where they shine. Customer returns are off -- you can return an order easy enough, but if you're returning single line items, it doesn't work -- you have to band-aid that part. Customer service is stellar. For the price, it offers a lot of functionality and opportunity for 3rd party integrations.

Cons

the actual back end phone order/customer service/returns etc needs tweaked.

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Eva J.

Building Materials, 51-200 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Greatest Value Shopping Cart

Reviewed 6 years ago

I have used many shopping carts such as Shopify, BigCommerce, VirtueMart (Joomla) and Miva 9, and 3dCart is by far the best. Many users claim that Shopify provides good SEO - yes and no. I found out that this is because Shopify automatically fill in the meta tag fields, so a novice user does not have to worry about SEO. Most of these other platforms have many restrictions and more meant for novice...

Pros

Easy to use, flexible, value for money

Cons

Setting up sub-categories can be a challenge

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Tom K.

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Used daily for 2+ years

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I am amazed at how many good things 3D cart does.

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

It is feature rich. It does everything it should, and It even has modules that can be turned on that do even more. This is an excellent shopping cart and I now have three of them. Easy to use once you get the hang of it.

Cons

There are some things I would like to add, things I consider to be basic customizations, like the ability to add flat rate shipping at different rates per product. 3D Cart has for hire programmers to do it but for a steep price. I would like more affordable customizations.

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Brian K.

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Flexible software

Reviewed 6 years ago

I am very happy with the service. I like how flexible the software is. It is not just plug 'n play like a do-it-yourself site builder. If you know a little bit of programming you can really customize the appearance and functionality of almost every component of the site. The only reason that I didn't give 5 stars for 'support' is because the online chat is gone. I used to be able to chat with...

Pros

Flexible. Good price.

Cons

Can't think of one.

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LORRAINE S.

Arts and Crafts, self-employed

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Ease of use

Reviewed 3 years ago

Tech support has been very helpful with my Google listing issues and directed me in how to resolve my issues. I was able to work within the software to make the necessary fixes.

Pros

I moved my store from another website host that use a very hard program to use. I found this software very easy to use and navigate. I was able to get my store up and running in a few days.

Cons

There is no way to make price adjustments without changing each one individually. It is repetitive and time consuming.

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Greg A.

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Furniture, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Took two years to get ecomm site up and running

Reviewed 5 years ago

For our needs this was the best. None of the big three do absolutely everything. Requires lots of time and repetition to learn all the tricks, this is a deep program, but we have it do a lot and have it very customized.

Pros

Most everything is customizable if you can figure out how.

Cons

You will constantly run into something it doesn't do such as percentage pricing on options, but none of them do it all.

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Mark W.

Apparel & Fashion, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Good Value

Reviewed 6 years ago

We have 2 store sites with 3dCart and it's been pretty useful. It's relatively easy to manage the backend of your store. It allows you to do all of the business basics, and most of the product settings are pretty standard when you compare them with other e-commerce platforms. There are some limitations, but we haven't run into too many of those. The front-end design isn't bad either. They offer plenty of responsive (mobile and tablet friendly) templates, and with HTML and CSS knowledge, they are also customizable. Also works well with your accounting software. Most files are exportable in .csv format.

Pros

Easy to Use Great for Small Businesses

Cons

Monthly Fee Limitations

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Mitch H.

Self-employed

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Happy Volusion Switcher!

Reviewed 6 years ago

3dcart was brought to my attention at a time where my frustration level with Volusion was peaking. I really didn't want to rebuild my website again, but 3dcart offered so much more bank for the buck that I had to commit and begin rebuilding. The feature I love most is product options - it has simplified my multi-sized product arrays from a both point of views, the customer and administrator. Absolutely...

Pros

Product Options

Cons

Lack of a user-editable price option feature. Rewards doesn't account for different level of rewards for a product with price level options. A feature (check-box) to disable directions on the contact us page - for eCommerce sites without a physical store, which is many, why show directions to an address that has no merit?

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Nik K.

Used daily for 2+ years

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Great as a whole

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

The 3dcart-platform is a good starter e-commerce platform for those trying to launch a commerce store. It's easy to use and offers a complete e-commerce solution.

Cons

Not a huge fan of the different price-tier plans that they offer. If you're on the lower plans you seem to always exceed you bandwidth limit.

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Carlos Adrián V.

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Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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I use this cart now only by the point of sale

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

The software is good, but it is very difficult to integrate with other tools, I had to use zapier to be able to automate all my processes, but in general it has worked correctly

Cons

the addons are very expensive, it is difficult to develop something extra, the support by chat is not live, in reality they generate tickets and take a few hours to answer, you can not use your own SSL, it is necessary to buy one with them

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Joe A.

Retail, self-employed

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great Value & Support

Reviewed 6 years ago

3dCart is my fourth ecommerce platform, best so far, great features for the money. There are some basic things like better Captcha that are desperately needed, as well as better flexibility on promotions, but they are improving. So far customer support has been outstanding.

Pros

value, features, support

Cons

minor things, need better Captcha.

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Patrick P.

Music, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Discontinued Email Support

Reviewed 7 months ago
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Stupidest decision in Cost Cutting these morons ever made by discontinung Smartermail for customers. Now we have to find a 3rd party to get Orders/Communications via email at additional cost. Worse yet the damn HOOPS we have to go thru to set that up with the 3rd Party provider is ridiculous. Sometimes in business "Cutting Costs" is "Cutting Your Own Throat". If we could get off this platform I would do it in a minute and we'll NEVER recommend them to anyone.

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Carlos Adrian V.

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Used daily for 6-12 months

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Great software

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Great software for create the first shopping cart, the integration with zapier its beta yet, but works correctly

Cons

The plugins are very expensive, it's hard to customize the style, limited number of users and permissions

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gareth B.

Self-employed

Used daily for 6-12 months

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very easy to use and customer service brill

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

pretty fast even with low wifi , strong piece of equipment and is not fragile so don't be afraid to get hands on

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