How to manage magazine subscriptions with ColdFusion?
Posted on 2004-11-22
Can someone instruct me on how to manage magazine/member subscriptions? We are a consulting firm and are about to embark on a marketing blitz to add members into our organization. Membership will allow them access to numerous things including a subscription to our quarterly publication. We would like to track, manage, send reminders, send newsletters etc to the people who are paying members but are not sure how to go about setting this up. There is a yearly charge for members which will grant them access to our members area of our website (under development) to obtain premium information as well as other services and discounts on products. I am a beginner ColdFusion developer with a lot of basic skills but nothing advanced. I am trying to implement a members only area of our site in which people can sign up for membership and get immediate access to that area. (We already have an online store so we are all set up to accept credit cards etc) Currently, we do offer membership for sale on our site but without a members area. Our members currently get everything except the members only information on our site (which is not set up yet).We want the site to work 24/7 with 90% of the work being automatic. Currently we do everything by hand. Can someone help me out with a solution to my members only area and our magazine subscription tracking? Preferably a solution that would handle both of these concerns. Or can you instruct me on where to go to find help? Thanks in advance for your help!