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We have awarded Volusion our prestigious Silver Award in this category, having reviewed 27 Shopping Cart Software. Read our review below to find out why...
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The internet is now awash with sales sites and competitive businesses who are looking to make a few bucks. So how do you make yours stand out from the crowd and offer plenty of sales options for a simple and enjoyable customer experience? Well, Volusion might just have what you need. With a comprehensive range of features, some high end professional design options, and the ability to integrate with various other sites, it has plenty to offer the budding entrepreneur.
We were particularly impressed by the range of design options available on this site. You can choose from hundreds of standard templates, access premium templates or even have a team of designers assist you in creating a completely unique look for your site. Volusion also provides several examples of website redesignes so that you can get a good feel for how they might benefit your site. Taking a quick look on the site's gallery, you'll see a range of well designed sites that reflect the products they sell and the dynamic of the businesses they aim to help.
Another important factor in any business that deals with online sales is the security of the information that is being processed. Losing such data to hackers and thieves is disastrous, and Volusion.com provides the security you'd hope to find all over the internet. As well as card protection, you also have the option to block IP addresses from accessing your site, which is pretty handy if you have problem customers who won't stop causing problems, or you consider some activity to be suspicious. Each of its pages is also encrypted to stop online spy software and sites are covered by crash protection, should your systems fail. Data security might not be the most exciting of topics but it's taken seriously here.
If you're interested in more than just ensuring safe sales then you can also check out the various integration options that are available on this site. This includes being able to easily link products or announcements from your site to social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. In today's world of promotions, these social sites really can play a massive role in getting the word out to your potential consumers. You can also develop store fronts that will allow you to sell on other sites such as Amazon and eBay - two key players in online sales. Another tool that you may find useful, and that you don't always find elsewhere, is a comparison shopping feed optimisation feature. Simply put, this allows your products and services to feature in listings on price comparison sites such as PriceGrabber and Shopping.com. A lot of consumers now use these sites to find the very best deal on a product, with Volusion claiming that their clients receive an average of 150% return on their investment after just a month. Consequently, this feature is a real sales spinner.
Overall we were impressed by the range of features that Volusion had to offer, particularly in terms of design options. It's a safe pair of hands too, offering top notch security and excellent 24 hour customer service. Well worth checking out.
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