Wix Pricing Review: Which Premium Plan is Right for You?

Last updated on March 18, 2019

Wix Pricing Review

Wix Pricing review


Wix’s pricing plans offer really good value compared to other drag & drop website builders. We feel that Wix is the best All-Around website builder and their pricing range is lower than its direct competitors.

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Last Updated on March 18, 2019

Wondering about Wix prices, value for money, or which Wix premium plan is right for you? You’ve come to the right place!

Wix Pricing: A Brief Overview

Wix has a free plan, and after that its prices start at $11 per month for the Combo plan. The $14 per month Unlimited plan is ideal for freelancers and comes with unlimited bandwidth, while the $29 per month VIP plan provides priority support.

Wix also offers three ecommerce plans ranging from $20 to $35 per month. The $20 per month Business Basic plan is best for building a small store. The Business Unlimited is the most popular at $25 per month, while the more advanced Business VIP costs $35 per month.

Wix Pricing: What do you get for your money?

 Wix’s cheapest plan is Combo plan at $11 per month, which removes adverts and lets you connect your own domain name. If you want to start selling online choose the $20 a month Business Basic plan.

The most popular is the $14 a month Unlimited plan. This gives you unlimited bandwidth, a free domain, site booster and form builder apps, and more. At the highest end of the scale, is the Business VIP plan at $35 a month.

wix six pricing plans
Here you can see the full range of Wix’s premium plans. Business and ecommerce plans are on the left ranging from $20-$35, and regular website plans range from $11-$29 on the right.

But what does this mean? Is Wix good value for money? The simple answer is, yes! Wix offers better value than competitors like Squarespace and Weebly, and has a wider range of features available on its free plan. This means you can create a professional site without using up your life savings!

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But how do you know which Wix premium plan is right for you? In this article we’ll breakdown each plan, look at what each one is best for, compare these prices to Wix’s competitors, and show you just what you get for your money.


Wix Prices: How Much Does Wix Cost Monthly and Yearly?

You can pay for your Wix subscription either monthly or yearly, with six premium plans to choose from.

Wix also offers a free plan, which is a fantastic way of starting out your website and testing to see if Wix is for you. You can stay on it as long as you like, but we don’t recommebd it for the long term because it’s so limited.

On the free plan, your website address will look like this: yourname.wixsite.com/siteaddress, which is unprofessional and bad for SEO (Search Engine Optimization), making your website harder to find in Google. You’ll have Wix adverts on your site too, and you’ll only get up to 500MB of both storage and bandwidth.

That’s not ideal, so we suggest building your site on the free plan, then upgrading for a more successful site. The cheapest premium plan is the $11 per month Combo plan. 

You may know Wix used to offer seven price plans, but took away the $5 per month Connect Domain plan. While at first this might seem a shame because it was so cheap, in reality it’s a good thing Wix decided to discontinue this plan.

We never recommended the Connect Domain plan very highly because it was so basic – you were paying money for not very much at all! It basically acted as a stepping stone from the free plan to the $11 per month Combo plan.

Now the Combo plan is the cheapest option, and it blows the Connect Domain plan out the water. While the Connect Domain plan didn’t even remove adverts or give you more than 500MB storage, the Combo plan has tons to offer. Say hello to 3GB storage, no Wix adverts, 30 video minutes, 2GB bandwidth, a free custom domain, and more!

Wix Prices:

Wix Pricing PlansMonthly Plan ($/month)Annual Plan ($/month)Savings (%)

* This price reflects the Business Basic plan, which is the cheapest of the three ecommerce premiums.

If you choose to enroll into a month-to-month payment plan, the monthly prices are slightly higher. Monthly subscriptions don’t include bonuses like the free domain name included in most yearly plans, or the premium apps and ad vouchers that may be offered on that plan. For example, if you chose monthly payments for the Unlimited plan, you would only have five out of nine of the available features.

If you go with an annual plan, you save anywhere from 18% to 36%.

So picking an annual plan makes a lot of sense especially as you have an unlimited amount of time to try Wix for free.

I’m sure you know already, you can sign up and test Wix for free and the free trial has no time limit.  You don’t have to upgrade until you are ready.

Here’s another interesting fact.

82% of new Wix paid subscribers choose to sign up to annual plans.  This means that only 18% of their subscribers sign up to month-to-month payment plans.

wix pricing subscriptions monthly and annual plans

This just goes to show how appealing the annual plan discount is – the numbers speak for themselves.

If you’re really happy with Wix, you can even sign up to a two year plan, which saves you an extra 5%.

So if it’s a deal you’re after, sign up to the annual plan, but if you’re in it for the long haul then the two year plan saves a little extra, and won’t break the bank.


Wix Pricing Plans Breakdown

Wix Pricing PlansComboUnlimitedeCommerceVIP
Monthly Price$11.00$14.00$20-$35$29.00
Unlimited PagesYesYesYesYes
Free Domain *YesYesYesYes
Remove Wix AdYesYesYesYes
SSL EncryptionYesYesYesYes
Online StoreNoNoYesYes
24/7 SupportYesYesYesYes
VIP SupportNoNoNo**Yes
Ad Vouchers$0$300$300$300
Site Booster AppNoYesYesYes
Form Builder AppNoYesYesYes
Wix Pricing PlansComboUnlimitedeCommerceVIP

* Wix gives you a free domain name for 1-year if you sign up to their annual plans.

** The Business Basic and Business Unlimited plans do not offer VIP support, but the Business VIP plan does.

As you can see, there is an impressive range of features available. Here’s a breakdown of the useful, and some of the more unclear, ones on offer:

  • Bandwidth: This basically refers to how much data and traffic your site can handle and transfer. If you’re adding lots of media like images, videos, and audio to your website, then you need a higher bandwidth to keep downloads running smoothly.
  • Domain: A custom domain is the personalized website address, or name of your website. It appears in the search bar as the URL, for example www.websitebuilderexpert.com is our domain name! This is important for any site as it makes your website easier to find and makes it more credible. You get  a free domain for one year if you sign up to an annual plan.
  • SSL Encryption: SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. If your website has SSL security it means that any data transferred between your website and its visitors remains safely encrypted and private. This is really important for online stores where people are logging in and making payments with credit cards etc. You can tell if a site has SSL encryption because the web address will start with https (meaning it’s secure) rather than http (meaning it’s insecure).
  • Site Booster App: This is an app that helps drive more traffic to your site and improve rankings. It lists your site in top directories, and displays details to help you rank higher in search engines like Google. It also monitors your site’s progress and updates you on a regular basis.
  • Form Builder App: This app lets you create custom forms (such as booking forms, membership forms, selling tickets, multi-language forms, online quizzes, and more).

