Bear Notch Studio | Branding & Websites
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About Drag & Drops

 

About Drag & Drops

 

 
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Website Statistics

Consumers are more likely to recommend and buy from the business that has a better mobile experience. 

  • 80% of internet users own a smartphone.

  • 80% of social media time is spent on a mobile device.

  • Over 50% of smartphone users grab their smartphone immediately after waking up.

  • 57% of users say they won’t recommend a business with a poorly-designed mobile site.

  • Google says 61% of users are unlikely to return to a mobile site they had trouble accessing and 40% visit a competitor’s site instead.

  • Tablets account for the highest add-to-cart rates on eCommerce websites at 8.58%.

  • 83% of mobile users say that a seamless experience across all devices is very important.

  • 91% of mobile users say that access to content is very important.

  • 88% of consumers who search for a type of local business on a mobile device call or go to that business within 24 hours. 

  • 48% of millennials view video solely on their mobile device. 

  • Websites that load in 5 seconds on mobile see 25% more ad visibility and 70% longer session duration.

 

Squarespace

What is Squarespace?

Squarespace is a ‘software as a service’ (‘SaaS’) website builder - you pay a monthly fee to use it, but everything you need to build and maintain your site is provided as part of that: templates, a content management system, hosting, e-commerce, support and (depending on your requirements) a domain.

What is Squarespace Circle?

Squarespace Circle is a program designed to support, inspire, and engage the community of creatives, developers, and designers who use Squarespace to build beautiful websites for themselves and their clients. Circle members get longer trial periods, optimized customer support, and access to exclusive content.

Squarespace Circle members also offer their clients 20% off their hosting plans for the first year.

costs: Squarespace

  • Personal - $16 per month / $144 per year | Circle Provider = $115.20/yr

  • Business - $26 per month / $216 per year | Circle Provider = $172.80/yr

  • Commerce Basic - $30 per month / $312 per year | Circle Provider = $249.60/yr

  • Commerce Advanced - $46 per month / $480 per year | Circle Provider = $384/yr

These plans work out a bit cheaper if you pay on an annual basis ($12, $18, $26 and $40 per month respectively).

(+) Squarespace Benefits

  • Globally Recognized All-in-One Platform

  • Template Design

  • Backend Design

  • Speed, Security & Data Export

  • Customer Support & Improved Onboarding

  • Advanced Marketing Tools

  • Apps & Extensions

  • Advanced Blogging Platform

  • Desktop + Mobile Responsive

 

The Others

Costs: Wordpress

  • Hosting (server space on which to install Wordpress and store your site)

  • Themes (the design for your site)

  • E-commerce integration (addition of tools that will let you sell products online)

  • Plugins (apps that can be added to your site to add more functionality)

  • Wordpress programmers can become expensive, fast.

(-) Wordpress Negatives

  • Requires Plugin Purchases

  • Custom Layouts Are Hard To Use

  • Wordpress Requires Lots of Updates

  • Learning Curve is Hard for Users

  • Planning Is Needed

  • Site Hacks

Costs: Weebly

  • Free - $0 per month

  • Starter - $8 per month

  • Pro - $12 per month

  • Business - $25-$38 per month

Weebly only offers annual billing and estimated upfront costs per subscription ranges between $96-$300 per year. Each plan also comes with $100 worth of Google Ads credit.

(-) Weebly Negatives

  • Users said that while the site provides many templates, the format of these templates is hard to customize leaving little room to make distinct changes to their website. Users also said that the platform is buggy and servers are sometimes slow.

Costs: Wix

  • Connect Domain - $5 per month (requires ad placement)

  • Combo - $14.50 per month

  • Unlimited - $17.50 per month

  • Business Basic - $25 per month

  • Business Unlimited - $30 per month

  • Business VIP - $40 per month

(-) Wix Negatives

  • All Plans must be purchased at Annual Rate without provider discounts

  • With a variety of themes and design options, you can become overwhelmed and create a too busy or clustered website, which is unappealing

  • The only way you will be able to view your site stats is if you pay to add Google Analytics

  • There is virtually no automatic mobile design