April 3, 2020
Weebly Online Store Review

Weebly Online Store Review


Welcome to this brief review of the Weebly online store! In our other Weebly video review, we tested the website builder in general, but today we focus on their ecommerce functionality. The online store is part of every Weebly plan, even the free one (but with limitations, of course). Weebly’s pricing tiers are simple: the more you pay the more features you get. Have a look at our detailed plan comparison to see which plan suits you best. Let’s set up our online store. Our dashboard provides us with a general overview of our sales, visits and orders. But before we start adding new products, we’re going to have a look at the general store settings. Here we determine general things like currency and weight. We also add details such as our store address, return and shipping policy and much more. Customers can check out using a credit card or PayPal. It supports both the Stripe and Authorize.net payment gateways for you as a seller. Other than that, there are no other options (like pick up on site or payment by invoice). The design of your store is predefined by the template you pick when you create your Weebly website. You’ll find more information about this process in our general review. However, here you have the possibility to optimize the way products are presented in your virtual storefront. Under Shipping, you define the rates based on price or weight. Don’t worry, you don’t need to define the shipping rate for each country. You can also define a rate for the rest of the world or major regions. Also important are the taxes. Here you simply pick your state and insert the zip code. Weebly adds the tax rate automatically if you are in the US. Of course, you can also set tax rates for other regions. It’s that simple. Here we adapt all store-related email communications, like our order confirmation email. Right now it’s only possible to add a customized header and footer message. A company logo cannot be added, but this could be viewed as a good thing since images could reduce the likelihood of your email’s successful delivery. We recommend you set up analytics for your Weebly store. This will provide the most valuable statistics such as conversion rates. Here you can add the tracking code, either for Google Analytics or a different tracking tool. Enough preparations. Let’s now add our first product. We can either import products or add new ones manually. The Business plan allows you to sell digital goods such as MP3s, pictures or movies. Here’s an example: choose a product name, add a description and some photos. If you have a product in several variants like colors or sizes, just add them here. This way you don’t need to add the same product over and over. Finally, add a category and save it. Here’s what it looks like. If you want, you can even add a video to your product presentation. When you’ve received an order, you will be notified by email. The details can be found in the “Orders” section. There you find all the order’s details. Of course, it’s also possible to issue a refund. Finally, you can also export all your orders, which makes it easy to import it back into your accounting software. All in all, the Weebly Online Store made a very good impression on us. Of course, it has some minor flaws, but it makes selling really a no-brainer. If you want to run a small to moderately sized online store, then Weebly is a really good choice. We also liked the fact that Weebly is constantly improving and introducing new – and above all – handy features. If this is not enough for you and you need total control, you should check out our Shopify review. It allows you to sell products on a large scale but is not quite as easy to use as Weebly. We hope this video has answered your questions and if you’d like to know more about the Weebly online store and its alternatives, just go to WebsiteToolTester.com. There you’ll find all the information you need, and if not, just leave us a comment or write us an email. We’re always happy to help you!

13 thoughts on “Weebly Online Store Review

  1. Only can adding catergori?so how could i adding other price?a different prices?just want To show to our consumes a different few price can selected ot choose..

  2. Thanks for the great videos you share with us here on youtube.
    On one of your other weebly reviews, you say that you can only pay via Paypal, while here I can see you can pay directly with a credit card (stripe?). Could you please help me understand? (sorry if I got anything wrong, I'm new to this)

  3. Great video. Weebly's a lot easier to use especially for those who are building their first website. Being able to add, move or remove contents without complexity is something I like to offer my clients.

  4. Hello there, Can Weebly provide the option of selecting a particular collection time from shop when customers place an order?

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