• Ryan Bookman

Why WiX is the Best Platform Ever ...

Updated: Apr 23, 2019

In the web developer world, WiX has a bad reputation. That's because a few years ago, before Wix.com released all of its new features, it was known as sort-of a crappy website builder. People who developed websites back then don't trust WiX because they haven't seen its drastic improvements. But I trust them, and so do over 140 million other users. WiX is the only platform that my company uses for web projects. Out of all website building platforms out there, we chose WiX, and you should too. Here's why:



WiX protects your site from hackers, just like armor protected knights in the medieval ages.

1. Hosting and Security:

WIX's reliable hosting solution guarantees uninterrupted uptime 99.99% of the time (they have to say 99.99% for liability reasons but it is really 100%). Additionally, WiX websites are held to the highest security standard - they exceed the TLS Security Standard and use HTTPS, making your site safe from hackers.




2. WiX Gives you the Tools to be Industry Leading in your SEO:

SEO, or search engine optimization, pretty much means how well your site ranks in search engines, such as Google. WiX makes it easy for your site to rank high in results. Whereas with other website builders, such as Wordpress, you would need to either spend tens-of-thousands of dollars hiring a developer to code your SEO, or spend months learning how to do it yourself, which would take your time away from what you really need to be focusing on.

Head over to the WiX SEO Wizard, the place that allows you to effortlessly enhance your site in search rankings. Just follow the steps, and WiX will automatically index (register) your site into Google within 60 seconds. I mean, that sounds pretty amazing to me, and I'm sure it does to you too.


3. WiX Provides Professional Business Solutions:

Just as you thought that WiX is already so great so it can't get any better, you are flabbergasted! WiX has extraordinary features for almost all types of business. Here are some of the features that they have:



* B-E-A-U-TIFUL Online Store

With WiX, you can easily manage your professional online store. Not only that, but you also get to keep 100% of your sales. Unlike Shopify, no commission! The ecommerce feature allows you to show off your (physical or digital) products in a dazzling way. Not to mention, a secure checkout system that allows you to accept major credit cards, Paypal, Stripe, offline payments, and more. You can also promote sales with coupons, and set tax and shipping rates.

Managing your Store on the Go -

1) Manage your orders - see all your orders and fulfill them in a click. Track your payments and get updates for every new sale. You'll also receive a notification when you're sold out.

2) Add Products, easily - Got a new product? Easily add it to your products page. Include price, a description, and set a discount. You have total control over what your customers will see.

3) Interact with Visitors - Get real time notifications when your visitors send you a message & respond right away.

4) Start a Live Chat - When you've got customers on your site, help them find what they are looking for through live chat, which you can send from your phone.


* Online Booking System

Manage all your bookings online through WiX. This feature allows you to offer appointments, classes, etc. on your website and set payment options (credit cards, Paypal, etc.). WiX will even send automatic booking reminders to your clients.

Managing your bookings on the go -

1) Easily keep track of your schedule, add new appointments, manage participants, and get instant notifications anytime, anywhere.

2) Get notified when users reach your site, send you a message, or book an appointment. Write them from your computer or from your phone.

3) Keep track of invoices by viewing payment details from your mobile app. Get notified when customers make a payment.


*Magnificent Blog

With the WiX Blog, you can create and edit beautiful blog posts and share them on social media. Create a community with members and subscribers, and add contributing writers who can write and manage posts. Make your blog look amazing, just like this one does!



*Music Player

Showcase your albums, tracks, and playlists, on WIX. With the music player app, you can sell your music, without WiX taking any commission (which is pretty awesome)! You can also promote your tours and sell tickets online, and if you want to sell some swag, that is cool too!


*Video Player

With WiX Video, you can showcase and sell your videos from anywhere - also without commission. You can showcase your videos from anywhere - Youtube, Vimeo, Facebook, and more. Plus, you can sell or rent your videos, or offer monthly subscriptions.


