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Zoho Subscriptions

Recurring billing and subscriptions

Published 03/02/2015 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Zoho Subscriptions is an online recurring billing and subscription management application built for small businesses. The app helps to automate tasks related to managing subscription-based customer payments from billing to payment collection.

It offers customizable invoice templates, flexible pricing models, and automated recurring billing schedules. It also helps to collect payments through integrations with major payment gateways such as PayPal. Automatic notifications, real-time reports and a free integration with Zoho books helps keep tighter control of your subscription business.

The recurring billing features in Zoho Subscriptions let you manage upgrades and downgrades, as well as one-time transactions for purchases outside of customers’ subscriptions. All pricing models are supported with additional pricing features such as add ons, coupons, and trials.

The app sends automated email notifications to clients regarding their plans, refunds, payments and any related events. Zoho Subscriptions also lets you manage multiple subscriptions by letting you club invoices and payments together for customers subscribing to multiple products.

The reporting dashboard in Zoho Subscriptions lets you monitor revenue over time, identify subscription trends, and see an overview of all your KPIs. The main key metrics dashboard shows you real-time numbers on all signups, activations, churn rates and more.

The free integration with Zoho Books lets you sync all transactions between the two apps, such as invoices, payments, refunds, and customer contact details. You can also use this integration to compare financial reports with subscription metrics.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Zoho Subscriptions is part of the wider Zoho Corporation family of products, which includes over 20 products such as Zoho Books, Zoho CRM, Zoho Projects, Zoho Support, Zoho Campaigns and many more.

Zoho has been in business since 1996 and now have 13 million Zoho users worldwide. Zoho Subscription customers come from small business in many sectors including a gospel music recording and promotion company and an air filter replacement company.

What are the differences to other apps?

Zoho Subscriptions is designed specifically for small businesses meaning its features are limited to only what’s necessary - invoice creation, automated recurring billing, pricing model design, notifications and payment collection. Setup is quick and easy and pricing is one plan for all.

Zoho Subscriptions integrates with PayPal, Stripe, Authorize, Worldpay and Forte. It also offers a free integration with Zoho Books. Zoho Subscriptions is a PCI compliant billing platform ensuring your payment processing meets industry standards.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Zoho Subscriptions’ interface follows the familiar design of all Zoho products - a plain and simple, no frills design that is clean and uncomplicated. The main dashboard shows all business activity over a given time period through visual charts and graphs in pale colors.

A menu on the left of the screen gives quick access to customers, events, products and reports. Buttons are large and obvious meaning you can quickly get to grasps with editing pricing plans and creating invoices.

How does the registration process work?

You can sign up for Zoho Subscriptions directly from the homepage of the application website by clicking on the red “sign up now” button on the top right hand of the screen.

Clicking this button leads to a page with a short form to fill requesting your company name, personal name, email, contact number, password and country. This gives you access to a free test account of Zoho Subscriptions and Zoho Books.

What does it cost to use the application?

Zoho Subscriptions costs $49 per month. This gives you access to unlimited customers, card transactions, offline invoices, and multiple currencies and users. It also includes free access to Zoho Books accounting software.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Zoho Subscriptions is ideal for any small subscription-based business who need a non-complicated, yet capable solution to automate and track customer billing, payment and subscription plan management. The free access to Zoho Books and simple pricing model will be an attractive advantage to many small businesses who need to kill two birds with one stone.

  • Support for multiple pricing plans, including add ons, coupons and trials
  • Customizable invoice creation and tracking
  • Automatic billing of recurring subscriptions and one-off payments
  • Payment gateway integration with PayPal, Stripe, Authorize & more
  • Automated notifications to customers for configured events
  • Manage multiple subscriptions for one customer
  • Key metrics dashboard and business reports

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Zoho Subscriptions pricing

Cheapest plan (per month) : $49.00
Most expensive plan (per month) : $49.00