Around the World Stories (AWS) offers audio stories by subscription. Upon sign-up, a new subscriber inputs contact and credit card information, and gives AWS permission to place recurring charges on the credit card. AWS uses Stripe.com, a secure merchant processor, to manage all subscription payment transactions with full PCI Compliance (as of November 27, 2015). Via Stripe.com, AWS automatically bills the subscriber’s credit card each month, and for that fee, subscribers have access to the members only portion of the website and receive one audio story every week. The current Story a Week subscription cost is $9.95 per month. The subscription continues until the user chooses to cancel it. Those who purchase the Full Story Pack have continuous access to their Story Library, even after all 52 stories have been released.
AWS Story a Week subscriptions may be cancelled at any time. The cancellation must be made before the next month’s renewal date, or the recurring subscription fee will be charged. Cancellation requests sent after business hours will be fulfilled on the following business day. There are no refund options for the Full Story Pack.