I have seen a subscription system suggested by others. I like that, but I want to expand upon it.
- I want to be able to offer subscriptions and display pricing to certain usergroups "vendors" without members being able to see the pricing. Obviously, this requires a vendor to contact us and we would give their account access needed to create the subscription. Currently, we have a separate PHP page on the website that integrates with paypal and allows the vendor to create a subscription. We must manually verify the subscription and manually upgrade the vendor's account. Then when the vendor cancels, we must manually remove vendors.
- Some of my clients would like to be able to create a small store, nothing fancy, but just a thumbnail and a few options that allow them to sell stickers, shirts, hoodies, i.e. forum branded apparel and stuff.
- Another client wants a way to have a central store for vendors to host their products for sale. The site owner would like to manage the financial transaction and take a cut of the proceeds for generating the sale, or giving the vendor the privilege to advertise free on the site.