3dcart: Unlimited Bandwidth and No-cost Data Migration

Attention ecommerce store owners! If your store is still on Volusion, you have two great things going for you: 1) You can install the Volusion app on your Android smartwatch. The value of this development was summed up best by one Volusion store owner who said: Doesn't really matter that I cannot access my STORE products from my mobile device, as long as I can see all the sales I am missing from my watch. 2) You can migrate to 3dcart at the absolute best time ever. There was a time a couple … [Read more...]

Bandwidth Evaluation – 3D Cart vs Volusion

Most e-commerce platform reviews are awful - they're based on subjective criteria like customer service and ease of use. I've been wanting to do some comparisons and reviews on e-commerce platforms for a while now, but I didn't know where to start - until I got these stats on a large e-commerce store transitioned from Volusion to 3D Cart just over a month ago. Writing is exhausting enough already, and I do a lot of it every day. When I consider the possibility of my reviews getting pretty … [Read more...]

Become a Bandwidth Master with Your Own Subdomain CDN

Back when my company was paying out three times our monthly plan allowance in bandwidth overage fees to Volusion, I wrote a guide to offloading content to Amazon's Cloudfront CDN. While this method has saved e-commerce store owners a ton of money, there is still more to be done to cut costs and give your site a truly professional touch. Let's break free and make our very own subdomain CDN! Note about HTTPS Before we start, you should know that CloudFront doesn't support CNAMEs with HTTPS. More … [Read more...]

No End In Sight For Volusion Checkout Problems

Question: If you report a problem with your e-commerce website's checkout process to your solutions provider, how long do you expect to wait for a resolution? 72 hours? 2 weeks? 1 month? How much business would you lose and how many customers would you frustrate during that time? Apparently 4 months - yes, 1/3 of a year - is acceptable to Volusion. It looks as though it may be faster to send humans to Mars (6 months with current technology) than it is to get Volusion to fix their broken … [Read more...]