AbcSubmithttps://www.abcsubmit.com/site Create free web online forms and websites within minutes, sell items online and more. With the simple drag & drop interface, building an online form, website, poll or quiz is a breeze. Get started now for free! Mon, 20 May 2019 13:13:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1https://www.abcsubmit.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/cropped-logo-favicon-32x32.pngAbcSubmithttps://www.abcsubmit.com/site 3232User Roleshttps://www.abcsubmit.com/site/online-website-builder/user-roles/ https://www.abcsubmit.com/site/online-website-builder/user-roles/#respondMon, 22 Apr 2019 12:15:08 +0000http://www.abcsubmit.com/site/?p=3342

Staff management - add user roles for your team members

When you have several people accessing your AbcSubmit admin, it's a good idea to create staff accounts for each person. With staff accounts, you can set staff account permissions and let other people access your AbcSubmit account, without giving them access to sensitive information. Having individual staff accounts can also help you to keep track of recent changes and events on your forms, websites or shop's timeline.
Manage staff and user roles on AbcSUbmit

User Roles

Add individual user roles for your admin account by inviting staff using email invitation and assign your staff to your desired department.

You can use your staff accounts in your workflows, email notifications and email approvals.

 Improved flexibility of the organization and manage your company members from one single place.

Group Roles

Group roles are perfect for department based permissions, where you want a specific department to have specific permissions.

You can assign new users to a group when you send the invitation link.

Your groups will also be available in forms and in workflows notification creation.

Available permissions for your staff

  1. Can manage company – account can create users, groups and manage company settings if you want so.
  2. Access to forms and websites – enable or disable acces to your forms or websites.
  3. Access to form and shop workflows – decide if workflows are available or not to a group or user.
  4. Access to uploaded files – enable access to your AbcSubmit storage for users.
  5. Access to form submissions and orders – you can choose who can see your form submissions and orders.

Authentication sources 

From authentication sources you can configure how your team members can join your company automatically without the need for an invitation.

This allows you to integrate various authentication mechanisms your company already supports, so that you can manage all your accounts from a single point of administration.

Available authentication sources for company staff on AbcSubmit

Invite your users through email

With AbcSubmit is easy to invite sigle or multiple users to join your company uaing custom email messages.

You only have to click from AbcSubmit dashboard “Invite New Users” and fill the form to send invite link.

Become a team player with AbcSubmit colaboration features and keep your team in the loop.

Assign multiple users to your chosen groups when you send the invitation link.

 

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Drawing Websites - Draw and Drop Website Builder

Build an amazing website with the new drawing and grid capabilities of our online web builder

Draw your websites with AbcSubmit drawing website builder

The new mechanism for drawing websites is clearly superior to the Drag and Drop mechanism. We want to provide the easiest way for our users to create a website in the online world. It’s easier to draw elements on your page as you want and still have the absolute positioning mechanism and the pixel perfect design.

Build your own pixel perfect design with the new grid tool

Design your amazing website using our grid helper tool and create pixel perfect websites without a struggle.

No more extra work for your website elements, you can draw elements using the grid web tool and then resize them according to your design. 

Absolute positioning Website Builder

With the absolute positioning and drawing mode, AbcSubmit has the most complex algorithms to make your website creation much more fun and to look awesome when is published.

Few web builders are using the original absolute positioning because is very hard to handle the responsiveness of the websites on mobile devices.

Autofit artificial intelligence for your websites

You don’t have to worry about how you let your elements in the editor, our autofit AI, will do the job for you on your published website.

There’s no need to set the full height of the form fields or text field because the autofit mechanism will do the job for you even for mobile devices and tablets.

Website builder autofit artificial intelligence
Responsive websites artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence mechanism for responsive mode on absolute positioning

No need to worry about the mobile responsiveness of your website.

With AbcSubmit AI for responsive mode, your website will look great on any mobile device.

The responsive AI will deliver responsive pages on any website, landing page, online store or forms.

Also, you can specify the screen resolution at which you want our responsive AI mechanism to enter in action or even to deactivate it.

Start creating your owesome site today.

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Best customer relationship management software in 2019

How can CRM software help your business

Customer relationship management (CRM) software can help you manage and grow your small business by streamlining your sales pipelines, keeping customer data organized and searchable, and providing you with insightful analytics. Today, there are more CRM options available for SMB than ever before, so whether you’re looking for a robust CRM software solution, a simple one designed for very small businesses or a free version to fit your budget, there’s a CRM software choice for you. Our CRM software reviews can help you find the right product for your business.

Three Major Benefits of using CRM Software

The five major benefits of a CRM system are:

Contact data organization. 

CRM helps you organize information about all your contacts. This allows your team to keep track of who a customer has spoken to and what they discussed. In sales, this information gets your team on the same page to run your sales process smoothly.

Sales reporting. 

Track quota attainment and metrics such as emails sent and calls made, meetings booked, and deals closed to understand what your team is doing well and what to improve.

Accurate sales forecasting. 

Don’t rely on complicated Excel formulas or back-of-the-napkin math. A good CRM system generates an accurate sales funnel for you, making it easier to forecast sales and manage your team’s pipeline.

Customer segmentation. 

Segment your contacts by properties such as location, deal size, or close date, to find the warmest leads to focus on.

Scaling a sales process.

 A repeatable sales process is key to testing new sales motions and strategies. The data you keep in a CRM system will help you spot effective and ineffective patterns in sales behaviors. This knowledge will help you grow your business effectively.

What should your SMB look for in a CRM software?

  1. Low budget.
  2. Easy to learn.
  3. Customizable.
  4. Integrates well with other tools.
  5. Customer Support.

Let’s get started with the most used and reviewed CRM apps.

1. Dynamics CRM

Microsoft dynamics CRM software

The Microsoft Dynamics suite of cloud-based applications covers both customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP), with the stated goal of breaking down any silos between the two types of business software to better streamline a company’s processes.

If your team is steeped in Microsoft applications or needs to seamlessly bridge CRM and ERP, Microsoft Dynamics is a great CRM choice. It’s worth noting that the Dynamics user interface has been criticized by some users for a lack of intuitive design and structure: The Save button, placed on the bottom right-hand corner, can be tough to find, while the system overall can load slowly at times. In addition, the range of third-party integration is limited, though Microsoft applications including Outlook, Lync, SharePoint, OneNote, Word can all be seamlessly integrated.

ERP applications are designed to aid specific industries, including retail and finance, as well as to attract the best talent to your company through streamlined outreach and onboarding. This review largely discusses the features, support, and pricing for the CRM applications below, while touching on the ERP services when relevant.

The Dynamics 365 Plan gives users access to all Microsoft Dynamics CRM and ERP applications through a single package, starting at $210/user/month.

Two cheaper and less comprehensive plans are available that offer solely the CRM or ERP tools: The Customer Engagement Plan is the CRM option, for $115/user/month, The Unified Operations Plan includes the ERP options for $190/user/month.

CRM applications can be purchased individually: The Sales, Customer Service, Project Service Automation, and Field Service applications each separately cost $95/user/month.

 

2. Zoho CRM

Zoho CRM app

Zoho’s suite of apps includes everything from word processing and spreadsheet apps to a hosted email service and accounting apps. There’s also Zoho CRM in the mix, an app that’s reasonably priced while providing many of the features you’d expect from an advanced CRM.

You can capture leads from forms on your site or Facebook page, automate your workflow to bring those leads through your sales funnel, and use the Pulse and Forecasting tools to know what’s most promising. You can then use its integration with Zoho to mail merge documents from your contacts, email them and start video conferences from the app, and more. Plus, you can extend it with custom modules to make it the CRM that works just like you want.

Price: $12/user/month; up to 3 users for free

 

3. Pipedrive

Pipedrive CRM software

Pipedrive is the current leader of our CRM software category and the winner of our Expert’s Choice Award for 2017. In extensive tests of all popular solutions on the market our review team found Pipedrive to be the best performing CRM and sales pipeline management system for sole vendors and developing businesses, and the robust feature suite offered by the vendor definitely confirms it.

Built by salespeople and hardcore web app developers, Pipedrive organizes your business leads in a way that will give you an excellent overview of your sales, and allow you to focus on the deals that you want to prioritize. Setting up an account takes only a minute, and other vital operations that used to be difficult and time-consuming are also very straightforward and fast.

The app is friendly enough for most sales teams to love it at first sight, and this has a lot to do with the system being fully mobile optimized. You can also easily integrate it with Google Calendar, Google Contacts, and other Google apps and many popular third-party business systems.

But what is it that makes Pipedrive so convenient?

The critical catch of this system is direct sales. With this software, you will certainly get a solution capable of efficiently managing your company’s sales pipeline. The downright intuitiveness of the system helps you distinguish hot leads and priority deals, and develop an individual approach for each of them without wasting too much time. Negotiating a deal, or maintaining lead relationships, in general, is a fully flexible process, and you can quickly customize it to promote your brand or adjust the conditions you no longer agree with. In fact, Pipedrive allows you to switch on/off entire modules, and guarantees there will be no side effect on the quality of your service.

On top of it all, Pipedrive is a universally applicable system where you can tweak all of your workflows, regardless of how complicated they may be. Pipedrive is available in 13 languages to serve almost all geographies and works with a wide range of currencies including leading and minor ones. As we already mentioned, its open API configuration ensures it can blend seamlessly with every software landscape, and be applied in harmony with all business systems, including Dropbox, Zapier, MailChimp, RightSignature, Zoho CRM, and many more.

Finally, the vendor offers a flexible pricing plan which ensures all companies should be able to find a package suitable for their budget. You can also check the Pipedrive free trial to see how the software works before making a purchase decision (no credit card is required to sign up).

 

4. Deltek Vision

Deltek Vision CRM software

Deltek offers a wide range of solutions for project management. For our purposes, we’ll focus this review on Deltek Vision.

Deltek Vision is a cloud-based solution designed specifically to help professional service companies manage the entire lifecycle of their complex projects.

There are a number of benefits to Deltek Vision, such as:

  • Improved business performance
  • Streamlined workflows
  • Helps companies obtain new sales or business

Deltek Vision also benefits many different job roles. For instance, IT won’t need to worry about maintaining data on the company’s servers or maintaining software, as Deltek Vision is in the cloud. And executives will benefit from Deltek Vision since it’ll help them determine if their staffing resources are sufficient for any given project.

Finally, Deltek Vision helps sales and marketing form new relationships with prospects, create proposals and close sales.

Deltek Vision is integrated with a company’s existing system via its Web Services application program interface (API). It also integrates with Microsoft Outlook.

Deltek Vision is composed of different integrated modules. We look briefly at each module in our Features section below.

5. Streak

Streak CRM software

The software has a simple proposition that makes it unique: turn your Gmail into CRM. Where most of us rely on emails as our direct communication line to customers and prospects, Streak’s approach makes sense.

The CRM plugin focuses on your inbox, specifically Gmail, and groups email threads based on your workflows. It ups the ante of email labeling; emails aren’t just tagged, they’re grouped together in stages across a pipeline. The software is designed to be compatible with the processes in sales, deal flow, product development, support, fundraising, hiring, and real estate.

Because it is limited to Gmail, Streak is ideal for freelance and small business. However, larger organizations that rely on Google’s email client will find the plugin useful. In fact, Streak is used by top tech companies like Uber, Weebly, Twitter, and Yelp.

With Streak, it’s easy to track views, send bulk emails, schedule emails and create separate but related email threads for different teams like sales, support, product, and HR.

Best of all, Streak has a freemium ideal for personal use or freelance. It’s a nice way to get yourself used to implement CRM for more sales.

6. Bitrix24

Bitrix24 crm free software

Bitrix24 does a good job offering basic customer relationship management(CRM) and lead management capabilities to small and midsized businesses (SMBs) or even startups. But Bitrix24, which is free for up to 12 users and priced at $99 per month for unlimited users, also throws in some surprising software automation features, file sharing, and even solid email marketing integration, too.

With its dizzying array of functions, Bitrix24 CRM has the ability to centralize all communications and collaboration for an organization of any size. Our main concern with this service is that its massive array of functions can be overwhelming. An option to add and remove features would be a big improvement since you can add and remove features with Editors’ Choices Apptivo CRM, Salesforce Sales Cloud Lightning Professional, and Zoho CRM.

The newest feature additions to contact management and lead management in Bitrix24 CRM are web-based, lead-capture forms. To create a web form, you can edit an existing CRM form by using the new web form designer, to which you can add fields such as leads, deals, contacts, company, quote, or invoice to the drag-and-drop designer. You can then name the form, give it a background color and text color, and you’ve built the simple form. The forms are then accessible and editable from the Bitrix24 CRM Activity stream.

 

7. Agile CRM

Agile CRM software review

Agile CRM is a robust cloud-based customer relationship management software that integrates core functionalities of sales, marketing, service, and web engagement platforms into a single unified solution.

Trusted by thousands of small to medium businesses across multiple industries, Agile CRM offers a massive set of features including project management, contact management, scheduling, sales and marketing automation, customer service, email tracking, landing pages, and social media marketing to name a few.

Agile CRM is a fully integrated CRM with sales tracking, contact management, marketing automation, web analytics, 2-way emails, telephony, helpdesk with a clean modern interface.

With Agile CRM, SMB’s can now:

– Automate their marketing, sales and customer retention process with simple and powerful drag-drop editor

– Convert website visitors directly to leads in the CRM

– Nurture, track and score leads automatically based on web or email activity

– Enable multi-channel communication with the ability to call or email or tweet to a contact from the same page

– Monitor customer behavior and get real-time alerts for customer activity

– Manage helpdesk tickets with all of the customer histories in one place

– Have a detailed record of all of the customer’s details and communication history in one page, sorted chronologically

– See customer data from various other business apps on one page using extensive integrations.

