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Changes in the Pricing Policy: New Possibilities and Plans
Sunny
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Message # 1 | 2:39 PM


We've been preparing the changes in our pricing and plans for several months, and today we are ready to announce them.

Starting from September (approximately September 22) we introduce new prices and add new options to the packages, such as:

  • additional storage in the plans;
  • a minimum package for "light" websites;
  • a business package for the owners of online shops;
  • increased security (basic and premium antiviruses);
  • automatic backups;
  • free premium templates.




We've always been the most inexpensive website builder, and if we take into account the features uCoz offers — the most functional as well. And we still want to keep the title, so the prices remain affordable.

We understand that many of our premium users have already purchased the existing packages or were counting on the existing prices.
We will continue to provide all purchased services for their original prices. Besides, the current plans can still be acquired until the new plans have been introduced. Afterwards only the new plans and prices will be available.

Want to switch to the new plans?
The previously purchased plans can be cancelled at any time — you will have the funds returned to your website’s account and will be able to select and buy a new plan.

We gave a lot of thought to the new plans before introducing them, but it is likely that we will continue to fine-tune them, adjusting and extending more options for the premium users into the future.

Our goal is to make the plans clear and useful; to remove the options most users don't need from the plans, and make them available for purchase as separate services. That can be done only through active communication with the users, so we will be very glad to receive your comments and suggestions.

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Eriko
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Message # 31 | 9:23 AM
I think I still have the old plans. O.O I can't see any antivirus options anywhere on the packages.
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Message # 32 | 9:27 AM
Eriko, here is a little delay, but it'll be accessible soon smile
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Urs
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Message # 33 | 12:00 PM
Quote Eriko ()
I think I still have the old plans. O.O I can't see any antivirus options anywhere on the packages.


Quote bigblog ()
Eriko, here is a little delay, but it'll be accessible soon


Answer :

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UPD (9.09.2014): Change of tariff, scheduled and directly associated with the release of SEO-module was slightly offset in time. The reason: a critical bug found in testing SEO-module. Anyway, today we will update the range of tariffs, and the release of the module will be held either as today or in the near future.

Important: in the light of the current situation of your new payment will be extended by the number of days delay release. That is, for example: SEO-module appears a week later, this means that the rate will have bought it in full for the month plus one week. Thank you for your understanding!


Hope they really modify the new prices...

Because i don't see anyone that bought the 3.09$ before buying the 6$ now.

I also don't see the ones who bought the shop business package at 5.49$ buying the 10$ now for the same functionality.

Post edited by Urs - Wednesday, 2014-09-10, 12:01 PM
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Message # 34 | 4:59 PM
Quote Sunny ()
You will be able to choose any template from the template store.


From this store : http://ucoztemplates.com/ or this one : http://utemplate.pro/ or both ?

The English one is limited in quality templates while the Russian one has many but also higher priced.
Post edited by Vorpal - Wednesday, 2014-09-10, 4:59 PM
Eriko
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Message # 35 | 8:07 AM
If I purchase a plan for a year, what's the discount?
Sunny
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Message # 36 | 12:32 PM
Quote Vorpal ()
From this store : http://ucoztemplates.com/ or this one : http://utemplate.pro/ or both ?


The codes will be given for http://ucoztemplates.com/ . All templates and tutorials at http://utemplate.pro/ are in Russian.

Quote Eriko ()
If I purchase a plan for a year, what's the discount?


If you purchase a plan for 1 year you get bonuses like a domain and a template instead of a discount (the same as in the current packages).

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Message # 37 | 12:43 PM
Quote Sunny ()

The codes will be given for http://ucoztemplates.com/. All templates and tutorials at http://utemplate.pro/ are in Russian.


I would rather take a template from http://utemplate.pro/ and not from http://ucoztemplates.com/

Can i ask to be given a code for http://utemplate.pro/ ?

It would be best to allow people to decide what code they want !

How do you decide what code a site receives ?
Maybe i can read and talk Russian very well and my site is also in Russian.
How do you know i am not Russian and why do you force me to use the lower quality templates found on the English site http://ucoztemplates.com/ ?

Some of the templates on http://utemplate.pro/ cost 40$ !
Post edited by Vorpal - Thursday, 2014-09-11, 1:04 PM
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Message # 38 | 1:01 PM
Quote Sunny ()
You will be able to choose any template from the template store.


I would also want a free template from http://utemplate.pro/ in case i get the service for 12 or 6 months.
They are indeed many more to chose from and higher quality and better coded / compatible with browsers.

For example the 20$ template : http://ucoztemplates.com/shop/168/desc/apofiss from http://ucoztemplates.com/ does not work properly on Firefox 33 and other browsers (menu problem).

While all templates from : http://utemplate.pro/ work flawlessly.

Quote Vorpal ()
How do you decide what code a site receives ?


Do we have to change the site language to Russian before we buy a package in order get a template from http://utemplate.pro/ ?

