iScripts has been offering online data backup for consumers over two years under the brand BackupToNet. We have decided to enhance our current solution based on all the customer feedback and experience, and make it into a private label service iScripts customers can offer. So if you ever wanted to start a online data backup service similar to the likes of carbonite, mozy, xdrive etc.. for individuals and small businesses here is your chance.
New product is tentatively named iScripts Backuper. You will receive a white labeled or private labeled client application (its the desktop application for your clients to manage and schedule backups). You will also receive the server software for billing, account management, backup management etc.. Off the shelf, you can start it as a standalone online data backup service. If you have a another business ( say web site hosting or large virtual community) and you want to offer it as a addon service to increase your revenue, there might be some customization required. We will do the customization for you.
We are still working out the details of the new product offering and licensing. We will have more info in the coming weeks. We plan to have the new product solution introduced in the next 2-3 weeks. New versions of client application and server software are in the last stage of beta testing. Our current plan is to offer the white labeled client software for free and can provide unlimited users. If you need private label version, there would be a small additional cost. The server application would be on a monthly license per server, at present it is set at $99.95 per month for the first server. As the software is fairly complex we would install it and configure it for you. naturally this would require you to have a dedicated server or a virtual private server at the least. So the data would be backed up to your server where you choose. So effectively you can start a data backup service for no startup cost and close to $200 per month ( assuming dedicated server for $100 per month)
All of our current products are released as open source ( “source available” for you obsessing about the definition of Opensource). As we are battling the piracy of our proprietary software, this one might be encrypted. This is not the road we had in mind, but looks like it is the one making more and more sense. Please contact us at (312)423-6728 or sales(at)iscripts.com with any questions, comments or feedback about the new product.
We have working demo of the online data backup software ( both server side and desktop client) available at http://www.iscripts.com/backuper/demo.php
In the recent months there was an influx of swapping platform focusing on different vertical / geographical markets. The reason for this increase in the swapping web sites is simple. For a lot of items in the consumer to consumer market place happen way below its intrinsic value.
For example if you try to sell a used text book you paid $100 to your college store, you would be lucky if you get back $20-$30. Try to buy the same book very next day from the same store; it would cost you upwards of $75.00. Why does it happen? It’s not because your college store is greedy. Well, that’s part of the reason.. also all the cost associated with the middleman. Same is the case when you sell your used car to the dealership. If you try to buy the same car from the same dealership, you will be surprised to find out the difference between the buying price and selling price is way off.
When a consumer sell something to a business, normally the transaction happen below it’s intrinsic value.
When a consumer buys a used item from a business it happens above the intrinsic value. Always there is a winner and loser. Unfortunately we have been doing business this way for very long time. Since we invented currency.. Before it we had the barter system. In the barter system, the trades are more equitable.
Recently Newyork times wrote about the new crop of swap websites in this articleYou can spend months of development and a lot of money to create a swapping website. Or you can use the software from Armia Systems, Inc. The swapmeet software is called iScripts eSwap. It is a complete swapping platform to get you to start a swap website within few hours.
iScripts eSwap allows you to set up a swap website with an escrow service. The administrator of the site can specify if the escrow is provided or not. Admin can also specify different categories, commission for listing items for swap. You can have any number of categories and products. It has built in support for paypal and credit card merchant account. The affiliate program allows you to market your swapping site through of referrals.
Users can post items to swap or sell. They can also list items in their wish list so that others would know what they are willing trade.
This comprehensive piece of software is developed in PHP with mySQL database and is piced at only $99.95. as always iScripts engineers are available to provide any customization and to install the software for you. You can purchase the barter software through iScripts.com