SamCart is the very first e-commerce platform constructed particularly for direct-to-consumer brands. Segment Samcart
Samcart is a software that assists you sell digital items. It was created by Brian Casel, a digital online marketer and software developer that wished to assist other digital online marketers with sales and payments.
Casel developed numerous various software packages in the last 2 years, however Samcart is the one he is most proud of. It is his most substantial accomplishment and his favorite.
SamCart’s mission is to empower entrepreneurs and brands with the tools they need to be successful.
Is SamCart Right For Me?
Are you searching for a brand-new shopping cart however don’t know what’s out there?
SamCart is an excellent shopping cart, however you require to be sure it’s right for your needs. Knowing what functions you need and which ones you don’t will help you choose which shopping cart is best for you.
If you have a service, subscription, physical item, digital product, or subscription, you could take advantage of SamCart.
The platform is enhanced to increase conversions and increase the life time worth of each customer.Segment Samcart
SamCart has all the standard features you would desire in a shopping cart.
In this area, I’ve fired up SamCart, and we’ll cover the basic functions of the Release and Grow strategies (strategies that will be explained in the upcoming section on pricing).
Along the way, I’ll share my experience with SamCart, what I liked and didn’t like, and how a few of the features compare to its main competitor, ThriveCart.
In the next section, we’ll go over advanced SamCart features.Segment Samcart
Among the first things this shopping cart will let you do when you start is set up your payment gateway with Stripe (for charge card purchases) or PayPal.
Stripe and PayPal are undoubtedly 2 of the most popular online payment processors.
SamCart supports Apple Pay and Google Pay!
SamCart incorporates NOT with the following payment choices:
Cryptocurrency (like Bitcoin).
This puzzled me a bit because ThriveCart (which is thought about SamCart’s primary rival) offers Authorize.net and Braintree for charge card processing. And it’s just been around for a few years.
Let’s discuss the types of payment alternatives offered.
With SamCart, you can establish listings with the list below payment approaches and choices:Segment Samcart
One-time single price offers.
Payment plans (aka Split-Pay).
Payment processing without processing fee.
Payment structure: controllable billing frequency for payment plans and subscriptions (weekly, month-to-month, quarterly, yearly, and custom ).
Choice of 8 currencies.
Quantity Limitations & shipping options.
Free SSL Certificate.
Test payments: Be sure to use SamCart’s test payments feature (aka sandbox mode) on checkout pages prior to launching your brand-new product.
SamCart is somewhat different from ThriveCart and its other rivals because of its in-depth payment structure product versatility. They likewise have granular billing frequency settings for payments.
High Converting Checkout Templates
Your checkout process need to be to minimize bounce rates and enhance conversions.
Design templates are an exceptionally effective tool, especially if you’re starting. They enable you to get more of the essentials while learning what works and what doesn’t.
However, most digital services do not begin with a complete suite of sales and marketing tools. So, where do you start? Fortunately is that Samcart offers a wide variety of design templates totally free.
This consists of the one-page funnel (a marketing technique made famous by Brian Moran). In addition to the embeddable and pop-up checkout pages.
With these many alternatives for developing one-page funnels and checkout page templates, it’s easy for SamCart consumers to begin submitting their item information.
As for template personalization, you can tailor a lot of checkout page components with a few constraints. SamCart’s checkout designs can be tailored in the following ways:
Define Your Colors
Fields (Billing Address, Shipping Address, Email address, Zip Code, Quantity )
Guarantee Title & Text
Bullet Points Title, Bullet Points & Image
Terms & Conditions Checkbox
Terms & Conditions URL
SamCart has a quite old-fashioned way of tailoring the checkout cart. You do not get to see the modifications you make to the checkout creates aesthetically.
Instead of configuring your customization settings on SamCart’s control panel, you can see how your checkout page will look by clicking the sneak peek button.
Samcart Drag & Drop Editor
SamCart has a nice drag and drop editor (most SamCart reviews don’t mention this).
Up until now, this is a game-changer as few shopping carts use this level of style for checkout pages. You will be able to personalize your landing pages throughout your sales funnel fully.
An excellent online shopping cart must have the ability to run A/B tests. Once you know which shopping cart variation works best through testing, you can begin to increase conversions with time.
The setup procedure for producing SamCart split tests is really basic in the Advanced Settings tab. You will be asked for the name of the brand-new variation. As soon as this is set, you can click the variation you want to modify the settings for.
You will discover which variation you are editing when the screen refreshes quickly and takes you to the Item Particulars tab (you will see a difference in the URL of your test variation).
Order Bumps, Upsells & Coupons
SamCart’s value proposition is that their shopping cart software makes it easy for you to maximize profits and increase client lifetime value.
