Is 3dcart better for your business than Big Cartel?

Find out which platform is the best for growing your online store



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What you get with 3dcart vs. what you get with Big Cartel

An all-in-one eCommerce solution vs. a basic cart

Big Cartel doesn’t have a lot to brag about. Light on features and lacking advanced tools, third-party shipping integration, and 24/7 support, Big Cartel customers are at a disadvantage from the get-go. And with only two payment options, ten free Big Cartel Themes, and a product cap of 300, Big Cartel shops' owners have little control over their store’s design and customer experience.

3dcart understands eCommerce and what business owners need to succeed with ease. With over 1,000 cutting-edge features; world-renowned 24/7 support by phone, chat, and email; and an easy-to-use admin interface that sets the bar for innovation; 3dcart is everything a business needs to succeed in selling online, and have fun doing it, too.

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3dcart vs. Big Cartel feature overview

A powerful eCommerce platform vs. a limited, stripped-down shopping cart

Out-of-the-box featuresOut-of-the-box features

Big Cartel lacks a number of important features critical to the success of today’s businesses, including search function, recurring orders, gift cards, email customization, digital products, and an app store. 3dcart includes all of these features, plus countless more, including a powerful POS system; innovative email and social marketing tools; and advanced SEO tools; allowing you to build and grow a powerful online store.

Technical SupportTechnical Support

Running an online store 24/7 means a question or issue can arise at any time of day. Big Cartel support is restricted to email between the hours of 9am-6pm EST, Monday-Friday, leaving businesses vulnerable and defenseless during nights and weekends. 3dcart offers unlimited support 24/7/365 by phone, live chat, and email, ensuring store owners receive the quickest and most helpful support available around-the-clock.

Big Cartel Testimonial

“Don’t let the low price point fool you. What e-commerce platform doesn’t have integrated shipping API features? You can’t add product weights, you can’t integrate with a 3rd party shipping solution, and you can’t provide accurate shipping rates to customers. Bottom line? You can’t run a successful store.”

– Ex-Big Cartel customer

Theme SelectionTheme Selection

Looking to customize the look and feel of your store to match your brand and business? Big Cartel offers 10 free themes, leaving their store owners with little say in the design of their websites. 3dcart offers 100+ gorgeous responsive themes, with new ones added on a frequent basis, allowing businesses to customize every facet of their store’s design for a truly unique website that’s 100% representative of their brand.

Unleash the full potential of your online business

Blast ahead of Big Cartel with an eCommerce solution with no limits

3dcart: Choose from 160+ payment providers

3dcart Payments

3dcart supports more payment solutions than any other eCommerce platform. See a full list of payment providers here.

Big Cartel: Two payment options

BigCartel Payments

Big Cartel uses Stripe and PayPal to process all payments, and doesn’t support integration with any other third-party payment solutions.

Create the online store you’ve always dreamed of

Choose from 100+ gorgeous, professionally designed themes

Big Cartel offers only ten themes, two of which aren’t even mobile-friendly. With 3dcart, you can choose from 100+ stunning, responsive themes, all of which reflect the latest design trends and industry best practices. Whether you’re looking for something modern, chic, classic, edgy, rustic, or bold, 3dcart’s theme store has what you’re looking for. And with full access to your store’s HTML and CSS, you can customize every facet of your store’s design for a truly memorable shopping experience.

Enterprise-level features available with every plan

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

A robust & scalable solution vs. a barebones cart

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

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3dcart powers thousands of successful online stores

Our clients' testimonials speak for themselves