Wix is #1 in Top 17 Website building platforms
Last updated: May 26, 2020
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#1 in Top 17 Website building platforms
#2 in Top 12 Online Store Builders
The best alternatives to Wix are: WordPress, Squarespace, Shopify, GoDaddy, Weebly, Webflow
Latest news about Wix
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).
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.
2017. Website builder Wix acquired art community DeviantArt
Website builder Wix has acquired DeviantArt, an online community for artists, designers and art/design enthusiasts for $36 million. Wix said that it will continue to operate DeviantArt as a standalone site, but it will also use it to boost its own business in a couple of ways. First, DeviantArt users will get access to Wix’s web design tools to build out more dynamic online presences. These tools do not only cover design, but commerce and other features for running businesses online. Second, Wix will open up DeviantArt’s repository of art and creative community to the Wix platform, giving Wix’s users access to that work to use in their own site building.
2017. Wix gets online booking feature
Wix Bookings makes it easy for customers to schedule appointments and classes right on your website. Spend less time playing phone tag and more time growing your business. You can easily set your working hours, pricing, add and remove participants, choose calendar layout, accept payments on your site using a variety of processors like Square, Stripe, Wirecard and more. Customers can book your solo or group services in website booking widget on desktop or right from their mobile devices on mobile calendar.
2017. Wix acquired mobile CRM service Flok
Website building platform Wix has acquired Flok, which makes CRM solutions such as loyalty cards and chat services and rewards programs, which can be used on mobile apps and also maintained online or via a mobile app. While Wix is known best as a competitor to the likes of WordPress to build websites, this acquisition is being made to extend the tools that Wix offers to run businesses, which essentially expands its revenue stream with customers — in this case e-commerce companies in particular. E-commerce is a smaller but growing part of Wix’s business. Wix says it manages more than 305,000 e-commerce subscriptions globally, which makes up 15% of all its total subscriptions (versus a much larger pool of users who do not take subscriptions with Wix).
2016. Wix introduced video platform
Website builder Wix adds advanced video management feture. The new platform Wix Video gives you everything you need to showcase, promote and sell your videos right on your website. You can easily create video channels for your films, courses, portfolio and more, upload videos or add links from YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook, showcase your videos with desktop and mobile layouts, allow video streaming in the highest quality online, sell or rent video subscriptions - it’s all 100% commission free, get advanced stats to track views, shares, purchases & subscriptions.
2016. Wix unveiled mobile app
The new Wix App for mobile is now available for iOS and Android. It gives you everything you need to stay connected to your Wix website and visitors, manage your online store, write and publish your blog posts, and manage your hotel reservations - all on the go. Stay in touch with everything your visitors are doing. The app will send you real-time notifications for everything that happens on your online store, booking system, hotel and whenever visitors use your contact form.
2016. Wix unveiled AI-powered site building tool
Wix is hoping to make it even easier for anyone to create beautiful, responsive websites with its new Advanced Design Intelligence (ADI) service. ADI works by asking users a few simple questions, which it uses to return a website Wix thinks will feel more custom. Gathering data from its decade in existence, Wix thinks it has figured out AI for Website design. Once ADI is done, a ready-to-use Website is offered to users. If they’re not impressed, they can revisit ADI and change the style or features they listed. Should you want to dig into the design and customize it yourself, that’s also possible; it’s Wix, after all.
2015. Website builder Wix acquired social marketing tool Moment.Me
Website building platform provider Wix has acquired Moment.me, the marketing tool for building mobile websites for events and social lead generation, for a price of $10 million. Wix and Moment.me have actually been working together for a while, specifically on an integration to let businesses create event microsites. In other words, if products such as these continue, they are likely to be rebranded or repackaed as part of Wix’s bigger platform. For Wix, this will help the company move away from basic website building and help it upsell more value-added services on top of this, not unlike what GoDaddy has done by moving into small business services alongside basic domain registration and hosting.