Disclaimer: I will receive a small commission for the referrals I make in this blog post. They won’t make me a millionaire but they will help pay for my dog’s eating habits
If you are a 1shoppingcart customer currently paying $99 a month for the “Professional Monthly” service you will (or may have already) receive(d) an email from them 7 days before your next renewal stating:
Effective [immediately] your rate for the Professional Monthly service will be $129.
That’s $30 USD more per month and for what? Here’s what:
3 additional User Access seats (a $25 value) – Security and control. User Access allows you to provide access to contractors, staff and outside help with confidence.
Upsell Express; multi-step (a $49 value) – Create upsell and downsell channels and increase your average order value with single-click sales.
Well big deal! I didn’t ask for these features and I don’t want to pay another $30 a month for them either. Do you?
Here are some alternatives:
1. Stay with 1sc but downgrade your account from Professional to another level.
You will lose your list of affiliates, affiliate software, digital downloads and upsells. If that’s not a big deal to you, then you can downgrade your account and not miss a thing. If you still need affiliate software and digital downloads see option #3 below.
To downgrade your account you will have to call them. 1-888-792-1961, Mon-Fri, 8am to 8pm EST.
2. Stay with 1sc but upgrade to the annual account before the price goes up May 1st, 2012 and save $549.
You are currently paying the monthly rate of $99/month right? If you upgrade to an annual plan before May 1st, you’ll pay $999 for the year. If you don’t upgrade to the annual plan and stay with the monthly charge of $129, you will end up paying a total of $1548 this upcoming year!
To update your account log into 1sc, then go to My Account -> Renew/Upgrade and choose “Professional Annual $999.00”
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3. Downgrade your 1sc account (option #1 above) and use these WordPress plugins instead of 1sc’s affiliate software and digital download service.
WordPress Affiliate Platform Plugin monitors clicks and conversions, add your product/company Ads, banners and links. It integrates with PayPal, eShop, Shopp plugin, WP Shopping Cart, GetShopped/Instinct’s, PHPurchase/Cart66, WooCommerce and E-Junkie (it does not integrate with 1sc). It’s quite a deal at the flat rate price of $49.95 and works fabulously with the WordPress eStore plugin.
WordPress eStore plugin will deliver your digital products to your customers via a “thank you” page and email sent to them immediately. All download links are secure, meaning the link will be encrypted so no one will know where your digital products are stored on your site and you can specify how many hours the generated download link is valid so that product download links are not shared around the web. It integrates with PayPal, 2Checkout and Authorize.net to gather payments and AWeber, MailChimp and GetResponse to gather email addresses. This plugin is available at the flat rate price of $49.95, or you can buy both the WordPress eStore plugin and the WordPress Affiliate Platform Plugin for a flat rate of $79.95.
How do you feel about 1ShoppingCart’s new Professional package?