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Small Business Tips \ SEP 30th 2014

Why Wix is a Whole Lot More than a “Website Builder”

It’s no secret: Wix is an online website building platform that lets you create your own beautiful website without needing to know a drop of code. But as your website matures, you may find yourself needing additional easy-to-use tools to beef up your online presence. Thankfully, the Wix product suite is full of  intuitive tools that can help you manage your entire business online. Tons of small business owners have already discovered these additional Wix features, and are using them on a daily basis to smoothly run their businesses.

Let’s dive into the deep end and discover all the other bells and whistles the Wix product suite has to offer:

Why Wix is a Whole Lot More than a “Website Builder”

The Wix App Market. Hundreds of powerful Web Apps to enhance your site & visitors’ experience

With over 150 to choose from, you’re bound to find a few favorites. These potent additions to your site range from useful business aids, to fun and interactive apps that will increase the engagement on your website. Let’s take a look at just a few of the options:

Google Adsense:
Earn money by displaying Google ads directly on your site. Yup, it’s really that simple.

Website Scheduler:
A huge time saver. People can schedule appointments, register for events and book services right on your site.

Polls:
Create social buzz for your products with customized polls! Now you can find out what your visitors are really thinking.

Live Chat:
Answer questions, build relationships and increase sales by interacting with your site visitors via live chat.

Wix ShoutOut:
Spread the word about your business or website with this awesome e-newsletter. Wix ShoutOut is totally customizable and can be accessed through the Wix ‘My Account’ area – no need to go into the editor.

Wix App Market

Powerful eCommerce solution to get you selling your products online, and fast

Creating an online store doesn’t need to be the hassle it once was. With the Wix eCommerce solution, you can create an online store and start selling the same day. It’s loaded with handy features to make sure your products look amazing, and the profits start flowing in the right direction. Did we mention that Wix doesn’t take a cent? Check out some of the top features the eCommerce platform has to offer:

Facebook integration for your online store:
Import your online store to your Facebook page and boost those online sales. You can manage your inventory straight from your Wix Store and make real time updates to your Facebook page.

Manage inventory:
Wix lets you make quick store updates straight from your Account page so you don’t need to enter the editor every time. Nice and efficient.

Mobile compatibility:
Your customers have gone mobile! Get a beautiful mobile-optimized site automatically created for you from the contents of your desktop website so your business is accessible from all devices, and your customers can make more purchases.

Customize the look & feel of your shop:
Easy click-to-edit tools and endless styling options (like color, size, layout and more) let you create the online store you’ve always dreamed of.

Multiple payment methods:
You can accept payment methods like PayPal, WebMoney or Skrill via your online store’s shopping cart to offer the safest and most secure checkout for your customers.

Coupons:
Who doesn’t love coupons? Run promotions and offer discounts codes to boost business with easy to add coupons.

Powerful eCommerce solution

Intuitive business tools to make running your biz easier

Gone are the days that your daily business tasks are spread out over many different platforms and a real pain to manage. There are now options you can integrate into your site that make tackling the different aspects of your business that much easier. Some of our favorites include, but are not limited to:

Contact manager:
Import and manage your contacts! Customers, subscribers, site members and people who contacted you via your site’s contact form are now all in one tidy place.

Site stats via Google Analytics:
Monitor your site traffic including the number of visitors, page views, where visitors come from and more. This premium feature helps give you better understanding of what works (and what might not) so you can provide a better online experience and stay ahead of the competition.

Personalized Google mailbox:
An important part of the branding package: getting your own personalized, branded email account. Google Apps for Business lets you make a professional impression and kick up your business branding with almost no effort.

Toll-free numbers:
Get a toll-free line with one of our Business Management Apps, making it convenient for people to reach you.

Financial tools:
Handle your finances with Apps like Wave. They let you do handy things like invoice directly from your Wix site, track payments easily and get paid faster.

Why Wix is a Whole Lot More than a “Website Builder”

And if you ever have a question or need a hand…

Our dedicated support team is standing by, 24/7.

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