PROS / fortune3 offers strong customer support that is available 24/7.
CONS / This shopping cart software, received the lowest scores in our customer experience tests.
VERDICT / fortune3 is a basic website shopping cart builder that allows you to create your online store with ease. One important consideration to keep in mind is your customers' experience when checking out, which is not easy using the fortune3 platform.
For our reviews, we evaluated fortune3’s Gold plan, which has no setup or transaction fees and offers unlimited storage and bandwidth. However, there is a product limit of 1,000 items. Overall, this shopping cart solution offers most of the features needed to create effective online shopping carts.
The fortune3 Gold charges a monthly subscription fee, and though the shopping cart software does not charge a transaction fee, your payment gateway most likely will charge its own separate fee.
While you do not need any knowledge of coding to build your site, you have to option of using CSS or HTML if you choose to. You can choose one of 20 free templates to edit and customize to your business needs. You can also purchase a premium template. During our tests, our reviewers had no trouble changing text and images in the editing platform. Adding products is also a simple task.
While there is no built-in blog provided, fortune3 offers WordPress integration, so you can host a blog and post updates to keep your customers informed. When building your website shopping cart, you can select one of 20 different templates to alter to your business needs. During our tests, reviewers had little trouble creating their online shopping carts by adding images and changing text. If you do not find a pre-built template that meets your needs, fortune3 can design a template for you for an additional fee. One drawback of fortune3’s hosting and web platform is that it lacks a content delivery network, which could result in slow load times for your customers.
This online shopping cart does not perform as well in the checkout process as other software in our lineup. In our tests, fortune3 received the lowest scores of any product on our lineup. This software does not allow customers to check out as guests, nor does it optimize its mobile shopping cart, which makes shopping on the go nearly impossible.
This software pairs with over 45 payments gateways, so it is likely you can stay with your current payment provider or find one that best meets your needs. Furthermore, fortune3 integrates with other online stores, like Amazon and eBay, so you can sell products through these sites as well.
When you create an account with this online shopping cart, you get a welcome email containing your login information and a link to access 24/7 customer support. Live chat and an online, searchable knowledgebase are also available on the company website.
fortune3 lacks a built-in POS system. The lack of a POS system means that if you have a brick and mortar storefront, you will not be able to easily track your in-store purchases and online purchases. This shopping cart also lacks the additional protection of fraud detection, which looks for and flags potential credit cards scams. For security, fortune3 offers a dedicated 256-bit SSL certificate.
fortune3 has an easy-to-use platform and offers unlimited storage, bandwidth and email accounts. Our reviewers were easily able to create websites and add online shopping carts. However, the customer checkout process was not smooth and the mobile shopping cart does not optimize for mobile devices, meaning you could lose a large percentage of online traffic.