We modeled user accounts according to the most common spending patterns. Admins can decide whether to allow users to pay site fees upfront or at regular intervals.
Select, from the Account Settings (Admin Control Panel -> Settings -> User Settings -> Account Settings) menu, a payment option:
If enabled, the Live (Pay as you go) feature, requires users to instantly pay site fees.
Note: The Live (Pay as you go) feature is available for two types of User Accounts: Global and Personal.
When in Account Mode users have to pay site fees regularly.
Note: All owed fees will be added to the account balance.
Next, select which payment option to apply to accounts:
All accounts will use the default payment option.
Admins select, from the Users management page (Admin Control Panel -> Users -> Site Users) the payment method for individual accounts.
The admin has the possibility to credit an account with a specific amount.
The admin sets a maximum debit limit for an account. If the limit is exceeded the account can be suspended.
The admin sets the minimum amount necessary to credit an account.
Accounts that exceeded their debit limit will receive an email notification.
Accounts with a balance that exceeds the maximum debit limit will be suspended.
Will have effect only when admins decide not to suspend accounts that have exceeded their debit limit.
Note: After sending an email notification about a missed payment, admins can set the number of days after which the account will be suspended.
Automatic billing for expired subscriptions will be deducted from the account balance.
Note: The feature is available only for accounts that run in Account Mode