- Transaction fees
- Additional features
This company has been around for 15 years. With 13 years of honest effort, Volusion has excellent customer service when it comes to meeting eCommerce needs. All of their plans include Unlimited storage. Online Support, Social Media Tools, Facebook Store, Mobile Commerce, and Automatic Tax Rates are also included with each Volusion Plan.
- Level 1 Plan: Mini at $15/month – Get 1 GB Bandwidth, Unlimited Storage, 100 Products, 24/7 Online Support, Social Media Tools, and Mobile Commerce. Save $18 per year with annual pricing.
- Level 2 Plan: Plus at $35/month – Get 4 GB Bandwidth, Unlimited Storage, 1,000 Products, 24/7 Online & Phone Support, Social Media Tools, and Mobile Commerce. Save $42 per year with annual pricing.
- Level 3 Plan: (Most Popular) Pro at $75/month – Get 10 GB Bandwidth, Unlimited Storage, 10,000 Products, 24/7 Priority Support, Social Media Tools, Mobile Commerce, Amazon + Ebay Integration, API Access, and a CRM. Save $90 per year with annual pricing.
- Level 4 Plan: Premium at $135/month – Get 35 GB Bandwidth, Unlimited Storage, Unlimited Products, 24/7 Priority Support, Social Media Tools, Mobile Commerce, and a Dedicated Account Manager. Save $162 per year with annual pricing.
All Volusion plans have 0% Transaction Fees.
Safer Security options have been adopted by Volusion by offering a variety of SSL certificate options. Depending on your budget you can choose from the most trusted and secured SSL certificates currently available.
Things that we liked about Volusion include:
- 15 years in the eCommerce platform industry.
- Over 100 different themes and templates to choose from.
- Up to 100 products for their Mini plan.
- Their YouTube channel contains over 150 videos with helpful two minute tips.
- SSL certificates
- Additional costs
- Additional concerns
Though Volusion may offer the best premium SSL certificates, these certificates aren’t always very cheap. SSL certificates can range from $89 all the way up to nearly $1,000. Use caution when it comes to picking the SSL best for you. Bandwidth with Volusion comes fairly limited which may cause slower traffic on your site. You can monitor you’re shop’s traffic anytime which help’s gauge how well the Bandwidth is currently serving you.
Volusion offers nearly every eCommerce feature when it comes to hosting a shop online. Many of these are already included, if not, you’re likely to find the feature you want at an additional cost. Pricing can vary so be sure to know what features are included with your monthly service.
A couple of things we are concerned with are:
- A longer trial period instead of only 14 days to try out the product.
- Claiming to have no transaction fees or credit card rates associated with purchases but all ecommerce platforms require a merchant service which will most likely have a transaction fee.