A subscription plan is a purchase option.
A subscription plan lets you choose how often a product can be delivered. This is called “delivery frequency” For example, weekly delivery.
A subscription plan also gives you the ability to add a percentage discount. For example, 10% off
A subscription plan allows you to:
Offer various delivery frequencies
Set up customer billing options
Choose subscription discount (optional)
Associate products to these subscription plans
Read our guide, How to create a subscription plan.
A subscription group can have a single subscription plan or multiple (For example: weekly, monthly, and quarterly plans)
Customers will see subscription plans on the product page.
Here's an example of a Shopify store using Ongoing and how their subscription widget looks on the Shopify Dawn theme.
Subscription Plan Example:
Tony sells subscriptions for his coffee online using Ongoing
He creates a subscription group named “Dark Roast Coffee Bag”
In this group, he created three subscription plans.
Subscription plan 1: “Weekly Delivery”
Subscription plan 2: “Monthly Delivery ”
Subscription plan 3: “Quarterly Delivery”
He added a product “Dark Roast Coffee” to this subscription group and clicked Save.
Customers can now buy this product with the subscription options of weekly, monthly and quarterly.