• Overview
  • Pricing
  • Features
  • Seamlessness
  • Customer Care
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Description
Weebly has 11 years in existence, starting back in 2006 and quickly growing into one of the most used website building services. The site and service has grown so large that it caters to many millions of website owners on a monthly basis.

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OVERVIEW

Weebly has 11 years in existence, starting back in 2006 and quickly growing into one of the most used website building services. The site and service has grown so large that it caters to many millions of website owners on a monthly basis.

Pros Cons
Extensive line of editing features, even for free subscriptions. Complaints of hard to use/configure templates.
Mobile editing services that are rated among the best available. Spotty customer support.
Easily accessible to multiple language speakers. Multiple subscriptions for multiple services can amount to a lot monthly.

While it is hard to see what decidedly separates Weebly from other, similar services, it does not diminish their service or offerings at all. They’re available in about 15 different languages which improves their accessibility.

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PRICING

Weebly offers five different levels of subscription for those looking to create a website. As with other services, there’s a free option and varying levels of paid subscriptions.

Free Plan
Weebly ads displayed
500MB storage
Chat/Email support
Community forum
Website builder
Search engine optimization
Lead capture
Free hosting - Weebly subdomain
Starter Plan
$14 monthly subscription
$8 monthly with 1 year purchase
$5 monthly with 2 year purchase
All Free Plan offerings
Personal domain
Domain connection
Removes Weebly ads
Unlimited storage
In depth site statistics
Customizable footer
$100 in Google Ads
Online store holding 10 products
Transaction fee of 3%
Integrated shopping cart
Pro Plan
$18 monthly subscription
$12 monthly with 1 year purchase
$9 monthly with 2 year purchase
All Starter Plan offerings
High def video and audio
Site search function
Video enabled backgrounds
Site membership with 100 members
Online store holding 25 products
Password protected
Phone support
Business Plan
$35 monthly subscription
$25 monthly with 1 year purchase
$21 monthly with 2 year purchase
All Pro Plan offerings
Unlimited site membership
Encrypted security
Digital goods can be sold
Online store with unlimited products
Checkout on your site
Ability to manage inventory
Personalized coupons
0% transaction fees
Member registration
Tax and shipping calculator
Performance Plan
$59 monthly subscription
$49 monthly with 1 year purchase
$45 monthly with 2 year purchase
All Business Plan offerings
$96 marketing credit for emails
Personalized gift cards
Abandoned cart email
Shipping rates in real time
Five email campaigns per month (500 contacts per email)
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FEATURES

Weebly is completely internet based and requires no outward software to operate. The types of templates made available don’t have typical listings. The website has a simplified drag and drop mechanic that makes adding things to your website easy. The lack of a redo/undo function can make editing a bit more difficult, but it only provides a small problem that can be circumvented.

One of the best things about Weebly is its ability to allow you to edit your website on the go through mobile devices. When editing through the mobile editing platform the changes show up on the desktop version as well. This can be of use to bloggers or internet sellers who travel a lot.

Weebly does have a limited editing manipulation scheme. Many of the template changes are broad and sweeping, not allowing for unique takes on established templates. This can lead to websites from Weebly having a similar look or feel. In general, the features provided by Weebly are about the same as other website builders.

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SEAMLESSNESS

Weebly allows for easy use of their site. Everything is explained to you and there is very little that will confuse you. Subscription levels are catered to the level of business involvement you require. If you are a freelancer or if you run a larger retail set up, there is a subscription that is set up for you.

As mentioned before, the addition of a mobile editing platform brings Weebly’s seamlessness exponentially. But outside of that, Weebly doesn’t have any other unique or identifying qualities. However, this does not make Weebly any less of a viable solution for your website building needs.

In order to keep you up to date on changes the website and service goes through, Weebly has their own blog available for viewing. This can keep confusing updates, patches and other technical changes from popping up on you and interfering with your site management.

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CUSTOMER СARE

Weebly offers customer service comparable to other sites. There is a comprehensive support site filled with articles and videos for you to learn from. If you need personal assistance you can email Weebly, call them on their toll free number, or you can sign up for a live webinar (or watch a recorded webinar) to help answer your questions.

Many people do have legitimate complaints about Weebly and its interface. Some have been mired with frozen screens and failed uploads or updates. The large majority of Weebly users have positive experiences with the service, claiming that it is user friendly and simple to understand.

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