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PayKickstart

Hassle-free subscription billing and affiliate management.

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PayKickstart Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

PayKickstart product overview

Price starts from

99

Per month

Flat Rate

What is PayKickstart?

Powered with best-in-class checkout tools, customer retention tools to help minimize churn, conversion tools to maximize revenue and automation tools to reduce overhead. Seamlessly integrate with third party tools to maximize your customer communication and workflow. Partner with PayKickstart to remove the technical hurdles, so you can focus on your product.

Key benefits of using PayKickstart

  • Supports payment, email and membership integrations with Paypal, Stripe, MailChimp, and more.
  • Choose from a growing library of customizable one-step and multi-step checkout templates.
  • Enhance conversions with 1-click upsells, coupon codes and order bumps.
  • Gain valuable business insight with sales, conversion and traffic reports.
  • Native iOS and Android mobile apps allow users to accept credit cards and Paypal payments on the go.
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    Knowledge Base
    Email/Help Desk
    Chat
    FAQs/Forum

    Training options

    Live Online
    Videos
    Webinars
    Documentation

    PayKickstart pricing information

    Value for money

    4.6

    /5

    150

    Starting from

    99

    Per month

    Flat Rate

    Pricing options

    Free plan
    Subscription
    Free trial
    Pricing range

    Value for money contenders

    PayKickstart features

    Functionality

    4.6

    /5

    150

    Total features

    58

    8 categories

    Most valued features by users

    Third Party Integrations
    API
    Customizable Branding
    Activity Dashboard
    Reporting/Analytics
    Access Controls/Permissions
    Alerts/Notifications
    Compliance Management

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    PayKickstart users reviews

    Overall Rating

    4.7

    /5

    150

    Positive reviews

    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8.98/10
    Rating distribution

    5

    4

    3

    2

    1

    113

    30

    5

    2

    0

    Pros
    Also, they have a great admin panel that lets you control the products and get daily insights of our sales. I believe this is one of the best solution for simple subscription products like ours.
    What I love most is that they are continuously improving their service offering and ALWAYS provide excellent customer service. Plus, they have a built-in affiliate management system.
    The metrics, the one-click upsells, the campaign options--it works perfectly for kind of business. I love the robust functionality, even though it poses something of a learning curve.
    Cons
    I don't like the interface, somethime have some problem and it's very difficult use it with the mobile. The software is not easy to you for my coustomer and its expensive.
    Can be confusing to navigate at times, ie: transaction vs subscription.
    The Sale was NOT tracked, and I receive no commissions.

    Overall rating contenders

    Overall Rating

    This is a great platform!

    Reviewed 3 months ago

    Transcript

    Allison: Hi, my name's Allison. I'm a small business owner, and I give PayKickstart a four out of five...

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    More than just a shopping cart– the best subscription billing and affiliate management software!

    Reviewed 2 years ago

    My overall experience with PayKickstart has been very positive. I would recommend it to anyone who has a business already or who is looking to start a business and wants to take payments online. I know the company has a lot of new, exciting features that will be coming out soon, so think the platform is only going to get better.

    Pros

    The thing that is most awesome about PayKickstart is how powerful and versatile it is. You can use it for a very simple one-time fee checkout or you can use it in a very complex funnel with upsells, downsells, order bumps, multi-pay plans or subscription billing. You can use it to sell digital products online or you can use it to sell physical products that would be mailed to customers. It's also very...

    Cons

    There really isn't anything in particular that I didn't like with PayKickstart. It perhaps may take be a little bit more complicated and take more time to set up that some other less feature-rich solutions. In the end, I think that it is worth it. I was able to get it set up and start using it the same day. When I ran into stumbling blocks I was able to quickly get help from support via their online chat.

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    It does everything and more

    Reviewed a year ago

    Amazing customer support, continual updates and new features added.

    Pros

    With Paykickstart you can manage everything you need with selling one-time purchase products as well as subscriptions. Subscriptions is where it really shines. There are a lot of unique challenges and opportunities for automation when it comes to subscriptions. Paykickstart gives you the tools to make sure your subscriber count stays with you. You can offer automated discounts using their cancellation saver. You can send automated emails reminding people to update their billing info BEFORE their card expires. And so much more. It's fantastic. Additionally it integrates with just about any other software out there.

