What payment gateways does Virtuemart support for recurring subscriptions
Can I set up recurring subscriptions with VirtueMart?
VirtueMart is an open source ecommerce platform and can be used to create and manage stores for both online and offline businesses. Many businesses are beginning to offer subscription services which allow customers to purchase products on a regular basis. But can these subscriptions be set up with VirtueMart?
The answer is yes, though the details of setting up the subscription can vary from one VirtueMart store to the next. In some cases, an existing plugin or extension might be able to integrate a subscription model into VirtueMart. However, in other cases, custom coding may be needed to generate the exact subscription experience desired.
The most efficient way to handle VirtueMart subscriptions is to use a third-party service such as Stripe, Authorize.net, or PayPal. Each of these services has the capability to set up a subscription and charge customers automatically on a regular basis. Once the customer signs up, they will automatically be charged on the schedule you specify in your settings. This eliminates the need to manually process each transaction.
In addition, some VirtueMart plugin developers have designed plugins specifically for subscription models. These are often flexible and provide the ability to adjust certain settings, such as subscription frequency or grace periods.
No matter what type of VirtueMart subscription you are looking to create, it is important to have a plan for customer support. Duty understanding and handling subscription pricing, grace periods, and any other customer service concerns that arise will keep customers happy and returning to your store.
At Free Spirits, we understand the complexity of setting up and managing VirtueMart subscriptions, and are prepared to help with any project, big or small. To get started on setting up a subscription service with your VirtueMart store, contact one of our team members today.