Today, we present you a robust tool that allows implementing the subscriptions and recurring payments functionality on an ecommerce site – the MageDelight Subscribe Now Pro Magento 2 extension. Many online shoppers prefer buying products that they regularly use on a recurring basis. The MageDelight solution offers extensive settings for configuring subscription products so that you can provide your web store visitors with a seamless purchase process. Besides, due to the support of various payment gateways, you give your clients more freedom in choosing the most suitable payment option. Below, we dive deeper into the Magento 2 subscription module’s functionality and explore its backend and frontend interface.
Table of contents
- Subscription configuration for a wide range of products;
- Flexible subscription options on the frontend;
- Ability to put one-time purchase and subscription products in one cart;
- Management of subscription profiles in the customer account;
- Ability to store multiple credit card details;
- Ability to store multiple shipping and billing addresses;
- Email notifications on the creation of new subscriptions, subscription updates, and failed transactions;
- Order creation for subscription products from the backend;
- Analytical dashboard for tracking subscriptions;
- Advanced reports with statistics on product subscriptions and subscribers;
- Compatibility with over 100 payment gateways due to Magento Vault;
- Support for offline payment methods;
- Availability of e-wallet for subscription orders;
- Multi-lingual support.
The MageDelight Subscribe Now Pro extension drastically improves the shopping experience on an ecommerce store by allowing customers to buy products and services on a recurring basis. The recurring payment model is mostly applied to newspapers and magazine subscriptions and other products that come in new editions, as well as daily usage goods, like toiletries, water, pantry staples, and others. With the MageDelight tool, you can track which items customers prefer to buy regularly and offer subscriptions for a wider range of products.
The MageDelight subscriptions and recurring payments Magento 2 module enables merchants to create flexible subscription plans in line with their business model and provide customers with lucrative conditions for buying products at regular intervals. One of the options is to let your website visitors select the start date of their subscription. Also, online shoppers get the possibility to purchase regular and subscription products at the same time. Moreover, it is possible to change a billing interval and subscription start date on the shopping cart page.
Another improvement to the frontend user experience is the management of subscription profiles under a dedicated tab in the customer account, where registered users can check all created subscriptions. The MageDelight recurring payment Magento 2 module allows customers to skip, pause, and cancel particular subscriptions whenever necessary. They can also modify the number of purchased items, payment intervals, and billing and shipping addresses for each subscription separately.
As for store administrators, they can leverage advanced tools for managing subscriptions in the backend. The Subscribe Now Pro extension allows creating orders for subscription products from the admin panel, which is not possible with default Magento. Another beneficial admin feature is the ability to define the maximum number of products available for a subscription order.
Furthermore, the MageDelight module provides an informative dashboard for tracking subscriptions. The dashboard gathers statistics on the number of active, paused, and complete subscriptions, as well as orders of subscription products. Besides, you can understand which of your subscription products are most popular among customers using the subscription report interface. Moreover, the subscriptions and recurring payments module by MageDelight comes with advanced reports that let you track and analyze orders for subscription products during specified time intervals and plan stock replenishment for required items.
Due to the Magento Vault integration, you can offer your customers a wide range of payment options. The Subscribe Now Pro extension supports some of the most widely used payment gateways, like CyberSource, Stripe, Authorize.net, Braintree, Paypal Payflow, First Data, Moneris, and others. Besides, the subscription and recurring payments module by MageDelight supports offline payment methods, such as Cash on Delivery and Check/Money Order. Thus, you provide customers with the flexibility of payments, improving their user experience and increasing loyalty to your store.
Moreover, the extension is compatible with MageDelight eWallet for Magento 2. This payment option enables customers to use their e-wallet balance to pay for products purchased on subscription, including the possibility to pay in installments. E-wallet also allows payments without saving credit card details, making the purchasing process smoother and more convenient. Also, note that MageDelight offers integration with other eWallet extensions on request, as well as customization of other integrated payment gateways.
Now, let’s explore the Magento 2 subscription and recurring payments extension’s functionality in more detail by looking at its backend interface.
The settings of the MageDelight Subscribe Now Pro extension are located under Stores -> Settings -> Configuration -> MageDelight -> Subscribe Now.
The module’s configuration is divided into 4 tabs: General Configuration, Product Subscription Configuration, Product Subscription Email Configuration, and Pro Settings.
In the first tab, you can see the current version of the module installed on your store and enable the subscription functionality. Next, you create subscription intervals with a specified type (Day, Week, Month, or Year), number of payments, and labels. Here, you can also set the maximum number of failed payment attempts that will suspend the recurring profile.
In the same tab with settings, you select payment gateways and shipping methods that will be allowed for subscriptions. Besides, you decide whether to allow customers to update billing cycles for their subscriptions and update the next occurrence date.
