WooCommerce Subscriptions and Alternative Plugins Explained by Logic Inbound

As far as subscriptions functionality goes, you have quite a few options to choose from. Hopefully from this blog post you’ll be able to select a subscription plugin that will suit your budgetary and feature requirements.
By default, WooCommerce allows users to sell products (tangible and intangible) through its platform. These products should have a one-time price, which is set when the product is being added. However, there is no way to offer products that are based on a subscription payment model. Recurring payments simply aren’t built into the default features of the platform.

To enable users who want to be able to sell products or services based on a subscription payment model, there are several WooCommerce subscription plug.

WooCommerce is one of the most popular ecommerce platforms in the market. It powers a whopping 30% of all ecommerce stores around the world, and its growth shows no signs of slowing down. Its platform allows you to create a fully functional, professional and attractive online shop (if you choose the right WooCommerce template). Its feature set is extensive, but there is a glaring omission which might come as a surprise to some.

That’s because WooCommerce does not give users the option of selling products which require recurring payments. Recurring payments functionality is absolutely essential if you want to sell products using a subscription payment model. However, because of WooCommerce’s popularity, there are several plugins that give it the ability to have recurring payments.

The most capable and popular of these plugins is called – rather unimaginatively – WooCommerce Subscriptions. Coming in at $199 per year, it’s on the higher end of the pricing spectrum when it comes to premium plugins, but the functionality it offers might be worth its asking price.

Logic Inbound, a Seattle-based digital growth marketing agency, has recently published an article which goes into detail about the WooCommerce Subscriptions plugin. Along with that, the article also delves into popular alternatives to the plugin, both free and paid.

The need for a sound subscriptions plugin for WooCommerce stems from the fact that subscription-based products are fast-becoming one of the most popular kinds of products sold by online stores today. Most notable of which have to be online courses or tutorials, donations or crowd-funding, memberships and software products with limited licensing periods. Because of this, there is a great demand for a plugin that enables recurring payments functionality in WooCommerce.

WooCommerce Subscriptions, which is sold on the official WooCommerce Extensions Store, comes with lots of features to enable store owners who would like to start selling subscription-based products on their store. Using the plugin, store owners can create products (virtual, physical or downloadable) for which the customer is charged on a recurring basis. How frequently the customer is to be charged can be tweaked using the various settings for billing time and intervals available in the plugin.

The Subscriptions plugin also allows store owners to offer free trial periods to their customers, as well as the ability to charge sign-up fees. The initial amount (sign-up fees) can be charged to account for setup costs.

Another important feature of the Subscriptions plugin is Variable Subscriptions, which allows users to create subscription plans with varying pricing levels. Such kinds of subscription plans are commonly seen on online services such as web hosting. Users can also create discount coupons which will lower the price of the subscription.

All of this promising functionality comes at a cost, and at $199 the WooCommerce Subscriptions plugin is not cheap. However, there is a free alternative to this plugin that budget-conscious site owners can use. This plugin is called Subscriptions for WooCommerce (made by WebToffee) and offers many of the same features that the $199-per-year WooCommerce Subscriptions plugin offers.

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