What is a Subscription Service?
A subscription service is a digital service that grants readers access to paywalled site content. Subscription services can be configured with tiered pricing based on duration. Multiple subscriptions can be created for appealing to different audiences within your readership. Subscription services support both hard and soft paywall models. BLOX Subscription also supports a number methods for granting paywall access known as Service Types.
BLOX Subscription supports the following service types for granting access to paywalled site content:
Delimited Verification service: A Delimited Verification service grants readers permission to paywalled content by referencing a .CSV list of current subscribers.
Domain service: A Domain service grants permission to paywalled content to all users with a given domain, such as TownNews.com, as part of their email address.
Free service: A Free service grants readers permission to paywalled content. This can be useful for granting staff with site access, without having to purchase a subscription.
Subscription service: A Subscription service is a digital service that grants readers access to paywalled site content. Subscription services can be configured with tiered pricing based on duration. Multiple Subscriptions can be created for appealing to different audiences within your readership. Subscription services support both hard and soft paywall models.
Each service type consists of a unique set of tabbed panels, but the following are consistent across all service types:
Service information panel: Within this panel, service name, notification email, description and user help text is defined.
Configure: Within this panel, options relating to subscription and payment handler are defined.
Rule Profile: A Rule Profile is comprised of a section or set of sections that encompass a service. A service can also be targeted to work with multiple rule profiles.
Purchase rates: The pricing and duration of the service is defined here. Pricing is expressed in dollars and days. Rates can be scheduled for automating subscription rates. Promo Codes can also be set as a requirement for service purchase.
Analytics: Statistics relating to the service can be viewed here.