Create & update contribution pricing plans

After you create a publication and set up contributions, you can create and edit pricing plans from your Subscribe with Google page in Publisher Center.

Create a pricing plan

  1. Open Publisher Center.
  2. Select your publication.
  3. Click Subscribe with Google.
  4. Under “Quick links,” click Pricing and then Add Amount.
  5. Complete the required fields:
    • Billing period: Choose the frequency of the contribution. There are 2 types of billing and different choices for frequency.
      • One-time: Requires a one-time, non-recurring fee for access to the product. Readers are charged once and aren’t prompted again for payment.
      • Recurring: Requires a recurring billing period that gives the reader access to the product for a period of time. Readers are charged automatically after the period elapses. You can choose from Monthly, Quarterly, Half-yearly, or Annually.
    • Price: Set the price for your plan, which readers will find in the primary currency of your account.
    • Benefit: Add up to 3 brief messages of 40 characters or fewer that explain why readers should subscribe. For example, you can say contributions support local journalism.
      • This section will not influence functionality on your site.
    • Product ID: Add a product ID to label pricing plans. You should apply the same product ID to all pricing plans you want to show on the same pages on your site. This is used to add to posts in your publication’s content management system.
      • For example, a subscription plan may allow a reader to view pages tagged with “basic_subscription,” but an alternate subscription plan focused on local readers may include access to both the “basic_subscription” and “special_local_content” plans.
  6. Click Create.

Update plan status

Subscribe with Google supports the following pricing plan statuses:

  • Draft: Initial default state. 
  • Live: Live offers are available to users on your website.
  • Archived: These plans don’t show on your website. However, users with valid entitlements associated with these plans can continue to access content.

By default, all pricing plans are created as Draft. To make a plan live:

  1. Open Publisher Center.
  2. Select your publication.
  3. Click Subscribe with Google.
  4. Under “Quick Links,” click Pricing and then All Amounts.
    • You’ll find all your plans in Draft, Live, and Archived status.
  5. Under “Status,” click down arrow  and then Make live.

Edit existing plans

If you’ve already added a pricing plan, you can add new plans and edit Draft plans for your publication.

Important: All offer descriptions must comply with applicable laws and regulations including local law, export control and sanctions laws, and regulations that apply to your distribution or use of products.

 

To edit existing plans:

  1. Open Publisher Center.
  2. Select your publication.
  3. Click Subscribe with Google.
  4. Under “Quick Links,” click Pricing and then All Amounts.
    • You’ll find all your plans in Draft, Live, and Archived status.
  5. Navigate to a plan in Draft.
  6. Under “Status,” click down arrow .
  7. Select the correct status.

Tip: You can only edit plans in Draft status. Live and Archived plans can’t be edited.
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