Discount and Codes Question

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  • #4283

    riobravomedia
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    Here is my question on Discounts.

    1. If I have a plan for a Monthly $24.99 and I want to give them the first 6 months free can I do that? If so how would you set this up in the Discounts section.

    I am assuming that it would be Flat Amount and “For recurring apply to”: all payments. But I am just not sure how this would work. What I am striving for is that they will NOT have to pay anything for 6 months.

    is this possible?

    #4284

    Alex Rollin
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    Why not use the free trial option, which can be set for 6 months?

    That is an option in the Advanced Package settings.

    Which payment gateways are you using?

    Most gateways support trials. In order for a subscription to be setup, the payment information has to be collected by the gateway.

    However discounts can only be applied to the first payment or every payment.

    #4286

    riobravomedia
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    “Why not use the free trial option, which can be set for 6 months?” mainly because I didn’t know about this option. Where will I find this elusive beast?

    Stripe is all that I am using.

    #4288

    Alex Rollin
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    in the Advanced Package settings

    https://wpgeodirectory.com/docs-v2/places/packages/

    Screenshot attached

    #4291

    riobravomedia
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    “Why not use the free trial option, which can be set for 6 months?

    I see that setting now. Thanks.. but that will add a free 6 month trial to every listing… and that is NOT what I am trying to do. 😀 Although I am sure that the customers would love that. I only wanted to be able to offer a discount or coupon to specific customers. So that is not an ideal solution.

    So that brings me to my next question. If I create a special Package Plan that I want to be able to assign to listing from the Admin edit listing page… for example if I wanted to create a new Package with that 6 Month Trial… but I don’t want this to be an option that the customer can select on the Add Listing Page…. is that possible?

    #4292

    Alex Rollin
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    That is not possible, but we are considering adding a feature like that.

    You could hide the package with your own custom CSS, but, if you want the custom to start a contract with the gateway then they need to select the package. They would at least need a link to the add listing page with the package selected, and it would need to be an upgrade link, if I understand you correctly.

    #4294

    riobravomedia
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    I am pretty sure that we talked about this last Fall sometime. Frankly I am kinda surprised that this is not possible….very limiting for the admin. Seems like it would be pretty easy to add this option to show on the frontend or not.. but allow admin the option when editing a listing.

    #4305

    Guust
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    Why not send a direct link to the 6 months trial package, instead of sending them a coupon? And hide the package from the frontend as Alex suggested?

    #4307

    riobravomedia
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    Guust,

    Thanks for your suggestion. I would do that… but I don’t know how to hide a pricing plan. How do you do CSS just to hide text from one plan?

    Besides that why does this have to be so complicated? 🤪 Surely I am not the only GD user to have requested better pricing/plans control and options. I see very little improvements in GeoDirectory and related plugins…most bug issues. Has development stopped?

    #4312

    Guust
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    1. Make sure the title of the package is empty.
    2. Use this CSS, adjust for the package ID:

    #package_id_1 {display: none;}

    We develop our plugins for the most common uses, if you want something special, you can make your own customizations. As far as I know, you are the only one that has asked for this. If we would cater for every possible option, then the plugin would be a lot more complicated and slower.

    If you want to give 6 months discounts, why have a monthly package instead of a 6 monthly package?

    Thanks

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