Article by Chris Costi, Last update at April 11, 2019
Volusion is an innovative e-Commerce solution for small to medium sized businesses. There are two versions of this software available, namely, V1 and V2. The new version V2 is currently available and is offered with exceptional UI and speed. This version is considered to be the best for larger businesses that are growing as the platform’s features and capabilities are designed to expand as your business grows. The V1 has no bandwidth and SSL fees and uses a simple and intuitive platform that can have you up and running in minutes. The theme engine of the V1 version has limited customization but offers seamless drop shipping that is integrated with inventory sources. Both versions are hosted with Amazon Cloud (AWS) and once your store is online you will find a multitude of easy to use apps that are designed to simplify your workload and make your e-Commerce site work efficiently.
All three packages offered by Volusion offer unlimited products and bandwidth with a secure dedicated checkout. The Personal $29 per month, the Professional $79 per month with and the Business $299 per month with. Volusion V2 started offering 0% transaction fee on ALL plans to avoid unexpected costs. There are some free design themes available for your website and others that you can purchase at set fees.
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Increased bandwidth and SSL might require extra fees but it is well worth the extra cost due to its functionality. The software is completely Amazon Cloud hosted and has customizable themes and drop shipping with Doba. This easy to use software is rich with features that will scale down your business in a straight forward and uncomplicated way. Volusion’s new e-Commerce solutions can have your online store, up and running in a no time, as it is built from the ground up with the latest core technology and integrations.
V2 has the newest technology that is available for e-Commerce sites and offers high speed, increased feature development and integrations. Most retail sales are being done by mobile and the V2 is built to be mobile friendly with responsive pages and very fast search and administration tools. It must be noted here that the V2 platform does not have all the features available on their original V1 platform. This is changing as they continue to build more apps, features and integrations into their V2 version for maximum performance. Small to medium sized e-Commerce business that choose V2, will have the opportunity to grow and improve as the software is updated.
Volusion have their offices in Austin, Texas and they offer 24/7 live support from their highly trained staff. Security is a top priority at Volusion and they boast 99.9% uptime with PCI certification and fraud protection. Their drop shipping integration will make it easy for all new e-Commerce businesses to go from concept to launch quickly and efficiently. All you need to do is browse through popular drop shipping items and add them to your shopping cart. With the V2 version you will be able to edit content on your site instantly with the editor feature provided.
When adding your products to your e-Commerce site, you will be able to upload multiple images at once and the software will automatically generate the correct image size. This is a huge time saving feature which will allow you to add multiple products at a time. Purchasing and postage, is simple to do through the Shippo integration. The V2 onboarding process offers a step by step guide through theme selection, page creation and product organization. The newest technology is used in the development center which allows app diversification that developers can use to create apps for Volusion merchants. V2’s theme engine allows for interesting design choices.
V2 is hosted by Amazon’s cloud hosing services. This offers merchants protection from server issues related to natural disaster and increases site speed and stability. Mobility is offered through the V2 platform and this allows small merchants to offer customers ease of use and also makes it easier for store management. All V2 themes are mobile responsive which will give customers the best possible experience on any device. The Volusion Mobile software offers a search function that delivers speedy results. Managing your store with your mobile is possible with the Volusion Mobile App. V2 also has a built in tax rate engine that can be set to add on the correct amount to all purchases. You will also be able to customize discounts in percentage or dollar amounts when necessary or add BOGO deals with quantity based discounts. Customer reviews can be assessed with the review management app which will help you keep track of customer satisfaction.
Integration with Zapier allows merchant to seamlessly integrate with thousands of apps like Facebook, Instagram, Slack and Hubspot. MailChimp integration allows you to collect all the email information from your clients which will help you develop strategic email campaigns. The Checkout process is a simple one page process which will optimize your customers shopping experience and lead to less abandoned carts. The drag and drop function available on Volusion enables merchants to customize content with just a few clicks. Search Engine Optimization is built into all Volusion stores for easy management of metadata. This will keep all your pages and product descriptions SEO friendly which will drive more traffic to your site.
All stores on Volusion can accept credit cards, cash, in store payments and Apple Pay, Google Pay and PayPal. Checkout processing is safe and secure and your customer’s personal information will not be compromised. Volusion updates and improves on their safety measures constantly so you do not have to worry about any breaches in security. Secure domain checkout is offered with free SSL and PCI compliant security on all V2 stores.