Subscriptions that ship on a different schedule to billing e.g. pay annually, ship monthly.
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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Prepaid Subscriptions commented
It's a pity that the forum turned into a spam trash heap :(
But in case you are looking to solve your problem with Subscriptions, you can take a look at the new plugin - Prepaid for WooCommerce Subscriptions.
It would help you ship products on a different schedule to the recurring payments. And it's on the official Woo marketplace:
Duncan Kendrick commented
Please add this feature, just had to use AutomateWoo to create a hacky workaround
Is there any way to split the recurrent subcription in 2, and therefore charge every month while delivering product each 2 months?
Damon Randall commented
This is essential to this product!!!!!! Please, when will this be ready?
I need it too. Thanks
Is there any chance of this happening? Is there anything with more votes not developed? If not why is this not your top priority?
This can be accomplished using AutomateWoo
James Pickles commented
I have this issue now and I am unable to do a project on Wordpress due to this lack of functionality. It's a must have feature for subscriptions. You are losing out a several hundreds of dollars from me alone.
What is exactly the problem here? You guys mentoined in a lot of docs that this is a "very popular" feature request but after 7 years still no proper solution. Why?
7 years for this idea and nothing happened? :O
Seriously.. this is more important than many other things you are currently working on. Please consider implementing this in 2021. Thanks!
Asif choudry commented
agreed with your ideas. definitely deserve a vote.
Caio Pereira Lobato commented
For customers, it is a win situation - less fuzz about constantly managing payments. They might also have acess to discounts, since they are upfronting the money for several orders at once.
For companies, it is great also - we have an advancement of income, sometimes months ahead of actually shipping products. It does wonders for cash flow
Yes, I was thinking the same. It would be great to have this option in the subscription plug-in. Basically, It depends functions are running manual or automated.
EXACTLY!!! How has this not been added yet??? This thread is from 2013. Insane. Almost all Subscription companies would use this
This is exactly what we need. Customers buy a subscription committing them to 3 months, we take the money upfront but want to ship three times on the first of each month. Then when it renews this begins again.
Why is this such a hard thing to do? Just provide an option in the subscription products to "Bill on different terms."
Woo already knows how much the item is, if there are any discounts, and how often it is to be charged based on the subscription product. If the "Bill on different terms" option says "monthly" -- then Woo takes what it already knows, multiplies it by the new terms, and charges a combined payment on that schedule. Update the frontend so the customer knows the schedule they will be charged by. Done.
Instead we have to go through a costly and majorly convoluted process using AutomateWoo for /each and every product/ in order to accomplish this. Having a weekly or monthly subscription service that bills quarterly or annually (for example) should not be some wildly imaginative outlier, but rather standard expectation for anyone wanting to create a subscription service.
Alberto Contreras commented
is this getting added or what?
Yes I agree. This needs to be an option as 99% of subscription companies offer this and will help run efficiently.