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(Help) WooCommerce WordPress Subscription Site

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by reggie777, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. reggie777

    reggie777 Registered Member

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    Okay, so I need some help with a current project.
    I created an eCommerce site for a friend of mine that owns a printer leasing company. Everything is done except a specific type of billing he requires.

    His customers pay him every month based on the quantity of copies they make per month.

    What I need to accomplish:
    • A place for customers to input the number of copies they've made that both, both color and Black&White
    • A way to automatically email customers every month, reminding them to go to the website to input their updated copy amount
    • A way to send invoices to the customers every month after they submitted how many copies of each they've made
    Essentially I'm trying to create a fully automated system that the customer will input how many copies they've made, they'll receive an invoice of the amount due. (Payment is done offline, but I'd love to leave the option for online payment there)

    I know it's a bit complicated, so far I've got the YITH pdf invoice plugin that generates a pdf invoice for the customer when we manually go in and create the order. I've also set up 2 products: Black&White Copy and Color copy, each with their own price.

    Any advice for me guys? I'm really just looking for any tips you might have, specific plugins that I might be able to achieve this with.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. randyman

    randyman Junior Member

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    Are you willing to spend $5 to get knowledge? Buy gigs on fiverr about woocommerce, ask the seller to explain it to you about how he'd do it.

    Honestly, if you ask here, you will get half assed answer, because what you want is kinda complicated.

    With my non-extensive knowledge of woocommerce, I can't remember any plugins/extension that can do what you want out of the box.
     
  3. Malcolm Max

    Malcolm Max Regular Member

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    Seriously dude? At bhw ? Okay!

    People here eat breath and shit internet marketing, web development and seo. And this is one of the most helpful forum I've experienced.

    At OP sorry for the off topic.
     
  4. randyman

    randyman Junior Member

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    I'm not disagreeing on that, but this is Money Making subforum. He should've posted it on Design/programming subforum.

    If I were him, I would ask opinions on wordpress communities, such as wordpress subreddit, for example.
     
  5. reggie777

    reggie777 Registered Member

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    Appreciate your advice.. I'll definitely check out other places for help than.
     
  6. randyman

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    I forgot about one thing: paypal+form

    Here's what I would do:

    1. automatically email customers every month, reminding them to go to the website to input ----> aweber autoresponder. Send customer each month an email reminding them to "click this link"
    2. input the number of copies they've made that both -----> Create a page containing a form (I probably use gravity form, or wooform) ... customer can input their number, black and color. The form will calculate total cost, and "click here to pay using credit card or paypal"
    3. Don't want customer to pay there directly, instead send them an invoice which they can pay? Kinda stupid btw, why you don't want money? Just send them invoice after they pay.
    Anyway, just integrate the form with something, most likely bookkeeping web service, such as .... freshbooks ?

    There's also definitely a woocommerce extension which allow customer to input their quantity, I forgot the name because I never use it.
     
  7. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Thread moved to the Web Design section.
     
  8. reggie777

    reggie777 Registered Member

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    There ya go, thanks a lot buddy! Very helpful.. After a few hours of doing some research off of your notes, I was successfully able to setup this on WordPress using Gravity Forms to send an invoice automatically via fresh books!