3DCart Review

Overview
Good

Several features ensuring that all your needs will be covered, reasonable pricing

Bad

Bandwidth/traffic limitations and less than optimal customer service

Overall

3DCart is a good contender for an e-commerce platform, worth experimenting with for a two week period before committing to a purchase.

Detailed Review

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.

Core Features

3DCart 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.

Templates

Templates 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.

Gift Wrapping

A 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.

Community

3DCart 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

While 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 digital products.

Blog

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.

Payment Gateways

3DCart 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.

Recurring Payments/Autoshipping

3DCart 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.  

Marketing Features

There 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.

Their ROI (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.

Conclusion

One 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.

Pricing
Merchant Price
Official Website $19.99/mo
Specifications

Cart Features

  • Templates

    80+

  • Mobile Ready

  • SSL

  • Payment Gateways

    120+

  • MultiLingual

  • Digital Products

  • Bandwidth

    Unlimited

  • Storage

    Unlimited

  • CDN

  • PCI Compliant

  • Apps

    200+

  • Mobile Apps

    iOS Only

  • Transaction Fee

    0%

  • Analytics

  • Multi-Currency

  • Free Trial

    15 Days

  • Support Options

    6

  • RMA

  • Shipping Calculator

Marketing Features

  • Dropshipping

  • Facebook Store

  • CMS

  • SEO Ready

  • Datafeeds

  • Cart Saver

  • Coupons

  • Gift Cards

  • eBay Export

Quick Overview

  • Market Strength

    82

  • Feature Strength

    94

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