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Choosing the right online store or shopping cart is crucial to the success of your online ecig retail store. We have worked with many shopping carts and find that Volusion is one of the most viable, scalable, shopping carts around.
First, Volusion is easy to use for both you and your customers. In verifying its ease of use we asked the following questions. Is it easy to learn the back-end admin section and get up and running quickly? Yes! Is it easy to upload products and change attributes? Yes! Is it easy to upload content? Yes! Do you need a web-designer to make simple changes to the aesthetics of the website? No! Once you answer these questions and others that you may have, your headed in the right direction.
However, not only does ease of use for you matter, but more importantly it must be easy for your future clients. Volusion offers ecommerce templates that are free and very easy for your customers to navigate. Some things we took into consideration - search for product, adding product to shopping cart and checking out. Over complicating these things can result in loss sales and Volusion does a great job streamlining function.
Don't just take our word for it. Test Volusion templates with friends and family. Have them take your new shopping cart for a test drive. Have them create an account, search for products, and even purchase something. The feedback you gather will be priceless and constructive.
Fees for shopping carts can be expensive. Volusion is fairly priced versus many of it's competitors. There aren't any extra fees for using a 3rd party payment processor such as Merchant Discount Rate. Since you will be selling Ecigs, vaporizers, e-juice, and other related electronic cigarette accessories, you'll have to use a 3rd party payment processor such as Merchant Discount Rate. As of today, there aren't any shopping carts with a built in payment processor that can be used for online ecig retailers. Merchant Discount Rate.com specializes in payment processing for online ecig retailers and can integrate with Volusion through Authorize.net. This is a Win Win solution!
Another reason we recommend Volusion is the great customer service support. You're undoubtedly going to have some questions and will need some assistance. Volusion tech support works around the clock 24/7 and you can reach them via phone or chat.
Regardless whether you choose Volusion or not, you'll need to be able to accept credit cards. Merchant Discount Rate can help you accept credit cards for any shopping cart you choose. Fill out the form to get your ecig and vaporizer merchant account.