Do-it-yourself website builders can help small businesses get online quickly and affordably using customizable templates and drag-and-drop design tools. Businesses can create simple landing pages, blogs, and even basic online stores. While general website builders aren’t a replacement for dedicated e-commerce solutions, they allow businesses to reach customers and test markets.
Here is a list of easy to use small business website builders. Some tools provide ready-to-use websites, while others provide design tools without the need to code. All site builders are affordable and most have a free plan.
Squarespace’s mission is to help anyone create an engaging online presence. Squarespace is a popular solution, with well-designed templates for small businesses – from e-commerce merchants to up-and-coming artists. Each website template is equipped with eCommerce features (like shoppable product galleries) without using any plugins. Squarespace offers a variety of tools for building a store and managing inventory, customer emails, packing slips, and more. Use real-time analytics to gain customer insights and for social integrations, to connect with customers on social media. Price: $12 per month for 20 pages. $18 per month for an unlimited plan. E-commerce starts at $26 per month.
WordPress.com is a hosted version of the open source WordPress software. Choose from hundreds of customizable themes, with new additions every week. Create a blog, a full website or a combo. Update your site on the go with mobile apps. Drag and drop images into posts and pages. Integrate audio, video and more. Automatically send new messages to Twitter, Facebook, etc. Help new fans find you easily with built-in search engine optimization. Support is available via email and community forums; the upgraded plan offers live chat support. Price: Free with WordPress.com subdomain. Paid plans start at $2.99 per month.
Wix is a popular platform for creating websites for businesses and businesses. Wix has a long list of features and prides itself on providing quick and easy solutions for users. Wix offers 500+ templates, drag and drop editing, free hosting, one page websites, Skype call and chat button, search bar, live chat, backgrounds video, stock images and over 40 unique galleries. New features include new scrolling animations and effects, AI design, and more. Price: The basic plan is free. Premium plans start at $5 per month.
Launched in 2007, Jimdo offers creative and professional templates for equally creative businesses. Template categories include business, store, portfolio, and personal. Upload photos and create galleries. Create a blog to keep your customers informed. Create a website that is easy to find on Google and other search engines and easy to share with social networks. Jimdo offers mobile apps to create and edit your websites on the go. Over 15 million sites have been created with Jimdo. Price: The free plan offers five store items. Paid plans start at $7.50 per month.
Strikingly promises that users can create a beautiful DIY website in less than 30 minutes. Features include galleries, video backgrounds, media sliders, built-in analytics, contact forms, and more. Each blog post has its own page. Display your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feed directly on your site. Sell products on your site with eCommerce functionality. Pricing: The free plan comes with a simple one-product store. Paid plans start at $8 per month.
Duda is a DIY website builder for web professionals and small businesses through: DudaMobile, a mobile-only site builder; DudaOne, a responsive website builder, and DudaPro, for designers and agencies. Duda offers essential widgets and integrations, SEO tools, an analytics dashboard, and Amazon Web Services hosting. Template categories include business, restaurant, portfolio, pager, store, blog, and blank. Price: The basic plan is free (includes a 10-product store). Paid plans start at $14.25 per month.
Moonfruit is determined to free the contractor from the closet. The small business website builder provides users with everything they need to run a site, including web hosting, templates and add-on features like video widgets, image gallery tools and Google Maps. According to its site, Moonfruit is the leading UK-hosted site builder, with a third of its users coming from the US. Price: Plans start at $4.50 per month.
Weebly has been around since 2007. Designed for new business owners, Weebly offers an assortment of templates to customize using a drag-and-drop editor. All Weebly sites feature a sitemap, SEO-optimized HTML, meta descriptions, responsive design, and more. Weebly also offers email marketing templates, blog templates, third-party integrations, and e-commerce features. Price: Free plan with Weebly branding. Paid plans start at $8 per month.
Voog is a tool for creating and managing multilingual websites for businesses. (The tool itself is translated into 15 languages.) It offers an out-of-the-box solution for users. Voog offers a well-designed bundle of templates, with an array of integrations. Choose a template and launch your website in 15 minutes. For e-commerce functionality, contact Voog for help setting it up. Voog offers 24/7 support to users. Pricing: Plans start at $6 per month for 30 pages.