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merchant_guide:products-overview [2012/08/13 05:21]
earlyimpact [Why creating packages?]
merchant_guide:products-overview [2012/08/13 00:00] (current)
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-====== Selling Subscription-based Products and Services ====== +====== Selling Subscription-based Products and Services ======  
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-===== How it all works in the SubscriptionBridge System ===== +===== How it all works in the SubscriptionBridge System =====  
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-In your SubscriptionBridge Merchant Center you will... +In your SubscriptionBridge Merchant Center you will...  
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-  * create a //[[merchant_guide:products|product]]// (e.g. "Featured Red Wines") +  * create a //[[merchant_guide:products|product]]// (e.g. "Featured Red Wines")  
-  * create a //[[merchant_guide:products#plans|plan]]// (e.g. "Monthly Billing") +  * create a //[[merchant_guide:products#plans|plan]]// (e.g. "Monthly Billing")  
-  * create additional //[[merchant_guide:features|features]]//, if you want (e.g. "Expedited Delivery") +  * create additional //[[merchant_guide:features|features]]//, if you want (e.g. "Expedited Delivery")  
-  * create a //[[merchant_guide:packages|package]]// that combines them all into a subscription-based product or service that you will sell +  * create a //[[merchant_guide:packages|package]]// that combines them all into a subscription-based product or service that you will sell  
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-===== Why creating packages? ===== +===== Why creating packages? =====  
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-In SubscriptionBridge you will mix products, plans, and features to create all sorts of subscription-based products and services (//[[merchant_guide:packages|packages]]//) that share some of their characteristics. For example, if you have 3 subscriptions that all share the same monthly billing with a 30-day free trial, you won't have to re-enter those billing details 3 times, but rather simply select a //[[merchant_guide:products#plans|plan]]// that includes them. +In SubscriptionBridge you will mix products, plans, and features to create all sorts of subscription-based products and services (//[[merchant_guide:packages|packages]]//) that share some of their characteristics. For example, if you have 3 subscriptions that all share the same monthly billing with a 30-day free trial, you won't have to re-enter those billing details 3 times, but rather simply select a //[[merchant_guide:products#plans|plan]]// that includes them.  
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-SubscriptionBridge was built this way to: +SubscriptionBridge was built this way to:  
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-  * give you maximum flexibility +  * give you maximum flexibility  
-  * minimize redundant entries +  * minimize redundant entries  
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-===== Why separate features? ===== +===== Why separate features? =====  
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-Creating additional, optional //[[merchant_guide:features|features]]// allows you to separate one or more items in your subscription-based product/service so that you can let customers add/remove them to/from their subscription profile at any time. +Creating additional, optional //[[merchant_guide:features|features]]// allows you to separate one or more items in your subscription-based product/service so that you can let customers add/remove them to/from their subscription profile at any time.  
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-This can help you keep the initial subscription price low, then "up-sell" customers to additional, great services that you offer on top of the basic subscription. +This can help you keep the initial subscription price low, then "up-sell" customers to additional, great services that you offer on top of the basic subscription.  
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-For example, a customer may sign up for your Wine Club, but only add "Expedited Delivery" at a later time. SubscriptionBridge will take care of adjusting their subscription amount accordingly, and will charge them a pro-rated amount for the current billing period. +For example, a customer may sign up for your Wine Club, but only add "Expedited Delivery" at a later time. SubscriptionBridge will take care of adjusting their subscription amount accordingly, and will charge them a pro-rated amount for the current billing period.  
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-===== Glossary ===== +===== Glossary =====  
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-If you haven't already done so, look at the [[:glossary|SubscriptionBridge Glossary]] to a more in-depth definition of the terms used above. +If you haven't already done so, look at the [[:glossary|SubscriptionBridge Glossary]] to a more in-depth definition of the terms used above.  
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-===== Let's Get Started ===== +===== Let's Get Started =====  
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-Let's get started by [[products|adding a product]] to one of your [[merchant_guide:add-store|stores]].+Let's get started by [[products|adding a product]] to one of your [[merchant_guide:add-store|stores]].
  
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