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  1. WP Site Care

    Disclaimer: I am SUPER stoked for everyone involved in this. It seems like a win all around and I’m really happy for Shayne especially. He’s worked hard for this.

    There’s just one part of the article that doesn’t seem quite right to me:

    This gives WebDevStudios a competitive edge against companies such as WP Site Care, WP Curve, and WP Maintainer that mostly focus mostly on maintenance and support.

    I think there are a few ways to look at that. It definitely makes sense for WebDev to have a retainer offering for their clients. I can’t imagine why they wouldn’t really. That said, I think it’s going to be difficult for them to justify the “smaller” clients. A bigger team with a bigger payroll means anything less than a few hundred bucks a month is going to be hard to maintain (see what I did there?).

    We’ve been approached about acquisition in the past on a number of occasions, but ultimately feel like we’re better built, and can build our business the most in the small to medium business sector of WordPress.

    I guess the point is that I’m not sure they’ll even be considered a “competitor” anymore, since they’ll likely have to shift into serving a different space altogether. That might not be the case, but I’d be surprised if it continued to operate in the same way we see it operating now (other than clients that are grandfathered in).

    My 0.02.

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  2. sanji41

    Hopefully it work out better for them and their Clients. I like the idea of retainer fee, will look how that would work for my Clients. Congrats to WebDevStudios and Shayne!

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