Volusion is a good ecommerce platform that allows you to create a fully functioning online store in minutes. However, it unfortunately has a few limitations, which hold it back from being as solid as BigCommerce or Squarespace.
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So, is it the right choice for your business? Let's take a look at how it compares to its main competitors. All these scores are based on our rigorous testing and reviews process.
|Verdict||The best ecommerce platform with unmatched features, great websites and a scalable platform.||Runs Shopify close with great sales features, but small knowledge base and weaker website design let it down.||Can't match the scalability of the first two, but you'll get a great-looking, easy to use sales website.||A good alternative to BigCommerce with better web design. Can be confusing to use, though.||Like Squarespace, Wix isn't as scalable for big businesses, makes creating a sales site easy||Has some advantages over Wix when it comes to sales features, but Weebly's overall platform isn't as compelling|
|Cheapest Ecommerce Plan (per month)||$29||$29.95||$26||$26||$20||$25|
|Priciest Ecommerce Plan (per month)||$299||$249.95||$40||$269||$45.90||$46|
|Number of extra sales channels||10||3||1||3||0||0|
|Physical Product Sales||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Digital product Sales||App required||✔||✔||✗||✔||✔|
|Service Sales||✔||✔||✔||App required||App required||✔|
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|Try it Today||Visit Shopify||Visit BigCommerce||Visit Squarespace*||Visit Volusion||Visit Wix||Visit Weebly|
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Volusion offers five pricing plans, three of which have fixed prices. It also offers a 14-day free trial. All of these plans offer unlimited bandwidth, and as we mentioned above, you won’t have to pay any transaction fees. You’re also able to change your payment plan from month-to-month, which is handy for growing businesses.
The cheapest plan on offer, Personal costs $26 per month and has some limitations which only make it feasible for businesses in the earliest stages of their development. For example, you only have access to online support, and will be limited to 100 products and up to $50k sales per year.
For $71 per month, you’ll receive phone support and be able to stock up to 5,000 products. The sales cap is doubled to $100k per year, and you get access to features such as product reviews, newsletters and abandoned cart recoveries.
It’s a much better option than the Personal plan, but you still don’t get Amazon or eBay integration.
As Volusion's most popular package, Startup lands smack dab in the middle of all the best features without going too high on price. You'll get the third party app integrations, the unlimited products guarantee, and the $250k in online sales per year. You will take a hit on support, with only online and phone options, but it saves you a lot per month if you're eying the upgrade.
A big jump to $269 per month, the Business plan is Volusion’s priciest fixed-cost plan. There’s a big bump in the number of features available to you, which now include access to Volusion’s API, advanced report builder tools, and access to the ‘Dedicated Success Team’, who can advise you on business decisions rather than offering support.
This is the custom plan designed for the largest businesses using Volusion. There’s not much we can say about this package, because it is tailored to each business individually.
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