You only get charged for the amount of sites deployed by your customers, no additional costs or fees. This allows you to grow at your own pace and charge your customers knowing exactly what you have to pay Dollie.
Want to launch a quick website for some testing? No problem. Have a customer that signs up but immediately cancels? We feel your pain. We automatically take care of these situations with our dynamic billing.
You can see your billing estimation from your Cloud Dashboard at all times, providing you with an overview of your expected costs of the current billing cycle.
Your Dollie Hub, which includes your customer-facing site and the Hub Dashboard to manage your business, is always free. In addition, for the first 21 days you can create up to 5 sites at no cost, giving you time to build and shape your services on the platform.
As soon as your 21-day trial period has finished, you will pay for any client sites or blueprints active on your account.
Our pricing model is designed to help you start selling at scale as soon as possible. You’ll receive instant access to a team of Onboarding Specialists for guidance and technical assistance every step of the way.
Discounted pricing is also available when your account reaches 100 Sites.
Laura has a small web development business targeted towards hair salons.
– She has created 1 Blueprint Site which is used as the starting point for each site launched by her customers.
– 15 Hairdressers are using her platform every month.
– She charges $30 per month for her services per site.
Laura earns 15 x $30 = $450 per month for these sites.
She pays Dollie for the sites that are on our platform.
Laura pays 15 x $10 = $150 per month for her 15 sites.
She only has one Blueprint Site so there are no additional Blueprint costs.
Laura makes a net profit of $300 a month on her services.
Gabriel runs a successful Themeshop with a variety of products being sold directly on his website.
– He has created 15 Site Blueprints (one Blueprint for each of his Premium Themes) which are used as the starting point for the customers signing up on his platform.
– 250 Customers are using his platform every month.
– He charges $25 per site per month for his services.
Gabriel earns 250 x $25 = $6,250 each month
He pays Dollie for the sites that are on his platform.
Gabriel pays 250 x $10 = $2,500 per month for the 250 sites.
He pays $35 for his 8 Blueprints.
Gabriel makes a net profit of $3715 per month on his services.
We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and PayPal.
Note that when you add a card, we send a temporary pre-authorization request to the issuing bank to verify your details.
No. Your card is only charged at the end of the billing cycle or when your free trial expires.
Pre-authorization charge: When you add a card, we may send a preauthorization request to the issuing bank. This is to verify that the card being added has been issued by the bank and that they will authorize any charges in future. These temporary pre-authorizations are show up as a charge of $0 in your statements.
We’re required by law to apply taxes in some countries when dealing with businesses located in the EU. Your tax rates will automatically be calculated during checkout.
For partners that are growing quickly, or have (large) established businesses we can offer custom pricing plans that fit their business model more closely.
Our goal is to figure out the best model for both parties, and our sales team is always available to discuss custom pricing models. Simply reach out to us, or schedule a meeting
Dollie will start charging you 31 days after the beginning of your trial.
From then on, you’ll be charged monthly for the number of sites in your account
You enter in your credit card or Paypal details in your payment methods.
You’ll be charged monthly for the amount of sites that are in your account + for any addtional add-ons you have purchased for your sites
Blueprints are not meant to be used as live customer websites, and they are hosted in a non-production environment, under their own generic domain.
They function specifically for the purpose of being cloned and being used as demos for your potential and existing customers.
By doing this we make development easier for you (less aggressive caching, more debug tools), and can offer reduced pricing per blueprint.
Because Blueprints are not active live customer sites, they cost only $5 a month. This allows you to offer your customers a library of pre-made sites without high costs.
Then you’ll be charged for additional resources used by the container – and you can too. This is one of the best things about Dollie. If you’ve a site that is exceeding its resource limits, this becomes an opportunity for you to upsell additional resources. To discuss the best possible ways to make Dollie work for your business model, simply reach out to us or schedule a meeting
We have received a couple of other questions from interested partners about the difference between Dollie and for example CPanel or Cyberpanel or any other webhosting/server software tools. And whilst we understand where that is coming from it’s not really comparable..
Simple – One Site Per Subscription
This is the simplest model. You create a WooCommerce product with a subscription of $30 a month and link it to your Blueprint (pre-made website you’ve created).
When your customer purchases/signs up for this subscription they will be guided through launching their site on your white labeled platform. They can manage their website from your customer dashboard directly.
