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October 25, 2007, 10:50 pm
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recurring billing. I assume the way to go is with a gateway that will
take the credit info, process and send back to my site to login.
Paypal required the customers to join paypal on recurring billing and
that seems a turnoff. I have not found another that has no set up fee
and fairly low rates. Any suggestions? Also, would it be better to
just have my site use some type of script to send a bill to each
customers and left them manually pay each time. The downside is some
will just not renew but those that do cannot complain they did not
mean to.. A script would have to keep up with the 30 days for each
member based on their join date too.
Re: software to check members expiration and send email notice to repay?
We already discussed this in another thread.
I have a site that is accessible by subscription. I take PayPal, credit
cards, checks by mail or purchase orders. I can also set up promotions
that will allow a user to obtain a free subscription for a specified
period of time.
I take one-month, three-month, six-month and on-year subscriptions.
I have a script that runs via a cron job every night that checks the
database for subscriptions that are within 7 days of expiring. The
script sends an email out to each of these subscribers giving them
instructions how to extend their subscriptions. I don't send a bill. I
just send the notification.
Some people extend their subscriptions. Some do not. Some did not
provide a good email address, so they never get the notification. Some
try to log in and suddenly discover that their subscription has expired.
The back end of my site is more complex than what I am describing here.
What else did you need to know?