Gimlet's podcasts are downloaded over 7 million times per month. They needed a solution that provided simplicity, scale, and brand control.

“In the early days of Gimlet, we focused on quality programming and growing our community. We didn’t want to lose that focus by building product or technology. Memberful was a quick way to power subscriptions — with easy integrations for Stripe and Mailchimp. It worked right out of the box.”

Matt Lieber

Matt LieberCo-founder, Gimlet MediaAward-winning podcasts

How Memberful works

1. Design your plan.

Set a price and renewal frequency.

Whether you’re selling content, services, or newsletter access, just set your price and go. Memberful works alongside your site — seamlessly adding memberships while integrating with your favorite tools. Unlike Patreon, customers never leave your site.

Create a subscription.

2. Add your buy link.

Integrates with your site and brand.

Integrate Memberful into any site — WordPress or otherwise. You add a simple link to your page. Once clicked, it opens a payment overlay that looks like a natural extension of your site.

Add a link to your website.

3. Your customers sign up.

And stay on your site. Easy & intuitive.

Customers click your buy link and are shown a professional modal payment overlay.

Everything is secured with Stripe. And iOS users can use Apple Pay® to buy instantly. Plus it's all just one screen. No hidden steps.

Click here to see the checkout live →

Customers buy a membership.

Used by the biggest creators on the web — like Zen Habits.

“I’m not technical, but it’s hard to sidestep the tech needed to run a subscription business. Memberful works out of the box — and it solves such a massive headache in such a beautiful way. It’s invaluable to me. And it’s easy. Connecting to Stripe, WordPress, and Mailchimp took me only a few minutes.”

Leo Babauta

Leo BabautaFounder, Zen Habits2,000,000+ readers

Professional Features

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Set up in a few minutes.

Copy, paste, done.

Add a purchase link (example) on your website. Customers complete their purchase, and you get paid. They can then manage their profile and payment information. We handle the hard stuff: recurring billing, transactional emails, protecting content, and file downloads.

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Your content. Your brand.

Customers stay on your website.

You own your content, your website, and your brand. The Memberful Overlay keeps your customers on your site, providing an integrated checkout and account management experience. You can even personalize the transactional email Memberful sends on your behalf.

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Safe and secure.

PCI compliant + 256-bit SSL.

Your customers can safely pay you with any major credit card from anywhere in the world. Sensitive credit card data never touches our servers and we don't store it either. We also keep offsite geo-redundant backups of important data. Learn more about Memberful security.

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Easy member management.

Save time. Get things done.

Memberful makes it easy to manage the day to day work involved with running your subscription business. Quickly search for members and orders, view member profiles, suspend or refund orders, create new plans, add staff, create coupons, email your members, and more.

How big creators use Memberful

Gimlet Media

StartUp & Reply All podcasts.

Gimlet Media is the award-winning podcasting company started by Alex Blumberg and Matt Lieber. Gimlet podcasts are downloaded over seven million times per month. Members get early access to shows, exclusive merchandise, and the opportunity to meet staff in Slack.

Photo © Emily Assiran/New York Observer

Alex Blumberg and Matt Lieber


Learn how to launch your film.

Keith Ochwat and Christopher Rufo have produced three documentaries for PBS and made filmmaking into a sustainable full-time career. Students learn the fundamentals of direct distribution.

Photo © Filmmaker MBA

Keith Ochwat and Christopher Rufo

Stuck in Customs

Your daily dose of travel inspiration.

Trey Ratcliff is a world-reknown photographer. Director JJ Abrams calls his photos "other-worldy, mind-blowing creations". Passport Members get access to ad-free content, eBooks, video tutorials, live Q&A with Trey, and more.

Photo © Stuck in Customs

Trey Ratcliff