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    Help me set my pricing

    Will anyone take a look my site and prices? And give me feed back. Thanks............. Bill

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    I would think the price is abit too high from how I see. Oscommerce can be easily installed via fantastico by almost anyone. Usually webhost will give sufficient assistance for the clients to get things done. The extentive documentation by the oscommerce site is also clear-cut for any amateur to follow.

    I would think that (from the way your clients' site show) there is not much customisation done by you. So if you are asking for hosting price, I say it is a NO deal for me at least. Don't forget you are comparing the price in WHT.

    Secondly, I would think that unlimited bandwidth is crap. I am sure many out there will think the same. No matter how good you can optimise your server and monitor, there is just no such thing as unlimited for bandwidth. (You can search for more post about the negative feedback other forum members post on unlimited bandwidth and space).

    Hope this might help.

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    So I should lower my price to ___? What about support? Many web host cost less. But no support!

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    I can't tell you what price level you should provide because you know better about your business model and the targetted audience.

    Support: Of course there are many with basically no support or minimum support. However, do you think one will look at the price first or try means and ways to find out whether you have support before ordering a plan?

    I mean try to clear your mind as the host but act like a client. What do you look for when you go to a hosting company site. I believe that may help you gauge what you may go wrong or things to improve.

    Hope this might help.

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    Do what you think best, we know nothing about your business, only you can set your prices after working out all your fixed and variable costs (you do know how to work these out right?).

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    Greetings:

    You may want to determine who are your competitors and where your market is located (location does not have to be geographical based), and then research both the competition and the market to set prices.

    WHT, in general, respresents only a very small fraction of the market. And, WHT generally has prices so low that... well, I don't know what to say other than to smack my head into the wall... and it still doesn't make sense.

    Thank you.
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    Every company should have a business model and business plan. Without one, its akin to a ship at sea with no compass to keep them on course.

    A market analysis, even a small one, will help a lot when determining where you want to position yourself. You need co consider your costs, and your desired profit levels into your prices as well, unless you plan on overselling, which is a viable option that some hosts choose to persue (one which I do not).

    You can compete based on price, and cut your teeth on the rock bottom, or you can compete based on quality of service and build a reputable image. With the clients you have, you can offer them some free hosting in exchange for referrals, or you can just ask them for referrals without compensation.

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    Thanks guys, I really think the support is worth something. I can go as low as $7.50 per month/.

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    Your prices are way too low considering the fact that you seem to have gotten your hands on one of those new unlimited bandwidth connections. The rest of us can't offer terabytes of bandwidth to our clients as you can.
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    im going to start selling unlimited+1 bandwidth plans.
    jubba joo!

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    I think that I should saying "unmedter" in replace of "unlimited"

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    They both mean basically the same thing to the client. When someone sees unmetered, they'll assume you wont interfere with their bandwidth allowance. I'm sure this wont be the case when they start clearing 100gb/month per user.
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    Originally posted by myosc
    I think that I should saying "unmedter" in replace of "unlimited"
    If you want to be a semi-respectable host you're going to want to set bandwidth limits for those plans. But by gauging by the amount of bandwidth you are giving each account it would seem that your monthly fee would be pretty small.

    P.S. You might want to get rid of that background music you got playing atm.
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    Yikes! I'd highly recommend to not sell unlimited bandwidth plans.

    It'd be a good idea to put your plans on the index page. A customer shouldn't have to dig to find critical pricing information.

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    Re: Help me set my pricing

    Originally posted by myosc
    Will anyone take a look my site and prices? And give me feed back. Thanks............. Bill
    Well in site design/functionality terms, are you aware of the following:

    - when you click on the "Web Design" button it changes to read "Dedicated Hosting"
    - when you click on the "Forums" button it changes to read "Advanced Hosting"
    - when you click on the "Clients" button it changes to "Domain Names"
    - your 'live help' button seems slightly corrupted, you should check it's not set a specific size smaller than the actual graphic
    - your copyright footer says "Copyright ? 2004 Ourweb . net. All rights reserved."

    These seem to be items that you haven't changed from the standard TM template. I'd advise sorting them out to maintain a professional image - especially given that one of your specialist services advertised is "web design".

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    get rid of unlimited bandwidth. If you don't want to have a set limit say unmetered

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    You might want to modify your flash header also - "99/9% support"?

    I don't want my host telling me that they offer 99.9% support
    Perhaps you mean uptime, like everyone else out there?

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    why did this guys account get disabled?!
    jubba joo!

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