The settings which you can change in the ‘Plans attached to this bundle’ list mainly determine how plans are to be displayed and made available for subscription by users.
- Selection Type This drop down determines whether this plan will be displayed with a radio box, with a check box, or in a ‘locked’ configuration.
When you have multiple plans attached to a bundle, and these are displayed with radio buttons, this forces users to sign up to only one of the plans. If they are displayed with check boxes, users may choose more than one of these plans simultaneously. When a plan is ‘locked’, then users have no choice – if they sign up to this bundle, they are forced to select this plan.
- Selected By Default The ‘selected by default’ check box determines which, if any, of the plans are selected automatically when you are signing up a user. This should be set to the plan which is going to be assigned most often. For instance, the ‘Broadband plans – capped’ bundle which comes with the demonstration version of Jet has the ‘Medium broadband plan’ selected by default. This means that when an operator is signing up new users to the ‘Broadband plans – capped’ bundle, the box next to the ‘Medium broadband plan’ will already be ticked – they only have to change this if a user wants one of the less common plans.
- Maximum Instances The ‘Maximum Instances’ field determines how many times a user may sign up for a particular plan. Sometimes it makes sense for a user to sign up to more than one ‘instance’ of a plan. For example, if you have a plan providing email addresses, a user may want to sign up to several of these if there will be several people requiring an email address using the service.
However, for some kinds of services/plans, it makes no sense for a user to sign up to multiple instances. For others, it makes sense, but should be discouraged. In these cases, this setting can be used to configure the number of instances a user may sign up for for each kind of plan in a fine-grained way which matches the way you wish users to actually use your services.
- Ordering Index The ordering index determines the order in which the plans are actually displayed on the page when a user is being signed up using the ‘Add New User’ tool.
For example, the ‘Broadband plans – capped’ bundle which comes with the demonstration version of Jet is configured to display the plans attached to it in the following order: ‘Starter’ plan, ‘Light’ plan, ‘Medium’ plan, ‘Heavy’ plan, ‘Extreme’ plan, ‘ADSL equipment’ plan.
This listing order is configured by setting the ‘Ordering Index’ values for each plan as follows:
|‘Starter ‘ plan : 1|
|‘Light’ plan : 2|
|‘Medium’ plan : 3|
|‘Heavy’ plan : 4|
|‘Extreme’ plan : 5|
|‘ADSL equipment’ plan : 6|
If you wanted to keep most of these plans listed in the same order, but to list the ADSL equipment first rather than last, you could change the ‘Ordering Index’ settings here to something like the following:
|‘Starter ‘plan : 2|
|‘Light’ plan : 3|
|‘Medium’ plan : 4|
|‘Heavy’ plan : 5|
|‘Extreme’ plan : 6|
|‘ADSL equipment’ plan : 1|