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cartintegration:productcart:features [2011/10/17 12:31]
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-====== SubscriptionBridge - ProductCart Integration: Features ====== +====== SubscriptionBridge - ProductCart Integration: Features ======  
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-===== Existing Features ===== +===== Existing Features =====  
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-  * Easily sell a subscription on your ProductCart-powered store by linking a SubscriptionBridge "package" to a product in your ProductCart store catalog +  * Easily sell a subscription on your ProductCart-powered store by linking a SubscriptionBridge "package" to a product in your ProductCart store catalog  
-  * Support the sale of recurring and non-recurring items at the same time (see details below) +  * Support the sale of recurring and non-recurring items at the same time (see details below)  
-  * Automatically show the subscription terms during checkout, without having to enter any information in ProductCart +  * Automatically show the subscription terms during checkout, without having to enter any information in ProductCart  
-  * Add a "Terms & Conditions" document that customers must agree to before purchasing the subscription +  * Add a "Terms & Conditions" document that customers must agree to before purchasing the subscription  
-     * At the store level (e.g. same document for different subscriptions) +     * At the store level (e.g. same document for different subscriptions)  
-     * At the product level (e.g. different document for different subscriptions) +     * At the product level (e.g. different document for different subscriptions)  
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-{{:cartintegration:productcart:pcsb_mixcart.png|Selling one-time purchase items and subscriptions at the same time}} +{{:cartintegration:productcart:pcsb_mixcart.png|Selling one-time purchase items and subscriptions at the same time}}  
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-===== Limitations ===== +===== Limitations =====  
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-==== Mixed shopping cart ==== +==== Mixed shopping cart ====  
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-There is a limitation in the handling of a "mixed" shopping cart. That is, SubscriptionBridge can handle the sale of subscription and non-subscription (one time purchase) items only when: +There is a limitation in the handling of a "mixed" shopping cart. That is, SubscriptionBridge can handle the sale of subscription and non-subscription (one time purchase) items only when:  
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-  * All items are non-shipping and non-taxable (e.g. digital goods + technical support subscription) +  * All items are non-shipping and non-taxable (e.g. digital goods + technical support subscription)  
-  * The non-subscription items are non-shipping and non-taxable. In this scenario, the subscription item can be taxable and shipping (e.g. vitamins, wine club, book club), but the other items in the cart must be non-taxable and non-shipping (e.g. gift certificates) +  * The non-subscription items are non-shipping and non-taxable. In this scenario, the subscription item can be taxable and shipping (e.g. vitamins, wine club, book club), but the other items in the cart must be non-taxable and non-shipping (e.g. gift certificates)  
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-The system **does not currently handle the sale** of subscription and non-subscription items at the same time **when all of them require shipping and handling**. This is due to the challenges of splitting shipping charges and taxes among the one-time sale and recurring billing profile. This limitation might be removed in the future. +The system **does not currently handle the sale** of subscription and non-subscription items at the same time **when all of them require shipping and handling**. This is due to the challenges of splitting shipping charges and taxes among the one-time sale and recurring billing profile. This limitation might be removed in the future.  
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-==== Additional Features and Product Options ==== +==== Additional Features and Product Options ====  
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-When a subscription package is associated with [[merchant_guide:features|additional features]], those would typically be presented as product options in the ProductCart store catalog. This, however, cannot currently be done in the SubscriptionBridge - ProductCart integration.  +When a subscription package is associated with [[merchant_guide:features|additional features]], those would typically be presented as product options in the ProductCart store catalog. This, however, cannot currently be done in the SubscriptionBridge - ProductCart integration.   
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 Our recommended approach is to present those features on the product details page or on a category page (long category description) and indicate to the customer that they will be able to add them to the subscription after they have subscribed to the product/service, by editing the subscription. Our recommended approach is to present those features on the product details page or on a category page (long category description) and indicate to the customer that they will be able to add them to the subscription after they have subscribed to the product/service, by editing the subscription.
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