Paypal, 2CO & clickbank are out. Nanacast looks great. Thoughts?

by SeanyG 164 replies
Hey guys,

I have pulled my hair out for weeks trying to figure out the best payment solution for a fairly new IMer. I have ruled out Paypal, Clickbank and 2CO for different reasons.

I met Josh Anderson (a Warrior Forum Member) at the Canada Marketing Summit where he talked about his all in one payment processing, content delivery and affiliate management system: Nanacast.com. Josh is awesome and the system seems to be brilliant.

What I would like to know is before I sign up for the $100 per month, has anyone had any bad experiences with this system?

I saw another post mentioning that the member login is cumbersome if they want to access the material in their membership program.

I spoke with another gentleman who said that it may be tough for me to setup and manage because I am new and not very tech-savy.

Now that I have heard all of the awesome things about Nanacast, I want to hear about the downsides of this service as well. Every service has its down sides. What are they for Nanacast?

Thanks in advance,

~Sean
#internet marketing product reviews & ratings #clickbank #nanacast #paypal #screw
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  • Profile picture of the author artwebster
    $1200 a year?

    For a relatively new IMer you have already mentioned two problems that should give you pause for thought.

    I saw another post mentioning that the member login is cumbersome if they want to access the material in their membership program.

    I spoke with another gentleman who said that it may be tough for me to setup and manage because I am new and not very tech-savy.

    Wouldn't it make more sense to use $100 a month or less to learn ways to perform for yourself the tasks that this programme will do for you?
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    • Profile picture of the author ozespirit
      I have dealt with Paypal for years and have never had any problems with them..I have heard some negatives but haven't encountered these issues myself. I have never heard of this nanacast and am wary of anything until I know its tried and true
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      • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
        Originally Posted by ozespirit View Post

        I have dealt with Paypal for years and have never had any problems with them..I have heard some negatives but haven't encountered these issues myself. I have never heard of this nanacast and am wary of anything until I know its tried and true
        Just because you have never heard of something does not mean it is not tried and true...

        Nanacast has been used by publishers since 2006.

        Some of the biggest names in IM have been using Nanacast for years and many more are migrating to it now leaving behind some of the more popular and recognizable named services :-)

        The bulk of our publisher base however operate businesses outside of the IM niche and use Nanacast under several different white label brands and Nanacast has been a staple for premium podcasters in the new media industry for years.

        Also you may not realize this but Nanacast was even promoted right on the top of the Warrior forum by Allen Says:

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    • Profile picture of the author goryan
      Originally Posted by Josh Anderson View Post

      Wouldn't it make more sense to use $100 a month or less to learn ways to perform for yourself the tasks that this programme will do for you?
      Isn't this the whole reason for the program: so that the mundane tedious tasks can be accomplished by the program.

      How much is your time worth? Even if the program saves you only two hours a month? Is your time worth $50 per our??? It is probably worth much more than that.
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      • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
        Hi Ryan,

        For some reason your post attributed that quote to me but I was not the one who said it
        ... so I wanted to clarify and point out who originally posted it:

        Originally Posted by artwebster View Post

        Wouldn't it make more sense to use $100 a month or less to learn ways to perform for yourself the tasks that this programme will do for you?
        I would also like to add:

        It took more than a decade of combined experience in ecommerce development, content delivery development, affiliate management development, new media development, and sales and business automation strategy development to know what to put in the system...

        ....and more than 4 years of programming with the feedback compiled from thousands of users, uncounted thousands of hours of mastermind planning sessions to create the platform for Nanacast.

        Some of the most valuable concepts we have developed came from interacting with individuals and companies small and large and experts in various fields of affiliate automation, email/crm, cpa, ecommerce, new media development etc. along with their own development teams. These are connections that the average person could not pick up the phone and tap let alone get them to use their system and provide technical and end user feedback.

        We have had had a representative of our cooperative invited to speak about our rss/podcast publishing platform at Google Tech talk on the Google campus which google later published on youtube and many other more impressive venues. Our representatives have had private meetings with some of the most significant new media content distribution companies and even with a branch of the most powerful software company in the world to discuss our technology and how it might work with their new media market place.

        All these insights and experiences and all the feedback gained have been combined to create the platform.
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  • Profile picture of the author jdsonline
    I agree with artwebster. For someone just starting out, you would be much better off investing that money in your IM education or your websites themselves than to spend so much on a system that you probably won't be able to get much value out of at this point.

    Best of luck to you!
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    • Profile picture of the author SeanyG
      Originally Posted by JustinK View Post

      Ive had some experience with them. OMg worst in my life. First off it was a giant waste of money. I got limited support....filing complaints take forever to go through. Just pure hell for 100$...
      Thanks for the reply!

      Why was it a 'giant waste of money'? Can you be a little more detailed than that?
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    Sean,

    You have met me personally, I have offered you free advice and assistance many times over the last couple months. We have communicated privately via PM and even met briefly in person in Canada...

    I wanted to note that: "JustinK" who posted a fake review above [Edit: it has since been removed by moderators] after creating an anonymous account in the warrior forum just today....

    ....has never used our service.

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    Any one truly curious about our service may want to review our full featuers list on the Nanacast video faq page and take the 7 day free trial (no credit card required).

    Those who do that will see why so many leave some of the most popular solutions on the net and move their entire business operations into Nanacast:

    Here are a few review videos from various current Nanacast users:










    The best way to know if Nanacast is the right solution for your business is to take the free trial, tour full features list and start using the system yourself...

    I am also sure that many of our satisfied and successful users will post to this thread and offer valuable impressions from the perspective of actual users.
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    • Profile picture of the author SeanyG
      Josh. I meant Screw Paypal, clickbank because Nanacast is the answer...

      I'm sorry if it came off the wrong way.

      I enjoyed meeting you and the assistance you have given me has been brilliant. I have no reason to slag Nanacast considering I am on the verge of signing up.

      Check my recent posts. I've been doing promo for Nanacast.

      Regardless, I will change it so that it isn't taken that way!




      Originally Posted by Josh Anderson View Post

      Sean,

      You have met me personally, I have offered you free advice and assistance many times over the last couple months. We have communicated privately via PM and even met briefly in person in Canada...

      Now, though I do not think you meant this but I find your post quite offensive and I request you change the subject.

      There is no reason for you to say "screw" my service when I have done nothing but try and assist you in the best way possible with no charge whatsoever. Also you have never used our service.

      So please edit the subject of your post because its an insult and its not appropriate.

      I know you are looking for constructive feedback but if you just want to speak to a just a few of our Nanacast/Mixiv/Premiumcast publishers then here are some you can contact privately:

      Barry Goss - LWL Media | E-commerce & Affiliate Management - A Division of LWLWorldwide.com
      Ed Dale - Thirty Day Challenge
      Steve Prussack - Raw Vegan Radio
      Cornelius Fitchtner - The Project Management Podcast? - Home
      Mike Koenigs and Frank Kern - Frank Kern and Michael Koenigs Present the Paid for Life System
      Dan Klass - THEBITTERESTPILL.COM
      Scott Lundergan - Concept To Completion Website Video Marketing Solutions
      Paul Colligan and Alex Mandossian - Podcast Secrets 2009 TOO LATE ...

      Btw.. I doubt JustinK has ever used our service.
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      • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
        Originally Posted by SeanyG View Post

        Thanks for the reply!

        Why was it a 'giant waste of money'? Can you be a little more detailed than that?
        I doubt that forum troll who just created his warrior forum account today, just so he could post that fake review, can give you any more details since he has never been a paid user of our system ;-)

        Also you may want to check out the features list on Nanacast and take the 7 day free trial (no credit card required) if you have not done so already.
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        • Profile picture of the author SeanyG
          Originally Posted by Josh Anderson View Post

          Seeking a review from someone who just created their account today and likely has never had a full publisher account at our service is not going to yield much fruit ;-)

          I smell a troll.
          Agreed.

          I don't give that reply any weight.

          Again, Josh I didn't mean any offense by this post. I am just trying to be a savvy shopper. In the past I have always jumped at exciting business opportunities and got burned because of it.

          Now that I have heard all of the awesome things your service can do (it fits my needs to a T), I wanted to do one check to see if anyone was having issues with your system.
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          • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
            I am just trying to be a savvy shopper. In the past I have always jumped at exciting business opportunities and got burned because of it.
            Of course. Which is why you should check out the video training and overview and create a free account and take the 7 day test drive which requires no credit card.

            The most important decision anyone in online business can make is to find the system that fits their needs whatever system that happens to be. It is far better for both the client and the service providers if the client is happy using the right system for them than to be an unhappy client using the wrong system for their needs.
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            • Profile picture of the author SeanyG
              I agree about the subject attracting the wrong attention.

              I took the 7 day free trial and watched all of the videos! Thats why I'm posting this. It fits my needs perfectly. It almost seems too good to be true. :p
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    • Profile picture of the author goryan
      Originally Posted by Josh Anderson View Post

      Any one truly curious about our service may want to review our full overview videos and featuers list on the Nanacast video faq page and take the 7 day free trial by signing up as an affiliate only on the main registration page and logging in and clicking the red 7 day trial link inside their account (no credit card required).
      Good to know that you guys have an affiliate program as it did not seem to obvious that you did on your Nanacast site.
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    • Profile picture of the author Brad Spencer
      Originally Posted by Josh Anderson View Post

      Sean,

      You have met me personally, I have offered you free advice and assistance many times over the last couple months. We have communicated privately via PM and even met briefly in person in Canada...

      I know you are looking for constructive feedback but if you just want to speak to a just a few of our Nanacast/Mixiv/Premiumcast publishers then here are some you can contact privately:

      Barry Goss - LWL Media | E-commerce & Affiliate Management - A Division of LWLWorldwide.com
      Ed Dale - Thirty Day Challenge
      Steve Prussack - Raw Vegan Radio
      Cornelius Fitchtner - The Project Management Podcast? - Home
      Mike Koenigs and Frank Kern - Frank Kern and Michael Koenigs Present the Paid for Life System
      Dan Klass - THEBITTERESTPILL.COM
      Scott Lundergan - Concept To Completion Website Video Marketing Solutions
      Paul Colligan and Alex Mandossian - Podcast Secrets 2009 TOO LATE ...

      "JustinK" who posted his fake review above after creating an anonymous account in the warrior forum today has never used our service.

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      Any one truly curious about our service may want to review our full overview videos and featuers list on the Nanacast video faq page and take the 7 day free trial by signing up as an affiliate only on the main registration page and logging in and clicking the red 7 day trial link inside their account (no credit card required).

      Those who do that will see why so many leave some of the most popular solutions on the net and move their entire business operations into Nanacast:

      Nanacast Full Features List - Video FAQ and How To

      No review will do better than actually seeing our full features list and using the system yourself... but I am sure that many of our satisfied and successful users will post to this thread and offer their impressions.
      Love it...glad I got it...wouldn't use anything else.

      Enough said?

      Josh thanks for this system and I am glad I found my home.

      Cheers,

      Brad
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  • Profile picture of the author pavondunbar
    Josh:

    From this thread and the responses you have given regarding this Nanacast service...

    I truly admire how professional you are with reference to your service and those on here that tried to bash it...

    Keep up the good customer service...there are some clients that you will never ever satisfy no matter how much you bend to their will...

    That's life...

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  • Profile picture of the author GrowthMastery
    It seems that $100 per month is too dear of a price to pay for an ecommerce solution.
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
    It seems that $100 per month is too dear of a price to pay for an ecommerce solution.
    That would be because you do not know what the "ecommerce solution" does and how much money it makes people ;-)

    This "ecommerce solution" is one of the internet's best content delivery and ecommerce automation systems.

    It surpasses all others in features and capabilities including on demand print and physical product continuity and unlimited membership site creation.

    We feature unlimited one click upsell and downsell integration and micro continuity automation.

    We also offer premium podcasting, rss publishing, and membership blog automation and are the only system that can offer this plus full integration with Aweber, Getresponse, and third party autoresponders with auto subscription and auto unsubscription to Aweber and Getresponse.

    It costs hundreds of dollars a month less than high end services that do less and just one or two features in our system provide the potential for companies to earn hundreds of thousands of dollars more a year just by implementing them into their sales process.

    Anyone who does not see the value of it has not tried it and it's free to try as mentioned above...

    Btw... it's cheaper than using Clickbank.

    In fact my system will save you hundreds of dollars a month over using clickbank if you sell any significant volume and it can make you thousands of dollars more.

    You see clickbank charges 7.5% on every transaction and 9% on recurring. This is far more costly than the flat fee you pay using our system. Plus our system automates the "one click" upsell and downsell process, allows you to create and automate the sale and delivery of digital and physical products as well as premium podcasts, rss feeds and memberships.

    When you see major launches by big name gurus using OTO or upsell offers, continuity, micro continuity, and physical product packages...

    That is what our system does. It puts that power in your hands, makes it simple to do, and automates the entire process.

    Also don't forget you can register a free account and take the 7 day free trial (no credit card required) if you have not done so already and watch these introductory training videos to get started.

    No review will do better than actually using the system yourself.
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  • Profile picture of the author lakshaybehl
    Wow...

    Looks good.

    Josh, you remember the PM I sent you earlier today? Does Nanacast do everything I am looking for.

    Also, can it easily be fully integrated with Aweber?

    Also, does it have complete payment system inbuilt?

    Currently I am using Wordpress and Amemebr... but looks like Nanacast would be cheaper... I need a new Amember licence for every site I start.

    I am really getting excited. Problem is- I do not see a 14 day trial signup link. Homepage asks me for $97 upfront...

    Please let me know Josh...

    Looks like Nanacast is the answer to all my problems.

    -Lakshay
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    • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
      Also, can it easily be fully integrated with Aweber?
      The nanacast platform is the only complete ecommerce + membership site creation system that is integrated with Aweber.

      Just log in to your aweber account and click on email parsers and you will see it in the email parser list:


      The trial signup link is found on Nanacast.com's home page.

      Yes, Nanacast does everything you are looking for including one click upsells with credit card checkout.

      We can help ALL US and Canadian applicants and many international applicants obtain an Authorize.net enabled merchant account.

      If you can incorporate in the EU you might qualify for a PayPal Website Payments Pro, or www.Eway.co.uk gateway enabled merchant account or possibly a Durango Merchant Services or NMI gateway enabled merchant account.

      You can also process via PayPal standard and 2checkout but one click upsells only work with a real merchant account.
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  • Profile picture of the author lakshaybehl
    Wow... Awesome stuff, Josh.

    I never thought it would ever be possible to add people to my Aweber list automatically.

    Just one last question (Guess I will be able to get most of my 'other' answers inside the Nanacast area once I play around with things a little.)

    I am looking at Durango-Direct for accepting credit cards and I have almost completed my research so 99% I am going with them. Is Nanacast compatible with that? If it is, I can safely say goodbye to aMember Pro ...

    Everything's looking bright today... Thank GOD.

    -Lakshay
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  • Profile picture of the author lakshaybehl
    Josh, also if I am not mistaken I think 1clickupsells are not valid for Paypal Payments... am I right?

    -Lakshay
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    • Profile picture of the author SeanyG
      Originally Posted by lakshaybehl View Post

      Josh, also if I am not mistaken I think 1clickupsells are not valid for Paypal Payments... am I right?

      -Lakshay
      Curious to hear this one as well.

      As a side note, a few people mentioned that $100 per month is too much. Here is how I break it down based on $2000 on sales per month for my business.

      My business heavily relies on continuity so I would be charged 9% through clickbank. Nanacast is only 2 - 3% (merchant account and gateway fees).

      If I do $2000 in sales:

      Clickbank costs: $2000 x 9% = $180
      Nanacast costs: $2000 x 3% + $97 = $157

      So I am saving on a monthly basis AND I have WAY more features available to me and control over my business than a clickbank or 2CO.

      Too expensive?
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      • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
        Originally Posted by SeanyG View Post

        Curious to hear this one as well.

        As a side note, a few people mentioned that $100 per month is too much. Here is how I break it down based on $2000 on sales per month for my business.

        My business heavily relies on continuity so I would be charged 9% through clickbank. Nanacast is only 2 - 3% (merchant account and gateway fees).

