Already to start with 3dcart is a quite cheap e-commerce platform. However, 3dcart also offers at least 3 ways to get discounts on their plan prices. The first one is that they often run special promotions, the second one is a discount for paying for one year in advance and the third one is a student discount. From below you can find bit more information about all of those.
Update 3th of February 2021: 3dcart has very recently changed its name to Shift4Shop (more about Shift4Shop) and it is possible that they are reducing the number of discount offers.
50% time-limited promotional discount
(Update: No longer available). At the time of writing this 3dcart is running an “Labor Day Sale” -discount. That discount gives new customers 1 free month for every 1 month they pre-pay for, so if you pay for a year you get another year of subscription for free. So in practice this is a 50% discount. The “Labor Day” -discount is valid until the 13th of September 2020.
10% discount with annual subscriptions
This is a discount that is very easily available for new 3dcart customers: simply pay for 1 year in advance and you will be given a 10% discount compared to paying in monthly basis. This means, for example, that while paying in monthly basis the “startup store” plan would cost $19.90/month, when you pay for a year in advance the cost goes down to $17.10/month. This 10% discount for annual plans is available for all the different plans (startup, basic, plus and pro).
25% student discount
If you are a student, it might be worth looking into 3dcart’s student discount. In collaboration with “Student Beans”, 3dcart makes it possible for new qualifying student users to get a 25% discount.
2020 3Dcart plan prices:
In 2020 the normal monthly price for 3Dcart’s “Startup Store” -plan is $19, the normal monthly price for the “Basic Store” -plan is $29, for the “Plus Store” it is usually $79/month, for “Power Store” $129/month and for the “Pro Store” $229/month.
3Dcart free trial:
In addition to the discounts, 3Dcart also offers a free trial. The free trial period is 15 days.