Web builders have become excessively popular in the past decade.
A website builder is a DIY tool that allows you to construct a website using pre-made templates, without writing any code. The website builder you choose for your business determines how your site looks and functions, what features you can include and other details like SEO and transaction fees.
Here is a list of 5 best website builders, with their pros, cons, and pricing. Browse the list and find the one that fits best for your business.
Wix.com is a very popular cloud-based website builder. It is best known for its user-friendly powerful set of features to easily build a modern and eye-catching website. Although Wix is suitable for all types and sizes of businesses, it is the best option for you if you have a start-up or small business willing to scale up.
Free Plan (best of testing your site)
Connect Domain: $80/month (billed annually)
Combo: $125/month (billed annually)
Unlimited: $185/month (billed annually)
VIP: $325/month (billed annually)
Business Basic: $225/month (billed annually)
Business Unlimited: $300/month (billed annually)
Business VIP: $500/month (billed annually)
Squarespace is another website builder that targets the niche of flexible customization options with an easy-to-use editor. It has been around since 2003 and millions of websites created on their platform. Though the designs offered by Squarespace are even more polished for better visuals, it is not for beginners.
Basic Commerce: $26/month
Advanced Commerce: $40/month
Although it’s not exclusive to eCommerce, Weebly ranks as one of the best eCommerce website builders significantly. It offers more design options than your average basic website builder. Their content management system also easily supports large websites that count more than 150 pages.
GoDaddy is known to be one of the largest domain names and hosting service providers, but it also has its own website builder. GoDaddy Websites and Marketing provides you with a toolkit to build your website and run your email marketing, social media, blogging, and SEO. With GoDaddy, you can build a website for free and access features such as a social media content creator, password-protected pages, and in-built analytics.
Basic: $9.99 /month (when billed annually)
Standard: $14.99/month (when billed annually)
Premium: $19.99/month (when billed annually)
Ecommerce: $24.99/ month (when billed annually)
WordPress has been among the top website builders throughout the early 2010s, but the emergence of more user-friendly website builders like Wix and Squarespace has debased it somewhat. Yet, it remains competitive, powering 39.5% of all websites on the Internet with unique features, its unlimited plugin library, and its supreme blog-friendliness.
Personal: $160/month (billed yearly)
Premium: $280/month (billed yearly)
Business: $640/month (billed yearly)
Ecommerce: $1152/month (billed yearly)
There are a lot of different website builders out there as per different business needs. Often people over-analyzing their website project and spend days comparing every little feature. We suggest you just sign-up for a free trial, to quickly check whether it is suitable for your business or not. Though, the most popular option overall is Wix. They’re a pretty dominant force in the website building business. Rest, it all depends on your use case.
Anuja is the Co-founder and CEO of RedAlkemi Online Pvt. Ltd., a digital marketing agency helping clients with their end to end online presence. Anuja has 30 years of work experience as a successful entrepreneur and has co-founded several ventures since 1986. She and her team are passionate about helping SMEs achieve measurable online success for their business. Anuja holds a Bachelors degree in Advertising from the Government College of Fine Arts, Chandigarh, India.