Dlvr.it, an automation tool used by many bloggers and publishers, is switching to a freemium business model with the launch of two premium account plans and changes to its existing free service.
The new plans were introduced in an email sent to users last night.
Dlvr.it allows publishers to automatically distribute content from an RSS feed out to social networks including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. You might think of it as a more limited/focused version of IFTTT.
New are the “Pro” and “Ultimate” plans — $10 and $20 per month, respectively — both of which offer services not available to Dlvr.it users before. One of those is the ability to “drip” feed items out to social networks on an optimized schedule (a la Buffer and other social management tools).
The existing free service will continue, but new users will be limited to five content feeds and three social profiles. Current Dlvr.it users that continue on the free plan will be grandfathered in and won’t have to adjust to the new user limits.
The company is inviting users to get more information in its support forums.