Network Solutions has been around for decades, and there can be advantages to working with a long-established company. But in the case of their eCommerce platform, Network Solutions is stuck in the past. With only 15 available payment gateways, you might still be able to run an online store if you luck out and your preferred gateways are supported. But Network Solutions also has disk space limits that are too low for modern online stores — even the highest-tier plan only gives you 5GB. Customers want high-quality images while they shop for your products, and if you have more than a few items in your store, you'll run out of space quickly. Additionally, Network Solutions charges a transaction fee on every sale and has a history of technical problems and billing issues, which the outsourced support cannot solve.
Shift4Shop, on the other hand, is on the cutting edge of eCommerce. You'll have unlimited disk space for all the high-definition product photos and website pages you want. Your shop comes integrated with Shift4 Payments out of the box, which lets you accept credit cards and several alternate payment types, and your choice of additional payment processors goes into the hundreds. There are no added transaction fees, ever, and Shift4Shop offers far more advanced promotional and marketing features than Network Solutions. And it's all backed up by 24/7/365 support.
Network Solutions isn't made for a business with unlimited growth potential, what with its limits on products, categories, and disk space. Powerful features are completely missing, like Daily Deals, loyalty programs, and integrations with most software. But with Shift4Shop, your business can grow and flourish with hundreds of features to sell what you want, how you want.
Network Solutions has a history of technical issues, such as shoppers not being able to add things to their cart when using certain browsers. Email problems abound, sending your store emails to customer spam boxes, which kills your marketing efforts. But Shift4Shop has none of these problems, and lets you sell and market online with the best tools in the industry.
“Stay away from Network Solutions. My customers and I both had trouble with the store not working at times. Their billing is inconsistent and I wasn't surprised to find out they'd been forced into a settlement with the FTC for deceptive practices. Not to mention, when I decided to transfer my domain and website to a different provider, there were significant problems. I'm not the only person wishing I'd never used them.”
– Former Network Solutions eCommerce Merchant
Network Solutions users report significant problems with the platform and its customer service, complaining of long hold times and outsourced support that often doesn't understand the issue. When it comes to selling online, you need a reliable support team at your back, and with Shift4Shop you'll have access to the experts 24/7.
Shift4Shop allows you unlimited products on all but the lowest plan, and unlimited categories and subcategories. No matter how many products you sell, and how many categories you need to keep them organized and easy to browse, Shift4Shop can handle it.
Network Solutions imposes limits on your products and category levels, making it unsuitable for a business with many products. Without unlimited categories, you can't organize your products as you see fit — and your customers may not be able to find what they're looking for.
Shift4Shop directly integrates with Shift4 Payments for secure, flexible payment processing and supports more payment gateways than any other eCommerce platform in the industry. Earn more customers by taking more payments, from credit cards and digital wallets.
Network Solutions lacks support for modern digital wallets like Apple Pay, and only integrates with a small list of payment gateways. Shoppers turn away when they can't pay how they want.