 

8. SAP CRM

SAP CRM software

SAP CRM is a customer relationship and engagement platform built to greatly enhance your engagement capabilities and enable you to provide smooth and personalized customer experiences at every opportunity and across multiple channels.

With SAP CRM, you can choose to have the software deployed on the cloud or on-premise based on the implementation your business requires. Both options extend their functionality to smartphones and tablets.

SAP CRM brings to the table a set of advanced capabilities on top of core sales force automation that offer far beyond what traditional CRM features can provide. With SAP CRM, you are able to uncover insights that will give your sales teams the edge they need to sell smarter and improve their performance. SAP CRM makes it easy for businesses to simplify their sales processes with better customer engagement, accurate forecasting, and real-time pipeline management.

For your business to grow, you need to market your products and services. SAP CRM helps you target the right people based on their needs and wants. The good news is that you get all your data in real time, giving you everything you need to provide your customers and potential clients with contextual, personalized and relevant omnichannel experiences.

Whenever your customers come to shop at your digital stores, SAP CRM gives you the ability to supply them with a unique digital shopping experience through the channels they prefer – mobile, social, and e-commerce. Armed with high value and very actionable insights, you are able to customize their experiences based on actual data. SAP CRM also helps you manage your whole inventory in real time while still keeping costs on other areas of your operations minimal.

9. amoCRM

amocrm CRM software


AmoCRM is a cloud-based customer relationship management solution that helps users manage the sales pipeline. Users can receive feedback and reports about the performance of salespersons. The solution offers lead scoring and nurturing, email integration and sales analytics. It supports custom field creation and unique tags that allows users to organize deals and contacts. The mobile app is available for download on iOS and Android devices.

AmoCRM delivers full visibility of the sales pipeline and can be broken out based on the lead count, revenue, sales rep or tags. Existing customers can be uploaded from contact databases such as Outlook and Gmail. Follow up tasks keep users up-to-date on meetings, calls, and emails, and are attached to the lead or contact cards.

Integrations include Facebook, MailChimp, Zendesk, Dropbox, and Xero. AmoCRM allows users to integrate with more applications using API. Pricing is per user per month. Support is available via email and phone.

So how much does amoCRM cost and what are the different pricing plans available? There are three pricing packages which are:

Basic plan for $15/user/month
Advanced plan for $25/user/month
Enterprise plan for $45/user/month.

10. Scoro

Scoro CRM software


Scoro an end-to-end work management solution which allows you to control your entire workflow from one place. Features include project and task management, resource planning, quoting and billing, enterprise-level reporting and a real-time dashboard. Get an instant visual overview of everyone’s workload, realistic deadlines, potential over-bookings & available slots. Say no to time sheets! Everyone’s calendar events and completed tasks are automatically added to their work reports.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

– Manage everything about a project on one page, including time spent and billed, planned tasks and meetings, invoices and expenses, comments and files.

– Create budgets and allocate billable and non-billable work.

– Manage your project portfolio by configurable statuses (e.g. in progress, completed) and tags (e.g. type, department, market etc).

CRM & QUOTING

– Get a complete overview of a client or supplier on one page from the first hello to the final invoice. This includes contact details, linked files, communication history, projects linked plus all quotes, orders, and invoices.

– Get a visual pipeline view. Drag and drop deals as they move from one stage to another.

BILLING AUTOMATION

– Issue sales, prepayment, and credit invoices and send these as PDF-files.

– Automate late invoice reminders, scheduled and recurring invoices.

REPORTING & DASHBOARD

– Keep an eye on your KPIs and actionable items

– all on one beautiful dashboard.

– Get advanced and customized reports on work, time, tasks, finances etc.

Scoro has 3 plans:

  • Plus USD 22 (User/Month)
  • Premium USD 33 (User/Month),Ultimate
  • USD 55 (User/Month)

11. Salesflare

Salesflare CRM software

If you’re looking for a simple, visual-inspired design, and user-friendly B2B CRM software that guarantees leads, Salesflare is worth a look. This standalone software features a user interface that visually reflects the natural flow of the sales pipeline. Salesflare aims to simplify your business process and improve interaction with customers by bringing all your communication into a single place.

Equipped with smart features such as extensive customization options, auto-goal setting and reporting, and a set of marketing, customer service, as well as unique software solutions, the developers wanted to make sure that this platform lives up its name.

Built with salespeople in mind, Salesflare promises to offer exclusive features including simple data migration – making it easy to use, or migrate to a different system in the coming days.

Why Salesflare?

It’s an Intelligent CRM that is not only easy to use and easy to setup but also easy to keep up to date. What sets Salesflare apart is that it offers valuable intelligence: it provides you with an automatic to-do list of customers to follow up, shows you who your colleagues know at a certain company and how well, gives you alerts when customers are hot, and more.

Pricing

Trial: 14 days

Starts from: $35.00 per month

12. PlanPlus CRM

PlanPlus CRM software

PlanPlus Online uses the Franklin Covey business planning methodology to help organizations and professionals in real estate, insurance, and finance sectors manage both time and customers.

The system provides an all-in-one solution for sales automation, customer relationship management and support, email marketing, project management, and website integration. PlanPlus Online utilizes Franklin Planner’s core personal productivity tools such as calendar, contacts, notes and task sheets to manage a company’s sales, marketing, customer support, and project management.

PlanPlus Online helps in leads management. Businesses can reduce the number of leads lost during the transition from phone to a database and improve their response time. With automated messaging, sales representatives can spend more time gathering new businesses and less time updating redundant information.

Pricing

Essentials – $14/user per month or $12/user per month (billed annually)

Professional – $39/user per month or $29/user per month (billed annually)

Business – $59/user per month or $49/user per month (billed annually)

13. Capsule

Capsule CRM software

Capsule CRM landed relatively late to the CRM scene, launching only a few years ago. Its parent company, Zestia LLC, was founded in 2008, and Capsule CRM is one of their newer releases. But sometimes the newcomer has the most innovative ideas. This seems to be the case for this UK-based tech company.

More than a Contact Manager system, Capsule offers an iPad-ish interface over feature-rich functionality with integrated task reminders, calendar features, and sales pipeline tracking. Social media feeds are also updated when viewing each contact’s profile.

While the larger and more established companies have their market share for a reason, there is something to be said for the small business which caters to small business. The modern entrepreneur needs software that won’t break the bank and won’t require a training course to master. Capsule CRM hasn’t lost sight of the little guy.

Capsule has adopted the increasingly-prevalent API architecture, enabling other companies to create programs that plug into Capsule, expanding the scope of what the software can do. The website has a major section highlighting this compatibility, showcasing a suite of plugins and well-known third-party apps that integrate easily with Capsule. This is a big item to check off of the Worry List for a busy business owner considering trying out new software. As stated on the website, Capsule believes “…the simplest solutions are the most elegant.”

Capsule has its sights set on becoming powerful enough for the big dogs, and it may very well get there. But for now it seems to excel in the small-business game. Check out the full review for more details.

Capsule CRM has two payment plans, Free Plan and $12 per month per user

14. Hubspot

Hubspot CRM software

Hubspot CRM is a simple and free solution that allows sales teams to use their existing workflow without much changes to get started quickly. It is an ideal system both for new users as well as experienced companies that want to maximize the potential of their existing CRM systems.

Our review team closely analyzed HubSpot CRM’s features and after rigorous tests we found it to be the best CRM system for business out of all popular solutions we tried out based on factors such as its main features, quality of customer support and available software integrations. The application is available for free so there is no risk in trying it out to see how it performs.

Why should you opt for Hubspot CRM? The obvious answer is it is a free application. Second, it is linked to multiple places where most sales processes occur such as phone calls, emails, website, social media, and others. Finally, the system easily integrates into your process and you don’t have to make any changes. Your team can learn to use the app quickly and effectively, and focus on selling and other important tasks.

What benefits can your business accrue by using HubSpot CRM? To start, this app can help you easily create attractive contact and company profiles. Plus, it tidily organizes all the details from your customers’ communication with you. It also effectively assigns and tracks your deals, manages the performance of your agents, and provides a single, detailed dashboard where all employees can keep track of the organization’s activities. If you already use HubSpot Sales, you can also utilize HubSpot CRM for more effective inbound sales.

Finally, HubSpot CRM is one of the best-integrated CRM platforms on the market and no other free CRM solution offers this high level of integration. Some of the popular business systems it integrates with are Shopify, Zapier, Salesforce, and Microsoft Dynamics as well as many other tools.

 

15. Salesforce CRM

Salesforce CRM software

Web apps with APIs that let them integrate with other apps are such a common thing today that there’s over 350 that work with Zapier. And yet, in 2000 when Salesforce first launched, the very idea of having an app in your browser was revolutionary. Salesforce was one of the very first web apps with an API, and it’s that legacy that keeps it one of the most popular CRM today.

Salesforce is actually a platform: there’s the Salesforce1 Platform, an online database you can use to build your own apps or use the Salesforce CRM and Support apps that are built from it. The CRM still holds similarities to the original Salesforce, complete with perhaps the most dated interface on this list. Its database backend, though, makes it more customizable than most. It also includes some of the best reporting and prediction, along with customizable workflows, automation, and team-specific dashboards.

Your data’s what matters. Once you have that, you can show it in infinitely different ways that make sense for each task you need to do. With Salesforce, that’s not only possible—it’s built-in.

Price: $65/user/month

16. PipelineDeals

Pipelinedeals CRM software

PipelineDeals presents users with a CRM option that does the following and more:

Create and effectively manage stronger customer relations.
Monitor all team activities with just a glance.
Easily organize resources and manpower and then provide them with tasks that fit their qualifications and skills to accomplish more goals in less time.
Optimized for both iOS and Android devices. Go mobile!
Import and assign all your leads to the right personnel with speed and ease.
Explore your data and reveal options and opportunities with just a few clicks.
Create custom reports that are based on the information that you require.
Get regular pipeline updates via your inbox.
PipelineDeals is the first sales productivity platform to combine sales engagement and CRM in one simple application.

With Customer Relation Management (CRM) at its core with a Sales Productivity Platform built-in, PipelineDeals enables salespeople to be more productive and close more business.

With PipelineDeals, users can easily gain access to profiles that contain all of the activities, people, documents, and events related to a single deal. With 225 custom data fields, the platform can be easily tailored to meet a company’s specific needs. With the ability to send trackable emails, users of PipelineDeals know when someone opens a message, downloads an attachment, or clicks a link. This allows for immediate and meaningful follow-up.

Sales Acceleration

Email Acceleration Directly In Your CRM – Email, and track email opens, clicks, and downloads. Get the insight you need to know when to follow up and accelerate your sales cycle.

Know what to do and when to do it – PipelineDeals automates your sales process by letting your salespeople know what they should do next based on your unique sales process. Automatically add new tasks when deals advance through your sales pipeline.

Email & App Integrations

Two-Way Integration with Google For Work & Outlook – Sync your calendar, contacts, and email with PipelineDeals. Manage your contacts in PipelineDeals or in your email client, and keep everything updated wherever you search.

Flexible App Integrations – Connect PipelineDeals to your favorite apps using its integrations marketplace, or develop custom integrations using its API. PipelineDeals offers integrations with MailChimp, Google For Work, Outlook, Excel, Google Sheets, Zapier and more.

Deal Management & Lead Management

Improve transparency with your deals –  Deal management in PipelineDeals eliminates redundancy, confusion, and delays by organizing your team’s collective knowledge and providing a framework for collaborative sales.

Efficiently manage your leads – Nurture your contacts more proactively and qualify leads faster with PipelineDeals. Activity tracking and email notifications give you the full picture on your calls, email, meetings and more. Know what the next best action is with your leads.

Sales Goals

Set and Track Sales Goals – PipelineDeals offers a simple mechanism in the app for creating and monitoring sales goals. Focus your team around achieving key benchmarks for your business.

Develop Custom Dashboards and Update in Realtime – Many businesses need to have the flexibility to easily export data and develop custom dashboards. PipelineDeals integrates with Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets so that you can develop custom dashboards and update on-demand from the cloud.

Pricing

Start Plan – $25/mo/user (billed annually) or $29/mo/user (billed monthly)

Develop Plan – $33/mo/user (billed annually) or $39/mo/user (billed monthly)

Grow Plan – $49/mo/user (billed annually) or $59/mo/user (billed monthly)

17. FreshSales

FreshSales CRM software

Freshsales is the fourth product released by Freshdesk and is a state-of-the-art CRM software that is best suited for businesses that want to handle customer queries swiftly. It’s known for its ease of use and its rich features. It has different product packages which make it a perfect fit for businesses of all sizes.

One of the best features offered by Freshsales is the rich leads management tool. This intuitive lead management feature that allows you to eliminate the junk and focus on the leads that matter. Depending on the engagement, leads can be grouped and then assigned to specific people present in your team. This allows you to contact leads with specific calls-to-action in mind.

With easy deal closing with Freshsales, you can reshape and revitalize your sales pipeline into a revenue-generating machine. You can visualize your sales pipeline, organize, scrutinize, prioritize and eventually close deals a lot faster. You can create reports depending on the age of deals and can view the status of a deal just with a simple click.

Reporting & Integrations

Freshsales offers users in-depth reporting and seamless integrations. All default sales reports are constructed to fit the needs of most businesses by displaying crucial information like leads by stage, lead count for a specified period, revenue analytics filtered by source, sales representative, territory, etc. All reports are fully customizable, which allows any user to access the required information easily, directly through the reports dashboard.

Also, Freshsales seamlessly integrates with most commonly used tools that are important for any business including all other Freshdesk products, Google Calendar, Segment, MailChimp, HubSpot Marketing tool, QuickBooks, Google apps for work and Zapier. In case you can’t find the required apps you’d like to integrate Freshsales with, you can always contact the vendor and ask for assistance.

