SnapBill, an online billing service based in South Africa, has decided to drop their free service effective 1 December 2012.
Jaco van Wyk, CEO of SnapBill stated that the free accounts, while showing strong growth in new registrations, has been largely underused and become too costly to support.
Over the past three years, SnapBill says it has shown good growth and the decision to focus on a paid solution only was based on a desire to provide better service to their existing client base as well as making improved packages features available to those who currently use the service for free.
These improvements include more mobile payment gateways and extra, as yet unannounced, features.
SnapBill integrates 12 payment gateways and fully automates recurring billing and payment reconciliation via all of the supported gateways. It also supports multiple tax types and all 178 currencies currently in existence. Users can get real-time statistics and reports on payment, billing and client data.
Enterprise and Premium clients can also take advantage of importing and exporting their databases in order to simplify data capturing and transfer of their existing data to SnapBill.
SnapBill does have an API available for businesses looking to integrate their recurring billing functionality into their own solutions
All of these and other advanced features do come at a price. The SnapBill pricing model for 2013 is available from the service’s website.