Importing from an existing package is useful if you have seasonal membership packages and want to get your members ready for the renewal process.
You should first create your new membership package e.g. Adult 2015.
Now, from within the package, click on the import members button:
Go to import from an existing package and select the package you would like to import from. You can choose to import just the active members or everyone from the previous package.
After selecting your package, click the 'Import' button and once they have been imported click on the 'View members' button in the top right corner.
Your members from your previous package will now appear in your new package. Their status will be set to "pending" until they are sent a payment request and sign up to the new package.