How Weebly Is Inspiring Small Businesses to Think Big

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Weebly skydiving stunt

Weebly is going to new heights to show how it can help small business owners sell products from anywhere.

One in three Americans think starting a business is scarier than jumping out of a plane, so Weebly and Square took real-life Weebly customers Katie Raquel (who runs the Katie’s Cold Press juice business—and is mom to twins) and Jeff and Justin Wiguna (brothers and co-founders of Kuju Coffee) up to 18,000 feet for a skydiving sales run.

Weebly’s free online website creator uses a widget-based site builder that operates in the web browser. All elements of the website builder are drag-and-drop and a mobile version of every site is automatically generated. As its tagline states: “Websites, eCommerce & Marketing in one place.”

Users have the option of any URL ending in weebly.com, .com, .net, .org, .co, .info, or .us. Weebly offers three products: Weebly eCommerce Platform, Weebly Blog Platform and Carbon, the next generation of Weebly with added elements for greater power.

David Rusenko, Chris Fanini, and Dan Veltri co-founded Weebly in 2006 while they were 22-year-old students at Penn State.

Weebly is available in 12 languages. More than 20 million people in 150 countries have used the service (which is available in 12 languages) to create a site, blog or online store.

More than 175 million unique visitors reach Weebly sites monthly and their plan options range from a free plan to premium plans from $4 to $29/month.

Weebly is privately funded by Sequoia Capital, Tencent Holdings, Baseline Ventures, Ron Conway, and Y Combinator.

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