LaGarde’s addition of subscription and utility-based pricing options help align technology acquisition costs with business budgets
Shop.Org 2005 Summit, Las Vegas, NV-September 13-LaGarde, makers of StoreFront, the leading e-commerce platform for small and medium-sized businesses, announced today the availability of its Optimum Choice software licensing program. The new pricing model is the e-commerce industry’s first program that allows merchants to choose the licensing model that best fits their financial needs. Merchants can choose from perpetual, subscription or utility-based pricing options. The added flexibility of multiple StoreFront pricing plans allows merchants to match technology costs directly to their cash flow or other business objectives.
Three pricing models are available under the StoreFront Optimum Choice licensing program:
• Perpetual Licensing-merchants pay a one-time, up-front license fee
• Subscription Licensing-merchants pay a fixed rate per month, quarter or year
• Utility Licensing-merchants pay on a “per transaction” basis
A recent report released at the 2004 SoftSummit Conference has shown that many mid-market and enterprise technology buyers still prefer traditional licensing models, debunking a recent trend to focus solely on utility-based pricing. “LaGarde recognizes that many different considerations affect the financing of business software investments,” says Bob LaGarde, Founder and CEO of LaGarde. “We believe that a merchant shouldn’t have to select their e-commerce platform based on the financing. With our Optimum Choice program, merchants can have the best technology available in the industry and leverage a licensing model that best fits their financing objectives. All at a cost that is much less than our competitors.”
StoreFront software and turnkey e-commerce solutions include customizable software, technical support, software design, installation and setup, and integrated solutions for most industry leading Point of Sale and Accounting systems. Additionally, LaGarde’s extensible .NET platform is the solution of choice for many mid and enterprise level clients including Russell Athletics, Lee Jeans, Segway, Schwan’s Foods, Mudd Jeans, Panama Jack, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and many others.
LaGarde, maker of StoreFront e-commerce solutions, is an e-business software and service products provider to businesses worldwide. LaGarde´s market leading line of StoreFront e-business products provide organizations of all types the power to create e-business systems that leverage the capabilities of the Internet to grow their businesses. As the world´s most popular e-commerce solution, StoreFront powers over 50,000 online stores.