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Features at a glance:
• More than 70 payment processors built in (Manual Transfer handling, Paypal (& Pro!), Google Checkout, 2Checkout, Authorize.net (& AIM, ARB, CIM!), iDeal, CCBill, Worldpay, Moneybookers...)
• Extensive Registration & Subscription workflow handling
• MicroIntegration API to attach PHP code to payment plans
• Already features more than 80 MicroIntegrations, including: emails, htaccess, mysql queries, assignment of Docman or VirtueMart groups and many more
• Multiple payment plan options (Paid, Free, Lifetime, Trials...)
• Integrated Registration and Subscription process with JomSocial and CommunityBuilder (amongst others)
• Professional features: Tax handling, Shopping carts, Discount Coupons, Plan Groups
Please check out our Tour - It will give you a much better insight into what AEC can do for you!
It is a little bit of a learning curve, to get set up correctly, but it is worth the time and effort.
Support from David was great. We had a question about intergration with another module (magebridge)and he answered our question and got us on the right track straight away.
Here, in many African countries, Paypal does NOT allow us to RECEIVE payment, so it was quite difficult when I decided to start a membership website.
The difficulty was in finding a script that could support integration with other payment processors.
This script made that possible for me.
Needless to say that with AEC you can have different permutations for protecting your site and contents. And everything works.
It does take some getting used to IF you just follow ONLY the documentation on their website, because some videos are outdated.
My fast start guide would be to set up the content on your site BEFORE installing the script. That way you can then:
1. Enable feature A
2. Then go to your front page and see how it works;
3. Enable feature B
4. Then go to your front page and see how it works; and so on.
I bought and tried similar components, but AEC is head and shoulders above them in my opinion.
Thank you very much to Jake and David as I built a multilingual site and you never hesitated to be of service.
As far as recommendations go, I will not even consider anything else at this point because it is a top quality product and the functionality is way beyond what most users would need. Great job AEC!
It took a bit of time to get my head around how it works ... but the support on this product was outstanding. Jake sat with me via Skype for 20 minutes and showed me exactly what to do and where.
This is addition to the very extension help on their site. Highly recommended.
The component is very intuitive and powerful on all levels. It supports a bunch of different payment gateways and if someone is missing, you can write one yourself fairly easily.
So if you're looking for a good alternative to your website is AEC is the obvious choice. It is worth its cost many times over.
Also, fantastic support!
Jake is a lifesaver! The support that I was given for this extension is amazing and it is definitely 100000% worth purchasing! Not only were my idiotic mistakes fixed but I was walked through everything with screen-sharing and he made sure that I completely understood everything before he finished. AEC/Jake went WAY above and beyond.
As for the extension...
PRO: I can't see what it DOESN'T do. There are so many ways to setup how I want my subscriptions to run and so many Micro Integrations for LOTS of other plugins like AlphaUserPoints, JomSocial, 3rd-party affiliate managers... It's a wonder that this thing can't feed my puppy when I'm not home!
CON: It doesn't feed my puppy when I'm away! HAHAHAHA! But seriously... I can't find a single thing to put on my wish-list for AEC. I'm sittng here thinking but nothing comes to mind.
One last comment... if you're looking for subscription management and you've been looking at all of the extensions here like I was, starting with the free ones and then wondering if you should spend money on one, I have a suggestion... Install a few others, see how little they do, like I did... and then get AEC. You'll be amazed!!!!
Fast forward to a few years later, and the AEC product has been further polished and improved. The interface is much easier to use, there are many more graphs and helpful visuals for site managers (e.g. my client).
tl;dr: Happy customer, still happy after 4 years, and would recommend to anyone who needs to control access to (portions of) their Joomla site.
I have had a few problems over the years, but the authors have been very good about responding to questions and finding solutions. I just updated to version 1.0 and found it's even better than before. Some users have reported problems with support, but that has not been my experience.
The one weakness I have experienced, which the author acknowledges has been a problem, is documentation, and although they have made progress in that area, the docs are still continuously under construction.
Deployment is easy, once you think deeply about what you want for it to accomplish. You will probably need a bit of support to get it working *optimally*, but David and team have been very responsive and hands-on in getting things tuned just right. I recommend contacting them for a quick once-over of your deployment prior to production (through the ticket system).
Pricing is extremely reasonable. I am very pleased with this developer.
I have also tried other extensions, but to live without wasting time and money can be the first to AEC · · ·
It is recommended that you try out if you're wondering if the AEC.
If so, would you also say the same thing with me..."That's it !"
Their customer support is amazing as well as they have gone out of their way to make sure we were taken care of.
Thanks so much!
So, I contacted AEC with some specific questions and within an hour David form AEC answered all of them. Long story short, I purchased AEC and went on my way. After I installed it, which was done right out of the box, I got a bit intimidated with all those available functions, but since the purchase also includes a 30min Support session I wasn't worry at all.
Next day I got contacted by Jake, who runs the AEC support. He helped me getting the basic stuff setup, but i couldn't get it running as planned.
Now I could write a book about the coming days, me struggling with this system, but I guess you get the point....
A few days later, after sending numerous emails to David and Jake, I'm a happy camper with a fully working iProperty Subscription site.
So my recommendation is simple: If you are looking for a way to sell subscription based real estate listings, then go with AEC. It is not an easy system to setup by yourself (if you are not an VERY experienced programmer) but with their support it is a brise to get it done
Thanks so much to Jake and David, who showed an incredible patience with me ;) and helped me to get this done
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