What is resalling
Reselling is a type of partner relation between two companies. One of the companies provides services. The other company buys those services and sells them to its customers. For example, ISPsystem develops panels for hosting automation, virtual machines management, physical servers and data center equipment management. Access to panels is granted under licenses. The company "N" decides to sell ISPsystem's licenses to its customers. To be able to do so, it joins the partnership program and buys licenses from ISPsystem. After that, the company "N" sets its own prices and gains profit on reselling margin.
Both companies use billing systems to sell services. In this case, one of the companies will be the seller, while the other — the reseller. The selling billing system must have the version BILLmanager Corporate. Meanwhile, BILLmanager, WHMCS or custom solution using API can be used as the reselling billing system. More details are provided in the Table "Interaction of billing systems" below.
Interaction of billing systems
Potential reselling objects
BILLmanager, BILLmanager Corporate
Custom solution (through API)
About reselling through BILLmanager
Reselling of services
When both companies are using BILLmanager as the billing system, to establish connection between them the reselling billing system needs to be integrated with the selling system. Read more in Step 1. Integration with the selling BILLmanager .
Reselling of licenses
Apart from reselling of services, one can resell ISPsystem's licenses. Licenses can be resold as a separate service, or bundled with the tariff plan.
For example, a hosting provider buys licenses for ISPsystem's software. The provider sets its own license price and resells them in bundle with its main services. Read more about reselling of ISPsystem's licenses in Reselling of ISPsystem's licenses via BILLmanager.
Reselling of modules
Also, one can resell ISPsystem’s modules through BILLmanager. Read more about which ISPsystem’s modules can be resold and how in Reselling ISPsystem’s modules via BILLmanager.
More details on reselling
Read more about how reselling through BILLmanager works in How reselling works.
About reselling through API
If a third-party billing system or a custom solution is used as the reselling billing system, while BILLmanager Corporate is used as the selling system, API can be used to configure the reselling process.
Reselling of ISPsystem's licenses
Read how to resell licenses for ISPsystem’s products through API in Reselling ISPsystem's licenses via API.
Reselling of third-party licenses
Read how to resell third-party licenses through API of ISPsystem's billing system in Reselling third-party licenses via API.
Reselling of ISPsystem's modules
Read how to configure reselling of ISPsystem's modules in Reselling ISPsystem’s modules via API.
About reselling through WHMCS
If WHMCH is the reselling billing system, and BILLmanager is the selling system, integration of WHMCS and BILLmanager must be configured prior to start of reselling. Read more in Reselling via WHMCS ISPsystem's licenses.