Q1: Pushing Through Hardship
1/20: Emerged from Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection: After filing for bankruptcy protection in late 2020 to renegotiate existing financial arrangements, Volusion successfully emerged from our Chapter 11 filing in January with renewed stability and focus.
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2/13: Weathered Texas Winter Storm at Austin HQ: Despite poor weatherization that shut down businesses across the state, Volusion’s offices met February’s unprecedented winter storm head-on to provide uninterrupted service and support to all of our merchants.
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Q2: Upgrading Platform Features
5/18: Upgraded and Renamed Enhanced Checkout Feature: Using a combination of merchant feedback and months of product testing, Volusion released the second version of our modernized, mobile-optimized checkout feature to merchants under a new name: Premium Checkout. We also continued to improve Checkout features throughout the year by adding capabilities for custom fields, coupons, gift cards, and more.
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6/18: Released Address Verification Feature for Checkout: Volusion’s new integration with Smarty allows merchants using Premium Checkout to verify shipping addresses at checkout, improving the delivery process and reducing fulfillment errors.
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Q3: Launching New Integrations
7/6: Launched Avalara Integration to Automate Tax Compliance: By adding Avalara’s AvaTax solution to their existing online storefronts, all Volusion merchants can now rest easy knowing that their businesses will remain compliant with local and federal tax laws.
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8/17: Upgraded PayPal Integration to Multiply Payment Options: Starting in August, merchants on Volusion’s VOLT platform were able to begin using PayPal’s full suite of payments features, including Buy Now Pay Later options, PayPal Credit, Venmo, and more.
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Q4: Perfecting & Extending Integrations
10/5: Rolled Out PayPal Integration to Volusion’s flagship (V1) Platform: Starting in October, all merchants with the Premium Checkout feature enabled on their storefronts were able to upgrade their PayPal integration to the new full suite of features mentioned above.
11/19: Expanded Premium Checkout & PayPal to Additional Plans: Starting in November, merchants on additional plan levels could begin enabling Premium Checkout on their storefronts and upgrade PayPal to the new full suite of features.