Weebly Pricing – What You Get from Weebly Business, Weebly Pro & Starter Plans

Last updated on July 24, 2014

weebly pricing plansTry Weebly for FreeYou may wonder about Weebly pricing structures and what you get if you subscribe to their paid plans (Weebly Business, Weebly Pro and Weebly Starter Plans).

In this post, I’ll break them down in details so it’s easier to understand.

Weebly is known as a very user-friendly website builder and they work really hard to keep things simple and uncomplicated (read our Weebly review report here).  They keep this in mind in everything they do, from the tools they give you to build websites, right down to their pricing structures.

 

What You Get with Weebly Business, Weebly Pro and Weebly Starter Plans

As at the time of this post, Weebly has 3 paid services:

  1. Weebly Business
  2. Weebly Pro
  3. Weebly Starter

Weebly Business offers you all of Weebly Pro features (more below) and advance eCommerce tools to allow you to build a good online store.

Weebly Pro offers you all the upgraded tools which enable you to build a much better website.

Weebly Starter offers you a subset of tools that are available to Weebly Pro.  Under this plan, you won’t get Business or Pro features such as:

  • Advance eCommerce tools (you get some basic features, but not advanced features) – see our Weebly eCommerce review
  • Site search
  • Header slideshow
  • HD video and audio players
  • Password protection for your webpages
  • Advanced controls over Editor permissions
  • Lower file size upload limit

Weebly eCommerce - Pricing

 

To understand more about what these features are all about, I’ve written an in-depth report about Weebly Pro features (and how you can get Weebly Pro risk-free), as well as Weebly eCommerce Features review (if you want to build an online store)

[UPDATE - since August 2013, as part of upgrading to Weebly Business, Weebly Pro or Starter Plans, you can connect your own custom domain name to your website.  Prior to this, you were able to do this under Weebly's free plan.  Going forward, you will need to upgrade to have your own custom domain name for the website.]

Weebly Pricing – What It Means For You

At the time of this post, upgrading a website to Weebly Business, Weebly Pro or Starter plans is relatively affordable (and good value – I’ll explain later).

Weebly offers you discounts if you sign up to their 1-year plan, and even a greater discount under the 2-year plan.

weebly pro and starter pricing

Weebly eCommerce - Business Discount Pricing

The 2-year plan gives you the best value and if you think about it, your monthly investment is:

  • $3.29 per month for the Weebly Starter plan is about 11 cents per day
  • $6.63 per month for the Weebly Pro plan is about 22 cents per day
  • $19.54 per month for the Weebly Business plan is about 65 cents per day (allows you to run a full featured online store – just one sale a day will be more than enough to cover this investment.  See our review under the “Pricing Comparison” section to compare Weebly Business against other e-Commerce builders)

Connie (my wife) spends more than that in a fancy cup of coffee sometimes (though she’s getting better… but suffering from sugar withdrawals!)

From that perspective and from the perspective of everyday living costs (a cup of coffee, a bottle of soda, a chocolate bar), upgrading to Weebly Starter or Weebly Pro or Weebly Business is not too enormous of a financial commitment.

What you get in return is a much more sophisticated website builder. So if you are serious enough about your website and that you’re committed to it, investing either 11 cents (Weebly Starter) or 22 cents (Weebly Pro) or 65 cents (Weebly Business) a day is almost a no-brainer.

Is Upgrading to Weebly Business, Pro or Starter Plans Worth It?

Weebly offers tremendous value from my perspective.

I understand that the majority of the people nowadays expect a lot of things on the internet for free, but if we take a step back, the idea of “you get what you pay for” is a timeless guidance to consumers.

As a Weebly customer, in addition to getting better tools to create a better website, they will most likely take a big part of the monthly fees to improve their website builder, build more cool features and tools, provide even better customer support, and help me build better websites.

For online store owners, although the Business plan requires a higher investment, remember you will be able to build an actual business out of the advanced Weebly eCommerce  tools.  Considering how much you will need to invest if you wanted a physical store / business?  65 cents a day is a worthwhile investment.

