The Easy-to-Use Paywall Solution

Pigeon is a paywall plugin that works with your existing website. The plugin offers you a pain-free way to setup a paywall and offer paid access to your premium content. Pigeon is ultra flexible and built with a wide variety of paywall types in mind. Pigeon is also extremely secure. Unlike other access methods that allow visitors to “sneak around the paywall”, Pigeon has a few extra tricks under its wing so the paywall can’t be disabled by a devious website visitor. See a demo of Pigeon Paywall at


Easy-to-Install & Works with Any Website

We built Pigeon with a simple installation process that let’s you start making money on your premium content right away, without spending a lot of time and money redoing website architecture. After configuring the paywall, we drop a few lines of code into your Content Management System and the paywall is live! Pigeon also provides an administration area for you to manage your customers and generate reports. The gorgeous, easy-to-navigate interface has all the tools you need to handle subscriptions, payments, refunds, and more.

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Who is Pigeon For?

Pigeon was originally created to help online newspapers protect their content and utilize their existing subscription model online. Click here to read our theory on the future of newspapers and paywalls. Pigeon’s power goes far beyond just newspapers though, it is a perfect match for any content publisher and private community. Whether you want to lock down all content or provide metered access, whether you want to offer subscriptions or one-day passes, Pigeon is highly flexible and has you covered. Pigeon works great for many situations including…

  • Newspapers

  • Digital Magazines

  • Education Resources

  • Expert Blogs

  • Exclusive Communities

  • Digital Downloads

  • Premium Media Content

  • Pay-Per-View

Customers can easily signup and pay bills online

Manages Customers and Transactions

Pigeon connects payments directly to your merchant account via a variety of gateway options. The money stays in your control. Pigeon allows subscribers to easily make online payments, so collecting subscription fees has never been easier. We provide a white-labeled payment gateway through Braintree Payments, a PayPal company. The subscriber system quickly diagnoses and resolves issues (credit card updates, subscription changes, content access, and more) and manages transaction processing (refunds, partial refunds, etc.)

  • Secure Payments

    Pigeon accepts virtually any payment type and uses SSL transmission and is PCI compliant regarding credit card handling.

  • Recurring Payments

    Customers are automatically billed on the set subscription cycle.

  • Card Issues

    Notifications are sent to customers allowing them to resolve expired cards or denied payments.

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Pigeon is Trusted Around the World

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  • Good Karma Brands
  • Vigo Alessi
  • Private Media
  • Bradford Bulls
  • Pharma Dispatch
  • The Art of Eating
  • Acadie Nouvelle

Lots of Features You'll Love

Pigeon allows you to effortlessly control access to paid content. The seamless integration with your site makes it easy to get started, and from there you will quickly discover the many incredible features that Pigeon offers.

  • Seamless integration with your existing website and CMS.
  • Straight-forward login process for existing subscribers.
  • Simplified and beautiful sign-up process for new subscribers.
  • Streamlined account management for existing subscribers.
  • Access can be purchased by subscribers from around the world.
  • Payments processed in minutes and deposited directly to your account.
  • A beautiful admin interface for managing customers.
  • Users can purchase gift subscriptions for friends and family.

Few were able to provide the kind of paywall we wanted...We looked around at a lot of different companies and we could not find anything that matched the vision we had. We found their platform easy to use for us as well as our customers.

Dubois County Herald

Pricing Structure & Getting Started

Getting started is easy. We’ll do the initial setup for you, then you’re ready to start charging access to your content immediately. Since every website is unique, we require a one-time setup fee to integrate the system. After that initial setup, Pigeon is billed on a monthly basis, with no long-term contracts. We are sure you’ll love Pigeon and we want to make sure that you have the freedom to do so without feeling locked in. Your data is yours to keep and is made fully available should you ever choose to fly with another bird. To see pricing details, select whether you only deliver digital content or print and digital...

Digital Only
Print + Digital

Digital-only Content Companies

Companies with a primary focus on digital content like online news sites, blogs, special interest sites, on-demand or digital download sites.

*Soft paywall (metered) or registration-only scenarios may incur an impression fee for high-volume sites. Contact us for further detail.

  • 1. Setup & Training

    We charge a one-time fee to setup Pigeon and provide training to your team.

    Starting at $1,500
  • 2. Monthly Access

    After initial setup, a flat monthly fee provides continual access to the paywall service and our fantastic support team.

    Starting at $99 per month
  • 3. Transaction Fees

    The heart of Pigeon’s success is that we make money as you make money through a small transaction fee.

    Digital-only (paid online): 10%

    *Contact us for volume discounts.

Contact Us to Get Started

If you are eager to implement Pigeon into your site, or if you still have some questions you’d like to discuss with our team, send us a message and we’ll swiftly get back to you.

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