Subscription app on Shopify: A complete guide for 2021 & beyond

by | Oct 8, 2021 | 0 comments

by | Oct 8, 2021

You’re a busy merchant running an ecommerce company, and discovering how to choose a subscription app to help you expand your Shopify store takes time. So I took it upon myself to make an effort for you.

This post will show you how should be a subscription app on Shopify that will help you make recurring revenue while also providing tremendous value to your customers by bringing them the products they want on time and a regular basis.

After reading this post, you will have a good idea of what a subscription app should be like and how to choose the ideal one based on certain key qualities.

 

Why subscriptions is preferred on your store?

When it comes to starting a subscription on Shopify, a monthly plan is the most straightforward option. Because one-month subscriptions are one of the most common delivery preferences, I encourage setting one up.

It’ll also be one of your customers’ most common billing preferences. Pay per delivery is a monthly membership service that delivers and bills the customer. Pay as you go is another name for it. Which items are best suited to monthly subscriptions?

While most items would be OK with a monthly subscription plan, this is not the case for all. On Subscriber, you may establish any form of the subscription plan, such as a quarterly or 6-month delivery, and play about with the delivery and billing frequency to make it whatever you like.

So now that I’ve addressed which items wouldn’t work well with a one-month recurring payment plan let’s look at which products will.

The app should add recurring orders to your Shopify store

This is the portion that interacts with customers. Through the third-party app and Shopify, you can add a product to a subscription.

 

subscription app on Shopify

The app should create recurring orders within Shopify

The app should allow you to create preset subscription-box style packages and create recurring orders within Shopify. Customers can even create their recurring orders from any one item in your store. These can be set to any interval you like, such as weekly, monthly, quarterly, and so on.

Customers should be able to add the subscription products to their cart and proceed through the checkout process as if they were making a one-time purchase. Following checkout, those orders will be processed automatically at the specified date and time, charge to the customer, and be added to your Shopify orders as recurring orders.

The app should not use Shopify’s default checkout but instead, use CSS to secure and alter the appearance of your checkout flow to match your site’s style and branding. Another restriction enforced by Shopify’s API and checkout process is this.

Customers should be able to manage their subscriptions through a portal provided by the app.

The app should allow you and your customers to manage and alter orders in addition to creating and saving them. In addition, customers can manage their subscriptions through the customer portal once they’ve created an account, reducing the need for customer assistance.

subscription app on Shopify

You should be able to customise the appearance of your portal using the app. It can be matched to your visual identity. The amount of control and how you make changes differ slightly, but they both provide more flexibility than you might imagine.

Wrap up

Thank you for taking the time to read my post about Shopify’s Subscription app. I hope you’ve learned a lot about the app and how it can help your business.

Make sure you give “Subscriber” a go now on Shopify and start selling recurring orders. I hope you enjoy using the app I suggested, and please get in touch with us if you have any problems setting up a monthly subscription on your Shopify site.

Would you please leave a comment to let us know how you set up your subscription and how it’s working out for you on your Shopify site?

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