Numerous Bigcommerce merchants are on the hunt for a new eCommerce platform after pricing for successful stores were hiked 3-10x more per month.

Finding a new shopping cart is one of the toughest, most daunting challenges an online merchant can face, with countless options, all of which can appear similar at first glance, making it hard to find the right one.

3dcart has evolved a great deal over the years, implementing new features, services, and complete platform overhauls in response to the requests of its very own merchants, many of which are former Bigcommerce clients. 3dcart's innovative platform, comprised of the industry's latest tools and features, is designed to provide businesses of every shape and size with everything they need to succeed in selling online.

If you're considering switching from Bigcommerce to 3dcart, here are some exciting 3dcart features you're sure to love.

1. Back Orders and Wait Lists

Allow customers to order items out of stock with advanced inventory control that supports back orders. When item stock reaches zero, your product will be visibly marked as being on “Back Order”, allowing you to continue accepting orders and ship items when stock is replenished.

Rather not accept orders for items out of stock? Optionally use 3dcart's Waiting List feature to give your customers the ability to be placed on a waiting list, which will notify them via email when stock has been replenished.

2. Advanced Internal Search

Find orders, customers and products quicker and faster than ever before with 3dcart's newly refined Quick Search feature. Save precious seconds with a real time preview of possible search results and convenient search categorization labels that help you identify matching results.

3. Massive App Store

Browse the 3dcart app store, featuring more than 400 apps, for new ways to bolster and enhance your online store and customer shopping experience. 3dcart partners with eCommerce's most vibrant, forward-thinking technological companies, ensuring its merchants always have access to cutting-edge applications and plugins.

4. 100+ Gorgeous Responsive Themes

Customize the look and feel of your store with any of 3dcart's 100+ professionally-designed, mobile-friendly themes. New templates are added on a frequent basis to the 3dcart Theme Store, which boasts a collection of sleek, edgy, chic, modern, elegant, rustic, and simple themes. Whatever your style, 3dcart is sure to have a theme to match your brand's image.

5. Unlimited API Calls

Augment the functionality of your store by integrating with any of your created apps, or relay data for order and/or product management. Unlimited API calls may be limited to Bigcommerce's Enterprise clients, but at 3dcart, every merchant, regardless of monthly plan, has access to unlimited API calls.

6. Advanced Sell More Tools

Grow and expand your online store, and reach a wider audience, with any number of 3dcart's advanced “Sell More” tools, all of which are included for free with every 3dcart plan. Want to create a sense of excitement and urgency? Create a time-sensitive Daily Deal or Group Deal, which can be featured anywhere on your website.

Increase brand loyalty and maximize sales with 3dcart's Autoresponder module (included for free with every plan), which will allow you to customize automated messages that will be triggered when an order has been placed. Send a personalized Thank You email, offer an exclusive coupon to entice repeat traffic, or cross-sell a relevant product that your customer might not know about – your options are limitless.

7. Drop Shipping Support

3dcart features built-in drop shipping support, which makes it easy to notify distributors of new order specific information like items, quantity, address, and more. The drop shipping features also allows you to use your drops shipper's address as the origin address for shipping calculations, ensuring your customers always receive accurate shipping rates.

8. Recurring Order System

Allow customers to subscribe to their favorite products by implementing a Recurring Order System. The AutoShip program conveniently lets customers select the preferred frequency for their orders, guaranteeing the supply of their favorite products never runs out.

9. Innovative 3dcart POS System

Sell online, in-store, on anywhere on the go with the 3dcart POS system. Easily sync your products and orders in just a few short minutes, with the ability to accept credit cards, cash, check, money order, split payments and more. Increase efficiency and save time with automatic syncing, which occurs every 10 minutes, and gain peace of mind knowing that all of your data is securely backed up in the cloud.

10. Expert 24/7/365 Support

Whether you're in a bind or just looking for some clarification, 3dcart's friendly, expert Support Team is there when you need them. Available 24/7/365, the 3dcart team is available by phone, chat, or email, and is ready to provide whatever assistance your store requires to succeed.

Sound Appealing?

If 3dcart sounds like the right fit for you and your business, head on over to 3dcart and start a 15-day free trial. If you run into any snags or hiccups, or have any questions about any number of the hundreds of features you'll have access to, contact our support team at 1.800.828.6650 or visit the 3dcart Support Portal.