Jimdo Pro or Jimdo Business: Which plan is best and why?

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In addition to its free account, Jimdo currently offers two paid plans, Pro and Business. But which is best and why? We compared the details:

The Jimdo Plans in Detail

Feature Jimdo Business Jimdo Pro
Domains included  1  1
SSL encryption (https)  yes  yes
Email accounts  20  1
Email forwarding Unlimited  3
Technical support Business Support Pro Support
Storage Unlimited 5 GB
File Uploads Up to 100 MB Up to 100 MB
Password protection Unlimited password-protected areas 5 password-protected areas
Search engine optimization All Pro features & it’s possible to hide pages from search engines Access to page title, description and keywords
Store products Unlimited 15
Use of discount codes Yes No
Monthly price $20
$7.50
More information Jimdo Business details | Free trial Jimdo Pro details | Free trial

The biggest initial differentiator is price, with Business three times more expensive than Pro. But what about the rest?

  • Domains and email accounts: the cost of additional domains on Jimdo varies based on your domain ending. Find more information here, including details of the cost of additional email accounts.
  • Technical support: support on the Business plan is much faster, with a same-day response. Not usually the case on the Pro plan.
  • Store: PRO is limited to 15 products, in BUSINESS there is no limit at all. Additionally you can use voucher or coupon codes to offer discounts for special ocasions, for example.

If you don’t want to join the Business plan immediately you can always upgrade down the track, and you won’t be double-charged. But we are holding back on making a one-size-fits-all recommendation on the best plan, as it needs to be looked at on a case-by-case basis. What we will say however, is that both plans have a fair and easy-to-understand pricing structure.

> More information on pricing on the Jimdo website

Jimdo also offers a permanently free plan with limited features. Check out JimdoFree here.

FAQ: Jimdo Pricing

Will my Jimdo Free Domain still work if I upgrade to Pro or Business?

Yes, your website will still be available on the Jimdo Free URL. Your visitors will be redirected to your new domain name automatically.

What does email forwarding mean?

It means that you can set up email addresses under your own domain name that will be forwarded to an existing email address. For example, your domain name is example.com and your main email account is info@example.com. Through email forwarding you can set up additional email addresses such as support@example.com, billing@example.com that will be forwarded to your main email inbox info@example.com.

Your questions:

 
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  • MF

    Can I also use an existing branded email address is I go with one of the paid-plans?

    • Yes, there is one (Pro) or two (Business) domain names included that you can also use for your email account, e.g. info@yourbusinessname.com. If you have any further questions, please let me know!

      • MF

        Thanks Robert. The info and reviews are really helpful.

  • SU

    Can I upgrade to Jimdobusiness from JimdoPro?

  • Stacey

    Can I build a website with Jimdo and upload it to another host company?

    • Hi Stacey, I am afraid that’s not possible. But why would you want to do that? Jimdo’s whole philosophy is to provide a one-stop solution where you don’t need to deal with external providers.

  • Bob

    If I have bought a go daddy domain can I use it for you guys?

  • Heather

    Is it possible to have the same website for 2 different domain names?

  • NoMoBo!

    I sell something pretty popular considering it’s June 4th and I have reached my selling limit on Ebay for the month! 🙁 I have been researching for 2 hours this morning for the BEST and most INEXPENSIVE way to have my own website. I have about 5 to 10 different variations of the same 3 to 4 products. I must have a shopping cart and want to accept Paypal and credit cards(not necessary for credit cards, but WANT!)I lose so much money to Ebay in their fees!!! I want my OWN domain name(Weebly seems outrageous!) I don’t need emails, but want the stat tools! Don’t need shipping calculated in, but want to add drop down selections (ex. 15 different colors for one item). I am not a pc wizard so it MUST be easy easy easy! Hassle free! I have read and read and think with what I need it’s completely scattered between Weebly, Jimdo, and Godaddy! What would you choose and why!?

    • NoMoBo!

      Hmm, after speaking with a friend, I think I do want shipping and tax included.

      • Glad to hear you are doing so well on Ebay! You should really have your own web store. If I were you I would check out Shopify, Weebly and possibly Jimdo (if you’re based in the US, however, you can’t offer credit card as a payment method). Weebly’s Starter or Pro plan could already be sufficient for your 3-4 products.
        Make sure to check out our ecommerce comparison chart: https://www.websitetooltester.com/en/best-ecommerce-website-builder/
        You’ll find all the details about shipping options and tax settings as well.
        And please let me know if you have any further questions!

  • ELMO73

    I live in Australia. Are there any limitations with regards to the Jimdo ecommerce, such as the unavailable credit card option in the US?

    • Hi! Unfortunately, Jimdo’s credit card gateway Paymill is not available in Australia. Furthermore, you cannot buy a .com.au domain through Jimdo. Shopify and Weebly offer Stripe as credit card gateway which is available in Australia. Shopify is well established in Australia and also allows you to buy a domain through their service.
      Here you find more information:
      https://www.websitetooltester.com/en/best-ecommerce-website-builder/

  • pablo

    hi, nice site…and nice forum access.
    is it possible to get billed using a new zealand cc…do you have prices in nz dollars?

  • Doodoo

    Hi Im from India and have a business in exports of handicrafts. is JimDo pro ok/compatible for receiving payments in India from abroad through credit card , debit card paypal ?

  • Tom

    Does the Jimdo pro allow for a real blog on the website?

  • Drei

    What does 20 email accounts mean?

    Is this the number of available email accounts for the owner of the site or for the potential customer?

    • Hi! These accounts are available for the owner. 20 email accounts mean e.g. employee1@… employee2@…, employee20@…

  • Kenna

    Is there any restriction, at the end of my contract, if I want to transfer my domain create from Jimbo to other web hosting company? Is the domain under pro or business plan mine?

    • Josep Garcia

      Hello Kenna, thanks for your comment. The domain name is yours and Jimdo only manages it for you, as Namecheap or GoDaddy would do. Therefore, you decide which company hosts it.

  • Sultan

    I want to have a domain name in Australia, can I have .com.au?

  • Brian

    Does Jimdo play nice with digital content? I was looking for a low cost platform for having content protected pages and a way to have member sign ups where they can have access to digital downloads they purchase through the store. But I am having trouble finding the best solution. Everything is either too expensive or limits your storage or upload capacity.

    • Unfortunately, Jimdo’s online store can’t deal with digital goods. Weebly would be a very good solution for your projects. It has a membership feature and the online store will allow you to sell digital goods.

  • Boby

    does Jimbo support to add second language like English and Arabic ?

  • monmon

    Hey 🙂 I have one available domain in my Jimdo Business (www.sample.com) and also the http://www.sample.jimdo.com. Is a second domain included in Business without extra costs or should I pay for the second one?

    • Josep Garcia

      Jimdo subdomains (e.g. http://www.sample.jimdo.com) are free and you won’t need to pay for them. Jimdo includes two complementary domain names with their Business plans. It also includes 20 email accounts.

  • David Bernier

    With the Business Plan, am I able to set up online chat host?

  • I’m not seeing an admin section in which I can view all of my files I have uploaded. Is there a section in which I can see my files?

  • Josep Garcia

    Hi Nelson. I am afraid that website builders aren’t yet ready to mix membership sites and payments. Therefore, I’d suggest you to check a more advanced solution such as WordPress and combine it with a membership plugin (e.g. WooCommerce or WishList). Read our WordPress guide for more information.

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