In this area, we check out how SamCart’s functions help individuals maximize every sale.
Let’s start with bump deals (functional for digital or physical products). In my experience, the conversion rate for these quick offers is high!
The setup process for including a bump offer to your checkout page is on the Upsells tab. Keep in mind that to include a deal, you should have an existing item in your account.
When a bump offer is included, it acquires the cost of the new product.
I see this as a small downside since there is an extra action if you need to adjust the cost of the item you want to utilize as a bump deal.
In either case, SamCart makes their bumps look unique!
The setup procedure for SamCart upsells is handled in a various location of the control panel (sigh) however behaves likewise to bump offers. You will set up the one-click upsells in the upsells dashboard.
Think about the upsell control panel as an area for upsell products. Here you can tailor your upsell pages to your liking and associate them with the primary product.Segment Samcart
Customization includes upsell texts, placing videos, and whatever you would expect from a basic upsell page.Segment Samcart
Comparable to bump offers, upsells take on the pricing of the original item.
This could be a little bit of disappointment if you’re running a promo in your funnel.
Since then you would have to replicate the original upsell page( s) and set up a different funnel .
Lastly, let’s speak about coupons and discounts! You can produce coupons within the very same item dashboard (yay). All you need to do is turn on the “Enable Coupons” toggle and click the + Add Coupon button.
As soon as you have decided on your coupon code, you can likewise set the following:
Coupon Period (applied once or repeating).
Coupon type (percentage or Flat Rate).
Coupon Discount Amount.
After these settings have been set up, you will be triggered to use them to a product. Setting up discount codes with SamCart is basic, and you can establish numerous codes!
One of the first things you’ll wish to integrate an online shopping cart with is your e-mail marketing autoresponder. Every time you make a sale, SamCart will immediately add the customer to your email list!
SamCart integrations for e-mail providers are:
- Constant Contact.
The integration is as simple as copying and pasting your API key.
You may require a Zapier integration for e-mail integrations if none of the above email marketing tools fit your requirements.
SamCart has stepped up its video game with membership site integrations. Previously, just four membership websites were supported. They recently included three more. As it stands, membership site integrations are challenging for online shopping carts.
SamCart incorporates with the following:.
Post Affiliate Pro.
Digital Access Pass.
If you utilize a platform like Teachable (or any other membership site platform), you can use a Zapier integration.
Marketing Automation Integrations
You can integrate your marketing automation software application, tracking tools, and other sales processing with these native integrations:
SamCart does not provide webinar platform integrations, which is unfortunate since lots of digital item owners today utilize webinars to offer their products online. Zapier can, however, integrate it with GoToWebinar and WebinarJam.
Sometimes the software application world isn’t always sunshine and rainbows. You may run into a snag and require some assistance. Having a great support group behind you is crucial.
SamCart provides the list below types of support:
Help Center Paperwork
Their support posts are extremely thorough (as they need to be) and consist of video tutorials and/or handy GIF images.
As comprehensive as the short articles are, sometimes you require a little bit more immediate support.
That’s what the chat or e-mail option is for.
They generally react within a couple of hours, if not minutes, for live chat.
Expect a few hours as much as 24 hours. Support hours are weekdays from 9am to 5pm ET.
And the last support option they provide is their Facebook group which has 14,000+ members as of 2021.
SamCart, like many online shopping cart companies, does not offer a direct support phone number.
SamCart Advanced Features
In this area we will cover the sophisticated features of SamCart: The Dunning System (nicknamed “The Subscription Saver”) and The Affiliate Center.
Dunning is constructed into SamCart. As its name suggests, a dunning system is created mainly for individuals who already have subscription products and wish to preserve or increase customer value.
Subscription-based organizations worry about consumer churn. Clients may pay for an online subscription for a few months, choose to cancel, or for some reason, their charge card stop working.
SamCart makes a complicated procedure simpleand quick to establish for its premium users. The dunning system handles storing not successful payment efforts.
Here are a couple of reasons consumers’ credit cards might fail:
Card has actually been replaced
Card has actually been blocked
Banks have actually blocked a transaction
Dunning software works with numerous techniques, such as sending out email suggestions to customers that their card is about to expire.
It’s an automated procedure that needs the client’s charge card info to be upgraded after payment efforts fail on subscription payments.
A dunning tool can cost you $100+ monthly. SamCart has the dunning tool built-in.
The SamCart Affiliate Center
With this center, SamCart utilized to be miles ahead of other affiliate platforms. But in the meantime, its primary rival (ThriveCart) is catching up.
In the affiliate management dashboard, you can do the basic things like affiliate commission setup, payout duration setup, affiliate signup, affiliate approval, and cookie expiration.
