I was looking for a free ecommerce website builder and I found moonfruit on top ten list for free ecommerce sites. It is not overly challenging to use but it is not free for ecommerce. In order to have a ecommerce site you have to upgrade and do monthly payments. I do not trust companies that are not upfront. Yes it is a free site builder but not free for ecommerce. How do I know? I sign up and posted a couple of items, then I previewed site. It was when I was trying to figure out shopping cart and payments that I discovered to have a shopping cart you had to upgrade and pay. So no it is not a free ecommerce site. Don't waste you time. I gave them a one star because they are not what they say they are. FREE
I have used Moonfruit for over 2 years. Its very easy to build a basic site and reasonably straight forward to build a more ambitious site with a little time and effort. The major problem is that Moonfruit is not bug free, not a problem in itself if there was help desk phone support. I have had a number of issues over the 2 years which take a considerable amount of time to resolve via email conversation with 24 hour lags between responses. Last year, there was a period when repsonses were taking 3 days! Some non-critical issues never resolved because impractical time lag. Now Moonfruit's email server is failing to deliver my business critical emails and support not able to resolve after 4 days. Completely unacceptable level of customer care.
I love the way that my CorelDRAW experience melds seamlessly into using this Moonfruit package. Within one hour of joining I had the basics of my site prepared and working using a free trial. Within 6 hours of starting the trial I was paid up with the domain name that I wanted. Only 18 hours into the project I was gob smacked to see my own creativity emerging out of the www. on my own chosen name.
I could teach a monkey to use this stuff, I would recommend Moonfruit to anyone who wants full control and cannot afford the time and money to use Dreamweaver. I have found that using creative people to do my work does not work. They do lovely artwork but one spends more time instructing them than one needs to build the thing using Moonfruit.
My previous experience was not good. Every time I tried to build web sites in the past I found that the package could not deliver or was actually unstable. I did have a site up with 1&1 a couple of years ago. It was OK but I had to keep it far too simple for what I really wanted to do. Now with Moonfruit I can express my ideas quicker than I could explain them in a slide show talk. Whoever put this package together deserves a prize.
After a five year relationship with this company, as of last night I have ceased to do business with them due to their unethical business approach to the consumer. Moonfruit and SiteMaker are one in the same. Save your money and avoid both of them!: http://spiritfilledpoetry.wordpress.com/2013/10/23/two-web-building-sites-to-avoid-sitemaker-limited-and-moonfruit-copyright-2013-john-j-rigo-texas-commentator/
I was using this for my taxi business, part of which is a booking form which many companies use, also with being used by the local authority to supply journeys to locals schools etc, who use our email address as a way to cancel and book journeys, this has caused a lot of problems and with no phone support and sometimes a 24 hour wait for an email response its an appalling company to which I am slowly migrating our websites to another more popular firm who have telephone support and so far its been no more than 30 minutes response time.
If you don't mind the site going down every week then carry on.
When I agreed to build a website to showcase my boyfriends photography I have to admit I was a bit daunted and wasn't entire sure what I had taken on. Moonfruit made the whole experience simple, straightforward and painless. Any queried I had I posted either on the forum or through Twitter and were quickly responded to so I could continue with my website build.
The end result is streamline, sophisticated and looks very professional, we've had countless comments and no-one can believe I built it myself.
I'm on my 3rd iteration of the design now as I discover more and more hints, tips and tricks to make it even better, www.amlphoto.co.uk is going from strength to strength.
I was computer illiterate and terrified of trying to create a website for our young company alone. Thank goodness I found Moonfruit! 4 hours later I had a beautiful website that stood out among our competitors. I've actually had 2 customers who built websites for a living compliment the look and ease of our site. They assumed I hired someone to make it! I can't recommend Moonfruit enough, for someone like myself with no attention span or computer savvy they sure made making my own site easy and fun. THANKYOU!
Moonfruit are amazing found them over a year ago now and have slowly built up my website and it looks like I hired a designer to do it but no! The subscription service is great value to as you get a free domain name when you've signed up then after another year or so I'd gained another :) absolutely wonderful would highly recommend.
