Submit JSON vs Basin
Choosing the right form backend

Submit JSON vs Basin


A quick summary

When comparing these two products, the main differences that stand out are cost, plan limits, and overall design philosophy. Their feature offerings are pretty similar.

Basin's starter plan starts at $4/month with 250 submissions and 3 forms. Compare that to Submit JSON's $5/month plan that has a submission limit of 2,500 with 10 forms. Submit JSON's plans offer 10 times (1000%) the submissions on average with a comparable feature set.

Basin comes with a few bells and whistles that Submit JSON will not ever have, like a form builder. It's definitely targeted more towards non-technical folks.

Regardless, it's another Formspree clone. Basin's HTML-first approach is their greatest strength, and also their greatest weakness.

In comparison, Submit JSON's API-first approach is more versitile, secure, and aligned with modern web development best practices.

Which is the best form backend for you? We think the answer is obvious, but we'll let you decide.

Compare pricing and features

Submit JSON
Free submission limit25050
Basic submission limit2,500 @ $5/month250 @ $4/month
Pro submission limit25,000 @ $30/month25,000 @ $108/month
Number of endpoints (pro plan)UnlimitedUnlimited
JavaScript (TS) Client SDK
Data storage
Data export
Search submissions
Linked Emails
Free endpoint security
API key security
Restricted domains
Honeypot fields
Slack app
Zapier integration
reCAPTCHA integration
Cloudflare Turnstile integration
hCaptcha integration
We're biased, but honest

When to choose Basin, and when Submit JSON?

Submit JSON
  • Greater value - Submit JSON's $5/month plan has 10 times the submission limit compared to Basin's $4/month plan
  • Go beyond form submissions - Submit JSON is not only a form backend, it doubles as a powerful notification API
  • Plays nice with JS frameworks and TypeScript projects. Basin, not so much.
  • Basin is a good choice if you are not very technical and need help building a form. They have their own form builder.
  • Basin supports file uploads and custom email templates, which we are still ironing out.
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