Digital Access Pass Review – Best WordPress Membership Plugin?

Running an e-commerce website on WordPress is supposedly easy. That is, if you have the right set of plugins or tools that pack a ton of features and support core business tasks. This is how you exploit the potentials of WordPress and turn it into an automated, optimized sales machine.

But running a membership site is a different ballgame. For one, you’ll need a plugin that allows you to sell the way you want to. If you want to deliver recurring monthly subscriptions, for instance, you need a WordPress plugin with a flexible content “dripping” functionality. Not all membership site plugins can do that.

Enter Digital Access Pass. Webmasters who use it tend to think it’s the best in terms of price and features. In 2010, I  scoured the web for membership site plugins for three weeks and I couldn’t help but agree. Digital Access Pass is reasonably priced considering its features. It’s a reliable online selling system and arguably the best plugin of its kind. See how it compares with other similar plugins and be the judge.

Doing a feature-by-feature comparison is the easiest way to decide which software is best. So let’s take a quick look at how Digital Access Pass compares with Wishlist Member, Amember, S2 Member and integrates with OptimizePress.

Ability to Drip Content

Wishlist Member has content dripping feature. The problem is, a lot of former users complain about how limited the plugin is. Wishlist Member, they say, won’t let them drip content exactly the way they want it to. DAP, in contrast, lets users drip content quite easily.

Many of you might want to know why content dripping is such a big deal. Here’s why. If you’re running a membership website, you definitely don’t want members to access all resources in one sitting then ask for a refund. Digital Access Pass is designed to help website owners avoid this scenario. Using the plugin, you can let members get the resources gradually, day by day or according to your schedule. Try it and you’ll likely find DAP’s true content drip a powerful feature unmatched by rivals.

Watch my video review of Digital Access Pass here:

Seamless Integration with Other Tools

Unlike other membership plugins that need additional scripts, Digital Access Pass has everything you need right out of the box. DAP works smoothly with WordPress, PayPal, Aweber, MailChimp, ClickBank, s3MediaVault and other popular e-commerce services, as well as the fantastic WordPress theme, James Dyson’s Optimizepress.

These are must-have features, especially if you’re using Amazon S3 storage to protect your website from potential security threats. In addition to this, DAP offers great customer support if you’re having problems with adding an application or service.

S2Member Pro also integrates with payment processors, some management tools and even Amazon’s S3 and Cloudfront services. Users however commonly report poor support. Between DAP and S2Member Pro, the choice is no-brainer.

Built-in Multiple Tier Affiliate System

You’ll need an army of affiliates and supporters to grow your business online. This is the smartest way to sell infoproducts. You can easily achieve this by using Digital Access Pass. Unlike similar plugins, DAP has a built-in affiliate module that lets you manage several affiliates in just a few clicks. What’s more DAP allows online business owners to offer multiple tiers of commissions, which obviously leads to a win-win situation. Your affiliates get paid on sales generated by their referrals while you reap more profits.

In comparison to Amember, S2 Member and Wish list Member the drag and drop feature offer you the opportunity to create a content sequence and rearrange it to suit individual members. The structure of the system, gives you access to have each product on its own sales page, email auto responder and landing page. The straight forward structure makes it easy for members to gain access and understand a variety of products while still understanding their individual strength.

aMember, which is quite popular among websites that sell digital downloads, only has a two-tier affiliate program. Also, aMember Pro is not a true WordPress plugin but a rather a standalone program that works with WordPress through a plugin.

Great Customer Support

Since you’re running a business 24/7, it only makes sense to work with people who’s dedicated to help you get more out of their products. DAP has fantastic customer support along with its strong set of features. Tech Husband, Affiliate Marketing Insights and David Jackson agree with me on this. DAP support answers emails really quickly. Support from developers have always been fast and useful.

All in all, the software is stellar. Buy the software once and install it on all your websites. You own it so you’re free to do anything you want with your content. There are other more expensive options but their features are not as good as what Digital Access Pass offers. In the years since I bought the software, two major features were already added to it: ability to do dimes sales and add coupons. They’re always adding new features and this was oneof the biggest attractions for me when making my purchase.

It took me three weeks looking for the best membership site plugin for WordPress. Digital Access Pass is hands down the best as a self-hosted WordPress plugin.

If you’re looking for a more expensive HOSTED membership software, as part of a complete business centralisation  systme, then check out my reviews of Office Autopilot, Infusionsoft, Nanacast and 1Shopping Cart :-)

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OAP-Best WordPress Subscription Plugin?

Office Autopilot is very user-friendly and the software offers you a lot more compared than the vast majority of its competitors.

When selling products via a membership site, you’ll need a WordPress subscription plugin,

This system enables the user to not only collect customer information, but helps subdivide customer details that can lead to a more effect marketing strategy. For example, a user can use tags on their website which collects data such as what products the customer was viewing and how many times they have viewed the products without buying the product. This makes it a very useful marketing tool because the user can then directly market to the prospective customer by offering specific product assistance that might influence their decision on buying the product.

This happens when Office Auto Pilot enables the user to create leads; the more a customer visits the site and clicks on certain links this will be recorded and if the visits are often, the customer then becomes a ‘hot lead’.

OAP Membership Plugin WordPress Review

The system is WordPress friendly, it is very easy to integrate your already-existing WordPress site to OAP, all you need to do is use a WordPress subscription plugin this means you will not have to rebuild your website around the new software.
The tracking system and the WordPress membership plugin allows the user to collect phone numbers and the customer’s location using the customer’s IP address. This is also very useful because it allows you to know what your customers are doing every time they long on to your site. The system does not have a fully-fledged WordPress shopping cart plugin however – it’s more a business-centralisation system, rather than shopping cart as such.
Unlike other programmes you will not have to sign into other programmes like PayPal to check on how your business is performing, you will be integrated to other systems within your Autopilot account and they will be displayed on the ‘Office Auto Trader’ program.

Reporting

Another useful feature that Office Autopilot does well is creating reports: With Office Auto Trader you will be able to get a detailed analysis of your customers, including details about how much a customer has bought and what else the customer has been looking at. This could be displayed in graphs and detailed dated quantitative data. Also, Auto Trader can be used to make monthly business performance summaries, also in forms of charts and other forms of visual quantitative data.
Other programmes do not show the gradual change in sales over a period of time. OAP is superior at this type of analysis as it shows the data change over a period of time.

Support

Compared to other services, Auto Pilot is affordable and also offers great customer service, via email or over the phone and on Skype. They also host useful free training webinars. Customer service representatives will be able to walk you through any problems that you might be facing and even help you manage the service to suit your business. Their customer service is available 24 hours a day so you can contact them anytime if you have any problems with the system.
This feature sets it apart from the competition and with a very intuitive website explaining the software and providing customer reviews, support, video tutorials amongst news and updates gives any customer of this product and the company office auto pilot a very positive experience.

Check out a free trial of Autopilot here