After creating and assigning the billing plans assign your chatrooms you are ready to start monetizing your user base. Getting started with Premium Chatrooms
Echofin provides two ways to charge a user, the In-App billing form and the Checkout URL.
The in-app billing form appears as a paywall in front of a premium chatroom's timeline.
The user is prompted to select one of the billing plans that were enabled for the In-App purchase. The user's billing details are submitted to the team owner's Stripe account. Upon successful charge the chatroom gets unlocked and the user is granted the permissions that are defined in the underlying billing plan. (Dashboard → Chatrooms → #Chatroom Name → Permissions → Billing Plan Name)
The checkout URL is a branded landing page presenting a billing form where the user can purchase access to your chatrooms. The Checkout URL can be embedded in websites, posted on Twitter or it can be sent out to users by email. There are two types of checkout URLs, the Chatroom Checkout URL and the Billing Plan Checkout URL.
- Chatroom Checkout URL: The billing form provides all the billing plans that are enabled for the specific chatroom.
- Billing Plan Checkout URL: The billing form provides only one purchase option, the underlying billing plan.
In both cases, the user is granted access to all the chatrooms that the billing plan is assigned.
Chatroom Checkout URL
The Chatroom Checkout URL navigates the user to a branded landing page with a billing form. The form provides all the billing plan options that are enabled for Checkout with the underlying chatroom. To select which plan will be visible in the Checkout URL for a specific chatroom please navigate to Dashboard → Chatrooms → #Chatroom Name → Billing.
The Chatroom Checkout URL can be found in the Dashboard → Chatrooms → Shopping Cart Icon. The link can be embedded in websites, posted on Twitter or it can be sent out to users by email.
An example Chatroom Checkout landing page looks like the following.
The background image, logo and button color can be branded from the Dashboard → Branding → Team Pages section.
Billing Plan Checkout URL
The Chatroom Checkout URL navigates the user to a branded landing page with a billing form. The form provides only one billing option, this of the underlying billing plan. The link can be found in the Dashboard → Billing Plans → Shopping Cart Icon.
When a user purchases a billing plan then all the chatrooms that are associated with this billing plan are unlocked.