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Automated Subscriptions Billing, Authentication & Management

IJMet Subscriptions Billing
  • Save time and effort with Cloudware City - the Value Proposition

    You are minutes away from joining a fantastic new opportunity to save time and effort in adding a comprehensive subscription billing platform to your web application, service or content!

    Through this revolutionary new service from Cloudware Hosting Ltd you can:

    o Save cost and pain of setting up shopping carts, merchant accounts and payment gateways – let us resell your product and manage the process for you.
    o Create one-time or recurring billed subscriptions for your online product and list in our Web App Store for sale and marketing in a few clicks (subject to our due diligence checks).
    o Securely accept payments in three major currencies (Pounds Sterling, Euros and US Dollars) automatically.
    o Earn 70% of Net Sales Revenue per subscription sold through the Web App Store; pay as you go - with no hidden additional per-transaction costs.
    o Forget about PCI compliancy – we are fully compliant and our payment gateway is Level 1 PCI compliant – the highest possible level.
    o Look forward to receiving monthly payments for supplying your product, subject to minimum thresholds and service requirements.
    o Let us handle the administration of user accounts and security.
    o Limit user access into your product by integrating with our authentication systems using our Application Programming Interface (API) – if you use one of our plugins (e.g. for WordPress), this is all done for you!
    o Analyse product sales statistics
    o Export user account data if you should ever decide to leave us
    o Earn £5.00 for every qualified referral made to friends and colleagues that sign up to Cloudware City


    Cloudware City is the only place that has the Web App Store, Sales and Marketing, Subscriptions Billing and Management and Authentication facilities, where you can start earning revenue without up-front costs.

    And it's easy! If you just want to get stuck in right away, sign up today for a no-commitment 90 days free trial - after 90 days you may pay the Vendor Membership fee or keep your membership as a free, basic account.

    As a special limited time offer, we are offering LIFETIME* free membership to all new members!

    Add subscriptions access to your app or service instantly! If you don't want the fuss or hassle of handling subscriptions but want to get the most out of your online presence, Cloudware City provides a one-stop service from reselling subscriptions (including automatic recurring billing) to your site in the Web App Store here, through to access control authentication for your site via the unique and reliable Cloudware web authentication API.

    With a couple of limitations, you can decide exactly how much you want to charge your subscribers, and the length of subscription period, including recurring billing (monthly or automatically renewing options to existing subscribers). You don't even have to charge if you don't want to, if you have an offering that you just need to manage subscriptions and authentication for. More flexibility in subscriptions are in development, and also an advertising option is in the pipeline that can help generate income on an advertising revenue share basis, particularly for no-charge listings.

    Benefit from predictable pricing - with Cloudware City, you pay for what you use, there are no costly steps in monthly fees to be afraid of as your offering grows with more customers. There are also no minimum term periods for our members.


    Next, see How it Works

  • How Cloudware City works - an overview


    1. Vendor signs up and adds the Product/website to the Web App Store which is typically approved within minutes (subject to verification).
    2. Vendor tests the authentication API with the product (a test mode enables the authentication to be proven) before offering product for purchase.
    3. Vendor enables the listing in the Web App Store by clicking a button in the Vendor Product Listing control panel.

    (You may watch a brief video on this process, showing how easy it is to add listings).


    Vendor sits back and waits for customers to visit and subscribe...


    Customer discovers Vendor's website. They try to sign in but do not have access, they click a link which takes them to the Vendor's Product page on the Cloudware City Web App Store.
    Alternatively, Customer has found your Product on Cloudware City through a search engine (the listing in the Web App Store can help with SEO - Search Engine Optimisation), or customer is already browsing the the Cloudware City Web App Store and sees Product either directly, or through the in-built recommendations engine.

    Customer clicks the Vendor's Product's unique page and having read several positive reviews, they decide to subscribe.


    1. Customer adds the product to their cart (in whichever currency they prefer, GBP, USD or EUR)
    2. Customer follows the checkout process, and pay with their card through our secure PCI compliant card payment pages.
    3. They receive a receipt (printable and via email) for the purchase which details the links to your product and support pages for convenience, and are returned back to their Subscription Summary page (where they can manage auto-recurring/renewal options at their discretion). At the same time, Vendor's account is credited with the sale (minus the Cloudware City processing fee).
    4. The customer visits Vendor's site, logs in and enjoys the product. As long as the subscription hasn't expired, they will be authorised.
    5. If a subscription lapses, the customer can renew at the click of a button using our unique ExpressRenew technology.



    At a relatively high level, the authentication process works like this:


    1. Customer enters their credentials in Vendor's web site login box.
    2. The credentials are securely packaged with Vendor/Product IDs and sent along an SSL encrypted connection to the Cloudware City Authentication API server.
    3. Cloudware City verifies the package, the credentials and subscription status for that user against the Vendor's products.
    4. The API returns the status of the authentication (correct password etc) and authorisation with expiry times of Vendor's products the user has subscribed to
    5. Vendor's website treats the user's visit according to the API return status (permitting or denying access to subscription only material).


    The Vendor's Supplier payments are processed...


    When subscriptions are fulfilled - and Vendor account meets the threshold for payment - once a month, Vendor receives a payment notification email, and payment will be transferred electronically into the bank details that are securely registered with Cloudware City.

    Hassle Halved, Success Shared.


    Next, read about the sign up details
  • About the sign-up process

    No fees or charges are levied for free basic listings. Business and Individual Vendor membership options are also available for a modest fee.

