SmugMug increases top price

The new pricing from SmugMug


By Andrew Hudson Published: September 4, 2012 Updated: May 11, 2015

Popular professional website-provider SmugMug has doubled its price for the top professional account.

The “Pro” account, which used to be $150 per year, will now be $300 per year. This is for new customers using the renamed “Business” account. Existing customers get a discount of $50, which increases their cost by $100 per year.

On the plus side, the lower-cost accounts remain the same, and a new account called Portfolio has been added at the old Pro cost.

SmugMug Pricing

AccountBeforeAfter
Basic$40$40
Power$60$60
Portfolio$150$150
Business$150$300
Source: SmugMug

What do you get for the extra?

Business is Portfolio plus:

  • Commerce tools: Custom pricing, Sales tax, direct deposit
  • Marketing features: Events and favorites, Coupons, Packages, Order branding
  • Workflow helpers: Proof delay, Personal Delivery, Boutique Packaging

Here’s how SmugMug announced the change:

Dear Pros,

For the first time in 7 years, we’re raising the price of some SmugMug Pro subscriptions, something we tried hard not to do.

Pros who sell at a markup use far more storage and features than pros who don’t, so we split our pro account into two types: Portfolio and Business.

Portfolio is $150/year or ($20/mo) and still provides access to our pro labs for both you and your visitors, plus pro features like watermarking.

Business lets you set prices and earn profit. It will be $300/year (or $35/mo) for new customers, but existing subscribers who set prices will be asked to renew at $250/year (or $30/month) beginning October 15, 2012.

— Chris MacAskill (aka Baldy), SmugMug Co-Founder & President

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Sources: SmugMug Blog, Pixiq, >Photography Bay.

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