    Cons

    Because it can do so much, setup can be a little complicated. However, the support documentation and their online chat support are fantastic. So even if you are a beginner, you'll be able to get it all set up.

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    • Likelihood to recommend1/10

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    Subscription Billing - well sort off

    Reviewed 2 years ago

    Really really hard work for no reward. I even reached out the CEO to let him know the experience they offer as he bangs on about in one of many webinars you will be invited to is nothing near the reality. He wasnt interested, just wanted to sell another online course.

    Pros

    I'll admit that I was attracted mostly by the low cost. There so many players out there offering recurring billing with Stripe that are providing very little but charging a fortune. Multi currreny is offered which is quite rare.

    Cons

    This company is more about selling and their software is a sideline to that. I only made use of the recurring payment side and found it to be very long winded in setting up, by far the longest setup than any other similar I have evaluated (and there have been lots). Once installed the whole look and feel is very cheep and requires way to many clicks to get where you need to be. You can add custom fields but dont expect to be able to edit them after. The data it stores is also not consistant despite all transactions using the same form and gateway. Support is pleasant but all they will do is send you a page of the manual. They make no effort to understand your issue or go the extra mile.

    Vendor response

    Sorry to hear about the troubles you encountered Steve. If you are experiencing any current issues, please reach out to our team and we'd be happy to assist anyway possible. We highly value user feedback and have been compiling data over the past 2 years in regards to a new UI we plan to launch this year to allow for easier user control while still providing our large library of billing capabilities....

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Quick and easy payment gateway solution with great customer support

    Reviewed 2 years ago

    We use PayKickstart to have a check out option for our 3 different subscriptions products and one order bump for each. Apart from being easy to implement, it has never got stuck or disappointed us in any way. Trustworthy and great value for money too!

    Pros

    It was quite easy to set up compared to other platforms. Also, they have a great admin panel that lets you control the products and get daily insights of our sales. I believe this is one of the best solution for simple subscription products like ours. I have to say a separate word for their customer support that has been increasing their communication and reply speed x10 for over 2 years we've been using their services. I love how easy to talk are the customer support people, they react and give simple solutions (with step by step instructions) to solve all the hick-ups I've encountered. Also, they are always very patient answering a pile of questions that sometimes require a bit of a discussion too.

    Cons

    There are some limitations (one order bump option) and there is always room for UX improvement, but other than that - all is goo!

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Great product that's updated regularly!

    Reviewed 2 years ago
    Pros

    I really like all of the customization options that it allows. We heavily customize our checkout process and PKS allows us to do litetally everything we would want to do.

    Cons

    The reporting loads pretty slowly for our account, but this is solely due to the large amount of data we have. I know it's not an issue for some of our smaller accounts. Other than that, no complaints.

    PayKickstart FAQs and common questions

    Q. What type of pricing plans does PayKickstart offer?

    PayKickstart has the following pricing plans:
    Starting from: $99.00/month
    Pricing model: Subscription
    Free Trial: Available


    Q. Who are the typical users of PayKickstart?

    PayKickstart has the following typical customers:
    Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


    Q. What languages does PayKickstart support?

    PayKickstart supports the following languages:
    Arabic, Chinese (Traditional), Danish, English, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian (Bokmal), Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish


    Q. Does PayKickstart support mobile devices?

    PayKickstart supports the following devices:
    Android, iPad, iPhone


    Q. Does PayKickstart offer an API?

    Yes, PayKickstart has an API available for use.


    Q. What other apps does PayKickstart integrate with?

    PayKickstart integrates with the following applications:
    MemberMouse, Authorize.Net, Teachable, ConvertKit, Constant Contact, PayPal, ActiveCampaign, Zapier, aMember Pro, ClickFunnels, ChartMogul, iContact, WebinarJam, Stripe, Slack, Klaviyo, GetResponse, Maropost, Kajabi, GoTo Webinar, Leadpages, Keap, Mailchimp, Braintree, AWeber


    Q. What level of support does PayKickstart offer?

    PayKickstart offers the following support options:
    Knowledge Base, Email/Help Desk, Chat, FAQs/Forum

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