Our Customers Are Our Partners — WordPress Developers, Just Like Us.

WordPress Theme & Plugin Businesses Partner with Freemius to Grow their Bottom Line

Plugin and theme shops use Freemius to securely accept payments and subscriptions, handle software-licensing and automatic-updates for their WordPress products.

Teams of all sizes can focus on what they do best – developing themes and plugins for WordPress – while the Freemius managed eCommerce platform handles the challenges of selling and payments.

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What Our Customers Say

WordPress developers are joining Freemius from all over the world because we offer the best performing eCommerce platform in the WordPress marketplace for licensing, selling, and launching plugins and themes.

James Kemp

Since switching to Freemius, after 6 months our revenues pretty much doubled, making about $7,000 a month. Annual renewal payments have been coming in as well, so I think this month 12% of our payments were people renewing from last year.

Your Success is Our Success.

Due to the nature of their business model, self-hosted eCommerce solutions like EDD or WooCommerce care mostly about you buying and renewing their extensions to support your digital store.

On the contrary, we have a selfish stake in your business because we use a revenue sharing model that ties our success with yours. When you make more money we make more money. Therefore, we take a very hands-on approach and treat our customers as partners.

Jamie Marsland

Pootlepress’ team can now focus more on development and marketing – while the Freemius Freemius’ team is working every day to make sure they earn more money.

Sven Lehnert

Since ThemeKraft is based in Germany, where the EU VAT regulation applies, they were having significant headaches from dealing with that. After migrating to Freemius, their problems were gone, and they can now focus on building great products again.

Igor Benic
Simple Giveaways

During the last WordCamp Europe 2018 in Serbia, we met Igor Benic, who mentioned he does NOT do any promotions or marketing to his WordPress plugin, and still gets sales on a monthly basis, thanks to the in-dashboard upgrade & checkout employed by Freemius.

Robert Abela
WP Security Audit Log

Robert Abela agreed to share why he likes Freemius so much: Freemius handles EU VAT for sellers in Europe, technical support issues, and seamless license upgrades directly from the WordPress Dashboard for all his plugin users. Conversion rates have skyrocketed!

Duke Devidze
WP Royal

WP Royal recently started monetizing their themes with Freemius. He was delighted to see an immediate 15% increase in conversion rate with their themes!

Imtiaz Rayhan
WP Coupons and Deals

During the last WordCamp US 2018 in Nashville, we met Imtiaz Rayhan from ‘WP Coupons and Deals’. He mentioned his favorite Freemius feature is the ability to sell or upgrade the plugin directly from within the WordPress Dashboard.

Josh Pollock
Ingot (Caldera Labs)

Josh Pollock from Caldera Labs integrated their A/B testing WordPress plugin, Ingot, with Freemius Insights to get data about their users, and Freemius Monetization allowed users to upgrade their trial plan right from the WordPress dashboard. 

Chris Lema
There's no question that Freemius has made it a very real way for plugin developers to offer and sell their products. And Freemius isn't just solving the problem of software license keys. They take care of checkout, taxes, software updates, license keys, and even support an affiliate program.
Chris Lema chrislema.com
Jason Bahl
Using Freemius to sell WPGraphQL was one of the best business decisions I made because it allowed me to focus on building my plugin, not managing a digital store. The Freemius team even suggested a custom pricing strategy that ended up being very successful.
Jason Bahl WPGraphQL
Jamie Marsland
Moving from WooCommerce and their licensing API extension to Freemius made our life so much easier. The seamless EU VAT handling streamlined our UK-based business and we can now focus more on our products. The guys at Freemius have been really responsive and we love their vision.
Jamie Marsland Owner, Pootlepress
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Sven Lehnert
As a German company, we had to deal with the EU VAT fiasco, collect VAT IDs, process hundreds of invoices, etc. So much hassle!
All of this headache is gone after moving to Freemius and our accountant loves the decision.
Sven Lehnert CEO, ThemeKraft (BuddyForms)
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Freemius Seller Success Stories

After switching to Freemius, our partners saw a big jump in their business. Read their stories below!

The Success Story of Blocksy Theme, Believe in Your Dream and Your Idea

Blocksy was founded by two amazing young guys from the Republic of Moldova, Sergiu & Andrei. The theme started as a free product and was recently supplemented with a paid plugin. Here’s their journey – how their product came to life, and their path to a successful digital product business.

How Aaron Bowie Left His IT Job to Build a WooCommerce Extensions Business

Aaron Bowie is the Founder of We are AG, based in the UK. Coming from an IT background, he was new to the world of selling digital software, and quickly realized that SaaS was the fastest way to grow his business. 

Cryptocurrency Entrepreneur Founds Rapidly Growing WordPress Security Plugin

In just 5 months since Sagar Patil’s paid product launch, he went from zero to 100 in terms of getting his plugin business off the ground – making some big innovations in a tough niche of competing plugins focused on features around SSL.

Jose Vega’s Story Tripling Plugin Sales Revenue with WP Sheet Editor

Jose Vega is a young entrepreneur from El Salvador and the lead developer of several successful plugins. His featured plugins are WP Sheet Editor and WP Frontend Admin, which he’s both created in the last 2.5 years and started selling with Freemius.

How Migrating ThemeKraft’s Plugins to Freemius Saved Them from The EU VAT Mess​​

Sven is a developer and a businessman from Germany who most famously created BuddyForms. He’s also the CEO at ThemeKraft, which partnered with Freemius to monetize all of their WordPress products. After making the switch to Freemius, their subscriber retention is more stable and it’s much easier for their users to buy or upgrade the plugin.

Divi Kingdom Started Selling Through Freemius And Immediately Saw A Staggering 57% Increase In Revenue

Abdelfatah Aboelghit created the great WooCommerce Builder for Divi plugin, and had recently migrated it away from selling with WooCommerce. The smooth transition to Freemius came with incredible results!

Delving into The Success Story of A WordPress Plugin Author with Freemius

Bruno Carreço created addons for the AppThemes JobRoller theme and WP Job Manager plugin. Since joining Freemius, his sales have increased quickly compared to other marketplaces.

How Imagely Optimizes User-retention & Keeps ‘NextGEN Gallery’ Popular

NextGEN Gallery is our most popular plugin partner. After switching to Freemius, over 40% of their new users started opting-in to allow data collection, which now includes aggregate data of over 80,000 users of their plugin. 

Buttonizer Created A Sustainable WordPress Plugin Business By Helping Increase Interactions On Websites

In the Netherlands, Jeroen and his team are running Buttonizer, a great-looking “floating action button” plugin. Using the built-in Affiliate platform offered by Freemius, they expect turnover to increase by 10%. 

One WordPress Plugin Developer with A Laptop – The Success Story of Joachim Jensen with Content Aware Sidebars

Joachim Jensen of the plugin “Content Aware Sidebars”, says that he would not have been able to get his plugin where it is today without Freemius. 2/3 of their new customers use the in-dashboard signup feature. 

‘WP Mobile Menu’ Grew Rapidly Thanks To 1 Developer Doing All The Right Things

Rui Guerreiro is the creator of WP Mobile Menu plugin which just hit 40k active installs on the official WordPress.org repository. Freemius provided vital analytics to help Rui determine if he should release a Pro version to convert free users. 

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