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  • A few questions about subscriptions

    1) Is it possible to give members a 6mo trial that starts billing after 6mo?

    2) Can you do a doscounted intro rate? Or what if you increase the subscription cost before the next auto renewal? Does it give them a heads up? What rate does it renew at?

    3) If they want to upgrade subscriptions 1/2 way through, is there a way to pro-rate it?

    4) With the app, can it be limited to paid subscribers only?
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    1) No. Subscriptions are processed on the payment site immediately. You can give people access to your site for six months and remove that using the User Promotion system. If they want to continue the access, they would buy a subscription at that time.

    2) No you cannot give a discount rate for one period and have it increased the next period. Renewals are handled by Paypal. As far as I am aware, the price is locked in when they originally purchase. Users are emailed before their subscription expires.

    3) You would have to do this manually.

    4) There is no way for the App stores to know who has purchased a subscription or not. A non-paying member would have access to the same content within the Apps as they do in a Web Browser.
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    • #3
      1) got it.

      2) got it

      3) got it.

      4) If the app can tell what channels a user can see, surely I could add that check to the ad code right? Simple if statement....
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      • #4
        4) No... You can't. You can't modified the precompiled app in anyway and it doesn't have "Simple IF statements" or Templates you can modify. You could create two copies and people can sideload your App on Android without ads. It is a more difficult process and one we don't specifically support, nor is it supported by the App stores. Or you can leave the ads out of the app and charge a fee for it and then give coupons to reduce or remove the fee for your paying members.
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