The Benefits of Subscribing to INSIDER Membership
With an Architosh INSIDER Membership subscription readers have the following benefit per month:
- Unlimited News & Blog content
- Unlimited News Analysis & Commentary content
- Unlimited Features and Product Reviews content
- Early Access (1 – week) to INSIDER Reports
- Exclusive Mac CAD/3D/AEC Apps Guides
- Exclusive Features for Members (subscribers)
- Exclusive Access to Research Reports
Additionally, INSIDER Members will gain access to special pricing on eBooks, our extensive research reports and other products and services with our partners.
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The Benefits for Site Visitors and non-Subscribers
Importantly, all of Architosh’s regular CAD/3D/AEC industry software and hardware news will remain free and unlimited to site visitors. “Limited” content means readers can view up to three (3) articles per month, inclusive of Features, Reviews, Analysis and Commentary, and some editor-selective App Guide articles.
Subscription / Paywall FAQ
Why does Architosh now have a digital subscription offering?
We have implemented primarily a “metered paywall” strategy to help further monetize the site and its future publishing goals with select “hard” paywall components. We describe this new endeavor and why it is happening in this post here.
How does a “metered paywall” work or function?
A metered paywall generally works by limiting the number of articles a reader can consume for free (without subscription) per month, generally. The hard paywall allows only subscribers to see that content behind the hard paywall. You can see in detail our content types and their relationship to the paywall on our new sitemap. (image 01)
The Architosh—Reader Experience Options image above clearly communicates that our content spans across an “editorial band” (blue-green in the image above) from news covering press releases, to context and insight in our news analysis, to unique journalism in our feature and reviews, onward to decision-support and intelligence in our premium INSIDER content.
View the image above (click on it) and visit our sitemap to get a complete overview of our content types.
I am a long-time reader and fan, what does this mean for me if I do not get a subscription?
All the typical content you have been used to reading at Architosh will largely remain accessible but only in a “limited” 3-articles per month structure because it sits behind the metered paywall. This does not apply to news articles and blog posts. Again, see the image above for a graphic overview of how the paywall structure works across our content types.
What happens when I reach my monthly limit on articles?
The metered paywall become invoked and a subscription curtain appears over the content you are trying to reach.
You will still be able to access all news articles and high-level index pages on the site to monitor what new features, reviews, news analysis, and INSIDER content has been published. (see: sitemap)
How do I cancel a subscription?
There will be instructions provided by Tinypass on how to cancel a subscription. You can go here to find out more: https://dashboard.tinypass.com/consumer/help/list
You can gift subscriptions to your friends, family and business associates. For the architect who works on Macs or the CAD/BIM/3D Jedi in your life, an architosh INSIDER Membership subscription will make a wonderful gift.
Click on this link here to go to gifting page shown in the image above.
Contacting Us About Subscriptions or Something Else
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6 Jan 2018 — Last update to this page.