a la carte add-ons

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Any plans to support a la carte purchasing?
I may have a base plan, but allow customers to purchase multiple add-ons that are not a part of tiers of service. So a customer could purchase the base plan (subscription fee) and option A, C and D, but not B (additional subscription fees)

This is different from one time purchasing mentioned in other feedback.
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Nathaniel Talbott, Official Rep

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We'll definitely support a la carte pricing in some form - you're not the only one to request it. That said, we haven't figured out exactly how we'll implement it yet, and it'll probably be awhile before we get to it.

In the meantime, I think you'll be able to leverage one-off charges to support this once they're available. Spreedly won't handle the various add-ons for you, but it will allow you to tack the additional options on as an initial setup fee at signup and as one-off charges before people renew. Our goal is to be your complete billing system, so we see you having to track the options as sub-optimal, but it'll probably still be easier than building the whole billing system yourself.

Hope this helps explain and gives you enough info to figure out how to proceed. Definitely let us know if we can clarify anything.
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Jim: in the interim, we're accomplishing this by having users submit multiple payments. We give multiple subscriber_ids to a user in our system, and Spreedly charges them separately. It's definitely not ideal, but it works when you only have one or two add-ons.

Less-hackish direct support in Spreedly would be ideal.
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Are you any further along in this area?
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You can make this work with fees (https://spreedly.com/manual/integrati...) by tracking the add-ons locally and adding the fees each month.
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Nathaniel, any plan to integrate this functionality into the web app instead of the API workaround?
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Nope, no current plans to put this functionality in the web app directly.
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Our open invoicing may help too:

http://blog.spreedly.com/2012/2/14/sp...