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Website Builder
« on: March 18, 2017, 06:29:46 AM »
Lately I have been looking into getting a website. Squarespace, Wix and Weebly are the three that I have been looking at. At a glance they look similar, but I feel like there is some background workings that separate the three, but not being made of money, I cant buy all three to compare. So I decided to ask the people who already use them. Which one do you use, how easy is it to accept orders, how easy is it to deal with shipping options? And if there is another website builder out there that I have not mentioned, I would love to hear about it! Thanks!!

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Re: Website Builder
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2017, 08:47:14 AM »
For an all in one at a decent price, the godaddy online store walks you through everything, then when you feel you have reached the next step you can also insert code for a fully custom site. The market is saturated so you have pleanty of online store options but from my experiance what godaddy lacks in premade themes they make it up in everything else.

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Re: Website Builder
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2017, 03:29:19 PM »
Here is a link to a discussion similar to what you are asking about.
http://gearmaker.org/index.php?topic=66.0
Just a little update, I am still using a Go Daddy website, I know it is a little outdated but it still serves a purpose. Last year I had website sale which were 100 times the cost of my yearly fee.
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Re: Website Builder
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2017, 03:53:05 PM »
I started out with Wix and it was terrible. Lots of bloated code (that you don't have access to btw) which makes load times painfully slow. Also Wix customer service is non-existent, if you need help they refer you to a "knowledge base" forum and basically you are on your own. I recently switched to Shopify and couldn't be happier. You are probably fine with any of those other than Wix to be honest.
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Re: Website Builder
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2017, 03:22:28 PM »
I still use and highly recommend Squarespace. I've tried the others and they didn't offer a great eCommerce solution. I feel like Squarespace is easy enough to sort out for the lay person, and has enough features to make it a worthy choice. Although, I think they no longer offer the awesome plan I am on, and are now more expensive.

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Re: Website Builder
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2017, 03:36:51 PM »
Unlike some of you guys I don't make a ton of sale and not a lot of money to blow webstore plans. After much tinkering I decided to stick with Wix as a product info/FAQS only site and Big Cartel as my webstore with it linked on Wix as a workaround. Having two different site is not the most ideal solution but it's sure as heck better than paying or get a crazy amount taken away from each sale.


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Re: Website Builder
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2017, 09:20:07 AM »
With Squarespace I pay $192 annually ($16/mo), no fees and unlimited products and pages. You get a clean looking site with an integrated eCommerce system. I think the new no fee plans are more like $26/mo, still reasonable.


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Re: Website Builder
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2017, 11:45:07 PM »
I have also used Square space with good results, though no ecommerce. I am about to launch a new website (stay tuned) and will be using square space again with some ecommerce. More and more I want someone else to deal with it so I can sew.
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