Wix and Showit are website builders and hosting platforms that offer design customization options along with dynamic integrated features. They are both user-friendly and easy to use. However, each platform specializes in different things.
Wix is one of the top website builders that encompass the must-have features to build a professional website and Showit is known as the “website builder for creatives” that focus heavily on portfolios based sites. Which should you go with?
Which is easier to use?
Wix is one of the simplest and straightforward website builders so it is great for new business owners or website experts. Wix offers a great amount of templates to choose from and you are able to customize it as you please. There is no coding needed and offers the drag and drop feature when designing so you can get the polished and professional look with just a few clicks.
Showit is easy-to-use and also features the drag and drop customization feature. It was created with “first-time” entrepreneurs in mind so it encompasses a smooth design process. There can be a slight learning curve when building your site but it has an intuitive interface and also does not require any coding.
Wix is a one-stop shop. Everything is in the same place for one price. - Alicia, The Co-Founder of Mango Marketing Co.
If you are looking to have an online store, Wix is the clear winner. Wix has e-commerce already built into its system and includes store data and analytics, store management, customer contact management etc. You can easily start up you store and hit the ground running with Wix.
Showit does not include an eCommerce engine so you will need a third party plugin to provide the ability to create a store.
Wix has an overall decent SEO tools. They use SEO Wizard and offer built-in blogging tools. The user-friendly platform gives you the ability to easily customize meta descriptions, page titles, image alt. tags etc. which is SEO boosting.
Showit may be ahead when it comes to SEO because they are partnered with WordPress which offers their powerful blogging platform. This allows you to take advantage of WordPress SEO features and plugins like Yoast. Yoast is widely considered one of the best SEO tools available.
Pricing is very similar between the two however, it depends on what you’re looking for. In general the basic plan for Wix starts at $16/month and Showit basic plans start at $19/month. Check out the Wix and Showit pricing guides to get a better idea.
Since Showit was built with creative professionals in mind, their support team is well-trained to address issues that creatives. Wix provides phone and email support, but its highest level of support comes at a premium. Showit provides the same level of customer service to all of their users.
Both platforms are awesome and easy to use, we hope you find the right fit!