Despite only launching in 2020, Zyro is already making waves in the website builder pool of talent. It recently underwent a revamp which has pushed it up alongside the industry leaders – in fact, following our most recent round of research we placed it fifth overall in our ranking of the top six.
The sore point of Zyro is that it doesn’t have an app store – so if you want to add new functions, you’re stuck with what the platform gives you. And, compared to the powerful software that is WordPress, Zyro is at somewhat of a disadvantage in terms of capabilities.
However, this simplicity also allows for a neat and tidy editor that’s easy to navigate and master. It still has all of the core requirements that a business website needs to function and, unlike WordPress, you don’t need coding expertise to use Zyro. That’s what we think makes it the more practical choice for small business owners.
Given its lowest-priced business tier costs just £6.10 per month, Zyro is clearly appealing to SME and startup wallets and sits much lower on the cost spectrum than most of its rivals. Plus, it’s definitely not short of discounts on top of this impressive pricing, with tons of deals regularly cropping up on the platform’s website.
Take a look at Zyro’s best deals to see how much you could save with the platform. Zyro is currently offering up to 71% discount on Zyro premium plans with the discount code STARTUPS. Ends May 31st!
WordPress.com for small businesses
WordPress is a powerful software that enables you to build a website with or without coding – meaning it’s less beginner-friendly than competitor Zyro. Favoured by blogging and journaling types, it’s a popular website builder option that comes with all the bells and whistles.
The platform’s strongest performance area is integrations. Whether it be through contact forms, calendars or CTAs, your pages are endlessly customisable. There are also tonnes more marketing applications to integrate with – including Mailchimp – than you’d get with Zyro, which means you’ll be better able to engage in lead generation and grow your business with WordPress.
Still, this limitless complexity comes at a price, as WordPress is the more expensive option compared to Zyro. WordPress’s small business pricing plan costs £20 per month, compared to the former’s £6.10. That means Zyro users will save almost £170 per year.
We would recommend WordPress.com for small businesses that need a high-performing system capable of hosting lots of informational content. Blogs, advisory firms, or news websites would all be good fits for this platform.