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Algolia Pricing

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4.7

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1

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Pricing details

*A unit represents 1,000 search requests /mo and the capacity to index up to 1,000 records.

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Pay-as-you-go-pricing: Simple usage based pricing with no long term commitments.

Volume discounts: Discounts trigger as your usage grows, so you always get a fair price.

Committed-use discounts: Speak with Sales for access to discounts for committed usage.

What users say

Very Fast, Ease of Use, Documentation, Support, Low Price, Reliability, Typos Handling.
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Guillaume L.

The clear analytics and ease to separate accounts when using multiple of them, however this comes at a high cost.
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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Very easy to get started

Reviewed 8 months ago
Pros

The documentation is very well organized and so it was easy for us as a startup to add search functionality to our product. There is an official python client package, including packages for other languages.

Cons

It's a bit expensive so we'll have to evaluate at the time we want to scale.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Extending the capability of other platforms

Reviewed a month ago

Extremely positive. Fast to implement and very few issues.

Pros

We use Algolia to provide deeper search functionality than in provided out-of-the-box by most content management systems. Algolia provides a richer search experience and is easy to integrate and configure.

Cons

No direct drawbacks. We've used it successfully for many years, and our clients understand that to offer quality search functionality to their customers, incurs a cost. I say this as many of the existing reviews say Algolia is expensive.

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Decent search for okay pricing

Reviewed a year ago

The algorithm can be quite good, but you need to twist te right knobs to get that result. This also goes for the implementation.

Pros

Algolia is a tool that comes with a lot of features. However, it's not as easy to implement as you would think.

Cons

It was not "plug and play". The implementation is integrated in the website and you need to work on the interface before you can implement it correctly.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Super simple full-text search for Firebase

Reviewed 2 months ago

Super easy-to-use, feature-rich and developer-friendly.

Pros

Setting up full-text search of data stored in Firebase won't take longer than one day. Extremely easy-to-use ready-made components for Vue.js made our front-end developer happy and significantly reduced time to market.

Cons

I see Algolia a bit expensive for the cases where full-text search is just a nice-to-have feature. However we made our front-end to display data from Algolia only (originally data was retrieved from Firebase), and this pays off.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Fast Setup

Reviewed 7 months ago

I use algolia to give my users a smart search, analyzing I saw that most users never search for the correct term, so algolia was essential to solve this problem, making users actually find what they are looking for.

Pros

Ease of configuration regardless of language, in a few clicks you can already use it and speed in consultations

Cons

I believe it's still a little expensive for an early stage startup

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Thank you Silas!

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Thanks for the convenience and simple documentation

Reviewed 2 months ago

I love Algolia. It makes my Developer life easier especially with flutterflow

Pros

The documentation The ease of use The convenience. It's hard to select one

Cons

[SENSITIVE CONTENT] will ask for more. Maybe you could review the price downwards for developers in Africa

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Algolia search works well

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall experience has been regular. In general we needed around 2 months with 2 experienced wordpress developers to be able to implement Algolia which now works ok.

Pros

The clear analytics and ease to separate accounts when using multiple of them, however this comes at a high cost.

Cons

The difficulty to implement with wordpress. The high cost. The lack of flexibility when integrating with other sistems that algolia does not come out of the box for.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Very good but very expensive

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall I do love the result but I'm not sure it justifies the expense.

Pros

The sheer speed of the search is astonishing. You get results in next to no time. It's amazing as compared to a mysql query based search that Magento generally offers.

Cons

Cost, it is very very expensive. They also do not offer much in the way of support unless you pay even more. So you are stuck with trying to wade through their documentation which is not written very clearly to get the best results.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Search made easy

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Great documentation and absolutely incredible customer support. Their developers answer technical questions, and provide you with custom code to fit your implementation.

Cons

The free plan includes a lot of operations per month, but as soon as you go over the limits, the pricing becomes quite aggressive. I'd rather pay per use, for the exact number of operations performed.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Simple

Reviewed 8 months ago

It's great. you guys fully simplify what it means to get up and running with 5 lines of code.

Pros

"Simple" is the word that I can use to describe Algolia. The ease of plugging in a link and getting into executing faster is a plus.

Cons

Pricing is great for a small project. I think having a model review for big enterprise could be great in term of how much it cost us to use you guys; as we are looking into using algolia for some large project.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Delightful user experience both as an end user but also developer.

Reviewed 4 years ago

Easy to setup, cost effective search on the cloud.

Pros

Algolia provides an amazing search platform on the cloud. In literally a few steps and minutes you are able to have a good enough search (excluding time to populate it). I had no experience with other search engines like Elasticsearch before hand and I still found it greatly easy. The settings can be defined on the dashboard or via the API which can be both a good and a bad as it can cause miss-configuration. Lastly it is really fast, honestly I worked in commerce shops that build their own search and had to maintain it etc for less than 200k products, now I see that this was well, for no reason.

Cons

As a developer the main problem is the documentation. It lacks, it seems incomplete and although they try to show more languages it would be better to focus on coverage than language adaption.

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A must have

Reviewed a year ago

Definitely worth trying! Team is very helpful and they make an effort to make the tool the best possible

Pros

Great tool that helps find desired things on you ecommerce shop or browser. Works very well and make searching faster.

