If you're looking to offer payment plans for your courses, monthly subscriptions, or yearly memberships, our recurring payment page feature should do just the trick!

To create a payment plan or recurring payment:

  • Login to Teachery
  • From your Dashboard, select a course
  • In the course editor, create a new Payment Page
  • Select Recurring Monthly* or Recurring Yearly
  • Set your monthly/yearly price and select the amount of months/years**
  • Create and customize!

*Whether you choose Monthly or Yearly for your recurring payments, your customers credit card will be charged on the same day of the month as their first purchase (Ex: They bought a monthly plan on April 12, their next charge will be May 12. If a customer buys a yearly plan on April 12, their next charge will be April 12 the following year.

**By default, we'll set any recurring payment (monthly or yearly) to infinite payments going forward. Changing the the amount of months/years when creating your recurring payment will set a specific timeframe.

 

Want to create a payment plan for your course?

You'll already have a fixed price payment page (one time payment), then all you need to do is create a new, separate recurring payment page. For example, let's say your course is $300 and you want to have a 6-month payment plan option:

  • Login, navigate to your course, create new Payment Page
  • Name your Payment Page
  • Select "Recurring Monthly" for the Payment Type
  • Set the Monthly Price to $50
  • Set the How Many Months to 6
  • Create and customize the payment page!

That payment page will allow a customer to buy your $300 course, but only pay $50 per month for the next 6 months. You can then link to your fixed price payment page ($300) and your new recurring payment page ($50/mo x 6 months) on your Teachery Landing Page and have pricing options!

 

Looking to have a "membership site" where you get paid on a recurring basis and deliver more content to your customers?

We put "membership site" in quotes because Teachery is still a course platform at its core. That said, our recurring payment pages are perfectly suited to build a course that is essentially a membership site.

There are no additional steps needed, just think of your course as a membership portal. The recurring payment page you create (as outlined above) will charge your customer on the schedule you decide. Then, you can add additional lessons and content to your course as time goes on. Feel free to use our drip content feature to show your customers what future content will be coming down the pipe!

Want to automatically email your customers when new content has been added? We integrate with MailChimp and ConvertKit or you can export your customer data and import it into your email provider of choice.

 

Important: Revoking access, refunds, and updating customer billing info

If a student purchases your course through a recurring payment page, you'll have the ability to manage their course access and payments via their Customer Profile (found by going to your Customer Activity page and clicking their name/email).

Revoking Access: By clicking this link in a customer's profile you will be cancelling their recurring payments and removing their access to your course. This will not refund any existing payments they've made.

Refunds: You'll see individual payments listed in the right column of a customer's profile. You can refund any payments and refunding will not result in revoking access to your course.

Updating Customer Billing Info: If a customer purchases a recurring payment plan, but needs to update their credit card information, we make it really easy. Simply give your customer the URL of your course with "/billing" added to the end. For example, if your course URL is yourcourse.teachery.co, you would give them yourcourse.teachery.co/billing - that's it! (If you use a custom domain or custom subdomain, you can give them that URL with /billing on the end.)

 

🎥 Watch the two walk-through videos below for more information and seeing recurring payments in action!

Part 1: Creating a recurring payment page (including Stripe and Customer Activity)

Part 2: Helping you with future failed payments and customer actions

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