Before setting up your Subscriptions, please ensure that you have completed your payment settings first and connected your Stripe account!
Create a new subscription
If you've already connected your Stripe account, then you can go to Offers > Subscriptions on the left side menu on your Universal App portal. Click the Create New Subscription button:
Fill out all of the details for the Subscription, such as price, subscription period, and trial days.
To set up trials, you just need to fill in how many days of free trials you'd like to offer for the subscription. You can also skip it if you don't want to offer any trials.
There are no set subscription periods (e.g., every month, every 3 months, every 6 months etc.); you can totally set this up to your liking! Once you're done, you can simply click on the Save Changes button, and it's done!
You can also set up multiple payment plans with different periods within the same subscriptions. Typically, publishers offer a slightly lower price for upfront payment on more extended periods. Click on Add Payment Plan button to create a new price for a different subscription period.
The next step is to assign collections to the subscription.
You can also link a collection to multiple subscription plans (multi-subscription). This allows you to sell tiered subscriptions e.g. Silver & Gold plans. Readers can also buy more than one subscription.
How do I set my Collections to more than one subscription?
Easy! To assign more than one subscription to your collection, first you need to create the subscriptions. For this example, we created two subscriptions – Regular and Premium. The steps to create new subscriptions for Multi-Subscriptions are the same as the regular subscriptions above.
The next step is assigning these subscriptions to a collection. Head back to Content > Collections and find the collection that you'd like to assign to multi-subscription. Click on Unlock Type and change it to Subscribe. After that, you can choose from the dropdown beside it which subscriptions you'd like to assign to this collection. See screenshot:
Click Save Changes. This is how it's going to look like on the collection page:
And that's it! We've also created a quick video tutorial that you can check out below:
Can I delete subscription payment plans for my Collections?
Yes, you can. But if there is one collection that only has ONE subscription plan, you must manually change the unlock type of that article/collection.
If you delete a subscription for a collection with more than one subscription, they will have the existing subscription plan. (Ex: Collection X have subscription plan A, B, and C. If you cancel A, then the Collection will still have subscription plans B & C for their unlock type)
Did you know that you can also add a “Subscription Plan” block to your homepage to make it easy for your readers to see what subscription plans are available on your Universal App?
After you create your subscription plan on Offers > Subscription, you can add it to your Collections and your homepage to make it more visible to your readers. Simply go to Branding > Appearance, and add a Subscription Plan block. However, please note that this will only be shown to readers who have not purchased subscription plans.
This is how it looks like on the homepage:
Get stuck? Feel free to reach out to our support team using live chat located at the bottom right corner of your Universal App dashboard or simply send an email to email@example.com