I’m happy to pay for good stuff, but that’s just a general guiding principle for me.

Self-Reflection on Why We Build Websites

We’re all different and we live under different circumstances.

If you have 20 websites that needs to be upgraded to Weebly Business, Pro or Starter, then the financial commitment to upgrading will have a larger impact on you, than on others Weebly users.

But in a really weird way, this might encourage you to sit back and think about whether you really should be focusing on 20 websites, and if all those websites are really worth it.  If you are running a business or an online shop, you might brainstorm how you can make it more profitable.

These are good reflections you should consider on a regular basis, even if Weebly didn’t offer premium paid plans.

Now that you know what Weebly’s paid plans are, it’s just a bit of a nudge to push you to begin to reflect upon why you are building websites, and what you are really trying to get out of them.

WEEBLY PRICING – CONCLUSION

Even the free service from Weebly already provides tremendous value to you if you wanted to build a basic website.

But if you are serious about committing to your website, your business, online store, or your blog, all things considered, the investment to upgrading your Weebly account is just a drop in a bucket.

With the upgraded features (especially Weebly Pro), you can really add a lot of cool features to your website to make it stand out.  My favorites include header slideshow, site search and customizable footers.

Check out my other article if you’re interested in finding out more about Weebly Pro features and how to upgrade for free.

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About Jeremy Wong

We worked with various website builders extensively on live projects. We've discovered the pros & cons of each website builder through our own trial & error, and we want to share our experiences and recommendations with you. Choosing the right website builder depends on your individual needs. Our website provides comprehensive expert reviews on website builders, so you can pick the perfect website builder that fits your unique needs.

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46 Responses to Weebly Pricing – What You Get from Weebly Business, Weebly Pro & Starter Plans

  1. Gethin July 21, 2014 at 7:18 AM #

    Not exactly clear (or I missed it someware?) if you buy a Weebly Starter/Pro do you get a domain, or do you have to buy that seperate again?

    • Jeremy Wong July 21, 2014 at 2:07 PM #

      Hi Gethin,

      For Weebly, you will have to purchase your own domain name (such as from GoDaddy).

      But if you subscribe to premium plans with a few other website builders (such as Squarespace or Wix), they do give you a free domain name.

      You can check out our comparison chart here which will show you which website builder includes a free domain name for each subscriber.

      - Jeremy

  2. Nancy Solomon July 19, 2014 at 10:03 AM #

    I’m a freelance marketing communications and PR writer, editor, yadda-yadda. I built my website in iWeb years ago. When Apple stopped supporting iWeb and the links to my video samples stopped working — different reason — I paid someone to recreate my site in WordPress – It hasn’t been a good experience. I built a free website in Weebly for some legislation I’m working on through bluehost, my service. It was easy but limited. But now I’m considering Weebly Pro OR Rage Software EverWeb, which I think is $79 once. I must say that your reviews of Weebly are wonderfully helpful and I’m almost ready to commit. However, if you have any information or opinion about EverWeb, I’d appreciate hearing from you. ALSO, I can build my site in Weebly Pro through bluehost rather than Weebly. Any thoughts?

  3. Kelly July 17, 2014 at 12:11 PM #

    Hi Jeremy – thanks for the helpful review. I took over a partially-started Weebly site at my job so I didn’t get much choice in the matter of which web builder, but this is reassuring that my predecessor who started the site made a good choice! And it’s great to know that I can export the site if need be – it’s a species identification website with has over 300 pages and counting, so starting from scratch if it needs to be moved would be terrible. I have a couple of questions for you, though:

    1) Are you aware of any page limit? So far that hasn’t been an issue but I’d like to figure out if there is sooner rather than later.

    2) Is there a danger, with Weebly or with any other web builder, of loosing a site? It’s not like it’s something I can back up on my own – and since backing up work has become second nature for everything else computer-wise it’s a bit nerve-wracking to not be able to back up something that I’ve been working on for months!

