The Best Membership Management Scripts

A membership management script is essential for any website accepting payments from customers.

This service allows customers to sign up for an account and log into a secure portion of the site where they can safely process their purchase. Customers can also log into this area to download their product when purchasing informational products such as eBooks.

Of course, there is also a sense of prestige and exclusivity that comes with telling customers they can gain access to a member’s only portion of a site!

There is more appeal to a membership management script than say delivering through email.

The market for membership manager scripts is quite extensive and can easily become confusing. That’s why we decided to put them all to the test and read countless firsthand reviews to compile a list of the top 5 available today.

Every one of these membership management scripts will work on a cPanel server (such as those from HostGator) and utilize PHP coding.

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#1: Amember ($179.95 per domain)

Amember membership managementThis is one of the longest standing membership management script services and they are prized for being easy to use from the moment of purchase. They have remained competitive through the years by changing along with trends in the marketing world and have a reputation of being reliable, secure, and stable over time.

Amember uses the Smarty template system so if you know something about web design it is not difficult to customize the service. Many different payment systems are pulled together in this service and you can always integrate this script with many other platforms, including WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal.

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#2: Butterfly Marketing ($797 for unlimited domains)

Butterfly MarketingThe developer of this membership management script is the esteemed Mike Filsaime, who you probably already know understands what Internet marketers need. Since Butterfly Marketing was the same system that Filsaime used himself, you can imagine it is packed with features. It includes everything a marketer could possibly need, including:

  • Upsells
  • Downsells
  • Free Membership
  • Recurring Membership Fee
  • One-Time Offers

Anyone familiar with Smarty and HTML can easily customize this script, but the price point is out of reach for many beginning marketers. The script is also integrated with ClickBank and PayPal right out of the box, so using other payment services could be a problem.

You do get information about how Mike Filsaime made his money online, which is worth the extra price for some people.

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#3: Rapid Action Profits ($297 for unlimited domains)

Rapid Action ProfitsThis is a newer membership management service, but it has received a lot of backing from online marketers. It was developed by knowledgeable online marketers and has a lot of offerings that make it very appealing. The system is very modern and is updated more than Butterfly Marketing. It also has features designed to help with advertising products for affiliate marketing.

One big advantage here is the ability to protect third party scripts and it is unbelievably simple to do so.

Rapid Action Profits only works with PayPal out of the box, but you can modify the script to work with other payment options.

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#4: WordPress Membership Plug-In ($297 for unlimited domains)

Wordpress Membership PluginWe spent some time going through the different WordPress plug-ins available, knowing some work better than others and some don’t work at all. We found this one to be the best because it works and offers something called a “drip feed.” This special feature allows you to automatically give everyone who signs up a full year of updates. You won’t find this feature with other services.

This membership management plug-in also comes already integrated with a number of different payment services: PayPal, ClickBank, 2Checkout.

The downside is it doesn’t come with an affiliate program. This is a problem with all WordPress plug-ins, but you can purchase a 3rd party script and either customize it on your own or pay to have it integrated. This is not an issue if you only use ClickBank.

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#5: Easy Member Pro ($127 for unlimited domains)

Easy Member ProThe well known marketing guru Anik Singal openly supports this newcomer to the market, but for the most part it is still too young to be judged critically. You definitely get everything you will need to process payments and deliver product on your site with Easy Member Pro, including:

  • Affiliate Management
  • Membership Levels
  • Drip Feed Content
  • Integrated Payment Choices
  • Member Management
  • Coupons

You can even protect external scripts with this service, including WordPress and Joomla. This is a gem of a service because it combines all of the best features available from the other services: integrated payment choices, coupon codes, and drip feed content.

Integrated payment options with this membership management script includes ClickBank, PayPal, and 2Checkout.

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