7 SquareSpace Competitors That Help Small Businesses Build Sales Boosting Websites
Greg Roth June 9, 2015

First off, I’ve got a lot of love for SquareSpace. It’s clean. It’s easy. Jeff Bridges uses it…and we’ve noticed many of our customers in the creative industry (i.e., graphic artists, interior designers, photographers etc.) find SquareSpace to be a great choice. SquareSpace’s photo intensive templates and dreamlike CMS make it ideal for the artsy fartsy.

Although beauty and simplicity are important, your business website needs tools to drive traffic and boost sales. If you’re not in the creative space, you might want to think outside the box (or square in this case), and consider a few stellar small business alternatives.

Here’s 7 SquareSpace competitors to consider before you pull the trigger on a site builder:

 

duda

1. Duda

What Is It?

You can build a killer mobile friendly website with Duda. It provides you with an arsenal of tools to skyrocket margins and productivity. Duda speeds up build-time and reduces the heavy lifting by enabling you to import content from your previous old site. With a drag-and-drop editor, you will not need to code, leaving you free to focus entirely on designing the ideal responsive website.

How Much Does It Cost?

They have five packages starting with an entirely free package, $7.50/mo business, $14.25/mo business plus, $22.50/mo business with 100 product stores and a classic $36.75/mo business with 2500 product stores.

Why It’s Awesome

  • Duda editor offers unlimited access to various codes of sites for increased control and flexibility.
  • Easily select from different navigation styles for tablet and mobile.
  • Uses a flat UI which is a favorite web sites’ design that encourages client conversion.
  • You can create an ultra-personalized website that content will change automatically based on a visitor’s proximity to a business.

 pikock

2. Pikock

What Is It?

Pikock is a multi-generational company French company founded by different cultured-Internet specialists whose common goal is simplifying the complicated. They have a shared vision of providing entrepreneurs all over the world with practical internet usage as an ultimate growth factor and based on letting people create and animate website, invest on SEOs and make them audience coherent.

How Much Does It Cost?

With plans ranging from $2 to $20 a month, they’ve attractive simple pricing but with tremendous capability, and their plans are “no commitment”.

Why It’s Awesome

  • They offer flexible plans that will scale with the size of your business and is 100 percent dedicated to web communications.
  • Free trial of their Pro plan will help you to decide if it suits your business.
  • Easy to create personalized Twitter Bootstrap theme.

 

webs

3. Webs

What Is It?

Founded by a trio of brothers with a goal to help people get online with minimal budget or few technical skills, Webs is a professional website builder passionate about their purpose – innovation. They build websites with professional flexible templates and an intuitive drag-and-drop interface ready for website development. Create a custom tab, design a cover photo, schedule posts, run a contest, they even develop and post graphics.

How Much Does It Cost?

Plans range from $5.99/ month for a starter, $12.99/mo enhanced, ideal for business, and $22.99/mo on Pro, which is most popular.

Why It’s Awesome

  • Have free domain name on any package plan and free forever on free websites supported by ads.
  • No need to hire programmers; you can Do It Yourself (DIY).
  • SEO friendly and mobile optimized websites.
  • Websites can interact with social media harmoniously.

 

yola

4. Yola

What Is It?

It is a website creation company based in South Africa, a brainchild of Vinny Lingham, the pioneer behind innovative digital marketing company Click2Customers, committed to making it easy for you to get your business online. With a site builder that doesn’t require you to download plug-ins or make installations, Yola available in more than six languages works on most browsers and is secure and dependable.

How Much Does It Cost?

With a 30 day money back guarantee on all premiums, Yola offers four packages; an entirely free plan, affordable Basic at $4.17/month, Professional at $8.33/month, and Unlimited at $16.66/month all billed annually or monthly.

Why It’s Awesome

  • You can quickly create an online store at only $10/mo.
  • Powerful, easy-to-use website builder with reliable hosting of about 99.9% uptime.
  • No extra cost when your site generates more traffic.
  • You can opt to pay annually as opposed to monthly.

 

homestead

5. Homestead 

What Is It?

Homestead is a website creation that majors in marketing and hosting business. It offers small business owners a top-notch experience for creating their company presence on the web partnering with technology companies, such as Verizon and Google, to offer their customers similar products and services.

How Much Does It Cost?

Homestead offers three plans – Starter, Business, and Business Plus. Their starter plan is as affordable as $5/ month for website, $20.99/ month, (website, Domain name, and email) and $60.99/month (full set) respectively. You may try starter for one month free, and you’ll be billed automatically if you don’t cancel the contract.

Why It’s Awesome

  • They offer inclusion in online business directories.
  • They offer hundreds of design templates to choose from, as well as integrated e-commerce capabilities.
  • You can choose a plan that suit your businesses particular industry.

 

websitebuilder

 6. WebsiteBuilder

What Is It?

Website Builder’s platform іs simple and clean, effectively outlining whаt mаkеs this a staple for those who want a competent website service provider. A huge array of templates allow you to customize your website to you and your business’ needs. Used in more than half a million websites, WebsiteBuilder will ensure a sense of individuality and originality that will make you stand out from your competitors.

How Much Does It Cost?

The Personal Plan is $8.95 a month, which comes with a free domain and hosting privileges. The Premium plan is $7.95 a month, and its perfect for SEO sites. The Business Plan – which runs for $9.95 – enables priority support via email. If you have an eCommerce website, you will find that the eCommerce Plan will accommodate your business needs for $17.95 a month.

Why It’s Awesome

  • Free Business Email: A business website allows for easy correspondence with your customers, sponsors, and clients. Free with a membership with WebsiteBuilder.
  • Start a Shop: With WebsiteBuilder allows for easy eCommerce integration.

 

webflow

 

7. Web Flow

What Is It?

The Magdalin brothers incepted Web Flow with the entrepreneur in mind. Web Flow offers a highly flexible format that is perfect for those who are a bit familiar with website coding. Web Flow uses a familiar interface that is akin to Photoshop. Its the perfect web builder that conceptualizes coding, reducing errors and invalid coding that can cripple a website.

How Much Does It Cost?

There’s a free version of this website service. If you find that Web Flow is aligned with your startup needs, you can scale up and use their paid service for more robust services. The Public Websites plan offers 50MB of storage and 10 entry forms per month. The Micro ($14 a month), Personal ($16 a month), and Professional ($35 a month) are billed annually and are perfect for freelancers and professionals. If your startup is a collaborative effort or use remote services, then Web Flows’ Team Plan (starting at $70 a month) are designed for ultimate collaboration in mind.

Why It’s Awesome

  • Beautiful, Custom Templates: Іf уou dо want to use а template, they offer beautiful ones. Everything you design is done visually wіthоut cumbersome coding.
  • If You are Coder, You’ll Feel Right At Home: If уоu’rе а coder, уou cаn continue developing уоur sites’ functionality within Web Flow. HTML and CSS tools generate structured elements that you can tweak.

 

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Greg Roth Marketing Strategist

Greg is the marketing strategist at UniTel Voice, the virtual phone system designed for running your own business. Find out how UniTel Voice can help you stay connected and sound more professional by visiting unitelvoice.com.