Wix Pricing Plans (2023 Guide) – Forbes Advisor UK
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Wix is one of the most popular website builders on the market today. The platform includes more than 500 easy-to-customize templates, allowing anyone to create a high-quality website without coding. Wix offers one initial free plan, and several paid-for plans. Prices start from just £4 a month for the Connect Domain, although this will display Wix branding.
Read our Wix pricing guide to discover the best option for your needs and budget.
All Wix Plan Options
Wix premium plans
Wix offers one free plan and eight paid plans to accommodate all its various users. Each Wix pricing plan comes with a set of unique features. Let’s first take a look at the professional plans, geared towards users who don’t need an e-commerce site.
Wix Combo Plan (£7.50 per month)
Best For: Individuals looking to create a personal or portfolio website
The Wix Combo plan is the first of Wix’s paid plans. This £7.50 per month plan is designed for personal use. It includes a custom domain that helps build your brand’s credibility, a free domain for one year, an SSL certificate that enables an encrypted connection for online security, 2GB of storage space and 30 minutes of video.
The Combo plan also removes Wix ads that appear in the free plan and comes with 24/7 customer care. This plan looks more professional than the free plan and is perfect for portfolios, CVs and personal websites.
Wix Unlimited Plan (£11 per month)
Best For: Freelancers and small businesses who are looking to showcase more work and ramp up their customer base
The next step up is Wix’s Unlimited plan, which is geared towards entrepreneurs and freelancers. At £11 per month, users get everything in the Combo plan plus £75 worth of ad vouchers, a free year of the Site Booster app that will help your website to rank in search, and a free year of the Visitors Analytics app that highlights website visitor insights.
This plan also upgrades the amount of storage space from 2GB to 5GB and upgrades video time from 30 minutes to an hour.
Wix VIP Plan (£21 per month)
Best For: High-traffic blogs or sites that publish a lot of content on a regular basis
The Wix VIP plan is the best and priciest of the non-e-commerce plans. At £21 a month, the plan includes all the features of the Unlimited plan with an upgrade of 100GB of storage space and five hours of video. For those easily frustrated with technical issues, the plan includes priority customer care, which allows you to skip the queue for VIP telephone support. This is especially valuable for busy entrepreneurs who don’t want to waste time ‘on hold’.
While this plan will not allow users to create online stores, the large amount of storage space and priority one-on-one help make it a great option for growing businesses who may want to showcase a large body of work, such as photographers or building contractors.
Wix business and e-commerce plans
A Wix e-commerce business plan is required for individuals and businesses that want to create an online store, need more HD video storage or want access to one of Wix’s powerful business apps such as Wix Bookings. These plans provide users with all the tools needed to establish and maintain an online store, such as creating a shopfront, creating product catalogs, managing orders, integrating sales channels and managing shipping and taxes.
All the business plans include a free custom domain, SSL encryption, the ability to accept secure online payments, the ability to start subscriptions and collect recurring payments and to save customer payment methods so returning customers can quickly check out.
Wix Business Basic Plan (£15 per month)
Best For: New or fledgling e-commerce businesses with a low volume of sales
For £15 a month, the Business Basic plan includes 50GB of storage space, five hours of video, £75 worth of ad vouchers and the ability to showcase and sell unlimited products. There’s also an abandoned cart recovery feature that automatically sends would-be customers emails reminding them they have items in their cart.
For a basic plan, this option is very robust. The plan also allows websites to accept online bookings for classes, appointments and courses, manage hotel and rental listings and the ability to promote, manage and sell tickets to events. This could be the perfect plan for any new online business and offers more than enough features to help you get your business off the ground.
Wix Business Unlimited Plan (£20 per month)
Best For: Small to medium-sized e-commerce businesses looking to sell through Wix
Business Unlimited is Wix’s most popular plan. In addition to all the features offered in the Business Basic plan, Business Unlimited also includes 100GB of storage, 10 hours of video, the ability to display pricing in local currency and an automated sales tax feature for a reasonable £20 per month.
This plan is a significant upgrade for online stores once they begin to gain traction with sales, especially for those that sell items internationally. The plan includes options to start dropshipping (sending straight from manufacturer to customer) up to 250 products, advanced shipping features, and the ability to reach more potential shoppers by selling on online marketplaces. The plan also includes 1,000 product reviews, which can be huge for building trust and credibility.
