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Accept recurring payments and sell subscription products more easily and efficiently.
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Subscriptions and Recurring Payments by aheadWorks

The Magento Subscription extension provides you with excellent functionality for subscriptions and recurring payments management. You can sell products on a daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly subscription basis with any duration. Offer a magazine subscription for one year with a weekly periodicity or coffee delivery each three weeks. The Magento Recurring Payments extension allows you to continue to sell these products as a one-off sale or let customers buy a subscription.

With the Subscriptions and Recurring Payments Magento module, you can set up prices for each subscription interval and move customers to specific groups upon subscribing.

As soon as a customer subscribes to any item, he/she pays once for the subscription product. All future payments will be created automatically according to recurring profile settings. You can schedule the start day of payments in the admin panel.

The module supports PayPal, Authorize.Net and eWay with its trial periods and initial fees to schedule orders in advance.

Subscription Product

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Offer subscription products

Items with subscription options
Let customers switch over to subscribing for your product instead of making single purchases. Since version 2.x of the module, you can add subscription periods to products of simple, downloadable, configurable, or virtual type.

Subscriptions in My Account
Customers can check the status and periodicity of their subscriptions, get updates, suspend or even cancel the subscription in their account area.

Subscriptions in My Account

Customizable subscription types (periods)

Manage the look of subscription types
Specify the name of a subscription period and define the sequence of its displaying in the frontend. The title will be visible for both administrators and store visitors. It will be displayed as an option with a radio button on a subscription product page.

Subscription Types

Define website where the period will be available
Each subscription type can be applied to one website only.

Period-independent price
You can establish different prices for different subscription periods.

Select the minimal interval (unit) within a subscription period*
* day
* week
* semi-month
* month
* year

Define the number of units in one subscription period
For example, if you want to offer coffee delivery every third week, you should configure the following: minimal unit within a period – week; number of units in a period – 3.

Infinite subscription type*
The module allows customers to subscribe to any product once and receive the delivery forever. The payments will be created automatically. If you want to limit the duration of subscription period, you can specify the number of occurrences of the subscription type. When the subscription period finishes, a customer should subscribe to it again to get the delivery.

Flexible interface for creating subscriptions

Manage subscription start day*
You can define when the payments will start for each subscription type. It can be:
* defined by customer
* moment of purchase
* last day of current month
* exact day of month

Change customer group according to subscription
The Subscriptions and Recurring Payments extension for Magento allows you to move customers to a specific group upon subscribing.

“Only subscription” option
With the help of the module, you can offer products that can’t be purchased as a one-off sale.

Flush all recurring profiles
You can clear all the current subscription data with one simple click. The option is unrecoverable.

Flush All Recurring Profiles

Email notifications

Send automatic email notifications to admin or/and customer to inform about:
* new subscription
* subscription status change
* new order
* subscription period expiration
* next payment

Statistics in the admin area

View subscribers of the required period
As soon as a subscription type is created, a special tab appears in the backend where you can view all subscribers who belong to this period. If no one is subscribed to a subscription type, the section will be empty.

Subscribers of Required Period

Recurring profiles statistics in the admin area
All the payments are processed on the gateway’s side. You can check the following data of the recurring profiles at payment gateway directly in the backend: customer name, date of payments, start date, profile status, etc. Recurring profile can be:
* active
* suspended
* cancelled
* reactivated
* expired

Use payments methods business logic

Main payments methods support
The Subscriptions and Recurring Payments Magento extension supports the following payments methods:
* eWay
* Authorize.Net ARB
* PayPal Express Checkout
* PayPal Payments Pro (Express Checkout)
* PayPal Payflow Link (Express Checkout)
* PayPal Website Payments Pro (Express Checkout)
* PayPal Website Payments Pro Hosted Solution (Express Checkout)
Each website has its own subscription engine which is configured in main settings.

Trial period*
You can adjust one trial period per each subscription type. Offer free trial subscription or define the price different from the ordinary subscription price (these amounts will be summarized at the shopping cart).

Trial Period

Initial Fee*
The module allows you to enable starting fee for any subscription.

