Submit JSON vs Formspree
Choosing the right form backend

Submit JSON vs Formspree


A quick summary

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

A Formspree "Business" plan costs a whopping $102/month with 10,000 total submissions and 20 total forms. Compare that to Submit JSON's $15/month plan with a submission limit of 10,000 and 50 form endpoints. We beat them almost by a factor of seven, yowza!

But we must give credit where credit is due, because Formspree is the granddaddy of form backends. They were simply winging it and everybody else followed suit! If it wasn't for them, Submit JSON would never exist.

Their HTML-first approach is their greatest strength, and also their greatest weakness. In comparison, Submit JSON's API-first approach is more secure, versitile, 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/month500 @ $10/month
Pro submission limit25,000 @ $30/month10,000 @ $102/month
Number of endpoints (pro plan)Unlimited100
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 Formspree, and when Submit JSON?

Submit JSON
  • Greater value - Submit JSON's submission limit is 5x greater than Formspree's, at a fraction of the cost.
  • 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. Formspree, not so much.
  • Formspree is a good option if you are looking for pre built contact forms. Otherwise, there really isn't a good reason to use this service compared to Submit JSON.
  • It's more expensive, less versatile, and less secure due to their HTML first approach.
  • Consider if you are not technical and are afraid of JavaScript
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