Volusion eCommerce Solutions – Your Review

Volusion eCommerce Product Overview

Volusion eCommerce Solutions is for all business types.  It provides one-stop-shop eCommerce solution from newbies to large business.  You can run your business from the dashboard. Established in 1999, Volusion has connected people with innovative and powerful solutions to help grow their business. Volusion offers credit card process, design, and marketing.

Volusion eCommerce Solutions Review

Name: Volusionvolusion
Website: http://volusion.com
Price: Up o 14 days Free Trial – Mini $15.00/month – Plus $35.00/month – Pro $75.00/month – Premium $135.00/month

CEO: Kevin Sproles

CTO: Bardia Dejban

Overall Rank: 80 out of 100

Location:  Austin, TX

The Pros and the Cons

The Good:

PRO #1: Security and Fraud-Free with every plan

PRO #2:  14 days Free Trial Period.

PRO #3:  All-in-one, Website, shopping cart and hosting are all included  

PRO #4:  Powerful integration tools

PRO #5:  You have access to unlimited support 24/7, live expert to help you anytime

PRO #6:  Share directly from your eCommerce to your social media Facebook, Twiter and Pinterest

The Bad:

CON #1  Some plans on all platforms will charge a transaction fee on each purchase, and this is on top of the credit card processing fees

CON #2  More charges…Volusion has added up costs:  add-on apps fees,  exclusions of key feature, bandwidth charges (Once you go over your bandwidth they charge you for overages).. so pricing can add up very quickly, you have to be on the lookout

CON #3  You are required to purchase an SSL certificate for on-site credit card processing – it usually costs $100 per year. Needless to say that this is another add up fee.

CON #4  Their templates are difficult to customize with limited design features and no add-on

CON #5  There is no inbuilt blog with their template…Wierd we are in 2017, and everybody blog…it is an excellent way to promote; you can add a WordPress, but I hope you know coding otherwise you will be out of luck!

CON #6  Most of their themes are primary for online store only and are not responsive which means cannot operate well with IPad or Cellular

Who is VOLUSION For?

If you are a newbie or an expert are just taking your offline business to a higher level to grow your online business Volusion can help your commerce growth.  Today’s technology helps you time so you can focus on success.

Volusion Tools & Training

Volusion Site Builder Features:

Volusion enables you to design your store for your business. They are offering 75 theme templates and of those only 16 are FREE, and only 6 of the 16 free themes are responsive.

UPDATE:

Since they came up with “Volusion 2” May 2017, (see my post at the bottom of this page), Volusion has introduced a fully Responsive eCommerce Themes.  They also mentioned that they would continue to release responsive templates which are good new, they have to keep up with their competitors don’t you think?

Content Management

Adding product to your store is quite easy with Volusion. With only three categories where you can enter your product information, the process is quick and straightforward, and it helps you stay organized, manage photo galleries and publish relevant product information.

Click on the image below to see a short video of the dashboard.

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volusion dashboard

You cannot make changes on those templates unless you are familiar with coding so if you are a beginner and wanting to make a change you will probably have a hard time.

With every plan Volusion offers those features:

  • Add Products in a Flash
  • Securely Accept Payments
  • Easily Manage Inventory
  • Built-in SEO Tools
  • Social Media Integrations:  Manage your social accounts and sell more across the web, all from the comfort of your Volusion dash.
 Ease of Use

Volusion offers a Free 14 days Trial Period you don’t even need a credit card to sign up which is great!

Volusion Support

The support provided with the product. You have access 24/7 support via phone, chat or emails to their Austin-based eCommerce experts for any help you might need, from support to marketing specialists and this for all plans except the Mini Plan.

Volusion Pricing

Volusion Different Package

Mini:  $15.00/month

  • 100 Products
  • 1GB of Bandwidth
  • Online Support
  • Secure Checkout

Plus:  $35.00/month

  • 1000 Products
  • 3GB of Bandwidth
  • Online + Phone Support
  • Secure Checkout

Pro:  $75.00/month

  • 10,000 Products
  • 10GB of Bandwidth
  • Priority Support
  • Secure Checkout

Premium:  $135.00/month

  • Unlimited Products
  • 35GB of Bandwidth
  • Priority Support
  • Dedicated Account Manager
  • Secure Checkout

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My Final Opinion of VOLUSION

My final honest option on Volusion is that it is a great platform, but I cannot say it is the best.  Based on research done Volusion software needs some updates and some improvement with their customer service.  On top of that, their additional fees can be costly if you don’t keep track of them so I cannot recommend them wholeheartedly.

