Weebly is an innovative website builder that has revolutionized the way people create and manage their online presence. Its drag-and-drop site builder tool allows anyone – even the newbies, to create a professional-looking site quickly. Its pre-made website templates and eCommerce tools provide a flexible, cost-effective solution for businesses and individuals to operate their e-store online.
However, choosing the right Weebly plan can be tricky. In this article, I will help you learn more about Weebly plans and the latest pricing; as well as recommend the right usage for each.
Weebly Plans – What's in the Box?
Weebly offers five different plans to choose from: Free ($0), Connect ($10/mo), Pro ($12/mo), Business ($25/mo), and Business Plus ($38/mo) Plan. Lower plans come with limited storage and features, as well as forced advertisement; while higher-tier plans offer advanced eCommerce and web analytics.
Weebly Plans & Pricing in Detail
The plans and pricing details are compared in the following table.
|Disk Storage||500MB||500MB||Unlimited Storage||Unlimited Storage|
|SSL (HTTPS Site)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Search Engine Optimization||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Design Options||Limited Templates||All Templaets||All Templates & Video Backgrounds||All Templates & Video Backgrounds|
|Remove Weebly Ads||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Membership Areas||No||No||Up to 100 Members||Unlimited|
|Advanced Site Stats||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Customer Support||Email & Live Chat||Email & Live Chat||Email, Live Chat & Phone||Email, Live Chat & Phone|
Weebly Free & Connect
For Hobbyists & Learning Purposes
Weebly Free ($0) and Connect ($10/month) plans come with 500MB of storage and lead capture / contact form features. The standard domain for the free plan is a Weebly sub-domain; whereas the Connect plan allows a custom domain name to be connected to your site.
It is important to note that both Free and Connect plans will display Weebly adverts on your site. It is not recommended for businesses or those who want to establish a professional online presence.
If your main goal with Weebly is to use their site builder feature, it’s best to signup with a hosting provider that has Weebly built-in to their platform. TMD Hosting, for example, costs $2.95 a month, comes with Weebly Site Builder, allows custom domain, and does not place adverts on your website (learn more in my review here).
Video Background is a Big Plus
Weebly Pro ($12/month) is designed for those who want a more professional website with advanced features. At $12 a month when paid annually, the Pro Plan includes all the features you can get from the Connect Plan, plus an integrated e-commerce platform, advanced site analytics, HD video and audio players, password-protected areas for exclusive content, and the ability to add up to 100 members to your site through a membership feature.
This plan is perfect for small businesses and individuals with a smaller group audience who wishes to sell their products and services online.
Weebly Business ($25/month) is ideal for businesses that want to take their online store to the next level. The plan includes all the features of the Pro Plan plus advanced eCommerce features. This includes product badges, inventory management, an automatic tax and shipping fees calculator, Square Gift Cards, as well as Advanced eCommerce analytics.
Weebly Business Plus
Next Level Online Shop
For those who want even more there is Weebly's Business Plus ($38/month). It comes with all the features of the Business Plan, plus Abandoned Cart Emails, Real-time Shipping, and Email Marketing.
Weebly Payment Fees (Post Square's Acquisition)
With Weebly's acquisition by Square, there have been changes to the payment fees for transactions made through the platform. Previously, Weebly charged a transaction fee of 2.9% + $0.30 for each sale made through the site.
Under the new Square system, online payment (known as “Card-not-present Payments”) processing fees for Weebly users have been simplified. There is now a single 2.9% + $0.30 fee for each transaction, regardless of whether the online payment is made with a credit card; or through Square Online Checkout, eCommerce API, and online invoices.
Overall, the changes to Weebly's payment processing fees under Square have streamlined the process, making it easier for users to manage the costs associated with accepting payments through the platform.
Wrap Up & Learn More
All in all, Weebly offers a range of plans to serve different types of websites. From the free plan with basic features to the Business Plan for eCommerce and large membership sites – there is a solution for everyone.
I hope that this article eases up your selection process with Weebly plans. For more information, please also check out other Weebly articles we have published.