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Handling Items which are Subscription Based?

Does anyone know a good way to handle subscription based items? I have a client which sells newspaper subscriptions among other products. Any ideas on how to handle the yearly subscriptions?

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  • Sep 03, 2008 at 01:50 PM

    Hi,

    I think it seems that the item is non inventory item. So, you just create the sales item and sell the item using sales order and from sales order, you create sales invoice.

    Rgds,

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    Sep 03, 2008 at 05:40 PM

    Hi Andrew,

    Even though Subscription Items are not having any physical stocks, I think it is better to set them as inventory items in order to get the numbers of subscriber at any given time.

    This special item has most of the properties similar with actual item. You can deem these items as in the virtual warehouse. In this way, all sales analysis and unsubscribing can be handled easily.

    This is my 2 cents only,

    Thanks,

    Gordon

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    Sep 03, 2008 at 08:06 PM

    We did an enhancement for one of our customers who sells book subscriptions - this was fairly complex and a must for the SDK

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    Sep 04, 2008 at 06:27 PM

    You can have a full invoice and monthly install payments against that invoice. Report can be created against outstanding payment for the invoice to see if the customer has overdue.

    Thanks,

    Gordon

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