Website Payment Plans
Get the website you need without having to compromise on quality because of financial restraints
Simple Monthly Payments
With up to 12 months to make your payments, budgeting for your new website is made incredibly easy
As a small business, we completely understand that when it comes to getting a quality website budget can often be a hindrance especially if you’re just starting out. It’s the old chicken and egg scenario, you need a great website to help you earn money but you need money to get a quality website!
Having minimal overheads, our prices are already very affordable however we do recognise that coming up with full payment within 1-3 months can still be challenging.
These days, your website is your most important tool when it comes to promoting your business so we’re as keen as you are to get it online and our monthly payment plans can make that possible.
Benefits of our website payment plans
How it works:
Below is a basic summary of how our website payment plans work and for further details, please see the FAQ section below.
A 15% deposit is required with your first installment at which point we begin building your website
The remaining balance is automatically processed in equal monthly installments
Upon website completion it is published online via our servers and you are given restricted access (see FAQ below)
Once full payment is complete we transfer the site to your own hosting & unrestricted access is enabled
The Fine Print
Payment plans between 3-6 months are open to everyone.
Payment plans between 6-12 months however require approval and some supportive documents – proof of income and your credit score (just the score, not full details). Once on a payment plan, the following conditions apply.
Until full payment is complete:
Rivmedia retains ownership of the website
The customer will be given access to the site but it will have restrictions (see FAQ below)
Any updates required outside the scope of the customers role will have to be performed by Rivmedia (which is billable)
If an installment payment fails and isn’t received within 30 days the website will be taken off-line until the debt is recovered
Payments plans – If you prefer a more financially flexible approach our payment plans allow you to choose a subscription term (3-12 months) that suits your budget.
You will have some restrictions initially and have to pay additional fees, but this is offset by the benefits of this service.
Upfront payments – This is the simplest way to purchase your new website with only 3 installments to make (payable within 3 months), no restrictions and no extra fees.
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For payment plans we only accept credit card payments (Visa & Mastercard) which is processed through Stripe
This is entirely up to you! We offer terms anywhere between 3 and 12 months so choose whatever fits in with your budget. We recommend choosing a schedule where you know you can comfortably make the repayments to be safe. Some other things to consider include:
- The service fee is applied to each installment, so the fewer installments you make, the less you will pay in service fees.
- Once a payment plan term has been agreed upon it cannot be altered, so please choose wisely
- Should you end up in a position where you can settle your remaining balance early you can, with no early payout fees!
Sorry no. Once a payment plan term has been agreed upon it cannot be altered, however, you can payout your remaining balance anytime.
Instalments are calculated in equal monthly amounts less the 15% deposit which is added to the initial payment. For example, a $2500 website on a 12 month payment plan will require installments of $177 per month, plus the service fee, and a deposit of $375 added to the initial payment.
The service fee is 1.5% of your total quoted price which is applied to each installment. So for the above example, this would be $37.5
We have created a sample payment plan here where you can compare prices & schedules to get an idea of how much the installments will be.
Sorry no. As price goes up risk goes up so the service fee is a flat rate regardless of your website’s total price.
All of our website payment plans are on a monthly billing schedule and the date the payment is processed is based on the day it is purchased. For example, if your payment plan is purchased on the 15th November, your next installment will be processed on the 15th December and so on.
Failed payments will be retried automatically 5 times over 7 days. If this is unsuccessful payment will need to be processed manually within 30 days (after previous installment) or the website will be taken off-line until the debt is recovered.
Yes! Should your circumstances change you can end the payment plan early with no early payout fees. Plus, in doing so you will end up saving money by reducing the number of service fees you would have paid.
Simply advise us before your next installment is due so we can adjust it accordingly with a final payout figure.
We begin working on your website as soon as your initial installment and deposit is paid, just like we do for those who pay upfront.
Your website is published as soon as it is completed, regardless of the balance owing.
The site will be 100% fully functional and you will just be given access to the site but it will be restricted to an “editor” role. This means you can access all of the content, but not the website’s themes, plugins, widgets or settings.
In short, you can work with all of the content (pages, posts, images etc.), but cannot change any settings.
If e-commerce is installed on your site, you will be given the role of “shop manager” so you can manage the above as well as the e-commerce section of your website, your products and orders.
As soon as the website is paid for in full you will be given unrestricted access.
If you would like a dedicated email address (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org) we are happy to set this up within our servers while your website is hosted with us so you don’t have to pay for website or email hosting during this period. All email accounts hosted by us though will be restricted to 250mb of storage space.
Once the site is transferred to your own hosting, your dedicated email accounts can be set up there also and you can determine your storage limits (if any)
Any edits, changes and updates required outside the scope of the restricted roles provided (editor and/or shop manager) will have to be performed by Rivmedia which is billable.
You can either pay for this on a pay-as-you-go basis or you might be interested in looking at our Website Maintenance Plans.
While you are still paying for your website, Rivmedia retains ownership and control therefore it will be published on our servers and your access will be restricted.
Once full payment is complete you will obtain full ownership, the site will be transferred to your own hosting & unrestricted access will be enabled.
Get a web design quote today!
With a focus on personalisation and quality we are committed to creating web design solutions that you, and more importantly, your customers will love.
Complete our website quote form so we can get a little information about you and your business goals. An obligation free quote will be sent you within 1-3 business days.