Unlike DIY payment platforms like Stripe that you integrate with your course website, FastSpring offers an all-in-one managed payment and subscription platform that automatically keeps your business globally compliant with sales taxes and VAT. By using FastSpring payments on your WordPress, Teachable, or custom course platform, you’ll enjoy the headache-free convenience of selling in a course marketplace, but with customizable payments and subscriptions that cost a fraction of marketplace fees.
"We use FastSpring to help us sell digital courses. Because of their platform's flexibility, we've been able to expand where and how we sell courses. That has allowed us to almost triple our monthly income in the two years we have been customers of FastSpring."
How FastSpring Compares
Course marketplaces such as Linkedin Learning and Udemy simplify selling eLearning courses by handling payments, currencies, customer support, security, and other benefits such as paying and filing sales taxes and VAT. However, those platforms often keep 30-70% of your course revenue in transaction fees.
DIY payment platforms like Stripe allow you to collect payments on your own website for a lower fee, but deep customer support is often unavailable, and it’s up to you to integrate and manage features and responsibilities such as advanced subscriptions and tax compliance.
FastSpring’s all-in-one merchant of record model means you instantly get access to sell your course in many global currencies and payment methods directly on your website, all while sales taxes and VAT are handled automatically.
Grow Your Course Business With an Experienced Partner You Can Trust
Sell global with localized currencies and payment methods.
Expand into new global markets with ease when you automatically display popular pricing, currency, taxes, and payment methods based on your customer’s location.
The best part is that all localization is done automatically through FastSpring. Forget about manually updating geo-specific settings in your online store’s back end. All you have to do is decide where you want to sell your course, and we create a shopping experience that fits your customers no matter where they’re located.
Create custom checkouts that showcase your brand.
By creating a consistent brand experience throughout the entire checkout process, you build trust with your customers, reduce cart abandonment, and increase average order values. With the Store Builder Library, you can easily create custom and intelligent checkout flows that are consistent with your brand and integrated with your course website.
Customize everything from digital course displays, form fields, and promotions in FastSpring’s easy-to-use interface without having to alter code or use IT or Development resources. Not only is customization simple for you and your team, but your branded checkout will create a seamless shopping experience for your customers.
Don’t compromise for convenience. Sell your course your way with FastSpring.