The subscription option is a great way to improve your business. It helps with getting more loyal customers and transforming one-time products into monthly subscriptions. That is why you should know - will Shopify offer subscription service? In this article, we take a closer look at their services and explain what options are available.
Does Shopify offer subscription service?
The key point here is that Shopify does not store any credit card information. Because of this, they don’t offer a subscription service. The only solution to this is to use external applications. As a matter of fact, there are quite a few solutions to choose from.
Recurring payment & orders
Recurring payment & orders is an easy to navigate solution that helps in selling subscriptions. Their main advantage is that they offer a free plan! Also, it allows your customers to edit their payment plans by themselves. In other words, they can simply add or remove payment plans or update addresses and profile information without contacting your business. In order to do that, they simply have to log into PayWhirl Recurring Payments.
Subscriptions by ReCharge
This option comes with additional fees, but it also offers more features. Such as “Subscribe & Save”, that allows you to provide a discount to new subscription customers or auto-delivery options. The monthly fee is $39.99 per month. Also, ReCharge has a convenient system for subscription boxes. It has configurable delivery and additional functions, such as cut-off dates, inventory forecasting and order management. Moreover, your customers can log into your store and manage their subscriptions. This way, ReCharge prevents subscribers from cancelling by giving them the control to update delivery dates.
This option has a $19.99 monthly fee and is the only option for a mixed cart subscription. In other words, it allows subscriptions on individual products, an entire cart or one-time and recurring products (mixed cart). Also, your customers will be able to manage everything about their subscription. What is more, you can use a button or a link to sell your subscriptions outside of your Shopify store. For example email, social media, blogs, etc.