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BigCommerce versus Volusion

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010
Posted in Marketing by Joel Gross

Both the BigCommerce and Volusion are shopping carts that have taken quite some time to be developed, and that is because they strive to give customers the best and most efficient online shopping experience. However, to find out which one is the best, let’s compare these two e-commerce solutions. Read my mega review of all ecommerce platforms

Ecommerce Platform Comparison

Ecommerce Platform Comparison

here.

Both BigCommerce and Volusion offer their clientele free trials, yet the periods of these differ as Volusion offers 14 days whereas BigCommerce offers 15 days. Aside from that, BigCommerce offers more value to the customer’s money. Despite the prices being somewhat similar, the basic difference lies in the amount of products allowed per GB. Volusion allows 25 products per GB whereas BigCommerce allows a whopping 100 products in 2 GBs.

The second aspect worthy of comparison is the design of the carts. The design of Volusion is not up-to-date, properly optimized or attractive. On the contrary, BigCommerce offers a pleasant user interface, enhanced usability and friendlier looking templates to work with. You also have a choice getting these templates for free, or have them customized for you with the help of FTP access to your site. In addition, the admin area of BigCommerce is more superior to that of Volusion. Whereas BigCommerce displays clean and more intuitive information there, Volusion only shows limited data.

Search Engine Optimization is another strong point for BigCommerce, which has been developed to cover that important aspect. Whereas Volusion doesn’t make use of impressive query strings and Product ID’s, BigCommerce provides cleaner URLs by using the product name as the page.

BigCommerce is believed to display improvements in the near future. The upcoming version 6 is going to more successful thanks to multiple warehouse, drop shipping, Mail Chimp integration, pre-order, back order, iPad and iPhone support, and eBay integration. All these features make BigCommerce better than Volusion, and also better than other shopping carts.