This is where SamCart’s affiliate center shines. It was one of the very first affiliate systems to enable you to develop affiliate links that send out visitors to any website of your choice and credit affiliates when a potential customer chooses to make a purchase.Segment Samcart
This works for business owners of big or small businesses that want to publish content.
You can set up your affiliate promo links to send visitors to a sales page (that’s the default), a webinar registration page, a capture page, or perhaps a YouTube URL, and your affiliates will still receive credit when a sale is made!
The disadvantage to their affiliate dashboard is that there are no affiliate tracking IDs for affiliates (this isn’t a must, however it’s a nice-to-have).
SamCart’s affiliate program feature lacks ThriveCart’s functionality.
ThriveCart also now has the ability to credit affiliates commissions based upon any URL, and they let affiliates include customized affiliate tracking IDs to their links so they know precisely where their sales are coming from.Segment Samcart
Pros and Cons
- Easy to use platform to sell digital or physical products online
Amazing checkout experience
Sales funnel features: One-click checkout popups, order bumps, and upsells to increase order value.
Advanced statistics like lifetime value.
Easy to produce coupon codes (% or $ off).
Payment models: one-time, subscriptions (control product payment frequency), payment plans, trials.
Landing page A/B split testing.
Knowledge base with training resources.
Checkout page cart abandonment capabilities.
Built-in Dunning System tries to upgrade your client’s payment information for product/service renewals.
Drag and Drop Editor for checkout pages (move items such as a sales video anywhere you desire).
- Just supports Stripe and PayPal.
Regular monthly pricing starting at $49 per month.
No digital sales tax calculation built in
The affiliate system does not have tracking IDs that affiliates can utilize.
So, how much does SamCart cost?
SamCart provides four monthly pricing plans.
$ 49/month for the Launch Plan
$ 99/month for the Grow Plan
$ 199/month for the Scale Plan
$ 399/month for the Enterprise Plan
The SamCart Launch Plan is suitable for online entrepreneurs who want to launch their very first digital or physical product. It is not appropriate for subscription company owner or those who desire the one-click upsell or payment plan functions. These functions are opened in the Grow and Scale plans.
SamCart Grow Plan provides what Launch Plan does not. It consists of features like consumer management, subscription charge suggestions, advanced subscription cancelations, upsell functions and more.
The SamCart Scale Plan includes the advanced features of SamCart. It consists of all the features available in the Launch and Grow plan, in addition to the integrated dunning tool, Affiliate Center, cart abandonment, built-in A B testing, CRM integrations, webhooks, and top priority e-mail and chat support.
The SamCart Enterprise Plan is for big businesses. This plan offers you with a dedicated account supervisor, integration setup and everything you require to get started quickly,
Keep in mind: SamCart has upgraded its pricing page and changed the names of the plans (initially known as Basic Plan, Pro Plan, & Premium Plan).
Every SamCart pricing plan has a totally free trial option and a money-back guarantee.Segment Samcart
Is it the right option for you?
Let us learn if SamCart is the right shopping cart solution for you prior to you begin a 14-day totally free trial.
- You desire a drag and drop shopping cart platform
- At the end of 2019, SamCart updated their platform to be able to set up page templates with their brand new drag and drop editor. If you’re looking for a WYSIWYG, you can’t fail here!
- You have a subscription-based company
- The Scale Plan is worth it if you have a subscription product, because of their pointer system. Benefit from the 2 week totally free trial if you require to.
- You are supplying your affiliates with different types of tracking links to help them promote your products.
- SamCart’s affiliate feature is perfect for item owners with existing content that drives leads to their items.
Not Recommended IF:
- You want to include another month-to-month subscription fee
- SamCart’s pricing options are good, however compared to ThriveCart, which can do most of what SamCart’s Grow and Scale plan can do, I would recommend paying a one-time $495 (review link) for ThriveCart if you wish to avoid the monthly charge.
- You want your affiliates to understand where their sales are coming from
- As I said earlier, if you want your affiliates to help you promote your item( s), SamCart works, however you won’t be able to supply them with tracking features if you deal with SamCart’s affiliate platform.
Despite the fact that SamCart is costly monthly, no one can deny that it is an effective platform for any online marketer (specifically the Scale Plan).Segment Samcart
Aside from the advanced functions, the user friendly user interface (and new drag-and-drop editor) lets you produce lovely checkout pages that set you apart from your competitors. Segment Samcart
SamCart is not without competitors, nevertheless. ThriveCart matches them in the checkout page software application area (they also have a drag and drop cart page contractor) with a one-time payment.
After utilizing both platforms, I would recommend SamCart’s Scale Plan for $199 each month and ThriveCart instead of SamCart’s Launch or Grow Plan.
Bottom line, SamCart, because the complimentary trial lasts 2 week, you can see if it’s a good suitable for your online company!