What technical requirements or configurations are necessary to enable product subscriptions or recurring orders on WooCommerce
When it comes to selling products online, using a subscription or recurring order model can be a great way to increase revenue. On WooCommerce, you can easily offer product subscriptions and recurring orders to your customers. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the best methods for setting up subscriptions and recurring orders on WooCommerce.
Subscriptions and Recurring Orders with WooCommerce
WooCommerce provides an easy way to offer recurring billing/ payment products and services on your website. With the WooCommerce Subscriptions extension, you can easily setup subscription products that charge customers on a scheduled basis, such as monthly or yearly. You can also offer variable subscriptions and multiple subscription packs to customers. And, customers can easily upgrade, downgrade, or cancel their subscriptions from their My Account page, making it easy for them to manage their subscriptions.
Creating a Subscription Product
To create a subscription product in WooCommerce, start by going to Products and click “Add New”. Select “Subscription” from the product type dropdown menu. Enter your product’s name, description, images, price, and other settings on the “General” tab. Then go to the “Subscription” tab and enter your subscription details, such as the subscription start date, billing interval (how often the subscription payments will be charged), length of the subscription (how long the subscription will last), and other settings. When you’ve finished, click “Publish” to make the product available for purchase. If you’re offering multiple subscription packs, you can also add them from the “Subscription” tab.
Selling Variable Subscriptions
If you’re offering variable subscriptions, such as monthly and yearly subscriptions for the same product, you can use the WooCommerce Subscriptions Variations add-on. This add-on allows you to add multiple subscription variations to a single subscription product, making it easy for customers to choose the subscription option that’s right for them.
To further enhance your subscription products, you can use the WooCommerce Subscriptions Force Sells add-on. This add-on allows you to create “forced subscription” products, which require customers to purchase a subscription in order to purchase other products. You can also use the WooCommerce Subscriptions Pre Orders add-on to offer prepaid subscriptions, and the WooCommerce Subscriptions In Cart Trial add-on to offer free trial periods for new subscription products.
As you can see, WooCommerce makes it easy to setup and manage subscription and recurring orders on your site. If you need help getting started, or want to explore the additional features mentioned here, Free Spirits can help. We specialize in WordPress projects, including creating custom WooCommerce Subscriptions solutions. Visit our websites www.freespirits.gr and www.fspirits.com to learn more, and to book a free consultation.