It’s not uncommon to work with someone or something for a while, then realize that thing or person is just not the right fit for you or your business. (It happens in life, too!) So it’s not surprising that the same thing could happen with a membership website platform. 

Before we dive further into that, let’s look at what should you look for in a membership website platform to begin with.

Several key features can significantly impact the success and functionality of your site:

  • Content Management: a platform that allows easy organization and management of diverse content types (videos, articles, courses). 
  • Membership Management: Robust membership management tools are crucial, including the ability to create multiple membership tiers.
  • Payment Processing and Subscriptions: Seamless integration with payment gateways, and support for various currencies.
  • Customization and Branding: The platform should offer customization options for branding your site, including templates or themes.
  • Community Engagement: Features facilitating member interaction such as forums, discussion boards, comment sections, or private groups. Analytics and Reporting: Access to reportsis crucial for understanding member behavior, tracking engagement metrics, and identifying areas for improvement.
  • Customer Support and Resources: A reliable support system, comprehensive documentation, tutorials, and a community forum can be invaluable for troubleshooting and getting the most out of the platform.

Considering your specific needs, audience preferences, and long-term goals is essential when evaluating these features. Not every platform will excel in every aspect, so prioritizing what matters most to your business is key.

With this in mind, here are some our wonderful clients who switched from other platforms, and why:

Optionsmeister.com

optionsmeister.com Learn to trade options based on probabilities

Website owner: John A.

Primary Offering: Options Trading Membership and Mentoring

Primary Benefit of Service to Clients: Learn to become a consistent trader

Platform switch to SubHub from: WordPress

Here’s what John told us:

What caused you to consider a change?

I am a one person business and I got tired of constantly having to make sure I had updated all the plugins. Then if updates lapsed, getting attacked by bots.

What features were you looking for in a new platform:

-membership levels

-payment processing

-email integrations

-design options

-customer support

How did you find the transition of content, members, design aspects from your old platform to SubHub?

Relatively easy

What was your final decision to change platforms based on?

Getting away from constantly maintaining and protecting the website.

How did you hear about SubHub?

Referral from software vendor

Anything else you’d like to add about your switch to SubHub?

Exceptional, personal support from my support manager.

Join the optionsmeister.com membership: https://optionsmeister.com/subscribe

Pushmoments.com

pushmoments.com - Getting out of your comfort zone, a little at a time.

Website Owner: Brenda D. and Karen G.

Primary Offering: We are a membership website that fosters the members to step outside their comfort zones and try new things.

Primary Benefit of Service to Clients: We offer a platform for accountability, inspiration, motivation, and community

Platform switch to SubHub from: WordPress

Here’s what Brenda and Karen told us:

What caused you to consider a change?

It did not have the features nor style that we wanted.  Additionally, it was not easy for us to use.

What features were you looking for in a new platform:

-Payment processing

-Email integration

-Design options

-Customer support

-All in one system

How did you find the transition of content, members, design aspects from your old platform to SubHub?

Easy

What was your final decision to change platforms based on?

SubHub had the all the features we wanted at a fair price.  They were very accommodating and the customer service is stellar.  We used the design service, and our SubHub designer was able to understand our website concept very easily.  That was very reassuring to us.

How did you hear about SubHub?

Google

Join the Push community: https://pushmoments.com/subscribe

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Client: Eli S., https://pweschool.com/

Speak Better Portuguese Online learning - menbership model

Primary Offering: Speak Better Portuguese Online with Portuguese Lessons and Courses

Platform switched from: Send Owl

Why switched: SendOwl is a good shopping cart but it was not made to manage subscriptions.

Reasons for choosing SubHub: Ease of use, looks, and functions.

Read the full review: https://www.capterra.com/p/84253/SubHub/reviews/3520376/

Client: Steve B., https://backhealer.com

Natural relief of debilitating back pain - backhealer.com

Primary Offering: Back pain relief

Primary Benefit to Clients: This site is an effort to help more people learn to use natural healing techniques to relieve their back pain.

Platform switched from: WordPress, Shopify

Why switched: My designer actually built a Shopify site as well and it would don’t work for our purposes. Thanks again, Subhub.

Reasons for choosing SubHub: My designer felt Subhub was a better membership platform that could grow as I did. 

Read the full review: https://www.capterra.com/p/84253/SubHub/reviews/2618365/

If you are considering a move to a new platform, here are a few tips to keep in mind before cancelling with another service:

  • Review Terms and Conditions: Understand the cancellation policy outlined in the terms of service. Look for details regarding notice periods, any penalties or fees associated with early termination, and the process for canceling.
  • Check Subscription Renewal Date: If your membership renews automatically, note the renewal date and the required notice period for cancellation to avoid being charged for another term.
  • Contact Customer Support: Reach out to customer support via email or phone, following the preferred method outlined by the host. Some platforms may require cancellation requests to be submitted through a specific channel or account settings.
  • Make copies or a backup of your current site. Make sure any information (members, content) you will need to transfer to your new platform is available in the format requested.
  • Check for Refunds or Prorated Charges: Inquire about any potential refunds or prorated charges if you’re canceling before the end of a billing cycle. Some hosts might offer partial refunds based on unused subscription time.
  • Ensure Termination of Services: Verify that all services, access, and recurring payments associated with your membership have been terminated as per your request.

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