The guys over at WPMU are changing things up a bit, literally, as they’ve announced a new pricing for their premium service that’s going to see an increase for membership.
It’s a change that’s been a long time in the making since the last time they updated their pricing was a literal 4 years ago:
We’re going to remove quarterly and annual accounts – from next week all new accounts will be monthly only.
And as a result a monthly account with unlimited updates and support to unlimited domains and the top end support you are used to now will cost new users $1,188 per year! ($99 per month). That’s a hefty increase, an annual account is currently $420.
For the 200,000+ members who are already locked in they may not experience this bump if they continue to keep their membership active.
For those that have been considering it you’ve got “one last chance” to lock in these prices if you want to continue reaping those savings year after year after year.
There’s been a lot of discussion around the business-side of WordPress and whether people and organizations are charging enough for their great products and services. Perhaps this is a response to those swirling conversations in part.
WPMU has been around for quite some time and their growing userbase is not small – so there’s something good and swell happening over there. It’ll be interesting to see how the retention rate pans out and if they can snag a handful of new users.
Thoughts on the new pricing structure? A smart move?