How would I offer a free trial, then automatically bill the customer in 30days?

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Is there a wordpress plugin in that you can set up to bill the client in 30 days?

I want to be able to offer a free trial where they just pay shipping up front for the product. Then if they like the product and dont send it back, their credit card/pay pal account is billed in 30 days.

I dont have anything set up yet, I want to use wordpress because I'm familiar with using it. So what plugin(s) should i use to accomplish this.

Also looking for these features to integrate as well.

-opt into an email auto responder system.
-software to input products that are automatically integrated into the main store and posted on ebay, amazon, etc.

Anything else that can be automated so that I can focus on marketing, customer service and placing the orders through our fulfillment warehouse.

Help me out here
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  • Profile picture of the author theIMgeek
    With PayPal you can set up a subscription that "shift gears" once or twice.

    When they sign up they will go through PayPal to create and authorize the subscription, but they will pay nothing. 30 days later, if the subscription hasn't been cancelled, the specified payment will go through.

    You can set the subscription to only bill them the one time, then stop.

    All for free inside your PayPal account! Check out the subscription tools.

    -Ryan
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    • Profile picture of the author burtonridr2
      Originally Posted by RJP View Post

      With PayPal you can set up a subscription that "shift gears" once or twice.

      When they sign up they will go through PayPal to create and authorize the subscription, but they will pay nothing. 30 days later, if the subscription hasn't been cancelled, the specified payment will go through.

      You can set the subscription to only bill them the one time, then stop.

      All for free inside your PayPal account! Check out the subscription tools.

      -Ryan
      Oh thats awesome! I didnt know about that feature, thanks for the help

      Anyone have a recommendation for the opt in plug in? Or webcart software?

      Is webcart the right term for what Im looking for?
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    • Profile picture of the author chrisisnapping
      Originally Posted by RJP View Post

      With PayPal you can set up a subscription that "shift gears" once or twice.

      When they sign up they will go through PayPal to create and authorize the subscription, but they will pay nothing. 30 days later, if the subscription hasn't been cancelled, the specified payment will go through.

      You can set the subscription to only bill them the one time, then stop.

      All for free inside your PayPal account! Check out the subscription tools.

      -Ryan

      the issue with this is, that the user can cancel the subscription at any time. So you would have to contact the customer to return the product in X days and if they don't you would have to push a paypal charge through.
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      • Profile picture of the author burtonridr2
        Originally Posted by chrisisnapping View Post

        the issue with this is, that the user can cancel the subscription at any time. So you would have to contact the customer to return the product in X days and if they don't you would have to push a paypal charge through.
        good point...

        What about another service like commission junction or something?
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        • Profile picture of the author chrisisnapping
          Originally Posted by burtonridr2 View Post

          good point...

          What about another service like commission junction or something?

          i have not used that site, however what about just offering a "money back guarantee" for 30-60 days. That way if they don't like it they can send it back, and if it isn't received in X days you don't have to revoke the charge. With this policy you will always get paid, and you won't have to worry about refunds unless someone actually returns the product.
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          • Profile picture of the author iBBnet
            Originally Posted by chrisisnapping View Post

            i have not used that site, however what about just offering a "money back guarantee" for 30-60 days. That way if they don't like it they can send it back, and if it isn't received in X days you don't have to revoke the charge. With this policy you will always get paid, and you won't have to worry about refunds unless someone actually returns the product.
            I think I agree more with this one...
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            • Profile picture of the author burtonridr2
              The reason I want to offer a free trial is that EVERYONE offers a money back guarantee and it does not make you different than you competitors. Also it was going to be the way I get them to opt in to build my list.

              I'm not even sure it would be a real advantage against my competition. But, I think a google ad that says "Free trial, you dont pay for 30 days". Would instantly get me more clicks than my competition, and when they see its for one of the hottest items in the niche market... I believe I will make that sale.

              Any thoughts? I'm all up for suggestions
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              • Profile picture of the author fthomas137
                Originally Posted by burtonridr2 View Post

                The reason I want to offer a free trial is that EVERYONE offers a money back guarantee and it does not make you different than you competitors. Also it was going to be the way I get them to opt in to build my list.

                I'm not even sure it would be a real advantage against my competition. But, I think a google ad that says "Free trial, you dont pay for 30 days". Would instantly get me more clicks than my competition, and when they see its for one of the hottest items in the niche market... I believe I will make that sale.

                Any thoughts? I'm all up for suggestions
                I would recommend that you get $$$ upfront. I too do a 60 day guarantee on everything I sell and get very few refunds. Believe it or not, this not the money that stops people from buying but the quality of the product. Without good reviews, you will struggle in the beginning.

                You can do two things. First, offer your product in the war room to a very limited number, say 10 people, on the pretense that you get back a honest review. Or simply contact 10 or so established warriors on this forum to do the same. Warriors you trust.

                Another option is to start a WSO and offer up the product at like 75 or 50% off. Again limited numbers and ASK for a review or recommendation. This will allow you to tidy up the product and make it better as well.

                Make sure you post the reviews and recommendations on your sales page. This with good sales copy will do very well for you. I almost never do a free for 30 days offer anymore. Many will either cancel before the 30 days are up or be surprised 30 days later when they've already forgotten you.

                Just my 2 cents, but I hope it helps.

                Frank
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