Pricing

Blossom
This plan is $12 per user/month if you choose to be billed annually. The blossom package is suitable for small teams. Month to month billing is $19 per user/month. With the blossom package, you can send 250 bulk emails per user per day, have all contact management and integrations features along with Android and iOS applications.

Garden
This plan costs $25/user per month for annual billing. This package is ideal for teams that expect to grow in the near future. If you prefer monthly payments, it will cost you $35 per user every month. You get all the blossom features along with lead assignment and territories and advanced CRM customization.

Estate
The Estate plan is $49/user per month for annual billing. This package offers the best value for large teams. For monthly billing: $65 per user. It has all the garden features along with reports dashboard, smart forms, and event tracking as well as automatic profile enrichment

Forest
The Forest plan is $79/user per month. The forest package is a viable investment for large enterprises. Annual commitment only. In the forest package, all the estate features are present along with EUC data center and IP whitelisting.

18. Apptivo

Apptivo CRM software

Price: A free Starter plan is free for 3 users. Premium plans start at $8 (£6.30) per user per month. A 30-day free trial is available.

Apptivo is a comprehensive CRM which provides an easy way to manage your contacts, schedules, notes, communications, tasks and more. That’s not all: even the free account gets project management tools, invoicing, estimates, basic purchase order tracking, field service management, and a helpdesk, although it only supports a maximum of three users.

The $8 (£6) Premium account offers much more storage (3GB per user, up from 500MB for the free account), and plenty of valuable extras: bulk email, e-commerce integration, standalone business apps, and Google Drive, Calendar, Tasks, PayPal and Dropbox integration. Crank it up to the Ultimate plan for $20 (£16) for even more data and campaign emails, as well as priority support.

This kind of power comes with a little complexity, especially if you’re new to this type of package. It doesn’t take long to master the basics, though, and the system is so configurable that you’ll soon have it set up to suit your requirements.

 

19. Google Contacts

Google contacts

The last app you’d imagine could be on this roundup, Google Contacts is of course just an address book that’s built into Gmail. And yet, it’s more than an address book. You can add just about any possible contact info to your contacts, and Google will automatically update contacts with their Google+ information, as well. Then, you can also keep plain-text notes on contact pages. That’s a great way to track, say, info that you’d otherwise add to a contact’s page in a CRM.

Then, there’s an extra trick in the top right of the Google Contacts page. Tap More, and you can see a list of all your recent correspondence with that contact. Select an email, either there or in your inbox or anywhere else, and you’ll see your contact’s info on the right side like with many CRM add-ons.

It’s not marketed as a CRM, but put these features to use first and you’ll have a part of the power of a CRM for free without even having to try a new app.

Price: Free; included with Google Apps for Work, starting at $5/user/month.

 

20. Nutshell 

Nutshell CRM software

Nutshell is a cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) software for small businesses. The Nutshell platform offers sales process and collaboration tools, email sync with Gmail and Outlook, reporting and more to outbound sales teams.

Nutshell is designed to be implemented in a single day and offers a range of integrations with various business tools like Google Apps, MailChimp, Olark and Zendesk. The application offers contact management and sales force automation applications with a range of email tracking, task management, note taking, pipeline management, forecasting and reporting modules, in addition to basic customer service capabilities such as ticket management.

Nutshell also offers native iPhone and Android applications with real-time synchronization across all devices, allowing sales reps to create, search and edit contact information while in the field. Reps can also use these apps to log activities and meetings using audio or video recordings.

Nutshell offers unlimited online storage and a static price model, as well as a live support staff.

Nutshell has three subscription options. When billed monthly, the Starter Plan costs $22 per user, the Pro Plan costs $39 per user, and the Pro Plus Plan has customized pricing. The main difference between the plans is the access to advanced features such as activity and funnel reports, automated lead assignment, post-sale lead management, and more.

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The Best Appointment Scheduling Apps

What is an Appointment Scheduling App?

 

Appointments scheduling applications are business devices that enable customers to book, reschedule, and drop arrangements through a web interface. At the point when customers need to make an arrangement, they go to your business’ site, Facebook page, or anyplace else the innovation is bolstered, and pick an accessible date and time. It’s much the same as making an eatery reservation on the web. The distinction, from the business’ perspective, is that eatery booking applications work explicitly for eateries, though in the event that you run a salon, therapeutic office, or counseling firm, your necessities will be very unique.

Toward the back, you enter parameters about when individuals can book certain administrations, in light of business hours you set just as the occasions and dates that your staff or different assets are accessible. The application additionally avoids twofold reserving and overbooking. Furthermore, it gives you the adaptability to close off occasions when certain administrations might be inaccessible. Let’s assume you maintained a pet preparing business and your poodle cutting expert takes a fourteen-day excursion. You can enter her days off in the arrangement planning application early with the goal that your customers won’t most likely book any poodle prepping time amid the days that she’s no more.

What Makes a Great Appointment Scheduling App?


Appointment scheduling apps do more than simply give clients a list of available times when they can come in for a meeting, treatment, or service. These apps also let your clientele cancel and reschedule appointments without having to contact you. Additionally, they make it easy for business owners and managers to do their jobs. Here’s what should expect from the very best appointment scheduling apps:

Flexibility. 

Your business is one of a kind. The best appointment scheduling apps know that different kinds of organizations have different needs. Therefore, they let you deeply customize how your bookings work. A small gym offering one-on-one training sessions should have a different booking experience than a community workshop that rents gardening equipment. Do you want your clients to be able to choose a menu of services? Should they be able to specify the location for their appointment, such as for services offered at the home? The best appointment scheduling apps let you customize these aspects.

Calendar syncing. 

Nearly all appointment scheduling apps let you sync with a calendar. Some even require it. That way, you can see your business’s scheduled appointments alongside other important information, such as days when you’ll be closed for holidays or renovations.

Payment processing.

The best appointment scheduling apps let you collect a payment at the time of booking. That way, you can take a deposit before for an appointment or have clients pay for their services upfront. If a client doesn’t show up, your business isn’t at a total loss. Plus, in some industries, having clients pay before their appointment keeps the business running more smoothly and results in a happier customer experience.

Multiple points of access.

 Once you set up an appointment scheduling service, how will your clients access it? The best apps give you options. Likely you’ll want to embed some code into your website to display the appointment scheduler, but you might also prefer a custom URL with all the booking tools in one place. Maybe you have a Facebook business page but no other website. In that case, you’ll want to be able to integrate the booking tools on Facebook. Whatever your situation, the more options the better.

The Best Appointment Scheduling Apps

  1. Neko Salon
  2. AppointmentCare
  3. Shedul
  4. Mindbody
  5. Timely
  6. Appointy
  7. ScheduFlow
  8. TimeTap
  9. Pike13
  10. BookedIN
  11. AppointmentPlus
  12. Setster
  13. BookSteam
  14. Schedulicity
  15. Genbook
  16. Acuity Scheduling
  17. Appointlet
  18. Gigabook 
  19. ScheduleOnce 
  20. Setmore
  21. SimplyBook
  22. Square Appointments
  23. SuperSaas
  24. vCita
  25. EZnet Scheduler

Neko Salon

Neko salon appointment scheduler

Neko Salon is a cloud-based salon management solution for small, midsize and large day spas and hair salons. Primary features include booking management, marketing, sales management, client management, product management, and reporting.

The booking management feature provides a booking wizard, payment management and the ability to send SMS and email reminders. These reminders help salons reduce no-shows and allow clients to confirm their bookings. The SMS and email marketing feature send out birthday messages, welcome messages and surveys links after each appointment.

Neko Salon provides retail transaction management for sales, refunds, exchanges and gift vouchers. It provides a real-time reporting feature that provides sales, booking and inventory reports.

Neko Salon is offered via subscription pricing. It is also compatible with Android and iOS mobile devices. Support is offered over the phone and through a help site.

AppointmentCare

AppointmentCare appointment scheduler

AppointmentCare is a cloud-based appointment scheduling solution that caters to small and midsize businesses across various industries such as financial services, health care, legal services, salons, spas and more. Key features include automated scheduling, online booking, recurring appointments, room booking management, and multi-location support.

AppointmentCare helps users to customize their booking pages or add booking widgets directly on their website. Users can also create recurring appointments and book multiple appointments in a single time slot. The solution also allows users to send appointment reminders to their customers and clients via SMS texts and email.

Additionally, AppointmentCare uses 128-bit SSL encryption technology to encrypt relevant business communications. The solution also enables customers to self-schedule their appointments via web, phone or text messages.

Services are offered to users on a monthly subscription basis that includes support via phone, email and online FAQs.

Shedul

Shedul appointment scheduler

Shedul by Surge Ventures Inc. is a cloud-based appointment scheduling and business management software solution. It offers slot booking, calendar management, product management, service management and a point of sale (POS) functionalities within a suite. The product caters to caters to the needs of hair and beauty salons, massage centers, spas and saunas, health clinics, gyms and trainers industry segments.

Shedul allows customers to book appointments online via a browser app or mobile app. Shedul also allows users to send automated reminders or alerts to customers about appointments, events, and offers. The activity dashboard allows users to keep track of their daily activities, such as booking dates, notifications, and actions.

Schedul also offers retail management, which allows users to manage POS transactions, invoicing, receipts and taxes.

Other features of the product include appointment preferences, appointment histories, contact details, and future bookings. The vendor offers online and knowledge base support to the customers.

MINDBODY

MINDBODY appointment scheduler

MINDBODY is cloud-based club management and appointment scheduling solution designed for the needs of small to midsize businesses. The product is primarily used by gyms, fitness, and personal training centers, salons, spas and massage centers, wellness centers, dance schools, and yoga studios.

MINDBODY offers features such as scheduling with wait list management, appointment booking through Facebook, automated scheduling of email and texts and online bookings. Memberships can be managed through MINDBODY as well.

MINDBODY also features a toolset for marketing management. With MINDBODY, notifications and alerts can be set up for customers, targeted marketing campaigns can be launched and marketing reports can be generated and assessed.

MINDBODY also offers staff management features, which include check-in and check-out management, role-based permissions, payroll management, and calendar integration.

MINDBODY offers custom API access that enables third-party developers to integrate their platforms with the solution. The product offers a marketplace for applications that can be integrated with MINDBODY, such as Spafinder Wellness 365, Xero, Perkville, RelateLOOP, Zcubator and WaiverKing.

Timely

Timely appointment scheduler

Timely is a cloud-based appointment scheduling solution that caters to individual professionals and small and mid-size businesses, including beauty salons, hair salons, health clinics, massage therapists and personal trainers.

Users can run their appointment schedules remotely, generate reports and send notifications and reminders. Features include calendar management, which lets users book or rebook appointments, initiate group bookings and classes, manage recurring bookings and add multiple activities to a single booking.

Timely enables customers to book their tickets online through links embedded in websites or through Facebook. It offers sales and marketing support and reporting features.

This solution also offers automated SMS and email reminders and securely stores customer data including personal details, booking, emails, sales and other notes.

Timely offers integration with third-party applications such as Google Calendar, MailChimp, Xero, ZVend and MYOB.

Timely offers services on a monthly subscription basis that includes support via phone and email.

Appointy

Appointy appointment scheduler

Appointy is a cloud-based scheduling solution that helps professionals and businesses to manage their appointment scheduling activities and routines. The solution can be tailored to suit businesses across industries such as healthcare and wellness, education, medicine, professional services and more.

Appointy provides users with website widgets, which help them to accept appointments directly from their websites and custom sub-domains for booking page are also available. Facebook integration allows users to add booking functionalities directly to a company’s Facebook profile.

Users can also specify available time slots, set event capacity and track attendance. Users can set monthly or weekly restrictions on classes and allows students to schedule recurring classes. Mobile applications for iOS and Android devices are also provided.

Services are offered on a monthly subscription basis that includes support via phone, email and through an online help desk.

ScheduFlow

ScheduFlow appointment scheduler

ScheduFlow by Duoserve is a hybrid appointment scheduling solution that helps users create, view and edit schedules in real-time. The solution allows users to set up customized calendar view that helps them to compare days’ activities for different people and plan activities for the particular week or month. The solution can be hosted in the cloud or deployed on-premise

ScheduFlow features data entry forms and also allows administrators to set privileges at a user level. It encrypts communications and interactions via SSL-encryption technology. It also features a carousel card view, which allows users to view schedules in three dimensions. One-time and recurring appointments, customizable timescales and automatic reminders are also offered to the users.

Additionally, ScheduFlow features enterprise-class reporting, appointment templates, pop-up reminders, resource utilization visuals, and rescheduling functionalities. Mobile applications for Android and iOS devices are also offered by the solution.

Services are offered on a monthly subscription basis that includes support via online ticket portal, knowledgebase, and FAQs.

TimeTap

TimeTap appointment scheduler

TimeTap is a cloud-based appointment scheduling solution that caters to small and midsize businesses across various industries such as consulting, counseling, health care, financial services and more. Key features include recurring appointments, automated schedulings, interaction tracking, interview management, and room booking management.

TimeTap’s client management module helps users to keep track of their clients’ preferences, add notes to a specific client’s profile and monitor the progress of individual appointments over time. Users can also enter multiple standing appointments in the solution’s built-in scheduler at a given time, send email summaries of appointment dates and times and create repeating appointments for specific clients.

Additionally, TimeTap offers users mobile applications for iOS and Android devices that help them to remotely manage their business operations. Services are offered on a per user per month basis.

Support to users is available via phone and email.

Pike13 

Pike13 appointment scheduler

Pike13 is a cloud-based client management and scheduling software solution that targets health and wellness clubs, fitness studios and music and dance studios. This solution features scheduling, billing, client management, reporting functionalities and more.

