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Try your online shop risk-free for 30 days

  • Professional and secure online shop, plus hosting
  • Free first-year domain and email included
  • User-friendly design and all the features you need
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Why choose IONOS over a free eCommerce website?

Online commerce is big business, and there are plenty of services that let you create a free online store. What's not included in "free" products is hosting, a domain and professional email. Free online shops might be fine for developers who know which apps to install and how to minimise the additional costs that can arise. However, if you've got limited tech know-how, you could end up paying much more than you thought.

For a small monthly fee, the eCommerce Website Builder from IONOS offers you a professional store with all the tools you need to get online fast. In addition to secure hosting and your own free domain for one year, you'll receive extensive options to customise the design and functionality of your shop. You'll also get additional features like multiple payment methods and a shipping wizard, leaving you with a high-quality online shop that’s sure to satisfy your customers. And best of all, you can try it out for free for one month.

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Integration with the most popular marketplaces

The IONOS eCommerce packages equip you for the latest online shopping trends and habits, helping you reach your target audience. At the same time, one thing hasn’t changed, and that's how vital it is to have a presence on the most popular online marketplaces.

Our platform syncs and integrates your online shop with Amazon and eBay, as well as price comparison portals such as Google Shopping. Your online store will also meet the growing demand for social commerce thanks to smooth integration with a Facebook Store and Instagram Shopping. Facebook Messenger integration means you can also start chatting directly with your customers on your website.

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What you don’t get with free online shop builders

Hosting

Web hosting for your online store

Basic packages for creating a free online store don’t tend to include web hosting. This means you have to take care of hosting separately. Plus, they often don’t include SSL certificates to ensure that your shop is secure. IONOS includes both of these as standard.

Design templates

High quality design templates

Free online shop creators often lack free high quality design templates, which they then charge a significant amount for. With IONOS, you get expertly designed templates with extensive customisation options, tailored to your business. For example, drag and drop sections, video and image widgets, and much more.

Domain and mailboxes

Free domain for 1 year and email matching your URL

Using free eCommerce websites in the UK usually means not having your own domain. It's different with IONOS. Your domain is free for the first year of your MyWebsite eCommerce contract and you can choose from the following free domain extensions: .co.uk, .uk, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .biz, .online. When you build an online shop, customer communication is critical, so having email matching your domain is just another perk that comes for free with IONOS – and it's something that can cost a fortune with free providers.

24/7 Support

Free personal consultant

The customer support on offer from free online shop providers leaves a lot to be desired. With IONOS you can access free support 24/7 via phone or chat and on top, you can have your very own free personal consultant, who's able to give you individual advice and guidance.

Choose your online shop package

Money-back guarantee: Try out your new online shop risk-free for 30 days.

No additional transaction fees

Optimised for all devices

Discounts and coupons

Abandoned cart recovery

24/7 support

Tips via email


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Up to 500 physical products

Track your competitors' Google and social media activity with marketingRadar

Domain included for 1 year

Professional email address with 2 GB storage

Integrated payment and shipping methods

Sell directly on Facebook and Instagram

Advertise on TikTok


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Up to 5,000 physical products

Track your competitors' Google and social media activity with marketingRadar

Domain included for 1 year

Professional email address with 12 GB storage

Integrated payment and shipping methods

Sell directly on Facebook and Instagram

Advertise on TikTok

SiteAnalytics

Google Ads, Google Ads remarketing and Google Shopping

Mobile app for shop management

Online booking tool

AI text generator


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Up to 10,000 physical and digital products

Track your competitors' Google and social media activity with marketingRadar

Domain included for 1 year

Professional email address with active sync on all devices and 50 GB storage

Integrated payment and shipping methods

Sell directly on Facebook and Instagram

Advertise on TikTok

SiteAnalytics Plus

Google Ads, Google Ads remarketing and Google Shopping

Mobile app for shop management

Online booking tool

AI text generator

Favourites, wishlists and product filters

Advanced product SEO

Website SEO with rankingCoach Standard


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Unlimited physical and digital products

Track your competitors' Google and social media activity with marketingRadar

Domain included for 1 year

Professional email address with active sync on all devices and 50 GB storage

Integrated payment and shipping methods

Sell directly on Facebook and Instagram

Advertise on TikTok

SiteAnalytics Plus

Google Ads, Google Ads remarketing and Google Shopping

Mobile app for shop management

Online booking tool

AI text generator

Favourites, wishlists and product filters

Advanced product SEO

Website SEO with rankingCoach Standard

Sell on external marketplaces

B2B features like volume discounts and customer groups

 All prices exclude VAT charged at 20%. VAT may be subject to change depending on your country of residence. Terms and conditions apply.

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Starter

Plus

Pro

Expert

Usage

Who it's for

Build your online store fast with Starter. Perfect for beginners, the pre-built, unbreakable designs mean you'll be up and running in no time.

Choose Plus for more design freedom and features. Build your store the way you want and manage it via a mobile app.

Take your business to the next level with Pro. Access advanced options like wish lists, and sell both physical and digital products.

