The easiest way to start selling online
Ecwid wins for Ease of Use, Ease of Setup (G2). In other words, if you just want to get started with selling online, Ecwid gives you the flexibility of embedding ecommerce in your existing site.
With Volusion, it’s easy to create a basic online store. But if you want to customize anything, you have little control over design and integrations.
Start for free, upgrade when ready
Ecwid has a free plan that allows you to create your store and add products before you start paying for the platform. You don’t have to upgrade until you get your first sales.
With Volusion, you have to subscribe to a paid plan to create your store. You have to spend money while uploading images, writing descriptions for the products, and testing available features.
Ecwid lets you add ecommerce anywhere. You can start selling from scratch, on an existing website, on social media, on Google, and even in person.
With Volusion, you can only create an ecommerce website. Unfortunately, you’ll have to move all your existing online business and traffic to your Volusion website. Sometimes it’s painful.
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Integration and appearance
If you’ve read any other Volusion review, you’ve probably discovered that the platform limits both where your online store is located and how it appears. Since Volusion cannot be integrated into your current website, you must start from scratch and build your online store through Volusion’s website. If you have or want a separate website for your business, you must link your store to your website, which limits the look and function of your business. If any changes are made on the part of Volusion, it may affect the appearance and function of your store as well. If you’ve already designed your site or wish to create one, you won’t be able to smoothly integrate your store.
As a Volusion alternative, Ecwid offers your business tremendous flexibility when it comes to the look and function of your online store, as well as offering you the ability to integrate your store into another website. Whether you choose to use one of the major Content Management Systems (CMS), such as WordPress, Squarespace, or Joomla, any custom site, or even your Facebook page, your Ecwid online store can be seamlessly and easily integrated into your design. By doing so you maintain control of the look and feel of your store and your customers can shop directly from your website. Even if you have no design or coding experience, you can quickly add Ecwid’s shopping cart, search tool, and other modules anywhere on your site that you wish, and you can customize their look and function as well, depending on your needs.
You may have noticed in other Volusion reviews that they only offer a limited
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Depending on your plan level, the customer support for Volusion can be extremely limited. In many Volusion reviews, previous and current customers have complained about extremely long wait times or, in some cases, unresponsiveness. When they are able to get in touch with someone from Volusion, many have found that the individual is not experienced enough to answer their question, especially for technical aspects, and they are often continually transferred to someone else. All of this delay and ineffectual response can be very harmful and costly to you and your business.
Ecwid, on the other hand, provides you with a wide array of robust and comprehensive customer support options. Many questions can be quickly and easily resolved on our forums by one of our specialists or our
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