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Volusion Review 2013

Updated on June 6, 2013
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Volusion Overview

Volusion was first founded in 1999 and is located in Austin, Texas. Currently, it hosts more than 40,000 online stores. It's stores have combined sales of 10 billion dollars - WOW!

Volusion has over 360 employees to support the needs of all of its clients. It's also one of the first hosted shopping carts to enter the industry. You can count on all of the experience Volusion has when making your big decision.

Volusion - Features Overview

If you are looking for the top features, Volusion has everything you need and more. Each plan comes with the same features and there is no discrimination for smaller plans and stores. Here is what you can expect, in terms of features for your store:

  • Over 120 free templates to choose from
  • vZoom product image showcase
  • Unlimited product options (size, color, shape, style)
  • Product comparisons
  • Soft add to cart (customers can add to cart and continue shopping without leaving the product page)
  • One-page checkout
  • Unlimited product images
  • Daily deals
  • Built-in SEO tools
  • Sell on eBay and sell on your own Facebook store
  • Coupons, discounts, gift certificates, and wish lists
  • Customer product reviews
  • Affiliate program
  • Newsletters
  • Post directly on Facebook and Twitter
  • Social sharing
  • Mobile store and management
  • Conversion and reporting tools
  • Add, manage, and update inventory directly from the account dashboard
  • Over 30 payment gateways
  • 24/7 customer support


Volusion - Pricing

Volusion has five plans that you can choose from. All plans start you off with a 14 day free trail, in which you can fully test out the software. Here are how the plans compare to one another:

  • Mini Plan - This plan costs $15 per month and entitles you to 100 products, 1 GB of data transfer, no transaction fees, online support, mobile and Facebook store, and social sharing media tools.
  • Bronze Plan - This plan costs $35 per month and entitles you to 1,000 products, 2 GB of data transfer, no transaction fees, phone support, mobile and Facebook store, social sharing media tools, abandoned cart reports, ratings and reviews, and newsletters.
  • Silver Plan - This plan costs $65 per month and entitles you to 2,500 products, 5 GB of data transfer, no transaction fees, phone support, mobile and Facebook store, social sharing media tools, abandoned cart reports, ratings and reviews, phone orders, import/export, CRM, and newsletters.
  • Gold Plan - This plan costs $125 per month and entitles you to 10,000 products, 25 GB of data transfer, no transaction fees, priority support, mobile and Facebook store, social sharing media tools, abandoned cart reports, ratings and reviews, phone orders, import/export, CRM, deal of the day, MyRewards, eBay integration, API Access, batch order processing, account manager, and newsletters.
  • Platinum Plan - This plan costs $195 per month and entitles you to unlimited products, 40 GB of data transfer, no transaction fees, priority support, mobile and Facebook store, social sharing media tools, abandoned cart reports, ratings and reviews, phone orders, import/export, CRM, deal of the day, MyRewards, eBay integration, API Access, batch order processing, account manager, and newsletters.

If you are looking to host multiple stores with Volusion, you can get a multi-store discount.

Volusion - Customer Support

Customer support is available 24/7 via phone, email, and live chat. There are tons of guides and documentations to help you with setting up your store.

However, at times, their customer support lacks knowledge and expertise with how their software works.

Volusion - Pros and Cons

  • Pros - No transaction fees, lowest pricing in the industry, 24/7 help and support, good features
  • Cons - Hidden bandwidth fees, most of the templates are ugly and plain

Conclusion

If you do not mind the hidden bandwidth fees, Volusion is the perfect choice for your business. If you do mind these fees and are still interested in Volusion, I suggest that you get one of their higher priced plans.

Either way, the fees are very small and usually ended up costing me an extra $10 per month for a decent sized store.


You can start a 14 day free trail or learn more about the Volusion shopping cart by CLICKING HERE.

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