A Strong Website Builder for Small Businesses
To compare the best website builders on ease of use, templates, customer service, and value for money, we tried to build the same site on each platform. Check out the results here.
Flazio is an Italian website builder that offers users a one-stop shopfor creating effective sites. The builder has all the basic elements you could need: hundreds of free templates and widgets, a straightforward editing tool for beginners, and user-friendly SEO guidance.
Flazio’s interface conveniently supports a whopping 17 languages (though the English was a bit confusing at times and had quite a few grammar mistakes).
Features and Ease of Use
There are over 100 template options on Flazio through the free plan – though I didn’t find their designs as sleek as those offered by other builders. Nevertheless, the templates are very personalizable. So while you might hate all the templates’ fonts, for example, you can choose from hundreds of fonts to swap it out, or upload your own.
Once you choose a template, you can start customizing with their extremely user-friendly website editor. A tutorial pops up to talk you through the process step by step.
The drag-and-drop editing tool is quite similar visually to the one offered by WordPress, so I had no learning curve on this platform. You certainly don’t need to have any tech knowledge in order to dive right in.
The site offers special customized templates for the following users:
- Event organizers
- Owners of hotels or B&Bs
Flazio’s app store has hundreds of options, including a plug-in for Facebook that allows you to directly import your business’ Facebook posts to your site.
A couple things stood out to me about Flazio:
- They reward you for using the platform. If you access your workspace every day, the site unlocks certain features for free.
- Flazio’s free plan offers basic analytics like site traffic and performance.
- They have an impressive amount of tutorials on anything from creating banners to publishing videos, customizing photo galleries, and setting up an RSS feed.
Pricing and Support
Flazio has different plans available, depending on what your needs are. The free plan, which I tested out, definitely gets the job done. Bear in mind, though, that this plan only comes with 200MB of storage.
If the features that Flazio unlocks for you for free are consistently of great value to you – and your site is doing well – it’s probably worth it to upgrade. The platform runs different special offers on pricing, so check if they have any going on when you get to that point.
The customer support offered by Flazio isn’t bad either. On the free plan, you can talk to the team via email or chat, and they respond pretty quickly (but only during M-F business hours). On the Professional Plan, you can also give them a call.