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.
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.
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
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.
3dcart supports over 160 Payment Solutions, more than any other eCommerce solution. See a full list of payment providers here.
Using external payments gateways: Penaties between 0.5% to 2.0% per transaction
Ensure your customers can trust you with their important information by avoiding a redirect when it comes time to collect payment. 3dcart offers custom shopify-vs-3dcart certificates to keep your customers on your domain and your brand throughout the entire checkout process.
The information on this comparison page that was created by 3dcart was believed to be accurate as of 11/1/2013.