You are using a one-time purchase model to sell courses. And, you want to switch to subscriptions.
Or maybe, you may want to switch from subscriptions to a one-time purchase model.
What happens to new or existing students when you switch?
How can they access their previously purchased courses?
In this article, let us answer your questions with these scenarios.
Switch From One Time Purchase to Subscriptions
Scenario 1: New student visits your course site
Students will view the entire library of courses and can select any course
The student will have to click on the Go-Premium button to view paid contents
When clicked on Go-Premium, students can view the subscription pack and select an appropriate pack by clicking the subscribe button.
Scenario 2: Existing Student visits your website
Students may have purchased courses as a one-time purchase from your academy (as shown below).
These students can now sign in to the academy and view their purchased courses in the My enrollments section.
A student can click on any course available within the subscription
This leads them to a relevant subscription plan containing this course
Next, students can purchase the subscriptions
Switch From Subscriptions to One Time Purchase
Scenario 1: New Student Visits Your Course Site
The student will view all the courses in the academy. They can click on a course to buy.
They can click on the buy button to purchase this course
Scenario 2: Existing Student Visits Your Course Site
Students may have purchased your courses as a subscription as shown below.
When you switch back to a one-time payment model, students will view the old purchases link
Here the student can view the subscription and can access all the courses/tests.
Things To Know
To create a subscription, check how to create a subscription document
If you are switching to subscriptions from the default one-time purchase model, do read the implications guide first. This will answer most of your questions on subscriptions.