Pre-designed logos are logos that are created beforehand and offered for sale. Each logo is unique and is sold only once.
Exclusivity is the main difference between pre-designed logos and template logos. Pre-designed logos are exclusive, template logos are not. In other words, when you buy a pre-designed logo, only you own that logo. When you buy a template logo, you share that logo with everyone who bought that same logo before you, and everyone who will ever buy that same logo.
Yes, that's a pretty big difference in quality.
Note that there are companies that sell template logos but call the "pre-designed" logos. Make sure you understand their policy on ownership. If you are unsure, buy from one of the recommended pre-designed logo firms listed to the right.
Every new company should consider a pre-designed logo. While they are generally cheaper than custom logos, the lower price does not necessarily mean lower quality. When a logo designer works on a custom logo, he or she will typically create many concept designs. The client selects only one. The rest of the logos can then be sold as pre-designed logos, provided that they are distinctly different from the selected design.
Pre-designed logos go for between $90 and $1,000. Avoid offers under $90 as it is quite possible that these are template logos being sold as "pre-designed" logos. You could go over $1,000 as well, if you find the perfect logo.
For more pre-designed logos, try a Google search for pre-designed logos.
We do not recommend pwcwebmasters.com. Some of the logos on their site are, in our subjective opinion, copied from other logo design sites. We might be wrong, but would caution against using them.
Note that some companies allow you to download your logo immediately while others include "design time" in the price. In other words, you get to work with a designer to fine-tune your pre-designed logo until you are happy with it. All the recommended companies above include design time in their prices. They don't charge extra for it.
*Quality rating is our own editor rating.
User ratings are not taken into account.
Also check out our ready-made logos comparison