Compare your eCommerce options, Shopify vs. 3dcart

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The real cost of 3dcart vs. the real cost of Shopify

3dcart: No transaction fees. Shopify charges up to 2%

Looking to take full control of your online store with a payment gateway of your choice? If you’re considering Shopify, expect a major cut to profits thanks to Shopify’s sizeable, unforgiving transaction fees. Unless you opt for their Shopify Payments, you’ll encounter a 0.5%-2% transaction fee for external payment gateways on top of your payment processor’s specified fee.

3dcart gives our merchants the freedom to setup their store just how they’d like, without any hidden penalties or charges. That’s right – 3dcart charges No Transaction Fees, regardless of your selected payment gateway.

3dcart vs. Shopify functionality comparison

3dcart's Built-in features outperform Shopify's third-party Apps with no additional costs

Real-time Shipping Rates

Need to offer customers real-time shipping rates from carriers like USPS, UPS, FedEx, Canada Post and more? At Shopify, real-time carrier calculated shipping is a feature restricted to subscribers of their most expensive plan. 3dcart offers this feature at no additional cost to every merchant, regardless of their selected plan.

Out-of-box features

As a Shopify client, expect to spend a sizeable sum supplementing your store with third-party apps. Shopify restricts many of their basic features like gift cards, reports, and abandoned cart tools to their highest-tiered plan. 3dcart includes all these features, plus more, with every plan.

“If you're using lots of apps to add functionality to your Shopify store, you'll realize that not all apps are created equally, and they have varying levels of customization when it comes to look and feel. This can mean a fragmented look for your store.”

– Shopify Developer

Theme selection

The success of your store depends a great deal on the design of your website, which is why 3dcart is dedicated to supplying its merchants with an expansive collection of free, gorgeous responsive themes. Shopify’s meager free theme selection will have you dishing out hundreds of dollars on a premium theme.

Maintain control of your business

3dcart gives you the tools and freedom to manage your store how you see fit

3dcart: Freedom to choose your payment provider

3dcart supports over 160 Payment Solutions, more than any other eCommerce solution. See a full list of payment providers here.

Shopify: Use Shopify Payments or pay penalties

Using external payments gateways:
Penaties between 0.5% to 2.0% per transaction

Checkout on your domain vs. Shared checkout

Maintain your brand through the entire shopping experience. 3dcart's checkout flow works under your store's domain

Ensure your customers can trust you with their important information by avoiding a redirect when it comes time to collect payment. 3dcart offers a dedicated checkout in all plans to keep your customers on your domain and your brand throughout the entire checkout process.

Enterprise-level features available on all plans

3dcart offers the most advanced features to subscribers of every plan

  • Optimized Admin Panel
  • PCI Certified Security
  • 99.9% Uptime
  • Social & Mobile Commerce
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Responsive & Mobile Ready
  • Real-Time Shipping
  • No Transaction fees
  • 100+ Optimized Themes
  • Optimized Admin Panel Interface
  • 24x7 Support
  • Design Editor

A robust & scalable solution vs. a basic platform

With out-of-the box features that adapt to complex business needs

    • Feature
    • 3dcart
    • Shopify
    • Manage Thousands of Categories with complex structures
    • Yes
    • No
    • Product Options
    • Yes
    • No
    • Inventory Control
    • Yes
    • No
    • Cost and Profit Management
    • Yes
    • No
    • Order Management, Edit Orders, Add Items to Orders
    • Yes
    • No
    • Promotion Manager. Stackable promotions
    • Yes
    • No
    • Google Trusted Store only
    • Yes
    • No
    • Yes. Create UPS, FedEx, USPS, or DHL Labels from Order Management System
    • Yes
    • No
    • Transact B2B & B2C in One Account
    • Yes
    • No
    • Admin Access Levels One Access Level
    • Yes
    • No
    • Multiple Ship - To
    • Yes
    • No
    • Bulk Email Marketing
    • Yes
    • No
    • Affiliate Program
    • Yes
    • No
    • Related Products
    • Yes
    • No
    • Support for Inventory Kits or Product Bundles
    • Yes
    • No
    • Back In Stock Notifications
    • Yes
    • No
    • Product Reviews and Ratings
    • Yes
    • No

The information on this comparison page that was created by 3dcart was believed to be accurate as of 11/1/2013.

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