nopCommerce vs. Volusion

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
nopCommerce
Score 10.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
nopCommerce is an open-source eCommerce solution that is iASP.NET (MVC) based with a MS SQL 2008 (or higher) backend database. The vendor says their shopping cart solution is uniquely suited for merchants that have outgrown existing systems.N/A
Volusion
Score 4.8 out of 10
N/A
Volusion is a cloud-based ecommerce solution from the company of the same name in Austin, TX. It features an intuitive dashboard, built-in marketing and promos, SEO, templates, and tools to customize look and appearance.
$29
per month
Pricing
nopCommerceVolusion
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Personal
$29
per month
Pro
$79
per month
Startup
$179
per month
Business
$299
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
nopCommerceVolusion
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsIt's an open-source and free product
More Pricing Information
Features
nopCommerceVolusion
Online Storefront
Comparison of Online Storefront features of Product A and Product B
nopCommerce
8.7
10 Ratings
12% above category average
Volusion
3.6
9 Ratings
73% below category average
Product catalog & listings9.110 Ratings4.39 Ratings
Product management9.110 Ratings4.39 Ratings
Bulk product upload7.79 Ratings4.28 Ratings
Branding9.110 Ratings3.69 Ratings
Mobile storefront9.110 Ratings1.28 Ratings
Product variations9.19 Ratings4.78 Ratings
Website integration9.19 Ratings3.38 Ratings
Visual customization9.19 Ratings5.19 Ratings
CMS6.89 Ratings2.27 Ratings
Online Shopping Cart
Comparison of Online Shopping Cart features of Product A and Product B
nopCommerce
8.2
10 Ratings
7% above category average
Volusion
3.6
9 Ratings
72% below category average
Abandoned cart recovery8.29 Ratings3.67 Ratings
Checkout user experience8.110 Ratings3.79 Ratings
Online Payment System
Comparison of Online Payment System features of Product A and Product B
nopCommerce
9.1
10 Ratings
9% above category average
Volusion
4.1
8 Ratings
68% below category average
eCommerce security9.110 Ratings4.18 Ratings
eCommerce Marketing
Comparison of eCommerce Marketing features of Product A and Product B
nopCommerce
8.0
10 Ratings
6% above category average
Volusion
2.6
9 Ratings
98% below category average
Promotions & discounts9.19 Ratings4.89 Ratings
Personalized recommendations6.49 Ratings1.88 Ratings
SEO8.610 Ratings1.28 Ratings
eCommerce Business Management
Comparison of eCommerce Business Management features of Product A and Product B
nopCommerce
8.8
10 Ratings
11% above category average
Volusion
2.9
9 Ratings
92% below category average
Multi-site management8.78 Ratings3.02 Ratings
Order processing9.110 Ratings3.69 Ratings
Inventory management8.29 Ratings2.28 Ratings
Shipping9.19 Ratings3.08 Ratings
Custom functionality9.19 Ratings2.67 Ratings
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User Ratings
nopCommerceVolusion
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(10 ratings)
1.5
(20 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(12 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
1.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
nopCommerceVolusion
Likelihood to Recommend
Nop Solutions, Ltd.
nopCommerce is an ideal solution for businesses that want to tailor the customer journey for discovering and purchasing products. The nopCommerce solution is designed to adapt to you, not the other way around. The platform works best when you partner with a solution provider like ourselves. It also works well if you have a team of in-house .NET developers. A one-person shop will likely find less value in a platform like this if they're looking to spin up a small ecommerce site with just a few button clicks.
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Volusion LLC
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.
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Pros
Nop Solutions, Ltd.
  • As I came from Microsoft .Net technical experience with more than 15 years in IT industry, the nopCommerce .Net based open sourced framework is the best eCommerce framework in terms of architectural perspective - such as incorporating with Entity Framework code first approach, Domain Driven Architecture, using ASP.Net MVC, Unit Testing, ...etc.
  • When my client asked for an eCommerce portal, the whole team was struggling from designing a database to identifying the requirements. nopCommerce has everything we need. All the industrial standard eCommerce features are included. It saves hours of database design, application design and also the client's requirements are easily fit into nopCommerce's features.
  • The cost of nopCommerce- the last time we paid was a $200 one time cost for using the production site. It was ridiculously cost effective. As it is opened source, the whole community is supporting and constantly making this framework better and better.
  • I set up a web site within a week using nopCommerce to sell my own products online. It was so easy to use, deploy, and set up.
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Volusion LLC
  • 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.
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Cons
Nop Solutions, Ltd.
  • More community templates would be great.
  • Some of the pricing can be a bit tricky, especially configured items... there is a likelihood of mispriced items with the current structure
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Volusion LLC
  • 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
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Likelihood to Renew
Nop Solutions, Ltd.
No answers on this topic
Volusion LLC
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.
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Usability
Nop Solutions, Ltd.
No answers on this topic
Volusion LLC
I know what to do to add a new product, promotion or do an analysis of sales.
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Support Rating
Nop Solutions, Ltd.
I have asked numerous questions and the team treats my random questions as if they are critical to the continued success of their product. They really take each users' questions to heart and strive to solve them. I cannot commend them enough on how fast they respond to questions as well as the follow-through given to things thay may or may not even be a part of their platform.
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Volusion LLC
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.
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Implementation Rating
Nop Solutions, Ltd.
Go for a plugin based development if you would like to extend nopCommerce. This approach will make it easier for you to upgrade the software.
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Volusion LLC
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).
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Alternatives Considered
Nop Solutions, Ltd.
NopCommerce offers you more flexibility where it comes to customization and scaling your application. The customization and extension is easy as well as the theme and plugin structure adds a large value to the overall system. The API's introduced by nopCommerce makes it more efficient when it comes to integrations and developing a mobile application on top of your eCommerce platform. The customer owns 100% of the source code without any extra fee.
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Volusion LLC
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)
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Return on Investment
Nop Solutions, Ltd.
  • It has been our sole platform for developing online stores for the last 9 years and our business have been growing year to year.
  • The disadvantage of nopCommerce is that it is not as well known as other competitors, which makes it more difficult to sell.
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Volusion LLC
  • 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.
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