LemonStand (Discontinued) vs. Wix

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
LemonStand (Discontinued)
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
LemonStand was an eCommerce platform bulit for professionals with features such as design fliexiblity and checkout customization. LemonStand was acquired by Mailchimp March 2019, and June 2019 LemonStand was discontinued.N/A
Wix
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Wix is a free, hosted website builder, designed to be user-friendly and customizable without requiring coding from the user. It is well-known for its eCommerce solution, which allows users to build an online store.
$14
per month
Pricing
LemonStand (Discontinued)Wix
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Website Plan - Combo
$14
per month
Website Plan - Unlimited
$18
per month
Website Plan - Pro
$23
per month
Business & e Commerce Plans - Business Basic
$23
per month
Business & e Commerce Plans - Business Unlimited
$27
per month
Website Plan - VIP
$39
per month
Business & e Commerce Plans - Business VIP
$49
per month
Enterprise
$500
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
LemonStand (Discontinued)Wix
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
LemonStand (Discontinued)Wix
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
LemonStand (Discontinued)Wix
Online Storefront
Comparison of Online Storefront features of Product A and Product B
LemonStand (Discontinued)
8.9
1 Ratings
15% above category average
Wix
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Ratings
Product catalog & listings10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Product management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Bulk product upload10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Branding10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile storefront10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Product variations10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Website integration10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Visual customization5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
CMS5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Shopping Cart
Comparison of Online Shopping Cart features of Product A and Product B
LemonStand (Discontinued)
10.0
1 Ratings
28% above category average
Wix
-
Ratings
Abandoned cart recovery10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Checkout user experience10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Payment System
Comparison of Online Payment System features of Product A and Product B
LemonStand (Discontinued)
10.0
1 Ratings
19% above category average
Wix
-
Ratings
eCommerce security10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
eCommerce Marketing
Comparison of eCommerce Marketing features of Product A and Product B
LemonStand (Discontinued)
10.0
1 Ratings
29% above category average
Wix
-
Ratings
Promotions & discounts10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Personalized recommendations10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
SEO10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
eCommerce Business Management
Comparison of eCommerce Business Management features of Product A and Product B
LemonStand (Discontinued)
8.5
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Wix
-
Ratings
Order processing10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Shipping10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom functionality4.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
LemonStand (Discontinued)
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Ratings
Wix
6.7
61 Ratings
18% below category average
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings6.761 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
LemonStand (Discontinued)
-
Ratings
Wix
6.9
48 Ratings
11% below category average
API00 Ratings7.044 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language00 Ratings6.833 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
LemonStand (Discontinued)
-
Ratings
Wix
7.7
93 Ratings
1% above category average
WYSIWYG editor00 Ratings6.282 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness00 Ratings8.966 Ratings
Admin section00 Ratings8.284 Ratings
Page templates00 Ratings7.793 Ratings
Library of website themes00 Ratings8.490 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design00 Ratings8.193 Ratings
Publishing workflow00 Ratings8.379 Ratings
Form generator00 Ratings6.176 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
LemonStand (Discontinued)
-
Ratings
Wix
6.6
85 Ratings
11% below category average
Content taxonomy00 Ratings6.866 Ratings
SEO support00 Ratings8.374 Ratings
Bulk management00 Ratings6.448 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions00 Ratings5.768 Ratings
Community / comment management00 Ratings5.753 Ratings
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User Ratings
LemonStand (Discontinued)Wix
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
7.6
(93 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(7 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
LemonStand (Discontinued)Wix
Likelihood to Recommend
Mailchimp
  • Good alternative to Shopify and similar services.
  • More than basic template adjustments will require programmer hours.
  • If you want a slick store with great features LemonStand's for you.
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Wix
The fact of Wix moving away from their ADI web-building tool in favour of Editor, in my opinion, makes a huge mess of everything. I feel a lot of the ease and automation of designing my website has gone to such an extent that I now "recommend" Wix only for professional developers. Worse is that I have to redesign a big part of my website as items are now linked to each other in a different way than used to be the case. In my opinion, A big ZERO for Wix, who clearly should do their homework again.
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Pros
Mailchimp
  • LemonStand is cloud based on AWS.
  • You get: Instant deployment whenever you choose to publish, automatic software updates, Site-wide SSL, and PCI/DSS compliant infrastructure.
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Wix
  • Easy to create and duplicate website, and web pages for similar products, services and campaigns, so you do not have to start from scratch
  • Find features such as video, image and button, and templates to customise your website's feel and look. For example, recently, I was able to add a countdown timer for the sale of tickets to our online conference.
