3dcart is a retail solution for businesses and professionals who want to sell on the web. Users can work with 50 unique template designs or build something completely new to match their company or brand. No coding knowledge is required to create a functional online shopping cart. The application also supplies access to 25 SEO tools including RSS content reader, SEO-friendly HTML URLs, dynamic Meta data on product pages, auto generated link titles and alt tags and much more. The application integrates with YouTube. Instantly post blog updates to push product and manage stock with advanced inventory functions. 3dcart also provides product review posting, wish lists, coupons, promotions, affiliate programs and an email newsletter manager.Show more screenshots »
3dcart was originally founded in 1997. The application has evolved significantly to offer a full suite of ecommerce based tools. So far, 3dcart has drawn in users with the promise of a long features list. The application really shines when it comes to functionality. Users can handle just about every aspect of selling, shipping, promoting and managing an online store. That being said, some users found that the interface could use some tidying up. Many felt it was way too cluttered and took away from the experience. Others found that support requests seemed to go ignored when issues needed addressed.
One of the biggest benefits of 3dcart is the enormous number of features the application offers. Users are given access to 50 templates, a WYSIWYG editor, drag and drop editor and space for unlimited product images. Payments and refunds can be processed with transaction-related emails sent to keep everyone on the same page.
The 3dcart interface looks professional at first glance, but does contain significant clutter that can be a distraction. The actual functional space is crowded near the middle, leaving wide side bars that might be better utilized spreading out the various buttons, instructions and links. Users should plan to spend a little time exploring the application’s functions and familiarizing themselves with the interface.
New users can try 3dcart by completing the short form that appears along the center of the homepage. The 3 field form asks for a full name, email address and phone number. After clicking the green “Create Your Store” button, the user is automatically logged in. Some users may find that the application takes a while to load.
3dcart offers five subscription plans to users. The first is the Mini plan which costs $19.99 per month and includes up to 11 products and 2 GB of traffic. The Starter plan costs $35.99 per month and upgrades to 500 products and 4 GBs of traffic. The mid-range Professional plan costs $65.99 per month and offers up to 1,000 products and 8 GBs of traffic. The Professional Plus plan costs $99.99 per month and upgrades to 5,000 products and 25 GBs of traffic. The most expensive subscription is the $129.99 per month Power Plan which includes unlimited products and 45 GBs of traffic.
3dcart is an attractive solution for businesses that want more ways to manage online sales. The application offers a generous list of features however the user may feel overwhelmed by the interface at first. Newcomers should give the 15 day free trial a try to get a feel for whether or not the application will meet their needs.