        If I do $2000 in sales:

        Clickbank costs: $2000 x 9% = $180
        Nanacast costs: $2000 x 3% + $97 = $157

        So I am saving on a monthly basis AND I have WAY more features available to me and control over my business than a clickbank or 2CO.

        Too expensive?
        Exactly!

        So many people do not realize that they pay far more, make less, and have fewer features when they think they are saving money ;-)

        If you increase that figure to just $4000 a month with clickbank you will be paying $360 a month and you will be saving nearly $150 a month by using nanacast!

        The reality is that by using nanacast given the figures you showed as an example you will be saving 6% of your bottom line.

        That means that by nanacast you will keep 6% of your total revenue that you otherwise would be loosing with clickbank plus you will have more features and a better more profitable sales funnel... not to mention a far more reliable affiliate tracking system.
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        • Profile picture of the author Barry Goss
          To anyone sitting around here wishing, hoping, accessing, analyzing, wanting to have "100% guarantees" about everything you do or get involved in (goes for Life in general, not just e-commerce stuff), here's my fairly "clear" and "succinct" message:

          Quit Majoring in Minor Crap !

          You can find "faults" in practically everything in life, if you look hard enough. The key is to just engage -- try out things yourself. Skippidy do da down your own damn yellow brick road knowing, without question, you're going to run into an “apple-throwing tree” or some "flying monkey" every now and then.

          Okay, enough ranting about paralysis by analysis. For more Wizard of Oz Wisdom, click here.

          Now, on to Nanacast...

          I echo everything Josh says above. In addition, he comes from a place of having gone through e-commerce craziness, as in seeing what has and hasn't worked over the past 10 years or so.

          Believe it or not, the seemingly mindless, mechanical, and beyond technical aspects of payment processing, order-taking, content & customer management, product delivery and affiliate tracking can indeed be head-ache free... and FUN to do!

          Well, fun and profitable that is, only WHEN you have the RIGHT platform to manage EVERYTHING under ONE centralized "web-based" control panel.

          Look, just do as Josh suggests:

          "That is what our system does. It puts that power in your hands, makes it simple to do, and automates the entire process.

          Also don't forget you can register a free account and take the 7 day free trial (no credit card required) if you have not done so already and watch these introductory training videos to get started:

          Viral and Premium Account Training

          No review will do better than actually using the system yourself"
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      • Profile picture of the author lakshaybehl
        Originally Posted by SeanyG View Post

        Curious to hear this one as well.

        As a side note, a few people mentioned that $100 per month is too much. Here is how I break it down based on $2000 on sales per month for my business.

        My business heavily relies on continuity so I would be charged 9% through clickbank. Nanacast is only 2 - 3% (merchant account and gateway fees).

        If I do $2000 in sales:

        Clickbank costs: $2000 x 9% = $180
        Nanacast costs: $2000 x 3% + $97 = $157

        So I am saving on a monthly basis AND I have WAY more features available to me and control over my business than a clickbank or 2CO.

        Too expensive?
        Now, when you are doing $20K, the savings will be ginormous... Right? And the serious players do as much as $200K or $2MM in a month... For them CB/PP would be a nightmare.

        Great Job..


        -Lakshay
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        • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
          Originally Posted by lakshaybehl View Post

          Now, when you are doing $20K, the savings will be ginormous... Right? And the serious players do as much as $200K or $2MM in a month... For them CB/PP would be a nightmare.

          Great Job..


          -Lakshay
          Precisely... so many people are completely ignorant that Clickbank is the most expensive payment processor in the industry and with less features and no sales funnel integration you are loosing far more than just on the fees.

          Durango-direct claim over 95% acceptance rate for international merchants. That is on their website. If that is true, then why do you say we need to incorporate in EU?
          You have to understand the game... Durango will just set you up with a merchant account... but what you need to use our system is either an Authorize.net enabled or Durgango Merchant Services enabled gateway..

          Durango is like a last choice for those like your self in areas of the world where you may not qualify for a merchant account that works with one of those two gateways.

          Authorize.net is a far better choice... so I suggest you first try our foreign application and then if you do not qualify and you are dead set on wanting one click upsell capabilities your only other option will be to incorporate in the EU which will qualify you for a Durango Gateway.

          Its just more complicated because you are in India. For others they do not need to jump through any of those hoops.
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          • Profile picture of the author lakshaybehl
            Originally Posted by Josh Anderson View Post

            Precisely... so many people are completely ignorant that Clickbank is the most expensive payment processor in the industry and with less features and no sales funnel integration you are loosing far more than just on the fees.



            You have to understand the game... Durango will just set you up with a merchant account... but what you need to use our system is either an Authorize.net enabled or Durgango Merchant Services enabled gateway..

            Durango is like a last choice for those like your self in areas of the world where you may not qualify for a merchant account that works with one of those two gateways.

            Authorize.net is a far better choice... so I suggest you first try our foreign application and then if you do not qualify and you are dead set on wanting one click upsell capabilities your only other option will be to incorporate in the EU which will qualify you for a Durango Gateway.

            Its just more complicated because you are in India. For others they do not need to jump through any of those hoops.
            Well, thanks. I now better understand it.

            But I sincerely hope I can get an Authorize.net account and gateway... Even if that's just for my small ticket where I really need all these upsells. Really I do. And I am willing to go to great lengths to get it.

            I have already signed up for Authortize.net through that Nanacast link... How many days does it take to know the status? I really hope I go through... (Warriors pray for me please)

            Can you please point me to some information related to incorporating in EU? That seems like a viable Plan B. 1 click upsells is what I have been wanting to do for so long and I know I have lost revenue due to lack of that.

            Here are some stats I took out from a split test with Upsells I did in March with one small website (the CB way)

            CONTROL: Sales Letter -> Upsell Page -> CB
            Visitors: 2945
            Sales (only front end) : 5
            Sales (With upsell) : 3
            Money Made: 5*97 + 3*(97+37) = $887
            $/Visitor: $0.30

            TEST: Sales letter -> CB (No upsells)
            Visitors: 3192
            Sales : 10
            Money Made: $970
            $/Visitor: $0.30

            Now I haven't taken into account the money CB charges me... But its pretty much the same in both cases.

            RESULT: WITHOUT 1 click upsell technology I eighter end up making almost 0 money from my upsells OR I end up annoying people badly by sending them to pay now pages twice.

            So I definitely need 1 click upsells. And for that I need Authroize.net OR durango... durango I can get if I incorporate in EU but that's Plan B.

            Anyways, can you please point me to some information related to incorporating in EU?

            -Lakshay
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      • Profile picture of the author Danny Turner
        Originally Posted by SeanyG View Post


        Here is how I break it down based on $2000 on sales per month for my business.

        My business heavily relies on continuity so I would be charged 9% through clickbank. Nanacast is only 2 - 3% (merchant account and gateway fees).

        If I do $2000 in sales:

        Clickbank costs: $2000 x 9% = $180
        Nanacast costs: $2000 x 3% + $97 = $157

        Bit confused please clafiry someone
        $2000 x 3% - To use this system one needs a authorize.net or similar account +
        cc merchant account??? so would there be extra fees involved there?
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        • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
          Originally Posted by Danny Turner View Post

          Bit confused please clafiry someone
          $2000 x 3% - To use this system one needs a authorize.net or similar account +
          cc merchant account??? so would there be extra fees involved there?
          A merchant account % depends on what the provider gives you but for example a common % is around 2.4%-3.4% then you pay the gateway per transaction charge of $.30 and a gateway monthly fee around $25 per month.

          Clickbank charges you 9.9% on recurring subscription transactions.

          They charge 7.5% on one time transactions

          They charge a $1 per transaction fee.

          They are one of the most expensive payment processors in the industry.

          You could keep as much as 7%+ of you residual revenue for continuity programs by not using them... and since they are feature poor just about any system that offers back end sales funnel automation will make you more money.

          Using clickbank to process your own referrals and organic traffic like saying "sure I'd like to make 7% less."
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  • Profile picture of the author Maria Gudelis
    Nanacast is the technology platform to go with - solves all my issues with various other delivery mechanisms (shoot - it even integrates with kunaki and vervante for physical delivery), has the OTO and dynamic pricing built in - plus easy affiliate program...haven't even approached Josh yet for the merchant account he hooks you up with!

    I am moving all my stuff and my offline clients 'info-products' I create with them to the nanacast platform - the videos are great as well - the 'tutorials'

    My view of it is that it is the Ferrari of a delivery platform with lots more and yes I bought it while watching Josh on ustream on the canada marketing summit seminar.

    I've also had great experiences with support/help from Josh and his team - here is one example, last night I entered a support ticket and within 30 minutes got the answer from Josh so not sure why one in this thread would say there was no support.

    Anyway - my team is 'uber' excited about this technology platform and yes the login might have been a bit cumbersome to get access - but shoot - worth it! so what - I spent 5 extra minutes registering myself after paying... ..Plus Josh shares great advice on how to sell etc. that alone is worth a pretty penny - the extra increase in sales for the OTO's -
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    • Profile picture of the author lakshaybehl
      Originally Posted by Maria Gudelis View Post

      Nanacast is the technology platform to go with - solves all my issues with various other delivery mechanisms (shoot - it even integrates with kunaki and vervante for physical delivery), has the OTO and dynamic pricing built in - plus easy affiliate program...haven't even approached Josh yet for the merchant account he hooks you up with!

      I am moving all my stuff and my offline clients 'info-products' I create with them to the nanacast platform - the videos are great as well - the 'tutorials'

      My view of it is that it is the Ferrari of a delivery platform with lots more and yes I bought it while watching Josh on ustream on the canada marketing summit seminar.

      I've also had great experiences with support/help from Josh and his team - here is one example, last night I entered a support ticket and within 30 minutes got the answer from Josh so not sure why one in this thread would say there was no support.

      Anyway - my team is 'uber' excited about this technology platform and yes the login might have been a bit cumbersome to get access - but shoot - worth it! so what - I spent 5 extra minutes registering myself after paying... ..Plus Josh shares great advice on how to sell etc. that alone is worth a pretty penny - the extra increase in sales for the OTO's -
      Know what Maria?

      One of the very first programs I plan to launch using Nanacast.com (Fairly certain now) is Ultra Uber Achiver Club... So yes, in a sense we are also way too excited about this.

      -Lakshay
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
    Originally Posted by lakshaybehl
    Josh, also if I am not mistaken I think 1clickupsells are not valid for Paypal Payments... am I right?

    -Lakshay
    You are absolutely correct as I have already stated in this thread.

    There is no way anyone can do one click upsells without a merchant account in any system which is why I have posted a couple times in this thread describing exactly how you, as you are in India, can get one:

    If you can incorporate in the EU you might qualify for a PayPal Website Payments Pro, or www.Eway.co.uk gateway enabled merchant account or possibly a Durango Merchant Services or NMI gateway enabled merchant account.

    You can also process via PayPal standard and 2checkout but one click upsells only work with a real merchant account.
    We provide applications to Authorize.net enabled merchant accounts available to 100% of American and Canadian applicants.

    With our system you can do OTO with paypal but the only way to make the upsell a "one click" upsell which means that the client does not have to reenter their CC data is to use a merchant account because our system needs to capture the CC data to do that.
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    • Profile picture of the author lakshaybehl
      Originally Posted by Josh Anderson View Post

      You are absolutely correct as I have already stated in this thread.

      There is no way anyone can do one click upsells without a merchant account in any system which is why I have posted a couple times in this thread describing exactly how you, as you are in India, can get one:

      We provide applications to Authorize.net enabled merchant accounts available to 100% of American and Canadian applicants as well as a high percentage of international applicants (see my previous posts).

      With our system you can do OTO with paypal but the only way to make the upsell a "one click" upsell which means that the client does not have to reenter their CC data is to use a merchant account because our system needs to capture the CC data to do that.
      Josh,

      Durango-direct claim over 95% acceptance rate for international merchants. That is on their website. If that is true, then why do you say we need to incorporate in EU? Also, if the numbers on their website are true, I believe that you might be having an even better success rate than the average general acceptance rate for anyone else. Right?

      I know nothing about incorporating in EU. Josh, can you please help me with that? You Know that I am damn serious and have been unable to maximize business because of the lack of proper payment processors. I am already falling in love with Nanacast... Authorize.net or Durango is the last missing piece of the puzzle. I am willing to take the action required to incorporate in EU... as long as it really helps me be with Durango. I need your help on this, Josh and I am asking for that

      I just completed the application process for Authorize.net through the link you provided above... And I hope to hear some good news very soon.

      -Lakshay
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
    Lakshay,

    1. I will not be able to help you create a business entity or incorporate. I don't do that. You will need to do your own research and find your own way on that.

    2. The form will go to our partner and it will be completely up to them on whether they can process it or not which will bear largely on whether they have a merchant provider that integrates with Authorize.net that will handle India accounts.

    So that is as far as I am able to discuss those subjects as I have nothing more to offer you in information on that end.

    Also the upsell examples you listed are not the type we are talking about... ours would be one click offers after the initial order is processed. In other words it would have no impact at all on front end sales and it is guaranteed to increase back end sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author Karen Connell
    This is a very helpful and enlightening thread - Thank you.

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    • Profile picture of the author SeanyG
      Here are the exact numbers:

      Charge Today Merchant Account Fees (the merchant account Nanacast set me up with)
      $10 per month
      2.19% +.$25 transaction fee

      Authorize.net (the gateway Nanacast set me up with)
      $20 per month
      $.10 transaction fee

      Nanacast
      $97 / month

      Totals:
      $127 / month USD

      $.35 USD processing fee
      2.19% transaction fee



      This is a WAY cheaper solution than any other option out there (Clickbank 9%).
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    Yup, it is --, now quit pontificating and analyzing the hell outta it and go forth and prosper with it....
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  • Profile picture of the author Its Trish
    nanacast looks great but there's no admin area demo (or maybe i missed it?).
    i watched Josh's videos but after a long period of watching I just couldn't do it any more just to find out how a few things worked. (that's where an online demo would really shine)
    So to Josh, or any nanacast users, can you let me know.......


    1) Is the nanacast software this hosted or installed on my server?
    2) Is there a Joomla plug-in?
    3) Can it be setup to roll with ButterflyMarketing style?

    4) Can I setup multiple limited-access Admins?
    5) Is this feature available? On-the-fly PDF customization
    6) Is this feature available? DRM for ebooks (with remote de-activation)

    7) Your video mentions its great for marketing physical products and works well with disk.com. Will it send my customer's order info (including shipping address) to disk.com or another fulfillment center?

    8) Your video mentions it works with continuity programs.
    Now, what about physical products (mentioned in item 6) PLUS continuity....

    ....(7a) My continuity customers will get a DVD every month.
    ....Does nanacast work with disk.com to make that happen automatically?

    ....(7b) and if I want to do in-house shipping of the DVDs to my continuity customers,
    ....will nanacast allow me to print mailing labels?
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    • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
      The videos linked from the "How To" page top corner especially these three (the playlist pops open from page below) will show you various areas of the publisher account where you run everything from:

      Viral and Premium Account Training

      1) Is the nanacast software this hosted or installed on my server?
      The system is an online service. No scripts to install. Run unlimited sites with it.

      2) Is there a Joomla plug-in?
      We provide an api you can use to integrate with third party scripts.

      We provide a wordpress plugin... but joomla you will need to do via the api or hire someone to do for you.
      3) Can it be setup to roll with ButterflyMarketing style?
      Not sure what that means... but yes, it likely does most everything BFM does and definitely a lot more.

      Its not really a me too... we do most everything you would want but you will find we take a different smoother approach than most others.

      4) Can I setup multiple limited-access Admins?
      Yes for billing and customer service type purposes ie. if you have a support staff you can create limited access accounts so they can help you manage your customer support.

      5) Is this feature available? On-the-fly PDF customization
      No but there are already great pdf branding apps out there. Viral PDF is one.

      6) Is this feature available? DRM for ebooks (with remote de-activation)
      You can use our API and integrate with drm scripts if you want... however I think a better approach is to publish content as membership sites. That way you can not only update the content in real time but it makes your site sticky and gives you more chances to build relationships and sell.