Pike13 helps users to manage online booking, client sign-up, monthly payment collection, and client notifications. It supports electronic payments, coupons, discounts, and credits. Payroll management is also offered.

Pike13 provides reporting and analytics functionalities to analyze client details and trends. Users can add new client information and manage customer relationships using this tool. Additional notes can be added to client profiles by the user.

Pike13 is accessible via various devices and is PCI DSS compliant. It also integrates with third-party applications such as MailChimp and Emma for email marketing, Smartwaiver for sales and marketing automation and Google Analytics.

Services are offered on a monthly subscription basis that includes support via phone, email and other online resources.

BookedIN

BookedIN appointment scheduler

BookedIN is a cloud-based appointment scheduling app created for booking appointments and collecting payment for services. The platform allows users to set up automatic confirmation messages, reminders and notification receipts. It is a suitable fit for any small businesses or individual entrepreneurs that schedule one-on-one appointments with clients and customers.

BookedIN offers contact management, scheduling and invoicing. Users can configure custom intake forms for their clients to fill out during the scheduling process. The application can also be customized to feature company branding and colors. 

Users can maintain multiple calendars, and BookedIN also tracks client histories including past bookings, payment history, no-shows, client contact information and notes. Mobile scheduling apps are available for iOS and Android devices. 

BookedIN offers a 30-day free trial of their system and multiple pricing tiers for continuing service. Tiers include unlimited booking plans for either one schedule or unlimited schedules with either monthly or annual payments. 

AppointmentPlus

AppointmentPlus appointment scheduler

AppointmentPlus is a cloud-based scheduling tool suitable for businesses of all sizes and industries. It offers configurable appointment setting tools, embeddable features for websites, HIPAA-compliant appointment scheduling for patients and calendar management.

Users can create and maintain individual calendars as well as calendars for their staff. Account access levels can be configured to determine who can edit information and modify appointments. AppointmentPlus enables users to book rooms, create waiting lists and set available hours, among other features.

Clients who set up appointments using the software receive email and text notifications to remind them of appointment times. Users also receive notifications when clients create or modify appointments, make purchases or are added to a waiting list. AppointmentPlus tracks client history and can export data in Excel or HTML format. A “Book Now” button can be embedded in users’ existing websites.

Support is provided through an online knowledge base. Monthly and annual billing options are available.

Setster

Setster appointment scheduler

Setster is a cloud-based appointment scheduling solution which caters to businesses of all sizes across various industries such as retail, education, construction, and advertising. Key features enable users to schedule bookings and sync them with calendars, accept payments, manage staff and create custom notifications.

Setster enables managers to add holidays and staff leave to calendars. Custom rules can be set for sending notifications to clients prior to various appointment types. The solution allows businesses to schedule appointments in real-time for multiple locations. The scheduler also lets organizations set and define buffer times for appointments.

Setster lets managers customize and define when notifications should be delivered to customers and team members. The solution allows integration with Office 365, as well as PayPal and Stripe for online payment processing.

Services are available on a monthly subscription basis and customer support is available via email and an online knowledge base.

BookSteam

BookSteam appointment scheduler

BookSteam is an online appointment scheduling solution. It offers business and customer-facing functionality so that customers/clients can schedule appointments online, while businesses can manage these appointments on the backend. This solution offers online scheduling, database management, email and text message notifications, and online payments.

BookSteam creates a custom website for businesses that display business details, a list of services, client reviews and a “book now” button for accessing and scheduling appointments.

The database management tool allows business to collect and manage customer/client contact information as well as appointment information and history. With this information in hand, businesses can send special offers for customers/clients who are overdue for another appointment.

BookSteam also utilizes email and text reminders to keep clients up-to-date and connected, even while are on-the-go. Clients and staff members receive instant notifications for the scheduled appointment.

Finally, BookSteam offers online credit card payments feature. Specifically, this feature includes keeping cards on file, requiring a deposit as well as simply collecting the full payment.

Schedulicity

Schedulicity appointment scheduler

Schedulicity is an online appointment booking software meant for small businesses and service professionals. It provides convenient solutions for automating the steps involved when making appointments. Schedulicity can be used by lawyers, music teachers, chiropractors, trainers and in many other industries. 

Users get unlimited email marketing capabilities, SMS messaging and a host of tools that help manage business operations. Through powerful search, a client database, an online calendar, and web-based scheduling, Schedulicity helps reduce the number of people required to organize and make appointments.

The user interface features large clickable graphics that represent different business categories. Additionally, the solution offers the ability to customize various sub-categories specific to the industry. 

Genbook

Genbook appointment scheduler

Genbook is a cloud-based appointment scheduling solution that caters to small and midsize businesses across industries such as beauty, wellness, medical, home services and more. Key features include appointment reminders, automated scheduling, online booking and payments, client database and calendar synchronization.

Genbook helps users collect feedback from their customers after their appointments, share these reviews and ratings on social media and link them to Google Search. Genbook’s users can also collect payments or deposits online and in-store and capture credit card details for further processing.

Additionally, Genbook enables users to send reminders to their customers via email or SMS texts. The solution also offers mobile applications for iOS and Android devices and supports integration with multiple search sites such as Facebook, Bing, Citysearch, Instagram and more.

Services are offered per user per month and include support via phone and email.

Acuity Scheduling

Acuity Scheduling appointment scheduler

Acuity Scheduling is the appointment scheduling app to choose when you need to customize your booking process to a fine degree. When you design your booking page, you can allow your clients to choose recurring appointments, if it’s applicable, complete an intake form, and pay in advance for services. You can also offer coupons and give clients the ability to add on services when they book, such as adding a 15-minute foot massage to a pedicure.

On the backend, the level of detail for customization continues. You can choose to let clients reschedule or cancel their appointments or not. You can change the interval for start times of appointments, which is by default every 15 minutes. You can put a limit on how far in advance or with how much short notice clients can book an appointment. And you can even enable an option called “Make me look busy,” which automatically hides some available times so you don’t seem desperate.

When you’re ready to make your booking page live, you can share it via a direct link, embed it into your website using a few different options, or create a booking button or booking bar. Acuity also has mobile apps to access your account from the business side, letting you update your availability from an Android or iOS device.

Supported Payment Systems: Authorize.net, Braintree, PayPal, Square, or Stripe; with additional options to use two services: Stripe and PayPal or Square and PayPal

Supported Calendars: Google Calendar, iCloud, Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Outlook.com

Acuity Scheduling Pricing: Free with limited features; paid plans from $15/month

Appointlet

Appointlet appointment scheduler

While several appointment scheduling apps offer a free tier of service, Appointlet’s is among the most generous, making it the service to choose if not quite ready to invest in a service. With Appointlet, you can create a simple booking page with your availability that you can then share directly with clients, patients, or customers.

Convenient options, such as the ability to add a buffer time around bookings, help keep you in control of your appointments. In the same screen that you set up different types of appointments that people can book, you also can customize reminder messages that will be sent to them before the appointed time.

Appointlet lets you create more than one booking page if you need, where you can customize details such as location, price, appointment duration, and cancellation policy. Each service can also have its own intake form for your clients.

Once Appointlet confirms a new booking, it automatically syncs with your Google Calendar or Office 365 calendar; one of those calendars is required to use the app. Appointlet will also send a calendar invite to the client.

With the free version of the app, you get as many appointments, meeting types, and form fields as you need. You can add your business’s logo, but you can’t get rid of Appointlet’s branding or customize confirmation or reminder messages.

Supported Payment Systems: Stripe

Supported Calendars: Google Calendar, Office 365

Appointlet Pricing: Free; paid plans from $10/month per person

Gigabook

GigaBook appointment scheduler

Despite the fact that it looks a little old school, Gigabook is a serviceable appointment booking app with great options for businesses that have a variety of needs. If you manage physical resources, such as equipment or vehicles, Gigabook has tools that make it possible to do so. If you have multiple staff members, multiple business locations, or if you take appointments at your client’s location, Gigabook allows you to manage those factors, too.

If you’re new to appointment scheduling, the setup wizard makes sure you don’t forget to anything, from the different locations you might use for appointments to reminders that you can send your clients. It offers other details, such as the ability to automatically add buffer time between appointments for setup, breakdown, or travel time. You’ll also find some lightweight project management tools, to-do lists, as well as invoicing and payment services, should you need them.

GigaBook’s look leaves something to be desired, but its tools are straightforward and intuitive to use. It’s a good option if you’re new to appointment scheduling and need to tack on some extra tools to help you run your business.

Supported Payment Systems: Authorize.net, Braintree, PayPal, and Stripe

Supported Calendars: Google, iCloud, Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Outlook

GigaBook Pricing: $15/month, plus $8/month for each person added to the account

ScheduleOnce

ScheduleOnce appointment scheduler

ScheduleOnce is an appointment booking app that’s adept at handling packages or a series of appointments. For example, say you offer a set of three coaching sessions for one price. Any clients who purchase this package need to choose three booking dates and times, not just one. ScheduleOnce has all the usual booking services you’d expect to find in the best appointment schedule apps, too, but being able to account for a package of appointments makes it unique.

ScheduleOnce can also handle other advanced booking types, such as team bookings. On the business side, it has tools for doling out appointment assignments to a team as well, such as assigning upcoming appointments in a round-robin style or by pooling all staff availability.

You can change the design of your booking page easily, too, which isn’t possible with many other appointment scheduling apps. The same goes for editing forms created in ScheduleOnce, where it’s easy to define and rearrange questions on intake forms that are unique for each appointment type. The app also has options for scheduling rooms and resources, such as vehicles and equipment, as well as invoicing and revenue reports. And while there’s no mobile app, there is a mobile-optimized site so that you can access your account from nearly anywhere.

ScheduleOnce can help your business run more efficiently with a comprehensive booking system. 

Supported Payment Systems: PayPal

Supported Calendars: Google Calendar, iCloud, Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Outlook

ScheduleOnce pricing: Starting at $9/month per person

Setmore

Setmore appointment scheduler

Appointment booking app Setmore sets itself apart from other apps in its class in two ways. First, it’s the only service listed here that includes desktop apps, which let you see your appointments even if you’re offline. Second, it supports integrations with a long list of business software, including MailChimp, QuickBooks, Salesforce, Zendesk, and Zoho CRM.

Setmore also supports a comfortable list of website builders, and it gives you the right code to copy and paste into each one wherever you want to display self-service booking options to your clients. It has copy-and-paste-ready code for Adobe Muse, Weebly, Wix, WordPress, plus sites running on Joomla and Drupal. There’s a Facebook plugin as well.

Setmore can send reminders before an appointment to not only your clients but also your staff. If you run a business in which your clients like to book with a particular staff member, Setmore is a great option because you can create individual booking pages for each person on your team. Setmore has one of the more generous free tiers of service that includes support for 20 staff members, automated email reminders, and a booking page. You’ll need a paid account to take payments via Stripe, use SMS reminders, get two-way calendar sync, and offer recurring appointments. For $89/month, you can hire Setmore to take live bookings for you over the phone.

Supported Payment Systems: Stripe

Supported Calendars: Google Calendar, Office 365, Outlook

Setmore Pricing: Free; paid plans from $25/month

SimplyBook

SimplyBook appointment scheduler

Because of how many languages and international payment options it supports, SimplyBook is the best appointment booking app for international businesses. SimplyBook is available in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Russian, Spanish, and Taiwanese. It also offers integration with more than two dozen payment processing services so that you can offer a system that works for your customers.

The setup process couldn’t be any more lovely, as clear instructions walk you through your options for creating appointment types and add-on services. You can choose a color theme and background for your booking page website. And because SimplyBook is so conscious of the global business community, it only makes sense that it offers Facebook integration, too, for people who do most of their business through the social network (as is the norm in many countries). All SimplyBook plans are HIPAA-compliant, including the free plan, which lets you manage 50 bookings per month.

SimplyBook also offers a dashboard and reports so you can monitor your business. You can see how many bookings have been canceled, workload per employee, online reviews of your business, as well as all the text message reminders that have gone out from your account.

SimplyBook works well and has thoughtful options for businesses around the world. While it no longer offers mobile apps for account holders (it used to), it does have a mobile-optimized website that lets you access your account and see what bookings you have on the table.

Supported Payment Systems: 2Checkout, Alipay, Asiapay, Authorize, Blockchain, Borgun, CCAvenue, Dwolla, ECPay, Korta.is, Gocoin, Liqpay, Mollie, Pagar.Me, Payfast, Payfort, Paymentwall, PayPal, PayU Latin America, PaySafeCard, PayTabs, Pinpayments, Robokassa, Skrill, Square, Stripe, Swish, TapPay, Virtual Card Services, Worldpay, and Zooz.

Supported Calendars: Google Calendar, Outlook

SimplyBook Pricing: Free; paid plans from $9.90/month

Square Appointments

Square Appointments appointment scheduler

If your business already uses the payment processing service Square, consider choosing the appointment booking app from the same company. Square Appointments is designed to help business owners get clients onto their schedule quickly and painlessly. As with any other appointment booking service, clients request appointments through an online booking page, which is based on the business’s or staff’s availability. You can set the app to automatically approve appointments, or you can require manual approval.

On the Apple App Store, you can find a Square Appointments app, which is for business owners and staff who want to access the back end of their accounts. Clients and customers can book through your online booking page, which is mobile-optimized. In the app, you can see upcoming appointments, checkout clients when they’ve finished their appointments, and accept payments.

Square Appointments aims for a sleek experience all around, and as such, it doesn’t have as many bells and whistles as some other appointment booking apps. If you’re okay with minimalism, however, it’s a convenient service to use in conjunction with Square, which you can use for client deposits, credit card holds, and payment in advance of service.

