Wix Pricing Plans: How Much Does Wix Costs?
Updated: Dec 6, 2019
Wix is currently the best website builder on the market growing at a super-fast rate and currently serving more 150M users worldwide.
The reason for it is its ease of use (everyone can build a professional website in a matter of minutes, NO JOKE!).
It's advanced features including:
A drag 'n' drop editor.
An SEO plan to help your site rank on Google.
An evergrowing app market to add complex capabilities to your site at a click of a button.
An all-in-one marketing platform called Ascend (can be upgraded for more options)
And much more...
And all of that comes in very reasonably priced packages ranging from $4 per month to $35 per month (this might change and depends on Wix, to see the most up to date prices click here).
Furthermore, Wix offers a FREE so you can test the platform before making a decision to upgrade your plan to a premium one.
This plan offers limited features, displays Wix brand ads, and does not include a custom domain.
Wix displays this price as a monthly price, but you pay for a full year in advance.
So, for example, if you were to purchase the $4 plan you would pay $48 ($4x12 months) in one payment, so don't get surprised by that.
You also have the option to pay on a monthly basis (which is more expensive) or every 2 years in advance (which is cheaper).
These prices DO NOT include VAT.
You will see a chart with all the plans down below.
THIS ARTICLE WILL TALK ABOUT:
The different pricing plans available in the regular website tier and the business & eCommerce tier.
Which plans you should really consider & which ones you should avoid (my personal opinion).
Extra upgrades you can get after purchasing a plan.
Conclusion & notes
1. The Different Pricing Plans Available In The Regular Website Tier & The Business & eCommerce Tier.
These charts display Wix's "personal" Website Plans (which are also good for business) as well as the Business & eCommerce Plans (allows you to receive payments online):
Website Pricing Plans:
Business & eCommerce Pricing Plans:
Here you can see how much you'll pay per month depending on the billing period you choose (monthly, yearly, or every 2 years):
2. Which Plans You Should Really Consider & Which You Should Avoid (My Personal Opinion):
The free plan is obviously great to test out the platform and see if you like it, but when talking about the premium plans there are only 2 I would start with.
If you need a website and don't need to receive payments on the website then I would definitely go with the Combo Plan.
The combo plan offers everything that is really necessary to create a professional website.
It provides you with:
2GB of bandwidth which should be enough for a few thousand visitors per month.
It offers 3GB of storage space which should be enough for a few thousand images (if you didn't know, images on your website should be a pretty small size to increase loading speeds and therefore improve SEO. I recommend no more then 100kb per image).
It offers the option to connect your custom domain which is essential if you want a professional-looking website.
It removes the Wix ads.
It offers a free domain for the first year, which is awesome.
It offers 30 minutes of video you can upload to the website (I personally embed YouTube videos so it doesn't take any space).
It offers a $75 voucher for Google ads bonus (Please Note: it expires after a while so make sure you take advantage of that!).
Why Do I Suggest That:
The most basic plan (Connect A Domain Plan) is pointless in my opinion because it does not remove the Wix ads which defeat the purpose of creating a professional website.
The more premium plans offer extra features like more bandwidth and storage space which you can get by upgrading your combo plan if you need to.
Other then that, they offer extra Apps which, in my opinion, aren't necessary:
The Site Booster App is meant to register your site in online directories like Yelp, which you can do manually.
The Visitor Analytics App offers the same thing that Google Analytics offers for free.
The professional logo is not very professional in my opinion and is done by a computer using different templates, so it's not unique. I would recommend going to Fiverr, Upwork, or 99Designs and finding a designer for that.
The priority response and VIP support (which aren't Apps but included as a feature) aren't necessary in my opinion since their support is very good anyways.
If you need an online store and need to receive payments online then I recommend you use the Business Basic Plan.
These plans offer the same features as the Website plans with the addition of accepting online payments.
The Business Basic Plan offers everything you need to create a professional website and store online.
