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ShipInsight users can now choose between a "Basic" (free) or "Premium" (paid) subscription. Premium subscribers can access all areas of the site, including expert articles, guides and webinars. The new revenue stream will be used to continue to develop the site with new contributors and even more in-depth content.

Powering the subscriptions is Craft Commerce, with a Stripe gateway – a robust and secure setup. This was DesignKarma's first Commerce project, and there was a steep learning curve. But it's exciting to see the subscriptions now in place and working.

DesignKarma began working with ShipInsight earlier in the year, migrating the site from Wordpress to Craft; along with redeveloping the front end whilst retaining as much of the original design as possible. There's plenty more to come for 2019 though, so if you're a maritimer set a course for https://shipinsight.com!