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Spreedly

Subscription Payment and Management


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Published 09/29/2011 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Spreedly offers a convenient way to accept subscriptions. Businesses and individuals can offer up services that come with a subscription to generate ongoing income. Spreedly allows users to offer new subscription services as well as renewals and service upgrades. All activity is handled through Spreedly so the user doesn't have to operate across multiple services to manage their client's subscriptions. Users can set up multiple service tiers to offer users various levels of service that come with different price tags. Users can give Spreedly a try by working with a test site. Users can also offer complementary subscriptions through Spreedly. Payments can be set up to occur after a specific time frame and the user can also pro-rate subscriptions to ensure that their clients only pay for the service they receive.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Spreedly was founded in April of 2007 by Alexander Kohlhofer, Nathaniel Talbott, Duff O'Melia and John Carlin. The application was intended to simplify the way businesses handle their subscription services. The site has significantly increased its available payment gateways since it was first introduced. The list currently includes ePay, RealEx, Payment Express, PayPal, Authorize.net, BluePay and Quantum. Spreedly continues to expand its service to include a number of countries and payment options.

What are the differences to other apps?

Spreedly is focused on services that require subscriptions. There are many websites that offer numerous payment based functions, however Spreedly makes it easy for anyone to manage their subscription services. Users can handle all aspects of the subscription, going beyond new subscription payments. Clients can renew and upgrade and the user can offer free subscriptions without deviating away from the Spreedly system. The application has included functions that accommodate almost any subscription payment situation.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Spreedly uses a very clean, spacious design that allows the user to quickly navigate to the tools and information they need without any hassle. Despite the rather sparse design, Spreedly still manages to incorporate unique design elements through its green and blue color scheme and price tag shaped logo. The user interface allows businesses to painlessly manage subscriptions and retrieve past transactions or set up recurring payments however they like. The application is not only easy to use, but very flexible.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can create a Spreedly account by clicking the green "Sign Up" link found in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. The short registration form asks for a login name, email address and password. After submitting the form, the user is automatically logged into their new account and can begin trying out Spreedly. The site automatically generates a test website so the user can explore the service before committing to it.

What does it cost to use the application?

Spreedly keeps its pricing system as simple as possible. All users can upgrade to a paid membership for just under $20 per month. The account includes a transaction fee of around 20 cents or 2% (whichever is lower) per subscription purchased. The site also notes that bulk pricing is available for users who manage 5,000 or more transactions each month. The fees are paid to Spreedly and do not include any additional fees required by the user's preferred payment gateway.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Spreedly.com offers a simple subscription solution for almost any business. Smaller companies can appreciate the economical cost as well as the effective client subscription management tools. Users can oversee all of their client subscriptions in one convenient place from any computer with internet access. The application can handle any situation, from subscription renewals to upgrades and complementary accounts. Larger companies can save money buy requesting a bulk transaction quote.

  • Users can offer complementary subscriptions to clients
  • All subscription transactions can be handled in one place
  • Subscription payments can be pro-rated so customers are properly charged
  • Test sites allow users to explore Spreedly for free
  • Many international payment gateways work with Spreedly


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