Wild Apricot vs. Competitors


Wondering How Wild Apricot Stacks up Against the Competition?

Our mission at Wild Apricot is to be the #1 resource for small organizations everywhere. We are committed to invest heavily into our software and educational resources to help you grow, engage and retain your members.

We surveyed the market to see how we fit in. Here’s what we found in our study of Wild Apricot vs Competitors.

Market Study: Pricing vs. Functionality

From speaking with hundreds of membership managers over the years, we’ve discovered that price and functionality are the two most important factors when it comes to choosing a membership management system.

So, in our survey of the market, we simplified all the options down to their price vs how many features they offer. You can see where each option falls in the chart below.


As you can see, Wild Apricot has the most amount of features and the lowest price from all the options we surveyed.

Features Comparison

We’ve heard many stories from organizations who’ve chosen a membership management software solution only to learn it couldn’t do what they wanted afterwards.

To help you out, here is a comparison of the features offered by different membership management software options.

Wild Apricot YourMembership Member365 GrowthZone Brilliant
Cloud-based member database
Automated email reminders
Mobile event check-in
Mobile event payments
Automatic invoicing
Unlimited emails to members
Mobile app for admins
Mobile app for members
Online Store

Price Comparison

Figuring out the cost of a membership management platform can be complicated, because many providers charge setup fees and other miscellaneous one-time charges, which can cause your first-year costs to be high.

With Wild Apricot there are no setup fees. If you’re wondering which providers charge setup fees and by how much, here is a comparison of Wild Apricot vs Competitors:

Setup Fee
Setup Fee

Besides setup fees, each provider’s pricing structure is very different. Here is a comparison of the first year costs for each option (assuming 500 contacts, unlimited admins, and paid annually).

1st year cost
1st year cost

The Bottom Line

If you’re looking for an inexpensive, yet robust way to manage your organization’s membership, choose Wild Apricot — we are both the least expensive option with the highest number of features.

We are also the #1 rated membership management software on the market used by over 20,000 organizations around the world.

If you’d like to see how Wild Apricot can help your organization, we encourage you to start your 30-day free trial now.


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