      Our membership content system has plenty of automated access security... refund - access ends, stop paying - access ends, IP access limits etc.
      7) Your video mentions its great for marketing physical products and works well with disk.com. Will it send my customer's order info (including shipping address) to disk.com or another fulfillment center?
      Sure we provide out of the box integration/automation on demand with disk, vervante and kunaki, we also integrate with PMI fulfillment and you can use our API to integrate with any fulfillment house.

      You can also use our autoated notification system to send email notifications with selected fields for fulfillment either in house or to any other fulfillment house you may be using.

      8) Your video mentions it works with continuity programs.
      Now, what about physical products (mentioned in item 6) PLUS continuity....
      We do it better than any other system

      Every type of continuity (micro, forced, bump, trial, multi pay, recurring,) and we have specially desiged features for physical continuity in our billing system.

      You can do physical continuity with traditional fulfillment or you can do it on demand for disks, books, binders, combo packs, news letters etc.

      Dvd, book, cd, newsletter of the week, month... whatever we can do it.

      True on demand with no up front costs as well if you use Vervante.com Disk and kunaki require some front load.

      Heck we can even broadcast on demand print products to the door steps of subscriber bases.

      Think of email autoresponder and broadcast system except for physical... that's what we can do.

      ....(7a) My continuity customers will get a DVD every month.
      ....Does nanacast work with disk.com to make that happen automatically?
      Yes
      ....(7b) and if I want to do in-house shipping of the DVDs to my continuity customers,
      ....will nanacast allow me to print mailing labels?
      Nanacast will email you or send via api any info you capture in the sales process and you can even define which fields you capture get sent to whom.... if say you have a shipping department and a phone lead follow up department.

      You will need to print your own labels.
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      • Profile picture of the author Its Trish
        Thanks Josh for your detailed
        answers to all my q's !!!
        (7b) and if I want to do in-house shipping of the DVDs to my continuity customers,
        will nanacast allow me to print mailing labels?
        Yes
        Nanacast will email you or send via api any info you capture in the sales process
        You're saying the system sends an email
        every time a new order is processed.

        Actually what I'm after is this...

        Let's say someone has 2,000 members in their continuity program.
        It would be desirable for Nanacast to be able to export a database
        with selected fields (name/address/zip) of active continuity program members.
        That db could then be manually loaded into xyz software used to print mailing labels.

        I'm gonna assume this can be done in Nanacast by doing a customer search
        and refining the search to pull only active continuity program members.
        Then once the search results are displayed on screen, one could
        click an "export" link to save the search results to their PC as a delimited db.

        Josh would it go that way, and if not then what process could be used?

        trish : - )
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        • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
          Originally Posted by Its Trish View Post

          Thanks Josh for your detailed
          answers to all my q's !!!


          You're saying the system sends an email
          every time a new order is processed.

          Actually what I'm after is this...

          Let's say someone has 2,000 members in their continuity program.
          It would be desirable for Nanacast to be able to export a database
          with selected fields (name/address/zip) of active continuity program members.
          That db could then be manually loaded into xyz software used to print mailing labels.
          Yes, Nanacast has export of subscriber lists and also refined record search options.
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    • Profile picture of the author ibuyhomz
      Hi Its Trish,

      I noticed your questions to Josh about nanacast and I wanted to follow up with you.

      I also use Joomla and wanted to know if you have set up anything with nanacast yet that interfaces with joomla?

      Great questions for Josh too. What kind of business are you tied to?

      I specialize in real estate training, investing and marketing & speaking. Looking to do more JV's or teleseminars, etc.

      I have about 100 domains and am working on getting various products launched and automated as quickly as I can.
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      • Profile picture of the author Its Trish
        Originally Posted by ibuyhomz View Post

        I also use Joomla and wanted to know if you have set up anything with nanacast yet that interfaces with joomla?
        ibuyhomz,

        Sorry I cannot help you there because
        I have not yet signed up with Nanacast,
        and, I don't have any live joomla-based sites.

        .. > I tried PM but your box is full.

        Look like the WF's new PM mailbox limit is 10
        so I'm full at the moment.

        trish : - )
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        • Profile picture of the author Its Trish
          Hi Josh,

          I'm pretty much ready to pull the trigger with NC
          except for the fact that I haven't yet decided on
          which email system to use. (currently I'm on
          a dedicated server with lousy deliverability)

          Aweber is going to cost about $600/month for my list size,
          so I want to take my time in deciding on the right email solution.
          If you have any suggestions for a lower-cost but robust
          email system with good deliverability, let me know.

          (I think lots of folks here would like to
          hear what you have to say on the subject)

          trish : - )
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          • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
            I just listed all the industry leading email list management services that nanacast integrates with (see my previous post). I suggest comparing them and their prices and going with the one that best meets your needs...

            And for those who think that they cannot afford the professional hosted solutions (crazy if you think that way) we also integrate with Autoresponse Plus which is a self hosted service and only a one time fee.

            Originally Posted by Its Trish View Post

            Hi Josh,

            I'm pretty much ready to pull the trigger with NC
            except for the fact that I haven't yet decided on
            which email system to use. (currently I'm on
            a dedicated server with lousy deliverability)

            Aweber is going to cost about $600/month for my list size,
            so I want to take my time in deciding on the right email solution.
            If you have any suggestions for a lower-cost but robust
            email system with good deliverability, let me know.

            (I think lots of folks here would like to
            hear what you have to say on the subject)

            trish : - )
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            • Profile picture of the author Its Trish
              Originally Posted by pearsonbrown View Post

              How big is your list, Trish? I have about 65,000 and pay Aweber about $80 a month.
              Pearson,

              You're only paying $80 because you signed up
              with AWeber before their May 2008 price increase.
              ( warriorforum.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=246361 )


              Originally Posted by Josh Anderson

              We also support the following additional email/postcard/crm solutions for automatically adding and removing clients to and from lists and follow up campaigns:

              Aweber, Getresponse, Constant Contact, iContact, Mail Chimp, Analytic Approach, Send Pepper, and Office Autopilot.
              Originally Posted by Its Trish

              Aweber is going to cost about $600/month for my list size,
              so I want to take my time in deciding on the right email solution.
              If you have any suggestions for a lower-cost but robust
              email system with good deliverability, let me know.

              (I think lots of folks here would like to
              hear what you have to say on the subject)
              Originally Posted by Josh Anderson View Post

              I just listed all the industry leading email list management services that nanacast integrates with (see my previous post). I suggest comparing them and their prices and going with the one that best meets your needs...
              Josh,

              I already have the list of services, and
              know how to compare feature lists & pricing.

              What I was asking for was your opinion
              and expert advice.

              trish : - )
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              • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
                Originally Posted by Its Trish View Post

                Josh,

                I already have the list of services, and
                know how to compare feature lists & pricing.

                What I was asking for was your opinion
                and expert advice.

                trish : - )
                And I have already given it ;-)

                All the services we integrate with have their pros and cons... Aweber is double optin and some of the others aren't, some cost more than others and some cost by volume of email sent and others cost by volume of subscribers, some like Mail Chimp have TOS that prohibit certain activities and markets, some have interfaces and statistical analysis that you may like more than others, a couple offer integrated postcard marketing, some offer more advanced analytical tracking and follow up trigger features, etc.

                The only question you asked was related to your concern about the expense of autoresponder solutions... so I mentioned an affordable and popular self hosted script which is Autoresponse Plus which is a script you host and only costs a one time fee.


                Personally I would rather pay one of the services we integrate with to handle the complexities and politics of running the email/crm platform I use instead.

                This is a decision that only you can make. Only you know the needs of your business and the markets you will be doing business in and what your specific needs are.

                All the companies and solutions we integrate with are highly recommended and happily used by many. Every solution is different and each offers its own features and pricing which you need to review.

                Once you have decided on the couple that fit your needs you might post a thread in the WF review forum asking for opinions on those specific providers and based on that choose the one you think will best fit your needs.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Stigson
    Very ignorant comments (bashers) in here... If you think $100 is too expensive you need to re-think something RIGHT now... and that's your GOAL for your business... If $100 A month isn't a TOTALLY INSIGNIFICANT business expense you are thinking WAAAAAAAAAAY to "small"... THINK BIGGER..Think "I'm going to have 10,000 clients paying me $100 a month", so who cares if I pay $100 to have it all conveniently automated

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    • Profile picture of the author SeanyG
      Originally Posted by Chris Stigson View Post

      Very ignorant comments (bashers) in here... If you think $100 is too expensive you need to re-think something RIGHT now... and that's your GOAL for your business... If $100 A month isn't a TOTALLY INSIGNIFICANT business expense you are thinking WAAAAAAAAAAY to "small"... THINK BIGGER..Think "I'm going to have 10,000 clients paying me $100 a month", so who cares if I pay $100 to have it all conveniently automated

      - Chris
      After getting Nanacast going and seeing what a great system it is, I will second what Chris says. Its worth the $ and the $ is nothing if you are setting up your business properly!
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  • Profile picture of the author shermancox
    I just launched a membership site using nanacast and my authorize.net account. I am overjoyed with the system. My membership is a Fixed term membership ala Jimmy D. Brown/Russel Brunson. My niche has some users who are not that expereineced and yet I have not heard any problems about loging in. I have asked everyone have they had any problems and everyone who rsponded said they have had no problems.

    Granted my site ain't that big...only 40 members now...but I am very happy after 1 week...I am moving all of my stuff off of 1shoppingcart to nanacast...

    On another note...The idea that 100 bucks is too much money for all that nanacast does is absolutely rediculous. You get just about everything that 1shoppingcart does...plus you get a full membership site with drip-feed of new content and you get 1 click upsells...you even get automatic connection to kunaki...

    I am a great believer in this thing...
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  • Profile picture of the author bradjackson
    Hey Josh, I've been hearing good things about nanacast in my circles and JV's in the Real Estate community.

    I have a couple sites, just getting one of them going now and using Ultracar t on it. Primary reason for Ultracart was their one click upsell/downsell technology.

    However, my curiosity is really peaked with Nanacast...and would be interested in looking into it more before initiating a major launch.

    But I noticed you're not offering Free Trials any more...or am I missing something?
    Appreciate it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
    Hi Brad,

    To take a totally free 7 day trial that requires no credit card do the following:

    1. Go to Nanacast.com and choose affiliate only on the registration form.

    2. Once you have registered, confirmed your email address, and logged in you will see a red 7 day free trial option in the left menu.

    3. Click the 7 day free trial option and activate it and your account will then be upgraded to a full viral premium account for 7 days.

    4. You may upgrade at any time during or after your 7 day trial by going to My Account > Manage Account Type in the left menu.

    Be sure to watch these three videos from our How To section especially the overview which demonstrates the membership wizard and where I talk about why as a strategy I use it for every offer I create including one off products:

    Viral and Premium Account Training

    To answer your questions you sent in the PM...

    Nanacast does not compare to other carts. It exceeds them in almost every way. So comparing to others is pretty much impossible because most don't have half of the features we have for ecommerce, upsell/downsell, affiliate management, coupon marketing, on demand print integration, third party email and direct mail list mangement integration, content delivery, client management, premium podcasting and rss publishing, membership site creation etc.

    The one place I will say that we are different from the carts you mentioned in your PM is that we are currently a sales funnel type cart. Your client generally will buy one offer at a time through our system though you can do forced and optional continuity and bundling of offers and our system does offer unlimited one click upsell and downsell trees...

    But our system does not at this time have the "add this and add that" to cart functionality for things like your ringtone site. We are more designed for the direct sales funnel type offers.

    However, we do have scheduled and planned something very innovative to meet that need which I expect to be ready in the next couple months. We are calling it "Store Fronts" and it is a simple "add this and add that" type cart for multi product checkout with a twist. To impliment it on your site will take nothing more than pasting one line of code. No scripts to install and no programmers to hire (just like all our other features). And it will provide the ability to do one click upsells/downsells and even deliver private feeds for delivering clients content via rss and podcast associated with product lines.

    Also be aware that Nanacast is currently integrated with top email and even direct mail automation systems and can add and remove subscribers to these systems as well:

    Aweber, Getresponse, iContact, Analytic Approach, Mail Chimp, Constant Contact, Send Pepper (email and direct mail), Office Auto Pilot (email, direct mail, and advanced behavior tracking).

    Nanacast is also integrated with Paypal, 2checkout, Authorize.net, Eway (UK, AU, and NZ), and the popular NMI gateway. We also work with PayPal Website Payments Pro and PayPal PayFlow Pro gateways. We can work with any other merchant account gateway that provides an authorize.net emulator and we work with all NMI white label gateways which are popular among high volume, risk management, and merchant account load balancing companies such as Chargeback Guardian etc. Nanacast also has built in merchant account ratio based processing rotation for those who want to do their own load balancing.

    Nanacast also integrates Upsell.com for serious operations needing to do serious risk management and anti fraud and upsell phone follow up. We also offer our own built in automatic digital phone and sms verification system.

    We also integrate with several on demand print services and can fully automate more strategies for on demand print offers and continuity programs than any other platform. We also integrate with virtual media and pmi for fulfillment and we provide custom notifications and api for integration with other fulfillment services or for those who do their own fulfillment for physical products.

    Those are just a few of the extraordinary features that makes Nanacast an industry leader in content delivery, affiliate management, and ecommerce automation features.

    Nanacast.com has been used by publishers ranging from small business owners and internet marketers to professional podcasters and best selling authors to build and automate successful businesses since 2006.
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    • Profile picture of the author bradjackson
      Josh. You're up as late as I am. Thank you for the very detailed response...I really appreciate that and will definitely try out the 7 day trial very soon and give it a test.

      Interesting on the store front concept...looking forward to seeing what you develop on that.

      Thanks again Josh.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dexx
      Originally Posted by Josh Anderson View Post

      But our system does not at this time have the "add this and add that" to cart functionality for things like your ringtone site. We are more designed for the direct sales funnel type offers.

      However, we do have scheduled and planned something very innovative to meet that need which I expect to be ready in the next couple months. We are calling it "Store Fronts" and it is a simple "add this and add that" type cart for multi product checkout with a twist. To impliment it on your site will take nothing more than pasting one line of code. No scripts to install and no programmers to hire (just like all our other features).
      Hi Josh,

      Has there been any further progress made in regards to the implementation of these store fronts? (original posts was from Sep 2009)

      Just curious as I'd think it could be useful to be able to have all digital products in one location with the visitor able to "add to cart" the items they would like to purchase at once (instead of requiring the additional upsells)

      Not a big deal if not, just didn't notice any talk of it in the How to Video area so I thought I'd ask!

      ~Dexx
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      • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
        There is no "add this" and "add that" feature at this time. The system focuses on linear sales processes where there is an initial purchase of an item or package or quantity of items and then has the ability to follow it with an upsell/downsell process that can either be linear or tree based.

        We do offer the ability to have your own catalog directory that people can visit when they are logged into one of your memberships but the sales process is still linear.

        Originally Posted by Dexx View Post

        Hi Josh,

        Has there been any further progress made in regards to the implementation of these store fronts? (original posts was from Sep 2009)

        Just curious as I'd think it could be useful to be able to have all digital products in one location with the visitor able to "add to cart" the items they would like to purchase at once (instead of requiring the additional upsells)

        Not a big deal if not, just didn't notice any talk of it in the How to Video area so I thought I'd ask!

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  • Profile picture of the author The Oilman
    I have Nanacast. Its nice -- its a bit hard to get used to but it allows for a lot..... It should definitely pay off.

    Josh what is Chargeback Guardian?
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  • Profile picture of the author logodesigner
    I am still not familiar with Nanacast and I am still using the Paypal and Xoom as the way of payment online.
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    • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
      Originally Posted by The Oilman View Post

      I have Nanacast. Its nice -- its a bit hard to get used to but it allows for a lot..... It should definitely pay off.

      Josh what is Chargeback Guardian?
      Chargeback Guardian is a gateway that works with a merchant account... its much like Authorize.net. Its actually a white label variation of the NMI gateway.

      They provide an additional suite of services and protocols that help you avoid and challenge chargebacks.