Supported Payment Systems: Square POS

Supported Calendars: Google Calendar

Square Appointments Pricing: 2.75 percent per transaction for accounts for individuals; team accounts starting at $50/month and 2.5 percent plus $0.10 per transaction

SuperSaas

SuperSaas appointment scheduler

SuperSaas is an appointment booking tool that allows for a fine level of detail in customizing what kind of business you have and what types of appointments you offer. Setup is simple and clear, although the backend interface is a little ugly.

SuperSaas offers a well-rounded bundle of appointment booking tools, including support for a number of payment processing services, email and SMS reminders for clients, integrations with both websites and Facebook, and more. The free tier of service gives you the ability to hold up to 50 future appointments and register no more than 50 clients. The free tier of service is ad-supported, however, and it doesn’t offer calendar syncing. That said, the entry-level paid plan is the lowest priced one on this list of the best appointment scheduling apps. For $8/month, you can hold reservations for 100 bookings, and you can store an unlimited number of client profiles in the account.

Supported Payment Systems: ePay, Mollie, PayPal, PayU, Stripe

Supported Calendars: Google Calendar, Outlook, or any calendar with a public URL

SuperSaas Pricing: Free; paid plans from $8/month

vCita

vCita appointment scheduler

vCita is a whole suite of cloud-based tools for businesses, and it includes at least two that are for booking and managing appointments: Client Portal and Scheduling. It’s very easy to get started with vCita, though slightly more difficult to customize the app deeply to your needs. In addition, it offers billing and invoicing lead generation and marketing campaign tools for email and SMS.

One of the selling points of using vCita for appointment scheduling is that it provides ways for you to develop relationships with customers. Some of the tools aren’t strictly unique to vCita, as other appointment scheduling apps allow you to keep notes on your customers; regardless vCita lets you upload attachments, view your history with the client, and even import your client list from another app. vCita also gives you an inbox where you can interact with customers about rescheduling appointments, cancellations, and other details. You can write emails and text messages to go out as a campaign to your client list to promote new services, offer existing special deals, or simply nudge them to schedule their next appointment.

After an appointment takes place, you the business owner or staffer receive an email from vCita asking if you’d like to take any of the following actions next: set a new appointment with the client, send a thank you message, or log it as a missed appointment. These prompts help keep you engaged with the app and active in running your business efficiently.

With a paid plan, you can create a self-service booking page for clients, based on availability for each member of your staff. You also have the option to create a secure client portal where your regulars can log in to manage their information and appointments. The app works with Constant Contact, Facebook, QuickBooks, Weebly, Wix, WordPress, and other tools. 

Supported Payment Systems: PayPal, Stripe

Supported Calendars: Google, iCloud, Outlook, Outlook.com

vCita Pricing: $15/month for scheduling-only; full-featured plans from $29/month

EZnet Scheduler

EZnet Scheduler appointment scheduler

EZnet Scheduler is a cloud-based appointment scheduling application that enables users to access their appointment details from mobile devices.

The solution helps users reduce no-shows, optimize employee efficiency and avoid double-booking. The product is well-suited for the needs of small and midsize businesses, as well as large enterprises.

EZnet Scheduler offers the ability to schedule appointments online, send text, email or voice-based notifications and export user data for analysis. It helps users eliminate double bookings and reduce no-shows appointments. 

The solution also offers capabilities such as adding appointment notes, color coding appointments, credit card integration, mobile device access, custom forms and fields and data security with SSL encryption. Other features include appointment notes, staff and client login, color-coded appointments and drag and drop.

EZnet Scheduler caters to professionals in a range of industries including medical services, animal or pet services, salons and spas, auto repair and property management. Pricing is per month. Support is provided via phone.

AbcSubmit – Drawing website builder tool
 

What you can do with AbcSubmit’s drawing website builder and form builder:

  • wire your web forms and online shop with other apps using our 3-rd party apps or with Zapier platform with more than 1000 existent apps.
  • draw your websites using our online tool.
  • accept payments online with PayPal, Stripe, Braintree, Cash on delivery and so on.
  • create an online calendar for your appointments scheduling.
  • create advanced workflows for your forms and eCommerce website.
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How to Choose the Best Website Builder

Website builders are the best solution for individuals and businesses to start a presentation website, eCommerce or blog without hiring a developer. However, finding the best website builder can be tricky for beginners and it’s all about what best fits your needs.

How do you know which one is the right solution for you?

In this article, we’ll help you choose the best website builder by going over the pros and cons of the most popular website builders on the market.

We will be comparing the following website builders in this article. If you are interested in a particular website builder, then just click on the name to skip ahead.

  1. WordPress.org
  2. Wix.com
  3. Gator by HostGator
  4. BigCommerce.com
  5. Shopify.com
  6. Weebly.com
  7. Squarespace.com
  8. GoDaddy Website Builder
  9. WordPress.com
  10. BoldGrid.com
  11. 1&1 IONOS Website Builder
  12. Ucraft.com
  13. SiteBuilder.com
  14. Site123.com
  15. Web.com
  16. Jimdo.com
  17. Duda.co
  18. Strikingly.com

Choosing the Best Website Builder For Your Online Presence

Before comparing the top website builders, we recommend that you write down what you want to do with your website.

What are your goals and what features would you like to see on your website.

For example, you can write down things like: have a blog section, photo gallery, online store, reservation system, contact form, slider, etc.

Most website builders offer a drag and drop user interface to build your website. You can take advantage of the trial accounts to test drive before you make your final decision or even creating a free website with some of them.

Next, you need to consider your growth options. Will you be adding regular updates to your website? Do you need a blog section? Would you be selling more products on your website in the future?

You need to make sure that the website builder you choose is capable of handling your needs as your business grows.

That being said, let’s take a look at the top website builder platforms to make your website without hiring a developer.

1. WordPress(self-hosted WordPress)

 

Publish your product catalog on WordPress

WordPress.org is the world’s most popular website building platform. Over 28% of all websites on the internet are powered by WordPress.

Note: There are two versions of WordPress available. There are self-hosted WordPress.org and WordPress.com. We will talk about WordPress.com later in this article. 

The self-hosted WordPress tops our list of best website builder due to its popularity, powerful features, scalability, and ease of use.

WordPress is a free and open source website builder. This means that you have maximum control over your website compared to any other builder in this list.

Unlike other website builders, you will need a WordPress hosting account and host your own website (this is a lot easier than it sounds).

Pros

WordPress gives you complete control of every aspect of your website. It can be used to build any kind of website. For example, an eCommerce store, community forums, a social network, a membership website, and more.

There are thousands of pre-made WordPress themes that you can use for your website’s design. It also has amazing drag and drop page builders like Beaver Builder and Divi which allow you to easily create your own page layouts.

You’ll also get access to more than 50,000 free WordPress plugins. These are like apps for WordPress that adds additional features and functionality to your website.

WordPress is fully translated into dozens of languages and can be easily used to create multilingual websites.

Cons

You will have to manage your own website, which means you will need to familiarize yourself with a new system. This slight learning curve is easily overcome by most users, but it does feel a bit difficult in the beginning.

You will also have to keep up with WordPress updates, plugin updates, and create backups.

Pricing:

WordPress software is available for free, but you will need a domain name and web hosting which typically costs $14.99/year and $7.99 per month respectively.

2. Wix.com

 

Create a product catalog on AbcSUbmit and publish it on your Wix website

Wix is another popular cloud-based website builder. It offers ease of use combined with a powerful set of features to easily build your website.

Pros

Wix is a fully hosted platform, so you will not have to pay for hosting. You get access to hundreds of templates to choose for your website’s design. Each template is fully editable with their intuitive drag and drop site builder.

It also comes with dozens of free and paid apps that you can install on your website. These apps allow you to add new features and functionality to your website. Some of them are created by Wix, and others are created by third-party developers.

Wix offers a free plan with limited bandwidth and storage. However, you can use this plan to test drive their drag and drop website builder. It does not include a domain name, so if you decide to keep your website, then you may want to upgrade to a premium plan.

You also get a free SSL with all Wix plans, but you will need to turn it on for your website.

Cons

Free and Connect Domain plans will show Wix branded ads on your website. You’ll need to upgrade to their Combo or Unlimited plan to remove those ads.

If you ever decide to move your website away from Wix, then you will find it quite complicated to do so.

Their Connect Domain plan which costs $9.16 per month only lets you connect a custom domain name, so you’ll still have to buy a domain name separately.

Pricing

Wix offers a limited free plan with a Wix branded subdomain. You can connect a domain for $9.16 per month. Their combo plan starts at $14.95/month and will get you a free domain name. The e-commerce plan costs $26.25 per month.

3. BigCommerce

Bigcommerce website builder

BigCommerce is one of the most powerful website builder platforms to build an online store. If you’re looking to create an eCommerce website that scales, then BigCommerce is the platform for you. It comes with all the essential features built-in, so you can keep your overhead low and margins high.

Pros

BigCommerce is a fully hosted eCommerce solution, so you don’t have to worry about website speed, security, or updates. They handle the server and technical side for you, so you can focus on growing your business.

Unlike other hosted eCommerce solutions, BigCommerce has a native integration with WordPress which allows you to leverage the flexibility of WordPress while taking advantage of the headless eCommerce power of BigCommerce. In simple terms, your website will be fast and secure no matter how much traffic you get.

BigCommerce integrates with all popular payment gateways including Stripe, PayPal, Apple Pay, Square, Amazon Pay, Visa Checkout, Chase Pay, Ayden, and more. Unlike Shopify, BigCommerce doesn’t charge a transaction fee for you to use these payment gateways.

You can start with one of their many pre-made website templates and customize it to match your needs using their easy drag & drop website builder.

BigCommerce comes with many features built-in to handle conversion rate optimization such as cart abandonment, improved product search, product reviews, coupons, and more.

The best part is their dashboard that lets you see the metrics to help you grow your business with confidence.

Cons

If you are just starting out, then you will find BigCommerce pricing a bit higher than other website builders in the list.

Since it’s a proprietary platform, migrating away from BigCommerce will be difficult.

Pricing

BigCommerce comes with a 15-day free trial for all plans. Their basic plans at $29.95 per month which comes with all the essential features that you will need. You can upgrade to the plus plan which costs $79.95 per month for additional conversion optimization features. Their pro plan costs $249.95 per month which has all the advanced features you may need.

The best part about BigCommerce when compared to Shopify and other third-party eCommerce platforms is that they have a seamless integration with WordPress which can be a huge plus if you want to combine the flexibility of WordPress with the power of BigCommerce.

4. Gator by HostGator

Gator is a brand new website builder by HostGator, one of the most popular web hosting provider in the world. The Gator builder is an all-in-one website building & hosting solution.

Pros

Gator is a fully hosted platform, so you don’t have to worry about the software, updates, or backups.

It has an intuitive website builder that lets you choose from 200+ professional website design templates. Each design comes with simple customization options that you can configure from the builder itself.

You can edit any item on a page with a simple point and click interface. You can also drag and drop commonly used items like images, videos, photo gallery, text, columns, maps, and contact forms.

You also have access to a built-in stock photo library, so you can find and add beautiful photos on your website.

All paid plans also include a free custom domain name for your website. The eCommerce plan also comes with the ability to set up an online store and sell your products online.

Since Gator is a paid product, they don’t sell your data or show any ads on your website.

Cons

Unlike some of the other options on the list, Gator doesn’t have a free plan. They also do not offer a free trial.

Like other proprietary builders in the list, you cannot hire a developer to help you significantly modify your website design or add new features to your website.

Pricing

Gator paid plans starts from $3.84 per month, $5.99 per month for premium, and $9.22 for eCommerce plan.

Gator can be used to build a small business website, a store with limited items, or a photo gallery. However, it is no match for the power of the most popular website builder, WordPress.

5. Shopify.com

Shopify is a website builder designed specifically for online stores and e-commerce websites. It powers more than half a million businesses with 1 million active users. Over 40 Billion dollars worth of products has been sold on Shopify’s platform.

Pros

Shopify is an all-in-one fully hosted solution, this means you don’t have to worry about managing software, installing updates, or keeping backups. Shopify does all that for you.

It offers integrated payment solution called Shopify Payments. You can also add third-party payment gateways to accept payments.

As an eCommerce website builder, Shopify comes with full inventory management, unlimited products, powerful stats, easy marketing solutions, all neatly wrapped under one roof. They have hundreds of designs to choose from, and you will never need to add code.

With its intuitive drag and drop interface, Shopify makes it super-easy to create a full-fledged e-commerce store. They also offer in-store POS, which allows you to sell products at your location while accepting all credit cards and taking advantage of Shopify’s inventory, shipping, marketing, and stats management tools.

You can even integrate Shopify into WordPress, allowing you to use both great solutions at the same time.

Cons

If you are just starting out, then you may find Shopify’s pricing a bit higher than some other website builders in this list.

If you ever want to move your website away from Shopify, you will find it quite difficult to do so.

Pricing

Shopify’s basic plan will cost you $29 per month. You can upgrade it to Shopify for $79 per month or Advanced Shopify for $299 per month. Shopify also offers a Shopify Lite plan for $9 per month, which basically allows you to add a buy button on any website.

If you want a hassle-free e-commerce website builder, then Shopify may be the perfect option for you.

6. Weebly.com

Publish product catalog on Weebly

Weebly is an easy to use website builder with tons of great designs. It includes a beautifully crafted page builder which allows you to edit your website without learning any coding skills.

Pros

Weebly is a fully hosted platform, so you don’t need to install and manage any software. They take care of hosting your website and managing all the software that runs in the backend.

It comes with dozens of website designs to use as a starting point for your website. These gorgeous designs are fully editable using Weebly’s live page editor.

Weebly also comes with built-in support for e-commerce. This allows you to easily create an online store and start selling.

Each Weebly site comes with built-in features for contact forms, photo galleries, sliders, and more. This allows you to easily add features to your website without any complicated setup process.

