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Vistaprint.com Review

Normally, when I start testing another website builder I use the following list of criteria to help you quickly jump to the point of interest: ease of use, designs, pricing, feature set etc. Today, I see no reason to follow this tradition. As it turned out, Vistaprint – the ‘new’ site builder I was about to test – is a disguised version of Webs.com, a well-established web publishing service.

So, instead of writing another review of the same builder I decided to redirect your to our in-depth Webs.com review. However, it’s important to note that Vistaprint isn’t as good as Webs. In particular, Webs has features that Vistaprint does not, for instance the RSS feed and members-only area. What’s more, Vistaprint locks some of the important features such as eCommerce and mobile-friendly design for their most expensive plans – while Webs includes these features in every plan.

Vistaprint Design

Vistaprint doesn’t have its own site builder – the company is primarily providing printed and promotional material as well as marketing services to micro businesses and consumers. They don’t have their own site builder, instead they partner with Webs. Thus, why create a website with Vistaprint? Simply choose Webs, if you like it.

In the industry of web publishing, such partnerships rarely work out. While ‘direct’ users can enjoy amazing new features as the builder grows, those who decide to go with a ‘partner’ simply stuck on an old version of the software.

What’s more, Webs.com seems to be a lot better from the financial end. Vistaprint’s pricing is really confusing. The more I read about their offerings, the more confused I became. During sign-up they show you monthly prices, and later on it appears all packages are paid annually. Vistaprint also requires your billing information in order to sign up to their free trial.

Even if you have no web building skills, Vistaprint is certainly not the best solution. I can’t recommend it. It isn’t worth your time. Why risking and choosing uncertain future for your website when there are so many established, tried-and-tested website builders out there?

 

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  • karl atkins

    So How’s the SEO then

  • Thermal deal

    Terrrrrrrrrible never waste your time with this company . Customer service is non existence . And entry level support from tech support on it issues

  • James

    I have had vista print for 8 years and they are great if you need the basics but they have not changed with the times. I have to hold 2 websites with them due to the fact that when they update their systems there is no way to transfer to the new one seamlessly. I was informed to go to the new upgraded system my old information would be lost and basically my rankings for past 8 years would be gone.

    AS BAD AS THAT IS, its not the worst part. You cannot edit from your phone, you must use a desktop computer. In today’s world where very few still use cameras and everyone uses their cell phones as a camera you cannot take a picture or video and upload it to your website.

    • Hi, James,
      Thanks for sharing your experience of using Vistaprint. Your review will be useful for those who are still in doubt whether to use or not this website builder.
      All the best, Howard.