WooCommerce: Understand subscriptions


  • Minimise chargeback risk by clearly communicating the charge amount and frequency to your customers.

  • Ensure customer awareness by sending advance notifications before each payment, for example via email.

Native WooCommerce subscriptions module

Supported payment methods

  • Apple Pay

  • Bancontact

  • Belfius pay button

  • Credit/Debit cards

  • EPS

  • Giropay

  • iDEAL

  • KBC payment button

  • SOFORT bank transfer

Supported WooCommerce Subscriptions features

  • Synchronise renewals

  • Retry failed payments

  • Switch subscriptions

  • Suspend subscriptions

  • WooCommerce: Cancel subscriptions

  • Reactivate subscriptions

  • Manage multiple subscriptions

  • Manage recurring total charges

  • Change the payment date

  • Change the payment method (merchants only)


    Customers can also change the payment method but only when they make a manual payment and any of these circumstances apply:

    • Early renewal

    • Renewal status is "pending renewal order"

    • Renewal payment fails

    Customers cannot change the payment method for an entire subscription. To use a different payment method, they must cancel the current subscription and re-subscribe at the end of the term.

  • Pay for renewal

  • Change the address for one subscription

  • Change the address for all subscriptions

  • Resubscribe

  • Enable early renewals

  • Set next payment date after early renewal

  • Enable automatic renewal