    Thanks!
    Kelly

    • Jeremy Wong July 17, 2014 at 8:48 PM #

      Hi Kelly,

      Thanks for your feedback! Here are my thoughts to your questions:

      1) There is no page limit at the moment.

      2) I think there is always some degree of risk if you use a hosted solution such as Weebly to host and build your website. But you can always make it a weekly habit (or as frequent as you wish) to export your site to back it up.

      Also, I believe that Weebly backs up their customers’ websites on a very frequent basis (if not daily). So anything ever happens, I’m sure you can ask them to recover your site. I’ve heard from a few users that have been able to do this through Weebly support.

      - Jeremy

  4. JMC July 8, 2014 at 8:20 AM #

    Hi Jeremy,

    I’m amazed at how fast Weebly is. I’ve created 14 very usable pages in less than 2 days on my free account.

    I use Constant Contact for my newsletters and all of the images on my newsletter are on my hosted domain at http//www.(domain name).com/Images. Does my hosted account stay with my current provider? If I apply my domain to a Weebly Pro account will I loose all of the images that are there now? Can I migrate all of those images over to Weebly? How do I FTP images that won’t be used on the webpages up to the Weebly account for use on my newsletter? Will the location remain the same – http//www.(domain name).com/Images?

    Thanks very much.

    • Jeremy Wong July 8, 2014 at 11:17 AM #

      Hey JMC,

      That’s a great question. If you move your domain name, then your images that used that domain name that’s stored elsewhere will no longer be valid.

      So you will have to move the images to elsewhere. Either you can upload them into Weebly (they have on FTP so it can be a bit time consuming if you have a lot of images), or you can just get a new domain name and use that domain name and your hosting account to store the images. Obviously this will cost you a little bit more money, but can be convenient and save you time.

      One thing you can try (which I haven’t before, but curious) is to store your images on Dropbox (free). I wonder if you can create a URL that goes directly to the image, then insert that link into your constant contact email message?

      - Jeremy

  5. JG May 21, 2014 at 7:25 AM #

    HI,
    I have an email with another provider and just purchased Weebly PRO; I want to move that email over to Weebly, how do I do that? Is email included with Weebly PRO? I can’t seem to find that answer…

    example: info@ abc .com (with old provider); want to move this same email to Weebly to receive emails through the Weebly site.

    Thank you.

    • Jeremy Wong May 21, 2014 at 1:02 PM #

      Hi JG,

      If you already have an email with your own custom domain up and running, you just have to insert that email into the contact form settings within Weebly Editor and all the messages your visitors leave you through the contact form should be routed to your email address automatically.

      The only thing you should make sure is that your Weebly website domain name matches your email domain address. They don’t have to be, but it’s just a preferred practice so that when people get your email, it’s consistent with the website address.

      - Jeremy

  6. M C May 13, 2014 at 11:23 AM #

    Hi,

    Thank you for your post. It was very informative and I have decided to actually downgrade my Weebly site. But I need your help. WHERE DO I GO TO DO THIS. I am either missing something or it is not there. I cannot find any links on where to do this. Thanks for any help!

    • Jeremy Wong May 13, 2014 at 11:55 PM #

      Hey M C,

      You can just email their support team and ask them to downgrade. I actually haven’t done this myself before either so I’m not exactly sure if there is a way to do this yourself in the Weebly dashboard, without involving their support team. Would be interested to know what you find out!

      - Jeremy

  7. Sandra Czaja April 13, 2014 at 11:49 AM #

    I have a question. Go Daddy hosts and carries my domain name. Can I use weebly? What will it cost?

    Thank you.
    Sandy

  8. JP April 3, 2014 at 1:41 PM #

    Hi Jeremy! You have the best to-the-point review. I especially appreciate your comparative chart. I’ve been a Weebly user since 2006 – started as a free user then upgraded to Pro after about 6 months. I’ve been recommending and designing websites for small business owners using Weebly ever since.

