For more details, check out other article What are anchor billing dates?

QUICK FACTS

  • Currently you can create an anchor date on a new subscription plan.

  • Editing/Adding an anchor date to an existing subscription contract, is a new feature coming soon.

  • Cut off dates is currently not available, like "order by the 20th, and get this box". New feature coming soon

  • Here's how it works: If a merchant has an anchor date on the 1st of the month, and a customer subscribers on October 31st, The customer would get charged on October 31st and again on November 1st the next day because the anchor date is the 1st of the month. The merchant would send them the October subscription product, and then also the November product as well.

  • This may or may not work for you depending on your type of product and process.

  1. From Ongoing, click on Subscription Groups

2. After you enter a group name, click on Add Plan

3. Select Show Advanced

4. Click box for Custom anchor date

5. Enter an Anchor Billing Date, which is the date customers will be charged on.

Click Save

Note: The delivery and billing must be the same to use anchor billing dates.



What are the different types of anchor billing dates?

  • For monthly billing intervals, you'll pick a Day of the month for the anchor

  • For weekly billing intervals, you'll pick a Day of the week for the anchor

  • For annual billing intervals, you'll pick a Anchor Month & Day of the month

Are Cut Off Dates Available?

Shopify does not currently have "cut off dates" like "order by the 20th, and get this box".

So the way it works is like this. If a merchant has an anchor date on the 1st of the month, and a customer subscribers on October 31st, The customer would get charged on Cctober 31st and November 1st the next day because the anchor date is the 1st of the month. The merchant would send them the October subscription product, and then also the November product as well.

This feature might work for you, if this above scenario sounds good to you.

Can I edit the anchor date of an existing subscription contract?

Not at this time, but we are building it in. Coming soon to Ongoing.

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