WIX, Squarespace, and WordPress.com do it.
Now it’s your turn to get into the recurring revenue business.
Yes, with a few major differences than other WordPress marketplaces like Mojo or ThemeForest.
On our platform you can sell Ready-Made WordPress sites as a subscription service model and get recurring revenue. The service include Managed WordPress Hosting on AWS.
Ready-Made WordPress site is not some special thing, but just a regular WordPress site which includes installed theme, plugins and content. And on our platform, you can sell a whole WordPress site as a service.
The buyers (your customers) will get a clone of your WordPress site which is fully designed/developed by you.
The cloned site is completely separated (independent) from the original one. So they can manage it on their own according to their needs.
Even if people get/buy a beautiful WordPress theme, they will still have to manage a lot of things on their own. In other words, they will have to take care of choosing hosting vendor, purchase a domain & SSL, struggle with WordPress installation and so on.
If the customer doesn’t have enough technical knowledge, they may face some problems and they may try to find another theme, ask a professional developer or even quit building his own website with WordPress.
With ReadyShip, they will get fully functional Ready-Made WordPress site with managed WordPress hosting in minutes! And all they will need to do is just change the demo content according to their needs.
Yes. With ReadyShip you can make bigger and more stable profit than other WordPress theme/plugin marketplaces.
Here is a simple example. On other marketplaces the average price of themes is around $50, which is only one-time payment per customer.
The minimum selling price on ReadyShip is $59/month of which $24 are the seller’s profit ($35 goes for hosting). That means $288/year per customer. So the profit per customer will be 5 – 10 times bigger than other marketplaces.
Nothing! Selling on ReadyShip is completely free. You will never be asked to pay anything. Cool, right? 🙂
Overall, the procedure is quite simple.
1. Register on our platform: https://factory.readyship.co/
2. Sign in & create your first product(a WordPress site).
3. Build the WordPress site as you usually do.
4. Put some description and set pricing plan on the product
5. Publish it for sale on the platform. https://readyship.co/products
The process is very simple. The customers will go to the checkout page of your product and then click Launch Website. Then they will choose payment plan, set domain and start building a clone of your product. And in just a few minutes the buyers will get their own website.
Guide – Getting Started https://helpcenter.readyship.co/docs/guides/getting-started/
We will check your site to make sure there are no problems.
1. License checks: Check if your WordPress site contains any split licensed plugins/themes. [About plugins/themes licenses](link to another question)
2. Source code security check: The code is checked for suspicious code that may have sneaked in. The code is checked by both machines and people.
3. We will test your site to make sure there will be no problems with cloning your site.
If there are some problems with your product, we will inform you about the reason and further instructions via email.
No. Your changes will not affect your existing customers websites, because they are completely independent from your WordPress. So feel free to add changes anytime.
You can simply advertise your ReadyShip products on your own website so you can lead your customers to the checkout page.
But after you add changes, please make sure to submit a new release version. This step will apply the changes you made.
Yes. You are allowed to use any existing themes/plugins that are licensed under 100% GPL.
Especially, all the themes/plugins published on WordPress.org are licensed under 100% GPL, so you can use any of them safely.
Note: You cannot use items that are licensed under non-100% GPL (aka “split license”). And please make sure to use images that are licensed under CC0 or similar one that allow free usage and redistribution.
Yes, all settings will be cloned as well.
Since the database and files under `wp-content` directory of the WordPress site will be cloned entirely, all your settings/customizations will be applied to the customer’s new WordPress.
We strongly recommend using only 100% GPL plugins/themes. In most cases, a split license prohibits the plugin/theme to be used for reselling.
Please check the terms of the plugins/themes if they are 100% licesed under GPL.
There aren’t any special requirements or limitations except that the products must not contain any license issues with themes, plugins, images or demo content.
To maximize the performance speed, we provide AWS Fullstack Architecture which includes CloudFront CDN, SSD, S3, EC2, RDS, Lambda functions (for monitoring website’s health) and so on.
– OS: Amazon Linux 2
– CPU: 8 x 3.1 GHz Intel Xeon Scalable (Skylake)
– Networking Bandwidth: Up to 25Gbps
– Memory: up to 64 GB dynamically
– Web Server: Openlitespeed 1.6.5 or later
– PHP Version: 7.2.2 or later
– Maximum Upload Size: 256 MB
– Database: AWS RDS, Aurora MySQL 5.6.x
– Storage: NVMe SSD Instance Storage
*This information is current as of July 2020.
Yes. The customers can use ReadyShip’s subdomain or their own domain. After they launch a website, they can set their own domain name using our domain changing feature.
Yes. We will create FTP accounts for each website and we will send the login info to the customer via email.
About WordPress core updates:
– Minor updates will be done automatically to ensure security.
– Major updates have to be done manually by the customer.
– We will forcefully update the core version if the website’s WordPress current version is no longer supported.
Plugins and themes updates:
– We will not update them automatically. The customer is completely responsible to update them manually.
Currently we’re not providing SSH access to the customers for security reasons. If they want to change their server configurations they can do it through our support.
Our hosting service is managed and already configured for WordPress, so basically they don’t need to touch the server configurations.
The selling price is defined as follows. You just put your price on top of our server cost ($35/month) and you get the selling price. For example if you put $40, the selling price will be $75/month.
The minimum selling price is $59 per month.
Your Profit = Selling Price – Transaction Fee (Stripe Fee 3.6%) – Server Cost – PayPal Fee (4.4%)
In this case you will get around $21.87 on your PayPal account.
Yes. However the changed price will not affect the existing customers.
The differences are presented in the following table:
|Monthly Unique Visits||100,000||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Monthly Data Transfer Limit||50GB||200GB||1,000GB|
We use Stripe as payment processor and we accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB and Diners Club.
You will get your payouts on your payout vendor account.
If the customer chose to pay monthly, the first billing will occur right after the trial period ends. After that the customer will be charged every month. For example if the first billing occurred on 8th of January, the customer will be charged on the 8th day of every month.
If the billing fails we will reattempt to charge the customer for three times.
– First attempt (after 7 days)
– Second attempt (after 14 days)
– Third attempt (after 21 days)
If all the attempts fail, the user’s website instance will be suspended and therefore unavailable. If the customer does not contact us, the website will be deleted after 90 days of suspension.
Currently we’re not supporting multisite networks.
Instead of that on ReadyShip, you will be able to provide a whole cloned WordPress site to your customer. So they will get full control of their WordPress site without any restrictions.