Joined: 30 Apr 2005
|Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:44 am Post subject: Creating Massive Numbers of Products in License Tracker
I've written a small utility to help with setting up ILS and License Tracker. It might be useful for other people so I'd like to share it.
I'm using a system of discounts to create urgency for users to buy. I've done this in the past, and it works very well.
However, to do it, I need to create a large number of products in the License Tracker database. That's simply slow for me, and since I'll be using this same technique again later on (or I might change my mind about something and need to change 10's of product variants), I decided to make things faster by writing a small utility to generate products for License Tracker much quicker.
I've written up a blog post on it with details and the full source code for the utility. You can find that here:
Creating Urgency for Sales with Infralution Licensing System
To summarize the motivation:
* A well planned discount system can significantly increase sales
* Need many "product variants" with different IPN Item Numbers and prices
* Automatically generate increments (product variants) with a utility
The source code is extensively commented, so it should be very easy to customize if you have any slightly different requirements. (e.g. You want to have completely different product names.)
Anyways, I hope that helps some people out some.