December 1, 2011 at 11:23 pm #4918
I’m building a new site where I will be selling subscription based content only. I’d like my customers to add up several items and then instead of a one-off purchase make the cart create a subscription of the total of all items plus tax. So in a nutshell I’d like to “convert” the checkout “buy now” button into a recurring subscription button.
I understand that Buy Now and Subscriptions are two different APIs in Paypal, so I’m happy to give up the Buy Now functionality of the shopping cart.
Is that possible?December 1, 2011 at 11:40 pm #39097PeterMember
Hi, No as far as I’m aware you can’t make the subscription functionality into an “add to cart” type of functionality. You can possibly create a range of subscription products which are effectively a bundled variation of your other products.
Check the variation control documentation:December 2, 2011 at 12:16 am #39098
I think it’ll get messy and confusion with variations. I want to sell hosting so it’ll be like add a domain, add webspace, add email accounts etc, then add tax, then bill this amount once a year.
Do you know which file the PayPal URL is generated in? I’m happy to have a look at the code and see what I can do.December 2, 2011 at 3:19 am #39099
Check the following function in the “eStore_misc_functions.php” file:
print_eStore_subscribe_button_formDecember 8, 2011 at 1:45 pm #39100
Thank you admin
This may be a bit beyond my capabilities. Is there a chance you could tweak eStore to become subscription only upon checkout? It’s a custom job and I’m very happy to pay you for your time. Let me know if this is something you’re interested in, together with a quote.December 9, 2011 at 6:18 am #39101
PayPal has a different API for handling subscription (this is different than the one time purchase items) so I can’t make it where a subscription can be added to the shopping cart while keeping all the functionality of the subscription details (example: Trial amount with trial period then recurring period with recurring amount).December 10, 2011 at 11:55 am #39102
Yes I’m aware of that – I’m happy to trade in much of the general functionality. So rather than using the “one-off API” I’d like to use the “subscription API” for the cart when my customers check out. So everything gets rebilled upon checkout, either monthly or annually. If I need a one-off purchase I can still use a Buy Now button.
I know that integrating trial amount would be nice, but it’s a tough task so it’s not essential for me.December 11, 2011 at 5:03 am #39103
Okay yeah then something should be doable… please contact us using the contact form so we can discuss the details and give you a quote.December 11, 2011 at 5:15 pm #39104
Superb news! I’ve emailed you just now
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