How Do I Upgrade My 3dcart Plan?
Upgrading or Downgrading your 3dcart Plan
You may need to upgrade or downgrade your 3dcart plan to meet the evolving needs of your business. This is easy to do at any time, and this article will explain the details.
Upgrading to a higher-tier plan:
Your 3dcart store is designed to grow with your business as soon as you need it to, so upgrades take place immediately.*
There is no fee for the upgrade process itself, but you will see a prorated fee added to your next bill. Your 3dcart hosting plan is based on a prepaid billing term, and this prorated fee is applied in order to make up the pricing difference between the plan you prepaid for, and the plan to which you upgraded. Our billing department simply calculates the price difference between your old and new plan for the number of days until the end of the current billing cycle. For example:
This example customer's next monthly bill would amount to $88.94, including $65.99 for the next month of the Professional Plan, plus the prorated $22.95 fee to cover the difference between the plans for the second half of the billing cycle during which the customer upgraded. Assuming no further changes are made and the customer remains on the Professional Plan, the next bill would return to the normal monthly rate of $65.99.
Downgrading to a lower-tier plan:
While upgrading is immediate, downgrading takes effect at the beginning of your next billing cycle. This gives you time to plan your downgrade and scale down your store so that it does not exceed any of the limits allowed by the lower-tier plan to which you are downgrading.
Before downgrading, make sure your store does not contain too many products for your chosen lower-tier plan. If you attempt to downgrade to a plan which cannot contain all your store's products, you will receive an error message and must delete products until your store is under the limit.
You should also check the other limits of the plan you downgrade to so you can make an informed decision, such as ensuring that your new bandwidth limit will be adequate for the traffic your store receives.