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Total (5 Yrs)
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uKit · Premium

Show Math $374.25 $6.24

+ $5.00 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $14.85 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $374.25

Vistaprint · Starter

Show Math $400.00 $6.67

+ $5.00 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $20.00 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $400.00

Moonfruit · Lite

Show Math $439.35 $7.32

+ $5.99 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $15.99 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $439.35

1&1 · Personal

Introductory Pricing
Show Math $446.15 $7.44

+ $2.99 for 12 months. Then $6.99 for 48 months (This plan uses introductory pricing: a low introductory price that rises after 12 months.)

+ $14.95 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $446.15

GoDaddy · Personal

Show Math $554.15 $9.24

+ $7.99 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $14.95 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $554.15

1&1 · Basic

Introductory Pricing
Show Math $566.15 $9.44

+ $0.99 for 12 months. Then $9.99 for 48 months (This plan uses introductory pricing: a low introductory price that rises after 12 months.)

+ $14.95 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $566.15

Ucraft · Basic

Show Math $574.95 $9.58

+ $8.00 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $18.99 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $574.95

Webs · Starter

Show Math $579.15 $9.65

+ $7.99 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $19.95 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $579.15

SiteZulu · Professional

Show Math $612.40 $10.21

+ $8.54 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $20.00 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $612.40

Voog · Standard

Show Math $622.35 $10.37

+ $8.71 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $19.95 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $622.35

Cindr · Plan

Show Math $634.95 $10.58

+ $9.00 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $18.99 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $634.95

SnapPages · Basic

Show Math $650.00 $10.83

+ $10.00 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $10.00 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $650.00

uKit · Premium+

Show Math $674.25 $11.24

+ $10.00 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $14.85 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $674.25

Onepager · Starter

Show Math $700.00 $11.67

+ $10.00 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $20.00 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $700.00

Moonfruit · Standard

Show Math $799.35 $13.32

+ $11.99 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $15.99 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $799.35

uKit · Ecommerce

Show Math $814.95 $13.58

+ $12.00 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $18.99 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $814.95

WebsiteBuilder.com · Pro

Show Math $818.55 $13.64

+ $11.98 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $19.95 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $818.55

Strikingly · Limited

Ecommerce
Show Math $844.75 $14.08

+ $12.00 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $24.95 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $844.75

GoDaddy · Business

Show Math $854.15 $14.24

+ $12.99 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $14.95 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $854.15

Wix · Combo

Show Math $914.75 $15.25

+ $14.00 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $14.95 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $914.75

WebsiteBuilder.com · Premium

Show Math $929.55 $15.49

+ $13.83 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $19.95 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $929.55

Weebly · Starter

Show Math $939.75 $15.66

+ $14.00 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $19.95 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $939.75

Doodlekit · Simple

Show Math $940.00 $15.67

+ $14.00 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $20.00 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $940.00

SnapPages · Advanced

Show Math $950.00 $15.83

+ $15.00 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $10.00 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $950.00

Yola · Silver

Show Math $956.75 $15.95

+ $14.95 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $11.95 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $956.75

uKit · Pro

Show Math $974.25 $16.24

+ $15.00 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $14.85 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $974.25

Voog · Plus

Show Math $1,013.55 $16.89

+ $15.23 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $19.95 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $1,013.55

Wix · Unlimited

Show Math $1,034.75 $17.25

+ $16.00 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $14.95 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $1,034.75

Ucraft · Pro

Ecommerce
Show Math $1,054.95 $17.58

+ $16.00 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $18.99 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $1,054.95

Squarespace · Personal

Show Math $1,060.00 $17.67

+ $16.00 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $20.00 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $1,060.00

Webs · Enhanced

Show Math $1,119.15 $18.65

+ $16.99 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $19.95 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $1,119.15

1&1 · Plus

Introductory Pricing
Show Math $1,154.15 $19.24

+ $9.99 for 12 months. Then $19.99 for 48 months (This plan uses introductory pricing: a low introductory price that rises after 12 months.)

