Subscription billing features that "just work"
Easily create and sell subscriptions
SubscriptionBridge contains lots of administration tools (the "Merchant Center") that make it quick and easy to create new subscription packages (subscription-based products and services), and manage existing subscriptions.
Managing an existing subscription
Branded, PCI-compliant, hosted checkout
SubscriptionBridge includes a ready-to-go, hosted shopping cart that allow you to immediately start selling any subscription packages you create in the SubscriptionBridge Merchant Center. The hosted checkout pages provide a secure, PCI-compliant environment.
Leverage the SB API within your own ecommerce system
By leveraging the SubscriptionBridge API, you can trigger the creation of a subscription profile from within your own application.
Ready-to-go, hosted, branded customer center
The SubscriptionBridge Customer Center is a hosted, readily available, branded customer service area for self-service subscription management. By allowing subscribers (your customers) to easily view and manage their subscriptions, SubscriptionBridge can help you dramatically lower customer service costs.
The system will help you eliminate tedious and time consuming tasks such as assisting customers with changing their payment method. It will also improve customer satisfaction as customers will be able to perform those tasks quickly, whenever they need to do so, without having to contact you.
Here are some of the tasks that your customers will be able to perform, on their own:
Advanced Users: build your own Customer Center
By leveraging the SubscriptionBridge API, there are many customer service tasks that can be performed from an external application.
Automated and manual notifications
Usage-based billing (metered charges)
Add usage-based fees to a subscription to support more flexible business models. Often called metered charges, they are typically based on one or more variables that you are monitoring and measuring to determine the charge (e.g. disk space or bandwidth used for a Web hosting account, mobile phone minutes or text messages sent, number of transactions processed, etc. etc.).
Feature Limitation: usage-based billing requires that the Braintree is used as the payment system. For technical reasons, at this point this feature is not compatible with Authorize.Net ARB.
Multiple, independent businesses
From the same SubscriptionBridge Merchant Center you can create multiple stores. Each store is a separate business, with separate products, subscriptions, reports, notification settings, etc.
For example, if you have two different online magazines, you can manage them as two separate businesses in SubscriptionBridge, at no extra cost (you are simply charged based on the total number of active subscribers. And your customers will be able to use a single account to manage subscriptions across different businesses.
The Store Setup Wizard makes it quick and easy to setup a new business in the SB Merchant Center.
Pay for what you use: seemed pretty common-sense to us
Unlike some providers that charge based on predetermined packages, SubscriptionBridge's common-sense pricing is based on a simple rule: you pay for what you use.
Among other advantages, this approach allows you to very easily account for the cost of using SubscriptionBridge in your business model.
Learn more about our clear, transparent, fair subscription management pricing.
Shopping cart integrations
If you need to sell both subscription and non-subscription products or services, what you need is a subscription billing system that is integrated with a robust shopping cart program. This allows you to pick certain products and services in your ecommerce store catalog, "flag" them as subscriptions, and set up the subscription profile when an order is placed.
So we started integrating SubscriptionBridge with shopping carts that will allow you do so just that. At this time (October 2010), SubscriptionBridge supports:
What does a shopping cart integration allow you to do? Here are the main features:
Use the Import Subscription Wizard to load into SubscriptionBridge subscription profiles that already exist in one of our supported payment system (e.g. existing Authorize.Net ARB recurring payment profiles).
Take advantage of many of the subscription management features built into SubscriptionBridge from a custom application. The SubscriptionBridge XML APIs are designed to help you:
Visit the SubscriptionBridge WIKI for full API documentation.
Both the SubscriptionBridge system itself and our payment partners are PCI compliance applications, which reduces the scope of your PCI compliance efforts (e.g. you may be able to use the much easier, short-form self assessment questionnaire).
More on SubscriptionBridge and PCI compliance.
Authorize.Net Automated Recurring Billing (ARB)
Are you using Authorize.Net Automated Recurring Billing for your recurring payments? Would you like more control on managing those subscriptions, from the emails that are sent to the handling of declined payments?
SubscriptionBridge gives you the ability to add smart subscription management features to Authorize.Net ARB, while helping reduce customer service costs.
More on subscription management for Authorize.Net Automated Recurring Billing.
Add a complete set of recurring billing and subscription management features to the popular Braintree payment gateway.
More on subscription management with Braintree.