Find Out Which Website Builder is The Cheapest

Posted in Development on April 20, 2021 by Simon

Our Best Website Builders 2021

If you are looking to use a website builder, then you may be concerned about the cost of using one. It is not surprising as they can be really pricey and it is something which you will have to keep paying for monthly and so you will want to make sure you are getting good value for money. It is worth thinking about what you are getting for the money though. Often just going for the cheapest will be a mistake because it will mean that you will end up with something that perhaps does not do everything that you need.

It is good to consider all of the pricing plans and then you will be able to think about whether there will be the option to pay more and get more features in the future if you feel that this is something that you will perhaps need as your website and business grows. Below we explain the pricing plans of some of the top web builders for you to compare.

Squarespace

With Squarespace the basic plan is just £10 a month and you get a free custom domain for the first year, unlimited bandwidth and storage and SEO features. It has SSL security, the option of two contributors, mobile optimised websites, 24/7 customer support and extensions. This is there personal plan though and a business will need to pay £15 a month if they want ecommerce incorporated in it as well as premium integration and blocks, professional email, unlimited contributors, basic website metrics and customisation using CSS and javascript. There are promotional pop-ups and banners, the ability to sell unlimited products and sell gift cards and take donations. If you pay £20 a month you can also eliminate transaction fees, checkout on your domain be able to offer your customers accounts, point of sale, ecommerce analytics, products on Instagram and merchandising tools. For £30 you get abandoned cart recovery and the ability to sell subscriptions with advanced analytics and more discount ability.

Wix

Wix has a free plan where you have limited bandwidth of 500MB and a free URL which has Wix domain in it and there will be an intrusive banner ad but it has no time limit. There are seven pricing structures, four for general websites and three for ecommerce. For $13 a month you will get 2Gb of bandwidth and no ads and you get a free domain for a year or can connect to your own. For $17 you get unlimited bandwidth and visitor analytics. For $22 you get 200GB storage and a professional logo with an advents calendar. The $39 package will give priority support. The ecommerce basic plan is $20 and has no limitations but basic support. For $25 you get access to the logo maker and for $35 you have no transaction fees.

Weebly

There are five pricing plans with the first being free and it gives you 500MB of storage and you have to use a Weebly subdomain and only get phone support. For $8 a month you will get no ads and unlimited storage with a free domain and statistics and can add ten ecommerce products. For $12 you get intra-site search and up to 25 ecommerce products. At $25 a month you can have unlimited ecommerce products, members and you get inventory management and SSL security. At $38 you will get email marketing and lots more ecommerce features such as real time shipping rates, gift cards and up to 5 email marketing campaigns a month with 500 contacts.

You can see from this that the process do vary. Obviously, the free plans are the cheapest, but they may not do everything that you need. Therefore, it is important for you to have a look at what all of the plans offer and this will enable you to be able to choose the one that will be cheapest for you. It is no good opting for the cheapest if it does not provide you with the service that you need. You also need to think about whether you will need anything extra in the future. You may want to be able to take a cheaper option ow, but as your website users increase then be able to take on a more expensive plan. Therefore you need to consider all of the pricing plans to work out which might be cheaper in the future as well as now. You do not want to have to swap web builders later as that will mean completely having to rebuild your website from scratch.

About Simon

Hello! My name is Simon and I'm a full-stack web developer from Bristol. I've put together MYOW to help people learn about web design from the ground up as well as provide access to all the tools required to create an awesome first website.