Let’s compare Weebly Vs Bigcommerce. Today is the day that you start building your online store and start competing with other ecommerce shops in your niche.
Number of sites using Weebly – 226,160
Alexa top 1M – 893
Alexa top 100K – 20
Alexa top 10K – 2
Alexa top 1K – 1
Number of sites using Bigcommerce – 66,254
Alexa top 1M – 2008
Alexa top 100K – 91
Alexa top 10K – 7
Alexa top 1K – 3
Statistics show that even though there are twice as many people using Weebly than Bigcommerce, BC sites still rank higher in the search engines. There are way more websites in the top 100,000, top 10,000, and top 1000. BC is better built for SEO and they have plugins like SEO doctor that check for SEO related issues and help your site improve in the search engines.
If you want to rank higher in Google, Bing, etc. Then choose Bigcommerce.
They each have different goals. Bigcommerce wants to be the top ecommerce platform in the world and they are always in that discussion. Weebly wants to be the best website builder and it is one of the top website builders for beginners. Weebly was not made for selling, but that is a feature they have implemented. BC was made specifically for people who want a professional online storefront.
BC– Be the #1 ecommerce provider in the world by creating and delivering software that changes people’s lives.
W– Our mission is to help you bring your ideas to life by creating a unique, high-quality site that you’re proud to share.
When checking for an ecommerce platform you should always check for an app/plugin store where you can buy cool features for your site. Sadly Weebly lacks in this area and Bigcommerce does not.
Just like you can get free and paid apps for your smart phone, you can do the same with BC. They have order management softwares, social analytics, refund packages, create scheduled sales, personalized shipping and coupons, buttons to receive exposure on your shoppers timeline, and more. Weebly needs to work on getting an app store.
Channel Advisor is a leading provider of cloud-based e-commerce solutions that allows retailers and manufacturers to integrate, manage, and optimize their merchandise sales across hundreds of online channels such as Amazon.
Market Smart 360 Brand Management Package allows store owners to see what shoppers are saying on places like Google, Yelp, etc. While at the same time monitoring the competition.
Two months free of Justuno – Justuno helps you convert more of your website visitors through onsite promotions.
You get 10 free optimized product photos.
Free OMS connector for new clients
30% discount for get4it
50% discount on tradegecko
Save 35% on a DYMO label printer
100 dollars of free Google Advertising credits after you spend 25 dollars to new Adwords customers.
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Both offer free SSL security on your online store, but you must get the business plan to get it with Weebly.
BC has a 1.5% transaction fee with its standard $29.95 a month plan. The Plus plan, which is for $79.95 does not have transaction fees.
All of the Weebly plans have a 3% transaction fee on top of your PayPal fess. Only the 25/month business plan does not have any transaction fees.
Weebly does have cheaper plans, but they don’t allow for a huge inventory. All of the Bigcommerce plans offer unlimited products.
- Starter inventory limit: 10 items
- Pro inventory limit: 25 items
- Business inventory limit: No limit
Save 10% on any plan when you pay annually
- Standard inventory limit: No limit
- Plus inventory limit: No limit
- Enterprise: No limit
Custom pricing to fit your business
Bank vault security
Apps for everything
No hidden fees
Different product options such as size, color and shape — each with its own SKU, price, weight, image and stock level.
Easily sell digital downloads and event tickets
Unlimited products, storage, and bandwidth
Drag and drop tools
HD video & audio players
Membership site capabilities
Phone, chat with an expert, email, community forum, 500+ support articles, tutorials, Bigcommerce University.
Email + Chat + Phone depending on the plans, and tutorials.
When it comes to themes it is not even close. The Weebly themes are not the best looking themes in the world. Bigcommerce has way better free and premium themes. Some of the themes I love from BC are Crafted, Clarity, Aberdeen, and Athletic. Weebly offers 24 themes. Bigcommerce offers 58 themes. There are also more sites where you can buy different BC and Weebly themes such as Theme Vale and Baamboo Studio.
They are both easy to set up and use. Bigcommerce is obviously the best choice. It ranks better, has more features, it allows you to hold more products, and it’s more professional. It is built for ecommerce. The cheapest plan is $29 a month, but remember when you pay for the full year you get 10% off.
As your business grows Bigcommerce gives you the ability to add new things.
Weebly doesn’t give you the ability to grow because of the lack of features and space. If you can’t pay 29 dollars a month, don’t plan on growing, and only want up to 25 products then,