I don't normally right reviews but site is so SLOW, SLOW and SLOW i am losing business. Spent a long time making a website, opted for the paid feature, contacted support and gave them the benefit to look into why it is slow. I HAVE BEEN SENT IN CIRCLES, with reasons from to much content , change images to jpegs , and then back to pngs, too many front etc - all a load of rubbish. I explained the site has a blank screen for about 4-6 seconds before any content even appears, and fully loaded in 10 to 14 seconds. I Also went to the extend to prove it is not any of the above by setting the home page as a BLANK PAGE, just a header and footer - which still took a long time to load, and still nothing appeared on the screen for about 4 seconds- (EXPLAIN THAT!) It has to be a problem their end, which they all seemed trained never to answer. (still not answering why a blank page stills take over 4 seconds before anything is displayed) Try our site yourself and see how long it takes to load , and this is the one with absolute min homage content, and yes all images have been optimised and compressed etc. www.coolwateronlineestateagents.com heres the load time test (as you can see most is A's but still fully load time is 14 seconds) http://www.webpagetest.org/result/140424_P3_146Z/
I have never had to complain or post a bad review before, but further customers need to be aware that wix claim to hold speed issues in high regard, BUT THE DON'T .
Don’t waste your time and money with WIX, they are horrendous!
If you opt with their free version, you're stuck with advertisements on your site, who wants that?? So they make you pay to get rid of the advertisements. Their program has a lot of bugs and issues.
The site is slow, bad with the search engines and very limiting as far as additional changes you want to make to the site. You're locked in to their template and you have to like it, no choice about it. I thought I was going to save money by using WIX but it just ended up wasting my time and effort, I should have never tried it. I don't usually write reviews but I'm just hopefully warning others, as I did not have the privilege of being warned in advance. The security options available for securing the site is limiting too, and I'm very diligent about keeping my site secure (i.e. SSL certificate, etc.). Better go with a regular HTML or WordPress, so that you have complete flexibility to do what you want, and you can buy such awesome templates for really cheap.
And worst of all, WIX are scammers! They are still charging me even though I closed my account.
WIX will promise you the world and will make it seem like they care about you, believe me, they DON'T! I've talked to many other people that had similar experience as I did. No need for apologies and excuses WIX, you've proven to be a company that can't be trusted.
As a newly opened business I did not have a lot of money or time to invest in building a website with an online store... I did a lot of research before choosing...I decided to use Wix, which I absolutely adore! I read some of the other reviews on here, but I haven't had any problems with Wix since I started with them 2013.... They provide me with a very professional and functional website....plus I can do so much...the only thing I did notice though is that sometimes the animations for my images do not work properly......I also like the fact they have tutorial videos for almost all topics you could think of... that was pretty smart versus always having to call...Wish I didn't have to pay for separate email accounts....kinda pricey there, but I guess you take the good with the bad...overall I love Wix and will continue to use them in the future....http://www.trustpilot.com/evaluate/www.wix.com#
Oh my gosh!!! Wix is amazing and awesome!! The way people send me messages through my website and Wix is so perfect and fun!! I have been getting used to being busy as a psychic and things like this make life so simple!! I love it!! wix -- yeah!!!
Recently canceled my subscription and was then charged for a domain name subscription. The 'My Account' page referred to in order to change billing preferences made no mention of a recurring payment that got applied to extend my domain even after I canceled the recurring billing on my premium package. Customer service told me there is nothing they can do for me...even though it is 2 days past the "so called" termination date I placed. Now I have a two year subscription for jack shit. This company sucks.
I never write reviews but being a new small business I have to write a warning for others. I checked my statements and noticed two charges totaling $70 on my account from Wix. When I reported this, it took me 20 minutes to get to a contact email that nearly does not exist nor does a phone number which is poor customer service to begin with. I ended up having to do two emails to get an email to "schedule a call "4 days later. WORSE service ever when it involved fraudulent charges. They do not care about their costumers or their money that they steal. I got a mass email to all costumers saying a hacker did this " Throughout the attack, we were able to guarantee that the vast majority of websites remained live and unaffected. Rest assured, all your personal data, including billing information, is secure and was never compromised. " My billing info was compromised and money was stolen. If they paid attention they would have read my 3 emails and saw that someone's and probably more peoples credit info was compromised. I had to get a new card from my bank and I have filed a case against Wix. The money still wasn't returned. I didn't buy anything from them, I have two websites from them and didn't need another.
