To read the comments on many of he post here it is clear that small to medium sized businesses are closing Volusion accounts and looking for alternatives shopping carts to use. Amongst the complaints are too expensive, too complicated, too confusing and no support. To help those people I have listed the top 3 alternatives to Volusion for you in suitability order.
Personally I agree with a lot of them, although there are times when Volusion is the better choice (complicated wholesale agreements, great shipping and warehousing support) but if you would like to make up your own mind read this Volusion Review.
With a huge list of features, an affordable Premium Plan that supports unlimited products and built in email and affiliate tools you will be able to quickly pick up your Volusion store and convert it to a running 1Shopping Cart store. If you used the warehouse or drop shipping support – jump right to number 2 and sign up for Americommerce though.
Need more information on 1ShoppingCart sign up for the free trial at this point until I finish my 1ShoppingCart review. I also knocked out a post on selecting the best 1ShoppingCart plan that is worth a read.
The obvious choice for anyone in North America. Similar features, similar shipping and payment providers. Lots of wholesale support and good warehouse/drop shipping support. As a bonus you can manage multiple stores from one backend and the store partitioning feature is a great way to manage inventory across several websites.
3. Big Commerce
Not in the USA or Canada – fear not switch from Volusion to Big Commerce. Everyone knows how much I like Big Commerce and with good reason, you can make up your own mind if you would like by checking out my extensive Big Commerce Review. Big Commerce looks good, runs faster, is easier to customise, works better and generates more sales. Big Commerce is far preferable to Volusion if you had huge bandwidth bills because all Big Commerce packages now come with unlimited bandwidth.
Is there a downside? Big Commerce does not handle wholesale customers with much grace- it technically can do it, but Volusion does it much better.
Core Commerce matches Volusion in features but has far better support, a much cleaner interface and has cheaper excess charges for bandwidth. Given the choice I would choose CoreCommerce vs Volusion every time, but what would I know I am just a professional.
Is there a downside? The template system is very similar to Volusion with the shopping cart software injecting huge amounts of code into the centre of your layouts without giving you too much control. It isn’t a downside if you are used to it but I hate it (and so do most of my developer mates) especially for my new cheap twitter followers project.
There are many other choices obviously but I have tried not to go overboard here and further add to your confusion. If none of the three carts above float your boat take a look at Pinnacle Cart or 3dCart both very good alternatives to Volusion.
Let me know how you go.