There are plenty of different website builders out there, from Wix to Weebly, GoDaddy to Squarespace. New companies are constantly jumping on the bandwagon, and as a small business owner you may be wondering which website builder is right for you.
At Cat’s Cove Communications we’ve worked with many different website builders, but we mostly stick to one: Wix. Wix is a powerful platform that offers a wide variety of options and capabilities, all at an affordable price tag. Unlike other builders, some of which have recently started offering website design as an add on to their other services (like selling domains or hosting), Wix has been around since 2006, offering cloud-based web development services and drag and drop tools that make website design accessible to all. So if you’re on the fence, here are 14 reasons why we think Wix is a great platform to use for your next website.
Wix has powerful design capabilities. Unlike many other website design platforms, Wix doesn’t put you in a box when it comes to creating unique and interesting designs. You won’t be limited by frustrating template limitations. Wix offers many dynamic features that give your site a clean, current and trendy feel. Daunted by the process of starting from scratch? They have options for you too. Which leads me to...
Wix has great templates. Choose from over 500 designer-made templates to suit your business. Wix organizes their templates by industry, so it’s easy to sort and find a template that matches your needs. (Want to have someone build your Wix site for you? We’ve got you covered.)
A custom domain is included in your Wix membership. Sign up for your Wix Premium account and they’ll give you a free domain for your website for the first year, no need to buy it elsewhere and struggle through complicated connection issues. Wix helps you connect your domain with the click of a button.
Wix websites come with a free security. Your site needs an SSL Certificate. This gives visitors faith in your site by showing them that you have security that will keep their connections secure and private over an HTTPS connection.
You can integrate bookings into your website. Have a salon, restaurant or service you’d like to let your customers schedule appointments for? Use the Wix Bookings software to effortlessly allow your site visitors to log in or book your offerings.
Wix is user friendly and not overly technical. Leave the coding to the experts. This drag and drop platform is easy to use and learn. This is the main reason we build on Wix - it allows our clients to maintain their own websites without costly maintenance plans.
It’s mobile friendly. Up to 70% of your website visitors will look at your website from their phones or tablets. Wix makes sure your website is up to par on mobile so people get all the information they need about your business while on the go.
Wix Ecommerce lets you sell online through your website. Get your products seen online and start selling online through your website is easy with Wix Ecommerce.
It’s affordable. Depending on your website, you can get a Wix Premium account for as little as US$10/month, including hosting, first year domain, security and the use of the Wix platform. That’s cheap.
Wix makes Search Engine Optimization easy. With their SEO tools, Wix makes getting found online easier than ever. Just follow allow with their SEO checklist and you’ll be able to add title tags, page descriptions and keywords like a pro.
Wix offers tons of free apps and integrations. Wix has tons of integrations, and offers many, many apps to enhance your website. And unlike many other website builders, they don’t nickel and dime you on every little thing. Most apps are free.
Wix has great customer service. Wix staff are helpful and friendly. Recently they’ve added a chat function to their customer service so you can chat with a rep and solve any issues you’re having on the spot with zero wait time. They offer support in a number of languages and you can request a callback. Wix also has a endless library of help articles and Youtube videos to help you learn and troubleshoot.
Wix offers a free plan. Want a website and don’t care if it has Wix branding on it? You can use the free Wix plan. This does not give you a custom domain, but depending on what your site is, this might not matter.
Wix offers lots of perks. Your Wix subscription comes with email marketing, site analytics, and a whole host of other marketing integrations to get your website off the ground.
If you have questions about Wix or want to start a website, get in touch with us.
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