You can duplicate an existing membership package to create a follow on package from a previous year's fixed date package - or to replicate a package 'based on the date of purchase'.
Click on the membership module within your admin area to see a list of your current membership packages. In the image below you can see that the packages are separated by 'fixed date' and 'date of purchase' memberships.
The 'duplicate' function is found by clicking on the blue 'options' button to the right of the membership package - shown in the image below:
Other options available here are the 'availability' functions - to make the package, hidden, invite only or archived.
Click on the 'duplicate' link to create a copy of the membership package and the following overlay will appear:
You have the option to import the active members at this point, by ticking the check box 'import my active members'. To create a duplicate package without importing the active members, uncheck this box before click on the 'yes' button.
After the onscreen confirmation 'duplication Successful' - you will see the package has been copied, with a number (the number represents the amount of copies you have made to-date).
The 'adult' package has been copied and is shown below as 'Adult Copy 95'
You can change the name to reflect the new year's details (e.g. Adult 2018/19) by clicking anywhere along the row to open the new package and clicking on the 'edit package' button to make that change. Scroll to the bottom and click on 'save' when you have finished editing.
Note: If you have duplicated a membership package with 'Lapsed' members showing in the original package - these members will not be imported during duplication. To import lapsed members from a previous year's package - follow the 'Importing from an existing package' process into the duplicated package. You will be able to import both lapsed and active members at the same time following this process.