Black Friday 25% discount code & License price changes
Black Friday 25% discount code
License changes 1st December 2017
Single Property : up from 72€ to 82€
Portal : Adios
Developer : up from 174€ to 199€
Lifetime : up from 1092€ to 1399€
Subscription prices remain at 29€ per month
The longer story
First, let's do the good stuff
This year's Black Friday discount code is EMWQWCNLUZ
Use this when purchasing a Jomres Developer license to get a 25% discount on the cost of a license. The discount code is valid from 15th November 2017 to the 24th November 2017.
This year has been a tough year for Jomres.
The changing nature of the CMS marketplace has resulted in a slight downturn in the number of sales of Jomres and given that we operate on extremely thin margins this has forced me to try a variety of different strategies over the last 9 months to generate more business. One of the options that I experimented with was the Zero license, which offered Jomres without any support whatsoever. This was semi-successful in that it generated sales, however not enough to keep offering the license so I had to drop it.
Through some trial and error and analysis over the early summer I realised that the only realistic solution was to pivot Jomres to become primarily a subscription product.
Our userbase is split broadly into two groups. Those designers who purchase Jomres for single projects, typically for a client. Once the job is complete these developers then move on to pastures new, never to return. For them, one-off licenses are their best option.
The other group are the users who continue to use Jomres as it's intended, as a complete booking portal. These are the people who appear time and again on the tickets, forum and github. They're the users who offer suggestions, find bugs and request features and basically talk to us regularly. I value these users very highly as they help guide Jomres' future direction. They also want to take advantage of the latest and greatest versions of Jomres so for them a subscription license makes much more sense.
I came to the conclusion that a reasonable monthly cost of Jomres is 29€ per month. I arrived at that figure because (the old Starter license, which was the most popular ) 199 / 6 (months) = 33€, therefore it made sense to make the subscription 29€ because it'd be cheaper over the same time-period. Given that Jomres, when used properly, can make you a significant amount of money, that 29€ quickly becomes a tiny drop in the ocean for you.
To prepare the ground for the subscription, a new Developer license was set at 174€, and other licenses take their cue from that price. I made a variety of adjustments to our licensing software and changed some of the one-off licenses so that you can now have what's currently known as the Single property license ( which has plugins that are only relevant to sites with one property on them ), the Portal license, which has a number of both single property and portal specific plugins, and the Developer license, which is effectively the same as the old Starter license with all plugins but offers unlimited support. All of these licenses are valid for 6 months. The exception to this is the Lifetime license, which is currently available for 1,092€ ( 174€ * 2 (6 month periods) * 4 (years) - 300€ (discount) ).
Now that the subscription price and functionality has been nailed down hard I want to give our users an incentive to switch to subscriptions instead of purchasing the one-off Developer license. To this end on the first of December I will be making some adjustments to the one-off license prices. The Developer license will be returning to the original price of 199€, and the Single Property license will rise to 82€. The Lifetime license will rise to 1399€. The Portal license will no longer be available, it's too similar to the Developer license and the majority of users purchasing it have not been aware that it doesn't offer the complete plugin set that the Developer license does. It makes sense to drop it altogether.
To further cement the fact that we want users to opt for a subscription instead of a one-off license, none of the one-off licenses have renewal options.
What happens with the older Starter, Business or Enterprise licenses?
When they purchased, purchasers were shown renewal prices. In my mind this amounts to a promise that they will be able to purchase renewals some time in the future and to not offer renewals to them would, for me, be a breach of trust. I will continue to offer these users renewal licenses until the end of July 2018.
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