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What a Package is
For a definition of what a Package is in the SubscriptionBridge system, please see the Glossary.
Adding a New Package
A package is a combination of a Product, a Plan, and optionally one or more Features. Therefore, to create a new Package if you need to start by picking the Product that it will include. To add a new Package to one of your stores, do the following:
Main Feature Properties
If the selected Plan includes a Trial Period, the following two fields will be displayed (the second one applies only if the Package includes a shipping product).
Names & Descriptions
SubscriptionBridge supports a multi-lingual front-end (the Merchant Center, instead, is only available in English at this time). Therefore, you can add Names & Descriptions for your Packages in each of the languages that you have activated for your store.
To do so, navigate to the Packages page as described above, and then click on View/Edit in the Descriptions column. On the page that is displayed, click on the “Add New Description” button to add the following information (the screen shot below gives a graphical example of how this information is shown in the SubscriptionBridge shopping cart).
Here is an example of Trial Name and Description shown in an e-mail notification:
Once you have added names and descriptions in multiple languages, the Names/Descriptions page will present them using a tabbed layout where each tab corresponds to a different language. To edit any of the entries, click on the tab that represents the language that you need to edit, and click on the Edit icon ().
Why should a Package include Features
A Package may contain additional, optional Features that allow customers to add and remove various products and/or services to/from their subscription. For example, a gym membership may offer as optional services a “Towel Service”, a “Locker Rental Service”, and a “Laundry Service”, each for an additional fee that is added to the subscription amount when the Feature is selected.
Reasons for separating Features from the Product include:
Adding a Feature to a Package
To add a Feature to a Package:
A new page will display a list of Features that have been added to the Package.
Packages can be deleted only until they have been subscribed to. That is: until a customer has purchased a subscription that is associated with a certain package. If a Package has been purchased (i.e. there is at least one subscription that is associated with that Package), the Package can no longer be removed from SubscriptionBridge.
To delete a package:
Selling a Package
Now that you have created one or more subscription packages, you can immediately start selling them, if you wish to do so. With SubscriptionBridge, this is as easy as placing a link on any Web page, e-mail message, blog, etc.
Customers will purchase the subscription package (i.e. subscribe to the product or service that you are selling) using the SubscriptionBridge shopping cart, which is automatically personalized with your logo. This is what we refer to here as the ”Simple Integration” of SubscriptionBridge with your business.
If you wish customers to go through a separate checkout process, you will want to use the ”Advanced Integration” or one of the ready-to-go integrations with existing e-commerce systems.
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