So far, it’s been a great 2014. We’ve moved our operations to Austin, Texas and have been working on some very cool new tools and upcoming releases.
I have some news for you: next week, we’re set to release the next major version of PageLines’ flagship product DMS. So that should be great news, and along with that, there will be some pricing changes that we thought best to clarify beforehand.
As far as we know, all pricing changes are great for current customers, and a better fit for future PageLines users.
Here are the details…
- We are going back to selling our products as stand alone software with 1-year updates and support.
- We will be launching a club subscription that will include new tools monthly, including PageLines/WordPress sections, plugins and themes.
- Current DMS subscribers will be grandfathered into newer plans at a lower monthly rate and without any new start up costs (awesome!).
New Packages & Pricing
DMS & Themes
We will be moving back to the industry standard model of selling stand alone software along with support + updates for a limited time (that can be renewed). Here are the new pricing and packages:
|Standard||$99||Product and pro features, 1 year support & updates|
|Developer||$179||Product and pro features, support & updates for 1 year, developer features, PSDs|
We will also bring back the club subscription for all premium PageLines built products. This means we will be developing and releasing new PageLines products (sections, plugins, themes) on a monthly basis. The club subscription will be priced as follows:
|Standard||$129 + $20/month||All premium products plus at least 1 new per month.|
|Developer||$299 + $30/month||Developer versions of all premium products* plus at least 1 new per month.|
Existing Accounts & Grandfathering
PageLines put careful thinking into how to appropriately upgrade users so everyone will be happy with the new changes. All existing customers will have an equal or better deal than they are currently getting. That is structured like so:
|Old Package||New Package ( Grandfathered )|
|DMS Standard||DMS Developer with updates + support for duration of subscription.|
|DMS Business||Standard club membership including access to all current and upcoming premium products. As well as support + updates.|
|DMS Developer||Developer club membership including access to developer versions of all current and upcoming premium products. As well as support + updates.|
Why the changes?
PageLines is continually learning and evolving as a company. We’ve had the opportunity to experiment a lot in the quest to optimize the business for how people use the products and want to pay for them.
When we launched DMS, we believed that it would be better for people to pay lower monthly cost and have everything included with that. This solved several of the issues we had previously heard from customers.
However, the alternative recurring payment for DMS was not ideal for another large group of customers. That is, most people would rather pay for new monthly products than updates and support for their existing one. So that’s why we’re launching the club program.
So with that, we now have the experience to know that the new pricing model will be a good, sustainable fit for years to come.