Names and terminology

Account

Accounts are a container for everything that happens in Subsail in relation to a publication. They are usually named after the publication they serve.

Every Subscription belongs to an Account. Subsail users belong to Accounts as Members.

Source

An external online shop where subscriptions are purchased. Subsail automatically pulls in order details (with your permission; you need to set up the connection within your shop admin) and generates subscription data from them, for you to manage within Subsail. Belongs to an Account.

Product

Represents a subscription product in your Subsail (or external) shop. Belongs to a Source.

Subscription

A subscription purchased by a Subscriber.

Order

The method by which a subscription was purchased.

User

A Subsail user in the system. Belongs to one or many Accounts as a Member.

Subscriber

Someone who buys a subscription.