Website Platform for Your Company
Selecting the proper website platform for your company can seem daunting. The sheer number of choices you have can make it difficult to choose the one most suitable for your needs.
We have put together this article for you to compare the most used website platforms available. That way, you can contrast one against the other to determine the right one for your company.
This article is a brief synopsis of Wix, Weebly, Shopify, Squarespace, and WordPress. We go over the advantages, disadvantages, prices, and instructions on how to use these platforms. We endeavor to help you select the website platform most tailored to your business needs!
WordPress, About WordPress
As open-source software, WordPress is a content management system that allows you to design a blog or website. The phrase “open source software” is a term to describe the initial source code for a program that is completely modifiable and accessible by anyone.
- Give you the ability to develop an adaptable site
- Lets you create a practical site as big or small as you want it to be
- Totally e-commerce compatible
WordPress is ideal for
People who endeavor to begin a website (a membership site, eCommerce store, blog, and the like).
It doesn’t cost anything to use WordPress. However, you will require a hosting platform and domain provider to get people to your site and see your content. For more information, check out the “Getting Started” section.
How to begin using WordPress
Choose a hosting and domain provider. From there, you will be able to download WordPress through this link for free. We have instructions on how to install WordPress here.
Shopify, About Shopify
ECommerce sites and online shop owners find Shopify to be user-friendly. Over 500,000 businesses use the platform to run their sites, and more than a million consumers shop from sites powered by it. To date, more than 40 billion dollars have been spent by customers who have bought something from a store hosted on Shopify.
- Comprehensive hosting solution
- You can use third-party payment providers with the platform or use the built-in Shopify Payments option
- Not all countries can use Shopify Payments.
- You can’t design a proper online store with their cheapest package (the ‘Lite’ plan, which costs $9.00).
Shopify is ideal for
Online retail shops. As an intuitive platform, Shopify simplifies the process of developing and running a complete eCommerce store via its point-and-click interface.
You can expect to pay between $9.00 and $299.00 per month.