Subscriptions and Discounts

Subscriptions do support FastSpring's discount mechanism like any other product. By default, the discount will apply to the whole lifespan of a Subscription.

 

Create a discount

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Go to "Offers" and choose "Create Discount" from the menu and create a discount. Usually a discount will be granted in conjunction with a coupon. Thus, after creating the discount simply add a "Coupon Condition". If you want to restrict that discount to only one product, go ahead and add a "Product Condition".

 

Test your discount coupon

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Open "Store Testing", switch to the "Optional Parameters" tab and enter your coupon code. Go back to "Testing Links" and open your product.

 

Restrict discount to first or regular period

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FastSpring lets you restrict a discount to the first or regular period. Simply open your discount and add a new "Order Environment Condition". This condition allows you to restrict your discount to a number of different order environment values. One of them is the subscription period. Choose either "First Period" or "Regular Period" here.

Apply discount coupon to an existing subscription

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As already mentioned, by default the discount will apply to the whole lifespan of a subscription. You can add conditions like discount range, period restriction, coupon code, etc. but they do only define under which conditions a discount will be granted. If you like to define how long a discount lasts you can define this by editing a subscription which has been created via an order (e.g. via recent orders). There’s a duration field below the coupon field which defines the (remaining) number of periods a discount lasts.

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