I would like to be able to sell a monthly/yearly subscription to a service. This service can come with one or more physical products, but these products are only purchased once. I am doing this programmatically through my webstore, so I would like to utilize the Quotations Template Feature as a base, if possible.
I'm exploring different methods of doing this and would like opinions on the best strategy:
Contracts can be managed for the service, but I can't figure out how to put a contract on an invoice like I would if I were adding a product that was defined as a service. There's a place where it says "No order to invoice, create Sales Orders" next to the invoicing table, but I am unclear how these are handled. Creating an invoice requires adding the physical item manually, rather than using the template.
Recurring invoices - I can create a Product that is the amount of the monthly service, but If I make the whole invoice recurring, then the associated physical product is also repeated.
I suppose I could do two invoices, one one-time only for the physical product, the other recurring for the subscription... But would the recurring one have a service or a contract?
In all, this is a fairly confusing scenario, so any help would be appreciated.
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