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cartintegration:productcart:getting-started [2011/03/02 18:16]
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-====== ProductCart - SubscriptionBridge Integration: Linking Products & Packages ====== +====== ProductCart - SubscriptionBridge Integration: Linking Products & Packages ======  
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-===== Create a subscription "package" ===== +===== Create a subscription "package" =====  
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-Now that you have linked your ProductCart-powered store to SubscriptionBridge Add-On, you will want to begin configuring your subscription-based products and settings in your store catalog. +Now that you have linked your ProductCart-powered store to SubscriptionBridge Add-On, you will want to begin configuring your subscription-based products and settings in your store catalog.  
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-What you will do is link products in your store catalog to subscription "//[[merchant_guide:packages|packages]]//" that have been defined in your SubscriptionBridge Merchant Center. If you're not familiar with how to create a subscription package, take a few minutes to review the following sections of the SubscriptionBridge User Guide +What you will do is link products in your store catalog to subscription "//[[merchant_guide:packages|packages]]//" that have been defined in your SubscriptionBridge Merchant Center. If you're not familiar with how to create a subscription package, take a few minutes to review the following sections of the SubscriptionBridge User Guide  
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-  * [[merchant_guide:getting-started|Getting Started]] +  * [[merchant_guide:getting-started|Getting Started]]  
-  * [[merchant_guide:packages|Packages]] +  * [[merchant_guide:packages|Packages]]  
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-Make sure that you have created at least one package in SubscriptionBridge before continuing onto the next steps. +Make sure that you have created at least one package in SubscriptionBridge before continuing onto the next steps.  
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-===== Products and subscriptions: how it works ===== +===== Products and subscriptions: how it works =====  
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-When a link is created between a subscription package and a product in your store catalog, the product will share all the attributes of the package. The product will be automatically //flagged// as a subscription package and will be available for purchase as such.  +When a link is created between a subscription package and a product in your store catalog, the product will share all the attributes of the package. The product will be automatically //flagged// as a subscription package and will be available for purchase as such.   
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-ProductCart products linked to packages will automatically display all of the relevant package terms in the storefront, by retrieving them dynamically from SubscriptionBridge.  +ProductCart products linked to packages will automatically display all of the relevant package terms in the storefront, by retrieving them dynamically from SubscriptionBridge.   
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-When an order has been placed, ProductCart will send SubscriptionBridge all the information it needs to start the subscription. +When an order has been placed, ProductCart will send SubscriptionBridge all the information it needs to start the subscription.  
-===== Linking a product to a package ===== +===== Linking a product to a package =====  
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-Remember to create at least one //package// in your SubscriptionBridge Merchant Center before following the steps below. Once you've done so, linking a package to a product or service in your ProductCart-powered store is quite easy. +Remember to create at least one //package// in your SubscriptionBridge Merchant Center before following the steps below. Once you've done so, linking a package to a product or service in your ProductCart-powered store is quite easy.  
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-  - In your ProductCart Control Panel, create a new product (if needed), or you can certainly use an existing product. For example, you could create a new product called "Magazine XYZ Subscription" that will be used to sell a quarterly subscription to "Magazine XYZ", or "Perfect Fit Gym Membership", which could be used to sell a monthly membership to your newly opened gym. +  - In your ProductCart Control Panel, create a new product (if needed), or you can certainly use an existing product. For example, you could create a new product called "Magazine XYZ Subscription" that will be used to sell a quarterly subscription to "Magazine XYZ", or "Perfect Fit Gym Membership", which could be used to sell a monthly membership to your newly opened gym.  
-  - Select //Products > Manage Subscriptions > Create Package Link// +  - Select //Products > Manage Subscriptions > Create Package Link//  
-  - Use the search form to locate the product that you want to turn into a subscription. E.g. you would look for "Magazine XYZ". +  - Use the search form to locate the product that you want to turn into a subscription. E.g. you would look for "Magazine XYZ".  
-  - On the following page, select the SubscriptionBridge package that you want to link your product to. A drop-down will list all the packages found in your SubscriptionBridge Merchant Center. If the package includes a trial price, check the corresponding check box and indicate what the price is (it could also be 0). +  - On the following page, select the SubscriptionBridge package that you want to link your product to. A drop-down will list all the packages found in your SubscriptionBridge Merchant Center. If the package includes a trial price, check the corresponding check box and indicate what the price is (it could also be 0).  
-  - Click on Create Package Link to link your product to the selected SubscriptionBridge package. +  - Click on Create Package Link to link your product to the selected SubscriptionBridge package.  
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-{{:cartintegration:productcart:pc_sb_linked_packages.png|List of linked packages}} +{{:cartintegration:productcart:pc_sb_linked_packages.png|List of linked packages}}  
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-===== Related Links ===== +===== Related Links =====  
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-  * [[settings|Settings]].+  * [[settings|Settings]].
   * [[productcart|ProductCart integration overview]]   * [[productcart|ProductCart integration overview]]
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