Web Services (Email Hosting, Web Hosting, Website Builder Plans) Product

Verve Logic's Web Services Product consists of the following Plan categories:

  • Email Only Plans

  • Windows Web Hosting and Email Plans

  • Linux Web Hosting and Email Plans

  • Website Builder Plans

Under each of the above Plan categories, we have included a default Plan. You may create as many Plans, per your requirement. You may also choose to delete any Plan, should you no longer wish to offer the same to your Customers.

The pricing model for your Customers and Sub-Resellers differs to some extent:

  • Customers: Customer pricing is based on discounts, depending on the number of months any Plan's Order is purchased and renewed for. This feature is referred as Telescopic Pricing.

  • Sub-Resellers: Pricing is determined by Pricing Bands.

To Select the Plans you want to Sell to your Customers (Anchor: select)

  1. Login to your Control Panel. 1

  2. In the Menu, point to Settings and click Manage Products and Pricing.

  3. Click the Web Services link.

    By default, there is a Plan created under Email Only Plans, Windows Web Hosting and Email Plans, Linux Web Hosting and Email Plans and Website Builder Plans. Here, you may:

    • Create New Plans: You may add as many new Plans as you require, by clicking the Create New Plan link under each Plan category and saving it.

    • Stop Selling Existing Plans: Upon creating a new Plan, its status is, by default, set to Selling.

      Click the Change link under Selling Status for Customers, select No New Orders and click the Save button.

      This status disallows accepting new Web Services Orders for the Plan from your Customers. However, existing Orders can continue to be Managed and Renewed.

    • Delete Existing Plans: Click the Change link under Selling Status for Customers and select Do Not Sell and click the Save button.

Note
  • While you may add several plans under any Plan, your SuperSite can display upto 4 Plans each, under all Plan categories individually. This implies you may display simultaneously:

    • upto 4 Email Only Plans.

    • upto 4 Windows Web Hosting and Email Plans.

      Within Windows Hosting Plans, you may set only a maximum of 3 Plans for Windows Hosting (minimum being 1) and 2 Plans for Multi Domain Windows Hosting (minimum being 1).

      Examples:

      • If you have chosen to display 3 Windows Hosting Plans, you would only be able to display any 1 Multi Domain Windows Hosting Plan. You would only be able to display the 2nd Multi Domain Windows Hosting Plan, once you have set the number of Windows Hosting Plans to be displayed to 2.

      • If you have chosen to display 2 Multi Domain Windows Hosting Plans, you would only be able to display any 2 Windows Hosting Plans. You would only be able to display the 3rd Windows Hosting Plan, once you have set the number of Multi Domain Windows Hosting Plans to be displayed to 1.

    • upto 4 Linux Web Hosting and Email Plans.

      Within Linux Hosting Plans, you may set only a maximum of 3 Plans for Linux Hosting (minimum being 1) and 2 Plans for Multi Domain Linux Hosting (minimum being 1).

      Examples:

      • If you have chosen to display 3 Linux Hosting Plans, you would only be able to display any 1 Multi Domain Linux Hosting Plan. You would only be able to display the 2nd Multi Domain Linux Hosting Plan, once you have set the number of Linux Hosting Plans to be displayed to 2.

      • If you have chosen to display 2 Multi Domain Linux Hosting Plans, you would only be able to display any 2 Linux Hosting Plans. You would only be able to display the 3rd Linux Hosting Plan, once you have set the number of Multi Domain Linux Hosting Plans to be displayed to 1.

    • upto 4 Website Builder Plans.

  • The default Plan under each Plan category has unlimited parameters. If you delete this Plan, you may restore it, by simply adding another Plan with unlimited parameters.

  • Any Plan that you create is only visible to your Customers through your SuperSite and not your Sub-Resellers.

  • If you do not want your Sub-Resellers to sell a particular Plan category, you would need to stop offering the Web Services Product entirely. 2

Set Web Services Plans Selling Price for Customers (Anchor: plans)

Verve Logic allows you to set Telescopic Price ranges for all Web Services Adds and Renewals for each one of your Plans. This simply means that you may offer your Customers increased discounts as and when they may choose to add / renew their Web Services Orders with you for multiple months.