And again, if you need extra storage (which I doubt you'll need for a long time) you can always upgrade.
3. Extra Upgrades You Can Get After Purchasing A Plan:
So, you selected a plan and you can start working on your website ASAP, GREAT!
But wait! That's not all there is.
Wix is trying to be an all in one platform and while I think its a great idea, there are some things I would take and others I won't.
1. The first thing they offer and I would happily pay for is a G Suite business/personalized email address.
A business/personalized email, if you don't know, is an email address with your unique domain.
So, for example, instead of your email being firstname.lastname@example.org it can be email@example.com.
This makes you or your business look more professional and trustworthy.
So, Wix has partnered with Google to give you the option of purchasing a G Suite account for $6.5 per month when paid monthly or for $6 when paid yearly (prices may change) and integrate it with Wix so you can send emails with your professional email straight from your site.
PSSST... They sometimes give 50% off on that for the first year so it might be worth waiting a bit. At least right now when I'm writing this down. Don't tell them I said that ok?
2. The Second thing that is included in the premium plan though you can upgrade it to get more advanced features is, as Wix calls it,
the all-in-one business solution called Ascend by Wix.
In my opinion, what Wix allows you to do for free with your premium plan is very generous and includes:
Have a live chat on your site to connect with visitors as they visit your site.
Create custom forms, quizzes, and surveys.
Have an inbox where you can manage all your communications, bookings, and orders in one place.
Create a contact list with notes and labels to track and provide excellent customer service.
Create triggered automations, so you can collect leads and manage your work 24/7.
Have a member's area where visitors can create accounts and log in for various reasons.
Create and send pricing quotes to your customers.
Create and send invoices to your customers.
Create workflows to prioritize projects and sales funnels at a glance.
Create and organize tasks and reminders to meet your goals and deadlines.
SEO tools including a personalized SEO plan and connecting to Google with one click.
An email marketing platform.
Create social media posts for Facebook and Instagram straight from your site.
Create promotional videos with the video maker.
Create marketing integrations.
Create and share coupon codes for your products and services.
When you consider the fact that all of these features are free to start with, I would say it's remarkably generous by Wix.
With that said, there are some features that can be improved and I wouldn't use it for myself, like their email marketing platform which in my opinion is lacking when compared to dedicated email marketing platforms like Aweber or MailChimp, even when you upgrade it.
Furthermore, their pricing options for the premium plans of Ascend are pretty expensive and don't offer much when you can get the same or even better features (again like Aweber or MailChimp) outside of Wix.
These are the main things you get when you upgrade your Ascend Plan:
I personally am happy to take advantage of all the free features they offer, but won't upgrade to a premium Ascend Plan.
You can make your own choice according to your own needs.
Is Hosting Included?
Yes, hosting is included at no extra cost.
Does Wix offer a money-back guarantee on premium plans?
Yes, Wix offers a 14-day money-back guarantee for the initial upgrade to a premium plan (Please check Wix's website to confirm before deciding to purchase).
What online payments are accepted?
Wix accepts all major credit cards and debit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, JCB, and Diners. Additional payment options may be available in your specific location.
How do I cancel my Wix account?
In your dashboard click on your account name at the top right-hand side. Click "Subscriptions".
Then click on your plan and select "Cancel".
Your plan will not terminate if you're over the 14-days money-back guarantee but it will not renew.
5. Conclusion & Notes:
Wix is a great website builder with competitive pricing and offers a lot of value for the price.
It's very user-friendly and easy to use.
They have a huge amount of features (although some need improvement) and provide almost anything you need to create and maintain a professional website.
Their extensive knowledge base and fast customer support are second to none.
Out of the 7 available plans, there are only 2 I consider worth: The Combo Plan for non-eCommerce users and the Business Basic Plan for eCommerce users.
Your subscriptions are set to renew automatically. So if you don't want to keep using any of the subscriptions, make sure you cancel them before they renew so you don't get surprised.