We would like to have a modification to our X-Cart store. We are getting ready to launch a coffee website, where you can order gourmet coffee and other coffee accessories. We would like the ability for our customers to be able to buy a coffee or multiple types of coffees on a "subscription" basis. There is already a subscription model with X-cart, but it only allows you to build a subscription product one by one and separate from the other products. The current subscription model could be modified to process the subscriptions.
Here is how it will work:
1. On every product information page, there will be a button that has a dropdown box that says "Create a Subscription" As options you can have it sent to you Weekly, Bi-Weekly, or Monthly. In a text field below it they can name the Subscription. Once they click Buy now, it will take them through the normal ordering process, and after the payment process is complete it will add the order to be processed.
2. If a customer wants to add multiple types of coffees to the order, they can continue shopping through the products, and add another to that description. They can either create a new one, or add it to the one they created.
Its a fairly straight forward concept, it has to be fluid and easy for the customers to understand. We will have to be able to manage these subscriptions through the admin.
If you would like to see our website and how it works you can use the PMB to discuss. We are looking for a programmer that we can use conistantly after this project is finished, so please keep that in mind.