Wix Business VIP Plan (£27 per month)
Best For: E-commerce stores that need stronger Wix customer service
The Wix Business VIP plan includes unlimited storage space, video hours and dropshipping products as well as priority customer care. At £27 per month, the plan also includes 3,000 product reviews, customized analytics reports that offer valuable customer insights and a loyalty program to reward returning customers.
This plan is suitable for larger online stores that have a high number of monthly sales transactions, a bigger budget to devote to their websites, and a need for fast customer service.
Wix Business Enterprise Plan (Tailored costs)
Best For: Small to mid-size businesses looking for a complete, all-in-one website and digital marketing solution
Finally, for bigger brands looking for a complete digital solution, Wix offers an Enterprise plan. But you’ll need to call to get a quote when it comes to cost.
The Enterprise plan is custom-tailored to meet your business needs. It provides a personalized account manager, one-on-one training, collaborations with team members on how to best launch products at scale, consultations with industry experts on business-specific problems, customized storage, scalable billing solutions and more. You’ll need to contact the Wix sales team to sign up for this plan.
Wix Free Plan
Unlike many website builders, Wix does offer a free plan. The plan includes up to 500MB of storage and bandwidth and online customer support. Users can still create a stunning website with this plan, but they will not be able to create a custom domain name and Wix ads will appear on every page.
This version is one of the best free website builders on the market and is a good option for those who want to dip their toes in the website creation waters without committing to a paid service.
Standard Wix plans do not include any of the below features. If you need to buy a domain, professional email or want a better analytics dashboard, that may cost you extra.
Wix domain cost
To have a custom domain name for your website, you’ll need to pay a separate annual cost. The monthly cost for a paid Wix plan only covers website hosting. Domain prices vary depending on the type of domain extension, the length of your term, the level of privacy protection and your local currency and tax laws.
However, if you sign up for an annual premium website builder plan, it will likely come with a one-year domain voucher. This means you’ll get a free custom domain for one year, after which time you’ll need to pay to renew it. Pay close attention to the parameters you choose when registering for the first time, so that you can save up and be prepared for this fee a year later.
Wix email costs
If you want your email address to contain your website’s domain name, eg, email@example.com instead of firstname.lastname@example.org can purchase a professional email mailbox through Google Workspace.
If you have multiple members on your team, you’ll need to purchase separate mailboxes for each email address.
Wix ascend cost
Ascend by Wix helps you market your business with email marketing, lead form captures, social media scheduling and more. It plugs in directly to your Wix site, so you can view insights and build automations without leaving Wix.
Wix has more than 300 apps and business tools that you can use to enhance the functionality of your website. But if you want premium apps, you’ll need to pay. You can try the free version of an app before you decide to invest in the paid version.
Keep in mind that Wix will auto-renew any subscriptions to paid apps, so if you decide to cancel, you’ll need to visit your account settings.
Wix website pricing vs. competitors
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Is Wix free?
Yes. Wix offers a forever free plan that comes with 500MB of storage. With the free plan, however, customization options are very limited.
How much does Wix cost?
Wix pricing runs from free to hundreds of pounds per month. The pricing depends on what plan you choose and how many add-ons you buy. A paid, non-enterprise-level plan that includes a custom domain name will run you anywhere from £4 to £21 per month.
Is Wix a good website builder?
Yes. Wix is very easy to use, affordable and will help anyone create a professional-looking website—no coding knowledge is necessary.
Does Wix take a percentage of sales?
Wix does not take a commission or percentage for sales. For e-commerce stores, Wix Payments takes a percentage of all card transactions, 2.1% plus 20p. This rate is standard and in line with other major payment processors, and eliminates the need to find an outside processor to take payments.
Does Wix plan to come with a dedicated email account?
No. Once you have a domain through Wix, however, you can purchase a Google Workspace plan and receive a custom email address using your domain. Wix partners with Google to provide 30GB of drive space and Google Docs, Calendar, Sheets and Slides.
Is there a free trial period for the Wix premium plans?
Yes, all Wix plans include a free 14-day trial period. Users can receive a full refund anytime within the first two weeks, no questions asked.
Can I keep my existing domain if I purchase a Wix account?
Yes. You can easily transfer your domain to Wix. After the transfer, Wix will become your domain host. This means your domain’s contact information, DNS settings and registration payments are all managed from within your Wix account.