1. The journey so far
Last year, Panoee was launched with the dream of becoming an essential Platform for Virtual Tour builders.
Since then, we have had 5000+ users, with hundreds of Virtual Tours being created every day.
Such a proud achievement! We are happy that our sweat & blood helped our beloved community.
We discussed this journey with many people who want to learn about us and wish to be our companions.
Those who were skeptical asked us: “What we gonna do when we run out of money? Is being free just a marketing strategy?.” (We find their question very constructive, so we introduce our pricing plan as they wish. 😂😂😅).
But first, let me tell you the story of Panoee.
2. Thinking about the future
Since its launch, we have successively updated Panoee to make it one of the handiest platforms on the market.
- We can handle the highest quality panorama, which cannot be done by many other cloud services.
- We put no limits on the number of Panorama or Virtual Tours uploaded.
- We release new features with the frequency of 2-3 features/month; a few of them are unique, and lots of them might be just minor tweaks but save huge loads of workflow time.
Listening to users is our top priority to provide better service.
Creating an informative, interactive, and customized Virtual Tour for any need is no longer a problem with Panoee. Still, looking at the bigger picture, we realize that our journey has just begun.
For most Panoee users whose need is to build basic Virtual Tours with essential features, we happily serve them with joy and appreciation. For the others, we want to accompany them with a passion for gaining even more than our current achievements.
That’s why we have discussed it a lot; we need to develop a plan that can reflect our community mission and our ambition.
3. Our Plan Structure
In the survey, we realized that 90% of Panoee Virtual Tours are built with basic & essential features like hotspots, auto-rotate, or auto change scenes. Our motto of free Platform would be for you who want basic Virtual Tours to showcase photography or enjoy publishing 360 content.
Others who step into the professional world and might be doing 360 Photography for a living will need advanced & highly customized features. For them, We should suggest a dedicated Plan which can exploit all of the premium services of Panoee with no limitation and faster time-to-market.
- This premium Plan would also reflect our best commitment & responsibility.
- This premium Plan would bring much greater value to the whole community because we will have more resources for all other free services.
- This premium Plan would pave our 5-10 years of sustainable development.
Here are our official plans:
without worrying about the cost.
- 7 Types of Hotspot
- Multiresolution support
- Unlimited, high quality Upload
- Unlimited Bandwidth
- 20Gb of free Data
- Customized Theme
- Integrate Analytic
for all purposes.
- Branding: Logo, Credit,…
- Password Protected Tours
- 2 free Custom Domain per month
- Custom FloorPlan & Map
- eCommerce support
- Detail Analytic
- 10 Type of Hotspot
- Access all Premium features in future
- + Everything in “Be Friend” Plan
From the 16th of May, 2022, as soon as you register a new account in Panoee, you will be enrolled on the “Be Friend” plan. This basic Plan comes with the following benefits:
🍀 7 Types of Hotspot
🍀 Multiresolution support
🍀 Unlimited, high quality Upload
🍀 Unlimited Bandwidth
🍀 20Gb of free Data
🍀 Customized Theme
🍀 Integrate Analytic
To use more advanced features and more than 20Gb of usage storage, you will need to upgrade to a monthly subscription plan called “Companion”. This Premium Plan comes with the following benefits:
🔥 Branding: Logo, Credit,…
🔥 Password Protected Tours
🔥 2 free Custom Domain per month
🔥 Custom FloorPlan & Map
🔥 eCommerce support
🔥 Detail Analytic
🔥 10 Type of Hotspot
🔥 Access all Premium features in future
🔥 + Everything in “Be Friend” Plan
In this Plan, we also charge for additional storage data, which costs 0.12$ / 1Gb.
For example, if you use 50Gb of Storage data, you would be charged $18 + (50Gb – 20Gb) * $0.12 = $21.6 at the end of the month.
4. Why $18?
Yet another funny story, 18 is just a number between 10 and 50? We eventually rolled the dice.
10 is our calculated minimum number we need to commit for this upgrade, which barely covers our cost of living. While 50 is more likely the standard in the market (looking to the monthly plans of other players).
18 is a multiply of 9, a lucky number. So we feel comfortable with it. We hope this brings excellent value to our community.
5. Why charge based on Usage Storage?We give away generously 20Gb of free data for any plan (worth hundreds of Virtual Tours depends on your Panorama size), which is quite an amount of data.
This 20Gb of accessible data is even more than Apple iCloud or Google Drive.
This data belongs to you, the users, and we are making a solution so you can retrieve it anytime.
The pricing is much cheaper than any other hosting provider.
But it is higher than AWS, you may ask? Sure, but please include the data transfer fee and infrastructure cost to handle high-quality, multi-resolution panorama.
It’s just $0.12 for any additional Gb data, and we think this is a fair price and more likely infrastructure cost than service cost.
And don’t forget that you can permanently remove the old panorama to save space.
6. How about existing users?
Some said, “We don’t believe in Cloud service anymore. They might collapse anytime, and our data is gone?” – but our early supporters are creating & publishing new Virtual Tours every day.
We cannot go this far without these friends’ support and faith.That’s why we have prepared a unique Legacy Plan for you; this Plan comes with all benefits of the “Companion” Plan, except it’s free, forever, so that you can keep using Panoee with freedom, like our good old days.
For our first 5000 Panoee users.
For the next journey, please continue lend us your hand.
7. Any Promotion Plan?
We already have a Monthly Plan. Let’s make a better deal?“Early Invest, Greater Value” – We have a Special Plan for our Best Supporter:
Become our Best Supporter
- Pro membership for lifetime
- Unlimited Upload & Bandwidth
- Unlimited Features & Free Update
- Unlimited Custom Domain
- 50Gb Data Storage
- Never Expired
Doing Marketing is good, right? That’s why we will continuously release the new Promotional Plans shortly. Stay tuned with us.