WooCommerce Subscriptions allows you to add subscriptions capability to your physical and virtual products. You can create and manage products with recurring payments for monthly, weekly or yearly subscriptions, offer free trials or even add signup fees to capture more residual revenue from your store.
WooCommerce Subscriptions Features
Multiple Payment Gateways
Accept subscription/recurring payments with over 25 supported payment gateways.
Manual Subscription Payments
Manually rebill a payment through any payment gateway, along with automatic email invoices and receipts.
Advanced Automatic Rebilling
Automatically rebill a payment when a renewal fails to make sure that you never lose any revenue.
Free Trials & Signup Fees
Add a free trial to your subscription product, configure a renewal price and charge a one-time signup fee as setup cost.
Configure variable subscriptions in a product by allowing your customers to choose from multiple subscription options at checkout. With variable subscriptions, your customers can even choose their own billing schedule.
In order to create a variable subscription, you need to define some variations first (e.g. Billing Period – Week, Month and Year).
Now for each variation configure the subscription price and the billing period (e.g. Week – $15/week).
Store owners can check the status of a subscription in the WooCommerce Subscription management menu (WooCommerce > Edit Subscription). They can also suspend, cancel or modify a subscription such as add shipping, fees, taxes, change the renewal price etc.
Subscriber Account Management
Customers/Subscribers can also manage their own subscriptions from account dashboard. They just need to go to My Account > View Subscription page to suspend/cancel a subscription, update their payment method, address, upgrade/downgrade a subscription etc.
WooCommerce subscriptions allows you to synchronize the renewal payments of all of your customers. This is useful when you only want to ship on certain days of the month or align your customers to the same membership term. You can even prorate the first payment of a synchronized subscription purchase.
Allow customers to switch between subscription variations (e.g. upgrade, downgrade or cross-grade). With flexible proration options, you can also customize the costs of switching to a new subscription product to suit the needs of your store.
Flexible Product Options
WooCommerce subscriptions is flexible. You can make a product downloadable, virtual or physical and charge renewal payments on a weekly, monthly or yearly basis. There are also options to limit a subscription product to one-per-customer and charge shipping only on the initial order.
Allow customers to purchase multiple subscription products in the same transaction. This will automatically group the subscription products to reduce the payment gateway fees and logistical overhead for their future renewals.
Add coupon/discount functionality to your subscriptions. For example, a discount on a customer’s monthly payment/signup fee.
Automatically notify a customer when a subscription is successfully renewed, canceled or expire.
How to Enable WooCommerce Subscriptions
- Download the WooCommerce Subscription add-on from this affiliate link: https://woocommerce.com/products/woocommerce-subscriptions/?aff=2057.
- Go to Plugins > Add New > Upload Plugin from your WordPress dashboard.
- Click Choose file and select the zip copy of the plugin from your computer.
- Click Install Now and Activate.
Capture More Revenue
After you have installed WooCommerce Subscriptions you can start configuring your subscription products to charge your customers every month or bill them for an in-person service provided by your small business.
You can now easily see how many active subscribers you have, when they are being billed, and how much revenue you are generating from your store.