Website Out-of-the Box Tools
When you need to set up your website fast, you may not have the time, the money or the technical skills to get your website off the ground. Don’t worry, with the tools below you can get set up in minutes and have a professional looking web presence in no time. Whether you are looking for a basic website or an e-commerce shop, we got you covered. If you prefer DIY and avoid subscription fees, then we have a couple of ideas for you as well, but we shall cover them elsewhere.
Wix: Super Easy, A few clicks
Wix prides itself on design. Wix is a website out-of-the-box solution. You can sign up in a few minutes, pick the design you like and you have yourself a professional web presences. Wix does have a free option. You literally can get going at no cost. However, if you want a unique domain name, then you will have to pay.
Wix claim-to-fame is that you can literally launch a professional website from your mobile phone. Wix prides itself on highly attractive designs and making sure your website is fast and efficient. If you are looking for a fast and simple, hard to go wrong with Wix. Check out their video.
Squarespace: Similar to Wix
Squarespace is similar to Wix and may be your answer to a super easy website. Don’t confuse Square and Squarespace. Square is a payment terminal and Squarespace is a website builder. Their e-shop websites are built for easy set up and focused on on-line as well as brick-and-mortar shops.
As with Wix, you will be paying subscription and transaction costs, but if convenience is what you want, then this may be the right option for you. Check out the video from one of their customers.
Shopify: E-Shop out of the box
Shopify is specifically dedicated to e-shops. Shopify’s aim is to make your e-shop life super easy. If Wix is great for generalists as well as e-commerce, Shopify prides itself on its unique focus on maximising your sales by enabling the best possible tech to drive on-line purchasing.
You want to make sure that you can take on-line orders and payments, that all the tech is in the background and gets out of your way. With Shopify you get going in a jiffy and can start selling on-line rather quickly.
Wix vs. Shopify
If you are keen to do your research and want to see what the difference is between Wix and Shopify, check out this great video from Website Tool Testers.
Wix vs. Squarespace
The friendly chap at Craylor Made has this fantastic video comparing Wix and Squarespace. It is hard to separate the two, but there are differences in how they handle tech support and subscription costs and plans.
A very strong opinion
We came across this fantastic video from Cupcakes Training. Christine does quite a number on the various options that you have across Shopify, Wix, Squarespace, and WordPress/WooCommerce (DIY). You don’t have to agree, but if you want an entertaining and lighthearted review of the options, this may be your cup of tea.