I’m trying to understand a few things with regards Webflow pricing options and possible Webflow CMS limitations for a project and wondered if anyone is able to provide clarification…
An e-commerce website (it needs to accept payments).
Hosted using a custom domain (i.e. not on a Webflow subdomain).
Client won’t have or need access to the CMS or backend.
Site needs to allow form upload of image files into Webflow CMS (quantity of files as yet unknown from a currently unknown number of sources).
Custom branded (ideally but unsure if essential) form emails.
I need both an Account Plan and a Site Plan to meet the above requirements?
Account Plan Required
This will be one project requiring more than two static pages but less than 100.
The Lite Plan would be suitable (if I’m willing to accept Webflow branding on form emails), the Pro Plan would be required to remove the Webflow branding?
I’m limited to 50 CMS items regardless of Lite or Pro plan, I’m assuming this means a max of 50 rows/records across all Collections?
Site Plan Required
I would need an e-commerce Site Plan to accommodate payments?
This is where I am now confused… Assume I go for the Lite Account Plan (as it seems to suit my needs).
The Lite Account Plan restricts me to 50 CMS collection items yet CMS and Business Site Plans allow for 2k and 10k collection items respectively, so I assume the Site Plan expands the Account Plan, as in you effectively have access to 50 for testing when setting up your site but this increases once you have purchased a Site Plan?
Is there any way to do real-world testing using thousands of records with an Account Plan prior to purchasing a Site Plan bearing in mind the discrepancy between the number of CMS items allowed?
Under the e-commerce plans the Standard Plan has a limit of 500 items, the Plus Plan 1,000 items (which it says includes all e-commerce products, variants, categories and CMS items). I’m clearly not understanding the relationship between ‘Items’ shown in the e-commerce Plans vs the Site Plans, is anyone able to elaborate and explain what this means in practice?
How does the integrated CMS for Blogs included with the e-commerce Site Plan differ (if at all) from the CMS with the other Site Plans?
Is the non-inclusion of unbranded emails in the Standard e-commerce Site Plan different to the allowance of white labelling with regards form emails in the Pro Account Plan?
My biggest overall question is around the limitations of the CMS items/records, is this limited to 10,000 regardless of Site Plan? This is potentially the biggest ‘hurdle’ as to whether or not I can use Webflow for this project. There will be an unknown number of image uploads (with a maximum file size per image) from an unknown number of different sources/users all needing to be stored as individual records in the Webflow CMS. It is quite possible that this could exceed 10k so I need to understand whether or not this is a fixed limit or one that can be expanded should the need arise?
I’d also like to know which criteria are used to trip Site Plans, e.g. say I have the Standard Site Plan (which includes all the features of the CMS Site Plan), my monthly visits are still below 100k but my form submissions go over 1k /mo would that automatically tip me into needing the Plus e-commerce Site Plan?
It is highly likely that form submissions would be quiet for the majority of the year but then a high volume would fall into a single month, would this be taken into account on an average over the year basis or again would a surge in one month trigger the need to upgrade the plan if it exceeded the volume of the plan? I’m aware there is a $1 per 100 extra submissions on each plan but just trying to understand as the number of submissions is impossible to know at this stage?
Apologies for the lengthy post but any clarity would be gratefully received.