+ $14.95 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $1,154.15

Weebly · Pro

Show Math $1,179.75 $19.66

+ $18.00 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $19.95 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $1,179.75

Simvoly · Business

Show Math $1,179.75 $19.66

+ $18.00 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $19.95 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $1,179.75

Vistaprint · Standard

Show Math $1,180.00 $19.67

+ $18.00 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $20.00 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $1,180.00

DudaOne · Basic

Ecommerce
Show Math $1,240.00 $20.67

+ $19.00 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $20.00 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $1,240.00

Wix · Ecommerce

Ecommerce
Show Math $1,274.75 $21.25

+ $20.00 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $14.95 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $1,274.75

GoDaddy · Business Plus

Show Math $1,274.15 $21.24

+ $19.99 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $14.95 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $1,274.15

Onepager · Plus

Show Math $1,300.00 $21.67

+ $20.00 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $20.00 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $1,300.00

Strikingly · Pro

Ecommerce
Show Math $1,324.75 $22.08

+ $20.00 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $24.95 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $1,324.75

Web.com · Website Builder

Introductory Pricing
Show Math $1,455.75 $24.26

+ $1.95 for 1 months. Then $22.95 for 59 months (This plan uses introductory pricing: a low introductory price that rises after 1 month.)

+ $19.95 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $1,455.75

WebsiteBuilder.com · Ecommerce

Ecommerce
Show Math $1,575.75 $26.26

+ $24.60 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $19.95 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $1,575.75

CityMax · CityMax

Show Math $1,578.55 $26.31

+ $24.98 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $15.95 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $1,578.55

Adobe Muse · Single App

Show Math $1,599.40 $26.66

+ $24.99 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $20.00 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $1,599.40

Zoho Sites · Professional

Show Math $1,600.00 $26.67

+ $25.00 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $20.00 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $1,600.00

Vistaprint · Premium

Ecommerce
Show Math $1,600.00 $26.67

+ $25.00 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $20.00 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $1,600.00

Simvoly · Ecommerce

Ecommerce
Show Math $1,659.75 $27.66

+ $26.00 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $19.95 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $1,659.75

Squarespace · Business

Show Math $1,660.00 $27.67

+ $26.00 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $20.00 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $1,660.00

1&1 · Premium

Introductory Pricing
Show Math $1,694.15 $28.24

+ $14.99 for 12 months. Then $29.99 for 48 months (This plan uses introductory pricing: a low introductory price that rises after 12 months.)

+ $14.95 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $1,694.15

Doodlekit · Business

Show Math $1,840.00 $30.67

+ $29.00 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $20.00 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $1,840.00

Yola · Gold

Show Math $1,856.75 $30.95

+ $29.95 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $11.95 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $1,856.75

Wix · VIP

Ecommerce
Show Math $1,874.75 $31.25

+ $30.00 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $14.95 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $1,874.75

Squarespace · Basic Commerce

Ecommerce
Show Math $1,900.00 $31.67

+ $30.00 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $20.00 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $1,900.00

Web.com · Website and Online Marketing

Introductory Pricing
Show Math $2,046.75 $34.11

+ $2.95 for 1 months. Then $32.95 for 59 months (This plan uses introductory pricing: a low introductory price that rises after 1 month.)

+ $19.95 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $2,046.75

DudaOne · Pro

Ecommerce
Show Math $2,125.00 $35.42

+ $33.75 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $20.00 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $2,125.00

Webs · Pro

Show Math $2,199.15 $36.65

+ $34.99 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $19.95 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $2,199.15

Ucraft · Pro Shop

Ecommerce
Show Math $2,434.95 $40.58

+ $39.00 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $18.99 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $2,434.95

Onepager · Premium

Show Math $2,440.00 $40.67

+ $39.00 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $20.00 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $2,440.00

GoDaddy · Online Store

Show Math $2,474.15 $41.24

+ $39.99 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $14.95 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $2,474.15

Web.com · Website, Marketing and Store

Ecommerce Introductory Pricing
Show Math $2,637.75 $43.96

+ $3.95 for 1 months. Then $42.95 for 59 months (This plan uses introductory pricing: a low introductory price that rises after 1 month.)

+ $19.95 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $2,637.75

Weebly · Business

Show Math $2,859.75 $47.66

+ $46.00 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $19.95 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $2,859.75

Squarespace · Advanced Commerce

Ecommerce
Show Math $2,860.00 $47.67

+ $46.00 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $20.00 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $2,860.00

Doodlekit · Advanced

Show Math $3,040.00 $50.67

+ $49.00 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $20.00 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $3,040.00

Voog · Premium

Show Math $3,364.95 $56.08

+ $54.42 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $19.95 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $3,364.95

Homestead · Business Plus

Show Math $3,759.40 $62.66

+ $60.99 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $20.00 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $3,759.40

Ucraft · BigCommerce

Ecommerce
Show Math $4,654.95 $77.58

+ $76.00 x 60 months (Website Builder)

+ $18.99 x 5 years (Domain Name)


= $4,654.95


Tips & Questions

Tip: Annual plans are always cheaper

Website builders want you to sign up for the long-term— so they heavily incentivize you to sign up for annual plans: most website builders include a free year of a domain name and plans are usually approximately 10% cheaper.