Hosting Model – Multiple Sites Per Subscription
You create a WooCommerce product that when purchased allows a customer to deploy one or multiple sites. For example:
Starter – 1 site for $25
Professional – 3 sites for $65
Business – 10 sites for $199
With Dollie you can provide one-click upgrades to plans, to upsell your hosting services easily. Since customers can be subscribed to multiple subscriptions at once you can upsell your maintenance/development services directly from the customer dashboard as well.
Perfect if you manage sites on behalf of your client. With this model you (or your team) create a customer account on behalf of your client inside your Dollie install. You launch their sites on your platform using and set-up their sites (or migrate their existing installs to your Dollie environment). Once done you sent them a checkout link to activate their subscription. For example by charging them $199 a month for Hosting & Maintenance.
You can use the Dollie access control settings to give them access to the features you would like them to access (for example hide the developer tools, but allow them to create backups or view their active plugins and themes) and build out their customer dashboard where they can find their (PDF) invoices, payment history and anything else you can come up with.
Any Payment Gateway that has a WooCommerce Subscriptions extension can be installed inside your Dollie installation to accept payments from your customers. Currently there are over 50 supported gateways so you will have extremely flexibility when it comes to accepting payments from your customers.
Absolutely, you can bill for your services anyway that fits your business model, and there are countless possibilities with WooCommerce and the WooCommerce subscription extension.
Missed payments can happen for various reasons. Subscriptions are handled by the WooCommerce Subscriptions extension, and it can be configured in various ways to give your customers plenty of time to resolve payment issues. All of this is automated and done for you. If a customer has cancelled their subscription his/her sites will automatically be scheduled for removal, with a grace period and a full site backup stored in case your customer decides to come back.
Yes, absolutely this is something that is supported. Dollie requires WooCommerce and WooCommerce Subscriptions to function. By integrating with WooCommerce, you can make use of WooCommerce’s trial functionality.
The trial sites that you offer are still customer sites and will be counted in your total at your next billing cycle
Absolutely not. Your customers and their data are all stored inside your own WordPress installation. Dollie only keeps track of the sites deployed under your partner account, but we do not have access to any of your customers data. Just like with pricing all that stays inside your own WordPress installation.
We act as a truly invisible partner.
Dollie doesn’t have any interaction with your customers, we’re simply the automation platform that enables you to deliver your services. All your customer payments are made directly through your WordPress installation using WooCommerce.
You simply pay Dollie for the number of sites on on your platform, You charge customers directly for the services you deliver, in any way you like.
Who takes the payment from the customer matters, which is why we give you the tools you need to be the person who controls what you charge, how and when you get paid, and then you can cover your overhead. They’re your customers, not ours or the cloud providers.
With traditional hosting (affiliate) setups you put a customer on your affiliated hosting platform, and from that point you’ll usually get a one-time affiliate fee, and that’s that. Another option would be to roll in the cost of hosting into your maintenance/service plans and then pay the host behind the scenes. Far not ideal, not to mention you can’t really build your own branding, pricing, customer dashboard or anything else that sets you apart from your competitors.
With Dollie we give you a wide set of business models options you the developer get to decide so that you can take the monthly payment from the customer, and then cover any hosting costs or fees.
We built Dollie because there’s a competitive gap in the market between the hosting companies and you, the business owners who actually build websites, themes, and plugins. We’ve seen many of you stuck in the rat race of trying to find that next customer, getting that next site developer, and struggling to build sustainable businesses. Meanwhile, the hosting companies have turned into multi-million and even billion dollar corporations on the backs of these same developers.
Dollie levels the playing field. We’ve built a solution to flip the power dynamic. By empowering entrepreneur developers to build sustainable products and services and generate recurring subscription revenue.
Who takes the payment from the customer matters, which is why we give you the tools you need to be the person who controls what you charge, how and when you get paid, and then you can cover your overhead. They’re your customers, not ours or the cloud providers. We act as a truly invisible partner and because Dollie runs inside your WordPress installation and is powered by WooCommerce, you have full control over everything.
Subscription prices, payment methods, trials, upselling (more backups, managed plugin/theme updates etc etc). With Dollie you get full control over the experience of your clients.
What we’re trying to say is: Dollie goes beyond just a hosting for, it’s just one of the components that allow you to offer a full service solution to your customers.
We are your invisible partners that allow you to sell Enterprise grade WordPress services and click-to-launch WordPress sites. We’re here to make your business thrive and that means keeping things simple when it comes to pricing.
Now remember, with Dollie you can set your own pricing on your existing WooCommerce powered site. This means you can charge your customers as much as you like and bundle it with your existing services.