Cons

Weebly is a fully hosted platform so you are locked to the features they offer. You cannot hire a developer or designer to add new functionality or feature to your website.

Weebly charges 3% transaction fees on every purchase made through your eCommerce store. You’ll need to upgrade to their business plan to avoid these additional fees.

Pricing

Weebly comes with a very basic free plan. Their paid plans start from $8 per month billed annually. The pro plan costs $12 per month, and it’s business plan costs $25 per month.

7. Duda.co

Duda website builder software

When the first iPhone made its mark on the world, Duda’s founders had an idea of how important mobile websites might become as a result. Founded in 2008, this company has specialized in, you guessed it, mobile websites.

However, Duda’s Responsive Website Builder, the product we are going to focus on in this review, is not primarily about mobile websites. Obviously, responsive websites are part of the deal, meaning your website visitors will see an optimized site whether they are looking at it on a computer, a tablet, or a smartphone. But Duda wants to be much more than just another website builder.

Not only is there a feature that will help you create multilingual websites, but there is also a unique website personalization tool. This enables you to send your visitors’ customized offers based, for example, on their browsing history or the city they live in.

All of this comes at a price, however – compared to their competitors, Duda’s Website Builder is not exactly cheap. Nevertheless, you can try it out risk-free – there’s a 30-day trial period, which is completely free and comes with no strings attached.

 

Pros


Great for multilingual websites

In our view, Duda has the most powerful system to create a website in different languages. A pity, blog articles, and e-commerce products currently can’t be translated.

Website Personalization Tools

This is surprisingly powerful! Send specific messages to your website visitors, for example, based on their location or on the time of the day.

Easy drag-and-drop editor

If you are looking for an intuitive way to create a website, Duda should be on your list.

Backup and Restore feature

Want to carry out a major change to your website? Simply create a backup and restore the site if something goes wrong.

 

Cons 


Quite expensive

Not only is there no real free plan, but Duda’s paid plans are also starting at a much higher level than most of their competitor’s. Please note that you can get pretty much the same product (a white-label version) from 1&1 Ionos at a lower price.

No app store available

In comparison to Wix or Weebly, there is no App Store with additional features. You can still add new functionalities like live chat or a booking feature, but that has to be done in a manual way.

8. GoDaddy Website Builder

GoDaddy is one of the largest domain names and hosting service providers in the world. They offer a simple and elegant website builder complete with hosting included.

Pros

GoDaddy Website Builder is a simple and easy tool to create professional looking websites. It comes pre-loaded with several ready to use blocks that you can drag and drop to build different layouts.

It also has an integrated photo library with professional images from Getty Photography that you can use on your website. You can also upload your own photos and create image galleries.

GoDaddy website builder works on smaller screens too. This allows you to work on your website on the go using your mobile phone or tablet.

Cons

It is not as feature rich and flexible as most other website builders on this list. It offers a limited set of features with fewer design options.

It is quite difficult to move your website from GoDaddy Website Builder to WordPress.

Pricing

Personal plan costs $5.99/month, the business plan for $9.99/month, and business plus plan for $14.99/month. All plans are billed annually.

GoDaddy Website Builder can be used for a basic website with a few pages. However, it is not a good choice to build content-rich websites.

9. WordPress.com

WordPress.com is a blog and website hosting service run by Automattic. It is created by Matt Mullenweg, the co-founder of WordPress open source software, hence the name WordPress.com.

However, WordPress.com is not the same as self-hosted WordPress.org. 

Pros

WordPress.com is a website hosting service. Built on top of the same WordPress software but with a totally custom user experience. You don’t have to worry about the software and backups as WordPress.com takes care of it.

Their free and paid plans have a different set of features. All plans allow users to choose from hundreds of free and paid WordPress themes. You can then use the built-in customizer to add your site title, use widgets, add navigation menus, and so on.

It doesn’t offer the same drag and drop functionality of other website builders. However, you can easily customize designs to a certain extent.

Cons

You cannot install custom plugins or themes unless you upgrade to their business plan.

Premium and lower plans do not have e-commerce features or third-party ad network support. With the business plan, you can use WooCommerce and third-party ad networks. However, you will still have to follow WordPress.com’s terms and conditions.

Pricing

The basic plan is free but is extremely limited. Their personal plan starts with $4 per month billed annually and includes a custom domain. Premium plan costs $8.25 per month billed annually and it gives you the ability to monetize your site and advanced design customization. Business plan costs $24.92 per month billed annually, and it gives you the ability to have E-commerce and custom plugins.

10. BoldGrid

Bold grid website builder software

BoldGrid is a new kind of website builder that is built on top of WordPress. It is available as a standalone WordPress plugin as well as a fully hosted website builder suite.

Pros

BoldGrid is built on top of WordPress, so you get full advantage of WordPress with the customized user experience. BoldGrid’s website builder allows you to choose a professional design from their gallery of themes.

After that, you can customize those designs with a drag and drop customizer. You can point and click on any item in the preview section to edit its properties. You can change colors, fonts, layouts, navigation menus, and widgets with ease.

Need a staging website? BoldGrid creates one for you with a single click. This allows you to test out your new designs, layouts, plugins, and themes before making it live for everyone to see.

It also comes with a full WYSIWYG page editor. No more guesswork when editing your pages in WordPress. You’ll get exactly what you see on your page editor window. You can also use GridBlocks to simply drag and drop elements to your page and build your own layouts from scratch.

All BoldGrid themes are ready for WooCommerce. This allows you to easily create a storefront using BoldGrid’s drag and drop builder.

Cons

BoldGrid runs on top of WordPress, so you will still need a self-hosted WordPress.org website to use it.

But the good part is backups are included through BoldGrid backups, so you don’t have to worry about that.

Pricing

BoldGrid basic plugin is available as a free download. You’ll need a WordPress hosting account and a domain name to install and use it. We recommend using InMotion Hosting because they are an official BoldGrid hosting provider.

This means you can easily setup BoldGrid with a few clicks on InMotion Hosting’s platform.

If you want to use WordPress but with the ease of hosted drag and drop website builders, then BoldGrid would be perfect for you.

11. 1&1 IONOS Website Builder

1and1-ionos-website builder

1&1 Website Builder is a premium website builder designed specifically for small businesses, individuals, and starter websites.

Pros

The 1&1 IONOS Website builder is a fully-hosted solution to easily create a website in minutes. It comes with hundreds of professionally designed templates to create fully functional business websites.

All templates are mobile friendly out of the box and your website will look great on all devices.

Select your industry to get a template that already contains the content matching your needs. You can tweak it as little or as much you like with user-friendly interface.

Each plan comes with a free domain name and your own branded email addresses. Support is available 24 / 7 via phone, live chat, or email.

Cons

There are no integrations or third-party extensions that you can install to your website for new features.

The website builder and online store builder are two separate products. If you want to start an online store, then you need to sign up for their online store builder.

Pricing

They are running a $1 for six months offer on all their plans. Regular prices start from $7 per month (Essential), $10 per month (Business), and $20 per month (Pro).

12. Ucraft

Ucraft website builder software solution

Ucraft offers an easy to use website builder for blogs and businesses wanting to add a shopping cart and start selling products.

Pros

Ucraft comes with a drag and drop website builder with dozens of templates to choose from. All website designs are fully mobile friendly. Getting started with a basic website takes only a few minutes and requires no technical skills.

They offer a limited free plan and let you add your own custom domain name. All paid plans include one free domain registration.

All paid plans also include eCommerce features with more than 70 payment methods to accept online payments. Other notable features include on-site search, Google Fonts, multi-currency stores, multilingual website, discount coupons, and more.

Ucraft also has integrations available for several third-party tools and services like Google Analytics, Live Chat, Zendesk, Intercom, and more.

Cons

There are enough integrations available but you are only limited to those currently available.

The pro website plan lets you add only 50 products at a time. You will need the Pro Shop plan to add more products.

Pricing

Ucraft offers a limited free plan with the ability to connect your own domain name. Their paid plans start from $10 per month for Pro Website, $21 per month for Pro Shop, $39 per month for BigCommerce.

 

13. Sitebuilder.com

Sitebuilder website builder software

SiteBuilder’s drag-and-drop editor will get your basic website out of the blocks fast. – but creating very basic sites is really all it’s suitable for. If you want anything more, SiteBuilder won’t be powerful enough for you.

Here at Website Builder Expert, we want to give you the best and most accurate information we can. That’s why we spend hours researching every single builder we review.

SiteBuilder scored well for its ease of use but struggled to keep up with its competitors in all other areas, including features and value for money. As a result, it came in as the lowest scoring website builder, achieving only 3.6 stars out of five.

So why did it score so poorly? We look at all kinds of factors in our research, from the value for money to customer support; SiteBuilder covers the basics, but it lacks the high-quality features and design customizability that enable it to support a more developed website.

In truth, there are other builders on the market which do a much better job.

While SiteBuilder’s simplicity may be fine for you right now, it just doesn’t have the juice to power and scale your website in the long-term. It’s like relying on a scooter instead of the family car.

Building your website isn’t a one-off project. It’s just the beginning.

Pros

Ease of use is SiteBuilder’s number one priority, and the website builder scored 4.3 stars out of five in our ease of use testing. This score reflects how SiteBuilder delivers in the early stages of website building. But, the more our users wanted to customize their pages, the more frustrated they grew with its restrictions.

SiteBuilder supports Social Login, which means you can sign up with just one click using your Google or Facebook account. This saves a surprising amount of time and hassle!

Then it’s straight down to business. You must pick a domain (for example, www.mybeautifulwebsite.com), choose your plan, and enter your payment details. Pay up front whether you choose a monthly, yearly or two-year plan. Once you’ve confirmed your purchase, you can get building!

The editor kicks off with a brief ‘guided tour’. Staring at a blank screen or an uncustomized template can be intimidating, so the tour helps to get you started.

SiteBuilder’s guided tour introduces all the editor’s tools and helps you get started
Basic template tweaks: very easy
SiteBuilder has pre-filled templates for you to edit. This guides your design, gives you a layout to work with and makes it easy to visualize how your site will look once it’s live.

SiteBuilder’s drag-and-drop controls give you easy control over basic template tweaks.

It’s not the ‘pure drag-and-drop’ of Wix – you can’t move anything anywhere – but you do get a straightforward editor that doesn’t require any coding knowledge.

Adding photos is a breeze, as long as you upload them from your computer or use SiteBuilder’s large library of free stock images.

All your uploaded snaps are stored in your SiteBuilder file manager, which means you won’t have to upload the same photo twice.

Cons

It’s easy enough to add pages, sections, and extra features to your SiteBuilder site by dragging them onto the template.

The trouble comes when you want to customize and rearrange them.

Sections have to be arranged one after the other, and can’t be laid out next to each other instead. This really reduces your layout choices.

What’s more, you can’t move features and sections between pages. For example, if you have a customized map on your homepage, you can’t move it to a new page later on.

To use an analogy, imagine you’re hanging pictures in your new home. In time, you’re going to want to move pictures around your house – not just around the same wall!

Pricing

The half-price offer only applies to your initial ‘payment term’ (month, year or two years). Then you’ll be automatically billed the full rate – as much as $442.80 for two years of SiteBuilder eCommerce.

Intro discounts are nice, but your website builder is a long-term relationship. Don’t be distracted by the 50% off deal – you need to budget for the long haul, and we don’t think SiteBuilder is worth it in the long term.

As with most other website builders, you save money overall by paying for a year or two up front.

14. Site123.com

Site123 online website builder

There are seemingly thousands of different ways to build a website today. SITE123 is one of the best-known brands in the website builder product type. Back in the day, the only way people could have a website was by hiring a programming professional to write the source code.

This would take quite some time, starting with researching for a professional, then getting in touch with him, explaining the needs, learning how it could be done on his end, etc. And what would take the most time of all was the actual professional’s work in building the website itself.

The internet was in its beginnings and even the most experienced professionals would face many issues when programming. The code languages were not as bold as they are today. They were still under development and that was a major problem.

Luckily, you do not have to face all the trouble of learning these programming languages or even contacting a programmer to do so. As the internet evolved, so did the tools available out there. And many of them are set to save you lots of time in these kinds of processes. In the specific operation of building a website, there are many options available, and among them is SITE123. It is here to change everything you have known about website builders.

Pros


FANTASTIC SEO results – SITE123 Built with an amazing code that delivers great SEO results for any website.

Responsive Web Design – with SITE123 your website look good on all devices (desktops, tablets, and phones).


Ready-made Styles and Layouts – You can edit your website’s layout, setting up different kinds of menus… the most important thing is that you can change your website’s layout as many time as you want and your site still have a professional look and feel.


56 different languages to build your website – It’s amazing! You can build your website in almost any language you want.


Cons


No access to the source code – you can’t add any code to your website for whatever reasons you may have.


Visible advertisements on the free plan – There are SITE123 ads on the free plan. To get rid of them, you just need to upgrade your account.


Not designed to handle complex e-commerce needs – To be fair, SITE123 does have better e-commerce tools than most standard website builders, and it makes it possible to work with small and mid-sized online stores but not with big e-commerce websites.


No user access area – they do not provide a user access area yet

Pricing

Well for starters, Site123 do offer a free plan. This gives you the ability to build and publish as many websites as you want, 500MB storage, and 1GB bandwidth. Not bad.

The problems with this are that 500MB is too small if you want videos on your site and the small amount of bandwidth can limit your content and traffic.

On top of that, your website will be stamped with Site123 branding, both in your subdomain and on the footer of all your site’s pages.

If you want your website to be taken seriously, investing in a premium plan is a smart idea. Which plan depends on your needs and the image below breaks down exactly what each one offers you.

