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Social Networking Websites

A Social Networking website is one that offers customers assistance with meeting and communicating with other customers or members of the same website. Customers of a Social Networking website are typically able to create a free member account that allows the customer to sample the website's services. Exclusive website social functions only become available after a customer agrees to pay for services. Social Networking websites typically offer customers both single and recurring billing options and customers typically agree to be billed at regular intervals to maintain services from the website.

To start accepting payments from your customers, ask yourself the integration questions below.

Are your pricing options set correctly?

Customer pricing options are the individual and specific payment details, including price and product description, offered to your customers from the customer payment form. You can create and modify the customer pricing options on your account from within the CCBill Admin Portal.

Are your customer payment forms set correctly?

You can create and modify the customer payment forms on your account from within the CCBill Admin Portal.

Would you like your payment forms to look like your site?

You have ability to create and use a custom payment form that matches the look and feel of your own website. If you would like to use a custom payment form instead of the standard payment forms, you can do so by following the instructions in the video demonstration, or sending an email request to escalate@ccbill.com.

Is your account configured to update member permissions correctly?

Most Webcam websites allow customers to create free member accounts and collect member information prior to sending customers to a payment form. Following the completion of a customer payment the customer's member data is updated with purchase information including the customer's member data and the product purchased. If your website needs to be updated with member data immediately following the completion of each customer transaction then you may need to complete one or both of the following items.

  • Does your website need to be updated immediately following each customer transaction?

    The Background Post is a feature of our customer payment form system that allows variable information to be sent through the payment form back to your website. The Background Post is a separate data push containing customer data that is not transparent to customer traffic. By configuring and using the Background Post you will ensure that your website's customer data is updated in real time following each customer transaction.

    WebHooks, an alternative to The Background Post, is a simpler, faster and easier add-on feature that provides a real-time push of data to your URL, thus providing you with a greater array of post types to which you can subscribe.

    For assistance with configuring and using the Background Post, please take a look at our video demonstration.

    NOTE: The Background Post function requires you to develop software on your website designed to capture and store customer data immediately following each customer transaction.

  • Do you need to regularly collect customer transaction data?

    The Data Link Extract System helps you by letting you access customer information such as cancel dates, recurring billing dates, subscription status, subscription model and more. You can use this information to manage your members during the life of the subscription purchased.