|Homestead has over 2,000+ templates to choose to create a website. An excellent tool for creating business or e-commerce websites .|
- Free 30 day trial
- 2000+ Templates to choose from
- Support folks have sound knowledge of their product and can guide you in right direction, if help is needed.
- Easy to use site builder with drap and drop features
- An option to automatically submit to major search engines. (This is a plus since you do not have spend more time optimizing your pages for search engine)
- Lets you add a paypal shopping cart to your website.
- Feature rich: Tools like adding a coupon, site promotions and discount codes can be added at ease. Also it allows you to have subscription-based services
- Phone support is only available for the first 30 days
- For top tier email support, be prepared to pay
Site builder features: The homestead site builder comes in 2 flavors. Anonline site builder and a downloadable site builder.Online site builder features:You have 2000+ Templates to choose from (different categories).Images can be easily uploaded, text fields can be dragged and dropped into your editor. Images can beeasily uploaded, dragged and dropped. It is also possible to resize images.Downloadable site builder: Unlike the online editor, this version is more flexible and has more options. While this downloadable tool has many features and options, there is a little learning curve, but is worth the effort.
Ecommerce features:All the ecommerce plans can have Unlimited products. This is a big plus since competitors have product limits depending on each plan. For Ecommerce, there are 2 flavours. A paypal version and a Prostores cart system(Prostores is an ebay company). While the Paypalversion is easy to use, to create a big product catalog takes time. On the other end, Prostores cart system has many advanced features and you may want to choose this version, if you want a full fledged ecommerce system. Very advanced and worth your money. There is a little learning curve, but is one of the best shopping cart builder tool available today.Summary: As you see here, there are pros and cons. Overall a 31/2 star rating is appropriate and is a good choice for creating a professional website or to create a ecommerce website on your own.