BigCommerce vs Weebly

Last updated: August 31, 2018

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BigCommerce
Bigcommerce provides ecommerce software solutions and shopping cart software for online businesses. Our free, premium-grade design themes give your store a professional look with no design skills required. Build or tweak your store without any coding. We offer access to HTML, CSS and WebDav for full customization. Seamlessly integrate with industry-leading tools to market your products, run your business and better serve your customers.
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Weebly
Building a website on Weebly is unlike any other alternative website builder. Our drag & drop website builder makes it dead simple to create a powerful, professional website without any technical skills required. Over 6 million people and small businesses have joined Weebly to build their online presence. Content elements (like text, photos, maps, and videos) are added to your website by simply dragging & dropping them into place. Text is edited just like in a word processor. Building your website is done in real time, right from within your web browser.
BigCommerce vs Weebly in our news:

2018. Weebly brings more e-commerce features to mobile



Website builder Weebly announced a number of new e-commerce features for the Weebly mobile app. Those features include the ability to ship and print labels, to respond to customer questions (via Facebook Messenger, which can be embedded on Weebly sites), to approve customer reviews, to create branded coupon codes and to edit every aspect of your store, including product listing and pricing — all from the app. Much of this functionality already existed on desktop, so the announcement is about moving these capabilities onto smartphones. In a blog post, the company outlined a vision for the mobile phone to become “the new back office.”


2018. BigCommerce raised $64 million



E-commerce service BigCommerce, that powers online stores for Sony, Toyota and 60,000 other merchants, has raised $64 million to accelerate its business. BigCommerce has developed a template for its customers to launch websites with manageable shipping and payments tracking. It also makes it easy to cross-sell on Amazon, eBay and Facebook. The company claims it is able to help e-tailers cut down on costs by as much as 80 percent. The company also recently built an integration with Instagram to make it easier for consumers to purchase directly via the app. BigCommerce also has partnerships with PayPal and Google and plans to double down on cross-platform opportunities.


2018. BigCommerce introduced new Google Shopping campaign management solution



BigCommerce, the leading ecommerce platform, is now offering merchants access to a new Google Shopping integration. Through the integration, BigCommerce merchants will have the ability to easily configure and generate product data feeds for Google Shopping as well as automatically optimize Google Adwords campaigns directly within the BigCommerce control panel, saving merchants time, optimizing ad spend and improving sales and conversion rates. By seamlessly connecting high-intent shoppers with the products they want to purchase at the exact moment of desire, Google Shopping provides ecommerce merchants a cost-effective solution for driving relevant store traffic.


2018. Weebly launched Photo Studio service



Weebly launched new service - Photo studio - for entrepreneurs who want beautiful, professional product photos for their online store. It works as follows: you ship your product (or products) to Weebly, then Weebly Photo Studio shoots professional product photos for you, you get a link to download product photos, they ship your products back to you. For now Weebly offers 3 professional product photos for $10 per product.


2018. BigCommerce integrated with Akamai Image Manager



BigCommerce announced that it has chosen Akamai, the world’s largest and most trusted cloud delivery platform, to provide Akamai Image Manager to its 55,000+ BigCommerce stores around the world. As part of the agreement, BigCommerce customers will immediately gain access to Akamai’s automated image optimization technology. With Akamai Image Manager, BigCommerce merchants will have the ability to optimize each online image for device type, image quality and download size, resulting in faster page load times, an engaging customer experience and improved website conversion.


2017. BigCommerce integrates with Instagram



BigCommerce enables sales through Instagram. Through a new integration, BigCommerce merchants will be among the first to have access to shopping on Instagram that allows people to discover, browse and shop from product posts through Instagram’s iOS and Android apps. More than 800 million shoppers use Instagram every month, and 80 percent of Instagrammers follow at least one business account, providing brands a substantial audience with whom to share their unique products and story. Beginning today, BigCommerce merchants will now have the ability to tag products in Instagram posts, making contextual information, such as pricing and product descriptions, instantly accessible with a single click.


2017. BigCommerce expands relationship with PayPal



BigCommerce announced an expanded relationship with PayPal to provide businesses with a suite of products and services to help drive increased sales opportunities. Starting today, BigCommerce customers can more easily offer shoppers flexible consumer financing options with PayPal Credit, access innovative business financing through PayPal Working Capital and gain increased insight into their shoppers with the recently-launched PayPal Marketing Solutions through a new exclusive app for BigCommerce customers. BigCommerce and PayPal have partnered since 2013 to help merchants grow through a comprehensive solution for accepting payments online. BigCommerce’s built-in integration with PayPal powered by Braintree lets business owners easily accept credit and debit cards and offer PayPal.


2017. BigCommerce simplifies migration from other ecommerce platform, including WordPress



BigCommerce unveiled new tools to assist online retailers with the task of migrating data between ecommerce platforms. The suite of free Catalog Transfer Apps allows merchants currently selling on alternative ecommerce platforms to easily import critical product catalog assets and customer data to BigCommerce in a matter of minutes, reducing the cost and time associated with migrating. Built by BigCommerce’s in-house team of replatforming specialists, the Catalog Transfer Apps enable merchants to self-migrate data from their online store to BigCommerce, including up to 10,000 products/SKUs and 30 different types of data. For businesses with larger catalogs, BigCommerce also offers custom migration services.


2017. Weebly adds Square integration


Square is a great tool for independent businesses, but it used to be difficult to maintain an offline inventory with your Weebly storefront. New Weebly + Square integration allows to process credit cards online or in person and provides more tools to combine your online business with offline sales. Now you can import your products and sync your online and offline inventory and keep them automatically up-to-date, making it easy to share and track products between systems. Payment processing with Square is now available all paid plans, along with Square product import and inventory sync and special offers including a free credit card reader giveaway and lower transaction rates.


2017. Weebly launches new image editor



The ability to quickly upload, edit and publish photos from your phone or camera can help your business stand out from the crowd while keeping both new visitors and returning customers engaged. That’s why Weebly built a brand new Image Editor to help you create better imagery for your site and take control of photo editing directly from your browser. The new Image Editor is much faster than the previous version and provides an entirely new set of powerful image editing tools. New Image Editor features include: image cropping, 29 new filters, text on images, undo button and more.