As we learned about all the cool things you’re selling online -- from hand-crafted leather bags, to environmentally friendly pet toys, to a mold for making cocktail friendly ice cubes, and even caffeinated hot sauce, we were super inspired. We took your feedback and requests into great consideration and made it our goal to provide you with everything you need to create a high quality online store. The result? Our new Weebly eCommerce!
Weebly eCommerce is designed to give you access to features that, until now, were reserved for large retailers only, like Amazon. We want to give you a full eCommerce platform to help you compete, grow, and offer your customers a high quality shopping experience.
Here are the key features of the new eCommerce
- A shopping cart that's integrated directly into your site and theme
- Accept all major credit cards
- Product options like size and color
- Order tracking and history
- Digital goods (Offered in Business plan)
- Inventory tracking (Offered in Business plan)
- Shipping and Tax calculators (Offered in Business plan)
- A completely mobile optimized experience
- Product search with advanced filtering for attributes such as size, color, and price
- Major updates to both our iOS and Android apps so you can manage your store on the go
- Store import from other eCommerce platforms like Etsy and Shopify
- All existing customers retain all of the free features they've come to use and love
- And much more to come!
For in-depth details about these features, scroll to the bottom of this post.
Interested to learn more about selling online? Check out our upcoming free Webcast sessions!
Introducing the Business Plan
Are you an existing Free, Starter, or Pro user? Don't worry, you'll be able to keep using all of the features you know and love for free. Click here to learn more.
Some of the more powerful aspects of eCommerce, such as inventory tracking, digital goods, shipping, and tax calculators are part of the new Business Plan. The Business Plan charges no transaction fees on your sales (credit card transaction fees still apply) and allows an unlimited number of products. It also comes with a free SSL certificate so that customers will checkout directly on your domain instead of checkout.weebly.com.
We are inspired everyday by what you’ve started on Weebly. To thank you for your support, we’re having a limited-time launch sale offering 33% off the new Business plan from now until November 19th, 2013.
Click the buttons below to compare the different plans and access your 33% off coupon code.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What are the capabilities of my account?
We created this tool to make it really easy for you to understand the capabilities of your account and sites. It's important to note that all existing store owners have been automatically grandfathered with unlimited products and no transaction fees.
Q: How can I add products to my store?
There are 2 ways to add products to your store -- either by dragging on a product element or in the new Store tab under Products. When adding a product element, you now have the choice between connecting to an existing product or adding a new one.
Q. What is a Store page and why should I have one?
A Store page is your store homepage and it automatically organizes all your products and categories. Go to Pages > Add Page to add a Store page to your site. Click here for more details.
Q. Why do my products look different now?
We've improved the design of your product elements to help them better match the look and feel of your site. Under Design > Change Fonts, you'll see new options to customize your product elements. If you don't like the new look, just enable legacy mode under Store > Settings > Display.
Q: How do I manage my existing store in the new store design?
Weebly has a new "Store" tab to help you manage all aspects of your store, including adding and editing products. If you already have products, they will automatically appear. Here you can track your sales, see your order details, and adjust other settings like tax and shipping, if you wish. We’ve written a short guide to help you adjust to this new setup.
Q: When do you charge a 3% transaction fee?
If you are an existing store owner, we will never charge you a transaction fee. You can use our new tool to see the specific capabilities of your account.
For new store owners, no transaction fee is charged if they're on the Business plan and a 3% fee is charged if they have Free, Starter, or Pro plans.
Q. Why is there a cart in my menu?
A cart link will show in your navigation menu if your store is set to "Add to Cart" mode. You can change your mode to "Buy Now" under Store > Settings > General and the cart link will disappear. In the future, we will provide other ways for you display a cart on your site outside of the navigation menu.
Q. How do I add options to products like size and color?
We've created this guide to help you out.
Weebly eCommerce Highlights
Fully Integrated Shopping Cart & Secure Checkout
Accept credit cards directly from your site with Stripe, PayPal, or Authorize.net. Give shoppers the convenience of a fully integrated shopping cart and secure checkout experience on your own domain with SSL.
Digital Goods & Physical Products
Sell a wide range of products and services. Digital downloads are automatically delivered via email with a secure link. Flexible and fully customizable options make it easy to sell products with variations (e.g. color, size), one-of-a-kind items, and services.
Complete Mobile Store & Checkout
Offer your customers a mobile shopping experience that works every time from any device. Stores are automatically designed to load quickly and provide a delightful shopping experience on smaller sized screens.
Filtered Product Search
Give shoppers a faster way to find exactly what they want while maximizing exposure across all of your inventory and creating more buying opportunities. Product search is automatically integrated into your existing site search, and lets users filter by price range, colors, variations, and categories.
Process and Manage Orders
Process and manage orders from end-to-end with order confirmation emails, shipment tracking notifications, refunds, and returns processing. Track your progress with real-time reporting for orders and sales.
Start a Store from your iPhone and Android device
The iPhone and Android apps have been upgraded with full eCommerce functionality and allow you to create a store completely from your phone. Get started by choosing a theme, adding products, and filling out your store information. Start accepting credit card payments instantly with one tap through Stripe. Get push notifications when you receive an order, and view your sales history in real time. When you’re at the post office, mark items as shipped and include a tracking number, and we’ll notify your customer by email!
Manage and track your inventory -- from a few to a thousand products -- so that you always know how many items are left in stock. Encourage buying behavior by displaying inventory levels (e.g. only 2 left!) and automatically show items as “out of stock”.
Drag & Drop Product Display and Merchandising Options
Use all of Weebly’s existing drag & drop functionality to create rich product descriptions with slideshows and videos. Easily reorder products for maximum visual appeal.
Flexible Shipping and Taxes
Flexible shipping options allow you to offer "free shipping", set rates based on price or weight, and define carriers and delivery speed. Fine-grained tax controls calculate and add taxes to orders with full international capabilities.
Sell to shoppers around the world! Weebly stores can be based in 25 countries with PayPal, 11 countries with Stripe, and can sell to buyers worldwide. Easily manage shipping to any destination. Flexible tax management with fine-grained controls to support online stores globally.
See a preview of what your existing store could look like on Weebly by importing your store from Etsy, Shopify, or upload a CSV file directly for fast and easy setup. Once imported, you can adjust and tweak your store design to create a unique look.