Pricing and Features
As previously mentioned, XPRS offers a plan that is free for anyone to use without any complications; just register for an account and you can start building and publishing your website in no time. You can choose from their plentiful selection of templates that consist of several categories, like photography, musicians and bands, portfolio and art, resume, fashion, hotel, wedding, business, blog, and many, many more. Each one of these templates are mobile-ready as well, so you don’t have to sign up for a separate mobile website builder.
XPRS also offers paid plans, starting with the Premium Account, which lets you connect your own domain. You also get unlimited hosting, eCommerce, and freedom from ads. It costs $6 a month, which is more or less the average in the market for a basic plan.
Meanwhile, the Standard White Label, which costs a one-time fee of $350, is suggested for designers and entrepreneurs. This plan includes unlimited licenses, full billing and pricing control, your own branding, uploading your own templates, reports and tracking, and full control over users.
The Host It Yourself Plan, is aimed towards resellers who are into web hosting. Aside from containing everything in the previous package, this one adds a bunch of other features like downloadable versions of client’s websites, cPanel integration, own server hosting, premium WL support, own domain API, and editor’s CSS control. It costs a single fee of $2,500.
For classic hosting companies, they offer Server Control, which costs $25,000. This includes a customized copy of their builder to your own Google Cloud Server, login APIs, server ownership, and cPanel and APIs.
As for their website builder itself, XPRS makes use of polydoms and stripes instead of coding to create a website. They describe the process as similar to Lego where each block goes well with another block, and ultimately produces web pages that are coherent, both in aesthetics and function. Finished websites are fully responsive with mobile devices, even Google Glass and smartwatches.
You also won’t have any difficulty in keeping up with the competition, as XPRS also includes SEO support to ensure your website complies with search engine standards. The site-structure delivers content fast and easy and is optimized for Google crawlers.
Meanwhile, updating your website and publishing new content shouldn’t be a struggle even when you are away from your computer. XPRS has a mobile app for the iPhone where you can post texts, videos, blog entries, and photos via your mobile device.
Unfortunately, XPRS is still a developing website builder, and more specific functions like blog drafts, post scheduling, in-house eCommerce system (it currently uses Shoprocket, a third party shopping cart provider), membership system, and even multi-lingual support are not yet available. Hopefully these developments are on their way, although there really is no news from the team if these features will be added.
XPRS has a dedicated support section containing how-to instructions and FAQs for any issues you may encounter with the service. If you prefer getting assistance from their support team, you can submit a ticket request and a representative shall respond shortly (the average response time is under 12 hours). You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Youtube for the latest news and updates.
For Students and Non-Profits
XPRS gives a special treat for students, artists, and non-profit organization: full access to the premium account, absolutely free. Simply send them a message through your academic institute’s email, or show them your website once you are finished, and they will give you a free pass. Be sure to take advantage of the offer!
What's the Verdict on XPRS?
XPRS Review 2017 – Conclusion
XPRS has a long way to go before becoming the best website builder of this generation, but this doesn’t mean that the service is terrible. Their new approach in the form of polydoms pave the way for an easier and more efficient editor, similar to Lego blocks that you can stack on top of each other to build a whole structure. Moreover, their templates are designed by professionals with hundreds of selections that are fully customizable, and the greatest thing about the service is that it absolutely free to use. The steep learning curve might require more out of you, but the end result might very well be worth the effort. So what are you waiting for? Try out XPRS now!