What are some of the features my small-business website needs?
This obviously depends on the nature of your small business. However, the best website builders will provide some or all of the following functionalities to your website: allow customers to book appointments, provide customers with a way to reach you (whether via phone or in-person to your brick-and-mortar store), give customers access to multiple shipping couriers, and showcase positive customer testimonials.
Will I be able to advertise sales?
Yes! Website builders have many different tools to help you implement and advertise sales through email, banners, and more.
Can I add images, videos, and other multimedia elements to my website?
Many website builders will allow you to add rich content to your website — all with just a few clicks. In general, you’ll just select the type of media you want, choose the files from your computer, and then click Upload. The multimedia files will be displayed right where you want them.
Can I make mobile-friendly websites using a typical website builder?
Yes! The best website builders let you easily create and edit a website that looks great on your desktop and mobile device alike. Mobile editors allow you to place elements, change fonts, tweak colors, and resize anything you want. That way, your website will look beautiful and work well on any mobile device.
What elements should I look for when comparing website builders?
Which features are important will depend on what type of website you’re building, but some key elements of a quality website builder generally include the following:
- SEO tools
- E-commerce options (e.g., shopping cart apps, payment options, etc.)
- 24/7 customer support
- Easy design tools and process
- Lots of customizable templatesf.