      It is s premium gateway that is recommended for companies doing significant volume to help them stay below the 1% chargeback threshold set by Visa and Mastercard that if exceeded can cause merchant accounts (from any provider) to be flagged and in some cases suspended... in the worst case scenarios merchants who are reckless or who get in over their head with too much volume and not enough human resources to meet the needs of clients could be blacklisted by the merchant provider industry.

      Chargeback guardian can help merchants challenge and win disputes for fraudulent chargebacks that are common in online purchases. They take care of the chargeback dispute process for those companies doing significant volume so that the company can focus on running their business.

      Most people in IM do not truly understand how to manage and the importance of being prepared when it comes to merchant processing.

      I will shortly be releasing an interview that I feel is a must listen when it comes to anyone doing business using a merchant account. It provides a great education from an industry insider and a vendor that we are now recommending people running CPA offers, doing continuity, or anyone doing more than a couple dozen orders a day get in touch with.

      This is an education long overdue for the IM market.

      I will post here as soon as I make this recording available... it will be a real eye opener.

      This particular vendor after finding our the need and goals of an operation sometimes recommends chargeback guardian especially for businesses at risk of exceeding 1% chargeback rate. Staying below that rate is the key to keeping any merchant account no matter who your provider is and what solution you are using.

      Nanacast also is fully integrated with other powerful risk reduction and follow up services such as Upsell.com which provides call back services after an order is placed. Upsell.com phone verification not only helps identify fraudulent transactions where an incorrect phone number was provided but they also can help in the back end sales process increasing lead value.

      It can be used in all sorts of operations but its big for CPA. Many of these advanced features are in Nanacast because we also operate our own CPA network off the same platform under another label. So our publishers get the benefit of having access to features that larger operations running CPA offers enjoy and use to reduce risk in their massive volume operations.

      Since I am mentioning a few of these cool features here I will add... we are also integrating our own automated phone verification system. This will be a feature that publishers can use (credit based) to deliver a verification pin via digital automated phone calls or sms (text) that the prospect is required to receive and enter before they can access an offer. This particular feature would normally be used in lead generation campaigns where the person running the campaign is offering some highly valuable offer for free but requires a valid phone number and email to be provided by the lead to get the offer. The automated lead phone number verification system we are soon to release on both nanacast and our cpa network is a true industry groundbreaking technology that previously has only been available through very few high end lead gen campaign managers. Now we will make it available to anyone regardless of the volume they wish to do. This is huge if you are wanting to break into phone verified lead generation business but I am sure that others will come up with creative ideas for its use.
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      • Profile picture of the author joey54321
        I just bought the nanacast system spent a a day learning it at the end of the week I now have almost 3k in my account. i'm using this system for all my future launches. This is the most powerfull system I have ever used to date!!!

        It makes it so easy for anyone to start selling and managing there products in the most efficient way possible Highly recommend it
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        • Profile picture of the author jeffczyz
          Josh,

          Was just checking out this post after a few of my friends in recommended checking it out. I'm currently using Wishlist member to protect my membership site content.

          Any chance you'll be working with them to integrated anytime soon?

          I'm on 1 SC now, but from the looks, I'll be diving into your system within the week.

          Jeff
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          • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
            Originally Posted by jeffczyz View Post

            Josh,

            Was just checking out this post after a few of my friends in recommended checking it out. I'm currently using Wishlist member to protect my membership site content.

            Any chance you'll be working with them to integrated anytime soon?

            I'm on 1 SC now, but from the looks, I'll be diving into your system within the week.

            Jeff
            Many people come to us after using wishlist, 1sc, infusionsoft, jv manager, delavo, gold bar, net suite, rap, and other solutions when they find that those solutions do not do all that they need or do not do what they need them to do very well or easily...

            Those other solutions are just not necessary as we replace them all and provide more features on top... we also provide our own Member Lock Wordpress Membership site plugin but you might want to check out our "How To" page and check out the membership wizard video and the membership wizard manual (pdf) to get a good feel for why I recommend using that strategy rather than a blog.

            Our platform can control the membership blog and even drip content via our non obtrusive plugin... you can even use our subscriber management system to send a post in real time that only a specific subscriber would see... Also our plugin source code is open so you are welcome to develop on it.

            However if you don't limit your self to the blog and utilize our membership wizard and other publishing features you can automate secure premium rss, podcast, membership site, and physical on demand print and continuity...

            We are not a "blog plugin" solution primarily... its our entire platform that offers more power. We offer the plugin for those who need it and many use it... but the real power is using our platform to deliver premium content... using a blog to deliver premium content, regardless of the solution you choose, actually limits you to what you can do in your business model...

            We provide a simple api so you could integrate with third party scripts or they could integrate with us and if wishlist were to do that or if their source code were open...
            and you were to do that you could use our platform to manage unlimited wishlist membership site blogs... from my understanding that is not really what they designed their solution to do... they designed it to be a self contained solution... if they open it up or integrate with our api then yes you could use it with our platform... that is why we provide the api... to make things like integration with third party scripts possible.

            With a nanacast account you can create and manage unlimited membership sites, membership blogs, products (digital and physical), rss and podcast feeds (paid and free), digital and physical continuity programs, upsell and downsell funnels, and run an affiliate program for all your offers.

            We simply eclipse all other systems with our superior content delivery, business automation, subscriber management, affiliate management, and publishing abilities.
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  • Profile picture of the author James Pateman
    Thanks Josh, seems like a bargain to me.


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    • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
      This platform allows you to centralize, automate, and manage your entire business and ecommerce online including affiliate program and all types of content delivery.

      You can process your sales via your own paypal account or one of the many merchant account gateways we support. We provide many options for international merchants in that area but approvals for merchant account applications for international merchants are completely up to the merchant account providers themselves though we recommend some that offer international accounts.

      You manage your affiliates with our system, track their performance, and generate payout reports which you may use to pay them by check or paypal or paypal mass pay.


      Originally Posted by mohamed.hammad View Post

      Sorry for my question,

      But do you allow my country (Egypt) to enter?
      Also How payments are delivered? Do you deliver them by yourselves? or you send it to my PayPal account (which btw doesn't allow Egypt to enter) and Can I have my own affiliate program? and Will I have to pay them or it is automated like clickbank who do all that stuff??

      Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author sourceone
    I have it and it's nice but very frustrating.

    I'll say this upfront, I recommend the product but I suggest you don't watch any of the videos as they will only confuse you, sometimes they don't match the system's upgrades and you can lose track of where you are in the videos.

    Your Better off just diving in and asking support (which is great and fast) when you need help.

    Very nice system with lots of powerful techniques yet you can get lost when making choices inside the program.

    There were instances where I would come to a fork in the road and had to make a decision with the choices nanacast offers you. Once I made that decision, I then found out later that the choice i made wouldn't work for 1 reason or another and all of that time setting up was wasted, i had come full circle back to the fork in the road. Made it quite frustrating.

    I know, sounds crazy but that's the best i can explain it.

    There are alot of "moving parts" in Nanacast and the vids don't cover everything, so just get in there and start using it, you'll figure it out much faster that way.

    A PDF where you can jump to section and figure out what you need without having to search thru the vids or send a support ticket, would be golden. I used to be reliant on support to move forward as there was no material so that i could solve my own problems.

    Just jump in and create a dummy product that you can mess up on and get dirty.

    Like I said, great product but understanding it can be a guessing game at first....for me at least.
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
    Thanks for the feedback... and we will be providing updated videos to match the current round of updates soon. In the mean time the best videos to watch to get oriented are still the Nanacast overview playlist on the How To page.

    I think everyone's experience is different.

    We have users who do just fine jumping in and figuring it out on the go as you say. The system is very linear so that works for many. Also there are little (?) icons throughout the system next to many of the options to instruct as you go... kindof on demand documentation.

    That works really well so we are now preparing to also impliment that with new videos in much the same way... on location on demand so you watch only what you need when you need it.

    ---

    Other people watch the New comprehensive overview videos (playlist of three) once through and then just jump onto the wizard and watch the videos again as they go to review.

    Generally regardless of what approach is taken people take advantage of our excellent support to fill in questions that arise when they are planning specific strategies.

    One challenge in providing instruction is that there is so much power and flexibility in what you can do that there are unlimited variations in strategies and sales funnels so the needs and implementation of each client will vary.

    New videos on the way... and as always new features too ;-)

    Btw... the features we just released yesterday are ask campaign style keyword density analysis so you can do ask campaigns using the nanacast form and survey system and the ability to broadcast content in the form of membership pages, rss and podcast feed episodes, and physical products to sub groups of your client base on the fly using advanced search.

    You can for example identify groups of people in a specific area, or who answered a question with a specific answer and send content to only them.

    This means unlimited list segmentation on the fly.
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  • Profile picture of the author ibuyhomz
    To SeanyG, Josh and All Contributors,

    I must say a hearty thanks for the useful and detailed banter. I had recently
    signed up for another shopping cart solution, but after fiddling around a bit
    I decided to shop around a bit, especially for the one click upsell option.

    I believe everything should work out for all of the various options and ways
    I plan to use the service.

    Josh, you mentioned something about white label partners and private label, etc.
    Can you ellaborate on how an arrangment like this would work and what would
    qualify me to even need or desire such a service or partnership.

    Also, when my customers go to check out, will they have to leave my page
    to interface with nanacast as my shopping cart? If so, is there a way around this?

    I noticed this with a product I was looking at ordering a few days ago.

    Where are digital products hosted - behind an auto-responder, etc?

    PS. Josh, what you thought was a somewhat "offensive" post or question has turned
    out to be quite a sales letter of sorts. Plus, SeanyG is now a customer. So, you see
    your PM's and responses paid off.

    "It's a cinch by the inch but hard by the yard"

    I also noticed that you have several other products that are designed to help the
    business owner/marketer. I.E. Picks and Shovels...Can you give a complete listing
    of all your business support tools with a brief description of each along with links
    and trial membership details for each.

    Again, thanks for your support on the forum and all you've done and answered on
    this one thread alon! Wow!
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    • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
      Originally Posted by ibuyhomz View Post

      Josh, you mentioned something about white label partners and private label, etc. Can you ellaborate on how an arrangment like this would work and what would qualify me to even need or desire such a service or partnership.
      We don't actively seek partners and very few qualify. It takes a monthly financial commitment to cover the high end dedicated hosting we require to be added to our private cabinet on gigabit uplink. We also require minimum performance and growth (significant revenue). Partners provide their own branding, training, full time staff, and dedicated management. Partners must have access to and actively market to as well as recruit super affiliates in markets that we generally do not already have reach in.

      We do not offer white labels publicly. Its just something that happens naturally when it makes sense to partner with a company.

      Also, when my customers go to check out, will they have to leave my page to interface with nanacast as my shopping cart? If so, is there a way around this?
      For paypal your client goes to paypal. For credit card your client goes to our secure checkout page which you can completely customize with your own html and look and feel and use a tag to place our order form area in the html where you want it to appear.

      Just like any hosted service providing secured SSL encrypted ecommerce processing solution we have the SSL so the checkout must happen on our secure page. This is the same in solutions such as Paypal and 1shoppingcart.

      Anyone hosting their own page is running their own script and hopefully has their own SSL. If they don't you should never buy from them.

      We are a hosted service.
      Where are digital products hosted - behind an auto-responder, etc?
      Its up to you but we provide built in digital file link protection if you want to use it. We allow people to add their Amazon s3 account access to their nanacast profile.

      This enables people to upload files through nanacast to their s3 account.

      The reason we do this is because we then deploy powerful file locking security in three layers:

      1. Nanacast creates a cloaked link that is locked to the individual subscribers IP address.
      2. Nanacast locks down access to that cloaked link via a private key/public key system that works much like Amazon s3 file security.
      3.Nanacast also sets private key/public key security in your amazon account on that file automatically to add a third layer of security.

      If that url is ever shared not only will it not work but if you spot someone sharing it you can discover who that person is because the link is identifiable to an individual subscriber.

      That is not all...

      If you use nanacast's rss, podcast, and membership system for providing access to pages or additional content you can set IP access limits that limit the number of IP addresses that can access a feed, podcast, or membership per day or per lifetime.

      You can set the system to pause the access of the subscriber if that limit is breached and email you about the breach or you can just set it to silently notify you of the breach so you can follow up with them.

      The combination of these security protocols (the file security + the feed/membership security) and the the unique individual subscriber content management automation system is what makes Nanacast and its partners the most powerful premium feed management system on the internet today.

      Even if someone were to share a Nanacast podcast feed that had media files that were uploaded through the nanacast s3 upload and lockdown process other people would not be able to access those enclosed files.

      In other words... we've got it covered more powerfully than any other solution.
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  • Profile picture of the author ibuyhomz
    Its Trish,
    I tried PM but your box is full.
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  • Profile picture of the author howdab2
    Get a paypal account if you are just starting out. Itr costs you nothing. After you learn some things, and are making money... Then would be a good time to explore other payment solutions if you havent given up by that point, and you wont have flushed $1200 down the toilet. $1200 can get you some great tools to work with, and some very good products to learn from.

    Ive never heard of nancast, and paypal and 2c0 seem to work just fine for Imers as well as some brick and morter businesses that have gone online as well...

    Howard
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
    Hi Guys,

    We just added a new exciting feature I wanted to share...

    Optional Automatic phone verification for your subscriber optins and orders.

    That means that Nanacast publishers now have the option of verifying people's phone number when they submit to join or buy something you are publishing through the nanacast system.

    We developed this feauture specifically for our CPA network which we run under another label but we include it by default for Viral Premium members of nanacast as well.

    The main purpose it was designed for was if someone is running a pay per lead campaign on a free membership lead they could validate that lead by phone.

    This feature is optional for use by Viral Premium members.

    The way it works is that when a lead fills in a free or paid membership form and clicks submit a lightbox opens and says calling (The phone number they provided) and displays a box right there in front of them for them to enter a pin to verify that they are a real person who provided a real phone number.

    They are also given two other options and one is call another number and the other is to have the system text them the pin.

    The system automatically calls them and delivers them a pin number which when they enter in will automatically submit to the system and validate and complete their optin or order.

    This feature will revolutionize the free lead industry and increase the value of any free optin lead instantly.
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  • Profile picture of the author InternetYogi
    S3 Intergration. This System looks Unbelievable and for $149 for the Cname service it is a steal. I heard if it looks to good to be true. It generally is !! . But Josh is pretty convincing!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
      Originally Posted by InternetYogi View Post

      S3 Intergration. This System looks Unbelievable and for $149 for the Cname service it is a steal. I heard if it looks to good to be true. It generally is !! . But Josh is pretty convincing!!!
      We do so much of what the other systems lack that people desperately want but up until now most of our marketing has been by word of mouth... that is from clients who are using us and telling their colleagues about how wonderful our service is.

      And yes, it is all true

      In fact today we are helping a person who has over 2000 paying subscribers of a blog membership currently being managed by an Inc. 500 listed ecommerce and crm company...

      And he is not the first to leave that solution and migrate to us.

      That alone should tell you something about what we offer since no one in their right mind would migrate their active paying subscriber base from a solution like that, which is one of the most marketed and popular in IM, unless we had the goods
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
    We just added the ability to automatically add and remove clients to Infusionsoft crm.

    We also added the ability to to add and remove subscribers to Autoresponse Plus self hosted email list management script as well. We already had the ability to add but the remove was just added.

    We also support the following additional email/postcard/crm solutions for automatically adding and removing clients to and from lists and follow up campaigns:

    Aweber, Getresponse, Constant Contact, iContact, Mail Chimp, Analytic Approach, Send Pepper, and Office Autopilot.

    The reason we added automation for adding and unsubing clients to Infusionsoft crm is because most infusionsoft users we speak with are dissatisfied with Infusionsoft's ecommerce and affiliate management but like the crm.

    Many are leaving infusionsoft to use Nanacast but now they can have the best of both worlds and use Nanacast's superior ecommerce, subscriber management, content management, and affiliate management platform with Infusionsoft's crm.

    Nanacast can add free prospects, membership site subscribers, product buyers, podcast and rss subscribers automatically to all these email/postcard/crm services at the time of optin/transaction.

