Volusion – Competitors and Alternatives

Sat Nov 09 2013 14:46:24 GMT-0600 (CST)
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Sydni Craig-Hart
Title:  Expert Marketing Consultant
Job Type:  Consultant
Department:  Corporate
Company:  Smart Simple Marketing
Industry:  Marketing and Advertising
Size:  1-10 employees
Reputation
Points:  40

 - ...We've invested so much time in setting up Infusionsoft, I"m not willing to start over with a new software and it does 90% of what I want so I'm happy with the product. Plus their customer service is stellar and I really appreciate that.

Tue Mar 18 2014 16:45:25 GMT-0500 (CDT)
Danny Leary
Title:  Front End Web Developer
Job Type:  Project Manager
Department:  Other
Company:  Shout Out Advertising & Web Design
Industry:  Design
Size:  1-10 employees
Reputation
Points:  40

 - Having come from a variety of ecommerce solutions (both self-hosted and SaaS products), BigCommerce consistently comes to the fore as the smartest option for online stores. As with anything it's the details of a project that really determine the best direction. However, BigCommerce gives maximum control over the front end UX / UI so you can virtually do anything to improve the shopping experience.

Fri Mar 21 2014 17:09:50 GMT-0500 (CDT)
Gordon Currie
Title:  Owner
Job Type:  C-Level Executive
Department:  Corporate
Company:  Phosphor Media
Industry:  Online Media
Size:  1-10 employees
Reputation
Points:  48

 - I would recommend Miva Merchant. They are solid out of the box, support has gotten very good after a number of years of improvement, and there is room from growth - so you don't have to switch systems when your business grows faster than expected, or you go through a significant change (such as B2C moving to B2B etc.). Miva Merchant is very scalable.

Fri Mar 28 2014 18:30:24 GMT-0500 (CDT)
Manager in Other
Title:  eBusiness Operations Manager
Job Type:  Manager
Department:  Other
Industry:  Computer Software
Size:  501-1000 employees

 - Digital River is a great end to end solution for larger companies who want to outsource their ecommerce/payments/fulfillment. I would say they are more well suited for medium to large companies rather than startups or small businesses.

Wed Feb 27 2013 17:20:58 GMT-0600 (CST)
Melissa Porter
Title:  eCommerce Administrator
Job Type:  Manager
Department:  Marketing
Company:  National FFA Organization
Industry:  Non-Profit Organization Management
Size:  201-500 employees
Reputation
Points:  960
Followers:  1
Likes:  6
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 - Usability is great. Very intuitive drag-and-drip metaphor for building automations. And the UI is very user-centric. It constantly prompts you with suggestions and next steps such that you hardly have to refer to the (excellent) documentation.

Thu Jun 05 2014 09:45:51 GMT-0500 (CDT)
Paul Francis Jones
Title:  Web, Social Media & Ecommerce Manager
Job Type:  Manager
Department:  Other
Company:  The Outdoor Patio Store
Industry:  Furniture
Size:  1-10 employees
Reputation
Points:  40

 - I'm happy to pay more monthly for Shopify alone because it's an excellent cart to display and sell your product online, and the back-end is a breeze. But paying so much extra for inventory and shipping for software that truly isn't part of Shopify is incredibly frustrating to me.

Fri Mar 28 2014 17:01:55 GMT-0500 (CDT)
Bill Saffold
Title:  eCommerce Manager - Warrior.com
Job Type:  Manager
Department:  Other
Company:  New Balance
Industry:  Sporting Goods
Size:  1001-5000 employees
Reputation
Points:  40

 - Demandware is well suited for companies with multiple brands/sites/storefronts. Definitely not as appropriate for a brand who may have one site and not a large reliance on ecommerce sales.

Thu Aug 07 2014 09:58:53 GMT-0500 (CDT)
Director in Marketing
Title:  Ecommerce Director
Job Type:  Director
Department:  Marketing
Industry:  Apparel & Fashion
Size:  51-200 employees

 - I'd always tell people that they will usually need to make some compromises when selecting an ecommerce platform but Magento does as much as any (and often more) than some of the largest platforms out there.

Wed Mar 19 2014 10:11:59 GMT-0500 (CDT)
Administrator in Marketing
Title:  eCommerce Marketing Specialist
Job Type:  Administrator
Department:  Marketing
Industry:  Retail
Size:  5001-10,000 employees

 - Morale is low because doing simple tasks is slow and difficult.

Fri Apr 04 2014 14:15:09 GMT-0500 (CDT)
Stephanie Barnett
Title:  Client Services/Corporate Sales at CBS Interactive
Job Type:  Account Manager
Department:  Sales
Company:  CBS Interactive
Industry:  Online Media
Size:  1001-5000 employees
Reputation
Trailblazer (1)

 - It is well suited if you do not have a point of sale scenario. It is great for companies that take any sorts of orders over the phone or web.