Notion pricing: how to get the best possible discount
Aimee Manning | NOV 24, 2022
When we think about the SaaS tools that became integral to our daily working lives during the pandemic, one of the first that comes to mind is video conferencing software such as Zoom. But it’s by no means the only one. Another type of software that supported the expedited transition to remote and hybrid working was project collaboration software.
Between 2019 and 2021, usage of project collaboration tools grew by as much as 44%, fuelled by the increased need for alignment amongst distributed teams.
But while there are a number of tools in this space, one platform that soared in popularity during this time was Notion — the company is now valued at more than $10 Billion and has earned itself a 4.6 star rating on G2.
Interestingly, Notion is also one of the few vendors in this space that hasn’t increased its list pricing in recent years — as many as 80% of them have.
So, the question is, how much does Notion cost? And just how easy is it to secure a discount on Notion’s list pricing?
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How much does Notion cost?
While the majority of SaaS vendors choose to obscure their prices — 55% to be precise — Notion is one of the few that doesn’t.
But as with almost every software provider, the prices advertised are rarely set in stone. At least not if you have the right negotiation strategy to leverage a better deal.
Before we get to how much you could be paying for Notion, let’s first look at what the company wants you to pay.
Notion’s list prices
According to its website, Notion offers four pricing plans, ranging from a free personal account to a bespoke project management suite that facilitates collaboration across the entire organization.
Let’s look at each of these plans — and their prices — in detail.
As with many project collaboration tool providers, Notion offers a free plan, which provides access to the software for individual use.
As with any free plan, features are limited, however Notion does allow users on this plan to create unlimited pages and unlimited “blocks” — that being the content that is added to a page, for example an image, line of code, or a document.
The next tier is Notion’s Personal Pro plan. On this plan, individual users are charged $4 per month when billed annually, or $5 when billed monthly. Personal Pro offers users additional features including synced databases and larger file uploads.
Team subscriptions are the recommended plan for small businesses, enabling collaboration between departments from one central dashboard. For this plan, Notion’s cost per user is $8 per month when billed annually, or $10 when billed monthly. In addition to the functionality offered on the Personal Pro tier, a Team plan provides users with access to a collaborative workspace and a suite of admin tools and advanced controls.
The highest tier plan offered by Notion boasts a bespoke set of features to streamline collaboration and task management, as well as a host of security tools and a dedicated success manager for organizations with over 100 users. However, price points for Enterprise plans are not listed publicly, with Notion stating that it will work with users to create a custom contract.
How to secure a discount on Notion
As with almost every SaaS provider, the prices listed online are often open to negotiation.
So, even though our data suggests that Notion has reduced the level of discounting available in recent years, it is still possible to secure a saving on your subscription.
But just how much of a saving are we talking?
While each vendor’s willingness to discount is different, our data shows that project collaboration software providers typically offer an average discount of 22% to businesses that negotiate on pricing.
Tips for negotiating a better price for Notion
While it’s certainly possible to get a better price for your Notion subscription, where exactly should you start when negotiating a software deal?
Commit to an annual or multi-year plan
One of the best ways to secure a discount on your Notion subscription is by committing to a longer-term plan.
Now while Notion already includes a 20% discount for annual subscriptions on its pricing page, it’s worth being mindful that you could be saving even more by signing up for two or more years. There are of course considerations to factor in before opting for a multi-year deal, but should you feel confident that you’ll still be using the platform a couple of years down the line, it could be worth signing up for the long-haul.
In fact, our data shows that vendors typically increase their discount by 5% for every additional year a business commits to. This means there’s the possibility to save as much as 30% on a three year deal with Notion.
Find out what other companies are paying
Negotiations are often far more effective when you’re armed with leverage. In other words, insights into what other companies are paying for their subscriptions.
With a database of pricing transactions and discounting data for more than 13,000 software vendors worldwide, we can access these pricing benchmarks and secure you the best possible deal on any of your contracts.
And it’s not just price that can be negotiated. It’s also the wider terms of your contract, including termination periods, auto renewal clauses and even support limitations.
Have Vertice secure you the best possible contract terms
Whether you’re purchasing Notion for the first time or renewing your subscription, the process can be incredibly time-consuming. But with Vertice, it doesn’t need to be.
With years of experience in SaaS negotiations, our team are equipped to take the burden of buying, managing and renewing software off your hands, saving you not only a huge amount of money, but also a substantial amount of time.
Want us to help you secure a better deal not only on Notion, but on all of your software applications? Get in touch with us and see how much we can save you today.