We're raising prices
This was pre-announced a few months ago, but it’s finally happening sometime this week (Thursday night? Friday?) if we get everything tested in time.
Here’s the deal, short and sweet:
If you already have an account, or sign up before these changes go into effect, you WILL be grandfathered for as long as we possibly can. (Years, at the very least). So if you were planning on signing up, or upgrading your existing account, now is the time to do it. You’ll “lock in” current prices in on your account for years, rather than having to pay the new prices.
Just to be very clear here, we’re not doing this because our company is in trouble. smugmug is profitable, growing rapidly, and has no debt or outside investment. It’s solely owned by the employees, and we’re all thrilled with how it’s going.
Instead, we’re doing it because there are some new things coming, such as partnerships, which necessitate a slight rise in prices. We don’t anticipate raising prices again for years, until something like inflation catches up with us.