Piwigo.com subscription form gets a full redesign, with 3 goals in mind: improve VAT management, give choice between Individual and Enterprise plans, make it possible to subscribe for several years.
1) VAT and european laws
Piwigo.com hosting service is managed by a French company. Clients are coming from all over the world, among more than 70 countries. Depending on your country, the VAT (Value Added Tax) does not apply in the same way. Furthermore, if you or your organisation has a VAT number, other rules apply. No need to go further into technical details. Keep in mind that we need to collect a few data to accurately give VAT back to appropriate countries.
As long as we don’t have them, the subscription will keep asking for a few data.
Side note: this new rule dates back from 2016 and we were not always asking for your country/VAT number. Until now, we guessed your country based on your IP address and we considered Enterprise clients had a VAT number and Individual clients had none. From now on we won’t have to guess anymore!
2) Choice between Individual and Enterprise plans
In its early days Piwigo.com was only selling a 39 euros (per year) plan, for individuals. Since 2017, Piwigo.com Enterprise plans, now official! Enterprise clients still had to contact us to create an order. The new subscription form gives organisations the power to create Enterprise orders by themselves, without needing help from Piwigo.com support.
3) Directly subscribe for 2 or 3 years
Interesting for Piwigo.com: it will obviously give us the opportunity to increase our available cash. More cash in the bank makes some investments possible, like recruitment.
Interesting for clients: by taking 2 years, you get a 10% discount, or 8€ less on your bill. By taking 3 years, discount is 20%, meaning 23€ kept in your pocket. As it is very usual our clients stay 5 years or more, we think it is a good deal!