Let’s have a look at conversation of two techies who are discussing about selling membership and membership software:
Eric: Hello Puneet!
Puneet: Hey dude! Wassup?
Eric: Not at all enjoying.
Puneet: Which trouble is with you this time?
Eric: I am tired of handling the hard copies of selling memberships and manual workflow of the whole functional unit.
Puneet: What sort of memberships?
Eric: I sell memberships of golf club. Here, members get various facilities like free medical service, education loans, tickets of golf championships at low costs, free play of golf for 2 hours everyday and many more.
Puneet: Do you provide these facilities to all members?
Eric: No, I manually manage some plans which embed these many facilities. The facilities given to members depend upon the plan he/she purchase from me.
Eric: Lots of paperwork is done by me, I am tired of it. Even, re-subscribers are very less because of this hectic procedure.
Puneet: So, what do you want to do now?
Eric: I am looking for a software which can sell memberships on my behalf.
Puneet: Even if you possess a software, then also you will be required to monitor the details on timely basis and manage your plans accordingly.
Eric: Please tell me if there exist any solution.
Puneet: Lots of membership softwares are available which will minimize all your hardships in managing memberships.
Eric: Do I need to invest something for that software?
Puneet: Yes. But, you can use either open source or proprietary membership management software. Open source membership software is what I suggest you because of its lots of flexibilities.
Eric: Okay! But how will I use it?
Puneet: See, you need three things before you get a membership software to sell your memberships.
Eric: What are they?
- A Content management System (CMS) like Joomla, Drupal, WordPress, etc.
- Using CMS, you will create a website which will display all your plans and other advertisements.
- Last you require some services which you want to sell to your customers.
Eric: Ohk. Then, what will the membership software will do?
Puneet: First you should install the membership software at your end by using a CMS. Then, you will be able to:
- Create plans
- Manage their time limits and costs
- Group similar type of plans under certain categories
- Manage subscriptions of user from backend itself
- Receive payments from various payment gateways
- View your sales and profits on the dashboard itself
and a lots of more facilities. Better you experience yourself.
Eric: WOW!!! That’s truely awesome dude. Thanks.
Eric: Will you please do one more favour for me?
Puneet: Yea, sure.
Eric: Please gimme some examples of membership softwares.
Puneet: Ummmmmm…… PayPlans is the membership software which is trending now. I have also used it and it’s work is awesomely awesome.
Eric: Ohk. Thank you Puneet.
Puneet: No formalities dude. Enjoy!
Eric: bbye! c u later… 🙂
Puneet: Yeah…. bbye 🙂