    Optionally you can also select to have subscribers automatically removed upon unsubscription/cancellation/refund and/or add them to a new follow up list on unsub/cancel/refund

    We support these popular third party list management and follow up solution because they are the best at what they do and most people want to continue using the best solutions for list management and have them seamlessly integrated with their Nanacast business automation and centralization system.

    This opens up many follow up and crm strategies not available with closed limited solutions that do not offer this type of integration right out of the box and seamlessly the way Nanacast does.
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  • Profile picture of the author pearsonbrown
    How big is your list, Trish? I have about 65,000 and pay Aweber about $80 a month.

    Pearson
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  • Profile picture of the author Its Trish
    Josh,

    First a quick mention that price is not an issue with me--I know the value of having a good system. However because AWeber raised their prices 500% last year (i.e. what would have cost me $110 is now priced at $500/month), I thought it would be useful to ask your opinion on other systems. If you would have had, up your sleeve, info about another system that has the same robustness and deliverability as AWeber, but without the $500 price tag, then great, it was worth me taking the time to ask. And if not, then oh well, and I'll just sign up for AWeber. (don't need info about ARP3; only info about hosted systems)


    .. > > What I was asking for was your opinion and expert advice.
    .. >
    .. > And I have already given it ;-)

    No, you did not give it.


    .. > All the services we integrate with have their pros and
    .. > cons... Aweber is double optin and some of the others aren't,

    Okay, now you're on the right track. (almost)
    Despite mostly generalizations and no
    recommendations or expert opinions as I was
    hoping to get, I realize now that's about the best
    I'm going to get from you here.

    Obviously you're not being helpful and in fact you've
    copped a passive-aggressive attitude with me.
    So let's drop the issue.

    Josh any discussion about NC on this forum is great free
    advertising for you, as are the thorough answers & explanations
    that you typically post. But unfortunately as you are basking in
    the warmth of this great free exposure for NC, I don't see you
    talking to potential customers as if you really want their business.

    Look, I've referred folks to your NC on a popular blog (referenced here)
    plus on 2 WF threads (including this one).... so I feel kinda violated
    when I politely ask you a question (in my previous post) and you
    reply like you did.

    What's more, I clearly made my intention that I was going to sign up for NC
    and in fact I had intended on jumping into your $197/month account
    this afternoon--but frankly I'm a little bit taken back that you'd
    rather get into a pissing match with me instead of being polite
    with me, and embracing me as a new prospective customer.
    (and perhaps inviting me to PM you directly if I needed any
    hand-holding during the signup process, or any of that sort of
    welcome-with-open-arms kinda thing)

    trish : - )
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
    Hi Trish,

    Why take offense when none was meant?

    I have provided you the insight you requested and even went on to take the time to explain how I would suggest ascertaining which email provider would be the best for you.

    I did not notice anyone "pissing" until your last post ;-)

    If you reread my answers (as well as your previous posts) you will find that they were cordial and direct in answering the questions you inferred in your previous posts which were concerns about cost (which you have made clear is your concern about going with aweber and most others are similar or more in cost) and then followed by a request for insight on how to best select from the many hosted options out there.

    The best answer as to how to choose which email provider will fit your specific needs is what I provided:

    Personally I would rather pay one of the services we integrate with to handle the complexities and politics of running the email/crm platform I use instead.

    This is a decision that only you can make. Only you know the needs of your business and the markets you will be doing business in and what your specific needs are.

    All the companies and solutions we integrate with are highly recommended and happily used by many. Every solution is different and each offers its own features and pricing which you need to review.

    Once you have decided on the couple that fit your needs you might post a thread in the WF review forum asking for opinions on those specific providers and based on that choose the one you think will best fit your needs.
    I understand you feel entitled to more and want me to name names but that is the best advice I can give you since I consider most of those providers equal except in varying features, pricing, and TOS which is why each requires a personal review.

    Once you whittle it down to the couple you think will fit your needs and then after you have made that decision, that is why I suggest you post in the review forum here at the WF seeking opinions on each to assist you in making the best decision.
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
    1. Yes

    2. Yes, we do help Canadian's aquire authorize.net enabled merchant accounts but your approval will always depend on your credit worthiness and other risk factors and is completely up to the merchant provider: http://nanacast.com/index.php?&req=v...country=CANADA

    3. However, you want to pay them. Generally people pay their affiliates by check or paypal. Their your affiliates and you will be the one paying them.

    4. Order processes vary depending on how you set up your sales funnel and what payment methods you are offering. For example you can have a front end form or a direct link that then submits to paypal... if you are offering credit card it will go to a secure checkout page and you can have a front end form or direct link to the secure checkout page. If you are offering both paypal and credit card you would have a drop down option to select between the two payment options with a customizable order button.

    After an order is placed you can have your client directed to a nanacast hosted thank you page with your html or to a page on your own website or you can direct them through upsell/downsell processes.

    Our system also manages free offer, free rss, free podcast, and free membership optin and delivery processes. Some of our clients combine this with an upsell.

    Again its going to vary greatly depending on what you are selling, how you have set up your funnel process, what payment processors your are using, whether your offer is free or paid, etc.

    I demonstrate some of this in the overview videos on the How To page as I set up order processes. Also you can sign up for the trial (mentioned earlier in this thread) to test it out for your self.

    5. Not automatically. But you can customize the amount an affiliate is paid... so if you want to monitor who is performing better and increase their commissions on an offer as their performance increases you can do this.

    Originally Posted by ishansoni View Post

    Hi Josh,

    I am considering this software and it looks much more affordable & powerful then the other ones out there..

    Although I have some questions.

    1. Can I offer people a free 7 day trial and then charge them $37/month, and also offer this as an affiliate program that pays $20/month to the affiliates?

    2. I am located in Canada, can I get an Authorize.net account?

    3. How are my affiliates going to be paid?

    4. Could you please tell me a system that uses your software (Just want to checkout the ordering process etc.)

    5. Can I pay my affiliates 50% for their first 10 sales, 60% for their next 10 sales, and then 75% every sale thereafter?


    Ishan
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
    You can instantly see your top referring affiliates, you can search for those who have referred x sales, you can generate sales reports on date ranges, you can generate sales reports on minimum revenue volume, you can export payouts to csv for spread sheets with paypal mass pay data, with pay by check data, or with both paypal and pay by check data, run reports on previously recorded payouts etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Dulisse
    I've never had any problems with Paypal, and the customer service was very good to me.

    Clickbank has been great for me too
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    • Profile picture of the author InternetYogi
      Hi Josh
      I am going for your system it looks pretty sharp.

      "We do so much of what the other systems lack that people desperately want but up until now most of our marketing has been by word of mouth... that is from clients who are using us and telling their colleagues about how wonderful our service is."

      To be honest I think that you could do better with your website conversion wise . It did put me off and only reading these forums have convinced me to sign up.

      " Trish find a while label of Aweber some still run on the old rates I think.

      One thing to mention I am have a real challenge finding a payment gateway
      Eway (UK, AU, and NZ) allow me to only Charge in NZD even though 95 % of my market is international. Authorize .net does not handle international . NMI has only one guy whom seems hard to get hold of have spoken twice and still no joy with any recomendations from them .

      Does any one have any advise on International Merchants services that we can integrate with Nanacast . We have been in business for 10 years and are considered high risk because of where we live.
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  • Profile picture of the author Popstar
    Hey Josh,

    Can you respond to a couple of issues that Alice Seba raised on her site about Nanacast? They're issues that I have, too, that's why I ask.

    First, she said that membership pages have to be hosted on Nanacast rather than on our own servers. Is that correct and if so, why would that be a benefit to me?

    I'm concerned about putting so much content on someone else's servers. And while I don't mean to suggest that you would do anything unethical, if for any reason your server goes down or your company goes out of business, what would happen to my content?

    Edit: One more question about hosting membership content on your servers... how would the sale of a membership site be handled? Is there an easy way to transfer content from your servers to a new owner and is that process free or are fees required?

    She also mentioned that each product or membership has multiple pages of setup, even if the products are for the same website... in other words, no common elements are saved within your system. Are there global settings within your system now or is that something that you're considering for a future upgrade?

    The second issue is just a question of efficiency, but the first issue is a major concern.

    Also, is there any other content that must be hosted on Nanacast servers rather than our own... download pages, etc.?

    Thanks,
    Debbie
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    • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
      Hi Debbie:

      Originally Posted by Popstar View Post

      First, she said that membership pages have to be hosted on Nanacast rather than on our own servers. Is that correct and if so, why would that be a benefit to me?
      There are a few benefits:

      1. You don't have to install a single script or ever hire a programmer to build membership site after membership site. So instead of spending months being an IT developer and managing programmers trying to get it right you can spend minutes setting up a membership site and then get on to what makes you money.... publishing content and selling it :-)

      2. You get to use our superior content management system. There is nothing... and I mean NOTHING else like it on the internet today. No other system, no other script, no other service can deliver and manage as many types of content delivery as our system does in one place.

      3. You can pump out unlimited membership sites, products, podcasts, rss feeds, and physical on demand print products and continuity programs and manage them all from one central location. Again no scripts to install no programmers to hire.

      4. You never have to worry about updates or server management... we take care of all that in real time. When an amazing new feature comes out... you get it automatically :-)

      I'm concerned about putting so much content on someone else's servers. And while I don't mean to suggest that you would do anything unethical, if for any reason your server goes down or your company goes out of business, what would happen to my content?
      1. We run dedicated servers on a private cabinet in a data center at ThePlanet which is one of the largest hosting providers in the US. We are under contract with them for tens of thousands of dollars a year and cannot break that contract without severe penalties.

      2. We run on top of the line servers with high end hardware raids, and data backup and pay more each month for each of our individual servers than most people in this forum pay in several years for their hosting... even with the discount we negotiated ;-)

      Our private cabinet and the servers on it are connected to the internet with a gigabit uplink for massive bandwidth capabilities. The average server today has only 1/100th to 1/10th of the pipe we provide for bandwidth.

      In other words you get to run your ecommerce, affiliate management, sales funnels, and content delivery with server and bandwidth resources that you would not otherwise be able to afford.

      3. Your nanacast account can be hooked to your Amazon s3 account for file hosting and file protection giving you unlimited bandwidth for podcast and media hosting. We have also integrated three layers of security protocals for s3 file protection two of those layers including ip and private/public key security happen on the nanacast platform and one is automatically configured on your s3 account as nanacast uploads your file to it. By doing this we have the industry's leading file protection system no only for downloads but also for embedded media and media enclosures in rss feeds. This means that your downloadable files and embedded media source urls cannot be hotlinked and shared.

      4. Nanacast provides additional security protocols on top of the file protection security. One layer is unique feeds and user accounts. User accounts are protected with password and username logins. Feeds have optional security settings which you can set to the level you want. You can set limits on the number of IP addresses that can access a feed, podcast, or membership area in a day or a lifetime. You can set it so that if that limit is exceeded the system will email and notify you and optionally suspend the access until you resolve the issue.

      There are even more security features than that but those are the basics.

      5. We have been providing publishing services since 2006. We provide publishing services to some of the top names in marketing online in many niches. We were the premium content delivery system for the 2008 New Media Expo at the Las Vegas convention center which was the premiere trade show for the new media industry until it was acquired this year by Blog World which combined the expo.

      We have had a booth at the expo every year as well as speakers representing us there and we will have Paul Colligan representing us at Blog World this year as well.

      We are in negotiations with some major main stream hardware and service providers for on demand integration with home entertainment systems. I cannot say much on that as we are not supposed to disclose who and what until it goes live... but these are major companies.

      Paul Colligan presented about our platform on the Google Campus at Google Tech Talk and we have had communication about integration with one of the offerings of another big three company.

      We have several labels of our platform running in several niches with partners including Mike Koenigs and Rocket Helstrom of Traffic Geyser, Paul Colligan, and Gil Ortega.

      Many warriors run their entire business day in and day out using our platform.

      In the real estate niche many people are now using nanacast not just for information publishing but also for ecommerce and affiliate management with api integration into other database management, account management, and property management solutions.

      Lately most of our new clients are either leaving infusionsoft for us or choosing us over them. Including one client who moved an entire paying continuity subscriber base of 2000 clients to our system from infusionsoft.

      In other words... we're not planning on going anywhere ;-)

      6. You can use our content delivery system or you can use our plugin and deliver your content in a blog which you host. If you have a viral premium level account you can use our cname feature and the cname in your registrar to make our membership site system look like it resides on your own website.

      Edit: One more question about hosting membership content on your servers... how would the sale of a membership site be handled? Is there an easy way to transfer content from your servers to a new owner and is that process free or are fees required?
      If you are planning on creating and selling membership sites... that have active subscriber bases then it is easy to do with our platform. However, you will need to transfer the entire publisher account that the membership site is in over to the new owner.

      Also it is highly recommended that if that is going to be your business model that you only sell access to the membership with credit card/merchant account preferably Authorize.net gateway enabled.

      That way the transition to the new owner is just pasting in a couple of merchant processing gateway keys and you're done.

      We also support NMI gateways and any gateway with an authorize.net emulator.

      She also mentioned that each product or membership has multiple pages of setup, even if the products are for the same website... in other words, no common elements are saved within your system. Are there global settings within your system now or is that something that you're considering for a future upgrade?
      Likely she just did not acquaint herself fully as to how our system works.

      In one click you can duplicate an entire membership, product, podcast, or rss feed and then edit and make any changes as you need.

      You can also mirror offers and content for other strategies.

      If you wanted you could set up a dummy offer and copy it anytime you create a new one if you just want a template to start with.

      So yes. We already do this and this has been a feature even before Alice signed up.

      Also, is there any other content that must be hosted on Nanacast servers rather than our own... download pages, etc.?
      Yes, as I mentioned before nanacast has a blog plugin that you can use if you like, you can use our cname feature to make our hosted membership sites look like they reside on your own server (viral premium accounts only)...

      Yes, you can use your own thank you pages if you want... but ours are much more powerful and provide you security and automation you may want to take advantage of ;-)

      Also we provide both outbound and inbound api so you can use our ecommerce and affiliate management front end with any third party script you develop or want/can integrate with.
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      • Profile picture of the author Its Trish
        Originally Posted by Popstar View Post

        I'm concerned about putting so much content on someone else's servers. And while I don't mean to suggest that you would do anything unethical, if for any reason your server goes down or your company goes out of business, what would happen to my content?
        Originally Posted by Josh Anderson View Post

        In the real estate niche many people are now using nanacast not just for information publishing but also for ecommerce and affiliate management with api integration into other database management, account management, and property management solutions.

        Lately most of our new clients are either leaving infusionsoft for us or choosing us over them. Including one client who moved an entire paying continuity subscriber base of 2000 clients to our system from infusionsoft.

        In other words... we're not planning on going anywhere ;-)
        Debbie,

        Josh has a good reputation and seems like a standup guy. However, and with all due respect to Josh, he is a small company, and as far as I know, "he is the business" meaning that if something were to happen to him (medical emergency, death, legal issues, imprisonment, etc) or to his company (DDOS attacked or security hacked, company bankruptcy, etc) then things could go kaput overnight. And that would be devastating to all the companies who rely on his technology 100%.

        Josh is the glue that holds everything together. The programming, the marketing, the strategic alliances, and the white label deals and other deals he cuts with the entities he mentions in his previous post. Technologywise, I'm pretty sure he's the sole programmer. (or he acts as senior programmer and has hired an assistant programmer) He is the only one who knows how everything works together. (and his programming code and his back-end is surely very complex) In choosing your vendors & providers, its always riskier to put all your eggs into one basket run by a one man show, rather than a larger company where employees can easily be replaced. And as far as being the glue, when the late great Corey Rudl passed away, IMC kept on running because they were a structured company with employees, CEO and management etc, and were large enough and structured such that Corey was not the glue holding it all together.

        In the excerpt above, Josh makes a convincing case showing how his company is on a roll, and confidently says they don't plan on going anywhere. But truth be told, over the past 10 years many many dotcom companies, solid ones, have gone under. And with the recent economic recession, many more companies have gone out of business, including small mom-and-pops, medium companies and substantial companies. (and my bank!)

        I'm sure Josh's Nanacast will be here for years to come. Based on the awesome features of the Nanacast system, myself I'd probably take the risk and convert all my sites to Nanacast.
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        • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
          Hmmm... now your posting misinformation Trish...

