Weebly offers five plans that run from free to upwards of $72 / month. Each plan includes ecommerce and phone support— which is pretty awesome.
In this article I’m going to explain which plan is right for you, discuss some ways to save money and explain Weebly’s pricing for domains and email.
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At A Glance
Read The Fineprint
Weebly often advertises the per month cost of annual plans— remember this is not the actual cost if you are on a monthly plan.
Excellent Free Plan
Weebly has one of the best free plans of any website builder. It's especially generous with ecommerce features.
The 'Personal' Plan Includes An Advertisement
The Personal plan still has a Weebly-branded advertisement at the bottom of your website. For this reason you may want to avoid it.
Read The Fineprint
There is one important thing to know— Weebly advertises the per month cost of annual plans (see below). It’s important to remember the actual per month-to-month cost is higher.
Unfortunately almost every website builder advertises pricing in this way:
Note: Weebly was acquired by Square in 2018— and I will make mention of Square throughout this article. It’s important to remember Square is a separate company from Squarespace, a Weebly competitor.
Weebly has one of the best free plans of any website builder. It’s especially generous with ecommerce features: no transaction fees, unlimited products, gift cards, in store pickup, Instagram and Pinterest integrations are all supported in the free plan. There’s even phone support with the free plan— no other website builder offers that for free users!
The main limitation is that the free plan does not allow custom domain names and includes this Weebly advertisement at the bottom of your website:
At $9 / month the Personal plan is Weebly’s most affordable plan. But the only difference between the Personal plan and the Free plan is that you can add a custom domain name to your website.
This means that the Personal plan still has the Weebly advertisement at the bottom of your website:
For this reason I would not recommend the Personal plan. The footer ad looks too unprofessional. Instead, I would recommend most websites choose use the Professional plan— which is the cheapest plan to not include the Weebly advertisement.
The Professional plan also introduces a few features: unlimited storage, password protection and a shipping calculator.
The Performance plan comes in at $29 / month. It’s mostly for higher volume stores and introduces some additional ecommerce features: customer reviews, shipping labels, shipping discounts, abandoned shopping carts, advanced analytics, priority support and Paypal as a credit card processor.
There’s also the Premium plan that’s only available through Square (you won’t find it on the Weebly pricing page). It costs $72 / month and is designed for high volume stores. It introduces a lower credit card processing fee, steeper shipping discounts and a real-time shipping rate calculator.
Website builders want you to sign up for an annual plan— it signals a commitment that you’ll be a customer for a long time. It’s why they strongly incentivize annual plans with cheaper pricing and a free domain name (at least for the first year).
So choosing an annual plan can save money— for example, the annual Personal plan is 77% cheaper while the annual Profesional plan is 47% cheaper:
|Personal||Monthly||$19.95||$9 / Month||$127.95|
|Personal||Annual||$72 / Year||First Year Free||$72||77%|
|Professional||Monthly||$19.95||$16 / Month||$211.95|
|Professional||Annual||$144 / Year||First Year Free||$144||47%|
Email & Domains
Like most website builders, Weebly is partnered with Google’s G Suite to power custom email addresses.
If you’d like to have custom email addresses on your domain (firstname.lastname@example.org) I’d highly recommend G Suite. It’s the industry standard. Basically it provides the Gmail interface for your custom email address.
Weebly’s pricing on email is the standard G Suite price:
|TERM||PRICE PER EMAIL ADDRESS|
|Annual Billing||$50 / €40 / £40 / A$66|
|Monthly Billing||$5 / €4 / £4 / A$7|
Domain names on Weebly are more expensive than you would find at a domain name provider such as Namecheap. Weebly charges $19.95 / year for a domain name, while Namecheap costs around $15 / year.
On top of that, Weebly charges $10 / year for domain privacy and Namecheap includes domain privacy for free. What is domain privacy? Domain names are required to have someone’s contact information publicly available— domain privacy allows you to anonymize that information.
The upside of buying your domain name through Weebly is that everything just works automatically— no configuration necessary. But if you’d like to save money, this tutorial outlines the steps for connecting a Namecheap domain name to Weebly.
All Weebly website plans include unlimited bandwidth but only Professional and Performance include unlimited storage.