Selling online is a great way for businesses to reach more customers. E-commerce solutions like BigCommerce and Volusion are there to help businesses that want to start selling online without the need of going through the technical stuff of online store development and design.
Of the many e-commerce solutions out there, two of the biggest today are BigCommerce and Volusion. If you are one of those businesses who are considering to put up an online store, you may want to compare the big solutions out there.
For those of you who are wondering, here are some of the similarities and differences of BigCommerce and Volusion:
Both BigCommerce and Volusion offers an easy-to-design online store to its clients. They have template designs and accessible menu options. More tech savvy users can also access the HTML/CSS codes on both e-commerce software.
However, in terms of template designs, BigCommerce offers more templates to choose from and has an easy to use drag-and-drop functionality for added designing features, and Volusion’s premium templates are much pricier.
Both e-commerce platforms offer marketing for its users, including providing Facebook storefront, discounts and coupons. Both also have a mobile commerce feature.
BigCommerce offers an abandoned shopping cart feature that lets users get notified of the recent products it placed on the shopping cart and did not go through the purchase part. This is a feature we can only find in BigCommerce and not in Volusion.
This is an advantage for BigCommerce users as this attracts customers to go back to their shopping carts and complete the purchase, or the opportunity to look into the business’ products again for a potential added purchase.
You may also be interested in: BigCommerce vs Shopify
BigCommerce has three price packages to choose from while Volusion has four. Apart from providing more options, Volusion also has a cheaper minimum package at $29, while BigCommerce’s package start at $29.95.
However, BigCommerce’s basic plan offers unlimited storage, unlimited bandwidth, and unlimited products, while Volusion offers unlimited storage and 100 products. So these kinds of differences is something a user has to weigh in.
One area that BigCommerce and Volusion matches each-other perfectly is in the transaction fees. BigCommerce and Volusion offers zero transaction fees across all plans.
In the end, one business would differ from another and you, as a business, could weigh which could offer you more advantage as an online store.