Unlock the full potential of eCommerce with Expert. Add unlimited products, access professional B2B features, and sell on external marketplaces.

Website basics

Webspace (storage)

10 GB

50 GB

Unlimited

Unlimited

Webpages

10

200

Unlimited

Unlimited

Free domain for one year

1

1

1

1

Professional email

1

1

1

1

Email inbox storage

2 GB

12 GB

50 GB

50 GB

Wildcard SSL certificate

Statistics and analytics

SiteAnalytics

SiteAnalytics

SiteAnalytics Plus

SiteAnalytics Plus

Tips via email

GDPR compliant

Ad-free

24/7 multi-channel support

IONOS personal consultant

Website design & content

AI Website Builder

AI Text Generator & AI Text Improver

High-quality, professional templates

Pre-designed colour schemes and text styles

Pre-designed sections and layouts

Flexibility to add and re-arrange elements within sections

Over 17,000 royalty-free images

AI Image Generator

Social media integration

Contact form

Optimised for all mobile devices

Photo galleries

Automatic image optimisation

Adjustable design styles

SEO ready

AI SEO Text Generator

Online marketing

Project guidance dashboard

Online booking tool

Competitor tracking

Search engine optimisation tool

Onboarding wizard

Recommended actions

Supported business types

Retail – B2C

Wholesale – B2B

Online and offline sync with POS

Product catalogue

Number of products

500

5,000

10,000

Unlimited

Product listing according to attributes

Adjust price according to variations such as colour or size

Cross-sharing of products and categories

Digital goods size limit

1 GB

1 GB

10 GB

Download protection for digital goods

CSV import

CSV export

Design & customisation features

Optimised for all mobile devices

Customisable product page designs

Customisable checkout page designs

Business widgets

Automatic "On Sale" and "Sold Out" labelling

Strikethrough pricing

Comment field for orders

Customisable cart widgets

Fast content delivery with CDN

Payment options

PayPal

Credit card

All major credit cards

All major credit cards

All major credit cards

All major credit cards

Direct debit

Invoicing

Others

Shipping

Shipping wizard

In-store pickup

Scheduled pickup

Real-time shipping quotes from FedEx, UPS, and more

Real-time shipment tracking

Configure shipping per product

Manual carrier management

Operations

Product-level inventory control

Stock control at product variation level

Store management app

Bulk invoice printing

Manual order editing

Custom order statuses

Automatic tax calculation

B2B

VAT ID for EU business customers

Tax exempt customers

Customer group discounting

Volume discounts

Marketing

Storefront languages

45

45

45

45

Multi-currency support

Product sharing on Facebook, Pinterest, X, and Tumblr

Facebook Shop

Instagram Shop

Direct Google indexing

Short URLs

SEO tutorials

SEO product fields

Discount and coupons

Abandoned cart recovery

Cross-selling on product pages and in the basket

Google Analytics

Facebook Pixel

Thank you page tracking

Wishlists

Google Shopping

Amazon

eBay

Other features

App store

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Award-winning support

We're always working to improve our customer support, and we're proud to have won several awards. These include Best Customer Engagement Initiative and Best Use of Customer Insight.

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How to sell on social media

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How to start selling online

Thinking about launching your own online store? Set yourself up for success with our handy checklist. It covers designing, launching and maintaining your store.

Free eCommerce website – FAQ

Yes, you can upgrade it at any time, either in the area where you manage your contract, or directly within the product.

No, creating a professional online store with extensive features with IONOS involves a small monthly fee. Providers offering free eCommerce websites often don’t meet the high expectations of customers. IONOS, on the other hand, gives you powerful tools to create a superior online store that will satisfy your target audience’s requirements.

You benefit from attractive and customisable design templates, comprehensive functionality and many extra features. This is in addition to secure web hosting and a lifetime domain, which will strengthen your store’s credibility. With IONOS MyWebsite, you can completely customise the design and features of your online shop without any programming knowledge. The numerous additional features are included in the monthly price.

Free online store builders are suited mainly to developers who know how to the specific technology provided. Since it doesn’t require a budget to get started, these free services are suitable for developers starting a personal project or a smaller professional project, such as:

  • Private or self-employed individuals
  • Startups
  • Small businesses

On the other hand, the IONOS MyWebsite eCommerce packages are suitable for small to medium projects that require the highest standard of quality and curated functionality. They can be used by people with no developing experience, as it is easy and intuitive, but also by developers who want to create projects that are later managed by non-techy customers. You don’t need any programming or design skills to set up your online store, just like with a free online shop service. Thanks to the modular functionality, it’s really straightforward to set up and design your eCommerce site; simply select the elements you need and customise them.

Since the MyWebsite eCommerce platform comes available in a range of packages, which differ in capacity and functions, it’s accessible to a wide range of users:

  • Private or self-employed individuals
  • Startups
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)

The cheapest package allows for a shop with up to 500 products. But you never know when you’ll need to expand once your business starts to grow, so IONOS allows you to upgrade at any time. If you need to start small because you only have a few products, we have great solutions for you, such as the Social Buy Button or the Shop Integration.

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