Does s2Member integrate w/ ClickBank?
Yes. ClickBank integrates w/ s2Member shortcodes, which generate ClickBank buttons.
Available to Merchants in Most Countries
Please see Countries Compatible w/ ClickBank Direct Deposit service.
Checkout Occurs at ClickBank.com
With ClickBank (a hosted solution); customers do leave your site to complete checkout at ClickBank.com, and then they return to complete registration afterward. If you want to avoid this limitation use s2Member's PayPal Pro, Stripe, or Authorize.Net integrations, where Pro-Forms are used instead of Buttons, and registration/checkout are both completed in a single step at your site.
You Can Accept the Following Forms of Payment
If you choose to integrate with ClickBank, you can accept almost any type of credit or debit card, and you can also accept PayPal. See this article and/or contact ClickBank support for further details regarding accepted payment methods.
Full IPN Integration (Instant Payment Notifications)
Instant Payment Notifications (IPNs) are messages (behind-the-scenes, via HTTP) that automatically notify s2Member about events related to ClickBank transactions. s2Member uses this to automate back-office and administrative functions, like automatically fulfilling orders or terminating access when a customer cancels their subscription or forces a refund/chargeback.
Full API & Thank-You Page Integration
The ClickBank API is a secure method to retrieve the details about a ClickBank transaction so that s2Member can process it in real-time (as checkout is completed); and without needing to wait for an IPN to occur silently behind-the-scenes. This works together with ClickBank's Thank-You Page functionality—a customer is immediately returned to your site after completing checkout at ClickBank.
Built-in ClickBank® Button Generators
s2Member's Button Generators (in your WordPress Dashboard) are so convenient! With these, you can establish a free trial period (or an initial fee), the cost & billing interval, whether it will be recurring, and much more. You can even set the Membership Level and add a list of any Custom Capabilities that you intend to bundle. Button Generators provided by s2Member produce a WordPress Shortcode that can be copied/pasted into a Post or Page in WordPress. s2Member Pro-Forms work the same way. We recommend: Stripe Integration w/ Pro-Forms.
Supports "Buy Now" Products/Services
You can sell fixed-term or lifetime access using "Buy Now" functionality. This is a popular way to sell products/services with ClickBank; i.e., a one-time fee that does not recur. With s2Member, this can be used to sell lifetime access. Or, you can limit the access to 1 day, 2 weeks, 6 months, or pretty much whatever is needed; powered by s2Member's Auto-EOT System.
Supports Recurring and Non-Recurring "Subscriptions"
You can sell access that requires a recurring payment. If recurring payments fail too many times, access is terminated automatically by s2Member. Subscriptions support Standard ClickBank Recurrences. Or, you can sell access that is non-recurring; e.g., 6 days free, then $39 for 3 months of access—where access & billing are both terminated after 3 months; i.e. it is not recurring.
Supports a Free or Paid Initial/Trial Period
With ClickBank you can set a free or paid initial/trial period of any allowable length. For instance, $0.00 for the first X days, then $39/mo. An initial/trial period can be up to 31 days. To avoid this limitation use s2Member's PayPal Pro, Stripe, or Authorize.Net integrations, where Pro-Forms are used for on-site credit card processing. We recommend: Stripe Integration w/ Pro-Forms.
Supports Standard ClickBank Subscription Recurrences
The following Subscription Recurrences are supported by ClickBank Buttons: weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly. The minimum being weekly, the maximum being quarterly. To avoid this limitation use s2Member's PayPal Pro, Stripe, or Authorize.Net integrations, where Pro-Forms are used for on-site credit card processing. We recommend: Stripe Integration w/ Pro-Forms.
Supports a Fixed Number of Billing Recurrences
By default, recurring charges will remain ongoing until cancelled, or until payments start failing. However, it is possible (with ClickBank's Billing Duration feature) to terminate access & billing after X billing cycles. Please note that a fixed number of installments, also means a fixed period of access. If a customer's billing is monthly, and you set Billing Duration to
3, billing will continue for only 3 monthly installments. After that, billing will stop, and the customer's access to the site will be revoked as well (based on your s2Member EOT Behavior setting).
Supports Fixed-Term Access
For example, access can be granted for exactly 2 days, 2 weeks, 1 year, etc. This is made possible by s2Member's Auto-EOT System. Fixed-term access can be sold as a "Buy Now" purchase. It is also possible to establish a custom time-period by editing the s2Member Shortcode Attributes:
rt="" (e.g., 3 days, 10 weeks, 9 months, or pretty much whatever is needed).
Supports Lifetime Access
For example, you can sell a recurring Subscription that never expires (i.e. not until the customer chooses to cancel). Or, you can generate a "Buy Now" Button that sells lifetime access to a product/service; i.e. a one-time fee that provides access that never expires.
Supports "Buy Now" Access to Specific Posts/Pages
This is referred to as "Specific Post/Page Access"—customers are not required to register at all. Specific Post/Page Access is like selling a product—only, instead of shipping anything to the customer, you just give them access to a specific Post/Page on your site; one that you created in WordPress. A Specific Post/Page that is protected by s2Member might contain a download link for your eBook, access to file & music downloads, access to support services, etc. The possibilities with this are endless; so long as your digital product can be delivered through access to a WordPress Post/Page. You can also package multiple Posts/Pages together into one "Buy Now" transaction.
Supports Independent Custom Capabilities
In addition to selling a Membership that already comes with Custom Capabilities—with ClickBank Buttons you can also sell additional (Independent) Custom Capabilities to existing members of your site. Independent Custom Capabilities are added to a customer's account immediately after checkout, and the customer will have the Custom Capabilities for as long as their membership lasts.
Supports Pitch-Plus Upsell Flow Paths
s2Member supports PitchPlus Upsells—a ClickBank-specific feature. Both PitchPlus Basic and PitchPlus Advanced are supported. This feature works best when you enable Open Registration with s2Member. Have your customers register (free) before completing checkout. This way upsell choices can be associated with their account in real-time, preventing multiple transactional emails that may conflict with one another—depending on which options were chosen in the Upsell Flow path. Again, this works best when you apply an Upsell Flow to a customer that is already registered. See: s2Member → General Options → Open Registration. Or, use a Pro-Form to facilitate free registration.
Supports Custom Thank-You Page URLs
With ClickBank Buttons, you can use a custom Thank-You Page URL of your choosing whenever you create a Product at ClickBank. s2Member allows you to define a custom URL of your own (via
&s2member_pro_clickbank_return_success=http://...), where you might create a Post/Page in WordPress that thanks a customer for their purchase, and provides additional details about how to proceed.