(PRWEB) March 07, 2008
Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 7, 2008 -- Volusion Inc., a provider of ecommerce solutions and marketing services and an independently run company, beat out over 300 available shopping carts to win the 2008 Small Business Computing Excellence in Technology Award for "Best Ecommerce Storefront". Online merchants picked Volusion over industry giant Yahoo! Small Business for the second year running. "We are very pleased that our merchants have once again chosen Volusion as the benchmark for shopping cart software," said Clay Olivier, Volusion's COO.
Small Business Computing's article on the topic entitled "2008 Awards: The Absolute Best in Small Business" noted that Volusion's new feature rich Version 5 made the difference in winning the award. "Volusion added some 40 new features in its latest version. Volusion's V5 comes with stronger product and category management tools, advanced order processing and shipping features and new CRM tools." The article also highlights improvements to the software including "new shopping cart features that let you view carts in real-time and collect contact information, 'per product' dimensional shipping support that allows you to enter a product's dimensions and then calculate charges based on size and weight, an upgraded newsletter system that lets you manage and send commercial e-mail to promote goods and better Excel and QuickBooks integration".
"With the latest version of Volusion's ecommerce solution software, we are able to dramatically increase the speed with which we deploy improvements. In the coming months we will be releasing features much anticipated by our merchants and many others," states Olivier. "Volusion was founded on the principle of working by request in order to build software to fit clients' needs and Volusion still builds its software this way. Our relentless drive to help our merchants succeed is a daily process of innovation and great support by our people. I want to thank all our merchants and everyone else that chose Volusion for this prestigious award."
Nominees for the Excellence in Technology Awards are based on reader submissions as well as input received from editors of online publications such as ECommerce-Guide, Webopedia and JupiterOnlineMedia. Small Business Computing lists the nominees on their online voting ballot, where their readers are able to choose the winners.
Volusion is an independently held company that offers advanced ecommerce solutions for small to large businesses. Each Volusion merchant receives PCI/CISP certified hosting, award winning shopping cart software, 24/7/365 support and free upgrades. Volusion offers more features than any hosted solution on the market, with most features coming directly from merchant requests. Current Volusion customers include Barack Obama, Crutchfield, Ed Hardy, Omni Hotels, and Pez. To see more, please visit http://www.volusion.com and sign up for a free 14 day trial today.