What About It?
It’s no news that when you have a website or many websites which rely on attracting subscribers and potential customers, then managing the list of people who become interested in your site as members can be difficult if done manually. You can use membership software to help you. In case you’re wondering, that membership software is a PHP script called aMember Pro. This tool allows you to manage subscriptions (obviously), create signup forms, integrate payment systems, create opt-in email lists and of course manage them. There’s more to aMember Pro; let’s find out what.
You can create custom signup forms for your customers by choosing the fields that appear in the forms yourself and define any number of membership levels as well as products you want to sell. All signups are handled automatically after you’ve set up the forms. aMember Pro allows your subscribers to edit their own profiles and cancel subscriptions. You don’t have to be consistent in your selling strategies, you can vary it instead. With aMember Pro it is possible to create coupon codes for different products, set up discounts for purchases, and determine the time limit of the discount or coupon usage. You can also add or remove new or expired subscriptions from the administrator panel.
aMember Pro supports PayPal, 2Checkout, 1ShoppingCart and ClickBank among many others. If one or more payment processors did not work for the customer or if something just went wrong, the failback function returns them to the original page where they can choose another payment option.
The software also comes with a basic e-mail management feature which lets you send out emails to customers where they can subscribe or unsubscribe. If you have an email campaign going on then you can control the volume you blast out by using the throttle function. Needless to say, you can create specific types of emails to be sent to specific customers and set up autoresponders as well.
Other Scripts Integrated
If you have a large members or users database in WordPress, vBulletin, Drupal etc. scripts then aMember Pro can manage them as well in the case of information change. You can also use different scripts at the same time for specific purposes. The tool goes even further in WordPress: that means in addition to membership database management you also have control over file and content protection for example, and aMember Pro integrates well with most of the WordPress themes.
Access Control and Protection
One well-known strategy to keep people interested in what you have to offer is revealing a part of the secret at a time. You can do the same with aMember: you can set it to reveal content day-by-day or after a specific product has been bought. You can also share files with customers and create simple content-based pages with aMember Pro that people can see based on their access privileges. You can set protection for downloadable files, website folders, pages and links.
Affiliate Program Function
Here’s a nice little feature that you can use when you get aMember Pro: the affiliate side of the coin. You can make your members affiliates if you like. You can set up different commissions for different payments, increase them, and reward affiliates that made the most commissions in a time period. aMember Pro handles recurring billing, refunds and chargebacks and make payouts to PayPal, Moneybookers, SafePaySolutions or by offline check.
aMember Pro is written in PHP, so if you have the skills, you can customise it as you get the full source code when you buy. Since we’re talking about technical skills, then you can also edit templates.
How Much Will It Cost You?
The aMember Pro lifetime licence is $179.95 and includes free updates for half a year. There are various additional plugins you can purchase to enhance the effect of the tool, most of them costing 40 bucks, save for the WordPress plugin, which comes for free. Let’s not forget: 30 days money back guarantee.
So, What Do You Think?
Personally, I think that this tool costs too much. But if you have money to spare then you can really put aMember Pro to good use, the automaton as it is. And if you want a software like this one that is cheaper but almost as good, then check out s2Member too. Have a good one!
If you’re in dire need of software that can help you in your membership management affairs then aMember Pro should not be overlooked.