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What Is PayKickstart?

PayKickstart is an industry-leading billing and affiliate management platform for subscription-based businesses.

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.

Who Uses PayKickstart?

SMB and Mid-market businesses focused on recurring revenue, including SaaS/Software, Membership Site/Online Course Creators, Coaches/Consultants/Agencies and Digital Sellers.

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Reviews of PayKickstart

Average score

Overall
4.7
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Service
4.7
Features
4.6
Value for Money
4.6

Reviews by company size (employees)

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  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

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5
76%
4
19%
3
3%
2
1%
Blake
Blake
Founder in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Marketing & Advertising, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

It does everything and more

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: 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.

Roneta
CEO in Lithuania
Media Production, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Quick and easy payment gateway solution with great customer support

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: 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!

Steve
Steve
Managing Director in UK
Information Technology & Services, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

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2.0 4 years ago

Comments: 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.

PayKickstart Response

4 years ago

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.

Brad
President in US
Design, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Great product that's updated regularly!

5.0 3 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.

Karim
Coach in Hungary
Sports, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

It's a game changer

5.0 4 years ago

Comments: Before paykickstart I had a problem getting paid with clickfunnels alone, specially when using PayPal .. not to mention the one click upsell feature and affiliate management. it made it so easy for me to build checkouts and get paid fast.

Pros:

The customer support , The functionality , The updates

Cons:

maybe they need to integrate with more payment gateways