Austin, TX (PRWEB) October 29, 2007 — Volusion Ecommerce continues to push the limits of online commerce by offering dimensional shipping in the latest version of its ecommerce solution.
Dimensional shipping allows merchants to enter exact dimensions for all of their online stores’ products. This is an improvement over the typical internet shipping module available in most shopping cart platforms, which only allows for an item’s weight. Shipping companies charge more for oddly shaped items than boxier items of the same weight. Calculating shipping by weight for these oddly shaped products ends up costing a merchant money any time one of these items is ordered from his or her site. With the option for dimensional shipping, merchants will no longer have to absorb these costs.
Volusion’s CEO Kevin Sproles is optimistic about Version 5’s added shipping benefits. “Creating dimensional shipping was a difficult task given the amount of programming it requires, but our developers managed to include it as a shipping option while still speeding up Volusion’s shipping calculation. Overall I feel our merchants will be very satisfied with this feature,” said Sproles.
Version 5 is now available to all Volusion customers and also features a more CSS-driven layout, XML feeds, StoneEdge integration, and the ability to print shipping labels directly from the Administrative Area. For all of Volusion’s capabilities, take a look at the eCommerce Shopping Cart Software Features list on their website.