Subscriptions that ship on a different schedule to billing e.g. pay annually, ship monthly.

It is very common for companies to allow a customer to pay up front for a subscription and still receive the product monthly. It would be great to have this option in the subscription plug-in. Payment settings and how often the product ships should be separate settings.


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Last updated: August 10, 2013


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  1. sunlight1122 says:

    Tech Gamen offers a unique subscription model where users pay annually but receive shipments monthly, providing convenience and value. This innovative approach ensures customers enjoy uninterrupted access to the latest gaming gear and tech while simplifying their budgeting process. By decoupling the shipping schedule from billing cycles, Tech Gamen optimizes customer satisfaction and engagement, fostering long-term relationships built on trust and reliability.

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  3. filevidmate says:

    customers subscribe to your products or services and pay on

  4. infocentraltexasfarmerscom says:

    This functionality is critical to my business. We sell subscriptions for a CSA, and customers pay for the full 16-week season in advance, then receive weekly veggie shares throughout the season. Separating the billing and shipping components is a baseline requirement for any software to support our business. It’s mind-boggling that this feature was first raised 10 years ago, and still no movement?

  5. smartproductnet says:

    Can’t believe this is still not available. Ironically, Woo has it on their own shop!

  6. farajiluan says:

    In some subscription models, the billing and shipping schedules may differ. For instance, customers might pay for their subscription annually but receive shipments on a monthly basis. This approach allows businesses to offer convenient billing options while providing a steady and predictable delivery frequency for customers. It’s a strategy often employed to balance cash flow and maintain a consistent customer experience.

  7. filevidmate says:

    This is super, super basic functionality for a subscription servic.


  8. Alexander Minakov says:

    Wow I can’t believe Woocommerce took this much requested feature and actually turned it into a separate product for subscription! How stingy is that?! I already pay $239 a year and now I have to pay an extra $79 to get what should be a basic function. Terrible.

  9. metalgaragesuk says:

    Very helpful article for my company! We really appreciate it!

  10. says:

    Great Idea, much-needed feature.

  11. trakcouriers says:

    Trak Couriers offers a unique subscription model that allows customers to enjoy the convenience of receiving their shipments on a different schedule than their billing cycle. With this flexible system, customers have the option to pay for their subscription annually while receiving shipments monthly. This means that subscribers can enjoy the cost savings and hassle-free experience of an annual payment, while still receiving their desired products or services on a monthly basis. Trak Couriers ensures that the shipping schedule aligns with the customer’s preferences, providing a seamless and convenient subscription experience.

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  13. jeffthorsen777 says:

    Thanks a lot!

  14. vidmateappcc says:

    Great Idea, allowing it to be modified will benefit both sides.

  15. julianfamilyfarm says:

    yes I need this….monthly payment with weekly order delivered

  16. henkdegraaf01 says:

    We need this one fast!!!

  17. henkdegraaf01 says:

    Is there such a plugin already?

  18. aamirkhane says:

    Friends, Nice, article and helpful for our team.

  19. Michael Sammer says:

    Is this being worked on yet? I understand that this feature needs to be implemented very thoroughly as there are a few things to consider like cancelling a prepaid subscription with outstanding paid shipments, etc. but it is overdue to be implemented! I saw this plugin is offering what the feature request is asking for: however, with such a core subscriptions feature, I would only trust a plugin developed by WooCommcerce. It has become such a key feature that we are considering switching platform to a provider that can customise and manage such a feature…

  20. filevidmate says:

    This is super, super basic functionality for a subscription service. If I knew this couldn’t be done, I would’ve never purchased. We want to start 3-month, 6-month, and yealry subscription options

  21. mwatson1690 says:

    I want to convert my website: into an ecommerce store using woocommerce and I need guidance on that. Thank you

  22. Gabriel Reguly says:


    I have coded this solution for a customer and can code it again for any person that needs it.


  23. brinkdeveloper says:

    Really hoping this is a feature that’s added soon. We are currently trying to find feasible ways to work around the frustration, as it’s such an essential feature that’s lacking right now.

  24. erwan4dc34b80f2 says:

    Need this so much….

  25. greatballs1 says:

    Having read all of the other comments I am genuinely surprised this hasn’t been built in already.