Example:

Suppose that your Cost Price for Plan A is USD 5 per month. Depending upon your business model, you may set your Selling Price for 12 months as USD 10 per month. Now, if a Customer wished to add a Hosting Order under Plan A for 36 months, he would be charged USD 360 (USD 10 per month). However, with the Telescopic Pricing model, you may set a reduced price of say, USD 8 per month. In this way, your Customer is charged USD 288 instead of USD 360, thus, availing a discount for purchasing for a longer duration.

To Set your Web Services Plans Telescopic Selling Price for Customers

  1. Login to your Control Panel. 3

  2. In the Menu, point to Settings and click Manage Products and Pricing.

  3. Click the Web Services link.

  4. Click the Customers tab under any Plan category.

  5. Click the Manage Price link under the Action column.

  6. Mention the per month Selling Price in each text box as per your requirement.

    Note

    Your Cost Price is determined based on the various resource parameters pricing applicable to you, under various Pricing Bands set by Verve Logic.

  7. You may choose to add additional slabs for the duration of the Plan, by selecting it from the drop-down at the bottom of the page and clicking Add Slab.

  8. Click the Update button to save your changes.

Note
  • Pricing for the following parameters can be configured for only the slab of the least duration:

    Plan Name

    Parameter(s)

    All Web Hosting Plans

    Add Dedicated IP/SSL

    Example:

    If you have a Selling Price For 12 Months slab and a Selling Price For 36 Months slab, then you would be able to mention the Add Dedicated IP/SSL Selling Price for only the 12 Months slab.

  • If you have multiple slabs configured, you need to set reduced pricing for the higher duration slab, than the one that is immediately of a lower duration.

    Example:

    If you have a Selling Price For 12 Months slab and add a Selling Price For 36 Months slab, then the per month Selling price you need to mention for the 36 Months slab needs to be lower than that of the 12 Months slab.

  • When Specific Pricing is not set, then your Customer would get the best pricing from amongst the Telescopic Pricing (for Web Services) and any ongoing Promotion Pricing (if applicable).

    Additional Information

    Understanding Specific Pricing

  • A Plan Name can be customized by clicking the Edit link next to it and submitting a new Plan Name. Plan Name of existing Orders will be updated to reflect the new Plan Name.

  • The SuperSite contains Pricing information about the Products and Services you offer to your Customers. This data is downloaded to your SuperSite from your Control Panel and cached (stored) on the SuperSite server. The cache of your SuperSite will be reloaded automatically, once you have completed the above process. This way, the updated details will be downloaded to your SuperSite from your Control Panel.

    Additional Information

    SuperSite

Set Web Services Plans Selling Price for Sub-Resellers (Anchor: set)

Pricing for Web Services Plans for your Sub-Resellers is based on Pricing Bands. Each Pricing Band constitutes various resource parameters such as number of Email Accounts, amount of Data Transfer, etc..

  1. Login to your Control Panel. 4

  2. In the Menu, point to Settings and click Manage Products and Pricing.

  3. Click the Web Services link.

  4. Click the Sub-Resellers tab under any Plan category.

  5. Click the Manage Price link.

  6. Set your Selling Price for each Pricing Band.

  7. Click the Update Pricing button to save your changes.

Note
  • If the price for a Pricing Band has not been set, the pricing set for the next highest Pricing Band will be used.

  • You must enter all the values for the highest Pricing Band.

    For the rest of the Pricing Bands, you may either fill in all the fields or leave all of them blank.

  • Price can be any number (upto 2 decimal places). Hence, 3.00, 3, 3.19 are all valid prices.

  • The pricing in a Pricing Band must be greater than or equal to that of the Pricing Band above it.

    Example:

    The pricing you mention in Band 3 must be greater than Band 2.

  • Pricing for the following parameters can be configured for only Band 1:

    Plan Name

    Parameter(s)

    All Web Hosting Plans

    Add Dedicated IP/SSL

  • Your Sub-Resellers can create their own custom plans and are charged a fixed price per Order as set by you, irrespective of their Selling Price.

  • The PartnerSite contains Pricing information about the Products and Services you offer to your Resellers. This data is downloaded to your PartnerSite from your Control Panel and cached (stored) on the PartnerSite server. The cache of your PartnerSite will be reloaded automatically, once you have completed the above process. This way, the updated details will be downloaded to your PartnerSite from your Control Panel.

    Additional Information

    PartnerSite