Further Information


Which Plan is Right for You?

1) Combo Plan ($11.00/month)

This plan will remove all Wix advertisements from your website, so your visitors won’t know that your website was built with a website builder.

You get 2GB in bandwidth and 3GB of storage space under this plan.

Now, it’s quite tricky to tell if 2GB in bandwidth and 3GB of storage space are enough for you. The more visitors you have and the more graphics you insert into your pages, the more bandwidth you need to power your website.

But you don’t need to worry about this, because if you’re approaching your bandwidth limit, Wix will warn you about it.

Unfortunately, if you do exceed 2GB per month, you cannot purchase more from Wix. Once you run out you’ll need to upgrade to a higher premium plan which is an additional $4 per month (or the price of a fancy cup of coffee).

This is not all that bad considering if you run out of bandwidth, this usually means you are getting more website visitors than you expect – which is awesome.

So what else does the Combo plan offer?

  • 2G bandwidth
  • 3GB storage
  • Connect your domain
  • 30 video minutes
  • Remove Wix branding & adverts
  • Free domain for one year

This plan offers much more versatile and in-depth features than the free plan, removing adverts as well as offering a free domain on the annual plan. While embedded videos are always free, this plan also allows you to upload up to 30 minutes of video to be played in high definition.

Best for: personal use. This is the best basic Wix plan for your first upgrade, offering great value for money if your website is on a small level.

2) Unlimited Plan ($14.00/month)

The Unlimited Plan is Wix’s most popular plan, especially for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Unlimited bandwidth, no Wix adverts, a free custom domain for the year, and premium apps makes this plan worth the extra $4 per month (compared to the Combo plan).

Not to mention you also get 10GB of storage space – that’s 7GB more than what you get under the Combo plan.

wix website pricing plans
Wix’s most popular plan is the Unlimited premium, which is labelled as best for freelancers and entrepreneurs at $14 a month.

With Wix’s Unlimited Plan, you receive the Form Builder App (at $48 value). This means you can create personalized forms (from bookings to quizzes) to encourage your visitors to interact with your site and services. You’ll also unlock the Site Booster App ($60 value). This helps improve your website’s chances of being discovered in Google (you can also see our guide on Website Builder SEO here).

These apps are great bonuses and add value to your plan, but there are other key features to influence your decision.

Some other factors to think about are:

  • Unlimited bandwidth – great for businesses and entrepreneurs since your goal is to increase your website visitors.
  • 10GB storage – this is a lot more than the combo plan and gives a lot more room for your site to grow.
  • Ecommerce tools – this plan does not come with ecommerce tools so you can’t sell online. If you need to sell products through your website check out Wix’s eCommerce plans.
  • Multimedia – you can upload up to one hour of video content on your website, which is a great way of showcasing projects and engaging visitors with your site.

The Unlimited plan removes some of the limitations of the lower price plans. By unlocking premium apps and more video content, you can create a more user friendly and interactive site with increased storage, bandwidth, and SEO boosters.

Best for: small businesses, entrepreneurs, and freelancers. If you don’t need to sell through your website, this plan is perfect for giving you more freedom to engage with visitors and giving your website room to grow.  

3) VIP Plan ($29.00/month)

The Wix VIP plan also comes with VIP pricing – the most expensive plan out of the four website-only plans!

All (lame) jokes aside, this plan includes all the features you get from the lower plans, and more. This plan comes with all the features of the lower premiums and combines it with extra bonuses only available on the VIP plan.

And to be fair, Wix’s VIP pricing plan at $29 a month is actually a lot more affordable than their competitors’ highest plans, which come in the $40 to $50 per month range.

So what are those extra features you get with the Wix VIP plan?

Here are just some of the key features:

  • Unlimited bandwidth, and 20GB storage
  • Upload up to 2 hours of video
  • Professional logo files
  • Priority response – hate waiting in queues? Get the VIP treatment and jump to the front with priority response. If you submit a question on the Wix Answers page, your query is pushed to the front to give you a quicker response time.
  • VIP support – get exclusive phone support to get any problems or queries sorted as quickly as possible.

So Wix’s VIP plan is a premium price for a premium service. This is really for those with a bigger website who need that extra bandwidth, and for those with a bigger budget who can afford that VIP service.

Best for: bigger websites, and anyone who needs a high level of support and a large amount of email campaigns.

4) eCommerce Plans ($20 – $35/month)

If you intend to sell products (physical or digital), then you’ll need to choose from one of these three ecommerce plans.

Business Basic ($20 per month)

If you’re setting up a standard online store, this is the best option for you – and the cheapest! It has all the features you need from accepting payments to creating coupons using the Wix Stores app. If you’re selling services or offering appointments you can use the Wix Bookings app to create bookings, set email reminders and more.

These are great add-ons, but what do you actually get with the Business Basic plan itself?

  • 20GB storage
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • SSL encryption
  • Free domain
  • No Wix adverts
  • Online store – no commission
  • Site Builder & Form Builder premium apps
  • Google Analytics
  • $300 Ad Vouchers

All Wix plans come with SSL encryption, Google Analytics, at least 500MB storage, and 24/7 support. But these are extra important if you’re running an online store. For example, SSL security is vital to being trusted by customers and protecting any data being transferred during online payments.

This plan is still the best to start out on, and this should be more than enough to grow your online store with. But if you know you need more than this, take a look at the Business Unlimited plan.

Best for: small online stores! If you’re setting up an online store or want to accept payments through your website, this plan has got you covered.

Business Unlimited ($25 per month)

This is Wix’s most popular ecommerce plan. It has all the features included in the Business Basic plan, with extras!

10 video hours means you can upload up to 10 hours of video content to your website, but 35GB storage and email campaigns are the real strong points of this plan. It gives you the tools to promote and grow your online business for only $5 extra a month!

wix ecommerce pricing plans
Wix has three ecommerce plans to help grow your online store or business, ranging from $20 - $35 a month. This gives you lots of features and room for expansion.

Unless you already have an online store set up and running, it’s probably best to work up to this plan so you really get the most for your money. You don’t want to be paying for features your website’s not ready for – it would be like buying a car and only using it to listen to the radio instead of driving it!

But at its super reasonable price of $25 a month, the Business Unlimited plan is an easy step up from the Basic Business plan.

