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Usage Fees

Some Main Streets features have usage fees associated with them. Usage fees help keep the fixed costs of our services low for all of our customers. 

Usage fees are billed at the start of each month for activity in the previous month.

 

PayPal, Credit Card and ACH Transactions

In order to process payments using credit or debit cards, a merchant account and gateway are required.  In order to process ACH transactions, an ACH account and gateway are required.  Fees for merchant account, ACH and gateway processing are separate. Please contact us for more details.

Main Street Sites charges no transaction fees for the first six months of payment activity.  After six months of payment processing a $0.10 (ten cent) transaction fee applies for each PayPal, credit/debit card and ACH transaction processed using Back Office.    

 

Email Marketing

Each Main Street Sites customer is given a number of email credits to use each month, based on services they are using.   

The free monthly email credit levels for each service are:

If you have...
...you can send this many free emails per month
a Basic Website 500
a Premium Website 1,500
Back Office 1,500

This means that customers with a Premium website and Back Office can send up to 3,000 free emails each month.  Additional emails in a given month cost $.005 (1/2 of 1 cent) to send.

You will never be charged any additional email fees without your consent. Whenever any additional cost applies you'll be asked to confirm the cost before the emails are sent.

Also, note that these limits only apply to emails sent using the email marketing features. Email notifications for registrations, make-ups, contact us inquiries, etc. are not limited in any way.   

 

Online Store

The Main Street Sites online store feature is available for free with Back Office for up to five active products.  If you wish to sell more products in your store, the following fees will apply: 

Active Products in your Store
Monthly Usage Fee
Up to 5 products
Free!
Up to 100 products
$10
Up to 250 products
$20
 

 

Multiple User Accounts

Premium websites and Back Office accounts support multiple user logins.  In addition to the main administrator login, you can create 5 user accounts at no additional charge. Additional fees apply if you wish to have more than five active user accounts. 

Active User Accounts
Monthly Usage Fee
Up to 5 active user accounts
Free!
Up to 10 active user accounts
$10
More than 10 active user accounts
$20


Third Party Merchant Accounts

For customers in the U.S., Main Street Sites charges a $20 monthly fee for accounts that use a third party merchant account.   We charge this fee because we have found it to be more costly to support customers with third party merchant accounts.  If you would like to avoid this fee, please talk to us about getting a merchant account through one of our preferred processing partners.  We have a "meet or beat" guarantee so you can be confident that you'll get the lowest rates possible.  If you already have a merchant account, we would be happy to match your existing rates.