Abandoned Cart Recovery with Recapture for Paid Memberships Pro

Over the last few months, we’ve been working with Recapture to address abandoned carts on our own Paid Memberships Pro-powered site. Now every membership site can set up Recapture to tackle cart recovery through their new integration plugin available in the WordPress.org plugins repository.

In this guide, we explore the topic of abandoned carts, and how you, too, can set up Recapture to start recovering lost sales on memberships.

What You Need To Know About Subscription Tax for Your Membership Site

A membership-based subscription website is a great way to earn income on a recurring basis. It lets you create a predictable income source for your business and avoid getting caught in the feast and famine cycle of freelancing and project work. But as great as these websites are, they also have a downside: when you run a subscription e-commerce business, you have to deal with subscription tax. 

Sales tax rates are relatively easy to figure out for one-time purchases. But they become much more complex with subscriptions and recurring billing. 

Keep reading to learn about the common issues that arise when dealing with membership sites and subscription billing and how you can simplify subscription tax management.  

11 Things You Can Do To Automate Your Membership Site With Zapier

Running a membership website is incredibly rewarding, but it can also be very demanding. There’s a lot of behind-the-scenes admin work that goes into making sure your site runs smoothly. 

This admin work often includes various tasks such as adding new members to your email list as part of your email marketing strategy or to your CRM to keep them updated about their membership. 

Other times, it’s about making sure your payment gateway is syncing with the appropriate accounting software and ensuring members get access to materials, communities, and customer support channels. 

Although keeping track of these things can be draining, it doesn’t have to be that way.

By learning how to automate your business processes with Zapier, you can avoid being overwhelmed with tasks. That way, you can focus on nurturing and growing your membership business. 

If you’ve never heard of Zapier, don’t worry. We’ll explain everything you need to know about Zapier, how it integrates with Paid Memberships Pro, and how to automate all of those tedious tasks to make running your membership site a joy instead of a headache. 

Here’s an overview of what we’ll cover:

PayPal Is Scheduled to Increase Fees August 2 — Here’s What You Need to Know About It

On June 18, 2021, PayPal announced it would be raising fees on most of its services, starting Aug. 2, 2021. The proposed PayPal fee increase will affect thousands of small businesses that rely on the payment processing giant for their digital payments.

While Wall Street might like this news, merchants are less than thrilled.

Here’s the good news:

Paid Memberships Pro has your membership business covered with multiple payment gateways to choose from. You can choose to stay with PayPal or switch to another gateway like Stripe for some or all of your memberships.

How to Set up a Membership Site for Free Members Only

Looking to grow your membership website? If you already own and operate a premium membership website, you might be missing out on an entire additional pool of potential users: free members.

It may sound counterintuitive, but content for free members helps to create a customer acquisition model that converts, attracts, and retains more paying users in the long run.

Continue reading to learn how building a free membership site with Paid Memberships Pro can help you successfully grow your business.

Four Strategies to Improve Member Retention

The number one question I hear from membership sites that are already bringing in members and revenue is: “How do I keep my members coming back, month after month, and year after year.” In this guide, I share the top four strategies for improving member retention. With very little effort, anyone who manages a subscription or member-supported online business can launch these strategies and start tackling churn.

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Make That Money: Your Guide to Collecting Membership Dues

If you are in charge of a membership-based association, you probably wear a haberdashery’s worth of hats. You are rarely just a creative or executive — you’re also an administrator, manager, marketer, and webmaster. And you handle it all with determination, organization, and a talent for multitasking. 

But then it comes time to be an accountant, and you start to feel squeamish. We are uncomfortable talking about money. You are daunted by the onslaught of requests, questions, and issues that arise during membership renewal periods. 

You are consumed by member registrations, scheduling, email communications, and other administrative tasks. You think, “I do not have time for this. There must be a better way!” 

Here is the good news: 

There is a better way. This guide will show you how membership software can manage your membership dues. We will also go over best practices to alleviate the stress and overhead you might face during renewal season. 

Should You Create a Membership Site or Online Course?

Membership sites and online courses are powerful tools for sharing your knowledge, giving value to your audience, and growing your business.

If you are a creator at heart and a knowledgeable individual looking to get paid for your expertise, you might wonder what kind of platform would be best for you. In this article, we will help you work out if a membership site or online course is best for your business.

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Are You Looking for Association Management Software?

Today, more and more associations are moving member management to an online platform. They want to accept digital payments and provide enhanced member benefits like online events, articles, courses, and more. To achieve these goals, associations should consider using Association Management Software (AMS).

This article will explore the benefits of AMS, how AMS differs from CRM tools, and the key features of a powerful AMS.