The reason for above is:
For customers that have us write reduced amount on the shipping invoice, some that got inspected by their local customs resulted in penalty fine and customs duty tax > 2X than actual price purchased.
For customers that have actual purchase amount on the shipping invoice, some that got inspected by their local customs resulted in 100% customs duty tax than the normal 30% that we know. Customs duty percentage seems to be without rule and at whims of the inspector.
For shipping invoice amount over $1000 FedEx does not help with customs duty processing and require the customer find some customs broker to help clearing customs.
All these issues create excessive overhead for us when customers comes back to us for assistance.
In light of this, we are resorting to below 2-phase purchase process to reduce the above issues for us with actual purchase amount on the shipping invoice, and to help lower customs duty for the customers. As the license activation approach will be same as the earlier Usage Plan Model (UPM) activation method, we need to end the earlier UPM offer to introduce this new approach.