15. Web.com

Web com is a powerful web hosting company that also provides a lot of other value to its customers. It’s definitely one of the best choices for someone who is just starting out and has no idea how to build or manage a website. Web com provides a lot of support for its customers. To learn more about what this company offers, you should check out as many web com reviews as you find.

Pros

There are so many great things to say about this company but I have to start somewhere so I’ll start with customer service. This is one of the best things about web com. A lot of companies promise to provide you with a dedicated customer service team but web com really delivers.

That great customer service includes minimal wait times and friendly representatives. You can see how that devotion to their customers pays off in the many positive web com customer reviews.

Site Building Tools
Beyond that, your web hosting plan will also come with an advanced suite of site building tools that make it as easy as possible to build your website. The Neo website builder is included at no extra cost! It’s easy to change the design or color schemes as well as add and edit content.

WordPress Compatibility
But if you’re not comfortable learning a new set of tools, you can also use their WordPress content management system or even just pay an additional fee to have a completely custom website built for you. And it does not get any easier than just paying someone else to do it for you!

Helpful Resources
So for those who want as much support as possible, web com is an excellent choice. They also have their own YouTube channel full of helpful, informative, and inspiring videos.

Great Shared Server Plan
At this point, you might be asking yourself how their actual hosting plans stand up to the competition. They provide 3 levels of plans that are very well balanced between affordable price and helpful features.

You can find the specifics about each of these 3 plans in the product line section below. But, basically, the prices range from about $6 per month to $10 per month so even if you want to “splurge” on the premium plan, you are still paying an extremely low price.


Great Uptime
Another important area where web com flexes its muscle is in uptime. Uptime refers to the percentage of time that your website is going to actually be up and running. All servers can experience a variety of troubles that cause a site to crash.

But if your site is being hosted on a server that crashes often, what’s the point of even having a site up at all? Web com has a 99.99% uptime which is the highest you can get in the market. That means that you can rest assured your website is up and running whenever and whatever your visitors want to check out.

Cons

For all that Web.com has to offer, there are some significant contenders that might knock it a few pegs down for some customers.

Bad Live Chat
One issue that they do need to work on is the live chat feature on their website. If you really want to experience the great customer service that they can offer, you are definitely better off calling them up on the phone.

The issues with live chat have nothing to do with the representatives, it’s the feature itself that has a bad habit of experiencing glitches.

Lack of Scalability
A potentially more serious drawback is the lack of dedicated servers and virtual private servers (VPS). All of their plans run on shared servers which works perfectly fine for a website with only limited needs. But if you expect your website to grow beyond those limits, you’re going to need a more powerful server to host it so that you can ensure it’s working at maximum capacity all the time.

Because web com does not have these more powerful services, you might be left in the lurch once your site gets too big. You can transfer your website over to another hosting service that has the powerful servers you need. But transferring a website is not an easy thing to do. So you will need to keep that potential future headache in mind when you make your choice.


Confusing Interface
Even if you aren’t ready to think that far into the future yet, you might find yourself a little disappointed with the user interface which can be a little confusing for some. And while it does offer a WordPress content management system, it is only a limited version of the full WordPress toolset.

So if you are hoping to use WordPress, you might feel like you’re getting cheated out of some important tools and customization options.

Pricing

Web.com pricing for the DIY builder actually starts out affordable and competitive, but then skyrockets to ridiculous rates after 30 days. For example, the introductory Web.com cost for using the website builder starts at just $1.95. But 4 weeks later, the rate jumps to $22.95 per month. That’s much higher than what more modern and feature-rich web builders charge for similar plans and better software. This could explain all of the Web.com reviews with complaints.

The Web.com costs for other plans are similar, with very low rates for the first month, followed by an increase to an amount that’s unreasonably high. Compare Web.com monthly costs to rates from other popular web builders, and you won’t have any problem finding a better deal.

The cost of a custom-built website from Web.com starts at $114.95 per month after the first 30 days. And that’s just for the base plan. If you have greater needs, that cost could increase substantially.

16. Jimdo.com

New logo new look same jimdo website builder

The Creator is Jimdo’s main platform. If you’re familiar with website builders, it’ll be similar to what you’ve seen before.

Jimdo Creator is a fully fledged editing interface. You can add in your own content, resize things, and drag elements into different positions.

Jimdo Dolphin is an ADI (artificial design intelligence) solution. All you have to do is answer some questions about the type of website you’d like, and Jimdo will create the website for you!

Both are fantastic ways to build a website but cater to very different needs.

Jimdo Creator is for those who want to be in control; you get a decent say over your site’s layout, aesthetic and content.

Jimdo Dolphin is a lot quicker. You can pull things from social media or existing websites onto your new site instantly. It is limited, however, in terms of how much you can edit.

Pros

Here’s what we found to be the pros of using Jimdo — not just in comparison to popular website builders like Weebly and Wix, but as an overall website solution.

Straightforward Sign-Up Process
One of Jimdo’s best features is how quickly you can get up and running. Signing up for the platform is a simple process that involves creating an account, verifying your details through your email, and then choosing which website builder you’d like to use.

One thing to note here — if you’re looking for the easiest, most hands-off way to create your website, the AI web designer is probably your best option. It goes through a series of questions and then creates your website for you, but follows the process up with a detailed, step-by-step tutorial of how to customize your base template. It’s perfect for DIYers who are brand new to building a website.

Simplicity
Jimdo is also seriously simple to use, which makes it hard to mess up your website design. Once you choose a template (or have one created for you with the AI builder), you’re pretty much locked into the layout provided.

The DIY website builder is drag and drop, but it has its limitation — you can add new elements to the page, but only within the template structure you’re already given (and limited to the elements provided — but more on that in a bit).

And if you’re using the AI builder, you’re given even more structure (with that comes limitations, but again — we’ll get there). With this option, you have less drag-and-drop and more choose from what they give you. You can customize the styles on the page (like fonts and colors), and you can add premade sections and blocks, but you don’t get the ability to add elements willy nilly.

The whole setup is like painting by numbers.

There are obvious drawbacks to this setup, which I will cover in the disadvantages, but it is a real advantage to having limited but accessible design options.

Website Builder Options
Part of what makes Jimdo unique is they offer two design routes — you can either use their AI website builder, which gathers information for you and creates a template based on your answers to questions like “what is your website for?” and “what is your preferred design style?”. From there, Jimdo walks you through a step-by-step tutorial for customizing your assigned website template.

Or, you can take the DIY-approach. In this approach, you select your industry and are provided with a selection of website templates to choose from. Then, you can customize the template with Jimdo’s drag and drop editor. This method is slightly more advanced but still straightforward and controlled enough to keep newbies in check.

One thing to note if you’re going the DIY route — I found that your industry selection doesn’t matter. I was given the same templates to choose from whether I chose business or healthcare or skipped the industry question altogether.

Note: When using Jimdo for the purposes of this review, I created an additional Jimdo account through a new browser window to go through the sign-up process again and was automatically assigned to the AI website builder. Of course, there’s always a chance for user error, but as a brand new, inexperienced customer to the platform… it was confusing. It’s a potential con for using the platform, but not because of the actual user experience of the builder — it’s just a bit confusing and unclear when signing up.

Some Product Integration
Another benefit of Jimdo is their product integrations. Aside from offering DNS and hosting services, Jimdo also offers e-commerce functionality with their paid plan (one thing to note — in order to get e-commerce functionality, you do need to choose between the two higher-priced tiers.)

We’ll talk more about pricing in a moment, but just know that you could get the same (or better) functionality for less elsewhere.

European Presence
For U.S. users, this isn’t really a pro or a con, but for those in the EU, Jimdo’s European presence makes it a strong competitor.

Jimdo is a German company and operates data centers in Europe. As a European company, this means that Jimdo’s data protection and privacy standards are much stronger thanks to the EU’s new laws on data and privacy.

Additionally, if you are a US company who needs an EU microsite for an EU audience, Jimdo makes GDPR a bit easier than some website builders focused on the US market.

Cons


But of course, no review would be complete without looking at the downsides. Every piece of software will have complaints. Let’s look at 3 specific cons I found.

Plans + Pricing


Jimdo’s pricing and plan structure are a bit confusing. When first signing up, You can see that paid plans start at $9/month paid annually, which includes your own domain, free hosting but only a 10-page limit.

However, if you choose a free plan and want to upgrade (which I did), the pricing options appear differently from inside your account.

Aside from the convoluted information, the actual competitiveness of the plans and pricing structure leaves something to be desired (err, actually a *lot* to be desired).

Compared to competitors like Wix, Gator, and Weebly, Jimdo is more expensive and has more restrictive limits.

Their free plan doesn’t even offer mobile-friendly site design (a pretty standard design feature in today’s world), and you can’t get basic Search Engine Optimization features until their mid-tier plans. Even the mid-tier Grow plans have hard limits on the number of pages and on bandwidth usage (which to me seems like a double-limit). And I’m all for over-delivering on low expectations, but the support options are seriously deficient.

Plus, there’s no option to pay monthly, so you’re locked in for a year.

In short, using Jimdo is going to be more expensive than going with a competitor and more restrictive due to the design and technical limitations (more on that shortly), regardless of whether you’re using it for a year or just a few months.

Limited Feature Set – Design
With any technology product, there is almost always a trade-off between convenience and control (think Android vs. iOS)

And you can really see this trade-off with the Jimdo website builder. The convenience of their design setup is great. It’s straightforward, fast, and not confusing at all. It puts your focus solely on getting your content onto the premade template and adding additional elements within the template that may enhance your design/user experience.

However, if you want to go anywhere beyond the basics of design, you are limited with Jimdo. In the DIY website builder, you can edit the color, the font, and the general ‘feel’ of the design. You can also choose from a few variations of the template, which essentially just have different navigation styles.

With pages, you can delete and add sections and move them around, but you cannot add a page unless you add it to the navigation. You can alter the layout, but you certainly cannot edit the CSS, much less add any other design element outside of the pieces they give you.

And if you’re using the AI website builder, you’re limited even further. As I mentioned above, you can add sections and elements based on pre-built blocks, but that’s about it.

The best way to describe it is a ‘paint-by-numbers’ set up. It’s great to have the basics, but if you want to do anything extra or outside of bounds, then you’re out of luck.

If your website is growing, or becoming a bigger part of your business, the design limitations can be crippling. And unlike other website builders that attempt to solve this issue through apps, extensions, or access to the website code or HTML, there is no outlet for a Jimdo website builder website.

Limited Feature Set – Technical
The limitations on design also bleed over into technical limitations.

Technical limitations are features that you don’t know that you want until you want them, and then you find out you can’t have them.

These are things like integrations with Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Google Ads, social sharing options, blogging, and a whole host of every intermediate to advanced marketing tools on the internet. Now, as I mentioned above, Jimdo does give some integrations, like e-commerce and DNS/hosting services. However, there are a ton of technical features that Jimdo doesn’t provide or that are extremely limited.

For example, let’s look at Jimdo’s SEO features. I can edit the page title and description for individual pages, as well as assign noindex, nofollow, or noarchive settings. But aside from that, I’m pretty locked into what I have aside from editing the HTML in text sections on the page. There are no options for sitemaps, Schema, Open Graph settings – much less highly advanced options.

17. Squarespace.com

Publish your online store on Squarespace

Squarespace is a popular fully hosted website builder known for its great designs and ease of use.

Pros

Squarespace comes with enterprise-grade infrastructure for hosting your website. This secure and robust platform allows you to focus on growing your business without worrying about hosting.

Squarespace includes tons of website designs to get started. All of these designs are fully ready for all types of content. They are fully editable, and Squarespace even allows you to use multiple templates for the same website at once.

Adding content to your website is very easy on Squarespace. Just point anywhere on your website and start typing. You can easily drag and drop items on pages to create your own layouts in minutes.

Squarespace also has an e-commerce plan which allows you to add an online store to your website. It offers a nice interface to manage your products, inventory, orders, coupon discounts, and more.

Cons

Squarespace offers limited integrations with third-party service which can be a hurdle in growing your business.

Their e-commerce plans only allow Stripe, Apple Pay, and PayPal for payment processing. You cannot add additional payment gateways.

Pricing

Squarespace websites start from $12 per month and $18 per month. Their online stores start from $26 and $40 per month.

Squarespace is a beautifully designed platform that offers very easy to use features. It can be perfect if you just want to quickly build a website.

18. Strikingly.com

Strikingly website builder software

While Strikingly is not specifically geared towards building mobile sites, it does allow you to easily build responsive websites that can automatically adapt to different screen sizes, from mobile phones to tablets to PCs. What’s more, the sites that you can create with it are single page websites. Basically, these are simple, minimalistic websites that house all of their content in just one page, which is achieved by a layout where vertical scrolling is highly utilized. This layout style, as you can imagine, is perfect for mobile devices as it lends quite well to one hand operation. It’s simplicity makes it a worthy recommend, but it also might be a bit too simple for some.

Pros

Ease of Use: – Keeping very much in line with their simple approach, building a mobile website with Strikingly is incredibly easy and straightforward. Thanks to a ridiculously simple and intuitive editor, you can accomplish everything that you need on just one screen. You do not even need to have any coding or design experience whatsoever; you can click on anything to edit, and publish instantly. Moreover, you can choose from a host of beautiful, professional looking templates so you won’t ever to worry about not having any know how in web design.
Mobile Optimized Out of the Box: – Even if Strikingly is technically not a mobile website builder, at least, not entirely, all of the singe page websites that you can create here are guaranteed to display properly and perfectly on any screen size, whether its on PC or mobile phone. This is thanks to the fact that each and every one of the available templates are responsive, which means that they can automatically adjust to whatever screen size your website is currently being viewed on.
Vast Knowledge Base: – Thanks to an impressively vast knowledge base, you definitely won’t get lost or confused with regards to Strikingly’s service. With over 160 articles to peruse, just about any of your questions are guaranteed to be addressed in their knowledgebase.

