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Likelihood to Recommend

commercetools

Commercetools is generally a very flexible, smart platform for eCommerce business. It's an API enabled, cloud solution that makes integration seamless and quick to deploy. It's also a modern platform that utilizes API query languages like GraphQl. It lacks some functionalities in pricing and geographic variations of product portfolio but the platform is constantly improving and new functionalities are added.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Volusion

Volusion is a good company if you're starting out. The problem is that, if you want more complexity out of the program, you're kind of stuck. Also the regular time out errors and slow downs can be very frustrating. Packages that miss overnight deadlines because your system stops working can cost you customers. In today's highly competitive market, that's just something that's hard to put up with. If you have a lower volume of business you might be able to work around these issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

commercetools
7.6
Volusion
3.8
Product catalog & listings
commercetools
8.0
Volusion
4.4
Product management
commercetools
7.0
Volusion
4.4
Bulk product upload
commercetools
9.0
Volusion
4.2
Branding
commercetools
9.0
Volusion
3.8
Product variations
commercetools
5.0
Volusion
4.8
Website integration
commercetools
9.0
Volusion
3.5
Visual customization
commercetools
6.0
Volusion
5.2
Mobile storefront
commercetools
Volusion
1.3
CMS
commercetools
Volusion
2.2

Online Shopping Cart

commercetools
7.5
Volusion
3.8
Abandoned cart recovery
commercetools
6.0
Volusion
3.7
Checkout user experience
commercetools
9.0
Volusion
3.8

Online Payment System

commercetools
7.0
Volusion
4.2
eCommerce security
commercetools
7.0
Volusion
4.2

eCommerce Marketing

commercetools
7.7
Volusion
2.7
Promotions & discounts
commercetools
8.0
Volusion
4.9
Personalized recommendations
commercetools
7.0
Volusion
1.9
SEO
commercetools
8.0
Volusion
1.3

eCommerce Business Management

commercetools
6.6
Volusion
3.0
Multi-site management
commercetools
9.0
Volusion
3.0
Order processing
commercetools
9.0
Volusion
3.7
Inventory management
commercetools
6.0
Volusion
2.2
Shipping
commercetools
6.0
Volusion
3.1
Custom functionality
commercetools
3.0
Volusion
2.7

Pros

commercetools

  • Fully API enabled platform - There is no need to use SQL or other customization. APIs cover full range of functionalities needed for an eCommerce platform and are easy to extend.
  • Cloud solution - CommerceTools is a cloud solution so there is no back office hosting/maintenance. Simply enable the API tokens and use the platform!
  • Ever expanding - The solution contains all the necessary functions to run a successful ecommerce business and the functions are constantly expanding and new capabilities are introduced.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Volusion

  • Templates are pre-built for a good end user experience. I've gone through the process of building custom sites as well as tweaking both free and paid templates that Volusion's design team provides.
  • Their support team didn't use to be as helpful, but in recent years have answered nearly all questions I've had. Their support section within the database provides detailed walkthrus as well.
  • Order processing is easy once you've been trained on the system. We got to a point where nearly the entire process was automated from initial purchase through shipping.
Ryan Forrest | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

commercetools

  • Pricing - Commercetools has pricing limitations with respect to customer/SKU combination. If an organization provides lots of custom/contract pricing for customers, Commercetools has difficulty mapping it in. They are working on this to make it more flexible.
  • Geographic variations in product portfolio - Commercetools has central product master that doesn't provide product activation/enabling based on different geographies/elevation/sales office structures. Some creative mapping skills are needed to overcome this limitation.
  • Data mapping limitations - Commercetools lacks in out of the box data mapping limitations to full fledged ERP platforms. Extensive data mapping workshops are necessary to fit the functionalities of an ERP platform from order, to delivery , to warehouse operations and billing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Volusion

  • API calls use the previous call as a reference, even if you weren't the one we made the previous call. Can lead to data gaps, so you often have to set a manual date range to look back to make sure you aren't missing any data.
  • Not as customizable as most ecommerce platforms
  • Not as many integration options as most platforms
Michael Huey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

commercetools

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Volusion

Volusion 1.0
Based on 12 answers
When you spend so much time with a product like this and not only have you witnessed its growth, but you almost feel like you are next those that make the decisions of building features a certain way, you can't help but want to stay and be a part of their continued growth. It's simply a great product. Can it improve? By all means! But it will only improve because of users and avid resellers like me.
Jose Miguel Vera | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

commercetools

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Volusion

Volusion 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I know what to do to add a new product, promotion or do an analysis of sales.
Patrice Romzick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

commercetools

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Volusion

Volusion 1.0
Based on 2 answers
You have to wait on hold for at least 45 minutes every call—the tech support person never knows the answer right away so they put you on 10 minute holds only to come back and say they're still looking for answers. The chat function could take days to get a response. Our "Dedicated Account Manager" never checks in or answers, nor are they ever in the office when we call. It's like they try to be as unavailable as possible until you forget why you even called in the first place. Insane.
Haley Owens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

commercetools

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Volusion

Volusion 10.0
Based on 2 answers
It is best to use the built-in features and recommended services for the most turn-key experience (ie. Skipjack for payment processing so that it can all be done from the Volusion backend).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

commercetools

Commercetools is a headless commerce platform. It provides the front end functionality flexibility that competitors lack. The set of APIs can link with multiple solutions including voice enabled client solutions. The functionalities on the platform are ever expanding and limitations like pricing and product variations are addressed. The solution is very fast develop, integrate and deploy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Volusion

While k-eCommerce was very glamorous to us because it integrates with our main workflow, it just didn't have some of the marketing features that are so integral to the way we do business online. The set-up costs were also way too high. Volusion is so affordable and feature heavy, it makes it very difficult for any shopping cart provider to compete. You can find others who are competitively priced and have similar features, but they simply aren't as robust (at least for the way we use it)
Shayna Bane | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

commercetools

  • We were able to successfully launch the ecommerce platform in under 4 months of starting development work.
  • Integrate the same APIs to different client facing solutions.
  • The total cost of platform recovered in 8 months of deployment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Volusion

  • Honestly, when you're in the dashboard, the UX is simply horrendous. I mean, everything that should be 1-2 clicks away is 4-6 clicks away, and each pages takes at least four seconds to load. You just find yourself wasting a lot of time waiting for things to load. This should be more simple.
Paul Francis Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

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commercetools

Pricing Details

commercetools

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

commercetools Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Volusion

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Volusion Editions & Modules

Edition
Mini$151
Plus$351
Pro$751
  1. per plan
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

commercetools
8.0
Volusion
1.6

Likelihood to Renew

commercetools
Volusion
1.0

Usability

commercetools
Volusion
10.0

Support Rating

commercetools
Volusion
1.0

Implementation Rating

commercetools
Volusion
10.0

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