I purchased and downloaded a template for another company. I struggled to get my head around the coding as I am not a web designer. I typed in a Google search for Free website designers and came across Moon Fruit. I have to say that Moonfruit has been incredibly intuitive to use. The user interface is very pleasant and the mobile device facility is clever and allows you to address the important out reach to both computer, Ipad, Iphone, Smart phone users all with optimized settings. The form link is excellent. I created two custom forms within a few hours and fully integrated it with the website. I am not a web designer. Moonfruit made me one! I am pleased beyond all hope. Even the art known as keywording is put in to layman's terms. I would recommend Moonfruit to anyone!!!
Well old pal I rather liked the way it works direct on site for editing, I'm new to moonfruit so have not yet had time to develop an overall opinion. But on first impressions and compared to the service I used before which seemed to need someone with a doctorate to manoeuvre it, its a pleasure.. It is sometimes is a little slow to respond to the click of the mouse but that's no big deal. I imagine familiarity with the tools will increase my abilities no end. Yup so far so good.
They use Port 25, and despite stating that you can use 587 as an outgoing port, apparently that is false information because they are now saying that is not possible. Soooo... I can't send email with the domain I paid for. Get with it Moonfruit.
I've been using Moonfruit since August 2012, and generally I'm very satisfied with the service. The templates have allowed me to create a very professional looking website for my theatre company.
However, for the past 4 months or so I have had trouble with the editor. It has become very slow and buggy, so that quick site edits, which should take ten minutes have been taking almost an hour as I've had to wait for it to respond.
I've started shopping around for alternatives as unfortunately I feel that Moonfruit no longer offers me the service I need.
I knew NOTHING about web site design, as a small business we were in desparate need of a website but couldn't manage the huge fees required, so decided to have a go a building one myself. I gave myself one day to source and see if this could happen, Moonfruit made it completely possible. More importantly I built a site exactly as I had pictured it, with all the features that I wanted. There support was excellent and they really know how to make complex issues easy to understand. I urge you to use them as they have kick started my business at a fraction of the cost. Thank you moonfruit
I tried a couple of other sites but they were not so adaptable and I didn't like any of the templates. With hardly any prior knowledge I have created a site that looks great and very different from the original template. Moonfruit has excellent help available and when HTML5 is rolled out it will be first class.
If you're not a techno head but want a website that makes you look as if you are, Moonfruit is for you. I'm truly delighted with both the support service, which is professional and extremely prompt, and how new things are added, the latest being a Facebook Shop.
It's fast, easy to use and more importantly, you have total control on how you want your site to look. You don't need specialist knowledge to make it work, it's so easy. Though if you do get stuck they have brilliant, step by step videos.
For me it's not only been the exceptional software that has helped launch me as an artist, but the people behind it, who are accessible and incredibly helpful. You're always made to feel valued, appreciated and any help you need is there within 24 hours (usually less).
I highly recommend Moonfruit to both those starting out, and experienced website designers. The software is the most flexible I have ever encountered, and it allows you to create a total personalised site that meets your needs.
I don't give this praise lightly either, especially having tried out several other website providers. Moonfruit are the best on the market, and I recommend them every time.
Tremendously happy with Moonfruit and will be renewing my account and probably upgrading very soon as I am getting requests to design more and mores sites. I have encountered some rather snooty criticisms from purists that sites like Moonfruit don't allow total control, but for me with a limited knowledge of code, it's wonderful and anyway, if there are any problems, it is just a case of using your intelligence to get round them. I have got so used to Moonfruit that I would rather stick with what I have. An excellent platform to be creative without being bogged down with (admittedly fascinating, but time consuming machine code). I work on a WordPress site too... It's pants to use!... Stop press... I just had a query and they answered in less than a minute, so bang on with Customer Service too! Simon
Moonfruits website maker is brilliant, ive done so much with my website like banners, and moving images, and also putting on my you tube videos of my ghost hunts. Its easy and simple to use. Our website looks professional http://www.prestigeparanormalevents.co.uk you can see how easy it is to put links on there, add images and text and have a master page so the banners either said show up everytime, which is just what we wanted :D a cracking website maker, and also linking up to google webmastertools and analytics was easy too, making monitoring my website and search results much easier. well done moonfuit, sterling job!