Choosing the right website builder is crucial for the success of your business. With so many different site builders to choose from, finding the right one might be overwhelming for you. Today we will talk about popular website builder options to help you to make a wise decision.
Wix is a very popular website builder that was founded in 2006. Today the company has over 2400 employees and millions of members worldwide
The Wix editor allows total freedom for you to build the website of your dreams. Wix members are given over 500 designer-made templates to assist you in creating a stunning site. With Wix, you don’t have to worry about being a coder. You can easily take advantage of their drag and drop feature.
Wix has 5 plans that you can choose from ranging from $5 to $25 a month. With all premium plans with Wix, you will receive free hosting, domain connection, 500MB+ Storage, Google Analytics, and premium support. If you desire a successful business, then premium plans should be your only option. With Premium, you won’t have to worry about annoying ads bombarding your website.
Wix has an App Market that you can use to install free and premium apps onto your site. Here are a few top apps that you will be able to easily implement.
Wix Forum – You can install this plugin if you desire to build an online community forum.
Site Booster – SEO is extremely important. With Site Booster your website will be found in the search engines.
Wix Video – This app allows you to showcase your videos.
Sell Download – This app offers a simple way for you to sell your digital products.
Live Chat – This is one of my favorite apps that Wix offers. Just as the name says it is a Live Chat app that increases customer support.
Shopify was founded in 2004 by Tobias Lütke, Daniel Weinand, and Scott Lake. Today the company over 600,000 merchants. Shopify is an awesome e-commerce platform to sell your products. One of the best things about Shopify is the built-in SEO features.
All Shopify plans offer unlimited bandwidth, a content delivery network, and blazing fast servers. Google has made it abundantly clear that website speed is a factor in the way that they rate websites.
Shopify has a very high 99.98% uptime rating which is one of the best uptimes among website builders. The drawback of Shopify compared to some other companies is that Shopify is more expensive than other site builders.
The Basic Shopify plan costs $29/mo. This plan comes with basic Shopify features. The middle Shopify plan costs $79 a month and is great for a growing business. This plan gives you extra features such as gifts cards and professional reports. The Advanced Shopify plan costs $299/mo.
Business owners will receive an advanced report builder and you will receive credit card rates. Shopify will give you a complete kit to help you to setup your online stores such as receipt printers, card readers, cash drawers, and more. Just like Wix, Shopify also offers free and monthly paid apps for their customers.
Contrary to popular belief, WordPress is more than just a blogging platform. WordPress blogs can be used for business and more. WordPress is a CMS capable of creating any type of website by installing templates or plugins. Traditionally WordPress does not offer drag and drop features. However, WordPress can use Divi alongside their WordPress website.
Divi is a virtual drag and drop builder for any WordPress theme. With Divi, you are given 46 content modules. Modules include accordion, audio player, bar counter, blog blurb, circle counter, and more. Divi offers simple configuration options. However, you will also be able to add custom CSS. Although Divi is not a free WordPress site builder, you can try it out for free to see if it is the right fit for you.
Squarespace was founded in 2003 by Anthony Casalena in his University of Maryland dorm room. Today the company has around $800 employees and millions of members.
Squarespace offers some of the most beautiful designer templates among the top site builders. Not only will the design of your business be hi-quality and minimalistic, but your templates will also be mobile responsive.
Their style editor is more tedious than other builders. If you know how to code, then you will be able to add CSS in the CSS editor. You will be able to tweak your site title color, banner text width, your background image, sidebar, and more directly from your style editor.
There are a plethora of website builder options to choose from. You have Wix, Shopify, WordPress, Squarespace, Weebly, and more. Test them all out and choose the one that best fits your business goals.