Product Billing :: Trial Period with Subsequent Recurring Payments
This example will show you how to implement a product that will grant a 'Free Trial' after the trial the recurring payments will be implemented
From your aMember Control Panel select 'Manage Products' then 'New Product'
Complete your normal details, Title, Description etc and in the billing plan input something like;
By default aMember generate billing terms text automatically based on billing plan option. In case you do not like the automatically generated text you can specify it explicitly using the 'Terms Text'. aMember will use your text instead of auto generated terms on signup from in this case.
Prevent Multiple Free Trials
Normally you would want to only allow one free trial per client to disallow multiple free trials you will need to do the following after saving your trial product, select the free trial product for editing
Go to 'Product Availability', select the 'Disallow ordering of this product if user has' and click on 'ACTIVE' & 'EXPIRED' for this product
You will see something like the following
When all set click the 'Save' button
If a client uses a free trial and cancels if you lock them out using the Multiple Trials option, then you need to create a second product which does not have the trial period, you would then set in 'Product Availability', the 'To order this product user must have an' and click on 'ACTIVE' & 'EXPIRED' for the trial product. The non-trial product will only then appear if they have made use of the trial product.
How you setup this additional product will depend on your policy for the product. If only one subscription is allowed you will need to set both products restrictions to suit.
Some payment processors will not allow differing periods, normally the trial period should be the same length as the recurring one. If you are direct billing credit cards using a processor like eWay you can set up periods as you desire.