Weebly offers different types of plans to customers depending upon the geographical location. For US users, there are four different plans offered by Weebly. They are – Free, Personal, Professional and Performance plans. However, Professional and Performance plans are named as Pro and Business Plus in other geographical locations. In this article, we will compare Professional (Pro) and Performance (Business Plus) plans.
Related: Review of Weebly Pro plan.
Weebly Professional Vs Performance Plans
Weebly targets two types of website owners with their offerings. One is for website owners who want to build content and other is for business owners who want to build online stores. When you look at European pricing plans, Professional plan is for content website owner while Performance plan is for online stores. However, it is of no big difference for US users.
Weebly Pro plan will cost you $12 per month when billed yearly and will cost you $16 on monthly basis. Performance plan being the highest plan from Weebly will cost you $26 per month when paid annually and $29 on monthly basis.
Therefore, it is a good idea to choose a yearly plan regardless of you are planning to choose pro or performance plan. However, this is at the higher end when you compare the cost of running self-hosted platforms like WordPress.
You will get the followings with both plans:
- Free domain for one year
- SSL certificate to protect your site
- Unlimited storage
- Remove footer ads from Weebly or Square
- You can connect your own domain with Weebly site
- Site search and advanced statistics
- Password protection
Pro and performance plans have difference in ecommerce offerings. You can get the following common features with both plans:
- Add shopping cart and unlimited products
- Item badges with quick shop setup options
- Manage inventory, allows in-store pickup and use tax calculation
- Coupon, Square gift cards and shipping calculation
However, you will get the following additional features with performance plan.
- Connect PayPal account for payment
- Request item review from customer and publish on your product page
- Send emails to abandoned cart users with Weebly Promote email marketing plan.
- Use shipping labels and shipping discount
- Advanced ecommerce insights
Related: Review of Weebly Business Plus plan.
You can get Weebly support from their community platform or contact them over email / phone / chat. The performance plan users in addition will get priority support for resolving problems.
You will be confused when looking at the difference between Professional and Performance plans as both looks same. Performance plan has few additional features for shipping, reviews, advanced insights and adding PayPal. In order to get these features, you should end up in paying additional $14 per month. It is not clear why Weebly charge more than double for Performance plan compared with Professional plan for few additional features.
We assume Weebly may change the plans in future to match plans offered like in Europe. At this point of time if you plan to host your site with Weebly, we recommend to use Professional plan.