So if you know you're going to need this website long term and you want to save some money— make sure you sign up for the annual plan.

What's the cheapest website builder to include ecommerce?

Strikingly's Limited and Ucraft's Basic Website are the cheapest plans to include ecommerce.

Strikingly's Limited plan limits you to 5 products but otherwise it includes product variations, shipping fees, pre-orders and more. It doesn't charge a transaction fee on top of orders. You are limited to one page on this plan— Strikingly is unique in that they are designed to build one pages, so it definitely can work. But it's good to know.

Ucraft's Basic Website has a 50 product limit and includes all general ecommerce features. They also don't charge a transaction fee on top of orders.

What about free website builders?

I'm probably not going to blow your mind with this: website builders aren't jumping at the opportunity to give away something for free— but with a little research you can definitely make it work.

I did a deep-dive on the top free website builders here. Free website builders limit you by placing ads on your website (some can be quite intrusive), limiting bandwidth and not allowing custom domains. I found Weebly had the best free plan.

How much do domain names cost?

First things first: most website builders include a free one year of a domain name if you sign up for an annual plan.

The cheapest way to buy a domain name is through a domain name provider such as Namecheap. They charge $14.50 for a domain name and include WHOIS privacy. WHOIS privacy ensures that the contact details on your domain name are kept anonymous.

The reason to buy your domain name through a website builder is that it's setup automatically to point to your website— though most website builders include tutorials for setting up your domain name with a 3rd party domain name provider like Namecheap.

Squarespace charges $20 for a domain name— but that includes WHOIS privacy. Website builders like Wix and Weebly charge $15 for a domain name but charge additionally for WHOIS privacy.

Tips For Reading Pricing Pages

Website builders tend to be highly competitive when it comes to pricing. That competitiveness can lead to sketchy pricing tactics— though many website builders (example Squarespace) have honest, up-front pricing.

Here are seven pricing tactics to be aware of. If a website builders pricing seems too good to be true, check their plans against these 7 tips. You can always check my review of any website builder to check their billing practices. (I pay for each website builder with my own credit card to verify billing practices.)

1. Bandwidth Limits

Many website builder offer cheap plans that have bandwidth limitations. For example, Wix has a $5 / month plan that only includes 1 GB of bandwidth per month. An average Wix homepage is 1.4 MB— so if you're getting modest amounts of traffic you'll need to upgrade to a more expensive plan.

There is nothing wrong with a bandwidth limit— it's just something to be aware when looking at pricing pages.

2. Ads

Some website builders offer a cheap plan— but the plan includes an advertisement on your website.

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Wix has a $5 / month plan— it's cheap but it includes an advertisement that scrolls alongside your website.

3. Per Month Pricing Is Not Always Per Month

A (very) common practice on website builder pricing pages is to advertise a per month rate that's not the monthly rate. Instead it's the annual rate divided by twelve. Website builders offer lower rates if you sign up for an annual term— so instead of saying $144 / year, they say $12 / month but you're actually going to be paying $144 in lump sum.

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Wix is not advertising the monthly cost— this is the cost of an annual plan divided by 12.

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Squarespace is one of the only website builders to clearly acknowledge this.

4. Domain Name Pricing

Most website builders let you register your domain name with them— and often give the first year free if you buy an annual plan. Typically domain names cost around $15 at a typical domain name registrar but at some website builders they cost around $20. Wix is one of the few website builders to provide domain names for $15 / month.

Other website builders such as Weebly have other ways of upselling you on domain names— they charge a fee to make your domain name registration private. This is a service that's typically free at domain name registrars such as Namecheap.

5. Introductory Pricing

Website builders like 1&! low prices that seem too good to be true— and that's because they are.

For example their Business plan is $1 / month but it goes up to $10 / month after the first year.

6. Scam: Adding Items During Checkout

Bandwidth limitations are one thing— but WebsiteBuilder.com takes sketchy billing practices to a whole other level: they add items to your shopping cart without telling you.

This isn't just a bug either. I test every website builders billing practices with my own credit card— and this has happened the last two times I paid for websitebuilder.com. Horrible.

7. Scam: Charging 13 Months In A Year

The most misleading pricing tactic of all belongs to Web.com: they advertise monthly plans but if you read the fine print they count one month as 4 weeks.

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Web.com says a month is 4 weeks... which means 13 months in a year!

Months that are 4-weeks long means there are 13 months in a year. So Web.com is squeezing one extra month of payment from you! Outrageous!