Start your new shop for free today with a 15 day free trial. 3dcart is easy to use, with no transaction fees, feature rich plans, and 24/7 customer support free of charge. The CEO of 3dcart feels strongly about security and privacy, so he has built a company around keeping your online shop/information 100% safe and secure always.
Some things we liked about 3dcart are:
- Live chat service included with Standard plan
- Over 100 different themes and templates to choose from.
- 15 day free trial which is better than the typical 7 or 14 day free trials.
- Free advertising credits to Yahoo!, Amazon, or Bing.
3dcart guarantees a 99.99% up-time, meaning your shop will always be up and running for your convenience. 3dcart also has a comprehensive support section with a “University” section available to help you get started with your eCommerce store.
Designs and templates they have available don’t offer much and look like they may be outdated several years. They recently have started to unveil new templates on its blog about every 2 weeks.
A few things that we could see improved with 3dcart are:
- TMaintaining well managed social profiles helps establish the credibility of that company.
- The limit on the number of visitors allowed on your website. Most competing companies in this industry don’t limit the number of visitors to your eCommerce site.
- Free advertising credits to Yahoo!, Amazon, or Bing, but not to Google.
- Level 1 Plan: Nano at $9.99/month – Up to 25 products, no transaction fees, no setup fee, and provides email support.
- Level 2 Plan: Mini at $19.99/month – Get 2 GB Traffic Space (approx. 4,000 visitors per month), host 100 Products, and receive $175 Marketing Dollars (from Yahoo, Bing, Amazon, and Facebook).
- Level 3 Plan: Starter at $35.99/month – Get 4 GB Traffic Space (approx. 8,000 visitors per month), host 500 Products, and receive $175 Marketing Dollars. Sell More Tools-Pro & Free Domain Registration Included.
- Level 4 Plan (Most Popular): Professional at $65.99/month – Get 8 GB Traffic Space (approx. 16,000 visitors per month,) host 1,000 – 5,000 Products, & receive $200 Marketing Dollars. Sell More Tools-PRO, Live Chat Plugin & Free Domain Registration Included.
- Level 5 Plan: Professional+ at $99.99/month – Get 25 GB Traffic Space (approx. 75,000 visitors per month), host Unlimited Products, receive $225 Marketing Dollars. Sell More Tools-ULTRA, Live Chat + QuickBooks Plugins, 3dcart Guru & Free Domain Registration Included.
Fees (Transaction Fees): All 3dcart plans have 0% Transaction Fees.
Hidden fees (Y/N): Yes. If you go over the product amount for your plan you will be charged extra or upgraded to a plan that allows unlimited products to be hosted.
Free trial (Y/N): Yes. The free trial period lasts just over two weeks (15 days).
Storefront Security (10=highly secured): 8. 3dcart storefronts are highly secure. This company is certified PCI compliant, and they host more than 40,000 stores online today. 3dcart has a preferred payment option with First Data as their priority gateway, but 3dcart still handles a great amount of transactions by having over 30 secured gateways with their supported payment options. Along with these 3dcart security system benefits, the company also offers a free highly secure SSL certificate to protect customer’s information for $14.95.
Storefront Design (10= highly designable): 8. 3dcart offers about 33 professionally designed themes to choose from initially. The site also has a theme store where you can pick a more specific theme. On top of this, 3dcart allows third party professionals to design custom themes by user request. There are 3 design packages available to add, which can give your shop more of a custom look. The 3dcart design packages range from $1200 – $3200 in price. Otherwise customers with a little coding experience can also design their own storefront using standard edit/design options, HTML, or CSS.
Time in business: 3dcart was officially developed and launched in 2001 by Gonzalo Gil. Now working as Founder and CEO of 3dcart, Gil has been developing state of the art eCommerce software/solutions online for over 15 years globally.
All Plans Include
- $0 Setup Fee
- 0% Transaction Fees
- Unlimited HD Storage – For Product Images
- Mobile/Social Commerce – Mobile & Facebook Stores + Twitter Integration & Blog
- 1000+ Features
- Single Page Checkout – Improved
- UPS, FedEx, USPS, & CA Post Integration
- Website Analytics
- Built in SEO
- 50+ Marketing / Promotional Tools
- Google Checkout – Paypal & Amazon Payments
- Easy-To-Use Control Panel
- E Products / Digital Download Support
- Live Phone, Email, & Chat Support – Available 24/7
- 50+ Free Store Templates
- Visa PCI / CISP Compliance
- Secure eCommerce Hosting
- Daily Backups
- Guaranteed 99.99% Uptime
- Unlimited Email Accounts
- 128-Bit SSL Security
- Training Videos & Tutorials
- XML API Access
- $150 McAfee Account +