The Pro Rate add-on for Paid Member Subscriptions lets users access discounts based on their remaining subscription time when they either Upgrade or Downgrade a subscription.
Instead of losing subscription time when they make a change in their subscription by upgrading or downgrading, the user can access a discount for the newly chosen subscription time based on how much they paid for the current plan and how much time they have remaining on the subscription.
Install the Pro Rate add-on
This is a paid add-on available only with a Paid Member Subscriptions Pro licence
After purchasing a premium version of Paid Member Subscriptions, you can check the following guide on how to install Paid Member Subscriptions.
Enabling the functionality
The functionality of this add-on is enabled once you activate the add-on from the Paid Member Subscriptions -> Add-ons page. There are no other settings to configure.
How it works
The pro-rate functionality only affects tiered subscriptions and is applied when the user tries to Upgrade or Downgrade his current subscription.
Based on the amount the user paid for the current subscription and the time remaining on it, he will get a discount or free subscription time.
This gets applied automatically on the Account -> Change Subscription page when the user views the possible Upgrades or Downgrades available for this current subscription.
When opting in for a recurring subscription or if they are always enabled in the settings, the user will be able to purchase a recurring subscription while benefiting from a pro-rate discount.
It doesn’t matter if he receives a discount or free subscription time, a future recurring subscription can be setup. This is indicated to the user in the form by specifying the payment amount at a future date.
To better illustrate how the functionality works, here’s an example. Let’s say you have a tier with three subscriptions:
- Tier 1 – 20$ / month
- Tier 2 – 10$ / month
- Tier 3 – 5$ / month
And a user buys the Tier 2 subscription for 10$.
If the user tries to change his subscription in the same day:
- Tier 1 will cost 10$ for the first month
- Tier 3 will be given to him for free for 2 months
If the user tries to change his subscription halfway into the term (15 days in the current 1 month duration scenario):
- Tier 1 will cost 15$ for the first month
- Tier 3 will be given to him for free for a month