GoDaddy vs. LemonStand (Discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
GoDaddy
Score 7.1 out of 10
N/A
GoDaddy Web Hosting provides users with storage, email addresses, and unlimited bandwith.
$9.99
per month
LemonStand (Discontinued)
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
LemonStand was an eCommerce platform bulit for professionals with features such as design fliexiblity and checkout customization. LemonStand was acquired by Mailchimp March 2019, and June 2019 LemonStand was discontinued.N/A
Pricing
GoDaddyLemonStand (Discontinued)
Editions & Modules
Basic
as low as $6.99
per month with an annual term
Basic
as low as $10.49
per month with an annual term
Premium
as low as $13.49
per month with an annual term
Commerce
as low as $14.99
per month with an annual term
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
GoDaddyLemonStand (Discontinued)
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsDiscounts available for annual subscription.
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
GoDaddyLemonStand (Discontinued)
Online Storefront
Comparison of Online Storefront features of Product A and Product B
GoDaddy
-
Ratings
LemonStand (Discontinued)
8.9
1 Ratings
15% above category average
Product catalog & listings00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Product management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Bulk product upload00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Branding00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Mobile storefront00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Product variations00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Website integration00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Visual customization00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
CMS00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Online Shopping Cart
Comparison of Online Shopping Cart features of Product A and Product B
GoDaddy
-
Ratings
LemonStand (Discontinued)
10.0
1 Ratings
28% above category average
Abandoned cart recovery00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Checkout user experience00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Online Payment System
Comparison of Online Payment System features of Product A and Product B
GoDaddy
-
Ratings
LemonStand (Discontinued)
10.0
1 Ratings
18% above category average
eCommerce security00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
eCommerce Marketing
Comparison of eCommerce Marketing features of Product A and Product B
GoDaddy
-
Ratings
LemonStand (Discontinued)
10.0
1 Ratings
28% above category average
Promotions & discounts00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Personalized recommendations00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
SEO00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
eCommerce Business Management
Comparison of eCommerce Business Management features of Product A and Product B
GoDaddy
-
Ratings
LemonStand (Discontinued)
8.5
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Order processing00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Inventory management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Shipping00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Custom functionality00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
GoDaddyLemonStand (Discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(53 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
5.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(15 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
GoDaddyLemonStand (Discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
GoDaddy
Good for transferring over an existing site. Truth be told, I haven't used it for building a brand new site-- I know that this is a fairly common thing but I just never needed it. For what I've used it for, it has worked well. For a small business with anyone with a little bit of technical skill, it's surprisingly good.
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Mailchimp
  • Good alternative to Shopify and similar services.
  • More than basic template adjustments will require programmer hours.
  • If you want a slick store with great features LemonStand's for you.
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Pros
GoDaddy
  • Registering a domain - I've found their site to be the easiest to navigate
  • Website builder - their website builder is user friendly
  • Email hosting - easy to set up and use, wether in an email app or online email.
  • Wordpress hosting - I have multiple wordpress sites I use under one account
  • Their customer service is always very helpful and easy to contact.
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Mailchimp
  • LemonStand is cloud based on AWS.
  • You get: Instant deployment whenever you choose to publish, automatic software updates, Site-wide SSL, and PCI/DSS compliant infrastructure.
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Cons
GoDaddy
  • Support agents are woefully undertrained, even in knowledge of their own products.
  • Support agents will always try to upsell you, even when you're dealing with an urgent, high-impact issue.
  • There's no guarantee of uptime, and there will often be gaps in service as part of normal procedures.
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Mailchimp
  • LemonStand has a limited number of templates. Each template has a different set of features that can be modified in the back office theme customization area.
  • LemonStand claims their templates are highly customizable. To accomplish this, they expose individual web page code in page templates and widget blocks. These are windows into the template where you can modify, add and delete html code. However, as in all PHP/CSS/HTML templates, even those written with Twig as LemonStand templates are, the coding goes very deep through many files. I don't think it would be cost or time effective for a small company to attempt more than superficial customization. This is pretty much the same for Shopify and PrestaShop. As a store front and blogging platform, LemonStand is elegant but it is not a website development tool like Wix, Weeble or even Squarespace.
  • LemonStand manages this expectation with excellent email support. There is no user forum and no third party templates for LemonStand, and this is a good thing. When I wanted to modify a specific aspect of the template, I emailed the issue/question to LemonStand support and consistently received advise including instructions on how to adjust the widget or exposed page code to resolve my problem.
  • Documentation is out of date and could use a good proofread. Videos and tutorials are too simple to be really helpful.
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Likelihood to Renew
GoDaddy
We can't really choose anyone else and the cost/effort of moving all of the hosted data would be extremely large, and we just have to stick to them, and hope they improve service
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Mailchimp
No answers on this topic
Usability
GoDaddy
Some integration could be much cleaner and smoother. Seems it used to be easier. Plus, they took away the catch all email feature.
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Mailchimp
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
GoDaddy
I think a lot of companies can learn from GoDaddy's support team. I have found:
  • Chat or phone support is almost always available.
  • Their agents are friendly and helpful.
  • Their agents seem to care and be knowledgeable about a wide range of issues.
  • I rarely have to escalate my problem to get the support that I need.
  • If they can't help me, then they can tell me why something is happening and direct me to resources that can fix my problem.
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Mailchimp
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
GoDaddy
We use Wix currently for our online store. It is nice and easy to use, but they don't offer the email domains as well (the last time we checked). They have pretty decent customization of the web page, but still limited. We're going to try it with GoDaddy, since we have other services from them already. It just doesn't make sense to pay two different companies for something we can do with one.
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Mailchimp
I looked closely at every e-commerce product I could find.
  • LemonStand had very high satisfaction from current users.
  • Email support is polite, accurate and fast.
  • Company is located in Canada.
  • Refund policy appears to be ethical.
  • Shopping experience is sharp! I like it a lot.
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Return on Investment
GoDaddy
  • GoDaddy reduces our ROI by costing me in non-billable hours. I don't charge clients for sitting on the phone with tech support to power cycle the server or fix the php.ini file, so my $/hr takes a hit.
  • Their nickel&dime strategy requires I have an additional conversation with clients about their max recurring fees. Small as they are, I need approval for upping their bill. GoDaddy is only the cheap option if you don't value security, stability, or performance.
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Mailchimp
  • I expect ease of use and mobile look and feel will increase customer sales.
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