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Our Competition:

SearchFit vs. Volusion Shopping Cart*

What does Volusion have to offer?

Volusion offers a sound ecommerce platform that has been backed by an enormous support team since 1999. The software comes with hosting and set up included in its monthly fee and does not charge any fees based on transactions. It offers a well-structured, fundamental suite of features and includes a large library of free and paid responsive website templates that are versatile and easy to apply. Its offering of basic shopping features such as site search, compare products, product filters and reviews, is easy to use and implement for most store owners. It also offers a unique SEO feature for page naming and meta content rules that can be applied to every page. Unlike many other sites, it does offer some B2B abilities such as member/dealer only website publishing and freight calculations.

How Does Volusion compare to SearchFit’s features?

General
SearchFit
Volusion
Fee charged based as a percentage of your revenue
No
No
Bandwidth included in Premium Shared Hosting Package
Yes
Yes
Reliable Customer Support & Help Documentation
Yes
Yes
Hosting & Setup Included
Yes
Yes
Administration
SearchFit
Volusion
Reporting
Yes
Yes
Built-In Analytics
Yes
No
User Cart Administration Permissions by User Role
Yes
No
User Cart Administration Permissions Per User
Third Party
No
Customer Friendly Shopping
SearchFit
Volusion
Advanced Learning Search including Facets & Auto-Complete
Yes
No
Advanced Search
Yes
Yes
Compare Products
Yes
Yes
Dynamic, Filterable Menu
Yes
Yes
Product Reviews
Yes
Yes
Upsell Page & Promotion Popup during Checkout
Yes
No
View & Repeat Past Orders
Yes
No
Sell in Any Language and Currency
Yes
Yes
Automatic Shop By Brand Categories
Yes
No
Marketing – Integrations
SearchFit
Volusion
Automated Export to Google Shopping
Yes
No
Google Adwords Integration
Yes
Yes
Bing Shopping Feed
Yes
No
PriceGrabber Feed
Yes
No
Shopzilla Feed
Yes
No
Marketing Reports
SearchFit
Volusion
Affiliate & Seller Commissions Reporting
Yes
Yes
Marketing
SearchFit
Volusion
Rebates
Yes
No
WordPress – Integrations
SearchFit
Volusion
WordPress Plugin
Yes
No
Mobile
SearchFit
Volusion
Dedicated Mobile with same URL’s
Yes
No
Resposive design coming soon
Yes
Yes
Social – Integrations
SearchFit
Volusion
Open Graph Protocol
Yes
No
SEO
SearchFit
Volusion
Full Control Over All Page Names, Titles, and Metatags
Yes
Yes
Adjustable Naming Rules for All Page Names, Titles, and Metatags
Yes
Yes
Automated XML Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Order Management
SearchFit
Volusion
Drop Shipping System
Yes
Yes
Single User Order Management
Yes
No
Multi User Order Management
Yes
No
Automatic Order Exports
Yes
No
Automatic Order Status Update Imports
Yes
No
Order Management Integrations
SearchFit
Volusion
FullCircle
Yes
No
Shipworks
Yes
Third Party
ShipWire
Yes
Third Party
StoneEdge
Yes
Yes
SalesForce
Yes
No
QuickBooks
Yes
Yes
MaxMind
Yes
No
Axsess
Yes
No
Epicor Eagle
Yes
No
API Integrations
SearchFit
Volusion
Web Services including Order Data Retrieval, Product Data Update & Retrieval, & More
Yes
Yes
Products
SearchFit
Volusion
Downloadable eProducts with unique registration numbers
Yes
Yes
Dynamic, Filterable Menu  
Yes
Yes
Combined Sku’s
Yes
No
Wish List
Yes
Yes
Gift Cards
Yes
Yes
Automated Product Exports
Yes
No
Automated Product Imports
Yes
No
Google Analytics
SearchFit
Volusion
Google Analytics Integration
Yes
Yes
Google Analytics Advanced Ecommerce
Yes
No
Google Analytics Remarketing
Yes
No
Sub Stores
SearchFit
Volusion
Publish Multiple Stores from the Same Database/Control Panel
Yes
No
Sub Stores May Use Different Templates, Category Names, Product Names
Yes
No
Offer Separate Products on sub Stores
Yes
No
B2B
SearchFit
Volusion
Freight
Yes
Yes
Publish Access Restricted Website
Yes
Yes
Tiered Pricing
Yes
Yes
Member Group Pricing
Yes
No
Settings – Shipping
SearchFit
Volusion
Create Custom Flat Rate Shipping Tables
Yes
Yes
Create Custom Shipping Scripts
Yes
No
Freight
Yes
Yes
Shipping Zones
Yes
Yes
Settings – Tax
SearchFit
Volusion
Tax Zones
Yes
Yes

Final Analysis

Volusion’s feature set is a solid, fundamental offering, however, it lacks when compared to other shopping carts including SearchFit. Starting with Customer Friendly Shopping features such as site search, Volusion offers an advanced search, but does not include advanced learning, intelligent results or auto-complete in the search field. SearchFit’s Power Search offers all of this and more. Product filters and options can be used as search filters allowing your customers to further refine search results.

Why Choose Searchfit?

Power Search

Power Search search offers reporting features that show store owner what people are searching for and how many results were returned for each search including empty results. Store owners can use this information to tailor their product offering based on what customers are searching for. The site search is extremely efficient; it can search over 200k products and return results in milliseconds. Search results criteria can be weighted and adjusted by store owners to refine search results for their customers.

Upsell Products

Volusion does not offer Upsell products which can be a crucial feature to increase order values. SearchFit offer two types of upselling features: Upsells and Promotions. Upsell products are products assigned to a specific product and are shown to customers upon checkout. Promotional products are shown one time to every customer who enters the checkout.

Order History & Repeat

Volusion does not offer the ability for customers to view or repeat previous orders. This is a very helpful tool that SearchFit offers to every client, but it is especially important to clients who thrive on repeat business.

Automation

Managing cart operations is another area where Volusion lacks. For store owners who need to run scheduled tasks such as automatic order exports, imports or scheduled product imports or inventory updates, SearchFit offers a variety of methods to run these tasks with some configuration right out of the box. SearchFit’s automation and scheduling features also include multiple automated price comparison site feeds such as Google Shopping, Bing Shopping and Shopzilla and many more. While Volusion does have custom product export templates that can be configured to meet these price comparison sites’ criteria, Volusion does not offer scheduled exports for them.

Multi-Store Publishing

Another advantage for SearchFit is that it offers multi-store publishing for store owners who need to publish multiple websites and want to manage all of them from a single shopping cart admin panel. Store owners can publish to multiple domain names, sell different products, and use different website templates on each site. Each store can also sell in different currencies or show different prices and product descriptions to target different audiences.

*Based on features in both platforms’ premium plans as of March 15 2008.

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