Best for: growing businesses and online stores. With all the features of the basic plan plus really valuable extras like email campaigns and extra storage, this plan is perfect for increasing your website’s size and outreach.

Business VIP ($35 per month)

This is the most expensive ecommerce plan at $35 a month. With its priority response and premium support, this is the ecommerce equivalent of Wix’s regular VIP plan. It offers:

  • Everything included on the lower business plans such as unlimited bandwidth, Google Analytics, premium apps, and email campaigns
  • 50GB storage
  • 30 video hours
  • Priority response
  • VIP support

This Wix premium plan has the most storage of all six plans at an impressive 50GB. So if it’s space you’re after, look no further! Priority response and VIP support means you don’t have to waste precious time waiting for answers to your queries or trying to sort out problems online. Talk to customer support over the telephone, jump straight to the front of the queue, and move on – time is money after all!

Best for: large online stores and large budgets. This plan has the most amount of features, storage, and powerful features of any of Wix’s premium plans.  


Wix Prices vs Competitor Prices

Wix pricing plans are pretty economical when compared to their direct competitors (Squarespace and Weebly).

Wix’s plans range from $11 per month to $35 per month, whereas Squarespace’s plans range from $12 per month to $40 per month, and Weebly’s plans range from $8 per month to $38 per month.

Pricing ComparisonBasicPersonalStandardBusiness & EcommerceAdvanced


Granted, each of these competitors offers you different features, and each plan is unique in who and what it is meant for. This table shows a general outline of the level of each plan. You can see how Weebly and Squarespace prices quickly become more expensive, whereas Wix’s plans remain under $40.

Prices are different between these builders because of the different services and strengths they offer on their plans. For example, Squarespace has extremely high quality templates and a ton of creative freedom, while Weebly is the best for small businesses and offers tailored features to support entrepreneurs.

Wix’s $11 per month Combo plan sits comfortably between Weebly and Squarespace, offering great value for your money. It’s cheaper than Squarespace’s $12 per month Personal plan, while offering more features than Weebly’s $5 per month Connect plan. Below you can compare the features provided with each builder’s starting plan.

Cheapest Paid Plan
Advanced Paid Plans
Free SSL Security
Custom Domain
Advert Free Site
Free SSL Security
Custom Domain
Advert Free Site
Free SSL Security
Custom Domain
Advert Free Site

While Weebly has the cheapest starting price with its $5 per month Connect plan, it also offers the least amount of features. Squarespace is a worthy investment, but it is more pricey than its competitors. For a great range of features at a reasonable price, Wix shines out as the best value for money choice out of these three builders.

Wix is the best all-round website builder, which is shown in the scale of its premium plans. Whether you choose the $11 or $35 plan, you have access to a range of features without emptying your life savings.

Wix has a more affordable range of prices, but provides the designs, features, and intuitive editing tools to make your site professional and powerful. This makes it great value for money as you’re getting a host of options without paying expensive prices.


Other Wix Costs to Think About

Beyond paying the monthly subscription fee, there are other costs that you should take into consideration, including:

  • Domain name
  • Custom email addresses

Domain Name Cost ($14.95 to $24.85 per year)

What’s a domain name?  It’s your own personalized website address that people can type into a web browser to reach your website.

For instance, our website domain name is www.websitebuilderexpert.com

Each website has its own unique name on the internet and so there can be no duplicates. It’s a good opportunity to brand your website or business with your own unique domain name.

You can transfer and connect your own domain to your Wix website for $16.89, or set up a new one.

If you sign up to one of Wix’s annual plans you’ll get a free custom domain name for one year.

After the first year, you’ll need to pay an annual fee to keep the domain name registered to you.  If you don’t pay, then someone else can register that domain name and use it for him/herself.

With Wix the annual renewal fee is $14.95 per year.

Wix domains renew automatically so you don’t need to worry about forgetting and losing your personalized web address. You can turn this setting off if you want to, of course, just remember to make a note of the renewal date if you want to keep your domain.

wix domains
Click to see Wix's domain name offerings

Compared to Squarespace and Weebly, Wix’s domain name fees are reasonable.  Squarespace charges $20 per year and Weebly charges $19.95. So Wix offers a really competitive renewal rate at $14.95 a year.

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Custom Email Addresses ($4.08 per month per email address)

Wix has partnered up with G Suites (basically Google’s Gmail for Business) to enable you to create custom email addresses directly within your Wix account.

This makes it a lot easier for you as traditionally, you’ll have to create email addresses with a separate service provider, prove that you own the domain name, then do all sorts of technical mumbo jumbo to get things setup.

With Wix partnering up with Google’s G Suites, you can pay for, setup and configure your email addresses right inside Wix’s dashboard.

So what do you get if you decide to use G Suites? You get:

  • A personalized email address
  • 30GB email inbox and drive storage size
  • Collaborative Calendar, Google Docs, Sheets & Slides
  • Online video meetings and messaging (Google Hangout)
  • No ads
  • Accessible on mobile and desktop
  • 24/7 support

Basically, all the features, reliability and security that you’d get from Gmail, except you get your own branded email addresses.

All these features will cost you $4.08 if you sign up for an annual plan, or $5.00 if you decide to go with a month-to-month plan.

wix pricing mailbox plans
Click to see Wix's email service offerings

We use G Suites ourselves to operate our business.  We like it because it’s reliable, easy to use and it just plain works.

For a few dollars per month per email, it’s a great investment for us since we’re reading and responding to emails all the time.

Wix Pricing: Conclusion

Wix is the most popular website builder and its prices are competitive. The range of features, premium apps, increased bandwidth and storage, and perks like a free domain offer great value for your money.

We don’t recommend the free plan for long-term success. When you’re ready to upgrade, you can be sure you’re getting the most out of your hard earned cash with all Wix’s premium plans.

Let’s have a quick recap of Wix’s six price plans:

  • Free plan: $0 forever! A great range of features, templates, and apps, but with limits on your site’s functions, Wix branding and adverts on your site, and a wix.com website address.
  • Combo plan: $11 a month (billed yearly). Get a free domain for one year on the annual plan, more storage, bandwidth, and remove Wix ads. Best for personal use.
  • Unlimited plan: $14 a month (billed yearly). More storage and unlimited bandwidth. Wix’s most popular plan, especially for businesses.
  • VIP plan: $29 a month (billed annually). Sell online, get unlimited bandwidth and premium support, priority service, and one-time site review. Wix’s most expensive website plan.
  • Business Basic plan (formerly eCommerce plan): $20 a month (billed yearly). Sell online, no commission, get premium apps to support your online store, 20GB storage, unlimited bandwidth and no Wix ads. The cheapest plan for selling online.
  • Business Unlimited: $25 a month (billed annually). Sell online, no commission, 35GB storage, and 20 email campaigns a month. Best for growing your online store.
  • Business VIP: $35 a month (billed annually). Sell online, no commission, 50GB storage, and priority support. The most expensive ecommerce plan.

