Do you want to create a subscription plan that expires automatically after a certain amount of time?

Ongoing lets you create subscription plans that expire after a certain amount of billing cycles.

The customer is still allowed to cancel at anytime during that period.

Usage

  • Create a gift subscriptions so people can buy a product for someone else

  • Create a subscription plan that ends after a certain amount of time

  • Let's customers opt out any time, within the time frame

Benefits

  • Broaden your subscription product offerings with gift subscription products

  • Automatically stops recurring charges after a specified period of time

  • Give customer flexibility to pause or cancel their subscription

  • Earn more money with prepaid gift subscriptions

✅ You can create a new product on Shopify just for gift subscriptions, if you want.

⭐️ RECOMMENDED: Prepaid Gift Subscription Example

Sally wants to offer a 3 month gift subscription (Prepaid).

The plan will end after 3 months.

Delivery is monthly & billing will be 3 months paid upfront.

Delivery every 1 month, & Billing every 3 months.

Sally sets up a subscription plan, and clicks Show Advanced.

She checks the box "This plan should expire automatically".

In this example, it will expire after 1 billing cycle.

1 billing cycle is 3 months, so we want it to end after 1 billing cycle.


Pay Per Delivery Gift Subscription Example

Sally wants to offer a 3 month gift subscription (Pay Per Delivery).

The plan will end after 3 months.
The customer can cancel or pause their subscription within the first 3 months.

Delivery & billing will both be monthly.

Delivery every 1 month, & Billing every 1 month.

Sally sets up a subscription plan, and clicks Show Advanced.

She checks the box "This plan should expire automatically".

In this example, it will expire after 3 billing cycle.

Since customer is billed monthly and she wants it to end after 3 months, that would be 3 billing cycles.

Having issues or seeing errors?

If you are seeing an error message when you try to add a gift subscription plan, this means you are creating duplicate plans.

For example, you can't have a 3 month subscription plan and a 3 month gift subscription plan in the same subscription group.

How to Fix: Create a new subscription group just for the gift subscription plans.

Read our blog article "Ongoing Launches Gift Subscriptions" here.

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