Currently discounts created in the Ongoing app apply to all future recurring orders.

The ability to create a discount for only the 1st order is a new feature coming soon.

Here's a workaround.

To create a discount on a subscription for the first order only, you accomplish this with Shopify Discounts.

  1. From Shopify, click Discounts

  2. Click Create Discount

  3. Click Amount Off Products

  4. For Method: Click Discount Code, not automatic

  5. For Purchase Type: Click Subscriptions

  6. For Applies to: You can either choose All subscription products in a specific collection (and then choose the collection) or Specific subscription products and then select the subscription products you want it to apply to only

  7. For the Recurring Payments for Subscriptions, choose "Limit discount to the first payment"

  8. Choose a start and end date to make it active

  9. Review the summary and click Save.

Make sure to run a test order and see how the subscription discount works on your current subscription product, especially if you already have an automatic subscription discount that you created on Ongoing on the subscription plan.

To let your customers know about this discount code, you can email it, place it in the product description, and also add an announcement banner to your website.

Note: Automatic discounts do not work with Shopify Subscriptions. However, Discount codes do work with Shopify subscriptions. Ongoing automatically works with Shopify Discount codes :)

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