Take the 2-minute tour ×
User Experience Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for user experience researchers and experts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

What would be an appropriate Icon that could be used for Subscribe or Subscription. A subscription meaning; where a customer must pay a subscription price to have access to the product/service.

share|improve this question

closed as off topic by Charles Wesley, JonW Mar 29 '13 at 19:14

Questions on User Experience Stack Exchange are expected to relate to user experience within the scope defined by the community. Consider editing the question or leaving comments for improvement if you believe the question can be reworded to fit within the scope. Read more about reopening questions here.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

    
Would this icon appear instead of the word 'subscribe' or in addition to? –  Meredith Emily Mar 29 '13 at 18:10
    
Would like both ways, I would like to use the subscribe icon on my admin pages as well, so will anyways require an icon alone. But yes, I would like to use it both ways. –  Abishek R Srikaanth Mar 29 '13 at 18:14
    
Sorry, but icon requests are off topic for this site. There's a section specificity about this in our FAQ where you can get more info about why this is the case. –  JonW Mar 29 '13 at 19:15

1 Answer 1

The problem with having a subscribe button without the word 'subscribe' is that there is no standard icon for this. The only subscribe icon I can think of is the RSS feed subscribe button: rss icon

which obviously wouldn't work in your case.

What you are describing sounds more like a "Join" situation. Have a look at other companies that offer services for a monthly fee (ex: Zipcar, Adobe Creative Cloud).

To answer your question though, there is no standard icon for this, so you should probably include the word 'Subscribe' or 'Join' wherever the button appears if you can, because it's just not something people will recognise if it's just an icon. If appropriate you could use the shopping cart iconshopping cart, but this doesn't usually make sense unless you offer multiple products, and may be confusing for something you pay monthly for. If you happen to include an icon along with the text, and do this consistently, it may be OK to use just that icon in some places.

If this is an important call to action (if it's the way they buy your product, it should be) you need to make sure it's as clear as possible.

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.