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How to create a subscription for a service (non-physical product)
How to create a subscription for a service (non-physical product)

Learn how to create subscriptions for digital services

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Written by Adriana Pope
Updated over a week ago

STEP 1 - Create your Product on Shopify for your Service

Make sure you have a product for this service on Shopify, or else please create one.

PRO TIP: When creating a new product on Shopify, make sure:

  • Product Status is set to ACTIVE

  • For Inventory, you have more than 0 quantity OR are not tracking quantity

  • Product has a price that is not $0

STEP 2 - Create Subscription Plan on Ongoing

Create a subscription group with a subscription plan. Add the service product.

Step 3 - Add Subscription Widget

  • From Ongoing, click Getting Started

  • Step #2 will tell you how to add the subscription widget to your specific theme.

    By default, the subscription widget will display a one-time purchase.

  • If you want to remove this, go to the product on Shopify, and check the box that says "only allow purchase of this product as a subscription.

  • After marking the product on Shopify as a subscription-only product, my product now looks like this.

How Do I Remove the "One-time Purchase" option from displaying?

Follow these instructions here.

How Do I Change or remove the text (such as "subscribe & save", "delivery every", or "subscription plans" ?)

For 2.0 Shopify Themes, follow these instructions here.

If you don't have a 2.0 Shopify theme, click here.

Already created a subscription plan using Ongoing and now just need to connect it to the product?

Great, follow these instructions here.

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