This registration process that I am setting up is turning out to be a real challenge!
In another thread, I explained that I am building a website which sells paid memberships for premium content. The registration process I have so far is this…
Step 1: Create Account
Step 2: Activate Account
Step 3: Sign TOS
Step 4: Make Payment
Unfortunately, I have to add a little more onto the front end for this to make sense to people, and I’m unsure of how to do this.
Why do I say this?
Well, first of all, before anyone is going to agree to sign up for a subscription, they need to know what they are buying!!
In addition, it was always my plan to add a “splash page” which briefly explains to people why my registration process is a little more complicated.
That being said, this is what I was envisioning…
- In the mast of every page I have a Login link and a “Subscribe” button.
- The user clicks on “Subscribe”
- I display a 3-pane page showing the different subscription types…
- a.) Basic Access
- b.) Premium Access
- c.) Premium Access + Free eBook
- The user choose a subscription plan and chooses “Next” (or something like that)
- I display a simple page basically saying, “Hey, we need to verify your email and get you to sgn the TOS because we are trying to build a professional online nevironment where people respect one another…”
- The user clicks “Continue registration”
- And then my 4 steps above would kick in.
I don’t think adding the two additional pages is too bad, but here is where I am more concerned…
If you choose the “Basic” or “Premium” subscriptions, you click a button and then it’s off to the “Disclaimer” page.
But if you choose “Premium + Free eBook”, then I need to take you - at the very least - to a page showing you a catalog of all eBook available. And then once you choose your free eBook, then I have to take you to the “Disclaimer” page…
Does that make sense?
I’m afraid I’m going to lose people if they choose that last option.