What Does Wix Really Cost?

how much does wix really cost?

Wix has a wide variety of plan options, ranging from free to not-so-free. Can you get a beautiful site and not spend a penny on Wix? Absolutely. Is it recommended? Not so much. So what does Wix really cost? Let’s break the pricing plans down, shall we?

The Free Wix Plan

The free plan may be a good starting board for many startups. But once you start to generate some traffic, you’ll want to upgrade. Here is why:

  • You don’t get your own domain name. Your free Wix site will be username.wixsite.com/siteaddress. Not very attractive.
  • Wix ads will appear on every page of your website. Not very professional.
  • Google Analytics are not included.
  • You get limited bandwidth and storage space.
  • Customer support is still available, but people on the paid Wix plans get higher priority.

The Premium Wix Plans

My 5th grade history teacher told us “There is no such thing as a free lunch” (shout out to Mrs. Hosel). So again, while starting free may be ok, you get what you pay for and you’ll want to upgrade to one of their premium plans.

All premium plans include the following benefits:

  • Free hosting
  • No ads on your website
  • Custom domain name (you can transfer a domain if you already own one; if not you can purchase one from Wix and it is FREE for the first year)
  • More storage than the free plan offers
  • Google Analytics
  • Premium support
  • 14 day money back guarantee

Now let’s break down the individual premium plans to find out what does Wix really cost.

Wix Combo Plan

This is mostly for small, personal sites but for small businesses, this will work just fine to start. As your needs increase, you can always upgrade. Here is a summary of the Wix Combo Plan:

  • $11/month
  • 2GB bandwidth
  • 3GB of storage
  • 30 minutes of video (although you can always put your videos on YouTube and embed them on your website, so really there is no limit on videos; same goes for the plans below.)

Wix Unlimited Plan

Once you start generating some traffic, you’ll want to upgrade to this plan since you don’t want to have to worry about bandwidth. Here are the extra benefits of the Wix Unlimited Plan:

Wix VIP Plan

If you plan on have subscribers and sending out marketing emails on a monthly basis, this is the plan for you. It’s benefits include:

  • $29/m0
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • 200GB of storage
  • 2 hours of video
  • The Site Booster and Form Builder Apps
  • 10 email campaigns per month
  • 50,000 emails/month
  • Priority response
  • VIP Support

Wix Business/Ecommerce Plans

If you plan on running an online store, Wix also has a number of business/ecommerce plans. All of their ecommerce plans include the following benefits:

  • Accept online payments
  • No commission
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Money back guarantee (14 days)
  • Your own domain
  • No ads
  • Google Analytics

You can compare their three ecommerce plans here. The prices range from $20/month to $35/month. The main difference between them is the amount of storage you get. Again…start small and you can easily upgrade at any time.

Being in the web design industry over almost 20 years, I can tell you the prices above are incredibly good. Your other option is hosting a website with a third party hosting company. The price ranges are pretty much the same but you do not get the same benefits as you do with Wix. And Wix handles all of the back end issues, so you never have to worry about your site being down, outdated plugins, etc.

Ready to create a site with Wix? We’re here to help. Building Wix websites is all we do. Check out how our process works and once you pick out a Wix template, simply request a quote from us.