Armin Pinggera

Weebly provides a fantastic website builder that makes it easy to build a professional online presence. But that’s not all. Since ecommerce has become so important, they’ve now enhanced the editor with many features that will help you sell online. No coding skills needed!

You can sell physical products for shipping, or even digital stuff like ebooks and MP3s. However, the range of features (e.g. shipping calculator) depends on the plan.

The good news is that the online store is part of any of the Weebly packages meaning that you can create an online store entirely for free! You only have to pay if you want to get rid of the ads and use your own domain name (which you probably want). That leaves both Professional and Performance as the most interesting pricing tiers for aspiring ecommerce business owners.

Check out this in-depth review to find out if Weebly’s Online Store is any good?

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Weebly online store prices



Sell unlimited items. Gives you access to most ecommerce features but only on a Weebly subdomain. Ad-supported.



Like Free but also allows you to use your own domain name.



Adds the shipping calculator and removes the Weebly advert.


Business Plus

All Professional features + advanced ecommerce features (e.g. abandoned cart emails).

Pros and Cons of Weebly

Very easy to use

The online store integrates seamlessly into the website builder and couldn’t be more intuitive.

Supports physical & digital goods

No matter if you sell laptops or MP3’s, Weebly’s web store is able to accommodate it.

SSL-encryption on your own domain

When checking out, your customers will still be seeing your URL and not a third party domain.

Shipping and tax calculator

It’s all semi-automatic and saves you plenty of time.

No offline payment available

Customers can only check out via credit card and PayPal.

Rating Details

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Ease of use

Adding an online store to your Weebly website is as easy as following a couple of simple steps explained in the menu. Using it is very intuitive as you are using a drag and drop editor.

Choice and flexibility of templates

Weebly has many templates available for online stores. They are responsive and adapt to mobile devices. All-in-all they are well-designed but a few more ecommerce-specific themes would be great.


Weebly search engine optimization is excellent. Title tags, URLs and meta-descriptions can be customized.

Basic functions

Product presentation

Great zoom function, flexible use of all elements, including videos, slideshows etc. Another great feature is the filtered product search that lets your customer highlight products based on size, color or price. Product videos can be added to the description.

Product variants

This function is used to create article variants for different colors or sizes. It’s very convenient to add variants with this editor. 250 variants per article is the limit in the Business plan.

Cart function


Products are saved to a digital shopping cart. The Business Plus plan provides abandoned cart emails for visitors who didn’t complete checkout.

User ratings


This feature can be added via the Weebly App Center.

Article numbers


Add your own SKU numbers.

Checkout, payment & shipping

Payment options

Credit card (via Stripe, Square and Authorize.net), PayPal, and Authorize.net. Manual payment methods are not offered.

Sale of digital goods


Available in all pricing tiers. It is possible to limit the number of downloads or the time of availability. Delivery is handled via e-mail. Gift cards are also available in all plans.

SSL encryption


SSL encryption is included for free in all plans

Customer log-in area


Available in all plans.

Coupon codes


Available in all plans. You can provide a percent discount or a fixed Dollar-amount. A limit can also be set to the number of available voucher codes. The only exception are shipping discounts (e.g. free shipping). To offer those you’ll need the Performance plan.

Shipping cost settings

Shipping costs are set per country or continent. Individual per-state shipping charges can be set for US-based online stores. A variety of shipping types and carriers are available. Please note: shipping costs can only be set in the Professional plan and above (real-time shipping rates).



There aren’t any plans for this feature. If you need dropshipping, a really good alternative is Shopify.

Tax settings

If you are based in the US, all you have to do is to insert your zip code and Weebly adds the tax rate. It also allows you to set up individual VAT rates for all other countries worldwide. Taxes will only be shown on the checkout page and not before (which is a requirement in some countries).


Article management

Weebly tracks what you have in stock but there are no email reminders when you run out of stock.

Confirmation emails customizable

Yes. You can add a message in the header and footer of your emails. Unfortunately, you can’t add your own company logo.

Importing product data


Product data can be imported exported via a CSV file. Products can also be transferred from Shopify and Etsy.

Exporting product data


E-Commerce analysis


You can add Google Analytics to your cart, payment or receipt pages to track your visitor behavior.

Exporting order data


Export orders with a CSV file.

Total Score


Weebly delivers a well-executed and easy-to-use online store for beginners. It’s a more solid product than the ecommerce options of their closest competitors Wix and Squarespace.


Weebly has done great work here. Adding products and categories is simple and quick thanks to the well-structured backend. New articles can also be added by uploading a CSV Excel file, and you can even transfer articles directly from Shopify or Etsy. Artists and writers in particular will appreciate the option to sell digital goods such as MP3s, videos, or ebooks.

We liked the fact that three payment providers found their way into Weebly’s ecommerce solution: Stripe, Authorize.net, and PayPal. All of these services charge a 2.9% + $0.30 transaction fee. Other than that, Weebly doesn’t charge any extra transaction fees.

Thanks to responsive templates, buyers can browse the store easily on their mobile devices. Security is worth a special mention of its own – all customer data is encrypted via SSL.

However, we have mixed feelings about the Business plan. Even though it contains more features than Business, we don’t think that it’s worth almost twice the price of the Business plan. If you are planning to have a store that large, you should probably also consider Shopify as it offers a much wider variety of ecommerce add-ons.

All in all, Weebly’s online store is worth a look. An ideal solution for any small business that is trying to grow!

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Can I sell digital goods like MP3s, videos or eBooks with Weebly?

Yes. You can sell files with a max. size of 3GB. Perfect for large software or video files.

Can I manage my store with Weebly's iOS or Android app?

Yes, the Weebly app notifies you about new orders (via push notifications), and you can also process and fulfill them. And, of course, you can also edit your store and answer customer inquiries from within the app.

About Armin Pinggera

armin pinggera

Hi! My name is Armin Pinggera and I've been the tech guru at WebsiteToolTester since 2013. After having tested hundreds of web tools and site builders, I'm convinced that anybody can create a website or online store by themselves. Please leave a comment if you have any questions!

Latest Review Updates

16 Dec 2019 – Pricing change.
13 Nov 2019 – Weebly abandoned the 3% transaction fee.
27 May 2019 – Weebly's Starter plan is no longer available.
09 Nov 2018 – Added pickup feature and customer logins.
05 Jul 2017 – Added filtered search and information about the mobile app.
04 Oct 2016 – Weebly 4 Update. Performance plan provides new features.
13 May 2016 – Free online store no more available / Product export function added
09 Feb 2016 – Small update in SSL encryption
07 Aug 2015 – Prices update
26 Nov 2014 – Added tax settings and information on product variants
28 Oct 2014 – Item limitations have changed.
20 Aug 2014 – Item limitations removed for Starter, Pro and Business
01 Apr. 2014 – Update: Weebly added an order export function, Google Analytics tracking and the possibility to leave a personal note for the seller.
03 Feb. 2014 – Coupons are available. Confirmation e-mails can be modified.
29 Nov. 2013 – Initial review of the Weebly online shop

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