Build your online store risk-free for 30 days

  • Professional and secure online store, plus hosting
  • Free 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. But there's something you should know about these "free" products — they don't include hosting, a domain and professional email. Free online shops might be great for developers who know which apps to install and how to minimize 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, you'll receive lots of options for customizing 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 store that’s sure to keep your customers coming back. 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. One thing hasn’t changed though — 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 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 store builders

Hosting

Web hosting for your online store

Basic packages for creating a free online store tend not to include web hosting. This means you have to purchase hosting separately. Plus, they rarely 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 customization options that are tailored to your business. For example, drag and drop sections, video and image widgets and much more.

Domain and email

Free domain for 1 year and email matching your URL

Using free eCommerce websites usually means not having your own domain. It's different at IONOS. Your domain is free for the lifetime of your MyWebsite eCommerce contract and there’s no price increase on renewal. Included free domain extensions: .us, .ca, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .biz, .online. When you build an online store, customer communication is critical, so having an email address matching your domain is just another free perk at 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.

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No additional transaction fees

Optimized 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 inbox

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 inbox

Integrated payment and shipping methods

Sell directly on Facebook and Instagram

Advertise on TikTok

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Google Ads, Google Ads Remarketing, and Google Shopping

Mobile app for shop management

Integrated 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 inbox

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

Integrated online booking tool

AI text generator

Favorites, wish lists, and product filters

Advanced product SEO

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Unlimited amount of 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 inbox

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

Integrated online booking tool

AI text generator

Favorites, wish lists, and product filters

Advanced product SEO

Website SEO-optimization with rankingCoach Standard

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Starter

Plus

Pro

Expert

Usage

Who it's for

Our Starter plan is the best option for beginners trying to sell online as fast and easy as possible.

Our Plus plan gives you the freedom to design and customize your store without limitations.

Our Pro plan gives you advanced options and tools to help increase your sales and revenue.

Our Expert plan gives you external marketplace and B2B functionality to maximize your sales.

Website basics

Webspace

10 GB

50 GB

Unlimited

Unlimited

Webpages

10

200

Unlimited

Unlimited

1 year free domain

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

Design & content

AI Website Builder

AI Text Generator & AI Text Improver

High-quality professional templates

Pre-designed color schemes and sections

Pre-designed sections and layouts

Flexibility to add and re-arrange elements in sections

Over 17,000 royalty-free images

AI Image Generator

Social media integration

Contact form

Optimized for all mobile devices

Photo galleries

Automatic image optimization

Adjustable design styles

SEO ready

AI SEO Text Generator

Online marketing

Project guidance dashboard

Online booking tool

Competitor tracking

SEO optimization tool included

Step-by-step onboarding wizard

Success advisor

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

1 GB

Download protection for digital goods

CSV data-import

CSV data-export

Design & customization features

Optimized for all mobile devices

Customizable product page design and layouts

Customizable checkout page and designs

Business widgets

Automatic "On Sale" and "Sold Out" labeling

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, USPS, 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, Twitter, 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 cart

Google Analytics

Facebook Pixel

Thank you page tracking

Wish lists

Google Shopping

Amazon

eBay

Square POS

Lightspeed Retail POS

Clover POS

Other features

App store

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Your personal consultant

At IONOS, you have a dedicated contact person for personalized advice, tips to boost your online success, and technical support. Reach them via phone, chat and email, all at no cost to you as an IONOS customer.

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Free eCommerce website

FAQ – Frequently asked questions.

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. Services offering free eCommerce websites often don’t meet customer expectations. 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 customizable design templates, comprehensive functionality and many extra features. This is in addition to secure web hosting and a first-year free domain, features which will strengthen your store’s credibility. With IONOS MyWebsite, you can completely customize the design and features of your online store 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 customize them.

Since MyWebsite Online Store 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 packages allow for a store 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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