Currently, if I set up a package of free listings, users that choose it will be stuck with that number of listings forever. I think even if their initial listings expire, they still won’t be able to create new listings.
There’s an option for allowing multiple consecutive selections of free packages, virtually allowing for unlimited listings, but this works against freemium models.
I’d like to configure a free package of, say, 3 free listings per month, that resets automatically when listings are deleted (manually or expire), or just independently from live listings, allowing users to accumulate listings if these are not set to expire within a month.
This way users could use the platform for free, with a monthly limitation, or choose a premium package with more available listings.
Thanks for your feedback, we’ll consider adding this feature. Currently Paid Listings don’t have any recurring features, users purchase one-time packages and can purchase more if the limit is exceeded. Currently packages are not similar to membership plans where some features are limited per time period, but we’ll try to add some options for this.
Thanks for your fast reply. I realized I didn’t acitvate the automatic updates because on my current version I can allow multiple free packages but I think this doesn`t allow re-sellecting the same free package again
It seems to be ok when tested locally, please try testing this as a new user - the free package should be deleted when it’s last listing is added, while with this option un-checked the free package remains in the account with zero limit (blocking re-selection this way).
Any ETA when this will be implemented? my site is also running on the idea of X Free listing per month which resets automatically next month. Is there anything we can do as a workaround meanwhile? I was hoping that membership plans would have field for restricting amount of listings - Then I guess this feature would work.
Unfortunately there’s no ETA yet but there’s a possible workaround in the current Paid Listings version, you can set the expiration period to 1 month and allow re-selecting free packages in settings. This way free users will be able to add or renew only 1 listing per month, if they want to keep 1+ listings they’ll have to purchase a premium package.
I did what you suggested, but what “allow re-selecting free packages” does - It allows to select package unlimited times.
Ex. With Free package I allow 2 listing with expiration 1day
User fills out “add listing” form
Selects Free package ( 2 listing per day)
(go to user menu => Packages => Free package still has 1 listing left (OK)
User posts second listing on the same day (OK)
(go again to user menu => there is no menu item called Packages anymore -looks like the package is de-activated)
User starts to fill out “Add listing form”
Free package is again offered to user - which he can select and gets another 2 listings on the same day and so on.
so “allow re-selecting free package” means that user can simply post unlimited time without any time restriction. Is there no check that if the package has not yet expired it should not allow re-selecting the free packages? Please support - I really need this function for my website