Webs Review – After 55 Million Have Used Them, Should You Be Next?

Did you know that some 55 million websites have been built with Webs.com? This must mean that it is an incredibly popular site builder. Webs is one of the oldest companies of its kind, having been founded in 2001, and even though there are now many others, Webs continues to be popular. They specifically target entrepreneurs and small businesses, although those who want to build a nonprofit or personal site can find lots of tools with Webs as well.


What We Liked About Webs

What We Didn’t Like About Webs


Webs’ Features

Webs Templates and Designs

As previously stated, you have 450 templates to choose from, each of which is mobile optimized. While this is a large selection, it is quite clear that they were added in somewhat of a hurry. Plus, while you can make some basic design changes, you can’t access the CSS or HTML code. Hence, there are also no third party Webs templates.

That said, the customization options are pretty good. You can often choose numerous color schemes for the same template and you can change things such as background images, font styles, background colors, navigation bar, footer, body, and so on.

Of particular interest are the mobile templates. All templates are mobile optimized, but you get a few other options as well, which is quite unique to Webs. There are six templates that are specifically designed for mobile. Of these, you can change the color scheme, so that it matches that of your own website. This feature truly is fantastic and may also save you a lot of money.


The Webs App Market

The app market is truly amazing, with various integrated and third party apps being available. Thanks to these apps, you can really get a lot more out of your site. Options include blogs, web stores, and more.

Webs eCommerce

If you want to use Webs to sell things, you can access a pretty cool ecommerce feature. You can integrate an existing Etsy store, or you can add a Web Store, integrating it directly into your Webs site. You will get all the features you could need to run an online store, enabling you to enter product descriptions, images, and prices, as well as shipping options, tax options, product versions, and so on. Plus, you can build categories so that your products are easily stored.

If you have signed up for premium, you will be able to track your inventory as well. Plus, you can use PayPal to process your payments. If you integrate Etsy, you will be able to integrate all of their payment gateways. Best of all, you won’t be charged a transaction fee by Webs (your payment gateway may charge you one, however).

Webs Pricing

There is a completely free Webs option to choose from and you will be under no obligation or pressure to upgrade. If you want to stick with the free option for life, you are welcome to do so. Naturally, this type of account has limited features, restricting your bandwidth, storage space, and giving you no access to 1-to-1 customer support.

If you decide to sign up to one of their plans, Starter, Enhanced, or Pro, you will also get a 30 day money back guarantee, so you don’t have anything to worry about. As such:

  1. Starter costs $3.75 per month and gives you unlimited pages, password protected pages, premium, themes, email support, and web branding is removed.
  2. Enhanced costs $7.50 per month and gives you all of the above, but also a custom domain name, advanced website statistics, a custom email address, $100 Google Ad credit, and live chat support.
  3. Pro costs $16.50 per month and gives you all of the above plus an SEO booster, the online ecommerce store, unlimited storage, a mobile website, and telephone support.

You can also sign up for one or two year packages, which will give you a 33% bulk discount off your monthly price, which is a significant discount. Furthermore, signing up for these bulk packages means you don’t have to pay the $10 setup fee either.


Webs Support

You receive a level of support with every plan you choose but the higher the plan you purchase, the more support you get. With the free plan, all you get access to are the forum discussions, but with 55 million websites, this is a pretty significant forum to rely on. Besides their email, chat, and telephone support for paying customers, they also have an accessible knowledge base. This means that you can enter a question in your dashboard, and the closest answer will be revealed. Unfortunately, there are very few pictures and videos to help you through various tutorials, which could really be improved upon.

The community forum is really good, however, and it seems that Webs users really want to help each other out. All old questions and answers remain on the forum, which means there is no need for the same question to be asked again. This means that you can save yourself quite a lot of time. If you do have new questions, it is possible that you will end up having to wait for quite a while because so many people feel that all questions have been answered and therefore don’t look for new posts anymore. However, if you have signed up for anything other than the free account, you should be able to get some help directly from Webs as well.

The Final Verdict on Webs

Overall, Webs is an excellent website builder particularly for those hoping to build an ecommerce store, or for those who run small businesses. Because they offer a free plan and have a 30 day money back guarantee policy, there really is no reason not to at least give this one a go. Their ecommerce features in particular are heads above many other site builders, as is their support of third party apps through their app store.

Webs offers a wealth of tools that allow you to build any kind of site you would like. While much of this is geared towards entrepreneurs, you can also start a nonprofit site, or a personal site for that matter. The features and apps are numerous and practical. Hence, you also don’t have to have a lot of experience in website design in order to get the most out of it.


One of the most unique features of Webs is that you can use them as a membership signup site. You will be hard pushed to find anyone else who will allow you to do that in a fully supported way. This is because there is the potential for a conflict between the third party app and the site builder – what if you use a site builder to set up a membership for your own site builder for instance? However, Webs does not seem to think this potential conflict of interest should bother them.

It is always a good idea to start a website idea with a free option. This will give you the chance to see what types of tools are being offered and whether you can get to grips with them. If you do this with Webs, you can sign over to a paid package at any time, and then essentially have another 30 days to try out some of their more advanced features. This clearly is one to try, and I highly recommend it.

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