Business Catalyst Australian pricing updates

Magda Neagu - Friday, September 11, 2015

[FINAL UPDATE] Following our announcement about consolidating our payments in USD, we have received a lot of feedback from our Australian user base, partners and customers alike. We want to let you know that we have heard your concerns, and are delaying the transition indefinitely. We are working with our Finance and Taxation teams to put in place a permanent solution, but in the mean time you can continue working with your customers and invoicing them in AUD as before. No changes will come for the foreseeable future.


[UPDATE] In order to allow partners more time to adjust to these changes we have decided to make some updates to our announcement, as follows:

  • The pricing update for new sites will begin taking effect in January 2016, instead of October 1st as previously announced
  • The coupon code available below will be valid for both monthly and yearly pricing schedules
  • The USD pricing has zero tax associated with the transaction. No GST will be applied to the customer invoice. 

We hope this will help you manage the transition better, and as always, are waiting for your feedback. The initial announcement is available below. 

Effective October 1st, 2015, we will update the Business Catalyst pricing to streamline our offering. 

As such, all new Business Catalyst sites will be charged in US dollars using the existing US prices published on the Business Catalyst Pricing page. The  AU pricing schedule will no longer be available for AU partners when upgrading new sites. All prices for Australian partners are tax inclusive.

The above change only applies to new sites, which will be upgraded starting with October 1st, 2015. Existing paid sites will not be impacted by the change. 

We know that the selling cycle for a site can be quite extensive, and that some of you may have ongoing projects that have already been quoted and agreed upon with the customer. To mitigate the change, for sites currently under development,  we are offering all AU partners a 25% off discount code for all pricing plans. This discount is available from October 1st for a duration of 5 months, helping you close any ongoing project at the quoted price or a bit below your quoted price, depending on the plan you choose.  

The benefit from the 25% discount, please enter the BCPRUS code in the Promotional Code field when upgrading a site. Please note that this coupon is only available for Australian partners on the creation of a new site on BC. Conditions do apply as listed below:

  • Discount code is valid for 5 months, starting with October 1st 2015 until February 28th, 2016
  • Discount code is only available to Australian Partners
  • Discount code is only applicable to all pricing plans
  • Discount code is only applicable when upgrading a Trial site
  • It's applicable on an unlimited number of sites
  • The discount applies for 24 months after the site is pushed live, after which the invoice returns to the regular price
UPDATE: Please read here a detailed FAQ that tries to answer all the questions you might have. If there are still issues that concern you do not hesitate to contact us through our support channels.