Wix’s free plan is a great way to start out, build and test your website before upgrading. You can then move onto one of Wix’s six paid plans: we recommend upgrading straight to the Combo plan for $11 a month, as it has everything you need for a personal website.

For selling online we recommend the Business Basic plan for $20 a month, as it has everything you need to make your online store succeed. As your business grows you can upgrade to the Business Unlimited plan at $25 a month which supports email campaigns and has 35GB storage.

We covered additional charges like domain renewal, but rest assured there are no hidden costs with Wix. It remains one the best value builders compared to its main competitors.

So which plan you choose will depend on your needs and preferences as well as your budget. But whether you’re starting your own blog or looking to sell online, Wix really does have something for everyone – at prices everyone can afford!

Wix Pricing: FAQs

Is Wix Free?

Yes! Wix has a free plan you can stay on as long as you like. There are no hidden costs or extras – you can create, edit, publish and then carry on uploading to your website without paying a single cent! You get a great choice of templates, features like videos, galleries, maps and more, as well as free apps to add to your site.

But, there are drawbacks to the free plan. There will be Wix branding and adverts on your website, you can’t have your own personalized website address, you can’t sell online, and there are certain features you won’t be able to use. So the free plan is best for starting out, creating and designing your website, and getting an idea of how you want it to look and perform. Then, we do recommend upgrading to one of Wix’s premium plans, such as the $11 a month Combo plan which removes ads and offers a free domain.

How much is Wix eCommerce?

Wix has three ecommerce plans ranging from $20 to $35. The cheapest is the Business Basic plan at $20 a month. This allows you to accept online payments, removes Wix ads, gives you unlimited bandwidth, 20GB storage and access to Google Analytics, as well as premium apps like Site Booster to help you rank on Google.

There is also the most popular Business Unlimited plan at $25 a month, which has more storage as well as supporting email campaigns. The most expensive is the $35 a month Business VIP plan, which gives you everything the others do as well as priority support.

How much does Wix cost?

Wix has six plans in total: four are tailored to normal websites ranging from $11 to $29 a month, the most popular being the Unlimited plan at $14 a month. Then there are three which are tailored to business and ecommerce websites. These ecommerce plans range from $20 to $35 and have more specialized features such as email campaigns.

What is the best Wix premium plan?

The best type of Wix plan for you will depend on your needs and the type of website you’re creating. If you have a personal or business website that doesn’t need to sell anything online, we recommend the Combo plan.

At just $11 a month it’s great value for money and provides everything you’ll need to grow your website, such as a free domain and 3GB storage. If you’re looking for something more, the Unlimited plan is Wix’s most popular price plan at $14 a month. This gives you unlimited bandwidth and premium apps!

If you need to sell online Wix’s Business Unlimited plan is the most popular, as it gives you the best features for growing your business, for example 35GB storage and 20 email campaigns a month. If you’re just starting out though, we recommend the cheapest ecommerce plan Business Basic at $20 a month, as it has everything you need to set up your online store.

Can I pay my Wix subscription monthly?

Yes, of course! You can choose whether you pay for your Wix plan monthly or yearly, but remember that you won’t have access to the same perks, features and offers if you pay monthly. For example, you won’t get the free domain for a year or be able to use the premium apps usually offered with annual plans. Also, if you pay monthly it is more expensive than paying for a yearly subscription.

Does Wix have any hidden costs?

Not a single one! If you’re on the free plan, there’s no fee to publish your site or make changes to your site once it’s live. There are apps and features you need to upgrade to use, but it tells you this upfront as soon as you click on a premium feature, so you’re not caught out or charged.

There are always extra costs to think about, the main ones being domain renewal fees or setting up a personalized email mailbox as these things do cost extra. But Wix isn’t sneaky about these, and you have complete control over your own renewals and payments. If you have your own domain name and don’t want automatic renewal remember to turn it off in your settings.

Does Wix have a free trial?

Yes! All of Wix’s premium plans offer a 14 day money back guarantee so you can test it out without worrying. This is a great way of knowing you’re picking the right plan, as you get access to all the features it has to offer, but with the comfort that if you’re not 100% happy you’ll get your money back.

This along with the totally free plan means there aren’t any surprises when you sign up with Wix. Just remember if you purchase a domain name, this will not be included in the refund.


About Jeremy

Maybe just like you, at first we didn't have a darn clue about how to build a website, nevermind write half a line of code if our life depended on it! We wanted to build a website to start a side business, and felt overwhelmed, confused & scared about how to actually do it, which builder to use, and making wrong decisions. After years of trials & errors using different website builders, we're here to share our experiences with you.



About Jeremy

Maybe just like you, at first we didn't have a darn clue about how to build a website, nevermind write half a line of code if our life depended on it! We wanted to build a website to start a side business, and felt overwhelmed, confused & scared about how to actually do it, which builder to use, and making wrong decisions. After years of trials & errors using different website builders, we're here to share our experiences with you.

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96 Responses to Wix Pricing Review: Which Premium Plan is Right for You?

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    I read this article and it has some great information about using WIX. I recently started to put a site together through WIX. I would like to start my own blogging site. I don’t plan on selling anything, just a place to blog about things and hopefully have people interested in what I have to say. For doing something such as this, do you have any recommendations on the best plan to get based on WIX’s pricing?

    • Lucy Carney

      Hi D,

      Thanks for your comment, I’m so glad you enjoyed the article! That’s great you’re setting up a blog, and hope you enjoy using Wix.

      For starting out I would recommend the Combo plan for $11 per month – this gives you 2GB bandwidth, 3GB storage, removes Wix adverts, and gives you 30 video minutes.
      If you think you’ll be needing more than that, the next plan up is the $14 per month Unlimited plan. That gives you unlimited bandwidth and 10GB storage, so you have a lot more space to grow! It also comes with extra perks like $300 in Ad Vouchers and Site Booster and Form Builders apps.
      Those are the two I would look at to begin with. You can of course build your site on the free plan, and then upgrade to connect your own domain and unlock these more advanced features as per your needs.
      I hope that helps, and best of luck with the blog – let us know how you get on!
      Thanks for reading,

  2. Charlie Carmichael

    Hi Elieen,

    Thanks for your comment. There is no hosting cost on Wix’s free plan but you will have a Wix subdomain and Wix adverts on the website itself. Video length limits don’t apply if you’re just providing a link out to YouTube or Vimeo. Hope that helps you and your family out!


