Subscription programs like Amazon’s Subscribe and Save or Chewy’s Auto-Ship are extremely convenient for customers. Who doesn’t want to save money and not have to worry about reordering? They are even better for store owners, as it is an easy way to encourage repeat business. We’ve had quite a number of requests for this kind of functionality in Pinnacle Cart, so we went ahead and build it! This model great if you have a product that customers tend to re-order monthly – bath and body products, vitamins, pet supplies and food. Buy Boxes are also now a trend, where a company sends a random selection of products from their store every month.
Here’s how it works
On the admin side you can define different types of offers and subscription periods that are available. You can set a discount for each order (subscribe and save 5% on every order) or give a free month (subscribe and get the 5th month free). You can set the order periods (typically every 4 weeks). Here’s a screenshot of our demo cart:
After you have created all of the available offers, you can select which offers are available for each product via an ‘Auto Ship’ section on the product detail page. Here’s how that looks:
On the customer side, auto-ship will appear as an option on the product detail page:
Customers can order subscription products and one-time order products together, but the discount will only apply to the subscription products.
Once an order is placed, admins can view/edit the subscriptions via the admin area, and the customer can manage their subscriptions via their ‘my account’ area:
You can easily add products, remove products, change quantities, skip a delivery or change the delivery date:
The orders are automatically processed on the next shipment date, and will appear in the admin area just like a normal order. The customer’s saved credit card is billed automatically as well. If their card fails billing 3 times, the automatic shipment will be cancelled and an email will be sent to the customer. If the customer updates their billing information, the automatic shipment will be resumed.
Requirements and Customization Options
- This module requires Pinnacle Cart 3.8.x
- You need an Authorize.net CIM account
- Colors and styles will be modified to match your theme
- We can further customize the options for your specific store (adding an additional offer type for example). Just provide us with the specs and we can price it out.
- The cost is $995 installed
Interested? Drop us a line and we can set you up with a demo!