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Subscriptions to add one-time payment with a monthly subscription product.

It is very common for companies to allow a customer to pay up front for a subscription and still receive the product monthly. It would be great to have this option in the subscription plug-in. Payment settings and how often the product ships should be separate settings.

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  • Ramesh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We have created a plugin for one-time payment option for a monthly subscription product. It is called WooCommerce Prepaid Subscription.

    I guess i am not allowed to add a link here. You can search for the plugin anyway :-)

  • Nathan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Wow, up to more than 700 votes now! This seems like a totally necessary feature. I imagine anyone selling a physical, monthly product needs this!

  • Andrea commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please add this function so that we can a pay up front for a subscription feature. I have a client needing this and we are using the workaround for now.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Can the developer provide an update for this? I see it's on the feature roadmap for version 2.3, which I anticipated by march of 2018, and it hasn't been released yet. We have had our business launch on hold since November, waiting for this feature. Any rough ETA you can provide would help.

  • Dave commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Our magazine is shipped quarterly for our Yearly subscribers. Really appreciate the plugin so I really hope there's a better way to handle this.

  • Yakov Shasha commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We have a monthly subscription for a weekly newsletter and would like to be able to use the subscriptions extension to handle this.

  • GL commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Need the ability to seperate the pre-payment from the subscription timeline. For example we sell with 3 month payments or pre-pay in full while the actual subscription could be for 10 months of shipping a product or an annual service. this is a basic feature that is missing and needs to be added asap please.

  • Ramesh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We have created a plugin to sell prepaid subscriptions. Interested, please let us know. I am not sure if i am allowed to post links here. You can check the plugin and its feature at

  • Luke commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Heard a rumor you were going to build this in Q1. Is it in the works? Hoping to be able to switch to you but this is a deal breaking function for me.

  • Brian commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please add this functionality. We offer a discount to customers who pay annually in advance for their monthly delivery. The plug-in needs to auto-generate a monthly order for these customers. Thanks.

  • Edward commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I spend hours every month creating an excel spreadsheet for "active" subscribers that have paid for a 3 month or a 6 month plan to my monthly subscription boxes. I then spend some more time importing these cvs files to my shipping software and updating their "completed" order. Is there a simpler way that i can save time or generate new orders for these customers? Is the feature coming soon?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I vote for this times a million!

    The WooCommerce suggested workaround for this isn't compatible with the Mix n Match extension so we can't even do that.

  • Ramesh Elamathi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hey guys

    We have developed a plugin for this. It allows customers to make up front payment while subscribing. They can still receive the product monthly, but wont be charged on a monthly basis.

    If you would like to beta test the plugin and suggest improvements, please do get in touch with me at support (at) flycart (dot) org


  • Chris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    +100 to separation of the payment & shipping schedule into 2 concepts Payment Order Schedule & Product Order Schedule. Must have!!!! On different payment periods this can be achieved currently - such as weekly, month, annual payment - you can use attributes & variations to create payment variants.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This function would be perfect for gift subscriptions. People prefer to pay for a gift once and not every month but they will want it to ship to the recipient every month.

    Please add this feature ASAP as it will make selling gifts (a big feature of our business) so much easier for everyone.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

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