You can change a business plan for any business, anytime. For example, if you added or claimed your business in a Free plan, you can upgrade it to a paid plan. Or, you can upgrade a current paid plan from Silver to Gold. Upgrade gives you lot of additional benefits to leverage your business visiblity by publishing and sharing your personalized and custom branded coupons, in multiple ways.
You can also change a plan from a higher plan (Gold) to lower plan (Silver), or switch the plan between Monthly or Yearly, anytime.
In Navigation, click on My Businesses.
The list of businesses that you have added or claimed, appears. The Plan column shows the current plan of the corresponding business, as below.
- A business in Free plan (the lowest plan) shows you an option to upgrade.
- A business in Silver plan (it is not the top plan) shows you an option to change plan.
In either case, click on Upgrade or Change where required.
The Change Plan options appear where you can select the higher plan for this business.
As you change the plan, the Change Plan button is available now.
Click on Change Plan button. The payment page appears.
Promotional Code: If you have a promotional code, enter the right code to avail a discount.
See the payment details carefully as the amount that you have paid for the current plan is adjusted for the new plan's price on pro-rated base.
If you have used a card in this account for any transaction in this account, that card's details are already available for use here. Click on Use This Card button to use this card to make the payment. You can also add a new card details, if required.
If the payment is processed successfully, the business plan is upgraded.
In My Businesses, you can see the new plan in the Plan column for this business.
You can change plan for the billing cycle only such as from Monthly to Yearly, or Yearly to Monthly, within the same plan. For example, to change a billing cycle in a Silver plan business, select the alternative option in Change Plan, as below.
You can downgrade a higher plan to a lower plan, if required. In Plan column, click on Change for the higher plan business that you want to downgrade.
On Change Plan, select the lower plan. LocalArea shows you a message that your downgrade is scheduled for the date at the end of current billing cycle (because you have already paid for this higher plan for the current billing cycle).
In My Businesses, you can see a quick note for this scheduled downgrade, as below.
If you again click on Change option for this plan to change it again, LocalArea shows you the scheduled change note on Change Plan options too, as below.
Downgrade to Free Plan
For a paid plan business, you can change it to a free plan. In Auto-Renew column, turn it off to stop the payment after the billing cycle.