How to Choose a Website Builder for Your Rental Business

Every rental business needs a professional website to attract customers and allow them to make bookings online. However, the process of designing your website can seem complicated, and it seems easier to...

Every rental business needs a professional website to attract customers and allow them to make bookings online. However, the process of designing your website can seem complicated, and it seems easier to not attempt it yourself instead of learning what you need to build a website. Good news! It doesn’t have to be as complex as you once thought, thanks to website builders.

Website builders make the whole process much easier to understand, even if you don’t have any experience with web design. They typically provide templates and features designed to help you create a website without learning everything about website design. For a small business owner, they can be the perfect tool for creating a website on your own.

Of course, it’s not as simple as just showing you one and setting you on your way. There are several to choose from, and the way Booqable integrates into them varies between each. So, let’s go through some of the most popular website builders out there and help you to decide which one is the best for you and your rental business.

Which website builder is the best for your rental business?

WordPress

Let’s start with perhaps the most popular and well-known website builder on the market - WordPress. It offers an easy-to-use approach with hundreds of free website templates and thousands of paid themes to choose from. Some may consider it the most accessible entry point into building your website, thanks to the wealth of WordPress tutorials on YouTube, but it is a bit more complex than some other website builders.

Integrating Booqable with WordPress is easy as we have a WordPress plugin that easily allows you to add Booqable to your WordPress website. Once installed, you need to enter your information and add the code to the appropriate sections of your website, and you’re on your way.

Squarespace

Squarespace has been enjoying many advertising and placements on creative YouTube channels over the past couple of years. If you have caught any of those, you may already know how sophisticated and easy it is to use. It shines in its template designs that are among the best of the market and perfect if you want a visually impressive rental website. There is also a massive range of features to help you get your website started and succeed.

The process of integreating Booqable with your Squarespace website is a little different to WordPress, but once you’re on your way, you’ll be glad you spent the time. You need to inject code within the advanced settings then add a small snippet of code to each product page. We provide everything you need, so you don’t need to learn how to write any code to get started.

Shopify

You may know Shopify as an e-commerce website builder, but it can also be used for rental business websites. It’s an easy entry point with an intuitive interface that can be an excellent solution for rental business owners. It’s not perfect, and the design templates can be somewhat limiting compared to other options, but it’s undoubtedly an excellent option to consider.

To get started with Booqable on a Shopify website, you will need to add the Booqable code to the theme of your rental website. Then go through and replace the button and product information as outlined in our help center article. Shopify isn’t the best option for Booqable, but if you’re willing to put the work in, it will undoubtedly be an excellent choice for your rental business.

Weebly

Weebly is among the most basic website builder offerings, but it still packs a punch and has enough to get you started with online bookings on your rental business website. It’s simple and easy to use, but it is far more limited in terms of design and features than the other website builders we have talked about today. However, it is one of the more affordable options if you’re building your rental business website on a budget.

As with WordPress, we have an app in the Weebly App Centre to help you integrate Booqable into your rental business website. Once installed and set up, you can add your products to your Weebly website from Booqable and have them available for people to book online through your rental store.

Duda

Finally, we have Duda, designed for people who want a polished and straightforward rental website design. Its drag-and-drop interface makes it easy to use, and there are plenty of features that you will enjoy. However, it doesn’t give you the most creative control over your website design, so that’s something to be aware of when making your choice.

To install Booqable on your Duda website, you will need to add the Booqable Javascript snippet from the settings in your Booqable account. It can take some time, but once you’re set-up, you never need to touch it again unless you want to add or update products.

How to pick the best website builder for your rental business

There are few things you can do and consider while deciding which website builder is best for you.

  1. Most website builders offer a free trial so make the most of them to see which website builder is the right one for you.
  2. Think about the website design you want and see which website builder matches these criteria the best.
  3. Think about the features your rental website must have and which website builder provides those features.
  4. Look into the pricing for each website builder and see which one fits into your budget the best.
  5. Find out which one has the best capabilities for you and meets your requirements, whether that be flexibility, ease of use, or blog capabilities.

We hope this guide has been helpful to you, and remember to try out as many options as possible before making a decision. You will have to live with this website builder for a long time, so you don’t want to make a mistake by jumping the gun.

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