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 – Quick Overview
Weebly has 5 premium plans called Connect, Starter, Pro, Business and Performance. They range from $4 to $38 per month. On top of that, there’s also a permanently free plan, which allows users to build websites that run on a Weebly subdomain (e.g. sitename.weebly.com). The cheapest ad-free pricing tier that includes a domain for 1 year is Weebly Starter ($8)/month.
* The Connect plan is not available for all Weebly customers
The Weebly Plans in Detail
|Weebly Pricing Plans||Connect*||Starter||Pro||Business||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||All templates, Header Slideshows, Video Backgrounds||All templates, Header Slideshows, Video Backgrounds||All templates, Header Slideshows, Video Backgrounds|
|Video and audio players||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Membership areas||No||No||Up to 100 members||Unlimited members, public registration||Unlimited members, public registration|
|Digital goods||–||No||No||Yes (file size limit 3 GB!)||Yes (file size limit 3 GB!)|
|Weebly transaction fee||–||3%||3%||No||No|
|Shipping and tax calculator||–||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Use of discount codes||–||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Checkout domain||–||Checkout on checkout. weebly.com||Checkout on checkout. weebly.com||Checkout on your own domain||Checkout on your own domain|
|Real Time Shipping Rates||–||No||No||No||Yes|
|Abandoned Cart Emails||–||No||No||No||Yes|
|Support||Chat, Email, Forum||Chat, Email, Forum||Phone, Chat, Email, Forum||Phone, Chat, Email, Forum||Phone, Chat, Email, Forum|
|Price (1 month contract)||$7/month||$14/month||$18/month||$35/month||$46/month|
|Price (1 year contract)||$4/month||$8/month||$12/month||$25/month||$38/month|
|Price (2 years contract)||$3/month||$5/month||$9/month||$21/month||$35/month|
|More information||Visit Weebly for a free trial account|
First things first: the Free and Connect plans show a Weebly ad. To get rid of this small (yet visible) Weebly advertisement you have to upgrade to Starter at least. There you’ll also get a free domain name for 1 year.
At the time of writing it was also possible to add a domain name to Weebly Free but only if you buy it directly from Weebly. Essentially it’s the same as the Weebly Connect plan with the only difference that Connect also lets you use a domain name that you’ve purchased externally.
Good to know: the free standard domain is a Weebly sub-domain (yourname.weebly.com), which doesn’t look very professional.
A more advanced option is the Weebly Pro Plan: compared to the Starter Plan you will have a few nice extra features. A search function for your website and the HD video and audio players give your website a more professional touch. 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.
A tip for store builders: We wouldn’t really recommend Starter or Pro to create an online store as it lacks the shipping & tax calculator, which is very important for most store owners.
The Business Plan is the right choice for your up and coming e-commerce empire. Not only will it allow to sell physical and digital goods, but you can also hand out coupon codes to your visitors. There’s integrated inventory tracking and a shipping and tax calculator.
The ultimate eCommerce experience that Weebly provides is their Performance Plan. It empowers your shopping cart with real-time shipping rates and gift cards. Another interesting feature are the 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 Business Plan or higher if your goal is to open an e-commerce store or a membership site for more than 100 members. For a freelance or small business site, you’ll be fine with either the Pro or Starter 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. Alternatively, you can check out other website builders: Jimdo, for example, has a more affordable integrated solution for email accounts.
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!
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.
One.com is a very affordable alternative if you only need a small, basic website with a proper domain name.
If you prefer to not pay at all for your website, you can also check out our list of free website builders.