Website Builders We Love

1. Wix

URL: https://www.wix.com/template/

 

Connect Domain Combo Unlimited eCommerce VIP
Free domain? No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Online store? No No No Yes Yes
Storage 500 MB 3 GB 10 GB 20 GB 20 GB
Yearly Plan $4.50/mo $8.50/mo $12.50/mo $16.50/mo $24.50
Bi-Yearly Plan $4.00/mo $8.00/mo $11.50/mo $15.00/mo $24.50

PROS

  • User-friendly website editor – Design from scratch + great for newbies.
  • Wix ShoutOut – Affordable built-in email marketing tool (starts at $4.90/mo).
  • Hyperactive development team – Always adding new features and tools.
  • Over 30 different built-in audio player design to choose from.
  • Plenty of ready-made apps (/plugins) in Wix’s App Market.

CONS

  • Difficult to create and manage multilingual-site.
  • Does not support email hosting.
  • Expensive domain name renewal fees ($14.95/year).

 

 

 

 

 

Learn More

 

Wix Website Templates  /  Wix Online Store Templates

 


2. Shopify

URL: https://www.shopify.com/pricing/

 

Basic Shopify Advanced
Storage Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Staff Accounts 2 5 15
Fraud Analysis No Yes Yes
Gift Cards No Yes Yes
Transaction Fees + 2.0% + 1.0% + 0.5%
Yearly Plan $29/mo $79/mo $299/mo

PROS

  • The most powerful online store builders – Suitable for all kinds of e-Commerce websites.
  • Comprehensive, yet easy to use, product variations editor.
  • Connect and sell on Facebook store in a few clicks.
  • Extend store/eCommerce site’s functionality via hundreds of ready-to-use apps in Shopify App Store.
  • Integrate with almost any shipping service via Inventory Apps.

CONS

  • Store lock-in – It’s very difficult to move from Shopify to another platform (only CSV export). All data will be permanently deleted when you cancel your Shopify account.
  • Steep learning curve – Initial setup may take some time due to Shopify’s complex functionality.

 

 

 

 

Learn More

 

Shopify Online Store  /  Shopify + Facebook

 


3. Weebly

URL: https://www,weebly.com/features/

 

Free Starter Pro Business Performance
Free domain? No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Online store? No No No Yes Yes
Storage 500 MB Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Yearly Plan Free $8/mo $12/mo $25/mo $49/mo
Bi-Yearly Plan Free $5/mo $9/mo $21/mo $45/mo

PROS

  • Perfect for first-timers – Anyone can build a basic website using Weebly in less than an hour.
  • Plenty of beautiful and responsive ready-to-use website templates.
  • Good support for membership multilingual websites.
  • Weebly App Center – Extend your website’s features with third party apps.
  • Weebly Promote – Built-in email marketing tool, FOC if you send less than 1,000 emails.

 

CONS

  • Unable to design from scratch.
  • Does not support email hosting and podcast playlist.
  • Expensive domain name renewal fees ($19.95/year).

 

 

 

 

 

Learn More

 

All Weebly Features  /  Weebly Online Store Templates