I need some advice regarding selling my subscription service on my Webflow website. I find the Webflow eCommerce plan to be expensive, especially considering the additional 3% fee for each subscription sale. I’m looking for a more cost-effective solution.
I’m considering using a hosted checkout provided by either Stripe or PayPal instead. This would involve adding a URL to a “Button” on my website, which would direct customers to a dedicated and hosted checkout page offered by either Stripe or PayPal.
My question is, can I effectively manage my subscriptions by using a hosted checkout instead of the Webflow eCommerce plan?
Are there any limitations or drawbacks to this approach that I should be aware of?
I would greatly appreciate any insights or experiences you can share on this matter.
In my case, I don’t actually require full eCommerce functionality as I will be offering only one service without a shopping cart. However, I do need to offer three pricing tiers for my service: a 1-month price, a 3-month price, and a 6-month price. Essentially, users should be able to select their desired pricing tier and proceed to start using my design service.
Considering this specific scenario, I’m curious to know if it is possible to achieve this using Webflow without opting for the eCommerce plan. Instead, I would like to explore the option of using a hosted checkout solution like Stripe or PayPal to handle the payment process.
But here’s the thing: I’m all about keeping it simple and exciting! The website is just for a marketing purposes; there are not any backend crazy stuff
After a user subscribes, all they need is an order confirmation email, which I’m confident Stripe can handle like a pro.
And for cancellations, they can shoot me an email, or better yet, use the super-convenient self-hosted Stripe solution.
I’m expecting a maximum of four clients at a time, and I want to avoid complex flows.
One question that popped into my mind is: In this case, do I need to use the CMS from Webflow at all?
And more importantly, will I be able to avoid the extra 3% fee charged by Webflow?