Top 10 Business Integrations For Wix
You may have noticed I’ve written a few pieces on the various add-ons, widgets, and features (oh my) found in the Wix App Market. It turns out that I haven’t yet exhausted the subject. Why do I keep tapping the same vein, as it were? The thing is, the Wix App Market contains 250 total apps, covering just about every function known to man. With such fertile, expansive ground to cover, I figured I should turn my Wix app series into a trilogy. My only request is that I am played by Zach Galifianakis in the movie adaptations. Thank you.
And with that, let’s take another dive into the pool of Wix integrations, this time focusing on the apps that will assist you in taking care of business. Working overtime. Work out.
The 10 Best Wix Integrations For Your Website
Wix is a great free website builder, but if you’re running a business you need more than just a website. Take a look at the best Wix integrations to help your website and business succeed.
Need an accounting app for your Wix site, but don’t want to bust your budget in the process (though that would be delightfully ironic)? This is where Wave comes into play. This Canadian maker of accounting software provides an Invoicing and Accounting app integration for Wix that you can take advantage of, and the best part is: it’s entirely free.
Wix’s Wave integration will allow you to choose from a variety of templates to prepare your invoices, which can be personalized with your logo and sent to your customers. You’ll be able to scan your receipts and automatically import the information, obviating the need to collect receipts. You’ll also be able to gather your business partners and other collaborators together to work with you in real time.
Other benefits of Wave include:
- No accounting experience necessary
- Connect your bank & credit card accounts
- Unlimited invoices
- Accept all major credit card payments
- Generate powerful financial reports
- Work securely from anywhere
All this can be yours for the low price of $0 per month. Not bad, eh? Read our Wave review for more information.
There are, at last count, 36 different eCommerce apps available in the Wix App Market. If you’re looking to sell your wares online, you’ve got no shortage of choices with Wix. One particularly compelling eCommerce integration is provided by Ecwid.
Wix’s Ecwid store is a powerful and flexible eCommerce platform with both free and premium options. When added to your Wix site, the app will automatically embed itself into your site. You won’t have to worry about choosing a template for it – Ecwid is designed to blend seamlessly with the rest of your site.
Here’s the complete list of what Wix’s Ecwid integration has to offer:
- List up to 10 products
- Mobile responsive store
- Facebook app
- Connect shipping & payments
- Bonus features
- Starts from $15.83/month
- Ecwid mobile app – accept payments on the go with a card reader
- Offer coupons
- Marketplace integrations
- Point-of-sale integrations
- Quarterly performance review
- Fully managed store
- Automatic tax calculations
Read our complete Ecwid review for more information on this eCommerce solution.
One of the most popular ways to monetize your website is through the use of Google AdSense. Thankfully, with Wix, there’s an app for that.
With Wix’s free AdSense integration, you’ll be able to earn revenue simply by letting Google place contextual ads — up to three ads per page — on your site that are unobtrusive and relevant to your existing content. The only catch is that you’ll have to submit your site for approval by Google before they accept you into the program. This means no selling porn, guns, or drugs on your site. Sorry – I don’t make the rules!
With AdSense, you’ll be able to retain control of what sort of ads are placed on your site (so as to keep everything on brand). You’ll also be able to keep track of how your ads are doing with detailed reports from Google.
Launching an email marketing campaign? Why not take advantage of Wix’s integration with Mad Mimi?
This completely free add-on with a goofy name gives you a customizable email signup form to place on your Wix site. Building a mailing list is one of the most effective ways to turn your site visitors into followers who will stick with you for the long haul.
Mad Mimi is world-friendly: choose from over 10 languages to use in your webforms. Sounds more like usefulness than madness to me! Read our MadMimi review for more information.
Have you built a glorious and functional Wix website, but have yet to see it attract the volume of traffic it deserves? Take a look at Wix’s Site Booster app, brought to you by AppSharp. This helpful utility will get your site ranked higher in search results and business directories. It works with Google, Yahoo, Bing, and other search engines.
The Site Booster basic package, available for free, gets you listed instantly on Factual and BusinessDataIndex. The premium package, available for $4.95/month, does the following:
- Boosts your business’s ranking on Google, Bing, Yahoo, Yelp, FourSquare, and more
- Shows your address, hours and phone number on map services like Google Maps, Bing Maps, Yelp, FourSquare, and more
- Gets you listed in premium directories like AboutUS, WikiDWeb, and VieSearch
- Utilize keywords
- Listing tracking – if your site gets removed or rejected from a search engine or directory, AppSharp will inform you and work with you to resolve the problem
If you’re looking for the simplest and easiest eCommerce solution possible, I would advise checking out Wix’s PayPal button, brought to you by POWr.
This simple and easy tool connects with your PayPal account and instantly lets you start accepting payments and donations. It’s available in both free and premium form. Let’s take a closer look at what’s on offer:
- 100 monthly transactions
- No transaction fees
- Shipping, Handling, and Tax
- Accept payments in over 25 currencies
- Starts from $2.67/month
- Removes POWr logo
- Unlimited monthly transactions
- Unlimited price options
- Discount codes
- Redirect after payment
- Set up recurring payments
- CSS & HTML customization
- VIP support
Read our complete PayPal review to learn more about this payment processing solution.
Now, let’s change gears and examine some of the social networking elements available through the Wix App Market that will keep your business relevant to the kids these days.
With Wix’s Twitter Feed, powered by POWr, you can display Twitter posts from a handle or hashtag of your choosing. The feed will automatically update to display new tweets. The colors, border, style and layout are all fully customizable.
The free package brings you the following:
- Add any feed
- Fully customizable
- Complete language support
- Mobile responsive design
At $2.67/month, the premium version gives you even more:
- Removes POWr logo
- Updates automatically every 20 minutes
- Hide the plugin from visitors behind a password if you want
Wix’s Facebook Comments app is a tool that lets people add their two cents to a comments box on your site via their Facebook account. In addition to facilitating conversation — hopefully not of the hateful/ignorant/abusive variety — this tool will spread awareness of your business in that friends of the people who comment on your site will see your site details on their Facebook timeline.
The comments box is fully customizable, so you’ll have no problem tweaking it to match the rest of your site and its content. Furthermore, Facebook Comments is completely free.
Wix’s Instagram Feed is a great tool for setting up a photo gallery without manually uploading your images to Wix. The Instagram Feed will simply pull the photos from your Instagram account and display them in a manner of your choosing, with multiple layout styles to choose from.
Did I mention it’s free?
Here are the features you’ll get with the Instagram Feed:
- Stunning layout styles – Grid, Slider, and Collage
- Full-width option
- Fully customizable design
- Real-time updates
Is your business listed on Yelp? Do your customers hate you? If not, consider adding Wix’s Yelp app to your site. With the Yelp app, you’ll easily and painlessly be able to display your star rating and your customer reviews. If there’s a review you’d rather not display prominently, you can choose to just display the star rating. Don’t worry. I won’t tell.
This app is entirely free and completely customizable. You won’t have any issues adjusting the design and layout to jibe with your digital milieu.
Building the Perfect Website With Wix Integrations
If you’re building a website for your business, don’t let all the extra functionality provided by these Wix integrations go to waste. Take full advantage of the tools supplied in the Wix App Market, and you’ll be giving your business every opportunity to expand and connect with customers. Not only that, but you’ll be able to take care of some of the back-end stuff as well.
These tools are here for a reason. Don’t be afraid to use them!