However, that isn’t to say that this cart is the wrong choice for every merchant. Plenty of affiliates have found success with Volusion. You might as well sign up for Volusion’s free trial by clicking the link below, and try it out for yourself.

 NEWS Splash:  

Volusion made the news May 30, 2017

As per Kevin Sproles CEO, Volusion has released Volusion 2, which is an upgraded version of their platform for small and medium-sized businesses. It consists of a simplified digital store setup, secure checkouts, including free SSL, and mobile optimization. (1)

“Small and medium businesses deserve the same robust website features and level of service as the established enterprise,” said Kevin Sproles, Volusion CEO. “Since returning as CEO, my number one goal has been to get Volusion refocused to help these entrepreneurs succeed.”

Volusion eCommerce Solutions at a Glance…

Name: Volusion

Website: http://volusion.com
Price: Up o 14 days Free Trial – Mini $15.00/month – Plus $35.00/month – Pro $75.00/month – Premium $135.00/month

CEO: Kevin Sproles

CTO: Bardia Dejban

Overall Rank: 80 out of 100

VERDICT: LEGIT

Hope this review helps you…if you have any questions or you want to give me your review if you are a Volusion member use the comment box below.  I will love to hear from you!

8 response to "Volusion eCommerce Solutions – Your Review"

  1. By: Carol Dutschke Posted: September 24, 2017

    Very informative information but I’m extremely happy with WA,plus, it is cheaper.

    • By: Carole Posted: September 24, 2017

      Hi Carol, I am glad you are extremely happy With Wealthy Affiliate and I know exactly why….I agree too they are so affordable plus their starter membership is totally Free, not a trial period like all the other out there!

  2. By: gord Posted: September 24, 2017

    I would say 24/7 live support would be worth a free trial lol. If this is not the best, what would you say is the best Carole? Do you have any comparable reviews you could point me to? I really need something all-inclusive that walks me through stuff step by step, which is why the 24/7 support of Volution really appeals.

    • By: Carole Posted: September 24, 2017

      Hi Gord, I sure do…it all depends what you have in mind…If you are looking to sell products with a front store I can recommend Shopify. Don’t worry, you don’t have to keep inventories. Shopify use Oberlo as a drop shipping platform. If you are more in the market of affiliate marketing I can recommend Wealthy Affiliate. They also have a FREE starter program. Don’t worry, they will not come back to you and say sorry your trial period is over as it is not a trial period… their starter program is FREE and you can do a lot with it even monetize. I hope this helps….

  3. By: Valerie Posted: September 24, 2017

    Hi Carole

    Thank you for your review of Volusion eCommerce Solutions.
    I had never heard of this company prior to finding your website.

    It appears that Volusion is a market place for business owners who have their own product, as opposed to affiliate marketers promoting products of vendors.

    As I don’t have my own products to market, I wouldn’t have use for the services of Volusion eCommerce Solutions. However, I see that this could be a good solution for those promoting their own products.

    As you mention Carole, there is a free trial so it should worthwhile trying the Volusion system. With nothing to pay up front, there is nothing to lose.

    • By: Carole Posted: September 24, 2017

      Hello Valerie, thanks for your comment! Yes, when there is nothing to pay upfront it is always nice. You can try the product to see if it fits your needs. You don’t really need products inventory, you can always use a drop shipping platform like Oberlo etc. But if you are more interested in affiliate program I can recommend Wealthy Affiliate Their starter program is free and you can really do a lot with their starter program…go check it out…its FREE after all, like you say: “nothing to lose” 🙂

  4. By: hong Posted: September 24, 2017

    Thanks for the great information. I have thought about selling my natural home remedies online, and I think volusion ecommerce might be a place to do it. Thanks for the thorough review, I am going to check it out and see since the starter program is free, so it is always nice.

    • By: Carole Posted: September 24, 2017

      Hi Hong! Yes check it out, it is a great platform. It is not a Free program, but you have Up to 14 days Free Trial 🙂 Plus you can get 10% off by typing 10off at checkout! It does not get better than that!

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