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14 Jan, 2015 03:03 AM

hello, we are adding turkey and chicken shares to our CSA this year. Since there are quota restrictions I want to limit the amount of these share types. I also want to make these shares available only to people who get a vegetable CSA share as well. is there any way i can limit the amount of turkey and chicken shares then after they are sold out they are gone? so we do not oversell these share types in our season.
Let me know thanks

  1. 1 Posted by qroth on 14 Jan, 2015 02:53 PM

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    Hi Dave:

    There isn't a way to automatically cut off a share at a certain amount. You'll need to keep an eye on signups and manually disable the share type when the desired number of signups is reached. As you received signup confirmations, it will give you a running tally of the number of signups. That should be the easiest way to keep track of how many people have signed up for each share type.

    As for ensuring that everyone has to choose a vegetable share - you'll just leave the "optional" option on the veggie/fruit share unchecked. For both the turkey and chicken shares, you'll want to make sure you do have the "optional" box checked, so the signup process doesn't force people to make an option for those share types.

    Q Roth
    Farmer Support

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  3. Lauren re-opened this discussion on 14 Jan, 2015 04:48 PM

  4. 2 Posted by Lauren on 14 Jan, 2015 04:48 PM

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    Hi Dave,

    You certainly can restrict these shares to only people who have also selected one of your vegetable share options. This is done when you create your member types in the Control Panel (Member Assembler > Configure > Member type). When creating your vegetable member type, you want to make sure that the box next to the selection "optional" is unchecked. This means that choosing an option for this share type is required for your members to be able to move on in the sign up process. This prevents them from just choosing a chicken or turkey share without choosing a vegetable share.

    There is no automatic shut off option for member types. When a member signs up and chooses their shares, those shares are reserved for them until their sign-up times out. Usually the process is quick and they checkout right away, but sometimes people abandon their sign up. We want to make sure that they can resume where they left off, so their membership (and share types) are reserved for 12 hours before they time out. During this time, they are sent emails to remind them to complete their sign-up. Because of this "in limbo" time, we do not have your member types automatically shut off when certain numbers are reached, so that we are sure not to cut off anyone who is mid-sign up.

    However, when a sign up is complete, you will receive and email with your current share counts in it, so that you can keep close track of how many shares that you've sold and how close you are to your limits. When you reach your limits, you can simply disable the membership type (Member Assembler > Configure > Member Type) which will remove it from your public sign up pages.
    Some farmers working with strict type limits, will disable their types when they are close to the limit and then make a note about the remaining number of tpyes (2 or 3, for example) that are left. Those last few people who are interested in those add-on shares are requested to call the farmer directly, so that the farmer can keep closer track and not go over the limit.

    Let me know if you have any questions about this.

    -Lauren, Farmer Support

  5. Lauren closed this discussion on 14 Jan, 2015 04:49 PM.

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