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[Guide] Create & Sell Products With AccessAlly’s E-Commerce Feature

The AccessAlly Products/Payments feature allows you to create products & offers from inside your membership site.

These products may be set up as single-purchases or as a subscription model (with recurring payments).

Wondering how it all fits together? Here’s your guide to setting up and selling with AccessAlly’s e-commerce feature. Click on the links below to view the corresponding tutorials.


Is the E-Commerce Feature a Good Fit For Your Membership Site?

The AccessAlly e-commerce feature is a powerful, extremely convenient tool that includes the following features:

  • One-time product purchases, payment plans, and subscription payment options
  • Coupons & discounts
  • Integration with AccessAlly’s affiliate link tracking feature
  • 1-click upsell capabilities
  • Order “toggles” so you can offer payment plans or multiple currencies
  • Order “bumps” so you can offer an upsell on the order form itself
  • 1-click purchases, so logged-in members don’t need to re-enter their payment info

In addition to the features listed above, the e-commerce feature also comes with its own management option inside the AccessAlly interface.

Please note: if you are an Ontraport or Infusionsoft user, you can still choose to integrate with your CRM system’s e-commerce feature, if you prefer.

However, AccessAlly does NOT currently offer a shopping cart experience. If that is important to your business model, you may wish to use a separate system, such as WooCommerce.


Step 1: Integrate the Payment Process with Your CRM

AccessAlly requires additional configuration to link the payment process with your CRM platform. This is extremely important.

There is no additional configuration required for Active Campaign.

By default, AccessAlly adds the Drip tracking Javascript to every page to the site, so you don't need to manually add it.

Note: If you wish to sell subscriptions with recurring payments, you must use a Stripe integration.


Step 2: Create Your Products & Offers

AccessAlly’s order forms use a flexible building-block setup.

In the example below, you can see how products can be sold singly or grouped together within an Offer:

An Offer is made up of one or more Products, and will have its own Order Form. Follow the next two tutorials to set up each:

  1. Product Setup
  2. Offer Setup

Selling a subscription with AccessAlly’s Order Forms? Then you’ll want to check out this tutorial: How To Set Up Subscriptions (Recurring Payments) With AccessAlly

To add your order forms to a page, just use the AccessAlly shortcode adder!

Always, ALWAYS test each order form before sending traffic to it. Follow the testing guide here: How to Test Your Order Forms with Stripe or PayPal


Step 3: Additional Order Form Possibilities

Trial Offers

Want to offer a $1 trial for a product or subscription? Or maybe a free, 30-day trial? AccessAlly’s “product trial” feature is extremely versatile and will let you create free or paid trial offers for your products and subscriptions. Follow this tutorial: How to Set Up a Free or Paid Trial Offer

Multiple Currencies

If you wish to offer multiple currencies on your order forms, you’ll want to create an Order Toggle. Follow this tutorial: How To Set Up An Order Toggle

1-Click Upsells

If you wish to present your buyers with a 1-click upsell on the a Thank You page, please see this tutorial: How to Create a 1 Click Upsell

Order Bumps

You can embed an upsell offer inside an AccessAlly order form. To learn how, please see this tutorial: How to Create an Order Bump

Coupons

You can also create a variety of coupons for your order forms:

Tax

How Charge Taxes On Your Order Forms

Shipping

How to Add Shipping Costs to Your Order Forms


Step 4: Customize Your Order Form Appearance


Step 5: Set Up Your CRM Automations

Below you’ll find some ideas for setting up appropriate CRM automations for this part of your membership site.


Step 6: Admin Tools

How To Manage Your AccessAlly Subscriptions With Admin Options

AccessAlly Subscriptions are possible when you’re integrated with Stripe. In an ideal world, when someone signs up for a subscription purchase, they simply receive recurring charges on their credit card to stay “active”.
However, there are a few situations where you might need some additional admin capabilities to manually pause, renew, cancel, or offer free “credits” for subscriptions.

Learn how with this tutorial: How To Manage Your AccessAlly Subscriptions With Admin Options

How to Refund a Purchase

Refunds and cancellations are an inevitable part of running an online business. If you are using AccessAlly’s order forms, you can refund orders from directly inside your membership site.

Learn how with this tutorial: How to Refund A Purchase

How To Set Up An “Update Credit Card Information” Page For Your Clients

With AccessAlly products, you can set up a page so that your clients can update their own credit card info. This is extremely helpful if you are selling subscriptions or products with recurring payments, since the credit cards must be charged multiple times, and may expire or otherwise become invalid during this time.

Learn how with this tutorial: How To Set Up An “Update Credit Card Information” Page For Your Clients

Search for existing orders (management)

If you are using AccessAlly payments to sell your products and subscriptions, you may need to look up existing orders to track their status – or give a refund via your payment processing system (PayPal or Stripe).

Learn how here: How To Search For An Existing Order In AccessAlly Payments

BONUS: Video Tutorial: Start to Finish

If you’re still struggling to see how all the pieces fit together, please watch the start-to-finish video below:

Updated on December 6, 2018

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