    Quick question; now that Weebly has three price points, can one go from the Free account to the paid Starter account and then later upgrade to Pro if they discover they really need more of the premium features? I have someone who is undecided between the Starter and Pro upgrade (they’re not sure if they’ll need/want the addition features Pro has vs Starter).

    Can they still upgrade from Starter to Pro if they need to?

    • Jeremy & Connie April 3, 2014 at 4:51 PM #

      Hey JP,

      Thanks! Glad you found our discussions helpful!

      Yes – you can upgrade / downgrade any time you want. So you can test out the Starter Plan first, then upgrade to Pro / Business any time. Or you can go the other way, and downgrade if you figure you no longer need certain tools.

      - Jeremy

      • JP April 4, 2014 at 1:26 PM #

        Good to know. Thanks for the clarification!

  9. SooMuchStuff April 1, 2014 at 7:28 AM #

    Hi Jeremy. You helped me the other day. Now I’d like to mention a few things about Weebly.

    Weebly is, entirely user friendly. For those who are extremely savvy, techy types. Using Weebly is by far the best introduction to building a website, effortlessly. One feels they are quite the ‘geek’ as they’ve made it so enjoyable to use.

    The Support staff are quick responders. Very friendly and most accommodating.

    I found a small restriction in the program which I wrote to you about. Unfortunately, due to the type of website I wish to build and its capabilities, I have to move my site. That said, I do hope in time they address this area. I’d return in a heartbeat! Nevertheless, not everyone needs what I do. I didn’t know enough about building before I set out. Found along the way what I’d ultimately, require. Still, I highly, highly (!!) recommend Weebly, to any new to web building individual. Even for those more tech savvy, I’m certain it would cut your building time down to nearly zero. It is, that good.

    Thank you again for your response the other day, Jeremy. You’re very eager to help. The tone comes though even in text. Though it didn’t pan out for me, I was delighted with every aspect of Weebly.

    Best wishes to new builders. I know you’ll love Weebly!

    Cheers. :)

    • Jeremy & Connie April 1, 2014 at 5:58 PM #

      Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts! And you’re very welcome – glad we can be helpful!

      Weebly is a very comprehensive website builder. Simple, minimalistic, yet powerful.

      When Connie and I first started out, Weebly was almost a dream come true for us. Back then, we didn’t know how to write one line of code if our lives depended on it. But even as we learned codes, we still think Weebly is such a great platform with a lot of flexibility.

      - Jeremy

  10. Andrew March 31, 2014 at 7:05 AM #

    As at the time of this post, Weebly has 2 paid services:

    1.Weebly Business
    2.Weebly Pro
    3.Weebly Starter

    you actually show three.

    • Jeremy & Connie March 31, 2014 at 8:01 PM #

      Hey Andrew,

      Oops! Sorry for that and great catch! I’ve updated it now. Thanks for taking the time to let us know!

      - Jeremy

  11. Susan March 17, 2014 at 10:06 AM #

    How is your experience with Weebly hosting? Have you experienced any down time? Any honest feedback is highly appreciated. Thanks!

    • Jeremy & Connie March 17, 2014 at 7:25 PM #

      Hi Susan,

      There has been times when the servers go down for a very short while and this happens to every single hosting service – no such thing as 100% uptime!

      In our observations, we’ve seen Weebly go down a few times (very very rare though) and they are back up and running very shortly after.

      If others reading this have experiences with this, feel free to add to this discussion as well!

      - Jeremy

  12. AlexCJ March 12, 2014 at 2:34 PM #

    Hi, firstly, thanks for the excellent reviews. It is helping me understand what is possible! I was told by a web designer that Weebly charge extra to make alterations/edits to your website, but nothing I have read so far (either on your site or on Weebly) suggest that! Please can you confirm that once I’ve built and published my Weebly website, I won’t have extra charges for updating pages etc? I will be using their paid service as I want to use my own domain name.