          Glad we won't be doing business with you.

          I'll be ignoring your posts from here on out... so feel free to shoot off your mouth all you want.


          EDIT There is to be no bashing of product owners in this forum but equally product owners cannot be allowed to bash people who raise issues about their products. Let's stay calm, everybody.
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Bartlett
    Josh,

    (nice name by the way)

    I think my brain just literally exploded!

    Can you just confirm,

    Nanacast will..

    Work as a shopping cart solution
    Allow me to add in upsells, OTO's etc
    Work as an affiliate manager allowing me to setup my own affiliate programs for my products?
    Let me power membership sites with content levels and drip fed content (like Wishlist Member for WP for example)
    Link up with Aweber for list building/management etc
    Link up with Kunaki etc for physical product creation?

    If the above is true, I am signing up right now.. $100 per month sounds like a hell of a good deal for effectively a virtual employee!! (or a small team of them)

    Also interested to hear the reply to InternetYogi's question above.

    Look forward to the reply!
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    • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
      Originally Posted by Josh Bartlett View Post

      Josh,

      (nice name by the way)

      I think my brain just literally exploded!

      Can you just confirm,

      Nanacast will..

      Work as a shopping cart solution
      Allow me to add in upsells, OTO's etc
      Work as an affiliate manager allowing me to setup my own affiliate programs for my products?
      Let me power membership sites with content levels and drip fed content (like Wishlist Member for WP for example)
      Link up with Aweber for list building/management etc
      Link up with Kunaki etc for physical product creation?

      If the above is true, I am signing up right now.. $100 per month sounds like a hell of a good deal for effectively a virtual employee!! (or a small team of them)

      Also interested to hear the reply to InternetYogi's question above.

      Look forward to the reply!
      Yes.

      The only thing I would note is that our way of delivering "levels" is different... you use a general purpose login to deliver all the memberships you have sold a person which is why I recommend using memberships for delivering most offers especially when selling multiple different offers in upsell downsells...

      I recommend you watch my 20 minute presentation on the main page of http://nanacast.com which answers directly your questions about physical integration... we go far beyond Kunaki and no other platform on the net today matches what we can do for physical on demand print business models.

      Also watch the videos especially the overview videos on how it works on the How To page of Nanacast.com
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  • Profile picture of the author sashagilberg
    I'm using nanacast and it's good. It took a few hours to watch the instructional vids and get the hang of it, but now I can crank out products in minutes.

    Highly recommended.
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  • Profile picture of the author Its Trish
    .
    .. > Glad we won't be
    .. > doing business with you.

    Josh,

    Honestly I have no idea why
    you won't be.

    .. > now your posting
    .. > misinformation Trish...

    Would you enlighten us all
    and let us know what info in my
    posting was incorrect?

    Trish : - )
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  • Profile picture of the author Popstar
    Cost is relative, goldenlister.

    The cheaper alternatives that you cite don't have the powerful features that Nanacast or Infusionsoft have. The amount of time, effort, and money you save on integrating lots of mismatched platforms will more than pay for the $100 a month when you reach that level of commerce.

    It all depends on what you need.

    Debbie
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    • Profile picture of the author Its Trish
      A little clarification to for those who
      are doing research into what system to use......

      InfusionSoft = Cart/Upsells/Downsells/OTOs/etc + Integrated Email & Autoresponders + No Membership System

      Nanacast = Cart/Upsells/Downsells/OTOs/etc + No Email & Autoresponders + Integrated Membership system


      Prominent well-knowns and IM gurus have been using InfusionSoft
      for some time. It's a proven, solid, robust system.

      However earlier this year InfusionSoft removed their $4,000 setup fee,
      opening their doors to more than just the rich & famous.
      They saw a huge influx of new customers. But they were not geared to handle
      so many customers, which is why people had terrible experienes
      in getting timely responses to their support tickets,
      and why
      some people have jumped ship.

      InfusionSoft has been promising to improve their customer service.
      Don't know whether that's just lip service, or whether
      they've taken proactive steps in that direction.
      Does anyone have any recent experiences with InfusionSoft customer service & support?

      Trish : - )

      ps ......

      Frank Kern is still using InfusionSoft, and as of a few months ago Tony Robbins started using them.
      Those guys do MASSIVE sales, for example during a product launch
      a guy like Kern rakes in $millions in one day. InfusionSoft handles it seamlessly.

      InfusionSoft is robust enough for the big guys which makes me want it.
      But I'm terrified at getting into a system with terrible
      customer service and slow support response times.
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      • Profile picture of the author Amanda_Davis
        I've never had a problem with Infusionsoft support. It helps if you can get the direct emails of a few people I think.

        And I absolutely LOVE the capabilities of the system.

        PM me if you want more info.

        (P.S. I've used the affiliate side of nanacast and really didn't like it. Maybe that was just how the merchant had it set up though)
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        • Profile picture of the author Its Trish
          Originally Posted by Amanda_Davis View Post

          I've never had a problem with Infusionsoft support. It helps if you can get the direct emails of a few people I think.

          And I absolutely LOVE the capabilities of the system.

          PM me if you want more info.

          (P.S. I've used the affiliate side of nanacast and really didn't like it. Maybe that was just how the merchant had it set up though)
          Amanda,

          Thanks for the update. I was checking out InfusionSoft's system
          and demo videos, and noticed a very cool feature, smart upsell technology.
          Amanda I believe you know this stuff, but for those who aren't up to speed:
          1. Mike Filsaime and Anik Singal discuss the importance of using relevant upsells,
            and in Filsaime's video interview with Rich Schefren's launch manager,
            they discuss this very topic. Schefren's launch tree always presents the
            customer with a relevant upsell, based on what they previously put in their cart.

            (it should be noted that Rich Shefren is a master, even Kern & Jeff Walker
            learn from him. Shefren's recent launch tree, detailed in the video, is simply amazing
            and includes items from $97 all the way up to $25,000.
            Not everyone sees those higher ticket items, it all depends on
            which items they've previosly added to their cart)


          2. Filsaime gives this example. When you order a burger from McDonalds,
            for the upsell they ask if you want fries with that.
            Then comes upsell #2, they ask if you want a cookie or apple pie desert.

            But, if you had ordered a salad instead of a burger, that puts you on the "healthy track"
            and you won't be asked about junk foods like french fries.
            Instead you'll be asked if you want a yogurt fruit parfait for desert.
            That's known as relevant upsell.

          3. Smart upsell technology allows your shopping cart to offer your customer
            additional items which are relevant to their current purchase. Items that they would want.

          Filsaime explains how using a "launch tree" can increase your sales by 428% then he provides hard proof, by interviewing a whole bunch of top marketers and squeezing them for their actual stats. Sales volume before the tree starts is, of course, 100%... but after they agree to buy the first item, and you put them customer thru the launch tree, their total purchase winds up being 428% of what it was before. This is done with an ingenious tree of upsells, downsells, add-ons and such, all done in a very logical and effective way.

          To maximize your sales revenue, several things are recommended, including the use of smart upsell technology. InfusionSoft includes this technology, and it implements it in a very cool way. (one reason why the heavyweights continue to use InfusionSoft)

          Trish : - )
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  • Profile picture of the author Popstar
    Josh,

    Can Nanacast handle the traffic volume of a Jeff Walker-type launch or do we need to make special arrangements for big volume spikes?

    Also, is all customer service and product information included in the monthly fees for Nanacast?

    The reason I ask the second question is because lately I keep getting hit with additional fees to use products and services I've already purchased. For example, Wishlist Member asks us to pay to attend seminars or buy recordings to learn how to be a power user of their product. And 1ShoppingCart just instituted a $34 per month fee for unlimited, prompt customer service over the phone... which used to be free. Since their documentation lacks a lot of details, it can sometimes force you to contact customer support to find out how to use the system correctly.

    If a vendor feels that they need to increase the price of their product to offer support, that's fine. But I'd like to know upfront what the full cost of the service is... not get nickeled and dimed on the backend. That way, I can make an informed purchase decision.

    With that in mind, are there any additional customer support fees for Nanacast?

    Thanks,
    Debbie
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    • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
      Originally Posted by Popstar View Post

      Josh,
      Can Nanacast handle the traffic volume of a Jeff Walker-type launch or do we need to make special arrangements for big volume spikes?
      People's perception of "big volume" is not what we perceive as big volume...

      We think of big volume in terms of hundreds of thousands of clients subscribed to a podcast feed pinging an episode or logging into a membership area...

      If you were planning on processing hundreds of thousands of orders during a short period of time you should notify us to we can monitor your launch and work out the additional contract required for accounts that generate more than one hundred thousand subscriber (client) records.

      If you are only planning on generating thousands or tens of thousands of orders then there is no need to notify us.

      How much money you process does not matter one bit. Its when you get into the hundreds of thousands of clients that you need to chat with us so we can work out a special contract with your company as we have different fee schedules for businesses who have more than 100 thousand client records in the system.

      We have designed systems that right now daily are being used to serve up ad scripts and process millions of hits to more intensive applications than the checkout process on nanacast.

      Nanacast has more server resources than most of these people who do big launches have had.

      When you have seen problems during people's launches it is generally because they had small pipes (limited bandwidth) poorly optimized sales pages, and were hosting their own shoppingcart script on the same hosting resources as the poorly optimized sales pages.

      In other words... its not nanacast you need to worry about when it comes to real significant volume... its your own on site optimization on your own website and sales pages.

      This is one of the biggest myths in IM... that these gurus generate significant "volume" in terms of actual orders ($$ amount has nothing to do with it).

      They may have spikes in traffic to their site but the actual transaction volume they do is small (in the thousands and tens of thousands) and the issues they experience are usually due to poor planning, weak hosting, and a serious lack of website optimization and load balancing for their media and other heavy scripts.

      Of course for those who do need to do significant $$ volume we assist many people with that as well. We can help people get into the load balanced merchant account solution that they need through our partners and Nanacast also has a feature for rotating merchant accounts for automatic load balancing so you don't bust your merchant account monthly processing limits...

      Again that has nothing to do with Nanacast's ability to process volumes of transactions (volume has nothing to do with $$ amount) but is something we provide as a benefit for publishers who need some assistance balancing their merchant account processing volume between multiple accounts if they experience significant growth in their business.

      Also, is all customer service and product information included in the monthly fees for Nanacast?
      We provide you support. You provide your clients support. I am not sure what you mean by product information.

      The support we provide is normal support... for example if you cannot find the answer to a question, have a "how do I do this," "what does this mean," or "can you do this" type question, if you experience a technical issue, etc.

      However, it is not unreasonable for a company to require additional fees for things like strategy consultations and other one on one consultations.

      We will likely offer other services to clients in the realm of consulting as well... but we do provide excellent included support. Just ask any current nanacast user.

      But we expect users to do their part too and be respectful. Nothing is worse than someone who refuses to read documentation, practice using the system, and incessantly badgers the support desk thinking they can somehow learn by not doing anything despite being provide excellent support :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Popstar
    Thanks, Josh, that more than answers my questions.

    You clearly can handle the volume of a launch. As to product support, I was just talking about normal product information that may not be covered in your documentation. I agree that strategy consultations are a different matter.

    Thanks,
    Debbie
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  • Profile picture of the author Amanda_Davis
    Infusionsoft has awesome power and functionality but it's not the easiest thing to use. You need to be quite technical... or have a tech person you can call on.
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    • Profile picture of the author Its Trish
      Originally Posted by Amanda_Davis View Post

      You need to be quite technical... or have a tech person you can call on.
      Amanda, I am assuming you are referring to hosting payment page 1 of 3
      on one's own secure server. In doing it the default way, i.e. the payment page
      on InfustionSoft's secure server, there is no technical knowledge required.
      But it you want to host the payment page on your own server (perhaps to do
      custom mods to it, for example adding lightboxes, or firesale countdown scripts, etc)
      then you have to copy/paste the html they provide, and save it as a webpage
      on your own server, and then add your custom mods. That will take some
      html expertise, or further technical knowledge.


      Originally Posted by Amanda_Davis View Post

      Infusionsoft has awesome power and functionality but it's not the easiest thing to use.
      From watching InfusionSoft's tutorial videos, looks like it will take about 1 day
      to get totally up to speed, and to get things setup.
      Being that it's an all-in-one solution for e-commerce for all of your websites,
      I'd say that type of time investment is not too shabby.

      And worth a mention... Kudos to InfusionSoft for putting out more new how-to videos.
      Usually when I see the phrase "how-to videos" I expect them to be
      long and boring screencam vids. However, InfusionSoft has produced
      some very professional, easy-to-follow, and fast moving videos.
      And the how-to vids can be accessed from the Admin area, so if you
      get stuck, just pop up the tutorial video. Nicely done.


      But has InfusionSoft's customer service & support improved?....

      I'd still like to hear more feedback on this. Amanda your input about your positive
      experience with InfusionSoft is much appreciated.
      My intent is to see whether they have improved as they've promised
      they would (i.e. adjusted their system to handle the large influx of new
      customers that occurred when they dropped their $4,000 setup fee)
      or whether their customer service and support are still suffering
      from their recent large and sudden growth.

      Anyone else have any recent experience?

      Trish : - )
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
    Trish has never used Nanacast or Infusionsoft.

    Btw... Nanacast is integrated to work with infusionsoft CRM ;-)
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    • Profile picture of the author Its Trish
      Originally Posted by Josh Anderson View Post

      Trish has never used Nanacast or Infusionsoft.
      Duh! I'm researching a new solution
      just like everyone else on this thread.
      (and everyone here knows I am not
      yet an InfusionSoft customer)

      Look Josh, it's not necessary to attempt to discredit me
      with regards to my comments about your competitor's system.

      Because I've spent literally days in the Nanacast & InfusionSoft demos
      and watching the lengthy tutorial videos, I am more than qualified
      to make the comments that I've made about InfusionSoft's features.

      Thanks to everyone who has contacted me direclty
      regarding InfusionSoft's customer service.
      (I need to get into a new solution fast, so hopefully
      I'm making the right decision here!)

      Trish : - )
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      • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
        Originally Posted by Its Trish View Post

        Look Josh, it's not necessary to attempt to discredit me
        with regards to my comments about your competitor's system.
        Your opinions thus far have been made based on no experience with either solution so that is what I am pointing out.
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  • Profile picture of the author Maria Gudelis
    I use nanacast and am a viral premium member and it is indeed the "Ferrari" out there - period.

    One does have to invest time to understand the power of it and how to use it...and I know I only use 20% of nanacast's capability and it is amazing how my staff can seriously pump out a product real fast on it for me!

    I was looking for a great affiiate solution and love it for that - especially like the 'create mass payment file' to pay your affiliates.

    ...and Josh will slap me around I know....but just realized the cool newer features you've added that sounds exciting.

    Like anything though, you do have to invest the time to learn it - and fit it to your business the best way you can..


    ...so I also (10 percent or less of the time) use RAP still as sometimes that fits for my jv partner on that who wants rap (and as you know - sometimes it is your JV affiliates that is your customer) and I outsource that to John Burnette to install for me to make my life easy!

    It really depends on your needs..

    If you are just starting out...then paypal is great for your payment...if you want to start looking at affiliates etc. -then take a serious look at nanacast...

    the support from Josh and the nanacast team is phenomenal and if I ever had issues (e.g. getting the download link to customers) it is usually because of paypal - not nanacast...which you can't control and that will be an issue across the board whether you use rap, 1SC etc.

    My full time resource has really been able to put a product up in minutes using nanacast..no kidding ..

    and the ability to 'copy' memberships rocks as well -

    I admit I don't even use all the features and benefits of nancast and looking forward to using the newer stuff I just found out about!

    Cheers, Maria
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Turner
    Hi Josh
    thanks for your thoughful response to questions - another one - re hosting

    "Quote:
    1) Is the nanacast software this hosted or installed on my server?
    The system is an online service. No scripts to install. Run unlimited sites with it."

