Understanding subscription models
There are many ways to set up subscription models. This guide provides an overview of popular subscription types and how to configure your subscription rules. For a general overview of subscription rules, refer to Creating subscription rules.
Subscriptions with multiple frequencies
When creating your subscription rule in Recharge, use + Add a frequency to add additional choices to the order schedule. Setting multiple subscription frequency options gives your customers a subscription schedule that fits their needs. You can set a frequency in days, weeks, or months.
Charge on a specific day of the month
You can set the day of the month for when customers will be billed. With this option enabled, customers pay for their first charge upfront and their checkout charge will apply to the upcoming month. Their next recurring bill date will happen on the specified date. You must set the frequency to Months to use this option.
Prepaid annual subscription
A prepaid annual subscription means your customers receive the product every month but only pay once per year.
Note: Refer to the guide on Configuring a prepaid subscription to learn more about configuring and managing prepaid subscriptions.
Pre-ordering is not available at this time. Customers must place an order when they are ready to subscribe.
Quarterly subscriptions are possible with Recharge as long as the price of the product does not change. This type of subscription needs to be manually configured with a bulk update.
You can use Recharge's Bulk management tools or the Recharge API to offer quarterly subscriptions.
To set the quarterly dates, refer to the following steps:
- Select Exports from your merchant portal.
- Click Create export and select the Charges - Queued CSV from the drop-down. Enter your date range and email to receive the CSV, and click Create export.
- In the downloaded CSV, create a new column at the right and label it NEW charge date.
- Insert the new order date for each order.
- See Bulk managing charges for steps to complete the charge update.
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