Testing the waters of an Extras Marketplace with Formalicious

Four years ago when I started working on the foundations of modmore, it was a necessity for my business goals. In order to distribute commercially licensed extras, I needed a platform that could accept payments, and distribute purchased extras to the user with some control over licenses. Nothing like it was available, so as a stubborn developer I decided to build it from scratch.

That decision led to a platform and community responsible for over 13.000 installed extras on over 6.000 sites. It also happens to be a solid business model, with almost all of my income now coming from license sales. It's a huge privilege to have this platform.

I've gotten asked several times over the years if I was interested in also selling extras from others. While there's been a few discussions, they never led to anything because 1) I'm a control freak, and 2) I wasn't sure if the platform was suitable.

Well, this year we're going to find out if it works.

Please welcome Formalicious, a Premium Form Builder developed by Sterc, now available at modmore.

Sterc has been a trusted partner for years, and after discussing the possibility of selling their extras with modmore, we came to the conclusion that the only way to see if it can work, is to give it a try. So we agreed to do a pilot with the form builder they've been working on, Formalicious, as the first third party extra to be sold and distributed via modmore.com.

Formalicious is now available for €99 per license. This includes upgrades, a year of support, free development licenses, one-click license transfers, and distribution via the same package provider you're already used to. The pilot is set to last until the end of the year.

Learn more about Formalicious or keep reading for some questions we think you may have...

Where can I get support for Formalicious?
E-mail support is available via [email protected] like you're used to. Internally Formalicious questions are automatically forwarded to the Sterc team, who will answer all product-related questions within 24 hours. License and billing questions will be handled by yours truly.

Does this mean you'll sell my commercial or premium extra now too?
No, this is a limited pilot just with Sterc at this time. If things go well with the pilot we might expand the pilot in the future with more extras from Sterc or other interested parties.

What happens to Formalicious when the pilot ends?
There are basically two possibilities. We're keeping a positive attitude and assume the pilot will be a resounding success, in which case we'd drop the "pilot" label and continue selling and distributing Formalicious.

If the pilot is not as successful, we may decide to stop selling and distributing Formalicious. Should that happen, we'll make sure you still have access to support and we'll figure out a way to get you updates too.

What can I do to help make this pilot a success?
Buy Formalicious ;-)