eCommerce, membership sites

Does your business plan include offering an online community for clients and customers? Would you like to restrict access to content on your site to a membership community only?

WooCommerce now offers extensions that help their e-Commerce customers offer and manage memberships and subscriptions. If you use WooCommerce (2.2 or newer) for your e-store and offer memberships (or plan to), these extensions are worth checking out.

Capabilities of the Memberships extension include:

  • Sell memberships or grant them by invitation only
  • Grant and schedule access to content exclusively for members
  • Offer member-only discounts or products in your e-Store
  • Restrict viewing and/or purchasing of designated products to members
  • Track information about members in a “notes” section
  • Make notes for your own reference or share a note with a member

Capabilities of the Subscriptions extension (when used with Memberships) include:

  • Automate recurring billing of memberships
  • Offer limited-time free trials
  • Delay access to some/all content until after a free trial
  • Offer capability for members to pause, upgrade or downgrade their membership
  • Prorate membership costs when needed

A single-site license for Memberships is currently available for $149 and for Subscriptions $199.

Here’s Where to Learn More

Visit these WooCommerce product pages for full details:

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