Video: Volusion’s Broken Login Will Cripple Your Online Business

Have you ever typed the correct login credentials into Amazon, Overstock, NewEgg, or any other e-commerce store and found yourself back at the login screen, like nothing ever happened? Probably not - because those sites work. But you may have encountered this annoyance if you're a customer of a Volusion store. But if you're a Volusion store owner, this problem is far from an annoyance - it's a game-breaker, and it's enough to cripple your sales and online business. For months now I … [Read more...]

Why Even 5 Minutes of Downtime Can Devastate Your Online Store

Volusion (both the company and its customers) had about 5 minutes of downtime this morning. This may not seem like much, but it was certainly long enough for Volusion store owners and anyone browsing their sites to notice. It was definitely long enough for users of Convergent 7's e-commerce forums to post about it. One of those posts perfectly explains why even 5 minutes of downtime can devastate your online store: Volusion store owner Vic20 wrote: That's one of the things that gets me … [Read more...]

Must-Have Greasemonkey Scripts for Volusion Back-end

No web-based e-commerce software is perfect. They're full of inefficiencies, wasted space, poorly-placed buttons and tabs, and cluttered interfaces. At first glance, some of these oversights and ill-planned functions don't seem like a big deal - but for those of us whose daily job consists of working within this software, it is indeed an epic nightmare. Here is a collection of some free JavaScript solutions for the Volusion software's back end. These are all scripts intended for Volusion's … [Read more...]

E-commerce Bandwidth Fees Too High? Store Data in the Cloud.

Some e-commerce hosts offer very little bandwidth transfer per month for their customers. In the same way that wireless phone companies used to depend on overages for steady revenue (I would know, I because I worked in wireless back when no one had a phone), Volusion, for example, now depends on massive customer overages as a steady and reliable stream of revenue. Now, I can't disclose the monthly bill for my company's site, but I can say that it's well over five times the base price point … [Read more...]