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E-Commerce Modules

Discuss about the various e-commerce modules available:
Ecommerce, SS Shop, SilverCart and SwipeStripe
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24 November 2011 at 12:28pm Community Member, 165 Posts

Hi. I'm creating a site on which members can subscribe to a service on a weekly basis. The idea is that once their week is up they need to pay another subscription to maintain full access to the site (btw, this is a completely legit service, not Porn - just in case anybody was wondering?!).

Is there a SilverStripe module for this? Has anybody done this sort of thing in a SilverStripe site?


25 November 2011 at 7:19pm Forum Moderator, 213 Posts

I dont think there is, but I probably will be building one in the future.



28 November 2011 at 8:20am Community Member, 165 Posts

Sounds great Nicholaas. Unfortunately I need it 'today', but I'll keep an eye out for your work in future!


28 November 2011 at 7:16pm Forum Moderator, 213 Posts

Hi Arthur

This is what I would do

1. create a standard product

2. create a data object that stores (a) member (link to order) (b) time product bought (link to order(item)) (c) product. THis data object then becomes the central manager for access. Everytime the member tries to access the premium content, it firstly checks with this Data Object.

3. Create a task to send out reminders about expiring access. This task could also pre-create the order for them so everything is setup for the customer to pay.

Those are just my initial thoughts. You can look at the repeating order module for lots of code around repeating orders.

If you are writing this module then you are super welcome to add it to the e-commerce module, as it would be a welcome addition.