We're in a cycle of renewals for our subscription plans and I thought of something today that would be really helpful.
Currently we have our plans set to expire on August 31. Reminders are sent out over the month before this date, so I need to keep the expiry date set as is. However, when a new member subscribes after May 1 in a given year, our poilcy is to give an automatc extension for the following year (so you'd get 16 months instead of 12). I'm having to go in for each new subscription after May 1 and manually extend their expiry dates by a year.
Could we get an "auto extension" date field implemented in the Plan settings that allows us to set a date after which the plan will renew out for an additional set period of time? Or even better, both an auto extend date setting and a secondary expiry date setting (if the auto extend is used) sso you can adjust the extension length by any amount.
Also, this would need this to work on both renewals as well as new subscriptions. Just today I had a case of a member renewing for the upcoming calendar year, but they'd allowed their their membership to lapse in 2018 so the renewal only gave them until Aug 31 this year. I had to manually go in and adjust it to 2020.
Oh, maybe I've misunderstood how the reminder emails work then.
If someone is on X plan and their expiry is 31 Aug, and I change X plan's expiry date to 31 Dec, would a 30-day reminder email go out on 1 Aug or 1 Dec? I assumed it was locked to the plan expiry, not individuals.
You mis-understood the way the system send reminder. The system does not use plan expiry date for sending reminder, it will use the subscription end date of individual record to determine when to send reminder emails
So you can change plan expiry date without affecting reminder emails, don't worry