Ecwid vs Wix
Last updated: August 10, 2021
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Ecwid vs Wix in our news:
2021. Wix launches a no-code app builder for $200 per month
Wix has announced a new product for business owners called Branded App by Wix, which allows users to develop native apps without writing code. Wix provides tools for people and businesses to manage their online presence, but it’s most well-known for its drag-and-drop website builder. Now, the platform is expanding its user-friendly approach by making it possible for anyone to build an app without learning how to code. At $200 per month, Branded App by Wix is no small investment; users will also have to pay a yearly $99 fee to be on the App Store, and a one-time $25 fee for Google Play. But according to Wix, native mobile apps can help businesses ultimately drive more sales.
2021. Lightspeed buys Ecwid for $500M
Lightspeed has picked up two more companies in what is shaping up to be an acquisition spree for the Canadian point-of-sale software provider: e-commerce platform Ecwid for $500 million, and NuOrder, a B2B ordering platform servicing wholesales, brands and retailers, for $425 million. Ecwid itself has been around for years, initially making its name as a key partner of Facebook’s to help small businesses build commerce experiences on the social media platform, and eventually expanding to provide tools for merchants that use services like Square and Wix, as well as other third-party platforms like Instagram and Google — sometimes competing with but also potentially integrating with other e-commerce backends like Shopify.
2020. Wix launches a new company, Wix Answers, to unify customer support
Website-building platform Wix has launched a new company Wix Answers, which offers enterprise-level customer support and is intended to compete with companies like Zendesk and Salesforce. It’s a product that the company built to meet its own needs, which it subsequently productized and spun out into a separate entity (still owned by Wix). The system provides 360 degree view of the user and showing all the customer service conversations they’ve had across channels, whether that’s via phone call, chat, website ticket or email. The platform uses AI to help customer support agents respond more quickly, and to recommend ways to make the team more effective (like making customer support articles more accessible).
2020. Web store building startup Ecwid raises $42M
Ecwid, the startup that sells e-commerce tools directly and via third parties like Square and Wix, letting businesses build e-commerce experiences on their own websites and apps, as well as via Facebook, Instagram, Amazon, Google, and more, has raised $42 million. Ecwid is in the stable of e-commerce companies that include the likes of Shopify, BigCommerce and WooCommerce, which have seized on the growth of online shopping over the last decade and helped companies that are not digital by nature — specifically small and medium brick-and-mortar businesses — become a part of that digital economy. And to underscore that low barrier to entry, its pricing starts at free to enable shopping on a website covering 10 or fewer products.
2018. Wix launched new suite of products for support, sales and marketing
Wix launched a new suite of management and marketing products called Ascend. It allows to manage all your customer interactions from one place, effortlessly capture leads, build relationships, take payments and more. Wix is also developing a workflow editor, so that a business’ website and other channels can respond automatically depending on how customers behave. Ascend by Wix is available as a separate subscription, with pricing ranging from $9 to $45 per month. Other website builders like Squarespace and Weebly (now owned by Square) have also introduced marketing tools, but Ascend seems like a particularly ambitious expansion, encompassing 20 products in areas like chat, memberships, email marketing and search engine optimization (in some cases, these are existing Wix products being brought under the Ascend umbrella).
2018. Wix integrates with Instagram
Website building service Wix no allows to share your Instagram photos and videos on your website. With the new Instagram Feed App, you can also add links to your individual Instagram posts - sending visitors directly to your site. You can choose from different layouts to showcase your Instagram photos, customize colors, fonts, easily add links to any photo or video in your feed. It’s a great way to attract new followers or to promote a product in your Wix Stores collection, for example.
2017. Wix unveiled advanced code editor
Wix now allows to create not only simple website in visual editor, but also complicated web applications. The new Wix Code platform opens new possibilities for creators, developers and designers that are looking for the easiest way to build robust web applications tailored to their business needs. It’s serverless, hassle-free coding. You can set up database collections, create content rich websites, add custom forms, change site behavior with APIs and much more. All are built with the ease of use and stunning visual components of the Wix Editor. Plus, anything you build is SEO compatible.
2017. Wix updates Blog app
Wix now allows to create a stunning blog for your site and share your passions with your online community. With beautiful, up-to-date layouts, visitors can easily discover your posts and share them in a click. Readers can join your blog, create member profiles, follow posts, comment with images & videos, and more. You can add and manage multiple writers, post on the go and look stunning on mobile, create your own custom blog feed and showcase posts from any category, customize advanced settings for every blog post, including selecting your post date and adding SEO titles, descriptions and links.
2017. Wix now allows to add a chat to your site
The new Wix Chat feature lets you chat with your visitors and help them out on the spot. You can chat directly from your mobile device using the Wix Mobile app, or from your computer using Wix Inbox. With Wix Chat, anyone visiting your site can instantly send you a message and start a chat. You can chat back at any time. You can even initiate chats with visitors who are viewing your site. Wix Chat is a great way to build relationships with your visitors. You can help your customers faster, increase sales, and more.
2017. Wix adds forum to its online CMS
The new Wix Forum feature allows to create your own online community right on your website. Your visitors can become members, join conversations, follow posts, leave comments and more. You can choose from beautiful layouts and customize to get the look you love, easily customize the look of all your posts using the text editor, change the size of your images and videos, get more text alignment options and make your titles stand out, set moderators or block certain members from posting or adding comments. The forum module is completely free.