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    Hi! Thanks for the information! Just one question, if I am planning to accept donations on my website – can this be done on any plan lower than ecommerce /business basic plan or is ecommerce the right one for me? Thanks in advance!

    • Lucy Carney

      Hi Andrew,

      Thanks for your comment! That’s great you’re hoping to accept donations through your website – the good news is you don’t need to be on an ecommerce plan to accept donations! Simply choose the plan that suits you best – Wix actually has non-profit templates with donate buttons already integrated, which could be useful.

      You can download an app like Get Funding for free – just be aware you need a Business or Premier PayPal account to use these features.

      I hope that helps and best of luck!

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    My site will be limited to my extended family. It will be used to share our family research, pictures, and video.

    Does the free Wix plan include hosting too or would I need the Connect Domain plan for that?

    I see limitations on video length on Wix. Does that include video you hyperlink to that’s on YouTube or Vimeo?

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    How about building an online language school website on wix?Can you suggest the best plan for such a website?

    • Charlie Carmichael

      Hi Nici,

      Thanks for your comment. We’d recommend Wix’s Unlimited plan. It’s the most popular plan and allows you to upload hour-long, HD videos (something that may be useful for educational resources). Hope that helps!


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    I’m interested in a site to doc my RV trips so that my family and friends can see what I’m up to. That would include some writing, about 70 photos and 1 video per month.

    Which plan would handle this? This is my first blog.

    Thank you,

    • Lucy Carney

      Hi Roger,

      That sounds like a great idea, what a brilliant way to keep your friends and family updated with your travels! Wix definitely has the features to suit your needs.
      The free plan gives you up to 500MB of storage and bandwidth, and you can upload videos from YouTube, Facebook and Vimeo. You also get up to 10 minutes of video live stream for your site.
      Do you think you’ll exceed those limits? If so, I’d recommend the $11 per month Combo plan. It’s perfect for setting up a first time blog. It has more storage and bandwidth, up to 30 video minutes, and it removes Wix ads too which is an added bonus. It’ll give you a more professional looking site to really show off those photos!
      If you’d like to compare the features you get on a free vs premium plans, here’s a link to Wix’s Help Center.
      I hope that helps, and hope you enjoy creating your first blog.
      Thanks so much for reading,

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    Wix is horrible for professional websites. You should feel ashamed for writing this article in the way you did. If you want to be cheap and build an eCommerce website just WordPress with WooCommerce.

    Wix has terrible tag management support. If you just want a hobby site, Wix is probably fine. If I had a nickel for every client of mine that ended up disappointed because we had the break the news that their site sucks cause they used Wix I could retire.

    • Charlie Carmichael

      Hi Ethan,

      Thanks for you comment, it’s great to hear your point of view. With Wix, you can connect Goggle Tag Manager to your site to keep your tags and third party code snippets updated and organized in one location.

      When it comes to ecommerce, Wix as a platform is easier to use than WordPress for those who aren’t too tech savvy. It comes down to the amount of products you wish to sell and the power of the management tools you need. Products like Shopify, BigCommerce and, as you’ve quite rightly mentioned, a WooCommerce plug-in are great for certain people, but they’re not for everyone. Wix provide an easy-to-use platform with simple, user-friendly ecommerce functionality.



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    I would never be able to sort through this web site building dilemma without such a detailed and practical guide. Thank You!

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    If I get an e-commerce site to enable me to sell online – how does the payment system work with Wix?

    • Charlie Carmichael

      Hi Lisa,

      You can upgrade to Wix’s ecommerce plan at any time to enable you to sell online. The new plan will come into effect immediately meaning your next payment, be it monthly or annually, will be charged at the new price. For this reason, it’s best to upgrade just after your last payment to ensure you get the benefit of your upgraded site for the full time period.

      Hope that helps!


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    Great summery of website builders! it took out all of the guess work for me. I’m sure I will go with Wix.com when I’m ready to get a site up and running. Thanks!

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    Curious about Wix Code features and how it’s priced? thank you

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    Great articles!
    I’m just looking into redesigning our sports club website – we had an awful clunky one designed on wordpress for some extortionate fee by someone a few years ago but it was too hard for anyone to edit so we let the domain lapse and deleted it. I’ve been running the club’s annual event on a WIX site (entries through an external system) but I was wondering about building the new club one on there too. Problem is when I’ve been playing around I can’t see a way to do a ‘members area’ – needing a log in – can Wix do that? I’d like to do it so that members can book into training sessions and order club kit, but that can’t be open to anyone browsing the site.

    I could write a website for it, but I’ve done too much on the committee in the last two years and I want to leave them a system that anyone can maintain and change easily instead of the debacle I’ve been trying to clean up after for the last two years.

    Thanks in advance for any advice!

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    Hi Jeremy, my website is to rent my apartment out in Phuket. Is eCommerce the best option for me? I need my customers to be able to check availability and then make a booking and payment. Can wix eCommerce do these tasks? Will the plan I already paid for with Domain on a 12 month plan be deducted?

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    We have been using shopify for our ecommerce store but have found that a lot of our profit is going towards paying fees. Are there any transaction fees associated with wix? Or is it simply the annual fee mentioned in the article?

    • Fred Isaac

      Hi Olivia, you can avoid Shopify’s fees by using Shopify Payments – have you tried this already? Wix doesn’t charge transaction fees, so this might be a good option for you if you sell a small number of products.

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    Your articles have been so helpful and I love all of the content and tips you provide. I decided to try Wix because I’ve seen positive reviews.

    I’ve been thinking about upgrading to a plan for greater storage and a domain name. This would be fine but I’m also hoping to get a store started for selling my art.

    Right now my website already has the store attached. It looks like I can start adding items and selling already. I read your article for Wix’s eCommerce plan, and they make it sound like I can’t sell anything at all unless I have that plan.

    Is it possible to list and sell things on the free trial or smaller plans? Thank you!

    • Fred Isaac

      Hi Ellana,

      Thank you for your comment, glad you found the article useful!