    So if I have a membership site
    the software is hosted by nanacast?
    the information pages will be hosted on nanacast or my own hosting?
    members downloads will be hosted on nanacast or my own hosting?
    training videos to be viewed in the members area will be hosted on nanacast or my own hosting?
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    • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
      The easiest and most powerful way to use the system is using our built in "hosted" membership site creation features. It allows you to turn any site into a membership site in minutes...

      But you have several other options:

      1. You can use our plugin to turn any blog into a memebrship blog.

      2. You can use our api to integrate our ecommerce and affilaite management system with any other system or site you want if you want too develop something your self.

      3. You can use our cname feature to make the nanacast hosted membership sites appears as if they are on any domain you own or even a subdomain of an existing site ie. members.yoursite.com

      For media files and downloads can integrate your own s3 account with your nanacast account and nanacast will automatically secure your s3 hosted download files and embedded video urls that you use in your nanacast hosted membership pages.

      In other words... nanacast lets you focus on creating as many membership sites and offers as you want without ever having to worry about hiring programmers or managing it. You get to do what makes you money... publish your content and products and market. Instead of having to bother with it development and programmer management we hand it all to you in one powerful fully automated centralized system. No scripts to install no programmers to hire.

      Originally Posted by Danny Turner View Post

      Hi Josh
      thanks for your thoughful response to questions - another one - re hosting

      "Quote:
      1) Is the nanacast software this hosted or installed on my server?
      The system is an online service. No scripts to install. Run unlimited sites with it."

      So if I have a membership site
      the software is hosted by nanacast?
      the information pages will be hosted on nanacast or my own hosting?
      members downloads will be hosted on nanacast or my own hosting?
      training videos to be viewed in the members area will be hosted on nanacast or my own hosting?
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  • Profile picture of the author zombo
    Nothing wrong with paypal mate I've used it for years
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  • Profile picture of the author jeffczyz
    Josh,

    I may have missed this somewhere in your tutorials and info..but if I'm using authorize.net and have a recurring subscription, will nanacast handle the recurring transaction and post that info to authorize.net each month(like 1SC does) or will I need to subscribe to the authorize.net recurring billing service?
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    • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
      Correct. You will NOT need the authnet recurring service. We automate it.

      Originally Posted by jeffczyz View Post

      Josh,

      I may have missed this somewhere in your tutorials and info..but if I'm using authorize.net and have a recurring subscription, will nanacast handle the recurring transaction and post that info to authorize.net each month(like 1SC does) or will I need to subscribe to the authorize.net recurring billing service?
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  • Profile picture of the author jeffczyz
    Josh,

    Need some advice on this one with Nanacast. Let's say I have a subscription service, silver level for 19.95 and I would like to offer subscribers the ability to upgrade a Gold account which would be 29.95 (total). Is there an easy way to unsubscribe them from the first subscription and put them into a new one?

    Jeff
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
    Please use our support desk at www.nanacast.com/support for support related questions.
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    • Profile picture of the author James Schramko
      I have used both Infusionsoft and Nanacast. Infusionsoft was not a good solution for me because I wanted to be able to use it myself without having a tech team, merchant account or endure a steep learning curve.

      I chose nanacast and within hours I was collecting payments because it works with Paypal right out of the box. A few weeks later I had processed over $40k and had over 1000 affiliates. The nanacast system is awesome. Support is great as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Garry Hopkins
    $1200.00 a year is enormous! don't you think so?
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  • Profile picture of the author louislautman
    Does Nanacast work with yourpay or firstdata as the merchant account?
    Also is Nanacast the email autoresponder system or do you have to get another account with another company?
    Who are some people who are experts at setting everything up that I could contact?
    Also is there phone support? And how often do you make updates to it?
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  • Profile picture of the author joerh
    Hey Josh,

    This is the first I am hearing about this product, so I am just making sure I understand correctly.

    I would like to have a membership site for information products both physical and digital. I know you got that more than covered. But is there currently any way to set it up so you can offer discounts for someone to get on an automatic shipment of products (like say a face cream) that is located at a fulfillment center? How about an assortment of products like "add this, add that" to cart (you hinted to something in the works, just wanted to see the features and any possible updates on a release date).

    Thanks for the help,
    Joe
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    • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
      Currently you can do that as single item or package checkout. But not pick and choose to fill your cart.

      So if you wanted to say follow with an upsell for an auto ship of a package at a discount you can do that.

      You could also follow a purchase with an email providing them coupons for several packages and links to each sales page for each of those packages. Those could be auto ship etc.

      Using our custom fields and email notifications or even our api you can notify your fulfillment house.

      Originally Posted by joerh View Post

      Hey Josh,

      This is the first I am hearing about this product, so I am just making sure I understand correctly.

      I would like to have a membership site for information products both physical and digital. I know you got that more than covered. But is there currently any way to set it up so you can offer discounts for someone to get on an automatic shipment of products (like say a face cream) that is located at a fulfillment center? How about an assortment of products like "add this, add that" to cart (you hinted to something in the works, just wanted to see the features and any possible updates on a release date).

      Thanks for the help,
      Joe
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      • Profile picture of the author joerh
        Thanks Josh for the fast response,

        I guess I am going to have to look to see if I can find something that will do the autobill/autoship for products they chose... and then integrate it with nanacast.

        Anyone else doing this? Something like 1shopping cart for $34/month. Any suggestions?

        Thanks everyone,
        Joe
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        • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
          Just to clarify... they can do it for any product they choose but currently it must be one item or predefined bundle checkout at a time. So you could create and list various products and packages on your site you want people to choose from. Then take them through a linear checkout process and have options of having forced or optional continuity and upsells/downsells etc.

          We actually do have a module planned out and scheduled for 2010 called "store fronts" which will do the additional multi product shopping page customized checkout.

          Because what you are describing is "add this and add that" to cart even an independent developer would not be able to use our api to create an alternative to a fully integrated multi item custom checkout which we do have planned.
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  • Profile picture of the author RichardIC
    Nanacast ? what.. first time ever i am hearing this. Is it a payment processing system?
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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Preuss
    Josh,

    On the first version of your Nanacast website you provided a *written* list of features. Is there any way to get that from you? The video is fine but would love to actually see the list of all the features.

    Thanks much,
    Ken
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    • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
      Originally Posted by Ken Preuss View Post

      Josh,

      On the first version of your Nanacast website you provided a *written* list of features. Is there any way to get that from you? The video is fine but would love to actually see the list of all the features.

      Thanks much,
      Ken

      Sure here is a brand new comprehensive nanacast features list:

      Nanacast Features List

      It will change over time as we are always adding new features :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author DamianLeon
    I'm excited about being able to use Nanacast soon - probably going to study
    what Lee McIntyre did with Infusionsoft, then take lessons from that and
    work with it in Nancast - distributing through a variety of media-

    I also like the fact that it integrates with OfficeAutoPilot-
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
    Originally Posted by Kieran Gill View Post

    Is there a free trial available or some such?
    Sure... it was mentioned earlier in this thread but here is how to do it again:

    1. On the home page of nanacast at the top of the registration form there is a drop down to choose the version. Select affiliate only.

    2. Fill in the rest of the form and once you submit it confirm your account via the email our system will send you.

    3. Login to your account and in the left menu will be a red 7 day trial option. When you take that 7 day trial it will give you access to the full viral premium features. You may upgrade your account at any time to a paid account at the viral or viral premium level.

    No credit card or payment is required to take the 7 day trial that way.

    Originally Posted by Kieran Gill View Post

    Edit: I've read the above docs and can see that it integrates with 2CO.

    I'm stuck between deciding for either 1shoppingcart or Nanacast, integrated with 2CO for accepting cards.

    Some of Nanacasts features sound pretty badass...
    In my opinion 2co should only be used if you have no other options... frankly paypal standard is a far better option than 2co and cheaper fees too.

    Plus in the UK you can also use Paypal Website payments pro and www.Eway.co.uk both of which Nanacast is integrated with so you have a few choices for payment processors and merchant accounts even if you are in the UK.
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  • Profile picture of the author LudwigReithofer
    Nanacast is a great system! I love it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
    Originally Posted by Kieran Gill View Post

    PayPal standard isn't a better option than 2CO, as I can't accept cards easily with PayPal standard. Lots of our customers are unlikely to use PayPal
    Are you sure about that?

    Paypal standard always offers option for people to pay with credit card and does not require the payee to have a paypal account.

    PayPal WebSite Payment Pro fees work out around the same (or more) as 2CO in the end as there is a monthly fee in addition to the per sale charges...
    You will pay WAY MORE in fees to 2checkout. In fact you will pay nearly twice as much in fees to 2checkout than paypal. 2checkout fees are 5.5% of your total revenue. This is nearly double paypal's highest fee structure. Paypal fees are 1.9-3% traditionally.

    So while you might save a couple bucks a month on the monthly fee you are agreeing to literally give away 2.5%+ more of your total income than you would with paypal.

    The benefits of PayPal far outweigh 2checkout in many more areas too.

    Additionally you are not likely aware of this but 2checkout is a very strict third party payment processor who acts as a "reseller" of your product and you have to ask them permission for each product you want to sell and they can de-list your products at any time.

    I've not heard of EWay. Do you need your own merchant account?
    I recommend contacting them directly. They are a gateway for a merchant account and can help you get connected as they are a major merchant service provider in UK, AU, and NZ.

    Having your own merchant account in addition to offering payments with paypal is very desirable so that you have multiple options for collecting payments and have a backup should you ever encounter issues with your merchant providers or paypal etc.

    It also enables you to integrate the power of one click upsells, bundled trials, and other things like "bump" offers into your sales funnels using Nanacast.

    dit: I'm actually looking at Google Checkout, I had no idea it could accept cards without a merchant account... It has nice fees and no monthly charge either... Could be a winner.
    Not really. Google Checkout has never materialized as a good option and have pretty much made it impossible to do many of the things you can do with Paypal and regular merchant accounts. Surprisingly enough that is one of the areas that Google has not really had much success with. You may want to read this thread as it sums up why Google Checkout sucks from the perspective of both consumers and developers.

    Finally, you may not be aware of this but having merchant account is a very desirable thing because it allows you to take advantage of features such as bundled continuity offers or one click upsells where using third party processors alone limits you to doing standard upsell processes with multiple checkouts without easy one click compatibility.

    Since you have PayPal Standard, PayPal Website Payments Pro, and getting your own merchant gateway through Eway all of which are far better options that 2co I highly encourage you to look a little deeper into the true benefits... which are absolutely huge over the highly limiting and most expensive option which is 2checkout...

    2checkout is the MOST expensive and LEAST desirable option of any of those solutions and again... should only ever be considered as the choice of absolute last resort if you have none of the other options you have available to you.

    The only reason I like 2checkout, and the only reason we are integrated with 2checkout, is because they are the only choice for some people in some parts of the world and having an option is better than having no option.

    You have tons of better choices to consider and use all of which have the potential of helping you make and keep more of your profits.

    The biggest mistake that many people make in IM is not seeing the true costs of their decisions in both higher fees and lost profit potential because of a loss of better features when they think they are saving themselves money.
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  • Profile picture of the author nelsonroque
    I have heard only GREAT things about Nanacast.

    Thumbs up!
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    • Profile picture of the author joehomps
      Can nanacast make a "name your own price" offer? I once purchased a product from Dan Kennedy, and it allowed the buyers to name their own price. Is it possible with nanacast?
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      • Profile picture of the author jeffczyz
        I wanted to chime in real quick and provide some feedback on this thread.

        I was looking for a good shopping cart system to move all of my stuff to and I had looked at several of the big name/common systems.

        I am extremely impressed with Nanacast. Not just the way it works, but by the support as well.

        I had recently inquired about a feature I was really looking for and was told that it currently was not available. Not much later, they followed up with me and I was told they had just built the feature I needed.

        In my own opinion, you can't go wrong with this system.

        Jeff
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        • Profile picture of the author gph
          Does Nanacast do "expiring URLs" for digital downloads of products - even products hosted at, say, Amazon s3? Can we set the time to expiration?

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          • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
            Originally Posted by gph View Post

            Does Nanacast do "expiring URLs" for digital downloads of products - even products hosted at, say, Amazon s3? Can we set the time to expiration?

            gph
            Yes.

            You can register your Amazon s3 hosting account details in your Nanacast account and our system can automatically secure files on s3, then the Nanacast system cloaks the url and ads its own additional key based layer of security and then on top of that Nanacast ads ip based security where the files issued to the IP of the account user so that if they copy the url and someone on another IP tries to access it they will not be authorized.

            These secure file urls can be used with both Nanacast's dynamic thank you pages and membership pages generated by Nanacast's content delivery system. They can be used to cloak and lock the source url against sharing and even be used with embedded media.

            Additionally if you can limit access to dynamic thank you pages by time or number of clicks, you can also limit access to content by expiring an "episode" or membership page and you can limit access by the number of IP addresses per day or lifetime. You may use any combination of those features.

            Please post any other "features" type questions to our support desk.
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            • Profile picture of the author joehomps
              Hi, Josh:

              Would appreciate your answer on whether Nancast can do a "name your own price" offer. Please see thread #131 above.

              Thanks,

              I wish you a Merry Christmas and a most rewarding/healthy/happy/prosperous New Year.

              Joe
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              • Profile picture of the author joehomps
                Originally Posted by joehomps View Post

                Hi, Josh:

                Would appreciate your answer on whether Nancast can do a "name your own price" offer. Please see thread #131 above.

                Thanks,

                I wish you a Merry Christmas and a most rewarding/healthy/happy/prosperous New Year.

                Joe
                COMMENT FROM MODERATOR Josh is respecting the rules of this REVIEWS forum.


                Hi, Josh:

                This is my third post on the same question. A simple one that you can answer quickly. I hope it is not your practice to ignore simple questions from your customer or potential customers.

                Best,

                Joe
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                • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
                  Hi Joe,

                  We can serve you better and answer your features and customer support type questions faster by using the support desk which I mentioned just after your initial post.

                  Though I am here often we are always available at our support desk which is the most appropriate place for your question as we have been encouraged to limit discussion here to reviews.

                  Having said that the answer to your question is "no."

                  You can see a full features list on the site here:

                  Nanacast Features List

                  Originally Posted by joehomps View Post


                  COMMENT FROM MODERATOR Josh is respecting the rules of this REVIEWS forum.

                  Hi, Josh:

                  This is my third post on the same question. A simple one that you can answer quickly. I hope it is not your practice to ignore simple questions from your customer or potential customers.

                  Best,

                  Joe
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  • Profile picture of the author TheNightOwl
    Hi Josh

    I've been doing a lot of research into shopping carts and payment gateways and membership sites and securing content and all that kind of good stuff.

    I've looked at Nanacast a number of times in the past. There's no doubt about it, it's one seriously powerful solution.

    I have no objection to the price-point whatsoever. The feature-set is bound to not only make my life soooooo much easier, it could also increase sales, increase repeat business, and save me money otherwise lost from sharing URLs, etc. Not to mention the built-in affiliate system!

    So it really looks like a GREAT solution!


    ============================

    I do have one major concern, though, which I'm rather hoping you'll be willing to address in this thread.

    I considered PMing you about this, but I think anyone reading this or considering Nanacast might also be wondering the same thing(s):

    - How can I be confident that your company and Nanacast will be around and functioning both reliably and consistently for the long haul?

    By that, I mean, basically: What happens if something happens to YOU?

    I read your post above and clearly you have no intention of abandoning your business or changing market. Why on Earth would you?

    That's not my point.

    (Although stranger things've happened, eh?)

    My point is that (as was raised elsewhere in the thread), it appears you're a one-man operation, essentially. You and your partner and I'm guessing a team of outsourced tech and support help.

    But, hey! I don't know how your business operates. And in fact, that's why I'm posting this thread: To get a little more clarification regarding that.

    There's nothing about your company on the Nanacast website other than the profile of you and your partner in the "About" link in the footer. The webpage of your business name is simply a one-page showcase site pointing to your other product pages. And your business address appears to be in a residential area.

    Don't get me wrong, dude. I'm not trying to suggest even remotely that anything shady is going on or you're some kind of fly-by-night operation. I absolutely do NOT believe either of those things to be the case. I thoroughly believe that you're an honest businessman busting your balls to provide extraordinary value to your clients/customers. I really do.

