At TopCities, we offer you a platform to launch your own independent business online, without you ever being tied down nor controlled by us. This means...
We Can Never Hold You Hostage
We utilize only the most popular open-source software available. We don't tie you down to any proprietary system. If at any time you feel like moving away, you can do so, without any hassles.
Ebay is a prime example of the opposite. In the early days they were great. But then they started increasing fees, limiting refunds, and generally making life miserable for power sellers. What recourse did merchants have? None really. All of their hard-earned reputation and site traffic were held hostage at Ebay. As for traffic? Sure they could move elsewhere, but then they'd have to start back from square one.
If your current company presence rests on top of sites like Ebay, Amazon Webstore, Yahoo Store, Alibaba, Facebook, Ning, Flickr, and the likes, then you'd better think about the what-if's.
At TopCities, you'll never have to worry about any of the above. If we ever try to raise our fees or add some draconian restrictions, you can just move out, period. We don't own your domain, we don't own your site's application code, and we don't own any of your traffic. We're the anti-Ebay/AOL company, and we're proud of it.
We'd like to take the popular internet meme and say, All your traffic are belong to you!
You'll Never be Left Stranded
Imagine if one day Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP. You'd be stuck with a system with lots of potential security leaks and possibly no recourse. If you ever need support, they might not be around to help either.
You will never experience this at TopCities. Why? Simple. We utilize only the best-of-breed open-source software to power our member sites. With a huge community of users/developers, you're never more than a Google search away from a solution. The applications are all open-source, meaning you can also modify the code to your liking. All your code are belong to you!
You Don't Have to Depend on Us for Features
You'll never have to worry about us discontinuing feature additions to your website application. Why? Because we didn't write them in the first place!
Sounds silly that we're proud of this? It's not so silly once you realize the software we use to power your site is used and developed by thousands and even millions of webmasters around the internet!
What this means to you:
- New and useful features are constantly being added.
- Usability-tested. No strange usability issues (UI and UE optimized if you wanna get technical about it).
- Security-tested by the internet community.
In short, all your base are belong to... that's right, YOU!