Zenbership Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


Free & open source membership management software

3.97/5 (35 reviews)

Zenbership overview

Zenbership is an open source membership software solution with a highly advanced feature set designed to help small businesses, non-profits, clubs, and organizations maximize their membership rosters. Features include:

- a CRM with contact and account management.
- Membership management features include custom database fields, forms, secure content, and a web-based member panel allowing for member-self-management.
- eCommerce features like subscription & due automation, a store front, invoicing, promo codes, physical product sales & shipping, extensive reporting, and more.
- a CMS featuring the ability to create and sell access to secure content.
- Extensive integration features including hundreds of hooks, plugins, and 3rd-party software integrations.
- Event management including custom registration forms, multiple pricing options such as member vs non-member, early-bird tickets, and add-on products.
- Extensive reporting tools.
- Marketing tools such as double opt-in email campaigns, automated followup campaigns, SMS functionality, social media functionality, source tracking, and more.
- an administrative dashboard allowing for multiple users with built-in permissions, quick filtering, advanced criteria searches, one-click exportable and printable data, and so much more!

Come see how Zenbership can help you achieve membership nirvana!


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Business size



United States, Asia, Australia, Canada, China and 7 other markets, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

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Zenbership reviews

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Ease of use
Customer support
John Maizels

We tailored/launched Zenbership in 4 days; support issues hold back realisation of full potential.

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-06-19
Review Source: Capterra

Zenbership has enabled our NFP to operate in a manner which looks clean and effective (the member signup process has a very smooth appearance), and our volunteer committee spends almost no time dealing with membership issues. If it were not for the lack of support process or timely response, this product would be rated 8+The software is highly tailorable, appears to be well written, and has very rich function. It's an extraordinary product, especially good value at the price. It's also very quick and light on resources. Onboarding members is a completely hands-off process, and renewal processing is largely automatic. The helpdesk-format interface for admins allows most tasks to be handled easily. Backing out a financial transaction (eg: a refund) is especially easy.

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Frank Eigler

We eventually abandoned this after three tries. Seems to require more tech knowledge than we possess

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-06-21
Review Source: Capterra

A better appreciation of our technical limitations.The feature set is impressive and seems to offer a very robust all-in-one package. The ability to publish events and manage payments was most enticing, as was the ability to customize certain areas of the site.

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Rita Pourshar

Established program with great potential

Reviewed 2016-03-29
Review Source: Capterra

The program has been around for a while but recently went open source. Despite that it has incredible promise. I downloaded it about a month back when it first went open source and since then they've released an update and have another one coming. What it does you ask? A lot. First of all, it is free. Despite that, it feels like it shouldn't be. The program is a membership tool, so you can build a custom database with custom fields, but it is also a full shopping cart and a email and sms marketing platform. It has a CRM system built it which they seem to be going heavy on improving even though for my purposes it works very well. The developers are very responsive and even answered some of my questions without making me buy the support plan. That was pretty cool of them. The reason it gets a 4 and not 5 is because the CMS and template editor could be improved a little, but that's splitting hairs. I talked to Jon and he told me they have an aggressive update schedule planned for the summer and part of that will be updating the CMS tool. Can't wait to see what that brings. Installation requires a little technical knowledge, but they have a video walking you through the steps. That's helpful. Overall, exceptional. It does everything very well. Highly highly recommended!

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Joan Donogh

Powerful Membership Program

Reviewed 2016-04-05
Review Source: Capterra

I installed this for a client that needed to create a membership section on their website, and also needed to upgrade and centralize their customer database (at the time several employees had Excel spreadsheets with different information). They have been using Zenbership since it's inception (and it's predecessor ppSD2 before it). It is a very powerful program with tons of features - and as such, the learning curve is pretty steep as there is so much available. Once you do get the hang of it, it is very flexible and you can set it up to suit your needs. We were also able to get custom programming done to add additional features to meet the company's business needs. Unfortunately, while custom programming was a selling feature, it turns out the the admin section was not built in a pluggable way to allow for custom functions. Every time there is a program update, our custom programming is lost. Maybe this will change with future development.

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Quick and easy to set up a paid membership portal

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-06-15
Review Source: Capterra

It was a low cost and easy way to get a paid membership site up and running. It would have been far more time consuming and cost prohibitive to attempt to set something up like this in Drupal or WordpressThis software was very easy to set up and because it was open source I was able to fully understand how it worked and even make some changes. The plugins were extremely helpful, especially for making member profile pages. We were easily able to connect Zenbership to our payment processing service and get things moving quickly.

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Zenbership pricing

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Open source software licensed under the GPLv3.

Zenbership features

Calendar Management
Contact Database
Customizable Reporting
Social Media Integration

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Automatic Notifications (155 other apps)
Automatic Reminders (151 other apps)
CRM Integration (108 other apps)
Custom Fields (125 other apps)
Customer Database (113 other apps)
Customizable Branding (144 other apps)
Customizable Templates (125 other apps)
Data Import/Export (141 other apps)
Electronic Payments (112 other apps)
Email Integration (143 other apps)
Mobile Integration (115 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (158 other apps)
Third Party Integration (160 other apps)

Additional information for Zenbership

Key features of Zenbership

  • CRM
  • Membership Management
  • Secure Content
  • Invoicing
  • Promotional Codes
  • Themes
  • Employee Tracking
  • E-Mail Campaigns
  • Targeted E-Mail Blasts
  • SMS (Text Messaging)
  • Bounced E-Mail Tracking
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