What will I actually be paying per year?
Annual billing is often tempting because it offers a per user price that is slightly lower than monthly billing. However, annual billing requires you to pay for a full year either in advance, or by the end of the service year. As such, the true cost of annual billing should factor in the entire year.
The prices bolded below are the total upfront cost for a full year, for the minimum number of users for that tier.
- $19 per user per month
- Because you are billed annually, your minimum upfront cost is 19 x 12 = $228 (for a single user)
- $35 per user per month
- Because you are billed annually, your minimum upfront cost is 35 x 12 = $420 (for a single user).
When should I pay monthly instead of annually?
While there are many reasons why you would opt to pay monthly instead of annually (for example, the ability to switch CRMs whenever you want), one of the more straightforward reasons would be the duration of time you plan on using a CRM.
Listed below is the maximum duration of time you would need to use a CRM tier before it is more "worth it" to pay for a full year instead.
- $22 per user per month
- This is 15.8% more expensive than the monthly price billed annually.
- For a single user, you should opt for monthly billing if you plan on using Nutshell Starter for fewer than 228 / 22 = ~10 months.
- $39 per user per month
- This is 11.4% more expensive than the monthly price billed annually.
- For a single user, you should opt for monthly billing if you plan on using Nutshell Pro for fewer than 420 / 39 = ~10 months.
- Offers contact management, pipeline tracking (limited number of pipelines), and reports (including forecasting). Tracks call notes, and has built-in emailing tools.
- In addition to all the tools offered in the Starter plan, Nutshell Pro also has sales automation tools, and more reporting options. Also click-to-call and drip emailing capabilities.
Many CRMs offer a free version of their software with severe feature limitations. While appealing to small businesses or solopreneurs, most free versions are simply marketing tools to introduce new users to a paid tier and are not designed to be scalable.