Restaurant, Menu, Online Orders % Reservations

Easily manage your restaurant through WiX - also, commission free! You can beautifully display your menu and allow your customers to order online, moving your time away from the phone and towards what you need to be focusing on. Let customers pay online too. With WiX, you can also accept table reservations. Just like OpenTable, but better!


Branded Help Center

With WiX Answers, a WiX owned service, you can set up a help center for your organization, which includes a ticketing system, and a call center. You can help customers help themselves by providing FAQ's, step-by-step guides, tutorials, and more. For when they have additional questions, set up a ticketing system to easily manage, track, and prioritize tickets. You can also give your customers phone supports. Make calls from your own 1-800 number and let customer request a callback.


4. WiX Marketing Tools:

WiX.com is a marketing paradise. They have a whole toolset of customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing tools to help expand your organization.



Email Marketing

With WIX, you can easily create & send beautiful emails to clients, and can also set up automated emails.



Social Posts

With WIX, you can connect your social media accounts to your website to control all your online assets in one central place. Once connected, WiX makes it easy for you to reach out to all your social media followers.


Analytics

Connect your website to mind blowing analytic tools and see what works with your customers. WiX makes it easy to connect to analytic softwares such as Google Analytics, Hotjar, and Facebook Pixel.


5. WiX Support:

I recently had a problem with my website and contacted WiX Support. It was on a weekend, and one of their support agents emailed me back within a few hours. The email that the agent wrote back to me exceeded my expectations by a mile, which shows that they truly care about their customers. Here is the email that they sent me after I had problems with the coding of the menu (in the head on my site:


Hello,

Thank you for contacting Wix Customer Solutions.  

I have taken a look at your site ... (skipping this part of the email for privacy reasons) as per the video I have made for you Here (I also unlinked the video for privacy reasons)They took the time to make me a VIDEO. I mean, that's pretty awesome!

This leads me to believe that your issue is likely a local one and is related to the browser, device or extensions you are using. 

As a basic troubleshooting step, try Opening Your Browser in Incognito/Private Browsing Mode and visit your site. 

While in incognito mode, try to see if the issue is resolved. If it is fixed in incognito/private browsing mode, you most likely just need to clear your browser's cache and cookies.   

If this doesn't solve the issue please try the following steps:

Make sure that the browser you are using is one that is supported by Wix and that you are using the latest version of that browser. Try visiting your site using another (updated) browser. Temporarily disable any Internet security programs installed on your computer (i.e., antivirus, firewall, etc.) and check to see if the issue is resolved. Try again using a different computer. Try using a different Internet connection.

If after following these steps the issue reoccurs please respond to the email with the following:

A description of the troubleshooting steps you took and their results. The type of browser, browser version and computer device you used. A screenshot or video of the issue. We recommend using screencast to film your screen while you try to recreate the issue. Once you've created the video simply send us the videos link (URL) in your reply.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation!  

For issues on mobile, please follow the steps HERE. 

I hope that this information was helpful. If you have any further questions, please let us know. Have a good day! Hailey, Wix Customer Solutions


I just say that Hailey, the support agent, was amazing. Her response was very thorough and detailedly gave me the solution to the problem. This is the type of response what you will get from WiX. When you have a problem with your site, they will save the day!



WiX is most likely the best platform for your business. Their excellent apps for all different types of organizations, secure servers, online marketing integrations, and SEO capabilities, and reliable support team, makes them unbelievable.


To create your WiX Website, click this LINK, or visit http://wixstats.com/?a=28100&c=2252&s1= so that Bookman Web gets paid for every website you upgrade (because of referring you to WIX)


For help with you WiX site, or any questions, please feel free to contact us. We are more than happy to help!


Written by:

Ryan Bookman

Founder of Bookman Web

bookmanweb.com



Photos from pexels.com, a free stock image site

Photos from the free WiX Photo Library

Ideas for post from WiX Expert Resources - Powerpoint Slide: WiX is the Right Choice for Your Website.

WiX Support Email by WiX Support

In cover photo, WiX logo with adjusted transparency

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