Seeking Advice on Setting Up a Subscription-Based Design Service on Webflow

Hey everyone!

I need some guidance on setting up a subscription-based design service.

I want to keep it simple with just a subscription button for checkoutno login area and no traditional e-commerce features.

Can you provide me with tips on structuring the site and optimizing it for subscriptions?

Also, I’m looking for recommendations on a reliable and secure third-party solution for handling subscriptions and payments in Webflow.

Your experiences and expertise would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance!

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Hi @Pavle_Lucic PayPal Business accounts allow you to setup subscriptions. Once you have setup your products, you can copy the PayPal checkout script and add as an embed element on your site (see screenshot).

You can create CMS collections/items for your products, add an embed element with the PayPal checkout beneath which will then allow a user to subscribe/pay monthly etc. for your products without the need for the eCommerce side of Webflow.

Hope this helps.

Thanks for the advice!

Quick question

Do I need CMS only for a checkout?
Is there an additional web flow fee on top of the Paypal fee?

Hi @Pavle_Lucic

The Checkout feature within Webflow is only available on a live site with an eCommerce plan.

If you are not wanting to use/pay for an eCommerce plan, you could use a CMS Site Plan which you would then create “Products” as a CMS Collection and then each CMS Item within that Collection would be a product you are selling.

If using a Standard eCommerce plan then there will be an additional 2% fee on top of Stripe or PayPal’s fees. If using CMS then no transaction fee from Webflow, just whoever your subscription is with.

Hey @Pavle_Lucic. Here are some tips for structuring your subscription-based design service website:

  1. Clear and Concise Messaging: Clearly communicate what your design service offers and the benefits of subscribing. Use simple language and informative visuals to capture visitors’ attention and encourage them to subscribe.

  2. Subscription Plans: Outline your different subscription plans, highlighting the features and pricing of each. Make it easy for visitors to compare and select the plan that suits their needs.

  3. Simple Checkout Process: As you mentioned, keep the checkout process as simple as possible with just a subscription button. Minimize the number of steps and form fields required to subscribe. Consider implementing a one-click or express checkout solution for a smoother user experience.

  4. Trust and Security: Display trust badges, SSL certificates, and any security measures you have in place to build customer confidence. Clearly communicate how you handle sensitive information and ensure secure payment processing.

  5. Subscription Management: Provide easy access for subscribers to manage their subscriptions, including updating payment details, upgrading or downgrading plans, and cancelling subscriptions. This can be done through email notifications or a dedicated subscription management portal.

For a reliable and secure third-party solution, Stripe is a popular choice for handling subscriptions and payments in Webflow. It is widely used, offers robust security features, and provides a seamless integration with Webflow. You can set up recurring payments, manage subscriptions, and handle different payment methods through Stripe.

Additionally, you may consider using a membership platform like Memberstack, MemberSpace, or Sentry Login to handle subscriptions and user management. These platforms integrate well with Webflow and can help you set up a subscription-based login area without the need for traditional e-commerce features.

It’s always recommended to thoroughly research and test any third-party solution to ensure it meets your specific requirements and provides the necessary security and functionality for your subscription-based design service.

Good luck with your website setup and subscription service!
Here is a link to a lesson provided by webflow for managing subscriptions Subscriptions - Webflow University Documentation

Hi @Pavle_Lucic.
Josh with Foxy here. You might consider our seamless Webflow integration:

You can sell subscriptions with any of Webflow’s plans (no ecommerce plan needed). We use our own subscription functionality to charge our users, so you’re in good company.

Feel free to email us ( with details on your subscription plan(s) and we’ll put together a test subscribe link you can use right away.