    To become a Full Member and enjoy the associated benefits you can enjoy these without any commitment, no charge for 90 days. After 90 days you will need to pay the membership fee (from just £3.25/$5.75/€4.50 per month) to continue your Full Membership (or your membership reverts to basic free listing only).

    Only Business or Individual Full members enjoy the full Cloudware City Value Proposition - saving money on merchant account/payment gateway fees, expenditure and time savings in website software development and integration costs for recurring billing subscriptions management and authentication systems, and benefiting from the sales and marketing capabilities of the Web App Store!

    As a special limited time offer, we are offering LIFETIME* free membership to all new members!

    If you are signing up as a Full Member business entity, you must include a few extra details such as your VAT registration number if in the EU (if applicable - this is so VAT is correctly accounted on your due revenue), and declare you have authority to bind your organisation to the Terms and Conditions of use.

    You are free to cancel at any time, simply contact us with your request, however, any end-user subscription purchases shall remain active until they expire.


    Next, see Membership options table
  • Membership options and pricing

    As a special limited time offer, we are offering LIFETIME* free membership to all new members!

    That means if you sign up today, that means no vendor membership fees, for the lifetime of your membership. This offer is available for a limited number of new members only, so don't hang about!

    Remember, Cloudware City is the only place that has the Sales and Marketing capabilities of the Web App Store, the Subscriptions Management and Repeat Billing, user Accounting and Authentication facilities where you can begin earning revenue without the risk of up-front costs!


     
    Free basic listing
    Full member - Individual
    Full member - Business
    Discounted Annual Fee

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    month-on-month pricing)
    FREE
    £39.00 per year
    $69.00 per year
    €54.00 per year

    FREE for 90 days
    limited offer FREE for lifetime
    £57.00 per year
    $99.00 per year
    €79.00 per year

    FREE for 90 days
    limited offer FREE for lifetime
    No minimum term
    yes
    yes
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    App Store listing
    yes
    yes
    yes
    Product reviews
    yes
    yes
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    Forums access
    yes
    yes
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    App Store sales/marketing
    no
    yes
    yes
    Payment gateway
    no
    yes
    yes
    ExpressRenew 1-click
    no
    yes
    yes
    Subscriptions management
    no
    yes
    yes
    Reliable Auth API access
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    Number of customers
    no
    Unlimited
    Unlimited
    Sales analytics
    no
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    Vendor net sales revenue
    no
    70%
    70%
    VAT self-billing agreement
    no
    no
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    Vendor name in listings
    no
    Your name
    Company/Vendor name
    Detailed Sales analytics
    no
    coming soon
    coming soon
    Site availability monitoring
    no
    coming soon
    coming soon

    As a special limited time offer, we are offering LIFETIME* free membership to all new members!

    Prices are exclusive of VAT (where applicable). Membership fees where paid are non-refundable.

    * Dormant Lifetime membership accounts may be subject to closure if they are deemed 'cybersquatting' and remain unused for a period of 3 months or more.



    Next, read about The Cloudware City API
  • Once signed up, simply list your product and connect with the API!

    Once you have submitted your registration, you may add your products and services 'Cloudware' to Cloudware City. Your product is subject to a due diligence approval process, and will be able to be listed in our Web App Store as soon as approved. You can control the listing/hiding of apps in the Web App Store with a simple click!

    When this is complete, as soon as users purchase your products (Full Member listings only), your Cloudware City account will be credited accordingly, followed by a debit for the fees we charge for providing the service (you earn 70% net of every sale made). We believe transparency is key so there should be no hidden surprises.

    Users are immediately granted access to the product they have purchased, so when your app/service calls our Cloudware Authentication API (click here for details) with the user's credentials, Cloudware City will respond with a successful authentication including the time to expiry, so your application can react accordingly.

    For vendor using our plug-in technology for Content Management Systems like Joomla and WordPress, this is all automated for you!

    We plan on enhancing the API in the future, and need your feedback to help shape it!



    Finally Join in and start earning
  • Get rewarded!

    As a Full Member and supplier to Cloudware City, you are paid your subscription revenue share, in arrears, monthly. Once the accrued threshold is met (currently £30.00 for UK vendors, $150.00/€150.00 rest of world, due to international money transfer charges), you can be paid out to a bank account of your choice.

    Simply register your bank account details, which are securely encrypted on our servers, and funds will be paid out monthly subject to the minimum threshold being reached.

    Further more, with our affiliation scheme you can earn £5.00 for every qualified referral made to friends and colleagues that sign up to Cloudware City. Read more on the Affiliates and Referrals page.

    Your attention is drawn to our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.

    start subscription billing now

    As a special limited time offer, we are offering LIFETIME* free membership to all new members!

    You can also trial our service including the API, free of charge and without any obligation by visiting our demo public sandbox site (opens in new window).

One partner

Forget paying anyone else for card payments and merchant accounts, subscriptions billing, and a sales outlet, simply partner with Cloudware City, and get everything under one roof!

Pay as you go

Our success is your success. Other than our incredibly low membership fee, there are no other costly obligations - if you don't sell, you don't pay (however we really hope that isn't the case!)

No minimum term

There are no lengthy contracts, our demo servers are available for unlimited free testing of our APIs, and all our new Full Member vendor accounts come with 90 days free, no obligations.

Reliable subscriptions API

Downtime = bad. Therefore our systems are securely housed in a state of the art data centre facility in the city of Manchester, UK. Virtually no single points of failure exist, and there is also the back up of our availability SLA.