Sku Grid vs. Volusion

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Sku Grid
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Sku Grid processes large number of product information per day (roughly 50mln items), analyzes that data and afterwards uses it to help its clients stay competitive in their respected marketplace, as well as having their price and stock information always up to date. Sku Grid works with more than 800 suppliers, both retail and wholesale. Anybody can request a supplier to be added to Sku Grid for free. Sku Grid aims to be the most advanced tool for marketplace sellers, drop…
$14.99
per month
Volusion
Score 5.1 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
Sku GridVolusion
Editions & Modules
200 Items
$14.99
per month
Personal
$29
per month
Pro
$79
per month
Startup
$179
per month
Business
$299
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Sku GridVolusion
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Sku GridVolusion
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
Sku GridVolusion
eCommerce Business Management
Comparison of eCommerce Business Management features of Product A and Product B
Sku Grid
9.3
1 Ratings
18% above category average
Volusion
2.9
9 Ratings
91% below category average
Multi-site management10.01 Ratings3.02 Ratings
Order processing7.01 Ratings3.69 Ratings
Inventory management10.01 Ratings2.28 Ratings
Custom functionality10.01 Ratings2.67 Ratings
Shipping00 Ratings3.08 Ratings
Online Storefront
Comparison of Online Storefront features of Product A and Product B
Sku Grid
-
Ratings
Volusion
3.6
9 Ratings
73% below category average
Product catalog & listings00 Ratings4.39 Ratings
Product management00 Ratings4.39 Ratings
Bulk product upload00 Ratings4.28 Ratings
Branding00 Ratings3.69 Ratings
Mobile storefront00 Ratings1.28 Ratings
Product variations00 Ratings4.78 Ratings
Website integration00 Ratings3.38 Ratings
Visual customization00 Ratings5.19 Ratings
CMS00 Ratings2.27 Ratings
Online Shopping Cart
Comparison of Online Shopping Cart features of Product A and Product B
Sku Grid
-
Ratings
Volusion
3.6
9 Ratings
71% below category average
Abandoned cart recovery00 Ratings3.67 Ratings
Checkout user experience00 Ratings3.79 Ratings
Online Payment System
Comparison of Online Payment System features of Product A and Product B
Sku Grid
-
Ratings
Volusion
4.1
8 Ratings
68% below category average
eCommerce security00 Ratings4.18 Ratings
eCommerce Marketing
Comparison of eCommerce Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Sku Grid
-
Ratings
Volusion
2.6
9 Ratings
97% below category average
Promotions & discounts00 Ratings4.89 Ratings
Personalized recommendations00 Ratings1.88 Ratings
SEO00 Ratings1.28 Ratings
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User Ratings
Sku GridVolusion
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
1.5
(20 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(12 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
Sku GridVolusion
Likelihood to Recommend
Sku Grid
Sku Grid does job very well at what it is supposed to do -- monitoring suppliers and syncing changes over to marketplaces. They have some features that are not as useful, like Buy Box Owner, but maybe in the future we will start using it.
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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
Sku Grid
  • Monitoring price & stock change at a wide variety of suppliers, from Amazon to small stores.
  • Updating price & stock data at eBay just when the price was updated over at the supplier.
  • Letting us do a lot of customizations and configure repricing rules the way we want them to be.
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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
Sku Grid
  • Custom support is the main issue -- they need more people.
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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
Sku Grid
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
Sku Grid
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
Sku Grid
No answers on this topic
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
Sku Grid
No answers on this topic
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
Sku Grid
We have tried DSM Tool, AutoDS, Salefreaks -- they all seem very simple, but their functionality is simple as well, perhaps not enough for advanced users. Sku Grid has a sharp learning curve, but it is far more advanced and more reliable.
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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
Sku Grid
  • While using it, we have increased the number of sales that we have over at eBay.
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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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