Even if you buy a premium package, it does not mean that your page will download fast. So, the cloud servers are really slow. Additionally: If you cancel your premium package after the 14 days of cooling off period, then you will be refunded zero. The decision is yours, of course :-)
You can have fun with your Wix site and theres always someone who can offer their help, but there are two things I wish someone had told me.
1, You cannot secure your site using a ssl certificate(Https). This was first requested over two years ago.
2, When an item of stock is sold out in your ecommerce store it disappears from the product page. There is no way to add a sold out banner. Half my pages are going to sit empty of products as soon as I sell out. Not the best way in promoting your store. This was first requested over a year ago.
Both are on the 'developers road map' stuck behind a tractor.
With Wix, I get the feeling that their are more staff mopping up the mess than actually creating a solution.
I prepared a free website from Wix.com. I already bought the domain name from another website and then I wanted to transfer the name to wix.com. Wix.com asked for 14.95 $ for domain name transportation cost and I paid for it. But then I couldn’t use the domain name. Wix.com workers give the reason that I should also buy a Premium package to use my domain name which I already paid 14.95 $ at first. They made me pay 14.95 $ and they don’t pay it back even if I asked. First they fool you by saying that their service is free but then force you to buy a Premium package. The explanations are inadequate and the postpurchase service is very awful.
The process of uploading a new file to the library of your website is such a pain. I have been trying to upload my new works to apply for internships in a very critical period of my career and every time I failed. The support service could not provide me a long term solution and I am thinking to terminate my perineum service that I paid $99 for it.
Wix has the best website services around. Wix is better than any other website builder or service I have used in the past and at a lower cost! You get so much more for so much less. Building a website was so easy but you can do so much with it. It is as simple or complicated as you'd like to get, but looks great regardless which you choose!
The infamous menu loading/lack of navigation capabilities issue...it is unacceptable how long they have known of the issue but not fixed it. The customer service is a joke. I eventually bailed on Wix and started over elsewhere. I would not recommend Wix to anybody.
I like the user interface - relatively easy to use if you don't stray too far out of the templates created. I managed to create a site that I'm pleased with, with relative ease. However, since creating my account four months ago, I've had to request a password reset six times - AND I STILL CAN'T LOGIN!!! This happens under Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. I had to pay for a premium account in order to transfer my existing domain name and, now that they have my money, I can't even login to edit my site. They have a Customer Support link on their site, but the only way to log an issue with the site is to LOGIN!! I've found a phone number for their San Francisco office, but apparently the kids don't roll into the office to man the phones until after 11:00 am pt. If they can't get the login issue fixed and won't answer my calls, then the only recourse is start issuing complaints with the Better Business Bureau.
I used Wix years ago before they went to this new platform or whatever it is. The only problems I had with it then were of my own doing.
Now, after purchasing a new domain, and the VIP package, and starting to build new website I have had nothing but problems. The bugs are coming out of the woodwork. The worst so far is tonight. 10 + hrs editing my site. Not to mention the previous days. Hitting SAVE and PUBLISH after practically every change. Now, it isn't there. None of the changes from the last few hours are saved. Gone, Zilch, Missing.
I put in a private topic request and was informed that because I was a VIP customer I would hear back within the hour. Previously, for other less important issues I did get a within the hour response. Not this time. It is over 2 hrs now. I posted on their FB page, I posted on Twitter. Nothing.
I'm starting to think maybe something happened to them out there in San Fran.
Anyway, once they fix this and they better FIX it, I want to know what the hell is going on. Others are having the same issue. They have a mssg up saying there was an issue but that it is resolved, ah NO!!!
It just takes a little time to get the hang of getting your stuff on your site and moving it around. Then it is easy to go in and add and update. If something you want to do is too tricky, you can call Wix for help and actually talk to a real person. If they're busy, they give you a time they will call back so that you aren't left on hold. The service people that have helped me are super nice and explain things very well. After your call they send a "How did I do?" survey and you get to see a picture of your helper and read a little about them. That's really cool and I consider my helpers as my new smart friends in Cali. Thanks Wix! PanhandleInn.com