Then, decide whether to allow customers to change their billing and shipping address and specify the number of days before the next payment that will pause updates in the customer profile. Next, you can enable using a product’s current price when placing an order on subscription. The “Send Reminder Of Occurrence Before” setting lets you define the number of days before an occurrence for sending email notifications. Also, you can specify the period for sending an e-wallet topup reminder. Here, you can also set cron job frequency and start time to generate orders for subscription profiles.
In Product Subscription Configuration, you specify the maximum quantity of subscriptions per product. Here, you can also type in a custom text shown next to products available for subscriptions on the product listing page, as well as header and content for subscription summary block on the cart page (if it is enabled). You can also enable free shipping for subscription orders and decide whether to let customers skip, pause, and cancel subscriptions in their profiles.
The following section lets you choose an email sender and template for sending notifications to customers on the new subscription, subscription update, subscription failure, subscription and e-wallet topup reminders, as well as subscription order and order renewal.
Besides, you can specify addresses for sending email copies.
The last tab in the MageDelight subscriptions and recurring payments Magento 2 module’s configuration allows admin users to select a chart and time interval used in the analytics dashboard by default and define its colors (mono and multi-color options are available).
The MageDelight Subscribe Now Magento 2 module allows configuring subscription options on a per product basis. After selecting a product from your catalog, scroll down to the “Subscribe Now” tab and enable subscriptions. Other settings let you choose the product purchase option (subscription only or both one-time purchase and subscription) and discount type (Percentage or Fixed). You can also specify a discount amount (or set its percentage) and initial fee on the product subscription. Next, you can configure billing options: decide who defines the billing period (store admin or customer), set the billing period, and specify the number of billing cycles.
Then, select when you want the subscription to start (Moment of Purchase, Defined by Customer, Last Day of Month, or Exact Day of Month) and decide whether customers will be allowed to update the next subscription date. Besides, it is possible to enable a trial billing period for the product, select its interval, and define a trial billing amount and the number of occurrences for the trial cycle.
The analytical dashboard available with the MageDelight subscriptions and recurring payment Magento 2 module includes 3 tabs: Subscription, Orders, and Amount. For each report, you can select a chart type and period for which data will be generated.
Below the chart, you can check the following statistics for a selected period:
- The number of lifetime subscriptions
- The number of active, paused, and complete subscriptions
- The number of active subscribers
- The number of active trial subscriptions
- The total number of subscription orders in overall orders
- The most recent subscriptions (with a subscriber’s name and item)
- The best-selling subscription products (with a product name and SKU and number of subscriptions)
With the MageDelight Subscribe Now extension, you get access to advanced reports that let you analyze product-wise and customer-wise subscriptions, as well as plan future inventory.
The Product Wise Subscription Report shows the names of products in the subscription, subscriber count, and the number of active, pause, and cancel subscribers for a particular period.
The customer-wise subscriptions report has the following look:
As for the Future Products report, it allows you to view the order quantity and number of subscriptions per product for a specified time interval. Note that data export via CSV is available for each type of report.
In the next section of this subscriptions and recurring payments Magento 2 extension review, we will show you how the backend configuration options affect the user experience on the storefront.
For products available on a subscription basis, you can add a label informing customers about the possibility of buying subscription products on the category page.
On the product description page, customers can choose various subscription options depending on the ones configured by admin. In the example below, a website visitor can select the most suitable subscription period and set a start date of the subscription. There are other subscription details displayed on the page, such as the maximum number of billing cycles allowed for this product and a discount amount.
In the shopping cart, customers get the possibility to change the subscription interval and start date. Also, note that the Summary section includes details on the customer’s subscription plan.
MageDelight Subscribe Now Pro for Magento 2 adds a new tab to the customer account area – My Subscription Profiles. Here, your clients can view the list of their existing subscriptions.
By clicking the “View Subscription” link in the Action column, a customer can check more detailed information on a subscription profile. Besides, it is possible to skip, cancel, or edit a subscription.
The MageDelight Subscribe Now Pro module provides a comprehensive toolset for configuring subscription products on a Magento 2 store. The extension provides store admins with a user-friendly backend interface, allowing them to set all required options and manage products on subscription with ease. At the same time, customers can select various options for their subscription profiles and use the preferred payment methods at the checkout. As a result, you enhance customer experience on your web store and motivate them to make more purchases. As a store owner, you get new possibilities for increasing your profit and optimizing your product inventory.
As for the module’s cost, it has quite a high price tag – $999. However, considering the powerful features of the MageDelight solution, it is worth paying this amount of money. Besides, you get free lifetime updates and 90 days of support. Also, note that now the company is selling its bestseller with a 50% discount, so you can get it for $499.