    In time I would like to go to WordPress for greater functionality, so would it be easy to transfer from Weebly to WP?

    Thanks

    • Jeremy & Connie March 12, 2014 at 2:38 PM #

      Hey Alex,

      With Weebly, if you sign up to their premium plans, you will only be billed on a monthly or annual basis (depending which option you choose). Once you make those payments, you can make as many changes as you wish without having to pay any more.

      If you want to change your site to WordPress down the road, you will need to build your WP site from scratch, as Weebly currently doesn’t have any migration functions to WP. BUt then again, maybe they will in the future!

      - Jeremy

      • Damien Wilson May 13, 2014 at 9:07 AM #

        The fact you can’t migrate your site provides a HUGE problem for anyone serious about their website.

        It’s true that too much of an architectural change to website code can easily leave your SEM efforts lost in the move. There are ways to reduce a lose in search rankings but for those with little budget it’s not worth thinking about.

        If you’re a business, go with WordPress and don’t risk a using software that can’t scale – WordPress is inexpensive to begin with and very easy to improve as your business grows.

  13. Crystalyn February 11, 2014 at 11:11 AM #

    Can you pay on a month to month basis with Weebly for the Business plan? Or do they force you to pay up for an entire year before you can continue? Thanks for any insight!

    • Jeremy & Connie February 12, 2014 at 1:38 AM #

      Hi Crystalyn,

      You can still pay month to month for sure for $29 per month. If you do decide to purchase their annual plan or 2 year plan, you get a “bulk” purchase discount of 14% and 33%, respectively. Hope this helps!

      - Jeremy

  14. Kevin Martin Jr January 25, 2014 at 9:23 PM #

    I must say and admit, Jeremy/Connie, this is the best review for weebly plans as well as for the weebly review listed on your other post. What my final question I must ask is…do you strongly feel that weebly is a good long term investment? I plan on hosting and taking control over my affiliate marketing site for many many years to come. Best regards and thanks.

    • Jeremy & Connie January 26, 2014 at 1:46 PM #

      Hey Kevin,

      Thanks! I think Weebly is here to stay and is one of the most user friendly website builders available in the market today. They’re backed by some of the same investment fund that funded the likes of Google, YouTube, Dropbox, AirBnb, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Yahoo, etc. So they are well capitalized and are one of the fastest growing website builders today. So I think they are a solid long term investment to host your website. Hope this helps!

      - Jeremy

  15. Rob November 12, 2013 at 7:24 AM #

    If I have an account and have multiple websites under that account, will upgrading to Pro cover all of those websites or do I have to upgrade to Pro for every website? Thanks!

    • Jeremy & Connie November 12, 2013 at 2:18 PM #

      Hi Rob,

      Weebly’s upgrades are on a per website basis. So if you sign up for Pro, you have to sign up on a per website basis, and NOT on a per account basis.

      - Jeremy

      • Jason January 12, 2014 at 9:43 PM #

        Hi,

        What happens if you sign-up for pro/business from the start? I remember reading you have up to 10 sites included but wanted to know if that’s the case.

      • Sally Jenkins June 20, 2014 at 9:50 AM #

        I’m glad I read this far! This is so important that it should be easier to find! That said – my question now is, I currently have 2 free websites; I really don’t need the upgrades on either one. But I am interested in creating a third website through Weebly. Can I keep the two free ones and purchase a Starter website for making the third one? And how would I do that?

        • Jeremy Wong June 21, 2014 at 5:30 AM #

          Hey Sally,

          Yes you can. Just create a new website within your Weebly account (Weebly allows you to create up to 10 sites per account), then upgrade your new website while leaving your other 2 existing sites as “free”.

          With Weebly, you have to upgrade one website at a time. So you can pick and choose which site to upgrade or not.

          Hope this helps you out!

          - Jeremy

    • kat November 28, 2013 at 11:13 AM #

      Well, if i’m not mistaken, part of the weebly pro feature is when you upgrade to pro, all ten sites will have the same pro features.

