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I was approached by a Vacation Rental company in Santa Fe, NM. They wanted to have their vacation rental property scanned but couldn't deal with the monthly fee to keep the property online.

What are others charging for this - it would potentially be 50-100 homes that would be scanned. Thanks in advance for your wisdom and advice.
Lisa
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I do a lot of work for a vacation rental management company. They have their own Matterport account, I add scans as a collaborator. It just makes sense - they need the models forever. I showed them what I would have to charge them for procedding, hosting and administrative fees, and they opted to get their own account.

Don't forget that having to keep up with hosting fees, whether it be monthly or annually, will be a good bit of work for you, and you have to charge for it. Just make sure your cost is greater than if they got their own account, and they'll see the light.
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Getting their own account might be an excellent solution. Thank you @JohnBecker !!
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I haven't had too many contracts outside of real estate yet, and haven't really had to address ongoing hosting issues, but I've seen others go as high as charging $99/ every additional year. I suspect that are some businesses that are willing to pay $99 year after year to keep their model going, but if they had a number of models, I don't think they'd be keen to pay an excessive amount for each model. Would likely need to offer massive quantity discounts.

Based on my math, if you had a business plan and hosted 300 models and didn't do any processing of models whatsoever, the cost to host each model would be $5/year ($5 x 300 = $1500 and the business account costs $1499/year), so any amount over $5/year/model is past the break even point. Or am I adding that up wrong?

Speaking of which, does anyone know what hosting costs are when you exceed the maximum for your plan?
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Your math sounds about right - I don't know what the hosting costs are when you exceed the max for your plan either.
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Is a MP camera needed for a MP account?
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Maybe if one of the admins has a camera (like if I have the camera) the company can set it up in their name with and make the payments? @JohnBecker is that what you did?
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You don't need a camera to have an account.
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@JohnBecker, to get a hosting account without buying a camera, can a client go to the normal purchase site buy.matterport.com and set the camera quantity to 0 (or just remove it from the cart) or would they have to negotiate this with sales?


According to this Matterport post they don't currently offer hosting-only accounts.

Thanks for clarifying.
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My client contacted Matterport sales.
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Originally Posted by Queen_City_3D
I haven't had too many contracts outside of real estate yet, and haven't really had to address ongoing hosting issues, but I've seen others go as high as charging $99/ every additional year. I suspect that are some businesses that are willing to pay $99 year after year to keep their model going, but if they had a number of models, I don't think they'd be keen to pay an excessive amount for each model. Would likely need to offer massive quantity discounts.

Based on my math, if you had a business plan and hosted 300 models and didn't do any processing of models whatsoever, the cost to host each model would be $5/year ($5 x 300 = $1500 and the business account costs $1499/year), so any amount over $5/year/model is past the break even point. Or am I adding that up wrong?

Speaking of which, does anyone know what hosting costs are when you exceed the maximum for your plan?

COSTS are about .60 per month after the max. I asked.
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