      To my knowledge you do need a Wix eCommerce or VIP plan to run an online store and accept payments. You may be able to list products on a lower plan, but to accept payments you will need to upgrade. At just $17/month, Wix eCommerce is very reasonably priced and you won’t need to sell many pieces of art at all to make your money back.

      Hope this helps and good luck selling your art online!

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    I currently bought a domain through another company WebAura. I like the opportunity to do an online store through WIX how do I use that same domain that I purchased through WebAura with WIX?


    • Natasha Willett

      Hi Anne,

      Thank you for your comment. In short yes, you should be able to transfer your domain over to Wix. Wix make this really simple but just be mindful that this only applies to certain extensions such as .com or .info. Why not have a closer look at the link I’ve attached which breaks down step by step the process you will have to undertake to connect a pre existing domain with Wix.

      I hope this has helped.

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    Jeremy – I think Wix is a good solution and I have signed up for their unlimited plan and secured a domain. However to me the email pricing seems pricey. If I want to have an email [email protected]…and another like [email protected]…it starts adding up pretty quickly. Is there a more cost effective way to use the registered domain and to emails?

    • Natasha Willett

      Hi Mike,
      Thanks for the question, great to hear that Wix has worked out for you.
      It’s certainly frustrating that the Gsuite email plan costs extra, but it’s just one of those things unfortunately. It costs to host your emails (and ensure that they are associated with your domain) and while Wix can subsidize your website hosting, it wouldn’t be cost-effective to extend this to email hosting too.

      An alternative would be to consider 1and1s website builder, which although it isn’t quite as good as Wix, it does offer very affordable mailbox plans that you can add to your plan. For more details: https://www.websitebuilderexpert.com/website-builders/1and1-ionos-review/

      Hope this helps.

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    If I have a domain name registered with GoDaddy which also gives me an email address, can I use this with WIX?

    • Tom Watts

      Hello LAB,

      You can use your GoDaddy domain with Wix if you subscribe to a paid premium plan, which allows you to connect custom domains – something you can’t do on a free Wix plan.

      If you’re using your GoDaddy email as your primary email account, then there’s no reason why you can’t use it to register and log in with Wix too. We’ve more information in our domain name discussion.

      Thanks for reading, hope that clarifies things,
      – Tom

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    Hello, I have the Wix ecommerce plan, but don’t see the option to have limited merchandise from a drop shipper connected to the platform.. Is there an app for drop shipping or is there a way to manually import images from a drop shipper since I am starting my business out small with limited items to sell?

    • Tom Watts

      Hi Robyn,

      It’s not currently possible to connect a drop shipping service to Wix, either directly or through an app – at least as far as I am aware.

      I do know this is something that has been requested, so we may see it in the future.

      If dropshipping is the cornerstone to your business, it may be worth considering Shopify, which is much more geared up to support a dropshipping business than Wix is.

      I’ve linked to our Shopify review, which could prove handy.

      We also have a guide to starting a dropshipping ecommerce business, so that may give you further food for thought.

      Hope that helps,
      – Tom

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    Hello I bought a Wix premium plan thinking I would be able to sell from my website. when I purchased the premium plan. it seems it should have been more clear that i wouldn’t be able to sell with it. Now that I realize i did not purchase an ecommerce plan, what about the money I already spent for the premium plan…do I now need to purchase ecommerce in addition to what i have already paid for (do they figure out the further purchase while considering or factoring in that i have already paid ie. is the ecommerce price factored in to what I have already paid? I would never have bought just the basic premium plan if had not realized i could not sell with it. Thanks!

    • Tom Watts

      Hi Charles,

      Sounds like a bit of a frustrating situation right there!

      Thankfully, Wix have foreseen this issue and have got you covered.

      You can upgrade and change to a higher level premium plan anytime you want!

      Wix will even knock the remaining credit on your current plan off the cost of your higher level premium plan.

      So if you have paid for a 1-year premium plan and want to upgrade to the ‘ecommerce plan’ after 1 month, Wix will knock the remaining 11 months worth of credit off the price of the 1-year ecommerce plan. You’ll still have to pay a little extra to make up the deficit though as ecommerce plans are more expensive.

      Here’s Wix’s guide to upgrading.

      Hope that helps!
      – Tom

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    I have a small service business and am looking for a simple website builder/host and have narrowed it down to WIX Combo and Duda Business+ lifetime.

    How do they compare is terms of domain name hosting and costs for first year and beyond?
    Technical support?
    Site promotion?

    thank you!

    • Tom Watts

      Hi Tom,

      I don’t have too much experience with Duda’s website building platform, so it would be unfair of me to compare it directly with Wix for you.

      However, I will point you towards our Wix ecommerce review, which should cover the points you’ve raised in your question.

      Hope that gives you some food for thought.

      – Tom

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    Once i pay for Gsuite, can i access my email on gmail.com or only via wix?

    • Tom Watts

      Hi Mario,

      If you purchase a G Suite account through Wix, you will be able to access your inbox directly through Google or through your site.

      Best of both worlds!
      – Tom

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    For eCommerce plan, what is the charges and fees for payments and gateways? Does WIX charge any commission?

    • Tom Watts

      Hi Tom,

      Wix itself doesn’t charge you any fees for transactions and using payment gateways. You’ll just pay the monthly plan costs to Wix.

      However, you will need to pay a percentage per transaction to your payment gateway provider, who each charge their own rate. You’re probably looking at a fee of around 2.0 – 2.9% depending on supplier.

      You should also bear in mind that payment transaction fees are a fee that has to be paid to the payment processor for processing the payment (collecting the money and transferring over to the merchant). All merchants have to pay this fee, even in grocery stores. So it’s not a fee that Wix charges and collects.

      It might be worth having a read of our in-depth Wix eCommerce review too.

      Hope that helps,
      – Tom

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    If I will only do affiliate marketing (like Amazon products) do I need an ecommerce site? Wouldn’t a regular site with links be enough?


    • Tom Watts

      Hi phillip,

      You won’t need an ecommerce plan to run an affiliate marketing campaign.

      A regular site with links is all you need (well apart from good on-site SEO and self-promotion that is)!

      Best of luck,
      – Tom

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    I was under the impression that if I go with Wix’ Combo or Unlimited plan, I would still be able to sell a couple of items.
    I don’t need a whole store; this is basically a blog. Still, I wanted to make a few bucks and thought that I would be able to do that with ‘livemnc.com’.
    But, based on what I read in a comment here, it looks like I would have to pay for the eCommerce plan.