I have used for years templates from http://uthemes.ru/ and i had no problem with the templates and tutorials being in the Russian language.

Anyone can use translators to quickly understand the text.

Think about all the other countries and languages where uCoz company operates and where uCoz is going to force people to get a free template in the foreign language called English !

Not to mentions that Russians have very skilled programers.

What if i am a french citizen of Russian decent and i know perfectly to talk and write Russian and i am making a site for Russian community ?

Please allow everyone to chose a template from the site they want.

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Message # 39 | 3:25 PM
Vorpal, Urs, if you understand Russian well then it isn't really a problem to switch to Russian in CP and then buy a plan. In any case, if you want to get a template from utemplate.pro, I'm sure it can be easily resolved by contacting the Support Team. wink
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Message # 40 | 3:29 PM
Quote Urs ()
For example the 20$ template : http://ucoztemplates.com/shop/168/desc/apofiss from http://ucoztemplates.com/ does not work properly on Firefox 33 and other browsers (menu problem).


If you purchased the template and it doesn't work in some browsers (if they are not outdated), then I suggest that you contact the template store support team.

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Message # 41 | 1:13 PM
I've cancelled my old plan in order to buy the new OPTIMAL PACKAGE PLAN but I didn't even see the NEW PRICING PLANS on my control panel. Why? uCoz didn't even announce or make clarification that the new pricing policy is not yet implemented to English users.

Now I've paid the old plan again... what the heck?

It's so disgusting to read this NEW PRICING PLANS yet we cannot see those NEW PACKAGES/PLANS on my control panel. angry >(

When will these NEW PLANS be implemented to English users? You should tells us clearly beforehand. And do not confuse your users.

Post edited by khen - Friday, 2014-09-12, 1:40 PM
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Message # 42 | 6:46 AM
khen,

We apologise for the delay in the release of the new pricing structure, and lack of communication in this delay, however, are working with full efforts to resolve a series of unforeseen technical difficulties and to release this service update within the next fortnight. At the moment our technical division can only give an approximate date of the 22nd September. This is subject to change but for the moment is the target date.

Again we apologise for this unforeseen delay and would like to let our users know there is no reason to worry - the new pricing plans and packages will be available for purchase soon. smile

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Vorpal
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Message # 43 | 12:33 PM
Have you seen the reaction of the Russian community ?

After seeing that no one will buy the new packages after a month or so i think based on statistics you will change the prices back - closer to the old ones. Right now many of them are 100% more expensive.

They are going to lose more than 50% of their customers that used to pay the basic 3$ package for no ads that now costs 6$.

They are also going to lose half of the users that used to buy the 5.49$ package for the shop module that now are forced to buy the 10$ package. (or 7.99$+1.99$) while also lowering the maximum FTP upload size.

Just wait and see what a huge impact the new prices will have.

There are so many features no one needs !

Examples :

Antivirus - nobody needs it.
Backup - that you can't export to another platform is useless - also isn't uCoz reliable ? so why does it need backup ?
More storage - rarely you can fill up the site when you can host for free an infinite amount of GB/TB on the net on different free sites and various accounts.
Mobile Version of site - just take a responsive template.
Social Media Publisher for all modules - nobody needs.
5 Images or a Discount from Fotolia, - nobody needs.
Site's Local User Database - when everything is social now, nobody needs such a thing.
Hide Statistics Counter - not needed.
Attach Files to Email Forms - the contact form doesn't work properly in the first place.
Image Watermark on Uploaded Pictures - everyone can do it in their editing program.
etc.

What do you mean uCoz's Copyright for OPTIMAL "can be chosen" ?

uCoz lacks a good management that can balance the price for the premium users. Instead they sell packages that remove advertisements that were put there by uCoz in the first place.

It will be the downfall of uCoz as the incompetent managers cling to their jobs with their teeth in the seats.
Post edited by Vorpal - Saturday, 2014-09-13, 1:19 PM
khen
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Message # 44 | 3:27 AM
I agree with Vorpal. uCoz should focus on what is most important.
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Message # 45 | 12:34 PM
Quote Vorpal ()
Antivirus - nobody needs it.

Don't think so.

Quote Vorpal ()
Backup - that you can't export to another platform is useless - also isn't uCoz reliable ? so why does it need backup ?

uCoz is reliable, but a backup is always useful.

Quote Vorpal ()
Social Media Publisher for all modules - nobody needs.

Don't think so.

Quote Vorpal ()
Site's Local User Database - when everything is social now, nobody needs such a thing.
Hide Statistics Counter - not needed.

Someone needs this.

Quote Vorpal ()
Image Watermark on Uploaded Pictures - everyone can do it in their editing program.

What it results? Plus work for site owners. Why to work more if you can do it automatically? And some site owners has not very good grapic software knowledges.

and so on..

Some users really needs these feaatures.

hey i'm joe, please don't call me on my real name because you're gonna misspell or mispronounce it and it drives me nuts

i do not work for the company anymore, sorry for the late replies
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