Both Builders Have Great Designs, but Zyro Has A Bigger Template GalleryZyro has over 118 templates, all of which are quite pretty. They’re organized into nine categories, including E-commerce, Restaurants, Blog, and Photography. You can customize the overall color scheme of your site, fonts, and layouts. And although you can’t switch between templates, you can duplicate your content and transfer it to another template if you change your mind. Weebly has half as many themes as Zyro (around 50), and they’re spread across just six categories. However, you also have the option to purchase a theme from a third-party platform like ThemeForest. All themes are mobile responsive and you can switch between them without losing the existing content. Still, if you’re on a tight budget, Zyro gives you more options for less money.
Ease of Use/Features
Both Website Builders Are Super Intuitive, but Weebly Has Two Different EditorsZyro is quite easy to use even if you’re a beginner – it has a drag-and-drop editor with a grid-based layout, which makes every site element snap right into place. You can re-order sections, customize forms, add image slideshows, and more. Weebly lets you choose between its classic editor and a new e-commerce editor, depending on the type of site you want to create. However, you can build an online store with both, so it all comes down to which one you prefer. The classic editor lets you customize a layout using content blocks – you add text, images, forms, and other features by dragging and dropping them onto the page. Each content block has its own menu that allows you to modify colors, fonts, alignment, and more. With the e-commerce editor, you choose between various pre-defined layouts. You customize these by toggling on and off elements like images and buttons, which is easier for me. That said, both Zyro and Weebly are very easy to use, so they’re both a safe bet if you haven’t done much site building before. E-Commerce With Zyro, you can create an online store in minutes, but you’ll need to subscribe to the eCommerce plan or higher. You can easily add products and set up tax and shipping parameters. Also, your dashboard has all the tools you need for managing inventory and orders, creating marketing campaigns, and more. You can choose from various payment gateways, and if you subscribe to the eCommerce Plus plan, you can set up your store in multiple languages and sell on various channels, including Facebook, Instagram, and Amazon. With Weebly’s e-commerce editor, adding products and product variants is also a straightforward process. You can even add gifs and 360-degree images in addition to standard pics to offer more info about the product. Like with Zyro, you can manage everything from your dashboard. Some neat features include selling gift cards, customizing email templates, and adding product reviews. In addition to Square, you can also choose PayPal or Stripe as payment processors, which is really convenient since Square is only available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Japan. Overall, Weebly’s integration with Square makes it a better choice for large businesses (if you’re located in one of the above countries), while Zyro is an effective solution for smaller online stores. SEO Tools Zyro has a strong set of SEO features, such as the AI Heatmap, which makes predictions about how visitors will navigate your site. Based on these predictions, you can tweak your site’s layout to get more conversions. Also, the AI writing tool generates SEO-optimized content with the right number of keywords to help you drive traffic to your site. Weebly’s SEO suite is pretty standard – it lets you modify title tags, meta descriptions, and page permalinks, but it doesn’t have a lot of advanced tools.
Apps and Integrations
Zyro’s Integrations Can’t Match Hundreds of Weebly’s AppsThis is one area where Zyro falls off. Although it’s constantly improving, it still integrates with only five third-party apps – Facebook Pixel, Messenger Live Chat, Hotjar, Google Analytics, and Google Tag Manager. What Zyro does have is a unique set of AI business tools – its Logo Maker, Business Name Generator, and Slogan Generator – all of which make branding a lot easier. Weebly, on the other hand, has an extensive App Center, with over 350 apps for social media, marketing, e-commerce, and more. You can access the App Center directly from the classic editor. With the e-commerce editor, some app functions (like social media feeds), are built-in, but for everything else, you’ll use the Square App Marketplace. Although this requires creating a Square account in addition to the Weebly one, it’ll be worth your while – Square has an even bigger selection of apps, including everything from marketing to health insurance.
Pricing and Plans
Both Builders Are Quite Affordable; Weebly Has a Free Plan, but It’s LimitedZyro has four paid plans: Basic, Unleashed, eCommerce, and eCommerce Plus. There’s no free plan, but you do get a 30-day money-back guarantee. The Basic plan offers 3 GB bandwidth, 1 GB storage, and the option to connect your own domain. Higher-tiered plans come with unlimited bandwidth and storage, as well as advanced marketing and e-commerce features.
|Zyro Unleashed||Weebly Pro||Zyro eCommerce||Weebly Business|
|Free domain for one year||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Number of products you can sell||0||25||100||Unlimited|
|24/7 customer support||✔||✘||✔||✘|
Zyro’s Live Chat Support is Easily Accessible; Weebly’s… Not So MuchIn addition to an array of helpful documentation, Zyro offers email and live chat support. Email responses usually arrive within an hour or two, while live chat replies take around 15 minutes. Weebly offers live chat and phone support only to US-based customers. If you live outside the United States (like I do), you theoretically have access to email support, but I couldn’t find an email address anywhere. I attempted to follow Weebly’s guidelines for accessing email support, but, regrettably, they did not guide me effectively. Consequently, I could solely access its documentation and engage with a chatbot. I must acknowledge that the bot did not demonstrate its effectiveness in resolving my issue.
Zyro Is Super Easy to Use and It Has Better SupportWhile both Zyro and Weebly are very intuitive website builders, Zyro has far more templates and offers better customer support – something you’ll appreciate all the more if you’re a beginner. Weebly does have a free plan, but it’s fairly limited: you get little storage, you have to use Weebly’s domain, and Weebly displays its branding on your website, which doesn’t look very professional. Zyro’s streamlined simplicity and well-built tools earned it a place on our list of the best website builders in 2023. Weebly is super easy to use and it offers some intriguing features, but it didn’t quite make the list.
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