Weebly

We approached this Weebly review a lot like a girl trying to figure out if her man’s really “marriage material.”

We went through Weebly’s templates, tools, and e-commerce features. We did a quick browse of the app store to get a complete picture of what our business could be like as a Weebly website. And we all know that guy who’s different with his friends than he is in private, so we did a little digging into the Weebly business plans—just to see how different they really are from the free version that everyone else gets to see.

Long story short, the experience varies a lot depending on your business, the templates you use, the plugins you get, and the plan you sign up for. So Weebly definitely isn’t for everyone.

But if you want a low-maintenance kind of site (like a restaurant that just needs a place to list their address and current menu), if you can put up with a few glitchy bugs, and if you’re willing to put in the time to get that weebly price website builder working for you, then the platform can offer a lot of perks.

Wondering if you can hang with Weebly? Check out our Weebly how-to page to see us build a page from scratch, or read on for our full Weebly review.

What is Weebly?

Weebly is primarily a website building and website management tool, though the service does include web hosting as well. In plain English, it’s a way to build a website for your business, then keep it up to date as your business grows.

Weebly is best for brick-and-mortar stores

Here’s the thing about the Weebly website builder: it offers a lot of features and tools, but it hides a lot of them behind a paywall.

What does that mean for e-commerce sites? Well, it means you can get all the same e-commerce options and tools that you’d get on other website builders, but you have to sign up for the Pro Plan or higher to get them. So if you’re tempted to use this platform because you heard you could build an e-commerce site on Weebly for free (or for less than other builders), we’re going to recommend that you go ahead and move along to Wix or Squarespace.

But if your business tends to rely more on in-person sales, we think you’ll be pretty happy with Weebly.

Weebly is a drag-and-drop website builder, so it’s pretty easy to build a nice-looking site with minimal effort. And guess what? The pretty web design is included with the free version of Weebly’s website builder, so you don’t have to pay extra (unless you want to). That makes Weebly one of the more cost-efficient platforms for brick-and-mortar stores, which don’t usually need more than a menu or a slick about page.

Pros

  • Professional-looking templates
  • Easy-to-use Weebly dashboard
  • Good e-commerce features

Cons

  • Extra costs for most e-commerce options
  • Amateur-looking blogs (without extra apps)
  • Fewer customer service options