Purchase of concurrent subscriptions e.g. have members on multiple levels
Create an option to allow a member to maintain two or more concurrent subscriptions for a paticular site. This is useful if you running a site and selling a subscriptions for information.
An exmaple of this is that I run a site that sells repair information. A customer signs up and then can choose to signup for Automotive Repair for $50 or Airplane Repair for $100 or both for $150. We need to keep the infromation and forums seperate and only limited to the actual subscribers.
My understanding that we can only have levels of a paticular membership, not concurrent memberships.
For me personally, this a great suggestion and I’ve been thinking about it for long time myself. Ideally, I’d really like completely redesign our membership levels to concurrent subscriptions model. Subscription gives you access to some information or provide privileges. There can be multiple ways of buying it – e.g. for a year or two, recurring or not, etc. Altogether, subscription-based model is very robust and easy to understand. Please, vote!
I do hope this is something WA will consider adding in the next release. We have a football information site that is organized into three categories. We are sure that there will be some coaches who are going to want more than one membership or subscription. But, right now, they can only choose one.
Is there some kind of work-around so that the same member can choose more than one membership?
Our website, www.collegecoachcontacts.com hasn't been marketed yet because we are still working out the bugs. This is the big bug that is still remaining. Can someone at WA take a look and tell us how a new member can get all three memberships if they wanted?
Anton Ferreira commented
This would solve our dilema. We are trying to run a cub / scout group and most information and events are for either cubs or scouts not both. Most members are actually the parents of cubs and scouts, so we want to keep them informed and not anoyed, that means sending relevant information and event invites to either cubs or scouts, seldom both.
Problem is, parents sometimes do have a child in cubs and scouts, so we could not use Cub or Scout membership, we have used Parent. We have used Groups to seperate cubs and scouts, so membership = parent, group = either cub or scout or cub and scout, but we are finding neither Membership type nor Group membership useful to limit event announcements and the process of doing advanced search to constrain on Group membership when doing email blasts is too complex for our Group Leaders. The email blast history soes also not show who the blast was send to, ie Cubs or scouts.
Perhaps allowing multiple membership would help our situation, but giving Groups greater power in WA would have a greater benefit as it offers multiple concurrent grouping options in addition to the single Membership type.
Dmitry Buterin commented
This is interesting, I would really like to hear from other users on this
Dmitry Buterin commented
This has not come up before so I encourage everybody who needs this to comment and vote for it.