The Benefits of Subscribing to INSIDER Membership
With an Architosh INSIDER Membership subscription readers have unlimited 24/7 access to the entire Architosh website and its content, unlike non-subscriber visitors who have “limited” access to premium content and no access to “exclusive” feature content.
SPECIAL NOTE: our “half off” price for annual subscription is extended through January.
As we ramp up in December and January we are offering an Annual Subscription membership for half-off its normal $75.USD pricing. If you enjoy Architosh and want to see more premium feature content and our new INSIDER Reports and more, subscribe today.
Don’t Want Annual Subscription Membership But Want Access?
* Our new Architosh INSIDER Reports is a new annual series and the inaugural issue will be published on 27 Dec 2017. (originally estimated for Christmas).
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
Have a question about something else? Let us know.
6 Jan 2018 — Last update to this page.