Weebly Website Builder Review

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By Editorial Team | 24th October 2018

Weebly is not just an ordinary website builder channel. When you land on their homepage, you are also given an opportunity to create an online store (e-commerce), and start your business online. It was founded in 2007, and it is one of the most popular tools for creating websites in the world at the moment.

Pricing

The pricing plan of this website builder channel is pretty straightforward. It is divided into two main sections:

  • Websites
  • Online Stores

Each of these is further divided into four categories.

The free plan for websites offers only 500 MB of storage, and it includes ads on your website. Furthermore, the site will not have a domain of its own. Instead, it will be a part of a sub-domain (for example – example.weebly.com). Nevertheless, you can access a lot of tools with this plan and have SSL security of your platform.

All paid plans will grant you a free domain as well as $100 for Google Ads. Naturally, the business plan will allow you to use some remarkable features such as coupons, product reviews, advanced site stats etc.

These prices per month are based on paying annually.

PlansPrice (per month)
Free$0
Starter$8
Pro$12
Business$25

There is no free option for online stores. The features for each plan are pretty much the same as for the website plans. However, we can see that the Performance part is something that stands out. It is mainly targeted toward “power sellers” instead of small businesses. One of the features that Performance allows is five email marketing campaigns with 500 contacts per email.

Please take into account that the prices presented here may change. These prices per month are based on paying annually.

PlansPrice (per month)
Starter$8
Pro$12
Business$25
Performance$38
Main Features

The website offers a lot of building features. In fact, it is rather difficult to list them all here. However, the most popular ones include responsive templates, convenient editing with a drag-and-drop system, various galleries, and slideshows, etc. One of the features that stands out is custom HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for those who want to go into smart customization.

The App Centre is definitely one of the most interesting Weebly sections. It contains over 300 widgets that can further enhance your website and help you with the integration of numerous services.

They go one step further by offering to cover other aspects of website building for you – things such as promotion through emails, social media, and SEO (that also includes website analytics).

eCommerce plan

We already mentioned that Weebly offers online stores solutions as a separate product. These are also very easy to make using the same editor provided by them. Therefore, as much as the concept of an online store sounds challenging to create and manage, Weebly did a great job to make things as straightforward as possible, even for the completely inexperienced users.

Once you open the e-commerce section, you will face the six-step walkthrough which will also configure the store according to your specifications. You will add products, define specific rules for shopping, set taxes, and payments.

Fine tuning is one of the key features of this website building part as you will be asked some questions that you would not usually expect. All of that to enhance your online store and making the most out of it.

You are probably going to get bored adding the products one by one, which is why Weebly came up with a brilliant solution. They offer you to import a product catalogue from several other sites such as Square, Shopify, or Etsy. Furthermore, you can import a CSV file and even save your catalogue from Weebly into a CSV.

The shopping tools are an inevitable part of Weebly, and they offer a fantastic level of flexibility. For example, you can select focus regions, shipping charges (according to the selected area), the number of items, etc. Feel free to explore it yourself as the interface is intuitive and user-friendly!

Verdict

If you are completely new to the world of website building, you will find Weebly very useful, even if you opt to build the online store. All you have to do is choose a template and make minimal changes before the site is up. The price/quality ratio is extraordinary, although we were hoping for a bit more for the free plan.

Therefore, if you have plans to build something that is out of “personal website” scope, we suggest you avoid the free plan and start with the “Starter” pack at least.

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