3dcart: E-commerce and Internet storefronts review

Information verified correct on March 26th, 2017

3dcart can help anyone set up an online store, from brand-new sellers to multimillion-dollar companies.

If you want to create an online store but are worried about how much time and effort it might take, 3dcart can help. With this e-commerce platform, you can create an online store quickly.

When you sign up for one of its paid plans, 3dcart hosts your website on its servers. It also helps with things like checkout pages and payment collection.

  • Hundreds of built-in features to help you succeed online.

Pros

  • One Stop Shop
  • Mobile & Social Ready
  • 24x7x365 Expert Support
  • Constantly Updated
  • 100+ Conversion Optimized Themes

Cons

  • Bandwidth Overage Fees

How much does it cost and what do I get?

Try 3dcart with a 15-day trial without entering a credit card. After, you can select one of 3dcart’s paid plans.

If you’re just starting out in e-commerce or plan on running a small to medium-sized store, pick one of the small business plans: Mini, Professional and Professional Plus.

Each plan offers:

  • No transaction fee
  • No setup fee
  • Mobile store
  • Checkout by Amazon
  • Google Trusted Stores designation
  • SEO tools
  • Product reviews
  • Product Q&A
  • Gift certificates
  • Coupons and discounts

For a detailed comparison of features, visit 3dcart’s pricing page.

MiniProfessionalProfessional Plus
Monthly price$19.99$65.99$99.99
Transaction feesNoneNoneNone
Order limitUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Maximum products10010,000Unlimited
Number of staff users2515
Email accounts5UnlimitedUnlimited
Monthly visitor quota4,00020,00050,000
Monthly bandwidth quota2GB10GB25GB

Mini plan

At $19.99 a month, the Mini plan is a good starter option. It comes with a 100-product limit and a monthly visitor quota of 4,000, so it’s ideal if you’re running a small store.

Compared with the other plans, the Mini plan doesn’t include:

  • Make-an-Offer — 3dcart’s price-negotiation tool.
  • 3dFeedback, which lets you gather site feedback from customers.
  • MasterPass — a MasterCard product that allows for faster checkout
  • Visa Checkout — a tool through which you can increase conversion.

Professional plan

At $65.99 a month, the mid-tier Professional plan comes with a 10,000-product limit and a monthly visitor quota of 20,000.

In addition to all of the features of the Mini plan, the Professional plan has Make-an-Offer, 3dFeedback, Visa Checkout, MasterPass and a live chat plug-in.

Professional Plus plan

At $99.99 a month, the Professional Plus plan lets you stock unlimited products and has a monthly visitor quota of 50,000. In addition to the features in the lower-tier plans, Professional Plus offers:

  • SmarterStats website analytics.
  • QuickBooks Connector to connect your website data to QuickBooks.
  • eBay integration.
  • DOBA (drop-shipping platform) integration.

High-volume plans

If you run a medium-sized business, you may want to sign up for one of 3dcart’s high-volume plans. They come with all of the features in the small business plans and increased monthly visitor and bandwidth quotas.

For a detailed comparison of the high-volume plans, check out 3dcart’s pricing page for high-volume plans.

Power PlanHigh Traffic PlanHigh Traffic Plan Plus
Monthly price$129.99$199.99$499.99
Transaction feesNoneNoneNone
Order limitUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Maximum productsUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Number of staff users15UnlimitedUnlimited
Email accountsUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Monthly visitor quota90,000120,000500,000
Monthly bandwidth quota45GB60GB250GB

Nano and Enterprise plans

If you’re going to run a very small store, you can sign up for the Nano plan at $9.99 a month. It comes with a 10-product limit and a monthly visitor quota of 2,000.

If you expect more than 500,000 visitors a month to your store, you’ll want to sign up for an Enterprise plan. It’s 3dcart’s cloud-based e-commerce platform that’s scalable for the volume of traffic your store receives.

Rates last updated March 26th, 2017
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Agency Program

If you run an agency that sets up e-commerce stores for clients, you can use 3dcart as a white-label solution. Prices range from $249 to $799 a month. Learn more about the Agency Program here.

What is white label?

“White label” refers to a product or service that’s made by one company but packaged and resold by other companies — or resellers.

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Store themes

3dcart comes with many free and paid themes you can use to build out your website quickly.

Here are some of the free themes you can choose from:

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Add-ons

If you want to add extra functionality to your store, check out 3dcart’s Apps section. You’ll find free and paid apps in such categories as:

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Email marketing
  • Marketing
  • Mobile
  • Shipping
  • Social Media

Payment processing

You can use more than 100 payment gateways with 3dcart, including Stripe, PayPal, BitPay and Worldpay.

3dcart doesn’t charge transaction fees to use them, but you’ll pay a 2% to 3% fee per credit card transaction to the gateways themselves.

Customer service

If you have technical problems, you’ll find troubleshooting guides at 3dcart’s technical support page. You can also talk to a representative through a support ticket, by live chat or by phone.

Frequently asked questions

Am I locked into a contract when I sign up for 3dcart?

No, 3dcart plans are month to month, and you don’t have to sign a contract.

Do I need my own web hosting when I sign up for 3dcart?

No, 3dcart provides web hosting when you sign up for a plan. You can, however, host a 3dcart store on your own website.

What if I exceed my plan’s bandwidth limit?

You’ll be charged $5 per GB you use over your plan’s bandwidth limit.

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