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Shopify vs 3dcart Comparison

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Overview

Shopify is a commerce platform that allows anyone to easily sell online, at a retail location, and everywhere in between

3dcart is a complete eCommerce solution, and the only platform needed to build the online store you've always dreamed of....

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from
$29/mo.month
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based
Starting from
$9.99/mo.month
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

5

4

3

2

1

2,181

1,092

208

45

36

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
97%
would recommend this app

5

4

3

2

1

64

27

9

1

4

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
95%
would recommend this app

Pros

I appreciate the detail given for each order and there are also great functions like discount codes which makes using the website very useful. The layout, while basic, helps make navigating simple.
Their customer service is excellent. As with any company, it isn't perfect, but they do their best to satisfy and make sure customers are happy with their product and their service.
While I had heard great things about Shopify and was excited about all the customizations it was very difficult to set up and I ended up closing my account after my free trial expired.

Pros

Pros Themes are better than most platforms and they are free this is the only thing good about 3d cart is the themes.
3dcart was the perfect solution for our company since the software has the capability to capture additional information during the ecommerce transaction.
We currently are using 3dCart as our e-commerce sales platform and this shopping car addon is certainly nice to have. It's very useful and easy to use.

Cons

Customer service was terrible, they offered a CSV upload which was useless to me, or offered to uplaod my items for me, and charge me a crazy amount of money for the service.
Shopify is paid and when it updates itself it gives some sort of errors in the online store and finding the error is a difficult task.
The premium charges are a slight turnoff due to the monthly charges. Smaller stores will have to look over their shoulders to make sure that they make enough to cover the monthly Shopify charges.

Cons

Occasionally the system can get very glitchy and mess up the final total cost of items purchased from the store. There seems to be a disconnect sometimes which can be very frustrating.
The lack of logs that show me a range of activities on the site (mine, yours or customers).
I have a bunch of clients that need stores. Each client has a little nuance to their specific needs, 3d cart is limited in that way.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review2 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review2 days ago

Key features

  • Total features52
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Advertising Management
  • Automated Sales
  • CRM Integration
  • Chat
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Visualization
  • Discount Management
  • Drip Marketing
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature Capture
  • Email Alerts
  • Email Integration
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Email Marketing Management
  • Email Templates
  • Gift Card System
  • Image Library
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Label Printing
  • Labeling
  • Mobile Integration
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Language
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • PCI DSS Compliance
  • POS
  • POS Integration
  • Product Catalog
  • Product Data Management
  • Ratings & Reviews
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • SEO Management
  • SSL Security
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Shipping Labels
  • Shipping Management
  • Shopping Cart
  • Social Media Integration
  • Tagging
  • Third Party Integration
  • URL Customization
  • Visual Analytics
  • Website Integration
  • Website Management
  • eCommerce Management
  • Total features16
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Advertising Management
  • Automated Sales
  • CRM Integration
  • Chat
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Visualization
  • Discount Management
  • Drip Marketing
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature Capture
  • Email Alerts
  • Email Integration
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Email Marketing Management
  • Email Templates
  • Gift Card System
  • Image Library
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Label Printing
  • Labeling
  • Mobile Integration
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Language
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • PCI DSS Compliance
  • POS
  • POS Integration
  • Product Catalog
  • Product Data Management
  • Ratings & Reviews
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • SEO Management
  • SSL Security
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Shipping Labels
  • Shipping Management
  • Shopping Cart
  • Social Media Integration
  • Tagging
  • Third Party Integration
  • URL Customization
  • Visual Analytics
  • Website Integration
  • Website Management
  • eCommerce Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations802
  • Authorize.net
  • BigCommerce
  • Constant Contact
  • Dropbox Business
  • Facebook
  • Google Analytics
  • Magento Commerce
  • Mailchimp
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • Twitter
  • WooCommerce
  • Wordpress
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk
  • Total integrations103
  • Authorize.net
  • BigCommerce
  • Constant Contact
  • Dropbox Business
  • Facebook
  • Google Analytics
  • Magento Commerce
  • Mailchimp
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • Twitter
  • WooCommerce
  • Wordpress
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk

Security

  • Encryption of sensitive data at rest
  • HTTPS for all pages (web-based apps)
  • Reports/alerts for security breaches
  • Multifactor authentication options
  • Customer data removed upon service cancellation
  • Encryption of sensitive data at rest
  • HTTPS for all pages (web-based apps)
  • Reports/alerts for security breaches
  • Multifactor authentication options
  • Customer data removed upon service cancellation

User reviews that mention these apps

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Shopify

Shopify Review

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall it is a good platform

Pros

I use shopify to sell my online merchandise for my company during our conferences and events, i find it easy to use and quite intuitive, i link up with sellers from china who help create customized shirts, bags, etcs which i sell. Customer support is also great

Cons

There are cheaper options e.g Alidropshipping and 3dcart

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Shopify

one of many online shop plugins out there

Reviewed 2 years ago

Tried to use it for selling services from my website. Ended up going with 3dcart after trialing Shopify

Pros

no coding required, and is clean and simple; accessible for those with minimal digital skills. Very reasonable cost for the service provided.

Cons

This could be a pro if you know what you're doing. Anything beyond basic online sales requires customization, which isn't easy since they are aiming to cater to low-tech individuals. Plug-ins can help, but many of them have limited functions or aren't free. I spent a lot more time shopping around for how to make it fit my needs than I would have liked, and eventually ended up switching to 3dcart.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Shopify

Decent online shopping cart

Reviewed 3 years ago

For the right shop, this would be a great ecommerce platform. It just wasn't the right price point for us to make a switch.

Pros

We use woocommerce and like it, but once got completely messed over when a hufe update changed every product on our site and we had to go thru hundreds of products one-by-one and re-enter crucial info like sizes and colors. It was a nightmare. So we were looking at all inclusive platforms like Shopify and 3dcart. Shopify will test their upgrades and ensure it was transition smoothly, and they have tech support there to help you if any of the upgrades didn't work properly. That's a big, big benefit.

Cons

No cons were added to this review

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Likelihood to recommend4/10

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3dcart

I would not recommend, there are better platforms that are easier to use

Reviewed 7 months ago

Do not like it at all. I would choose a different platform like Shopify in a heartbeat.

Pros

It was extremely inexpensive to get started with 3dcart. There are a lot of resources online for how to get started.

Cons

The platform is significantly behind the times as far as how many manual things you need to set up just to get started using the platform.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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3dcart

A great value for the money

Reviewed 2 days 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.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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3dcart

Greatest Value Shopping Cart

Reviewed 4 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

Shopify vs. 3dcart

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