Do you want to sell a product online? Are you looking for a website builder that’s quick, easy and reliable?
Look no further!
While there are tons of website builders out there, in this article, we’ll only cover 4. We’ve hand-picked and narrowed down your choices to only the BEST ecommerce website builders. So, you can skip all the unnecessary hassles of choosing one that’s worthwhile.
No matter how big your business is, if you’ve been wanting to build a website, having a website builder is perfect if you don’t want to hire developers. It’s cheaper. It’s faster. The only challenge is making your website different (which isn’t really a big deal).
The only challenge left is to find the best website builder.
This can actually be very tricky for beginners. With so many website builders out there, how do you know which is the right one for your business? How will you know if it’s the right fit for you?
Well, let’s find out.
No matter what you want to do with your website, what goals you have and what features you would like to see, there are a few things every website builder must have.
Now that we got that list covered, it’s time to choose your website builder.
Here’s the list of the 4 best Website builders in no particular order – with a detailed description for each.
Weebly is another easy-to-use website builder with tons of designs ready for you to use. It includes a beautifully crafted page builder which allows you to edit your website without learning any coding skills. The only challenge with Weebly is when you want to do customization. Altering layout designs is easy, but customizing them is hard. This means you’re limited to your design choices. You have to be sure that you get all the features and the design layout you want upfront.
Weebly works well for small business owners who wants a site quickly and doesn’t need to do a lot of customization. You are limited to the features they offer since you can’t hire a developer (which is good if you don’t want to spend a lot of cash, but bad if you want to grow) to add new functionalities to your website.
Weebly’s business plan costs you $25 a month. With $25, you now have a free domain and a $100 AdWords credit. This is a really good up-front and short-term offer help new businesses get out to the world.
Wix is another popular all-around website builder… but not as popular as Shopify (even though they’re both around as long). The best thing about Wix is it’s really easy to use. It contains a set of features to help you easily build your website. Wix is another website builder that don’t need you to code anything and they’ve got hundreds of templates available to get you started. So…
What I don’t like about Wix is their customer support. You can send a support ticket or request a call during business hours, but there’s NO 24/7 live chat. This can be extremely stressful when something goes wrong (might cost you hundreds of dollars). Also, in order to be able to accept online payments beyond $300, you need to have a premium plan on Wix. Let’s look at their pricing.
If you choose Wix, definitely go for their top plan ($25 a month) since it gives you priority support and unlimited bandwidth. Wix offers monthly and yearly plans but what it does not show you is how much you stand to save. By choosing an annual plan, you can save between 18%-37%.
You’ve probably heard about this one. Shopify is a website builder made specifically for online stores or ecommerce businesses. With over 500,000 active stores on Shopify platform, and store owner has processed $40 billion worth of sales! There’s no doubt they’re the best… but even if they are, there are still a few “negatives”. Let’s cover the features of Shopify.
Shopify caters to a super broad range of industries – art, fashion & accessories, electronics, intimate products, toys & games and many many more! No matter what you sell, Shopify can help make selling online easier and quicker for you.
Shopify’s pricing might be a little high, but they have the right to charge as much. Shopify’s basic plan will cost you $29 per month. You can upgrade it to Shopify for $79 per month or advanced Shopify for $299 per month.
BigCommerce is another online store builder you can trust.
It works just like Shopify letting you build your ecommerce site effortlessly and plenty of customization themes so you can finish it quickly too. It also has a wide variety of integratable apps that you can use to grow your business in the long-term.
The interface, like Shopify’s, is exceptionally intuitive. It’s designed to take you step-by-step through online store creation. No essential features are buried away.
This makes not only set up but long-term management easy, because everything is easily found from the left side navigation bar.
(Yeah, it’s really like Shopify…)
The thing I like most with BigCommerce is that they DON’T charge transaction rates, and it only costs $29.95 per month! This is something most website builders can’t or don’t want to do. If you’re interested…
All these website builders are great options… but have you found what you’re looking for?
Here’s a quick recap on each platform – and where they’re really good at.
While there are lots of website builders out there, it’s important know what you want out of your website.
Find the one with the features you want to have and test it out (free trial). You must think long-term and see if the website builder is easy to maintain, doesn’t require a lot of effort long-term (so you can focus on more important stuff) and most importantly, it fits you and the brand you’re trying to create.
So, what website builder are you planning to use? Let us know in the comments!
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