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New Pricing Structure

As of today there is a totally new pricing structure available for Sellwire. It was a tough decision, but we’ve decided to drop the credits system completely and go for a more traditional tiered system.

New Pricing Structure

Why the change? Well there were several reasons which have become obvious over recent months as to why the credits system wasn’t working. First the credits system was very limiting, and expensive, for high volume customers. It meant that Sellwire just wasn’t financially viable if you have a high sales volume. Secondly the credits system was unpredictable, in the sense that it was hard to judge the cost of using Sellwire. If you have a sudden spike in sales all of sudden the cost of using Sellwire would shoot up. Not ideal.

So we’ve moved to a more traditional tiered pricing scheme to solve the issues mentioned above. We still want Sellwire to be affordable to everyone who wants to sell digital files online, but now it is also viable for high volume customers and has a simple and predictable cost. There is no longer any limit on orders so you can sell as much as you want without having to worry about the cost.

We hope you agree that this new pricing structure is the right way forward for Sellwire and if you have any feedback we would love to hear it in the comments.

9 Comments

  1. Ollie Parker says:

    Unfortunately the credits system was the reason I signed up to Sellwire in the first place. It set it apart from the rest of the online payment / delivery systems and for me, as a fairly small-fry user simply selling some music downloads through a website, it was the perfect system to manage this process. Some months I might have quite a few orders and I wouldn’t mind paying for the credits because I was earning the money to pay for them, but for months were sales were slow Sellwire was ideal because I had no fixed monthly cost. Now having to pay at least $9 for what could be a slow month isn’t ideal. I guess I’ll just have to go back and start paying $5 for E-Junkie or a similar system. Disappointing.

    Maybe a hybrid or giving the user a choice over which payment method a customer can use would be a good idea?

    • Gilbert Pellegrom says:

      Hi Ollie. We understand that this move is not for everyone. However all things considered we think this is the best move for Sellwire. I hope you manage to find another system that fits your needs.

      • Cyclepad says:

        Hi Gilbert, just wondering if you have any further thoughts to the situation I am in regarding payment structure and some sort of starter package?
        I said -“I can understand the change, but as a new business the old credit scheme was ideal, I was just factoring the cost of the download into the sales price, not an issue. When our volume goes up the new scheme would then be great, however it is not sustainable for me now.
        This is a real shame as our website only went live a few days ago, and we were going to launch a whole range of downloadable cycling routes for retail.
        If you were to come up with a start up ‘package’ that gave us a chance to establish a market first and graduate onto a monthly p[ayment schedule I would support this.
        Hope this gives a bit of constructive feedback.”
        Cheers

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  2. Andrei says:

    Hi Gilbert,

    I am disappointing by this change too unfortunately but I understand why you guys choose this new pricing structure. The trial account does have any limits besides the number of files?

    Regards,
    Andrei

  3. chrismccoy says:

    what about those of us who bought 250 credits? does this get converted into down payment for x amount of months for the new system or do we have to buy again for the credits lost?

  4. Cyclepad says:

    Got agree with Ollie Parker on this. I can understand the change, but as a new business the old credit scheme was ideal, I was just factoring the cost of the download into the sales price, not an issue. When our volume goes up the new scheme would then be great, however it is not sustainable for me now.
    This is a real shame as our website only went live a few days ago, and we were going to launch a whole range of downloadable cycling routes for retail.
    If you were to come up with a start up ‘package’ that gave us a chance to establish a market first and graduate onto a monthly p[ayment schedule I would support this.
    Hope this gives a bit of constructive feedback.

  5. lauriechandler says:

    Also agree with Ollie here. We moved to Sellwire because it offered a cost based on our actual sales return. Would love if a cheaper alternative could be offered. What will happen with our existing credits? I can’t see how many we have left anywhere. I assume our account is still open until the credits are used up?

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