Cons

Nothing for the moment, I think the tool is worth trying and seeing if it gives value to your business

Vendor response

Thank you Kasia!

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Best Search in our online shop!

Reviewed a year ago

The Algolia search is much more easier to instal in Magento shops than the core search. We are lucky using that search which will rise our sales in future.

Pros

We integrated the search into our Meagento 2 Enterprise shop and it works better than the Elstic Search from Magento! Very intelligent search with a great preview of the products and a individuel configurable landingpage for the products. You can easily chose the products via relvanz, newsest first and price. The search looks pretty good also in the mobile version. We love the dashboard with the very exclusive analytics :)

Cons

At the moment we cannot find any problems of the software.

Vendor response

Thank you Thomas!

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Easy to Implement

Reviewed 5 years ago

So easy to get up and running with a ton of search functionality. Costs escalate pretty quickly as you grow. Customer support takes a long time to respond and generally not very helpful.

Pros

easy to use. lots of features.

Cons

too expensive. poor support.

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Best one, ease to use: Highly Recommended

Reviewed 2 years ago

my overall experience is too good. i highly recommed others to use Algolia Search due to its fabulous features with easy to implement. Search Results are displayed with a incredible speed, doesnot take seconds to load the result that too with providing live search results with each entered alphabets.

Pros

searching was never so responsive and quick before, thanks to Algolia which made my work super fast. Easy to setup, adapt and works extremely fast to display search results!

Cons

about price range: pricing model now is considerably more expensive maybe

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Dirty and unethical marketing tactics. Read for more.

Reviewed 4 years ago

Improved search previews (WP+WC). When it comes to search results, good luck making it work or reaching their support and not being asked to spend thousands upon thousands for basic support (hidden bite fees).

Pros

Potentially good software but... pretty disappointed. Read cons. I wish i could share screenshot of their pricing page and the email i've got from their sales team.

Cons

Dirty an unethical marketing, luring to pay HUGE . Very disappointed. I wish i could share screenshot of their pricing page and the email i've got from their sales team.

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It's reliable and blazing fast!

Reviewed 8 years ago

We tried a lot of search services at Socialcam to handle our massive user base (130M+ users).All of them couldn't handle that number of users! It was always super slow. Algolia handles it without any problem but on top of that, it does it at full speed: we get results back in under a few milliseconds. Last but not least, it does it with error handling, which is great as typos are very frequent on smarphone... Also - Algolia was very easy to implement, their documentation is great and they have libraries for almost all languages out there.

Pros

Very Fast, Ease of Use, Documentation, Support, Low Price, Reliability, Typos Handling

Cons

Can't find any!

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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An easy to use search service for your website

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Algolia Search is an excellent add-in to your website; it significantly helped our customers to get relevant results, and to help them find what they want. This is a really great impact ! Besides I have to mention that setup and configuration are super easy to do : there is a nice dashboard, and you can configure the index and use the instantsearch feature. The developer documentation is awesome. Also, you can customize and check metrics, of course.

Cons

I've never found anything wrong with using Algolia so far. Pricing is far and the customer service is super responsive (<24h delay)

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Great, but pricy search engine

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

It was very to get started and overall it performed as needed. Being able to tweak result rankings is a fantastic feature.

Cons

The cost structure can be quite expensive for smaller companies, especially if you need to reindex your data frequently.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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It's been perfect for us.

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

1. It's fast. 2. It works right, there are no glitches. 3. Best customer service that I've worked with in a long time.

Cons

No cons. It's the best around. It does have a little price tag, but it's well worth it of course....

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great value for a small business with easy access to support

Reviewed 8 months ago
Pros

Great features, easy to integrate with Salesforce API, fast and cheap for small business.

Cons

Add on packages to extend reporting is a flat fee and expensive for small business

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Very good search and value for money

Reviewed a year ago

We used Algolia to build a search system in a SaaS. We are currently considering incorporating other features. They will hopefully be as good. Very good value for money.

Pros

The best feature is the simplicity of integration with your project, both in the back and front ends, as well as the ease with which the queries may be built.

Cons

Nothing material until now. We will keep experimenting and iterating with this tool and might come accross something worth mentioning. But for now, everything has worked fine.

Vendor response

Great to hear, thank you Luis!

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A hassle free search engine

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

- Easy to setup and use in any application or website - Can be a good solution to avoid configuring yourself an ElasticSearch server - The community free plan to help open source projects - Algolia provides extended analytics.

Cons

- As usual with a great service comes a great price

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Great app

Reviewed a year ago

For the price, is a great option

Pros

The app Algolia is one of the least expensive options.

Cons

Service could be improved, but basically is good

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Great to hear, thank you!

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Very fast instant search solution

Reviewed a year ago

I implemented it once in Gatsby (ReactJS related framework) e-commerce solution for Shopify. It automatically connects and indexes Shopify source data after the plugin is installed and run.

Pros

The speed, it is really fast. For most use cases, everything is available out of the box. Good documentation.

Cons

Can be quite expensive while scaling. Difficult customization of React packages.