Wix vs. Weebly


Webpage Scientist

Whether you use Wix or Weebly for your online store depends on your needs.

Grace Freed, Columnist

Small business owners usually start their businesses by creating a website. The most popular free website making apps are Wix and Weebly. Which website is the best to create an effective website for free? Wix definitely has a greater number of users, with 301,000 searches on Google while Weebly has only 49,500, according to Websitetooltester.

So what really is the difference between the two website makers? Well, to put it simply, Weebly is a better choice for larger sites, while Wix has a wider range of features and more designs. Wix’s editor option is more difficult to get the hang of than Weebly’s editing option, which has less of a learning curve. Wix is definitely more flexible and has a large variety of editing tools, while Weebly is not quite as flexible for design. However, Weebly is a lot more organized and intuitive then Wix is. Weebly also has more advanced purchasing options and features, allowing for a more complex online store, whereas Wix has less complex but more affordable solutions.

Ultimately it’s up to you to decide which website is better based on your own business needs. Weebly is better for big websites, and offers better online store and purchase options, whereas Wix has loads of editing tools, more affordable solutions, and more designs and features overall.

Making websites is easier than it may seem. Website builders like Wix and Weebly are simple, inexpensive, and give you a better understanding of what needs to be done. Both websites walk you through the process, with helpful instructions and tips. Though each service is different, they each have their strengths and are helpful in their own ways.

Before making a website, you should have a website domain name, products, posts, and a logo. Wix and Weebly have checklists and won’t let you launch your website unless you have all the necessary information like phone numbers, emails, business cards, products, posts, taxes, cards and so much more. Using tutorials and the how-to settings in both website makers can help teach you how to build an effective online business.