Managing subscription

Ecwid offers four different plan types, a free plan and three paid plans: Venture, Business, and Unlimited. Each plan differs by price and available features. You can pay for each plan monthly or annually:

  Free Venture Business Unlimited
Monthly plan $0 $15 $35 $99
Annual plan $0 $150 $350 $990
Transaction fees $0 $0 $0 $0

See the full list of Ecwid plans and features.

When you create an account in Ecwid, you automatically receive the Free plan. You can upgrade your account or switch to another plan at anytime in the Ecwid Control Panel → My Profile → Billing and Plans to get more features for your store.

Only the account owner can manage the store subscription. If you are logged into the store with a staff account, you won’t have access to the billing page.

Upgrading to a paid plan

When you upgrade to a paid plan, you can add more products to your store catalog and access more features that will help you manage and promote your store.

When choosing a plan, think about your business needs and what tools you want to use in the store. Let’s say you sell e-books, you may want to consider the Venture plan where you can sell digital files up to 100MB in size.

If you sell clothes or shoes, consider the Business plan which allows you to control the stock of products in different colors and sizes.

The Unlimited plan is a good choice if you use a POS system like Clover that you want to sync with your store, or if you want to have a mobile app with your store catalog.

See the full list of Ecwid plans and features. Not sure which plan to choose? Contact us. We’ll be happy to help!

To upgrade your Ecwid account to a paid plan:

  1. Go to your Ecwid Control Panel → My Profile → Billing and Plans.
If you have several stores, please make sure that you're logged in to the store you want to upgrade.
  1. Click the Upgrade button next to the plan you want to subscribe to:

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  1. Select a monthly or annual payment plan.
  2. Enter your payment info: you can pay with a credit card or PayPal account.

    If your store is located in Europe or Australia, Ecwid charges VAT or GST correspondingly and the tax is automatically added to your total. If you have a VAT ID or ABN, add it in your Ecwid Control Panel to pay for the subscription without the tax.
  3. Click Pay and Upgrade.

After you complete the payment, your Ecwid account will be upgraded immediately.

Subscription is renewed automatically until you cancel it. You can see your next charge date in the Ecwid control panel → My profile → Billing and plans.

Switching to another paid plan

As your business grows, you may want to add even more products to your store catalog or to use features that are available on other paid plans such as: staff accounts, order editing, discounts for customer groups, etc. You can switch to another plan at anytime in your Ecwid control panel or in the Ecwid Ecommerce mobile app for iOS.

To switch to another paid plan:

  1. Go to your Ecwid Control Panel → My Profile → Billing and Plans.
  2. Click on the plan that you want to switch to. You will see how much you owe for the new plan (minus any remaining credit from your current plan, if applicable) and the date of your next charge, like this:

Ecwid switch to another plan

When you switch to another plan, Ecwid takes into account the amount that you paid for the previous plan and haven't spent. This balance is used towards the payment for the new plan. It is taken as a credit which covers (partially or fully) the prorated charge for the plan you switch to.
  1. Select a monthly or annual payment plan.
  2. Click Pay and Switch.

Your account will be switched to the new plan immediately. On the next charge date, you will be charged the full amount for a new period of your new plan.

What happens to your store settings when you switch to another plan

When you switch to a higher paid plan, e.g. from Venture to Business, all the settings you had will remain in your store, plus you will get the new features which you can set up and start using.

When you switch to a lower paid plan, e.g. from Business to Venture, the features that are not supported by the new plan will become unavailable. The store will use the default settings. If you upgrade back up to the previous plan, the settings will be restored.

For example, you are on the Business plan and you edit the invoice template. If you switch to the Venture plan where invoice editing is not supported, the invoice will go back to the default template. If you switch back to the Business plan, the custom invoice that you previously set up on the Business plan will be restored.

Pausing your Ecwid store

If you have a seasonal business, you may want to put your Ecwid store on hold during the off-season. For that purpose, we offer the Suspension plan for $5 a month.

With this plan, you keep all of the products and settings in your store and still have access to the Ecwid control panel where you can edit your store settings. Your storefront remains open, but the checkout gets disabled. This means that customers can view your products and browse the store, but they won’t be able to place orders.

If you don’t want customers to browse your storefront during your off-season, you can close the storefront in the Ecwid control panel → Settings → General → Store profile → click Close Storefront for Maintenance. You can also change the default “The store is closed for maintenance” message and let customers know when the store will be back online.
Suspension plan  
Price $5/month
Number of products Unlimited
Features All the features of the Business plan are available on the Suspension plan
Control Panel Available
Storefront Open
Checkout Disabled

If you want to switch to the Suspension plan, please email us at billing@ecwid.com. We’ll make the switch for you and email you further details.

If you use paid apps from our App Market, uninstall them to avoid being billed while your store is paused.

Cancelling your subscription

You can stop the paid subscription in your Ecwid store at anytime. You simply switch your account to the Free plan.

If you have a seasonal business or you just want to pause the account for a period and come back to it later, consider the Suspension plan.

The instructions on how to downgrade your account depend on how you pay for the subscription: via your Ecwid control panel, or via the Ecwid Ecommerce mobile app for iOS. To find out how you pay, go to the Ecwid Control Panel → My Profile → Billing and Plans and find the payment method:

  • A credit/debit card or PayPal account. This means that you've subscribed to a paid plan via the Ecwid control panel.
  • Apple In-App Subscription. This means that you've subscribed via the Ecwid mobile app for iOS.

You can manage the store subscription in your Ecwid control panel where you can upgrade your account, switch to another plan, or stop your subscription.

To cancel your paid Ecwid subscription:

  1. Go to Ecwid Control Panel → My Profile → Billing and Plans.
  2. Click Switch under the Free plan.

Downgrade Ecwid account

  1. At this step, you may see this warning: “Your products exceed the Free plan limit”:
    3.1. If you don’t see this warning, skip to step 4.
    3.2. If you see this warning, go to CatalogProducts and delete all but 10 products. The Free plan allows only 10 products; so make sure that you comply with this limit to complete the downgrade.
  2. Select the reason why you decided to leave. You can also leave your comments and suggestions about improving Ecwid.
  3. Click Switch to Free.

Your Ecwid account will be switched to the Free plan immediately. Your payment method will be removed from the account and there will be no further charges. You can use the account on the Free plan as long as you wish.

You can keep using your Ecwid account on the Free plan as long as you wish. The mobile app is not available on the Free plan, so you will have to access your Ecwid Control Panel on the desktop or in a mobile browser at this link: https://my.ecwid.com

Subscription charges are non-refundable. For more information, see Ecwid’s terms of service.

Deleting your account

If you decide to stop running your online store, you can delete the account at anytime in your Ecwid control panel. All of your store data will be erased and you won’t be able to access your Ecwid Control panel anymore after that.

If there is anything we can do to help you keep using the store, contact us. We’ll do our best to find a solution or a workaround for you.

If you are sure that you want to delete your Ecwid account, follow these steps:

  1. If you are using a paid plan, downgrade the account to the Free plan.
  2. Go to the Ecwid Control Panel → My Profile → Profile.
  3. Click Close my account. This button appears only when you are on the Free plan.
  4. You will see a pop-up message, confirm that you want to close the account.

After that, you will be logged out of the Ecwid control panel and your store data will be deleted.

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