MonsterCommerce Losing Market Share?

Hosted Shopping Cart Solution Report (Feb. 2007)
MonsterCommerce Losing Market Share?
Every time MonsterCommerce releases an update to their shopping cart solution our forum sees an increase of merchants looking for a new solution. Why this happens is best saved for its own blog entry but most tend to be moving to 3dCart because of their easy to use user interface and more robust feature list. A few of their larger stores seem to prefer Volusion. Both are great solutions (in my opinion) and offer a better product (overall) than MonsterCommerce.

I’ve found this site to be interesting:

MonsterCommerce Store Count

This shows as a drop of domains (or stores)under MonsterCommerce’s control. Monster has lost 84 store so far this year and about 300 since June 2006. This could show a drop in clients – most likely it does. Or could be explained by a system change brought on by the Network Solution buyout. Only MonsterCommerce knows…

Conversely…

Volusion Store Count

Volusion appears heading in the opposite direction than MonsterCommerce. Volusion has gained about 250 stores so far this year and about 1,400 stores since June 2006. Those are jaw dropping positive numbers for Volusion.

3DCart Store Count

3dCart is also gaining ground. They’ve added 61 stores so far this year.

While these numbers are bound to fluctuate naturally over the course of the year, I think this data points to a trend of client loss over at MonsterCommerce. This could explain the increase of MC clients looking to move to another solution in our forum. eCartReviews Forums