Cons

Simplicity: – While some people will definitely fall in love with Strikingly’s simplicity, some might prefer a more advanced approach. For example, some may want to create mobile websites that are content-heavy and, in this case, single page sites are not the way to go. Because of the inherent limitations that websites with only one page possess, they are only best suited for online business cards, simple portfolios, presentations, and the like.
Branding is not Removed From All Paid Plans: – While this is not really that big of a deal, some users may still take issue with the fact that the Strikingly branding is still present in one of the two paid plans. Ideally, much like what other services do with advertisements, the branding should only be present in the free plan and should not be of any inconvenience to paying users.
One-Page Websites May Not Be Advisable for SEO: – Despite the fact that Strikingly websites are search engine optimized, you will always be limited to one page you can link to, which means that you will only ever have one set of meta tags you can specify (unless you go for the higher priced Pro, which offers multiple pages). While doable, this makes SEO a bit tricky, especially for this mobile website builder provider’s intended audience.

Pricing

Strikingly has three plans that you can subscribe to, with each one catering to different budgets and needs. To start things off, they are offering a Free plan that, just as the name implies, do not require a monthly fee. The great thing about this plan is the fact that it will not expire after a certain time; it is free, forever! In addition, it will give you a Strikingly.com domain, unlimited free sites, and 5GB of bandwidth per month.

Next, the Limited plan goes for $12 per month and will give you the ability to connect your own domain, 2 Limited sites, unlimited free sites, and 50GB of bandwidth per month. You can also choose to prepay for one or two years, which will grant you significant discounts. For the yearly payment method, the Limited plan will cost you $8 per month, billed annually, while the 2 years method will knock the price down to $7 per month, billed every 2 years. You will also get a free domain and email for one or two years, depending on which payment method you chose.

Finally, the Pro plan will cost you $20 per month, $16 per month (billed yearly), or $14 per month (billed every two years). This plan will give you the ability to connect your own domain, 3 Pro sites, unlimited free sites, unlimited bandwidth, access to the Strikingly app store, mobile action buttons like click-to-call, maps, and email, the ability to embed HTML/CSS/Javascript code, the ability to remove the Strikingly branding, password protection for your site, and advanced image editing features. You can also get a free domain and email for one or two years if you choose to prepay annually or every 2 years. Interestingly, this plan also allows you to create up to 10 pages, which should satisfy those who feel a bit limited by single page site.

AbcSubmit – drawing website builder tool

 

What you can do with AbcSubmit’s drag and drop website builder and form builder:

  • draw and wire your web forms and online shop with other apps using our 3-rd party apps or with Zapier platform with more than 1000 existent apps.
  • accept payments online with PayPal, Stripe, Braintree, Cash on delivery and so on.
  • create an online calendar for your appointments scheduling.
  • create advanced workflows for your forms and eCommerce website.
  • create websites using drawing mode and drag and drop.
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Cash On Deliveryhttps://www.abcsubmit.com/site/payment-gateways/cash-on-delivery/ https://www.abcsubmit.com/site/payment-gateways/cash-on-delivery/#respondFri, 29 Mar 2019 14:09:26 +0000http://www.abcsubmit.com/site/?p=2834

How to accept Cash On Delivery(COD) payments on AbcSubmit

Cash on delivery (COD), sometimes called collect on delivery, is the sale of goods by mail or carriers order where payment is made on delivery rather than in advance. If the goods are not paid for, they are returned to the retailer.

Using AbcSubmit you can accept payments using COD on tour online forms, online shop or online bookings.

  1. Go to AbcSubmit editor and create a website using an existing website template or create your website from scratch.

Or, create a form or pages and publish on your AbcSubmit website, Shopify, Wix, Weebly, Squarespace, Joomla and so on.                                             

2. If you already have an AbcSubmit account, you can log in, and then to either choose an existing website or form or create a new one to add Cash On delivery payment solution.

If you don’t yet have an AbcSubmit account, you can sign up for free and then create your desired eCommerce website or form.

3. After creating your website or form, click on the cart icon from the header to open Invoice and Payments section.

Access invoice and payments

4. In the Invoice and Payments section, click on Configure Payment Gateways button on the top of the section to select Cash On Delivery payment solution.

Configure payments gateways button

5. In the Payment Gateways screen choose Cash On Delivery and customize which fields do you want to show to your customers or map them from form fields. 

Customize cash on delivery payment integration

7. After you managed all the fields for Cash On Delivery integration, click Enable and Set Default(by clicking Set Default you can offer Cash On Delivery as default payment option when you have multiple payment processors enabled) and then click Save.

You are ready to accept payments using Cash On Delivery for your online store, online bookings or order forms.

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PayPal Checkout Integrationhttps://www.abcsubmit.com/site/payment-gateways/paypal-checkout-integration/ https://www.abcsubmit.com/site/payment-gateways/paypal-checkout-integration/#respondFri, 29 Mar 2019 13:08:00 +0000http://www.abcsubmit.com/site/?p=2822

How to accept payments through PayPal Checkout

PayPal Checkout comes with Smart Payment Buttons that present shoppers with the most relevant online payment methods. With one integration, you can give customers the option to pay with PayPal, Venmo, PayPal Credit, and major credit cards and debit cards – on almost any device.

Start your eCommerce website today with AbcSubmit and PayPal Checkout.

  1. Go to the editor and create an eCommerce website using an existing website template or create your website from scratch.

Or, create a PayPal payment form and publish it on your AbcSubmit website, Shopify, Wix, Joomla, SITE123, Weebly, Squarespace, BigCommerce or any other website.                                             

2. If you already have an AbcSubmit account, you can log in, and then to either choose an existing website or form or create a new one to add PayPal Checkout integration and accept online payments.

If you don’t yet have an AbcSubmit account, you can sign up for free and then create your desired shop website or PayPal order form.

3. After creating your eCommerce website or a PayPal simple payment form, click on the cart icon from the header to open Invoice and Payments section.

Access invoice and payments

4. In the Invoice and Payments section, click on Configure Payment Gateways button on the top of the section to select PayPal Checkout payment gateway.

Configure payments gateways button

5. In the Payment Gateways screen choose PayPal Checkout payment processor and add your Paypal client id

Note: If you are using sandbox credentials please enable Use Sandbox option.

Extra: You can enable the pay now checkout flow for using Pay Now Checkout Flow option.

Where to find your PayPal Checkout credentials?

In your PayPal account, go to Dashboard -> My apps and credentials and copy your client id from your PayPal app.

Fill the required details for PayPal Checkout integration

6. If you don’t already have a PayPal application, here are the steps to create and manage your first PayPal app.

7. After you filled all the required fields for Paypal Checkout integration, click Enable and Set Default(by clicking Set Default you can offer PayPal Checkout as default payment processor when you have multiple payment processors enabled) and then click Save.

You are ready to accept online payments using PayPal Checkout for your online store, online appointments websites or online forms.

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Braintree Integrationhttps://www.abcsubmit.com/site/payment-gateways/braintree-integration/ https://www.abcsubmit.com/site/payment-gateways/braintree-integration/#respondFri, 29 Mar 2019 11:40:20 +0000http://www.abcsubmit.com/site/?p=2794

How to accept payments through Braintree payment gateway on AbcSubmit

Reach more buyers and drive higher conversion with the only payments platform that delivers PayPal, Venmo (in the US), credit and debit cards, and popular digital wallets like Apple Pay and Google Pay in a single, seamless integration. 

Build your online website and activate Braintree payment gateway on your AbcSubmit websites and form!

  1. Go to AbcSubmit editor and create your website using an existing website template or create your website from scratch using our drag and drop website builder.

Or, create an order form and publish it using our form field on your AbcSubmit website or as an embed on Joomla, Shopify, Wix, Weebly, Squarespace or any other website.                                             

2. If you already have an AbcSubmit account, you can log in, and then to either choose an existing eCommerce website or order form or create a new one to add Braintree integration and accept online payments.

If you don’t yet have an AbcSubmit account, you can sign up for free and then create your desired website.

3. After creating your free store website or Braintree payment form, click on the cart icon from the header to open Invoice and Payments section.

Access invoice and payments

4. In the Invoice and Payments section, click on Configure Payment Gateways button on the top of the section to select PayPal payment gateway.

Configure payments gateways button

5. In the Payment Gateways screen choose Braintree payment processor and add your Braintree Merchant Id, Public Key and Private Key

Note: Enable Use Sandbox option if you are using you Braintree sandbox credentials.

Extra: You can specify your own text for checkout button by adding your text in the Checkout Button Text option.

Extra: By enabling the option Checkout With Paypal you can provide PayPal checkout for your clients.

Where to find your Braintree credentials?

In your Braintree account, go to Settings -> API Keys and copy your Merchant Id, Public Key and Private Key.

Fill all the required fields for your Braintree integration

6. If you don’t already have a Braintree account, here you can create an account.

7. After you filled all the required fields for Braintree integration, click Enable and Set Default(by clicking Set Default you can offer Braintree as the default payment processor when you have multiple payment processors enabled) and then click Save.

Enable and save your Braintree integration

You are ready to accept online payments using Braintree and Paypal for your online websites or forms.

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Square Integrationhttps://www.abcsubmit.com/site/payment-gateways/square-integration/ https://www.abcsubmit.com/site/payment-gateways/square-integration/#respondThu, 28 Mar 2019 17:01:48 +0000http://www.abcsubmit.com/site/?p=2764

How to accept payments through Square payment processor on AbcSubmit website and form builder

You can now receive payments in your Square account through the online shop and order forms that you create with AbcSubmit drag and drop website builder.

Square is a popular credit card processor for good reasons. It offers quick setup for small businesses with relatively low costs. While the per-transaction cost on this processor is higher than most, you don’t have to pay monthly fees that can drive up total costs really quickly – especially if you’re operating a small shop.

  1. Go to AbcSubmit editor and create an E-Commerce website using an existing eCommerce website template or create your website from scratch.

Or, create a Square order form and publish it on your AbcSubmit website, WordPress, Shopify, Wix, Weebly, Squarespace or any other website.                                             

2. If you already have an AbcSubmit account, you can log in, and then to either choose an existing website or form or create a new one to add Square integration and accept credit card payments online.

If you don’t yet have an AbcSubmit account, you can sign up for free and then create your desired website or form.

3. After creating your online store or order form, click on the cart icon from the top to open Invoice and Payments section.

Access invoice and payments

4. In the Invoice and Payments section, click on Configure Payment Gateways button on the top of the section to select Square payment gateway.

Configure payments gateways button

5. In the Payment Gateways screen choose Square payment processor and add your Square Personal Token and Location Id

Where to find your Square credentials?

In your Square account, go to Apps -> My apps -> Manage app and copy your personal token and location id.

Fill all the required fields for your Square integration

6. You can choose to show a detailed invoice on checkout by activating Detailed Invoice and you can enable shipping address on checkout by activating Shipping Address option for your integration. After you filled all the required fields for Square integration, click Enable and Set Default(by clicking Set Default you can offer Square as default payment processor when you have multiple payment processors enabled) and then click Save.

Enable and save your Square integration

You are ready to accept online payments using Square for your product catalog, online appointments scheduling website or online forms.

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Stripe Checkout Integrationhttps://www.abcsubmit.com/site/payment-gateways/stripe-checkout-integration/ https://www.abcsubmit.com/site/payment-gateways/stripe-checkout-integration/#respondWed, 27 Mar 2019 17:09:30 +0000http://www.abcsubmit.com/site/?p=2739

Accept credit card payments using Stripe Checkout integration on AbcSubmit. By using AbcSubmit drag and drop website builder you can create the website you want without programming skills and you are able to create online order forms for your AbcSubmit websites or publish your Stripe payment forms as an embed on any other websites like WordPress etc. You can easily configure Stripe Checkout for your eCommerce website, order form or online booking calendar and start collecting payments for your online business.

  1. Go to our website builder editor and create a website using an existing website template or create your website from scratch.

Or, create a Stripe order form and share it on your AbcSubmit website or you can use one of our dedicated apps on Weebly and WordPress.                                             

2. If you already have an AbcSubmit account, you can log in, and then to either choose an existing website or form or create a new one to add Stripe Checkout integration and accept online payments.

If you don’t yet have an AbcSubmit account, you can sign up for free and then create your desired E-Commerce website or payment form.

3. After creating your online shop or t-shirt order form, click on the cart icon from the header to open Invoice and Payments section.

Access invoice and payments

4. In the Invoice and Payments section, click on Configure Payment Gateways button on the top of the section to select Stripe Checkout payment gateway.

Configure payments gateways button

5. In the Payment Gateways screen choose Stripe Checkout payment processor and add your Stripe Secret Key and Public Key for activation. 

Where to find your Stripe Checkout Secret Key and Public Key?

In your Stripe account, go to Dashboard -> Developers -> API Keys and copy your secret key and public key from.

Configure stripe checkout to accept online payments on AbcSubmit

6. If you don’t already have a Stripe account, here you can create one.

7. After you filled all the required fields for Stripe Checkout integration, click Enable and Set Default(by clicking Set Default you can offer Stripe Checkout as default payment processor when you have multiple payment processors enabled) and then click Save.

8. Extra options you can enable for Stripe Checkout(optional):

Zip Code – when enabled your clients will be prompted for zip code on checkout.

Billing Address – when enabled, your users have to fill the billing address on checkout.

Shipping Address – when enabled, your clients have to fill the shipping address on checkout.

Checkout Button Text – enables you to add your own text for the call to action button in checkout form.

You are ready to accept online payments using Stripe Checkout for your shopping cart on the product catalog website or payment forms.

Have a great website! 😀

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