  • Creating website Anchors - making it easy for you to take a visitor to a particular part of a page so that they do not need to scroll through the entire webpage making it more user-friendly.
  • The SEO part of Wix makes it easy for you to set up meta data, create fully functional social media shares that are on brand and looks professional in the Google search engine..
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Cons
Mailchimp
  • LemonStand has a limited number of templates. Each template has a different set of features that can be modified in the back office theme customization area.
  • LemonStand claims their templates are highly customizable. To accomplish this, they expose individual web page code in page templates and widget blocks. These are windows into the template where you can modify, add and delete html code. However, as in all PHP/CSS/HTML templates, even those written with Twig as LemonStand templates are, the coding goes very deep through many files. I don't think it would be cost or time effective for a small company to attempt more than superficial customization. This is pretty much the same for Shopify and PrestaShop. As a store front and blogging platform, LemonStand is elegant but it is not a website development tool like Wix, Weeble or even Squarespace.
  • LemonStand manages this expectation with excellent email support. There is no user forum and no third party templates for LemonStand, and this is a good thing. When I wanted to modify a specific aspect of the template, I emailed the issue/question to LemonStand support and consistently received advise including instructions on how to adjust the widget or exposed page code to resolve my problem.
  • Documentation is out of date and could use a good proofread. Videos and tutorials are too simple to be really helpful.
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Wix
  • One place where Wix falls short of other CMS's is with insights and analytics. On other platforms, I can instantly see how many page views I received, what time the pages were viewed, location, etc. But seeing this information on Wix requires a Google Analytics integration that is not automatically included when you make an account. You have to first go to Google Analytics to make an account, then come back to Wix to activate the integration, it's a little time-consuming for a feature that most CMS's come with instantly.
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Likelihood to Renew
Mailchimp
No answers on this topic
Wix
We will definitely renew Wix. The ability to completely control our website has been invaluable to us. We will maintain this service as long as we are an incorporated organization, we've tried several other software options and this has been the best solution by far for all of our needs.
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Usability
Mailchimp
No answers on this topic
Wix
Great customization, but a pain to backtrack. They recently added the ability to set fonts etc as headings, title, body etc, but if you did not begin your build with these presets you are screwed if you ever try to change font/ colors/layout etc.
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Reliability and Availability
Mailchimp
No answers on this topic
Wix
I never had an outage issue per say. I would say it was very reliable of a website building platform and as a marketing source there was never any issues connecting it to the server. I don’t recall there being any editing tools or hosting issues. Nothing went down when using it.
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Performance
Mailchimp
No answers on this topic
Wix
Not complex at all. It teaches you how to use their platform in a dynamic way. Each tutorial offers an explanation that can be reviewed later on. The connection speed of a web page has been smooth so far, with no major problems regarding this subject. Overall, Wix can manage 10+ pages with great connection speed.
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Support Rating
Mailchimp
No answers on this topic
Wix
As stated before I didn’t use the support as I did not have the feature and did not often enough need the help. I was able to figure it out mostly on my own by exploring the site. I’ve found exploring and playing on it told me how to do most things.
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Implementation Rating
Mailchimp
No answers on this topic
Wix
Like I said I was a beginner so it was fun to navigate and teach myself how to implement the features when building and maintaining my site. It was a fairly easy place to host my domain, and creat something simple.
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Alternatives Considered
Mailchimp
I looked closely at every e-commerce product I could find.
  • LemonStand had very high satisfaction from current users.
  • Email support is polite, accurate and fast.
  • Company is located in Canada.
  • Refund policy appears to be ethical.
  • Shopping experience is sharp! I like it a lot.
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Wix
Wix is a great starting platform for anyone looking to create a website. It definitely holds its own against any other all in one website creation platform. The one thing I would say is if your main focus is solely on eCommerce you may be better off using something like Squarespace which is specifically designed for that market.
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Scalability
Mailchimp
No answers on this topic
Wix
I give this rating to Wix because it's a great content creator. It has a great platform and also offers great customer service. If you encounter any technical issues, with Wix you will find a solution. For premium members or domain holders, this is the same as for Trial members or non-domain holders.
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Return on Investment
Mailchimp
  • I expect ease of use and mobile look and feel will increase customer sales.
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Wix
  • The data-driven, dynamic pages will eliminate an entire part of our event launch process. Multiplied across 60 events, over several years, that will save us a ton of time but also vastly increase the quality of our presentation.
  • The data-driven pages will also give us the ability to archive past events and radio shows in an easily searchable manner. This will be helpful for us when it comes to booking new events as well. (It has been no small feat for me to figure out the code to get this all working, though!)
  • This new site will reflect our brand and organization vastly better than our old site. It will make our organization appear much more professional and legitimate.
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