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Sirv vs Cloudinary pricing and feature comparison

Cloudinary uses credits for its plans which makes both this comparison, and estimating which plan you'll need quite tricky. Credits are used for storage, traffic, and computational power (transformations). Sirv's pricing is based on storage and bandwidth, making it much easier to choose your plan. Transformations aren't billed, and our support will happily help you choose the right plan for you, or create a custom one. Take a look at this Sirv vs Cloudinary comparison table:

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Free plan available

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Plans start at

$19

$99

Storage

Starts at 5 GB

Credit-based

Transformations

Unlimited

Credit-based

Bandwidth

Starts at 20 GB

Credit-based

Number of users

20

3 in the $99 plan, 5 in $250 plan

User roles

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Asset access control

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Enterprise plans only

CDN

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Custom domain

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$250/month plan only

Domain whitelisting/blacklisting

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$250/month plan only

Remote fetch

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Video streaming

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Product gallery (e-commerce comparison)

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Automatic image optimization

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Auto responsive images

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Image editor

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Native integration options (view comparison)

11 platforms supported + developer SDKs

5 platforms supported + developer SDKs

Top reasons to choose Sirv

Sirv has several important advantages over Cloudinary:

Thoughtful Pricing
You want simple and predictable pricing. Cloudinary's point system makes it really hard to calculate which plan you'll need and if you'll stay within your limits. Sirv's pricing is based on storage and bandwidth, with grace periods if you exceed your quota. Sirv's plans are more gradual, while Cloudinary has less plans with steep pricing differences.
Powerful Branding
Crucial options like a custom domain and leeching prevention are locked away behind a $250/month plan with Cloudinary. All Sirv business plans have these features included (starting at $19/month).
User access control
If you want fine-tuned access control, you'll need the enterprise plan with Cloudinary. Sirv's business plans come with robust user access control and 20 team members.
Auto Responsive images
Perfectly optimized and resized images are easy with Sirv's optimal format, and responsive imaging. With Cloudinary, there's no automated solution to responsive image resizing. You'll have to code your own. Also, each image variation counts as a separate transformation, which could make you use up Cloudinary credits really fast.
Made for E-commerce
Revolutionize your workflow with Sirv: manage your product media, fine-tune user-access control, create 360 spins in seconds. Your customers will appreciate the speed and thoughtful UX of your new product gallery powered by Sirv Media Viewer. You can read the detailed comparison below.
Easy integration
Sirv has plenty of integration options, as well as developer SDK's, for fast and easy integration with your platform.

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Sirv vs Cloudinary for e-commerce

Consumers expect both fast-loading imagery and rich, sophisticated experiences like videos, 360-degree spins, and deep image zoom when making a purchasing decision. Digital asset management is a key feature for many retailers: keeping product media streamlined, easily searchable, and accessible by different teams in and outside the organization is essential.

So how do Sirv and Cloudinary compare in e-commerce?

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Digital Asset Management

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Product gallery

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Video

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360 spin creation

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Deep Zoom

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E-commerce platforms supported

9 (View list)

5 (View list)

Personalization

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Meta data

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Product gallery comparison

A product gallery is the single most important element of a product detail page. Here are some crucial features that customers expect:

  1. Fast loading imagery and media
  2. Stellar user experience

You can be the judge which product gallery provides a superior user experience. Here's a side-by-side comparison of Sirv's product gallery - Sirv Media Viewer, and Cloudinary's Product Gallery:

Sirv Media Viewer is much more polished compared to Cloudinary's Product Viewer. This can be clearly seen in the 360-degree spin example. Cloudinary's implementation has several UX flaws that are strikingly apparent on mobile devices. While trying to move the 360 spin, you can end up scrolling the entire product gallery. Frustrating experience.

Let's take a look at loading speed. We've conducted a test to measure the loading speed impact of Sirv Media Viewer and Cloudinary's Product Gallery. The test pages contain the same set of media. Here are the test results

Sirv Media Viewer is twice as fast compared to Cloudinary's media gallery in real-world conditions. This is achieved thanks to tens of years of combined expertise Sirv engineers have in common, building the world's most advanced product galleries.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many image transformation options does Sirv have?

More than 100, the full list can be found here.

Can you migrate my existing media library to Sirv?

Our engineers will guide you through the entire migration process.

Do you have a CDN?

Yes, Sirv has its own global CDN with fail-over. A map with locations can be found here.

Does Sirv have an API?

Of course, Sirv has a powerful API for managing both your media and users. Check out the API reference and code examples.

Sirv vs Cloudinary integration options

Fast and easy integration can be game changing for retailers. Faster time to market and lower development costs can really make the difference in such a competitive landscape.

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WordPress

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WooCommerce

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Magento

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Shopify

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Zapier zap

PrestaShop

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Third-party extension

BigCommerce

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SquareSpace

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Weebly

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SAP Commerce

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Salesforce Commerce Cloud

Third-party extension

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Drupal

Third-party extension

Third-party extension

Summary

Sirv has more native integration options, which are developed by a dedicated in-house integration team. Cloudinary has more SDK's and takes a more 'mass-market' approach (developers deal with integration themselves, support isn't going to solve your problems). Sirv, on the other hand, offers fast and quality integration and support for all clients. We can migrate your entire media library to Sirv and integrate with your CMS and workflow in mind.

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What you get with Sirv

Optimization
Simple pricing
Unlimited transformations. Simple pricing structure.
Optimization
Robust infrastructure
A fast and reliable global CDN with fail-over.
Optimization
Dynamic imaging
Fastest dynamic image processing in its class.
Optimization
Dedicated support
Support that solves problems quickly and efficiently.
Optimization
Collaboration
User access control, for secure teamwork.
Optimization
Personalization
Personalize your images with text and metadata.

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