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  • Getting rid of Membermouse for ThriveCart

  • Rick Wilkes

    Member
    March 24, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    My current stack is:

    WordPress

    Drip
    Membermouse
    Thrive Theme Builder
    Thrive Apprentice (2 courses, not everything)
    Discourse Forums (new, and a focus for my community building)

    I use Thrivecart for a client, and honestly I see that it WORKS. Bump offers work. Haven’t even used upsells. Support required has been minimal compared to volume of her sales. I set her up coming from 1shoppingcart based on your recommendation, David, and she’s THRILLED. Apple Pay, Google Pay, Paypal Stripe… it’s all just working. Payment plans, too.

    I’m Envious.

    I am right there with you on the Membermouse issues. It has served me okay. I hate that it “keeps control” over recurring Stripe subscriptions. I believe the fact that I hate this so much, the lock in, that it’s affecting my enthusiasm to sell my membership!

    Thrivecart still being a 1-time payment, even if $$, also feels better than Membermouse charging me $49/month but adding NOTHING enhancements-wise that matter to me in 2 years.

    However, I am not really excited about using WP Fusion to Drip to do membership control. Drip is fine, but using its tagging sync is not something I feel really good about.

    Sigh.

    Is there any free or 1-time access control WordPress plugin I could use to: import my current access lists/accounts from Membermouse, lock down some course/pages, and that would integrate with Thrivecart in a reasonably straightforward way?

    I’m about to change some membership options and pricing. Would make sense to look at using Thrivecart for this if I could also uncouple Membermouse.

    Thanks ~Rick

  • David Risley

    Administrator
    March 26, 2021 at 11:32 am

    Yeah. I’ve still got MemberMouse running here solely because of the lock-in. It, frankly, pisses me off and I can’t wait to get rid of it. It think we’re down to just a handful of folks still being billed from there, though, so I might just nudge them out of there soon so I can remove MM officially.

    What is the back-off on WPFusion? The stack works very nicely. There’s no reason to be afraid of it. It is actually much simpler and more powerful than MemberMouse.

    But, to answer your, Thrivecart also integrates with several other membership plugins, but I don’t know if that includes any freebies.

  • Rick Wilkes

    Member
    March 26, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    I did just discover that Membermouse has a new plan, lose the advanced reporting but it is only $29 for up to 5000 members. I switched to that, for now.

    WPFusion has issues if someone unsubscribes from all mailings AND in Drip you have it allow that to make them inactive. I have customers from the past that are in Drip’s inactive, and I cannot afford to activate 3281 more people in that account. But some of them do “own” courses that I’m currently using Membermouse to protect.

    I noticed that Thrive Apprentice (I’ve only put one of my courses in it, the rest are just on WordPress pages) I can import customers with a CSV to access a course, as well as allow courses to be access by roles or Thrivecart integration. Seems that Thrive is putting some energy into Thrive Apprentice again, and since I am using Thrive Theme Builder and their toolkit in other ways, might make sense to use that. I know you use Learndash which is better but those older courses now are mostly a member benefit and legacy sales. New workshops will be experiences done mainly through my Discourse forums.

    Well, feeling a step or two closer to getting Thrivecart. If anything else stands out here for you, please let me know. ~Rick

  • David Risley

    Administrator
    March 29, 2021 at 8:06 am

    Yes, that is true re: Drip and WPFusion. I actually re-activated everybody temporarily on my account, then ran a sequence to “re-deactivate” all the ones who’ve never purchased anything. Then, I now have an automation that if somebody unsubscribes but they are a customer, I don’t deactivate them. Solves the issue.

    • Rick Wilkes

      Member
      March 29, 2021 at 11:05 am

      Yes, that would solve the problem. Thanks! Still not sure I’m going to go that route but feels helpful to confirm that approach.

  • Rick Wilkes

    Member
    March 30, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    Tonight I purchase my lifetime Thrivecart Pro license (using your affiliate link, so you should have seen that come through). Initially I am not clearing out Membermouse, going to start with new programs and offers and existing membership levels… but we’ll see where it goes!

    I’m excited! My client just had ANOTHER huge successful launch and Thrivecart gave us both ease and no problems at ALL compared to anything else we’ve ever used. You turned me onto it when we set that up for her last May, and now it’s my turn. Thanks David!

    Rick

    P.S. You also turned me on to Celsius, and I’m truly grateful. Really nice leadership and community orientation in the crypto space.

    • David Risley

      Administrator
      March 31, 2021 at 9:23 am

      Appreciate you using my affiliate link. 🙂 Thanks. If you have any questions about Thrivecart, let me know. Their Facebook community is pretty helpful, too.

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