We have the same request.
We have an annual event for which we sell both individual tickets or tables of 8 for a discounted price. Currently we have the registrant enter all names and dinner choices in a text field for the tables, but as you can imagine, it causes some overhead on the back end to get an accurate count. It also limits our ability to send updates to the other 7 attendees, as John mentioned.
I agree with HHuckeba that it would be great to have preferential pricing for current members (members whose membership has not expired yet). It seems it might incentivize members who don't renew until they need to "use" their membership again.
As a workaround, is it possible to use coupons for this? For example, on June 1, could I send an email to all members whose memberships expire in June, with a coupon code for $10 off of their renewals through the end of June? It wouldn't match up to people's renewal dates exactly, but it would be a pretty fair workaround.
Seconding Ian's comments!
What I would love to see is the ability to create coupon codes that are not necessarily tied to specific events. For example, we charge for monthly meetings, and we've heard from our members that they would like to be able to buy a package of meetings at once, rather than doing the paperwork to get reimbursed for a $15 meeting every single month.
So I'd like to be able to sell a meeting package, let's say for $90, which would consist of 6 coupon codes that I would then send the member. The coupon codes could be used by any member (it would be the purchaser's responsibility to keep them secret, or give them to friends/coworkers who were also members if they wanted) but they could be limited to specific events, or limited by event category. They would also have expiration dates.
For our purposes, they would provide a $15 discount (so that the meeting would essentially be free), but I could see how it would also be useful to have % discounts.
That's how we would want it to work. Thank you!
In response to your request to describe the desired functionality:
On my association's current (non-WA) site, there is a web form that the employer completes and then pays for the listing (or sends in a check). Current form: http://www.kcastd.org/jobbankaddlisting.cfm
I would like to be able to make the ad go live immediately if someone pays, or activate it manually upon receiving the check - like memberships. Also like memberships, I would imagine it would be useful to be able to create different kinds of job postings, with their own listing durations and fees. In fact, I would love to be able to fully customize the fields requested on the form. Finally (and perhaps this is obvious), we'd want to be able to restrict access to the posted jobs, like any other content area.
My association is evaluating Wild Apricot now and this is one of the few things on our "wish list" that the current software doesn't have. We're looking for the best workaround now, because it's a current source of income for our organization and therefore an absolute must for our website. :)