October 21, 2013 at 8:34 pm #9883jamieMember
I want clarification on how the trial billing amount works. Currently I’m trying to set up a special product that charges $20/mo. EACH MONTH for 6 months. After the 6 months, $35/mo. will be the recurring payment amount until they cancel.
For the Trial Period section of the Product Settings, if I put:
Trial Billing Amount : $20
Trial Billing Period : 6 mo.
Will this charge them $20 EACH MONTH or will it only charge them $20 ONE TIME that will last the duration of 6 months, at which time they get rebilled for the full $35/mo. amount?
Alternatively, should I set it up so that they pay $120 (trial billing amount) for 6 mo?
Basically I want to receive $120 total within 6 months – in $20 increments over 6 months.
Can you please clarify how this will work?
JamieOctober 21, 2013 at 10:47 pm #58419wpCommerceModerator
Hi, unlike the recurring amount you can’t specify the number of payments for trial amount. It can only be charged once before the regular subscription (recurring amount) starts. So I think you can set up like the following:
Trial Billing Amount : $120
Trial Billing Period : 6 months
Recurring Billing Amount: $35
Recurring Billing Cycle: 1 month
Leave the “Recurring Billing Count” field empty so the recurring subscription continues until cancelled.October 22, 2013 at 1:16 am #58420jamieMember
Ok, that’s what I was afraid of… Thank you!March 25, 2015 at 6:20 pm #58421ontraMember
I am trying to set up three different subscriptions, monthly, every 6 months and yearly. I see how to do the monthly and yearly, but how do I configure subscription billing every 6 months?
Recurring Billing I see the following:
Recurring Billing Amount:
Recurring Billing Cycle: (choice of day/month/year)
Recurring Billing Count:
I think if I chose “6” for “Recurring Billing Cycle” and “month” it would charge 6 times per month? I only want to bill once every 6 months.March 25, 2015 at 7:09 pm #58422wzpModerator
March 25, 2015 at 7:42 pm #58423ontraMember
- “Recurring Billing Cycle” would be set to “6 Months.” That means the billing cycle is “once every 6 months.”
- “Recurring Billing Count” would be the number of cycles (length) of the subscription. If left blank, it will go on forever; unless canceled by the buyer or otherwise overridden.
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