Several features ensuring that all your needs will be covered, reasonable pricing
Bandwidth/traffic limitations and less than optimal customer service
3DCart is a good contender for an e-commerce platform, worth experimenting with for a two week period before committing to a purchase.
3DCart was founded by an Enterprenuer Gonzalo Gil back in 2001.
Initial development of the company started in 1996 and was built upon a
previous similar service that was acquired by Gil back in 1999. The
company now has an executive team of 6 people with dozens more to manage
day to day operations of their 15,000+ strong customer base.
comes jammed packed with features. Their website provides virtually an
endless list of things you can accomplish with the service. While a lot
of other shopping cart software does provide most of these features,
3DCart takes the trouble to go into detail and tell the customer exactly
what to expect. You get the usual set of reporting, several designs to
choose from, integrate with all popular payment processors and
incorporate promotional features to drive up sales.
and design is not 3DCart’s strong suit. They have a small number of
options to choose from and with over 15,000 customers, if you are
looking for at least some level of uniqueness and branding, at the very
least, you should consider playing around with the HTML and CSS to
modify the contents of the theme. Alternatively, you can hire 3DCart’s
in-house designers to build you a custom theme at a modest price range
somewhere in the $2,000s.
relatively unique and useful feature, gift-wrapping may be futile for
some industries, but if you are in the novelty item or seasonal gift
business, gift-wrapping may just be the reason for you to go ahead and
use 3DCart as the primary shopping cart for your website.
provides quite a few community based features which are ideal if you
are looking to increase customer loyalty. You can enable a rating system
with reviews of your products and services for customers to voice their
honest opinion of your product. You can allow customers to have a
registry or “wish list” which they can use to purchase items later. You
also have the option of integrating customers’ social media accounts by
allowing purchases via Facebook accounts.
Extensive Digital Product Support
it is not the only service to offer seamless digital download
capabilities, 3DCart pays special emphasis to this. You can easily
integrate downloadable products and give customers the option of a
downloadable audio or video file as well as a physical hard copy for
A blog is a useful
marketing tool to deploy to your online business. 3DCart makes it one
step easier by providing an inbuilt feature to have your own blog with
your shopping cart software. Ideally, you might look to have your own
blog on a sub domain of your website in order to keep your customers
engaged, but with 3DCart you can do this out of the box.
support large number of international and local payment processors to
process payment. There are more than 50 payment gateways can be
integrated to accept payment. Apart from that, 3dcart merchant account
(BankCard Services) is their fully integrated payment system to accept
credit card at competitive rates.
supports recurring payments which are typically a common feature used
with digital products that requires a monthly subscription. 3DCart also
gives you the option of auto-shipping physical goods that would be
needed by customers on a continual basis. An example would be the
purchase of pharmaceuticals refills.
are many marketing tools to take advantage of, such as search engine
optimization (SEO) that uses latest techniques to make content more
search engine friendly. Apart from SEO, the platform offers a built-in
affiliate program, Facebook stores, and email-marketing tools. Some
other notable features include coupons, product reviews, gift cards, and
promotions, although there is no loyalty program.
(aka 3DROI) is a tool to track return on investment when traffic is
coming from multiple channels. This can be an ideal solution for
merchants using dropship methods to sell products.
of the lesser known shopping cart services but the quality of the
software is by no means proportionate to its popularity. 3DCart is a
solid service, despite its limitations on bandwidth and disk space.