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From Rajbir Saini <rajbsa...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Recurring Billing And Subscription
Date Mon, 05 May 2014 05:35:01 GMT

I am sorry for the confusion and half information. May be I was too 
quick in replying. Regarding example in OFBiz, there are an example but 
it is more about the subscription of newsletters. That could be a good 
starting point and that is the place I have started.

I think key to the implementation is putting together your data 
properly. SubscriptionResource is the most important entity and it has 
most of what you need. Your product type should be digital goods to make 
the subscription work.

You may need to write a fulfillment service to fulfill the orders 
depending upon your fulfillment process. For recurring billing, there 
are two ways to handle it. Auto and manual. For auto billing, your 
payment processor must support it and if this flat in your subscription 
entity is set to true and auto renewal service is schedule, it will 
create an order which will be auto approve the order and charge the 
credit card etc. For manual, you will need to write your own code and 
action is user initiated (e.g. a renew subscription link on  profile page).



On Monday 05 May 2014 07:53 AM, Ted Byers wrote:
> On Sun, May 4, 2014 at 10:11 PM, Rajbir Saini <raj.saini@viithiisys.com> wrote:
>> Ted,
>> By the way why should contens of a web site has to be related to Ofbiz?
>> Contents of a web site are to be related to a business and not the OFBiz.
> No, of course not.  But just showing the url for a businesses website,
> with out some explanation, leaves open the question as to the purpose.
> I would have expected either a statement that the site is deployed
> using OFBiz, and a pointer to those parts that deal with the original
> request about support for recurrent billing and subscriptions, or
> information on it about OFBiz related to the original question.
>> The site in question is 100% OFBiz. Only addition is URL rewriting and we
>> use Apache HTTPd and mod rewrite to do that.
> OK.  But you should have said so.  If you had, I would have said
> nothing.  Or rather, I probably would have just asked you what you did
> to support the subscription business model and the matter of rebilling
> customers.
> There is no real conflict here.  But now that matter has been
> clarified, can you tell us what you did specifically to support
> subscriptions and rebilling?  Everything I have found to date is
> dated, and seems to be from before support for commercial
> subscriptions was added to OFBiz.
> Cheers
> Ted
>> On May 5, 2014 7:24 AM, "Ted Byers" <r.ted.byers@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Sun, May 4, 2014 at 9:36 PM, Rajbir Saini <rajbsaini@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>>> You can have a look at http://www.webovs.com/
>>> What does this site have to do with the question of subscriptions and
>>> recurring billing?
>>> If you're claiming that site uses OFBiz and has deployed code that
>>> supports subscription and rebilling, then it would be useful to
>>> provide an URL that lets us examine the code.
>>> The content of that site does not appear even to be related to OFBiz,
>>> let alone support subscription and rebills.
>>> Cheers
>>> Ted
>>>> On Monday 05 May 2014 03:33 AM, anon wrote:
>>>>> Hello everyone,
>>>>> I have a small application in grails that I would like to port to ofbiz
>>>>> to
>>>>> take advantages of things like billing, payment and other things. But
>>>>> before
>>>>> I set out to do it, I was wondering if there was an example in ofbiz
>>>>> an
>>>>> application where users can subscribe to different plans like "basic",
>>>>> "professional", "enterprise" with recurring billing, so I can see
>>>>> whether
>>>>> the switch is worth it.
>>>>> Thanks for your help.
>>> --
>>> R.E.(Ted) Byers, Ph.D.,Ed.D.

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