Pricing

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Print and Digital


All prices are subject to VAT.

To start sending print and digital ads on PAYG, sign up to Specle by following these instructions. For information on how to send ads, please go to our Sending Ads section.

For more information, or to purchase or subscribe to a bundle or plan, please email info@specle.net or call 0207 871 3555.

Specle Colour

Print

All prices are subject to VAT.

For more information, or to start using Specle Colour, please email info@specle.net or call 0207 871 3555.

Specle Outdoor

Static and Digital Outdoor

All prices are subject to VAT.

To start sending outdoor advertising, sign up to Specle by following these instructions. For information on how to send ads, please go to our Sending Ads section.

Common Questions

What Payment Methods Do You Offer?

PAYG customers can pay per ad with a debit or credit card at the point of delivery, or sign up to direct debit which gives customers 30 day terms. Under certain circumstances we do offer manual billing with a £5 admin charge per invoice.

To sign up to pay by direct debit, please click here.

To talk to us about other manual billing options please contact us at support@specle.net or call 0207 871 3555.

When Are Plan Subscriptions Charged?

Plan subscription is charged when the user first signs up, and then subsequently on the 28th of each month. The charge on the 28th includes the upcoming month's subscription, as well as the previous month’s delivery of ads beyond the quota. Customers will receive an invoice listing all ads delivered the previous month, as well as the upcoming month's subscription.

What If I Do Not Use All The Ads Included In My Plan or Bundle?

Plan ads roll over for six months. Bundle ads do not expire.

What Are My Options If My Ad Fails the Preflight Check?

The charge for a manual fix-up is £35+VAT, and is performed by a Specle Operator. For minor fix-ups that can be done automatically, the charge £5+VAT. When customers click on Fix it for me, a pop-up will show whether a manual or automatic fix-up is required. Customers can then choose if they want to proceed.

We recommend new customers start with the Specle Colour PAYG service which includes colour conversion, automated correction of all errors (except size and resolution), and delivery. The charge is £40 + VAT per ad.

To sign up to Specle Colour PAYG, please email support@specle.net or call 0207 871 3555.

Are There Any Additional Charges?

​Some publications require delivery through a third-party system or gatekeeper service which incurs an additional charge. This is the case for INM Group (Irish Independent & Belfast Telegraph), as well as The Express Group. It is rare, but there are other publications operating similar services. We do indicate on the spec page when an ad needs to be delivered using a third party service, but, due to the complexity and variation in pricing, the pricing for third party services is not shown at the point of delivery.

What If I Require a Hard-Copy Proof?

​To print and deliver a hard-copy proof, Specle charges £25 + VAT, and £20 + VAT for delivery within the UK. International prices vary.

To request a hard-copy proof, or to get more information about international delivery, please contact support@specle.net.

What Does It Mean That Some Publications Are Regional?

There are some publishers Specle classifies as 'regional', the main ones being News Ireland, Archant, LocalWorld, NewsQuest, Tindle, and Trinity Mirror Regional. There is a reduced price to deliver to these publications. For PAYG customers, the price is £2+VAT. 50 regional ads are included in Studio 10; 160 in Studio 30; and 700 in Studio 100.

As a Publisher, How Can I Set-Up My Own Ad Portal?

Publisher specs can be added to our database for free.

To discuss portal branding and charges, please email info@specle.net or call 0207 871 3555.

Why Are Some Ads Free to Deliver?

Pricing may vary for delivery to publishers with their own ad portals. Occasionally, the publisher will cover the cost of delivery or fix-ups. This is the case for the following publisher portals:

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