Looking to get a professional website started right away? We’ll compare between two of the best website building software sites around. By comparing Wix vs Websitebuilder you’ll get to see what makes sense when you want to get your site up fast and running.
1.Website Template Designs
Both programs offer you templates based on your industry. All you would have to do is select one you like, add your information, and voila, you have your own professional design. While Wix.com has 100s of templates, WebsiteBuilder literally has 1000s to choose from. Moving things around is as easy as drag and drop with the mouse so you don’t need to be a hardcore coder or designer.
2. Easy to Use
Wix.com guides you from the onset of the signup process. While it may give you less options as far as design templates are concerned, they do set you in the right direction as to what type of site to start out with. I find that their beginner process is very simple and straight to the point. They both are easy to use, but Wix.com comes out ahead in this one.
3. E-Commerce Functionality
Wix allows you to setup a mobile store in a few minutes. You can keep track of inventory, showcase your products, and manage your contacts. Websitebuilder.com needs an add on to a regular package to have the ecommerce functionality. It easily integrates with Paypal and uses the Ecwid e-commerce widget to help you set up your store and access full support. While there more robust strictly ecommerce solutions in the market, both websitebuilder.com and Wix.com allow you to add ecommerce in the future even if you don’t plan on doing so from the beginning. The slight advantage goes to Websitebuilder.com
4. Mobile Responsiveness
Websitebuilder.com and Wix.com are aware that much of the present and future traffic comes from mobile devices. Their software is setup to automatically optimize the site’s layout to different size mobile devices. Wix.com gets the upper hand in that it allows you to edit your mobile site accordingly. While a mobile responsive site should look good in all devices, sometimes there are instances where the softwares decision of what lookgs good on a mobile device doesn’t look as good as your own. That’s when having access to the mobile editor comes in handy.
Wix.com and Websitebuilder.com both come with drag and drop editors, are mobile friendly, have custom domain names, and free hosting. Where they differentiate is that Wix.com has an app market that allows you to add additional web services while Websitebuilder.com is already built to automatically be SEO friendly, have social integration, and allows you to easily create a blog.
Websitebuilder.com has plans ranging from $7.95 to $17.95 per month while Wix.com has plans that go from $5.95 per month to $19.90 per month. They both offer ad credits if you want to start sending paid advertising ot your site. Wix.com however overs you monthly savings of up to 45% if you decide to go with the yearly plan as well. If you know you’re going to have a site for the long run, Wix.com makes sense.
7. Overall Value
I personally don’t think you can go wrong with either of the sites you choose. The only issue I would have with Wix.com, is that so many more customers use it, so I’d be more likely to find another site with a very similar template. Both sites let you try them out for free and once you are ready to add more options, you can easily upgrade to their affordable monthly plans. There really is no clear winner here, but I would give he advantage to Websitebuilder.com.