    This post is in no way intended to be adversarial. Although, take it any way you like. From my point of view it's called "Doing Due Diligence." I hope you appreciate that because Nanacast essentially requires me to put my entire business on your server.

    That's a big ask if I can't be sure that there's a solid corporate structure to back that up, with redundancy systems in place to ensure that the show goes on rain, hail, or shine.

    Putting my entire business on your server is obviously not the same as buying a $100 product from you. Heck, it ain't even the same as buying a $10,000 - or possibly even $100,000 - product from you! Y'know what I mean? Ya feelin' me here?

    So, y'know, if I were asking these questions because of some hesitancy in slapping down $100 for one of your products, you'd be right to tell me to wake up.

    But it's not the same, is it?

    If I were a religious man I'd preface what I'm about to say with "God forbid!"...

    Were something to happen to you which meant you couldn't run your business, what would happen to your customers' businesses?

    There are myriad unexpected things that can and do happen to people all the time. Reasonably often on this forum there are pleas for help from upstanding online businesspeople who've fallen on hard times. People who've been in the game for years and suddenly get slapped with, say, a MASSIVE medical bill (thanks to what I'm lead to believe are unusually outragerous fees for health care in the good old USofA).

    There was one such example of this earlier this year. Many members will remember the case. The person who needed to raise cash for hefty medical bills offered a HUGE discount on a product showing how to make money online.

    One person critically commented something to the effect of: "While it's unfortunate that [person] has to deal with [problem], and I'm happy to offer a donation for the pot, it seems a bit rich to me that this product showing folks how to make money is being offered in a firesale. If [person] is so crash-hot at making money online, why is [person] in this financial pickle in the first place?"

    Naturally, with the emotional nature of such a thread, the commenter (no, it wasn't me) was shouted down as an uncaring oaf, and told that there are all kinds of reasons why someone could be an upstanding citizen and good businessperson and successful online marketer and still need a cash-injection for, say, medical bills or other unexpected and unplanned for emergencies.

    You live in the land of outrageous medical bills, right, Josh? And unexpected things happen to all of us from time to time, unfortunately.

    Which means that IF, as I suspect, you're essentially a one-man (or small-biz) operation with an outsourced team of tech and support folks, the question bears repeating:

    What would then happen to your customers' businesses if some calamity befell yours?

    What kind of robust and accountable corporate structure is in place at "Internet Business Ideas Inc" and "Nanacast" to ensure that it's business as usual even in the event that the CEO is on holiday for 3 months in Vanuatu, or gets eaten by natives while on safari in Pygmistan?

    Now, despite my silliness just there in an attempt to highlight a real possibility (someone has already mentioned Cory Rudl in this thread) in a light-hearted-ish way, I think these questions are legitimate.

    And I'm hoping you agree.

    You're CLEARLY no slouch on the tech side of things. Someone asked about server load during high-profile launches and whether your platform could handle it. You dealth with this objection well and it seems that Nanacast is able to roll with those kinds of punches. I'd be happy to have you, your tech team, and Nancast in my corner to deal with all the things you say can be thrown at it.

    My question is whether your BUSINESS is adequately structured to withstand the equivalent kind of upheaval and pressure, especially of the unexpected kind?

    I appreciate your time and I look forward to your response.

    All the best and happy holidays,
    TheNightOwl
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    • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
      The short answer is...

      Nothing. Business keeps going as usual if something happens to me.

      Nanacast is owned and operated by an entity (corporation), not an individual, and is maintained and sustained in a partnership with several other companies involved in a cooperative effort.

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      In other news that is more important to our operation:

      2010 will be a very exciting year for us as we will be moving the main application to the cloud.

      Up until now the bulk of our financial investment has been in hardware and hosting resources for our private cabinet and servers currently hosted at The planet. Our current resources are quite powerful and can handle millions of transactions daily...

      However, the recent announcement by Amazon that they are now capable of offering mysql on the cloud is quite compelling because it provides essentially infinite and on demand scaling and load balancing. It is very exciting to to think about what it means for ease of scaling and resource management to be able to take advantage of Amazon's resources.
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      • Profile picture of the author TheNightOwl
        Originally Posted by Josh Anderson View Post

        The short answer is...

        Nothing. Business keeps going as usual if something happens to me.

        Nanacast is owned and operated by an entity (corporation), not an individual, and is maintained and sustained in a partnership with several other companies involved in a cooperative effort.

        Heya Josh

        Just so there's no misunderstanding, I'd like to repeat that I really do believe you're an honest businessman and you're not running a fly-by-nighter.

        But... your response is inadequate considering what terrific free publicity this thread is for Nanacast and what you're asking of your customers and potential customers, i.e. $150 a month and hosting their entire money site(s) on your servers.

        Running a business under an LLC structure doesn't - in and of itself - mean much, really, I'm afraid.

        Setting up a corporation can be done in an afternoon for a grand or thereabouts. Actually, it can even be done online nowadays! I can appoint myself as the CEO just as long as I'm sure to take minutes of the "Annual General Meeting" (with myself), get a cookie-cutter Company Charter from my attorney to keep on record, and I'm good to go.

        So your answer doesn't really answer my question or address my concerns. Operating as a corporation is no guarantee at all that things will be business as usual if something were to happen to you.

        If you're a one or two-man operation with a lot of outsourced assistance and something happens to you... and my entire business website is, effectively, sitting on your servers, then that leaves me in quite a predicament, wouldn't you say?

        Originally Posted by Josh Anderson View Post

        Business keeps going as usual if something happens to me.
        Would you elaborate on that a little bit, please? Should I believe this to be true simply because you say it is?

        For example, I can't even find a phone number on your Nanacast or IBI site!

        --------

        As I said, above, you're clearly a programming genius and I'm in awe of the stuff that Nanacast can do. Really. It looks awesome.

        But I'm yet to be convinced that the structure of your business is able to handle major upheavals. And that's important given that Nanacast is currently a hosted solution.

        I'm more than happy to be educated.

        All the best,
        TheNightOwl
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          Originally Posted by TheNightOwl View Post

          As I said, above, you're clearly a programming genius and I'm in awe of the stuff that Nanacast can do. Really. It looks awesome.

          But I'm yet to be convinced that the structure of your business is able to handle major upheavals. And that's important given that Nanacast is currently a hosted solution.

          I'm more than happy to be educated.

          All the best,
          TheNightOwl
          Please understand that I am not willing to discuss certain aspects of the structure and management of my company with anonymous posters in a public forum.

          I will say though that we are obsessive about physical resource management, security, quality control, scaling, and uplink and network speed and fully appreciate the trust our clients put in us and our focus day in and day out is providing our clients the highest quality applications and services.

          Ask any of our clients how they feel about our company and the service we provide...

          When a phone call is needed we pick up the phone and call you. That is what our support desk is for... all communication happens there first.

          We are even known to call companies out of the blue and offer advice and strategy suggestions when it is not expected but greatly appreciated.

          The most important aspects of the structure, management, and operation of our service are all firmly in place. Companies have been automating their businesses and online publishing with the Nanacast platform and its various labels since early 2007.

          2010 will bring even more exciting benefits to publishers that will go far beyond just the application itself. Its going to be an incredible year and we will do a lot to shape the new face of ecommerce, affiliate management, business automation and centralization.
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    I think one more good one is google checkout ..try it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
    Anyone that's considering InfusionSoft, I shot a lengthy, detailed video showing you exactly what to expect with InfusionSoft.

    Nanacast vs. InfusionSoft: Which Is Better?
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    • Profile picture of the author pmc
      Thank you for that video! I will use your affiliate link when I sign up for Nanacast ... and leave Infusionsoft behind as a really bad memory.

      With respect to Infusionsoft, I've gotta add that never have I spent so much money for so little readily usable functionality. Your video is spot-on.

      Fortunately Nanacast, Aweber, SendPepper all look like great solutions for their respective purposes, and it looks like they'll integrate well enough.
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      That was an excellent review - objective, factual & informative.

      Thank you, Sir.

      Oz.


      Originally Posted by BlueSquares View Post

      Anyone that's considering InfusionSoft, I shot a lengthy, detailed video showing you exactly what to expect with InfusionSoft.

      Nanacast vs. InfusionSoft: Which Is Better?
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  • Profile picture of the author Reeveso
    Hey everyone,

    Josh or anyone else...can you please show me a few examples of people who use Nanacast? I studied it for about 3 hours last night (I need something to replace BFM - which is a POS).

    However the one thing I'm "kind of" worried about is the designing aspect of things and I didn't see any videos describing that part of it.

    Can anybody here show me some examples of websites they've built using Nanacast...or Josh, would you mind either PM'ing or calling me? I'm ready to buy the second I get this question answered.

    Thanks!

    Jeremy

    P.S. Also, how about tracking? Is it set up to do A/B and multivariate tracking?
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    • Profile picture of the author Scott Lundergan
      Originally Posted by Reeveso View Post

      Hey everyone,

      Josh or anyone else...can you please show me a few examples of people who use Nanacast? I studied it for about 3 hours last night (I need something to replace BFM - which is a POS).

      However the one thing I'm "kind of" worried about is the designing aspect of things and I didn't see any videos describing that part of it.

      Can anybody here show me some examples of websites they've built using Nanacast...or Josh, would you mind either PM'ing or calling me? I'm ready to buy the second I get this question answered.

      Thanks!

      Jeremy

      P.S. Also, how about tracking? Is it set up to do A/B and multivariate tracking?
      Hey Jeremy,

      When referring to design, do you mean all the integration buttons for coupons, use of the membership graphics, variables, order buttons, checkout pages (etc, etc) or are you referring to self-hosted nanacast sites?

      On my own sites, I integrate different ordering buttons tied to coupons, pricepoints, item descriptions, escrow codes, customizable WYSIWYG checkout pages and updating checkout variables that can be remotely updated anytime.

      Checkout boxes can be customized remotely by just checkmarking a few different choices that allows viewers to see (if and) what item, amount and description that would seen (and) then be updated everywhere else in the platform immediately like at http://nanacast.com/customvideopromos

      Inside the optional permanent content download section (instead of expiring dynamic download pages), you can see images in this link below that show one way to have descriptions and a few of the buttons one can choose for customers see when they access products at Brandable Web Videos, Video Intros and Video Marketing Creation System that can be changed remotely at anytime.

      As well, for simple invoice pages such as below, one can customize what's above the order method manually (I created the item/total amount below) however they want with headers, a pretty powerful WYSIWYG/ (optional) HTML source editor.

      Escrow Deposit (what customers get after we agree on a project)
      Web Video Production

      I understand it's now integrated with google analytics and can do a/b funnel split testing as well, but they could answer better than I can in regards to your specific situation and how it works.

      Hope that helps.

      Best,
      Scott
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  • Profile picture of the author UnstoppableJoy
    Josh - I use PayPal Pro exclusively. Can Nancast run a member site with PPP?

    Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author UnstoppableJoy
      WOW Josh

      I signed up for a 7 day trail and I am blown away by the clarity and thoroughness of the control panel. Unlike the $99 competition that I just abandoned after 3 weeks of deciphering their control panel. I think deciphering Egyptian might have been easier.

      Their main help was video and folks as I told them "Video is useless in emergencies when you need that one piece of info" .

      With Nanacast (sounds like a webcam service for Nannys) you simply enter in many of your service passwords (Kunaki - Amazon AWS - etc) and you are done!

      The membership site setup page blew me away with its clarity. All I had to do was read the page and I could see exactly what to do.

      You can customize almost everything on every page as well.

      My only criticism at this point is too much info is on video (see above) but Nancast makes up for 70% of that with very detailed explainations on the actual page. What a concept - put the info where it is needed.

      For example there are instructions on how to set up your Cmode changes in GoDaddy right where you need it. Canadians may end up ruling the earth if they keep thinking this clearly :-)

      Oh yeah, and I couldn't figure out the difference between the $150 plan and the $99 plan yet.

      All in all I am VERY impressed with what I see here so far. But do wish these shopping carts would use creative thinking and have a sliding scale to allow folks to get product sales going before they get hit with the full $150 per month.

      To be fair to Nanacast though the same shopping cart at Yahoo Stores that used to cost me $49 per month is now $150

      Nice Job Josh
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      • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
        Originally Posted by UnstoppableJoy View Post

        Oh yeah, and I couldn't figure out the difference between the $150 plan and the $99 plan yet.
        The higher level "viral premium" includes cname capabilities that allows you to use your dns in your registrar to point your domain or subdomain as a cname so that you can use your own domains as the url for nanacast hosted membership login and content delivery areas.

        It also provides you a feature to integrate with clickatell for automatic phone and text verification. This is generally used when people are running CPL campaigns on free offers and want to validate a lead for affiliate payout purposes. But it could also be used to validate lead phone numbers for any type of offer free or paid.

        Viral premium also provides a few more customization (branding) options and the ability to create staff accounts if you have staff you want to login and assist with subscriber customer service such as billing, cancellations (cancellation can be automated without staff too), access customer service etc. but not have access to content management.

        Other than those the rest of the features are identical to the viral level.
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    can a memership site be made here.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryan Steinolfson
    Josh,

    Can do the same 7 day trial with Mixiv as you are suggesting to do with Nanacast?

    Ryan
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryan Steinolfson
    I apologize for not putting these questions in one post but these questions are coming to me as I ready this thread.

    Can I just use my regular Paypal account to accept payments using Nanacast or do I need to step up to the Web site payments Pro solution?
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    • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
      You can use PayPal standard. There are limitations to what paypal standard can do though... for example paypal standard does not work with one click upsells... you can still do upsells but it will not be one click.

      You also cannot do forced continuity or bundled trials for separate offers with paypal.

      For those type of things you need a merchant account or paypal website payments or pay flow pro to accomplish.

      But everything else works with paypal standard the same way.

      Originally Posted by Ryan Steinolfson View Post

      I apologize for not putting these questions in one post but these questions are coming to me as I ready this thread.

      Can I just use my regular Paypal account to accept payments using Nanacast or do I need to step up to the Web site payments Pro solution?
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  • Profile picture of the author annemariemilby
    It's my first time to hear about nanacast but this seems to be a great alternative service although i still think paypal rocks especially for beginners.
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    • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
      Originally Posted by annemariemilby View Post

      It's my first time to hear about nanacast but this seems to be a great alternative service although i still think paypal rocks especially for beginners.
      You probably misunderstood what Nanacast is...

      Nanacast the front and/or back end for automating your entire business from the affiliate tracking, the client capture, to the sales transaction, to the upsells/downsells, to the content delivery, to the physical product fulfillment, to the additional back end content embedded upsell process, to the billing management, to the subscriber management, etc.

      PayPal is just a payment processor. One of the many you can use with Nanacast
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      • Profile picture of the author JustKev11
        Is Nanacast search engine optimized? Please explain either way.
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        • Profile picture of the author Barry Goss
          Originally Posted by JustKev11 View Post

          Is Nanacast search engine optimized? Please explain either way.
          Your question isn't relevant... nor technically pertinent to what Nanacast is.

          So, I'm just gonna copy 'n paste Josh's prior commentary on this thread:

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          "You probably misunderstood what Nanacast is...

          "Nanacast the front and/or back end for automating your entire business from the affiliate tracking, the client capture, to the sales transaction, to the upsells/downsells, to the content delivery, to the physical product fulfillment, to the additional back end content embedded upsell process, to the billing management, to the subscriber management, etc."

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  • Profile picture of the author Ishan Soni
    Thanks for all the support Josh, you've cleared many questions that I had about Nanacast.com

    I was considering 1shoppingcart vs Nanacast but it seems that Nanacast is clearly the best deal.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Williamson
      Josh, planning on signing up in the next couple days. If I opt for the $99 option initially, can I seamlessly/smoothly upgrade to the $150 level later on without having to 'start from scratch' again?

      Thanks,
      John
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      • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
        Yep, if you upgrade to the higher level just use the same email address as the one associated as your username and it will upgrade your existing account without interruption.

        Originally Posted by John Williamson View Post

        Josh, planning on signing up in the next couple days. If I opt for the $99 option initially, can I seamlessly/smoothly upgrade to the $150 level later on without having to 'start from scratch' again?

        Thanks,
        John
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