Not sure which Weebly premium option is best for you? This article will help you learn more about the Weebly pricing tiers of the website builder. We’ll also discuss in which cases the free option is sufficient.
Weebly Pricing – What’s the deal?
Weebly’s prices start at $6 monthly for the Personal plan (paid yearly). Professional costs $12 a month and adds video and membership features. It also removes the Weebly ad and includes a free domain name for 1 year. Finally, Weebly Performance (for serious online stores) is $25 monthly.
|Weebly Plan||Monthly||Yearly||Key Feature|
|Personal||$9||$6||Use a proper domain name|
|Professional||$16||$12||Ad-free, Video player, password protected pages|
|Performance||$29||$26||Pro ecommerce and full access to membership features|
The Weebly Plans in Detail
|Weebly Pricing Plans||Personal||Professional||Performance|
|Domain names||You can use an existing domain name for free or purchase one through Weebly. They include a free domain name the first year; they renew at $19.95 yearly in all pricing tiers. See our text below for more information.|
|SSL (https)||SSL certificate for your entire website included.|
|Email accounts||Weebly offers email accounts through G Suite, which costs $45 yearly per user.|
|Design options||All templates||All templates, Video Backgrounds||All templates, Video Backgrounds|
|Video and audio players||No||Yes||Yes|
|Membership areas||No||Up to 100 members||Unlimited members, public registration|
|Payment Processing Rate||2.9% + 30¢ (via Square)||2.9% + 30¢ (via Square)||2.9% + 30¢ (via Square)|
|Digital goods and services||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Automatic Tax calculator||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Use of discount codes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Abandoned Cart Emails||No||No||Yes|
|Support||Phone, Chat, Email, Forum||Phone, Chat, Email, Forum||Priority Support: Phone, Chat, Email, Forum|
|Price (1 month contract)||$9/month||$16/month||$29/month|
|Price (1 year contract)||$6/month||$12/month||$26/month|
|Price (2 years contract)||$5/month||$10/month||$22/month|
|More information||Visit Weebly for a free trial account|
First things first: the Free and Personal plans show a Weebly ad. Personal allows you to connect a domain name to your website, either purchased through Weebly or externally.
Good to know: the free standard domain is a Weebly sub-domain (yourname.weebly.com), which doesn’t look very professional.
To get rid of the small (yet visible) Weebly advertisement you have to upgrade to Professional at least. There you’ll also get a free domain name for 1 year. Compared to the Personal plan you will have a few nice extra features with the Professional plan:
Not only will you get rid of the Weebly/Square advert, you’ll also be able to add that professional touch thanks to the HD video and audio players. In addition, there are not only password-protected areas that you can set up to share exclusive content but it’s even possible to add up to 100 members to your site through the membership feature. You decide who gets to see what content.
By the way, now that Weebly belongs to payment processing company Square, ecommerce has become a much bigger focus. That’s also the reason why you have access to the online store in ANY plan, even the free one.
The Performance Plan is the right choice for your up and coming e-commerce empire. In addition to the integrated inventory tracking, the shipping and tax calculator you also have the ability to print shipping labels and send out abandoned cart emails. Sometimes customers will leave your shop without buying. However, if they are already registered, you can send them a reminder.
You’ll only need the Weebly Performance Plan if your goal is to open an ecommerce store or a membership site for more than 100 members. For a freelance or small business site, you’ll be fine with their Professional Plan. Keep in mind that there are significant discounts of up to 33% if you purchase a subscription spanning over 1 or 2 years.
Domain names and email accounts
Weebly allows you to purchase your domain name (e.g. .com, .net, .co.uk and many more) directly through their dashboard. With any paid plan it’s free for the first year and renews at $19.95 per year. Domain privacy is also available.
Weebly Domain Pricing Options
The alternative to this is to go through an external domain registrar that also includes email hosting (e.g. Namecheap). This can save you quite some money and allows you to pick other domain name endings.
Optional: Weebly Promote newsletter service
Weebly now also offers an easy way to send newsletters, very similar to the drag and drop website builder. It’s not the cheapest option for email marketing but certainly a very convenient one if you are already a Weebly user.
|Weebly Promote Details||Build||Grow||Accelerate|
|Number of Email Campaigns||5 per month||20 per month||Unlimited|
|Max. Number of Recipients per Email||500||2,500||Unlimited|
|Monthly Email Quota||2,500||50,000||Unlimited|
|Overage Email Credits||no||no||yes|
While Promote is an okay way to get started you should also take a look at our overview of professional newsletter services. These offer not only better prices but also more advanced features (autoresponders, double opt-in registration, reporting etc.).
We hope that you found our analysis of Weebly’s pricing helpful!
13 Dec 2019: Revamp of Weebly’s US pricing tiers.
01 Aug 2019: Information on transaction fees added
27 May 2019: Weebly removed the Starter plan
26 Apr 2019: Price increase for the Connect plan
Can site members also add content to my website?
No, as currently they can only view the areas of your content that you unlocked for them. But there is also the editors function (see next question).
What are site editors?
Weebly allows you to add editors with different access levels. Editors are able to add content to your website. Currently there is Admin, Author and Dashboard-only access.
How many sites can I build with Weebly?
You can manage up to 10 websites with one account. However, you’ll have to pay for each premium website (as long as it’s not a free website, of course). Contact Weebly for bulk discounts.
Does Weebly have a money back guarantee for their paid plans?
Yes, Weebly will refund your money if you cancel your subscription within 30 days after registering. They also offer a free plan which allows you test their tool for free, for as long as you want.
Do I need to pay upfront?
Weebly offers 1, 12 and 24-month deals. This means that you’ll be required to pay upfront for the duration of the respective plan in advance.
What about Weebly's competitors? Are they cheaper?
For what they offer, Weebly has fair prices. However, some competitors have lower rates. Check out our ranking table for detailed pricing information of Wix, Squarespace, Jimdo, Duda, Webnode and many others.
If you prefer to not pay at all for your website, you can also check out our list of free website builders.
What are the transaction fees for the online store?
Weebly doesn’t charge any transaction fees. But if you are using an external payment gateway (e.g. Stripe or Paypal) you’ll pay a fee to them. They both currently charge 2,9 % + 0,30 US$ per transaction.