Fortune3 which is based in Doral, Florida is an E-commerce solution which has been in the market since 2001. This hosted shopping cart solution has over 400 free templates and a choice of fonts, logo designs, and buttons. It has one of the longest free trial periods (with no credit card) that enable first time users to get familiar with the system before purchasing. Users are able to download the Fortune3 ecommerce software directly on their PCs. All packages come with unlimited bandwidth.
A 1% transaction fee is charged on all packages except the unlimited package.
Pros: You are able to run software on your PC. This enables you to create your online store and upload it on the web server directly. Fortune3 features are user-friendly and easy to manage. There are 1000s of features which include inventory tools, a live chat and a newsletter. This is a great ecommerce solution for websites which have multiple categories and products.
Cons: Security is vital for every e-Commerce business. Lack of fraud protection at Fortune3 needs to be addressed since e-Commerce transactions are prone to theft and manipulation. Some users say that Fortune3 has hidden fees making it expensive on the overall. Another thing is that you cannot alter some elements of Fortune3 storefront designs from the admin panel but this can only be done from your PC making customization limited.
Pros: The Fortune3 Wizard helps you to configure your online store and this is a great advantage because it simplifies the whole process of setting up and managing the store. You will be able to setup all the web pages and ensure everything is okay then you start selling right away. Fortune3 has one of the best mobile marketing systems in the market. The online store comes with mCommerce interface and you will also have access to Mobile Apps to help you manage your business on-the-go.
Cons: Fortune3 marketing options are complex and the display of products can be confusing and expensive for those with small stores. Their interface is difficult to use especially for first time users. The ecommerce software does not have email alerts for abandoned carts which remind the customer to complete the purchase. They also do not have a loyalty program or special offers.
Prices range from the cheapest to the most expensive. All packages have unlimited bandwidth and also attract an additional 1% transaction fee based on sales (except the unlimited plan).
• Basic at $ 24.95/month-no setup fee, allows selling of 50 products
• Silver at $ 39.95/mo-allows you to sell 250 products
• Gold at $ 69.96/mo-you can sell 1,000 products
• Diamond at $ 99.95/mo-$ 50 setup fee
• Infinity at $ 159.95/mo-$ 50 setup fee, sell unlimited products
• Unlimited at $ 899.95/mo-$ 50 setup fee, sell unlimited products, no transaction fees
Corporations which require more than what is offered in the above packages are offered the Enterprise package. Fortune3 packages are suitable for those selling over 100 products. If you are selling less than that, it is better to look elsewhere for less expensive offers which are available.
Customer service at Fortune3 is excellent. You can access customer support 24/7/365 on phone, mail, and live chat. There is a knowledge center, user manuals, video tutorials, a company forum and a blog all of which have proven to be helpful. The FAQ section has answers to most of the questions you may have.
We hope Fortune3 will have customer loyalty programs, product comparison pages and address the 1% transaction fee.