    • Tom Watts

      Hi Pooja,

      Unfortunately to sell anything on Wix you will need an ecommerce plan as that is how their model works.

      That’s not to say there are any limits to the number of products you have to sell. You could look into the Wix App Market to see about adding a blog functionality onto the Wix eCommerce platform and that should give you the best of both worlds. The beauty of Wix is that you can really tailor how your site looks and what goes on it, so it’s at least worth giving the free trial a go and seeing if you can achieve the sort of you site you want to.

      It’s also worth pointing out that there are no transaction fees if you sell products with Wix. If you go to other platforms, they usually charge transaction fees unless you subscribe to their higher plans.

      Hope that’s some food for thought,
      – Tom

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    Great article, Jeremy! I’m almost convinced Wix is for me, but I’m still confused about email. I own three domains, and my current web host routes emails to those domains to my Comcast ISP email address. I want to get rid of the old web host. Can my three domains all be routed to me through Wix? I don’t even know if I’m asking the right question. :-)

    • Tom Watts

      Hi Lulu,

      You can host up to 6 sites through a Wix account, but you will need to upgrade each one individually for each domain name you want to use.

      For example, you can create and host your three sites on Wix, but would need to upgrade three times (so each one onto its own separate premium plan) in order to use your domain names.

      On the email front, Wix has partnered up with Google to offer Gmail for businesses so you can create custom email addresses with your Wix websites too.

      Hope that answers your question,
      – Tom

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    Appreciate all the information. Really helps in the decision making process – thanks so much!

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    I am just in the creating aspect of my website….it will eventually offering digital downloads for a cost….I’m thinking First 3 free then varying charges depending on what amount s being downloaded. Does Wix offer 1)something that tracks downloads from site so this could be possible 2) to offer this do I need a commerce site and 3) can I switch between plans start with “unlimited” then switch to “ecommerce” when I am ready for that aspect.

    • Tom Watts

      Hi Rae,

      You will definitely need a Wix ecommerce plan if you plan on selling goods – physical or digital.

      But thankfully it’s not a problem upgrading from an unlimited plan to an ecommerce one, and you can do this when you need to.

      Regarding your model of moving from free downloads to paid downloads, it would be worth looking through the Wix App Market to see if any third party apps offer this functionality because – as far as I know – Wix ecommerce is unable to handle such dynamic pricing by itself. One potential that springs to mind is ‘Sell Downloads’ by Sellfy, so it would be worth giving it a look.

      The only other resolution I can think of would be to list all your downloads on the site and then price the ones you want to give away for free at $0.00, while charging for all the rest. However, I’m not sure if this is dynamic enough for you.

      That’s my two cents, hope it provides some food for thought,
      – Tom

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    Hi Jeremy –
    I’m about to create a website for design services. At some point in the future, I would like to add the eCommerce function to sell a number of one-of-a-kind books. Can the website set up in Unlimited be
    ‘upgraded’ to an eCommerce account without losing the content and formatting?

    • Tom Watts

      Hi Robert,

      Absolutely you can upgrade to sell products in the future. All you’ll need to do is add Wix Stores to your site, access and select it in the editor, then click ‘upgrade now’.

      From there you can choose a plan to suit. Wix offer a lot of helpful advice on doing this in their support pages, just search for ‘upgrading wix stores’.

      Hope that helps.
      – Tom

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    I didn’t saw a wix paying option.will a wix payment processor work in places like Jamaica?

    • Tom Watts

      Hi Venise,

      I’m not sure what you mean about not seeing a Wix ‘paying option’? If you’re looking to sign up, just click here and then ‘Select’ the plan that you want.

      You shouldn’t have any trouble setting up a payment gateway and processing ecommerce payments in Jamaica.

      If you’re not completely sold on Wix, you could take a look at Weebly pricing plans or even Shopify payment plans (in case you wanted a dedicated ecommerce platform to work with).

      Hope that helps,
      – Tom

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    I was under the impression that if I go with Wix’ Combo or Unlimited plan, I would still be able to sell a couple of items. (Like tarot readings or a craft or book). I don’t need a whole store; this is basically a blog. Still, I wanted to make a few bucks (in part, to afford the yearly cost of the site), and thought that I would be able to do that. But, based on what I read in a comment here, it looks like I would have to pay for the eCommerce plan (which I cannot afford). Is that correct?

    • Tom Watts

      Hey Kat,

      Unfortunately you’re correct in your assumption – if you want to sell products through your Wix site then you would need an ecommerce plan.

      However, one idea you could potentially look into is selling your products on Etsy or a similar site, then download the relevant ecommerce app from the Wix App Store and connect it to your Etsy/etc account.

      That workaround could work, but bear in mind you’d miss out on all the additional tools and features that a Wix ecommerce plan can offer. We have a more in-depth discussion focused on Wix’s ecommerce platform here.

      That’s my two cents,

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    Great job on the website. Very informative. You put some pep in my step. I am ready to start my first website. Thanks.

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    I have a personal WIX account that I have JUST set up for my wife and so far so good. I am also looking at them to change over my school from Shopify. I need to know about their reporting capabilities for products and customers. We end up creating customer product reports many time per week that include the customers name and email.

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    Thank you so much for such an informative website! I am building a site for a friend. He has a domain name with Namesilo already, and mail addressed to the domain name is supposed to be forwarded to his personal email account. Can he still do this with Wix?

    Also, the website is for a service industry business (i.e. home improvement work) and not online products; therefore, would the Unlimited Plan be sufficient for this? If so, can he still accept payments using the Unlimited Plan or would he have to have eCommerce for that? Thank you for your time.

    • Jeremy

      Hey Tracy,

      Regarding email, your friend doesn’t have to change anything. You can still build a website using Wix and retain the existing email address elsewhere. So the email account and the Wix account can be completely separate.

      Your friend will need the eCommerce plan if he wants to use the online store tools. eCommerce can be for physical products or services.


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    Hi Jeremy

    Thanks for your efforts on this guide, really helpful and explained very clearly, for a complete novice at this it’s all good. Dumb question: I’m looking to set up an astrology site offering readings, so will I need to choose the e-commerce option? Many thanks and keep up the great work!

    • Jeremy

      Hello Paul,

      It all depends if you want to charge people a fee for your services! If “yes”, then you’ll need ecommerce capability so you can collect fees from your customers.


