Believe it or not, when we first launched in 1999, we actually mailed out monthly statements to all of our distributors. We’ve come a long way since then, first using PayPal, then later adding a full-blown merchant account. One of the bad things about our old merchant account was that it didn’t support automatic billing. So, for about the last 9 years, we’ve been stuck with a “prepaid hosting” model which required our members to manually log in and extend their hosting every few months.
From a business point of view, this is a really bad idea because it forces your clients to go to a lot of extra effort to keep their website active.We appreciate all of the distributors who have faithfully supported us through the years, and are pleased to announce that we’ve finally completed a new “automatic billing” feature. It was brought online on Aug 12, and should make your HNN website even easier to use.
We’ve also added a new $9.95/month billing option, which will make it easier for new distributors to get started with HNN without paying for several months up front. So, we’re also more affordable than ever!
Here are a few things you should be aware of. If you’re an existing HNN member, your automatic billing profile will be created the next time you extend your HNN hosting. However, if your “due date” is in the future, your card won’t actually be charged until the “due date” on your account. For example, if you set this up on the 15th, but your site isn’t actually “due” until the 30th, your first payment – and then all subsequent payments – will come out on the 30th of every month.
If you’d prefer to pay in full a year at a time, you can request that we just bill you once per year (you can save over 15% by prepaying for a year, also).
Our referral rewards program will also automagically calculate your discount and adjust your monthly billing. For example, if you refer another distributor to HNN, you can save $2 per month for a Premium HNN referral (they need to join, and then pay for their website before you can get your discount). The referrals will be calculated automatically on the first of every month, so one month you’ll be charged $9.95, and then by referring another distributor, your next month’s hosting will only be $7.95 and your card will be charged the correct amount automatically. Pretty neat, huh?
Also, all of our prices are posted in US Dollars, so please be aware of that if you’re one of our friends outside of the USA.
Here are our current rates, effective 8-12-09.
Monthly hosting – $9.95/ month
Yearly hosting – $99.95 / year
All new accounts are subject to a one-time $5.00 setup fee.
You can create or edit your automatic billing profile from the Herbal Nutrition Network member’s area.