Would like to help friend transit from Facebook to website...
She has an arts and crafts type (very small) business.
Would a personal free page at Weebly do the trick?
Or, are there any other similar that can do it better?
@Ornorm - thanks, will check it out. With this lockdown, financial aspects are very hard for her, so anything free will help out for sure!
@danielson True. Here, a small amount has to be paid to place your products.
On the other side, it's a place where you have more chance to see customers coming along to search for such products so it gives more visibility to the business than an independent website that you'll have to make visible on your own (marketing, communication, SEO, etc.) which isn't always easy to accomplish.
Joomla seems to have those qualities you speak of:
@danielson Sorry, it seems we misunderstood each other.
The one I proposed isn't a CMS (which is the case of Joomla), you don't need to create a website but you'd have access to a platform where you can directly create your online shop without the need to create an entire website.
@Ornorm - a store is handy, but what if you want interaction with the public, to put the occasional, blog-like info, or have your page easily findable by search engines? Belonging to Etsy seems to limit your "findability" only through their web engine. Am i wrong?
@danielson There is a possibility to interact with the public there as well.
For the blog, not sure it is possible.
For the findability, a just tried with a random product "Pamper box" and typed it in DDG and... Etsy was the first result.
But you know, I don't use it so I'm not specialized in all possibilities offered.
It's just that I watched a video last week about it and I thought it might be an option to keep in mind for your friend.
@danielson - word is out that Joomla will be charging (if it isn't done yet). Etsy (low cost for extras) and WordPress seem to be still the most viable at present.
@Ornorm - interesting! i like that!
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Initially i thought that Joomla was the name of your friend.
I lead a very sheltered life.
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@guigirl Maybe you should move in with your neighbor again.