      • Jeremy & Connie November 28, 2013 at 11:06 PM #

        Hi Kat,

        That used to be the case a while back. But Weebly has updated its offering so upgrading to Pro is on a per website basis.

        But if you upgraded to Pro prior to the Weebly offering update, you would have been grandfathered into the old structure, thereby retaining the “Pro” status for all 10 of your websites. But this isn’t the case any more.

        - Jeremy

    • Jeremy & Connie January 13, 2014 at 9:15 AM #

      Hi Rob,

      As of around mid-2013, for Weebly websites, you have to upgrade them 1 website at a time. So if you have 5 websites, and you want all of them to be Weebly Pro, you need to upgrade EACH website.

      Hope this answers your question!

      - Jeremy

  16. Jacinda November 11, 2013 at 4:41 PM #

    Hi,
    i was thinking about upgrading to weebly business, as we need an unlimited amount of products for a proper online store. I was wondering do they ask you at the end of your plan if you want to continue or not?
    I also wanted to know, if you don’t continue with the plan does that mean your entire website goes back to the basic weebly settings or does it still stay the same?

    Thank you

    • Jeremy & Connie November 12, 2013 at 12:39 AM #

      Hi Jacinda,

      I think they ask the question to see if you want to renew the plan. So for instance if you are using the Weebly Business Plan, and you choose not to continue, then you will drop back down to the free plan once your Business Plan expires. So you will have to continue to subscribe to their plan if you want to maintain your Business Plan features.

      One thing to consider if you have a lot of products, is that any plans below Weebly Business Plan only allows a limited number of products. So I’m not entirely sure what will happen if you don’t keep your Business plan. Probably want to clarify this with Weebly just to be sure.

      let me know what they say as I would be curious as to what happens as well.

      - Jeremy

  17. jimmy July 17, 2013 at 9:05 AM #

    I have the weebly site builder but my site/domain is registered with fatcow and when I click to upgrade to weebly pro the price is far higher, is there a way round this?

    Thanks Jimmy.

    • Jeremy & Connie July 18, 2013 at 11:40 AM #

      Hi Jimmy,

      I think the Weebly website builder offered through Fatcow is different than using Weebly through Weebly themselves. The version that Fatcow offers is currently an outdated version of Weebly, though it is still a very capable website builder.

      The prices that we reviewed above in the article is based on Weebly Pro’s package if you use the website builder directly through Weebly (see our review here – http://www.websitebuilderexpert.com/weebly-review/).

      I think this is why Fatcow’s “Pro” package is priced differently from Weebly’s Pro package.

      - Jeremy

  18. Susan May 19, 2013 at 1:09 PM #

    I think I understand the difference between Pro and Starter. What other charges are there? Do you host websites? What are all the charges for that.

    I need a full budget to make a proposal to my group. They are unforgiving when it comes to hidden charges, so please help me out.

    Thanks for you help.

    Susan Porter

    • Jeremy & Connie May 20, 2013 at 10:28 AM #

      Hi Susan,

      Weebly provides free hosting for you so you don’t have to manage hosting yourself (which is nice). Hosting is included in all their paid packages, and also their free package.

      I think some costs you should consider include domain name registration fee, email services (if you want to use your domain name as your email), and any other online related services you may need to use. But generally speaking, domain name and email are the two main items people need to run a website (this is in addition to signing up for a premium package with Weebly of course).

      - Jeremy

      • Michael March 24, 2014 at 6:49 AM #

        So where would one get email for a weebly starter package?

        • Jeremy & Connie March 24, 2014 at 10:14 AM #

          Hi Michael,

          I believe that Weebly has a deal with Google Business Apps where you can get a bit of a discount if you use Google’s email services (they allow you to get get your own custom email address while also using the Gmail interface).

          But this is something you have to pay on the side in addition to the Weebly package.

          An alternative is to use Microsoft’s custom domain service, which is free.

          - Jeremy