Pay-per-delivery is a subscription plan where customer pays for goods or services per delivery on a recurring basis.
In a nutshell, Pay-per-delivery charges the customers every time a product is shipped to them.
For example, a customer pays $15 every month for a bag of coffee delivered every month
Pay-per-delivery is great for pantry or hygiene items that need to be used on a recurring basis.
Pay-per-delivery is perfect for monthly subscription boxes (where the customer is billed monthly and receives a box every 30 days).
Pay-Per-Delivery Subscription Example
In this example, we created a subscription group called "Pay-per-delivery Subscriptions"
We added two subscription plans to the group.
Monthly Pay-Per-Delivery Setup
For the monthly subscription, the customer pays every month to get a delivery every month. To achieve this, set the delivery frequency & billing to every month.
Weekly Pay-Per-Delivery Setup
For the weekly subscription, the customer pays every week and gets a delivery every week. To achieve this, set the delivery frequency & billing to every week.
This is what these pay-per-delivery subscription plans would look like when we're all done.
How to Tell the Difference between Pay Per Delivery & Prepaid Subscriptions
If you delivery frequency matches your billing frequency, then you have a pay-per-delivery subscription plan.
For example: A pay-per-delivery subscription plan could be:
Delivery every week & billing every week
Delivery every month & billing frequency every month
Delivery every quarter & billing every quarter
Delivery every year & billing every year
The opposite of a pay-per-delivery subscription plan is a prepaid subscription plan.
A Prepaid subscription lets the customer pay upfront for many shipments.
Good Rule of Thumb: If your delivery frequency does not match your billing frequency, then you have a prepaid subscription.