We launched Seesmic Ping in beta early this year and have continued to work on the product – adding services (ie Tumblr), features (bookmarklet) and mobile applications (iPhone, iPad and Android) – and we’ll continue to work on adding features and services.
Several weeks ago, we announced to users about our pricing plan for Seesmic Ping and this week we are launching Seesmic Ping as a paid service and will continue building the product through our paid users. We will still offer a free plan and users will still be able to take advantage of the basic features. We’ve also improved the UI to the Seesmic Ping posting page, and we hope you’ll share in our delight with the improvements we’ve made.
Details of the Plans:
We’re offering three pricing tiers – Free, Plus and Pro.
You can view the pricing plans here.
There are two main limits for the Free plan: 1) number of accounts you can post to and 2) number of posts per day.
Number of accounts: Current users are by default under the free plan and will be limited to posting to three basic accounts (one Twitter, one Facebook account, and one LinkedIn account). Users under the free plan can set up as many accounts as they want – the limits are for posting destinations.
For example, I have a few twitter accounts set up in my Seesmic Profile: I have @yama as my personal account and @TakoyakiCart as my side business. Under the free plan, I can send a post to @yama and in a separate post, I can send to @TakoyakiCart. However, I won’t be able to send a single post to two twitter accounts at the same time in the free plan.
Posting limits: Under the free plan, you’ll be limited to 10 posts per day, that will include posts you scheduled in the future. Users will be notified when they reach their 8th post that they are near the limit of 10. On the web, you are notified when the limit is reset, which is when you make the first post of the day. Users will be notified/warned on both web and clients on the number of posts.
Users who sign up for a Seesmic Plus plan for $4.99 per month, can send up to 50 posts per day, to a combination of up to 10 accounts (including Tumblr and Facebook Pages) for posting.
Users who sign up for a Seesmic Pro plan for $49.99 per month, can send an unlimited number of posts per day, to as many accounts you can set up for your Seesmic Profile.
By default, all users will be under the free plan, and it should not impact your accounts that you’ve already set up. You can upgrade your account by going to Profile settings to upgrade your plan.
Once you sign up for a plan, you can cancel your plan within the first 30 days, and will be refunded immediately. If you choose to cancel your plan after 30 days, you won’t be billed at the next billing cycle and can continue to use the plan until the end of the current cycle.
After years of providing free products, we’re pretty excited around implementing paid plans and start committing ourselves to work with customers. We still have much to do and a lot of work ahead of us, but we have a lot of exciting things coming in the pipeline. If you need help, you can submit your questions on our help site: http://help.seesmic.com/ If you have any suggestions to help us prioritize, feel free to add, vote or campaign here on our feedback site: http://feedback.seesmic.com/.