Items can only be sold if they are part of a membership application, event registration, manual invoice or donation.
Create a store of items that can be purchased individually or collectively (e.g. shopping cart)
Glad to announce that we have started development of the Online Store and have already made a solid progress. Soon we will invite you to user testing of the first concepts. We will share more details on actual designs in a few month.
Nadya, Product designer @ Payments team
Soon :) We prefer not to disclose dates - all I can tell is first half of 2018. We're finalizing our work on it but still need some time.
When will this be released? It was announced as a Word in Progress on May 30, 2017, which is almost 8 months ago.
We at I-LinCP are equally excited about this development. We want to share branded merchandise with our members and supporters. This huge!!
Very much looking forward to this. I recently set up a store through Ecwid but some features not that great unless I purchase a premium account which isn’t that practice for us. Go get um WA!
I am excited about this new feature! What is the timeline?
Susan Biensch commented
This is a very exciting new feature!
This is great to know, I am so excited to see this feature come to fruition!
I cant wait to be able to have the option to sell merchandise to members and contacts.. HUGE Opportunity.
@Nathan, could you please elaborate your comment? How is this related to Online Store?
Oleg, Product Designer @ Payments team
Nathan McGanty commented
I have not gone through all the comments so I am not sure if this has been touched on. Since you do and promote events you need to add the ability to sign-up Sponsors and Exhibitors.
This is still in works - Online store is quite a big feature.
We will post any news here, so you will get notified on them.
Oleg, Product designer @ WIld Apricot
Iyman Musa commented
any update on this, we are looking to start selling our logoed products on our site, and don't want to use 3rd party software.
Sandra Sullivan commented
We sell reports to our members. The software in the Events section could be easily adapted to allow for payments for specific items that are not events or membership renewal.
Thanks for posting this. We will definately add upsales together with applications and registrations, but not right away. In our first public version we will add only most basic online store capabilities for selling products from catalog.
Oleg, Product designer @ Payments Team
Jeanne Huber commented
I may have asked this before: Please try to make this new feature integrate with event registrations. We have a huge need to collect materials fees for classes at the time of registration, but we need for these fees to be accounted for separately from the basic class fee. The current system that allows for upcharges (such as special meals at an event) lumps all of the money in together, so it does not work for us. Nor would it work for us to make someone complete two transactions (one for registering, one for materials fee). They need to be part of the same shopping cart system.
Liz Gibson commented
Additional to comment below - we want the public to be able to purchase from store to support our organization - not just members....
Liz Gibson commented
We have a need to sell eBooks online. So we need to be able to sell individual or group items, and then once paid, they need to be able to download the eBook. So it would be helpful for them to get some kind of code, or for it to register via their membership that they are permitted to download a paid for eBook, or whatever mechanism would be easiest to implement and hopefully not too arduous for the user.
Just an aside- we've created an integration with Formstack, Webmerge and the Wild Apricot API to enable custom sales and distribution of electronic documents in PDF format. Contact us for more details.
We also have a need for recurring purchases, e.g. monthly, quarterly etc. that schedule and bill similar to membership fees.
Currently we use WA to charge membership fees for our club division but this is actually a fiction to allow us to use WA at all. Actually our club division is one division of our larger organization which charges an annual membership fee and the club "membership" fees are regularly scheduled user fees to the members of our larger organization who elect to use the club. We are currently using internal accounting to deduct the larger organization membership fee from the user fee.
Putting our case aside I can see other scenarios where members want to purchase regular services on a time period basis with options for recurring payments etc.
I think for shopping is better to use external software, like https://wordpress.org/plugins/scottcart/