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Value for Money
|Value for Money|
4/5
Features
|Features|
3/5
Support
|Support|
3/5
Ease of Use
|Ease of Use|
3/5
Templates
|Templates|
3/5

Webmasters review for Moonfruit

Value for Money

The Moonfruit platform offers a wide range of options starting out with a ‘free’ plan that provides the reasonably low storage. This plan includes branded moonfruit ads on your published website. You can remove this (branding) and add more storage space if you upgrade to the Lite plan which starts at $5.40/month. All plans offer eCommerce features and it works on a progressive scale - the higher the sales volume the more you pay for the plan. There are some more extensive plans on offer that range all the way up to $31.50/month, however other than increased storage and additional domain names there isn’t a lot of difference between the top 3 plans - a little bit pricey in comparison. We think the ‘standard’ plan offers the best value for money, avoid the highest premium plans.

Editor & Templates

The Moonfruit editor utilises the drag and drop functionality in every sense of the word - you have free rein on what you can move and where you want it positioned. However, we do advise reading the knowledge base to acquire a full understand of how and where to place images so that it is perfect for when you publish your site. Our overall opinion of the Moonfruit editor ranks fairly low among the other brands - it feels quite old and crashes quite frequently, it is annoying to the point that I had to logout in order to get the to respond again.

The Moonfruit template selection is wide and extensive, with lots of different designs. Finding the templates is a little confusing - their landing page layout is cluttered with too much going on. It turns out the templates can be viewed in the heading panel as they slide across, hovering over a desired design will allow you to click and view it.

Additional Features

All plans offer eCommerce as standard which is a great tool, and a nice touch considering the fact that most of the competition charge a premium for eCommerce solutions and online shops. They include mobile optimization as standard, like the majority of other brands. Moonfruit’s downfall is they do not offer any app store or marketplace to bolt-on or purchase additional apps - this is no good considering many users will want to continue to grow and improve their site, they don't cater to that and the resources are limited.

Guides and Customer Service

Moonfruit do not offer a walkthrough video when initially entering the editor but they do have a helpful support tab that offers guides, tutorials and a useful walkthrough.
Customer support is provided via a support line for both free and paid users - in addition to this a ticket support system is offered. The support team were quick to respond and efficient at getting our requests resolved.

Summary

We feel that Moonfruit still needs to refine it’s service and platform, this will allow it to have a more prominent position in the web builder space. The prices charged for the plans and the features offered as standard would suggest that this product would be aimed at the more experienced user however once you are in the editor everything seems a bit basic and aimed towards an unexperienced web user. Everything else levels at a good standard and as I previously mentioned Moonfruit has the potential to become a staple brand within the marketplace.

Moonfruit is ranked #8 on the top 10 list

Key Features

Free Trial - Yes (Billing info required)

Templates - 100+

Mobile - Yes

Main Features

Fully Customizable Templates

Template Filter

eCommerce Tools & Templates

Shopping Cart

Free Domain

Over 500MB Space

Unlimited Bandwidth

Knowledge Base

Email Support

Ticket Support

Support Forum

Tutorials

Free Photos

Gallery Tools

Video

Audio

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