Wix and WordPress are both great platforms, but they are very different. Wix is a website builder which is easy to use. WordPress is what is known as a CMS (content management system). WordPress is more scalable with a more advanced learning curve.
It is not fair to compare them against each other directly unless you have context. So we will assume you are a small business and need a new website. You have decided on two options the first being Wix and build your own website. The second option is a web design agency like ours.
Wix is a viable option starting at £13 /month which is the Business Basic Plan. So the total yearly sum would be £156 and the time it takes you to build a site. It is very easy to use with lots of templates and technical help to get you started. So let’s assume it takes you one day to build a decent website. We will suggest that this has cost you £90 which is an average days wage.
So the total would be £246.00!
Our lowest package is £195 and with that, you get a 3-page website and one month of free hosting. You will still have £8.99 /month for hosting. Which is £98 /year for our Business Basic Plan.
Total cost if you choose Wisdom to build your website would be £293.00!
If you have the time to build a site that doesn’t need much integration later for e-commerce, payment solutions or booking systems for example then Wix is a decent choice.
WordPress By Us
Hopefully, comparing these options of building your own site or getting a web design agency like Wisdom helped you decide which is best for you. The WordPress option scores are higher and there is good reason for that. Customisation is the key for any business wanting a new or re-design of their website. It is inevitable that a business will grow and with it so should their website.
WordPress has over 50,000 plugins that can help customise your website. Many are free such as WooCommerce which can give you a whole online shopping system. WordPress customisations are staggering and it all depends on your business type. We can customise your website later or now and here are a few examples of what is possible.
- Ecommerce online shop using another free plugin WooCommerce.
- Booking system that lets people book an event or buy a hotel room.
- Employee management with shift, attendance and payroll.
- Use classified listing for auto garages.
- Advertise your properties with an estate agent plugin.
There are another 50,000 possible solutions to customise your business with WordPress’s. Customisation is the main reason 35-45% of all website globally use WordPress. Wix only takes 2-3% of the market globally.
So it makes sense to go with the majority and not have to change your website over to a design agency costing you extra money later. When you compare starting costs for a business website we are only £50 extra in the example above.
Think of the cost later when you want to adapt your website to take payments from customers easily. Or allow customers to book a hotel room from you using one system on your website. Yes, Wix can do some of these things but you will have to use multiple systems which will mean more logins for your customer. This then will make your website become an un-friendly experience.