PayKickstart Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


Shopping cart & affiliate management for online vendors.

4.7/5 (137 reviews)

PayKickstart overview

What is PayKickstart?

PayKickstart is an online shopping cart and affiliate management platform with built-in conversion enhancing features like one-click upsells for credit card/paypal, order bumps, custom checkout pages/widgets/embed forms, coupon management, auto-complete shipping fields, subscription saver sequences, and more.

With native mobile apps for iOS and Android, PayKickstart gives users the flexibility to monitor their business and receive alerts on the move.


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Business size



United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, Arabic, Chinese (Traditional), Danish, French and 10 other languages, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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PayKickstart reviews

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Chris Vermeulen

PayKickstart is the engine of my business

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-03-05
Review Source: Capterra

I started out with Kartra (I love those guys), but they couldn't handle VAT properly. I see this a lot with American software developers. They generally don't understand how the EU works. Then switched to PayKickstart and helped them get this VAT thing right. Which they did. And fast. I love that they listen to their customers and actually implement the suggestions. I know there's always more ideas and requests than the development team can handle, but they make good progress. So I'm glad I switched and I look forward to all the improvements that are on the roadmap. If you want to set up elaborate funnels and upsell sequences, it's a lot of work. Also to get it right in PK. But, once you find your way in the UI and understand how things work, you get faster and faster at it. Did I say the support is excellent? If not, I'll say it again: their support is excellent :-)

- GDPR compliant - Built in VAT processing (important for EU customers and vendors) - One-click upsells - Lot's of checkout templates both hosted and embeddable - Multilingual checkout and email notifications - Automated retries for failed payments - API / IPN - Excellent support - Friendly people - Actual implementation of most feature requests

It's a work in progress, so there are always things users would wish were already in the software. For me, I would like to see the VAT on the invoices (they're already working on that). I would like to see an option for duplicating funnels and campaigns. And more branding options for the affiliate signup. Now what are supposed to be 'my' affiliates become a PK affiliate and may choose to promote my offers (as well as other companies' offers). I would like to see this more brandable. But no showstoppers here.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Jennifer Baritchi

Love PayKickstart!

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-01-28
Review Source: Capterra

We use PayKickstart to Manage WordPress hosting, online training, and coaching programs across multiple websites. It works flawlessly.

Seamless integration with Wishlist Member and ActiveCampaign. I can finally track and manage my Stripe and PayPal subscriptions - AND affiliate program - all in one place. I also love the fact that they are always adding new features and making the service better. The support team is always helpful and friendly!

I would like to see more global settings. It can get quite tedious to copy product settings and changes across multiple products.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Unesh Ghadiyali

A good Cart systme for buiness with Affiliate sysytem deeply integrated.

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-05-21
Review Source: Capterra

my overall experience is good an di love its simplicity.

What i like most in Paykickstart is Stats and details for affiliates and also marketplace to recruit affiliates.

What i like least is Unique url and affiliate permission for each product, and vendors having power to stop commissions. (its not like affiliate networks)

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Steve Erskine

Subscription Billing - well sort off

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-06-11
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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.

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.

Response from PayKickstart

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.

If you have any suggestions regarding how you'd like to see the platform function in the future, we'd graciously accept this feedback to improve our platform based on your user needs.

For custom fields, the team is already working on an update to allow vendors edit customer custom field data after entry and we plan to have that released as soon as possible.

Thanks for the constructive feedback and opportunity to grow from your experience Steve, we look forward to continuing our growth with you.

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Likelihood to recommend: 1/10

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Sue Bookhout

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

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-04-30
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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 easy to create coupons which allow you to create special offers and incentives. Additionally, I was attracted to PayKickstart because you can also use it to set up a very robust affiliate marketing program for your products and services. Most comparable products out there charge a lot more for this, but PayKickstart includes the affiliate management feature in its Professional Plan. There is a lot more that you can do with PayKickstart that I haven't mentioned. The bottom line is you won't outgrow it. As your business grows and your needs become greater PayKickstart will continue to offer the features your business needs.

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 recommend: 10/10

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PayKickstart pricing

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Free trial
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Basic Plan: $29/month, Professional Plan: $99/month, Premium Plan: $149/month

PayKickstart features

Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Customizable Branding
Product Catalog
Third Party Integration

Access Control (84 other apps)
Content Management (127 other apps)
Custom Forms (88 other apps)
Customizable Templates (151 other apps)
Data Import/Export (121 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (115 other apps)
Electronic Payments (106 other apps)
Order Management (88 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (116 other apps)
SEO Management (89 other apps)
Search Functionality (106 other apps)
Social Media Integration (89 other apps)
Website Management (87 other apps)
eCommerce Management (99 other apps)

Security and privacy


Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
This will ask you to sign in with LinkedIn

Videos and tutorials

Additional information for PayKickstart

Key features of PayKickstart

  • Tax management
  • Refund management
  • Product configurator
  • Abandoned cart saver
  • Data encryption
  • Free & paid trials
  • Payment plans
  • Translation
  • 1-click upsells
  • Order bumps
  • Subscription saver
  • Pending order follow-up
  • Pre-filled checkout page
  • Address auto-complete
  • Exit-intent popup
  • Retargeting & tracking pixels
  • Lifetime commissions
  • Built-in marketing materials
  • Leaderboard widget
  • Automated bonus delivery
  • Affiliate payout
  • Membership integrations
  • Webinar integrations
  • Zapier integration
  • Conversion reports
  • Subscription & churn reports
  • Traffic reports
  • Affiliate reports
  • Native iOS & Android apps
  • Affiliate requests
  • Transaction management
  • Licensing system
  • Demographics
  • Uptime monitoring
  • Billing updates
  • At-a-glance management
  • Affiliate management
  • Commission notifications
  • Instant & delayed commissions
  • VAT compliance
  • Customizable branding
  • Data visualization
  • Email integration
  • Email notifications
  • Checkout form embed
  • Multi-currency
  • Offline orders
  • Fulfillment integrations
  • Permission management
  • Product catalog
  • Real time updates
  • Sales & revenue reports
  • Security & encryption
  • Status tracking
  • One-time & subscription services
  • Checkout template library
  • Payment integrations
  • Link tracking
  • Vendor & affiliate dashboards
  • Discount / coupon management
  • Customer segmentation
  • Campaign performance
  • Billing
  • Real-time affiliate contests
  • Role-based permissions
  • Surveys
  • Checkout pop-up widgets
  • Partner contracts
  • User management
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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.