ClearPrice

Glassdoor for SaaS pricing.

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Time is the most valuable thing at a startup, and ClearPrice will let you know right way whether or not it's worth using that time talking to a sales person or going through a demo. You'll also know if make sure you're paying a fair price for the service you're getting by letting you see what other companies your size are paying.

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Amrit Aacharya
Amrit AacharyaHiring@amrit_aacharya1 · COO@Xobin . AI based Tech Hiring
Don't know if its just me, but I was expecting to see price data of some companies that you had already crawled and stored instead of links to their pricing page. Do guide me in case i'm missing something. Kudos for the idea @theseanz
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Sean Stevens
Sean StevensMaker@theseanz
@amrit_aacharya1 @rrhoover Thanks for the feedback! I had thought about it but to me the real value is the uncrawlable data - ie the company-specific deals people make with SaaS providers. Do you think having some already-available data would encourage people to submit data?
Amrit Aacharya
Amrit AacharyaHiring@amrit_aacharya1 · COO@Xobin . AI based Tech Hiring
@rrhoover @theseanz most SaaS companies are / should be open about their Pricing unless it is an enterprise customizable plan. Worst case , they should be open to atleast a price range.
Sean Stevens
Sean StevensMaker@theseanz
@rrhoover @amrit_aacharya1 That's exactly the pain point I'm trying to address. While some companies don't list any pricing, a lot of companies do have some pricing, but then "Call for Pricing" for their enterprise level plans. It would be nice to know what other people are paying before you commit to a phone call/demo/endless email chain only to find out it's way out of your price range.
Jeremy Bauer@barnabybones · Writer + Arts Instructional Designer
@theseanz @amrit_aacharya1 I was also expecting to see the actual pricing info. I can generally find pricing info on companies' websites myself, so I was hoping that this would allow me to easily view pricing plans for different tools/services without having to go to each individual company's website. If this showed the pricing info, it would also be good to use as a quick comparison or a refresher. I've looked at pricing for a lot of different tools/services over the years and occasionally like to revisit them to see if they fill a need, but I don't always want to go through the whole website again. Also, if users could submit the pricing plan info, I would totally do this. It would help me a lot in addition to helping others.
Sean Stevens
Sean StevensMaker@theseanz
ClearPrice was built to scratch my own itch. I spent a few years running my own startup and helping get another startup going as one of the first employees (we went from 3 employees to almost 40). A lot of my time went into finding pricing for various services, which is a huge waste when there's so much to do at an early stage or growing startup. I didn't want to spend time on demos and phone calls just to find out it was out of my budget. Time is the most valuable thing at a startup, and ClearPrice will let you know right way whether or not it's worth using that time talking to a sales person or going through a demo. You'll also know if you're paying a fair price for the service you're getting by letting you see what other companies your size are paying.
Tom Bielecki
Tom Bielecki@tombielecki · Cofounder, PrintToPeer
@theseanz I'm so glad you built this. I posted this idea several times online for feedback and didn't get much, I think this really has legs.
Sean Stevens
Sean StevensMaker@theseanz
@tombielecki Thanks Tom! Funny that our paths cross again, post-New Matter.
Leandro
LeandroPro@leandro8209 · Co-founder, Unubo
This looks great, good idea! Any chance of adding a list, to select companies from on front page rather than just search? Instinctively this is what I look for. Just my 2c.
Sean Stevens
Sean StevensMaker@theseanz
@leandrobthomas Should I do a recently-updated list, or list all or most of the companies in the database?
Leandro
LeandroPro@leandro8209 · Co-founder, Unubo
@theseanz I'd say pick a few companies that most people know, just to show that you have some meat in your database. I'd think, oh cool - let's see what else they have, then I'd use search. And to mirror what has been already said by @amrit_aacharya1, definitely add pricing to your site, as well has show deals. That way you have it all in once place.
Joshua Dance
Joshua Dance@joshdance · Engineer, Product, athlete, indie hacker
Love this idea. If you look on Quora, there are tons of 'how much does x software' cost questions.
Ben Summers
Ben Summers@innocey · Consultant, BPR Specialist
@theseanz great idea! @amrit_aacharya1 to be honest I was hoping the same! However, you need to get it out and hope it strikes a chord with some people that will then contribute. It would be good to auto crawl the websites (where there is a pricing URL submitted) so that there is an "RRP" type price in there. You can then show stats of discount percentage etc to compliment the low/med/high. I think separating out the contract lengths so you have a true comparison of costs would be beneficial. Obviously a yearly upfront price will be cheaper pcm than a month to month. Great job!
Sean Stevens
Sean StevensMaker@theseanz
@innocey Thanks! And yeah, the idea was to put it out in the world and get people to submit data. I didn't want to seed it with fake or "friend of a friend says" type data, which is why it's sparse at the moment. Also thanks for the feedback! I'm currently capturing contract length, but not doing anything with the data yet. I thought the most immediate, interesting, and easiest to whip up was low/med/high and I can start adding more complex ways for people to interact with the data later.
Ben Summers
Ben Summers@innocey · Consultant, BPR Specialist
@theseanz Sounds good! I hope enough people get stuck in and begin to populate it, to really bring it to life!