CloudBlue vs. WooCommerce Subscriptions

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CloudBlue
Score 8.3 out of 10
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CloudBlue, an Ingram Micro supports subscription, partner, and catalog management for users by helping them to grow their B2B ecosystem. The solution includes CloudBlue Commerce, and CloudBlue Connect.N/A
WooCommerce Subscriptions
Score 7.7 out of 10
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WooCommerce Subscriptions is a premium extension for WooCommerce which supports recurring payments and subscription-based services and products.N/A
Pricing
CloudBlueWooCommerce Subscriptions
Editions & Modules
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Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Best Alternatives
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Small Businesses

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2Checkout from Verifone
2Checkout from Verifone
Score 8.6 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Folloze
Folloze
Score 9.3 out of 10
Sage Intacct
Sage Intacct
Score 8.7 out of 10
Enterprises
Folloze
Folloze
Score 9.3 out of 10
Salesforce CPQ
Salesforce CPQ
Score 7.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
CloudBlueWooCommerce Subscriptions
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(7 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
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9.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
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9.0
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CloudBlueWooCommerce Subscriptions
Likelihood to Recommend
Ingram Micro
CloudBlue is a fairly scalable platform that enables instant use of new products. Integrations with third-party products make the go-to-market process seamless and simple.
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Automattic
WooCommerce Subscriptions is a solid option for WordPress based eCommerce sites, particularly if you are already using WooCommerce as your eCommerce platform. It works for simple subscriptions, allows for customization in terms of email notifications, pricing, coupons, etc. It obviously would not be a good fit for non-WordPress websites, and it may be too much if all you need are very simple subscription plans.
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Pros
Ingram Micro
  • Easy to integrate new products.
  • Subscription management.
  • The design is clean and intuitive.
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Automattic
  • Ease of ability for customers to purchase a product and choose their re-occurring timelines.
  • Well laid out admin UI to manage orders
  • Fair amount of customizable options within the plugin to suit varying needs
  • Updating the plugin is quick and painless
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Cons
Ingram Micro
  • The CloudBlue platform is quite scalable, and the ecosystem of included ISVs allows us to add any new product to the market immediately and simply.
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Automattic
  • Better syncing to ActiveCampaign for renewal reminders
  • Make it easier for clients to update their credit cards and have it automatically apply to all subscriptions
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Likelihood to Renew
Ingram Micro
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Automattic
We are very likely to renew our Woo Commerce subscriptions add on. We are dedicated to WordPress and plan to grow our business significantly. Woo Commerce subscriptions enables us to manage and extend our subscription revenue easily. We did not have this a few years ago and we have seen the uplift in revenue from using it!
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Usability
Ingram Micro
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Automattic
I like almost everything about WooCommerce Subscriptions EXCEPT one of the main reasons we started using it has never worked out. When we started this subscription box company, I discovered that it was difficult to track how many of each unique product we needed to order to fulfill subscriptions. In my naivete, I thought it was a simple task . 4 years later, I have recently developed my own custom solution (after learning 5 different programming languages) and I now use the WooCommerce and WooCommerce Subscriptions API to get the data I need from the store en masse. Basically, I offer multiple selections that customers can make as part of their subscriptions. WooCommerce does not offer totals or reports for anything up that is not tracked using a 'variation ID' which you have to manually generate. My products have 80 or so variations per product sometimes and the WooCommerce system was actually a little buggy when I tried setting them all up at once so I gave up. Now I know that without that info, the selections in orders are treated as metadata and handled almost as if they are not relevant to the order
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Support Rating
Ingram Micro
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Automattic
The ticketing system of WooCommerce and WooCommerce Subscriptions is not state of the art. I wish it were an intercom type of support, But I honestly very rarely need support so it's partially a non-issue. Documentation is also very good so it preemptively addresses things that you might typically need support on. One thing I hate about WooCommerce plugins' support MO is that you're always asked to reset to the standard WP theme and deactivate all plugins, which is near impossible to do in a production environment. So their preliminary steps for offering support are highly onerous.
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Implementation Rating
Ingram Micro
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Automattic
It was a smooth and easy implementation for us. Downloaded the add-on and made a few integrations to salesforce and shipstation and we were up and running within a day
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Alternatives Considered
Ingram Micro
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Automattic
WooCommerce Subscriptions is more robust than Cratejoy in every way but Cratejoy is a prepackaged solution that you don't have to build. If you have the time and patience, WooCommerce Subscriptions is the much better way to go because you would be cutting out the extremely high fees that Cratejoy charges per transaction in their marketplace and you would be setting yourself up for growth in the future as you continue to develop your own store.
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Return on Investment
Ingram Micro
  • In my very personal review, I can mention that this instrument does not have negative points that harm us; rather, we are quite practical with this product.
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Automattic
  • Increased recurring monthly/yearly revenue
  • Decreased time spent managing billing and subscriptions manually
  • Eliminated manual onboarding time, creating accounts by hand, etc.
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