The main differences between Bounce House and UENI are related to set up time and design. While both website builders have similar pricing and functionality, the processes are immensely at odds.
Set up time and complexity: UENI has an intense account creation process with over 23 mandatory questions, and then an additional optional 25 questions. These are in depth questions about your business goals, offerings and a place to upload your logo, images, social media links and specific details. Then, they take all your questions and create a website based on that information, a process that takes 2 days. Bounce House on the other hand was built to be simple and take less than a day to go live, truly. With 4 questions to create an account and generate a website, Bounce House sets you up in a minute.
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Customization: UENI and Bounce House have similar customization limitations, but different design looks. Both offer out-of-the-box templated sites with editing to images and text. Bounce House chose designs that are used on all websites today so a free site on Bounce House has elements that are widely practiced in web design. Add in your personal touches through images, logo, choosing a specific font and color, and being creative with the style sets.
Pricing: UENI is affordable, with a free forever plan, as well as a paid plan that starts at $10/month and goes to $30/month. Bounce House has a free forever option, or a More Legit plan of $19/month. For businesses who use our first party payment system, transactions will accrue a 5% fee and $0.50 per transaction. The paid plan includes custom domain, access to payments, video hosting, and unlimited contact requests.
E-commerce: UENI offers mild e-commerce functionality. If you need a fully integrated online store to sell products, consider Squarespace for ease of use and an affordable price as oppose to Wix or Shopify, which are both cumbersome and expensive. If you're a small store, you might not need that attention to detail. Consider utilizing a marketplace like Etsy, and using a more affordable or free website builder like Bounce House to create a landing page that leads buyers to your marketplace. Bounce House supports linking out to third party payment like PayPal, payment checkout and customer payment requests and invoicing.
Business type focus: Both Bounce House and UENI focuses on small businesses and sole proprietors. Individuals and services that require one-on-one classes, sessions, either regularly recurring or one off. Bounce House emphasizes websites with a large focus to the Contact Request, encouraging in-person communication.
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Necessities: Both UENI and Bounce House support the no-brainer features like custom domain names, video hosting, logo uploads, SEO functionality, social media connections amongst other details.
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