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    Some time ago there was a discussion requesting Micro Pay & Credit buying functions. I was wondering if this is being implemented and how soon. Am getting requests for this. Can you give me any ideas as to how to do this?

    Previous discussion:
    FOUND AT: http://dukapress.org/blog/2010/12/16/what-would-you-like-to-see-in-dukapress/

    January 2, 2011 at 4:05 am
    Hi, I’d really like a micropay type option, where I could ‘sell’ customers the ability to put any amount (like $20 credit) in their account and then pick up items over time that add up to the amount on account.

    January 2, 2011 at 1:59 pm
    Wow, this is pretty interesting. Could you flesh out the idea some more? Thanks.

    January 2, 2011 at 2:05 pm
    I think there are some carts that offer this kind of “credit buying”, my 2 cents is to have a membership approach, where people will need to create a profile, and then buy credits so that the cart may tie in the purchase with an existing email account that’s already in the system.

    January 3, 2011 at 1:38 am
    They’d need an account anyway, because I want them to be able to download what they buy over and over again, but a membership–at least the membership plugins I’ve seen–would tie them into receiving a certain thing (access to a member area with premium content, for instance), whereas I want them to be able to choose what they spend their credit on.

    January 3, 2011 at 1:36 am
    Thanks! I like being interesting.
    I sell ebooks. Most of them are a reasonable price, between 7 and $12 depending on length. However, I’d like to start selling shorter works, but if I were buying them, I wouldn’t want to hit my bank account up for 75 cents here and 2.50 there. I’d rather have credit on account so I can put in 20.00 and buy 15 short stories over time. It could work like a gift certificate, except the credit would go to the buyer rather than to someone else. Fictionwise did a lot of business with their micropay system, but they’ve shut it down, so I think there’s a niche that needs filling.

    Eva Isotalo
    January 2, 2011 at 4:08 pm
    Excellent idea!



    I remember this idea! We haven’t really gotten to doing it though.

    To achieve it you’d need:
    -To create a record attached to the users which would show how much he/she has prepaid and is unused in his account.
    -When they pay by PayPal, the amount goes into the above record.
    -It can then be used to fund purchases

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