Creating Subscription Plans

Set up the billing interval and products accessible from the subscription

Offering Subscriptions on your site is a great way to grow recurring revenue, while delivering consistent value to your supporters.

To get started, we'll first need to set up a plan(s) to allow your customers to choose from.

To set up a Subscription Plan

Click on the Subscriptions link within your Site's Admin. This will list all of your subscribers to your Maven site.

  • Click on the next tab over Plans to view your existing plans.

  • Click the New Subscription Plan button in the top-right corner,

  • Plan Name: This is the public facing plan name you're offering to your site,

  • Description: The text description of what a subscriber would get by subscribing to this plan. This space does allow simple HTML for general formatting of your text.

  • Amount: Cost of the subscription per billing period,

  • Plan active: When checked the plan will be offered to people on your site. When not checked, active members of that plan will remain on it, but it will not accept any new signups.

Recurring Setup

  • Interval: This is the frequency your customer will be billed. Here you can set up Daily, Monthly or Yearly plans,

  • Interval Count: Is how often you want to bill them based on the above frequency. E.g. If you choose monthly, but you want to bill them every three months your Interval Count would be 3.

To set up recurring Monthly subscription. Set the Interval to Monthly, with an Interval Count to 1. This will bill your customers once every month. 👍

Trial Period Days

Enter in the number of days you'd like for your free trial. Keep this at zero to not offer a free trial on the plan.

You can edit the Trial Day Period after the plan has been created. Editing the number, or even turning it off with zero will not affect any member that have previously subscribed. It will only affect new subscribers to the plan.

Add Products

This is where you add which products you'd like to be included within your subscription.

Once you add a product, a subscription CTA will be automatically added to that product encouraging members to subscribe to gain access to that piece of content.

Not seeing your product in the drop-down list? For it to display here, it must be a piece of content for sale with a price set.

You're done, click Create Plan.