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    Hi Jeremy, thanks for this great work. I have a quick question though. I have used Wix unlimited plan to build a website earlier on and now wanted to add a store to the website. I saw they have various apps on their store for adding ecommerce feature to my already built website. Is that the same as using their ecommerce package if I just add a ecommerce app to the unlimited plan or I have to buy a ecommerce plan separately for that. That is, is unlimited plan + ecommerce app == ecommerce plan? And what would be the convenience associated with each part of the equation? Thanks

    • Jeremy

      Hey Jonas,

      If you subscribe to Wix’s Unlimited plan, you won’t have access to use Wix’s ecommerce tools. So if you want to build an online store, you’ll have to upgrade to their “eCommerce” plan.

      Once you’ve upgraded to their eCommerce plan, you should have access to their “Wix Stores” app which will provide you with selling tools.

      Hope this helps!


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    The time and dedication you put into this was outstanding and greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.

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    Thank you for this article. Very helpful.

    • Jeremy

      You’re very welcome, Tom. Glad you found this guide helpful!


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    Top. Thank you so much for your help. I never thought Wix is such a pleasant thing. You are close to stop me building my site in Squarespace :)

    • Jeremy

      Hi Ro,

      The important thing is to test out the platforms you are interested in. Getting some hands on experiences is the only way to be able to make an informed decision!


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    GREAT job, Jeremy. EXCELLENT, understandable presentation of invaluable information that you clearly took a huge amount of time & trouble to compile. Thank you so, SOOO much.

    • Jeremy

      Thank you, Beth. Thanks for taking the time to read our guide!


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    For ecommerce is the payment gateway facility included and does it work for countries like India.

    Thanks in advance

    • Jeremy


      Wix’s ecommerce tools are integrated with a number of different payment processors. One of them is PayPal and so it will work in India.

      We have more information about Wix’s ecommerce features here.


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    Hi Jeremy!
    Grrreat helpful website !
    I am looking to build a “blog-type” website,
    i.e. NOT selling physical goods as such,
    is that a possibility with “Wix”?
    Thanks for your help – appreciate your time!

    • Jeremy

      Hello Jaspal,

      Yes, Wix can help you with that. If you view their templates selection, they’re definitely not laid out like a typical blog. Also, you don’t have to use their ecommerce plans if you’re not planning on selling any products.


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    Good review, very helpful. **Thanks **

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    G’day Jeremy.
    I’ve read a few of your reviews now and you do such a top job. Thank you.
    Wonder if you can put me on the track here.
    I’m looking for an e-commerce site that propogates the shopping cart purchases, but the last step not to be ‘pay now’, but rather ‘send email of my cart contents’ so that we can determine shipping costs. We can’t fully automate the process because we sell plants of various sizes and weights and can only determine the shipping costs after we see the full order. Maybe redirect to a fillable pdf for example.
    I’ve used wix before and like it. I would prefer to only to pay for the ecommerce component if i use it in its entirety.
    Thank you in advance.

    • Jeremy

      Hey Mark,

      I don’t think Wix offers this custom function. Most online store builders won’t offer this unless they allow you to customize the shopping cart.

      One thing you can consider trying is to have your shoppers contact you and send you a list of what they want (you can use the contact box to do this). Then you can reply to them via email with your shipping quotes.

      It sounds a bit “old school” but I think it’s still effective without having to commit a lot of time into building a custom shopping cart (which you will have to utilize a more powerful platform such as WordPress).


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    Hello Jeremy, I have a nonprofit organization. I am interested in setting up a WIX account. I will want to have a working DONATE button attached to the website, but I need to know which pricing plan to go with in order to do this. e-commerce?

    • Jeremy

      Hey Sally,

      I think if you use PayPal’s donate button, it will work with any one of Wix’s plans.

      If you go to Wix’s Help Center and search for “donate”, it will provide instructions on how to get this set up.

      Hope this helps!


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    This is EXCELLENT research information that has been very useful and instrumental in deciding which web design program to go with!

    • Jeremy

      Thanks for your feedback, Kenny. Glad you found this discussion review.


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    Brilliant site. Has saved me a lot of time and hassle

    • Jeremy

      You’re very welcome, Jojo. Glad you found this review helpful.


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    Hi Jeremy
    Love your articles on website building. I am a landscape designer in Toronto Canada looking for a website builder that would best help me sell my designs and architectural photography on the same site. I have a domain name from a Canadian web host. I want a web host and site that is easy to contact when I have trouble/questions and a site that I can insert my project photos in and very few words and its up and running. Simple to the point and easy for a non techy like myself.

    Your recommendations for this Canadian?

    Thanks Kim

    • Jeremy

      Hi Kim,

      Yes, our recommendations are the same for users based in Canada as well!

      One thing you want to consider is whether you are selling physical items or digital items. Wix works just fine for selling physical items but they don’t have the capability to sell digital items yet unless you use the “Sell Download” app found in their app market.


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    I love your articles and emails. So glad I found you. Your info is very helpful. I am looking at a Wix site but I do have a question about the apps.

    If they say free/premium, does that mean they are free if you purchase a premium plan?

    Also in your above article you added the Shoutout app to the VIP plan. Is the email campaign only available in the VIP plan?

    • Jeremy

      Hello Sonia,

      I believe free apps are also available for Wix users who are using the free plan. So free really means free!

      As for Wix Shoutout, you can use this newsletter app even if you are not subscribed to Wix’s VIP plan – you just have to pay for this add-on.

      Here are the Shoutout pricing plans at the moment – I’ll also add it to this discussion above! Thanks for asking!


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    Many thanks for providing such useful information! I appreciate your clear, crisp writing style and the screen grabs embedded in the article make it very easy to follow. Keep up the great work! :)

    • Jeremy

      Hey Lisa,

      Thanks for your comment. I’m glad you found this review of Wix’s pricing plan helpful.

      Good luck with building your website!


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    Thank you for a very good article on WIX.

    I have been searching the web to find out if the “Protected Pages” or “Members Only” functionality is included in the “WIX for Free” setup or whether I have to pay for one of their Plans to get those features. The WIX site does not give any indication, even on their Pricing page, and to raise an enquiry ticket with them requires me to create an account.


    • Jeremy

      Hi Les,

      The membership app is a free app, so you should be able to add that to your site.

      An easy way to check is to log into your Wix website and try adding the app and also try the protect page function. You’ll get your answer right away!


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        • Charlie Carmichael

          Hi Ahmad,

          Thanks for your comment. In order to get an online store with Wix you need to subscribe to either the ecommerce plan or VIP plan. Anything lower than these pricing plans will not give you access to an online store.

          Hope that helps,