We have a community with thought leader and pros (making up about 5% of the population) and regular members (95%). We want a tool that will allow us to create a sort of marketplace where members can sign up as a member with specific pros, and then be granted access to that pro’s private group, and the pros could manage the memberships.
To further complicate things, I want to set it up so we retain a small percentage. e.g. We keep ~30% and also absorb the standard $.30 + 2.9% fees so the pro gets 70%.
I’ve seen a few plugins that deal with allowing people to make donations or to pay you one-time or recurring subscription fees.
- ProCourse Memberships
- Discourse Memberful integration
- Discourse Subscriptions plugin
- Subscriptia - Simple paid memberships DEAD??
These are fantastic tools (except maybe that last one ) But I don’t see any that could work for a marketplace/commission type of subscription model.
So the simple answer to my question is probably… it doesn’t exist. Go to the #marketplace?
But I have another followup question which is about a slightly different workflow…
I’m also using Wordpress for our website. I’m using the “Multivendor Marketplace” tool with woocommerce. It’s incredibly powerful and allows me to retain comissions on products/services that members buy.
Would the right path to persue be to get the membership created and managed on that side, and have someone do some custom dev to provision new groups or link members to groups in Discourse, which would then grant access into these private groups?
(and this is may be a dumb question but just to confirm… If I do have private groups, we’ll also need to create categories that these groups have access to and the “category” is where the discussions go down. right?)