* Available settings vary depending on the chosen payment method

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Changelog v.2.2.3

2016-08-31 08:36:17
  • Version number: 2.2.3
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility:, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9, 1.9.1, 1.9.2, 1.12, 1.13, 1.13.1, 1.14, 1.14.1, 1.14.2
+ Radio Buttons/Dropdown frontend selector support added
* "Start date" field validation issue with iPhone Theme 2
* Checkout 'continue' button issue when module output is disabled
* ACL issue
* "Total 1 records found" issue in "Manage Subscriptions" grid

Changelog v.2.2.2

2015-11-18 07:37:04
  • Version number: 2.2.2
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility:, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9, 1.9.1, 1.9.2, 1.12, 1.13, 1.13.1, 1.14, 1.14.1, 1.14.2
* Update aw_lib
* Design for iPhone theme

Changelog v.2.2.1

2015-10-29 12:21:01
  • Version number: 2.2.1
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility:, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9, 1.9.1, 1.9.2, 1.12, 1.13, 1.13.1, 1.14, 1.14.1, 1.14.2
* SUPEE-6788 compatibility issue

Changelog v.2.2.0

2015-09-16 13:52:17
  • Version number: 2.2.0
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility:, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9, 1.9.1, 1.9.2, 1.12, 1.13, 1.13.1, 1.14, 1.14.1, 1.14.2
+ Email notifications support
+ Automatic recurrent profile status synchronization
* Problem with order creation when PayPal initial payment was used
* Error when locale was changed to the one with non-base currency
* Incorrect tax calculation for subscriptions with trial periods
* Taxes on shipping weren't calculated

Changelog v.2.1.1

2015-06-29 07:50:54
  • Version number: 2.1.1
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility:, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9, 1.12, 1.13, 1.13.1, 1.14
* Inability to create a subscription with invalid characters (in terms of XML)
* One Step Checkout compatibility issue: incorrect shipping information on checkout page
* Incorrect price in an order if product qty is more than one
* Subscription product name wasn’t validated
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Does this subscription work / add to the Magento API?

I can use the Magento API to add products to a cart and the like. With this plugin, can I also add subscribable products to a cart and process the order normally? I assume it doesn't add functionality to manage subscriptions for a user via the API.
Asked by: danieldixon
Yes, you can add subscription products to cart and process your orders normally. The extension just offers a new kind of product which is defined as 'subscription' one.
Answered by: Aheadworks
Date published: 2013-10-22

Is this extension supports Eway

Can we use Eway Payment method for this extension?
Asked by: celest2012
Hello! Currently, the Subscriptions and Recurring Payments extension only supports PayPal and Authorize.Net payment methods. We are looking into adding more payment gateways with recurring capability, and eWay is in the short-list. However, no final decision has been made yet, so it is unlikely to be implemented in the nearest future. Thank you.
Answered by: Aheadworks
Date published: 2014-08-16

How to access customer information programatically

I need to have some customers with multiple subscription types, but I need to determine what type of permission (sitewide) the user will have, based upon which subscription they have. I cannot use groups, because a customer can only be assigned to one group, so how can I access the customer's information to determine which subscriptions they have active?
Asked by: derekjurovich
Hello, Derek! Just to clarify: the extension does not have any standard means for external access to its data, so we cannot guarantee the workability of any custom solutions built around subscription attributes. It is, however, possible to extract the desired information from the extension's DB tables. As you hopefully understand, we cannot give any extensive explanations on the matter here. Please, contact our Support service for further guidance. Thank you.
Answered by: Aheadworks
Date published: 2014-07-19

Are there any plans to support Gift subscriptions?

Are there any plans to support Gift subscriptions?
Asked by: mmckasty
If I understand you correctly, you are interested in subscriptions paid by someone other than the recipient. This can be achieved with the current version of the module by stating a required shipping address at the checkout. In case there is a misunderstanding and you are looking for a different functionality, please contact our support team either via phone, live chat or email, we would be glad to provide the required information.
Answered by: Aheadworks
Date published: 2013-10-22

Can you purchase a subscription a a GIFT and notify via email?

Can it create subscription products that can be sent to a recipients email and notify them automatically via email with a redeem code for the product?
Asked by: jwest150
Hello, unfortunately, such functionality is not comprised in our Subscriptions And Recurring Payments module. Thank you.
Answered by: Aheadworks
Date published: 2013-11-02

Are complex subscription options supported?

I have a subscription item with several options. The first option is for subscription length: -Month-to-month -Six Months -Twelve Months. The second option is for item quality: -Average -High -Top -Custom (which will require an additional input) The quality selection will define the base-price and the subscription length option will basically be a modifier to that base-price. Will this extension support my use case?
Asked by: alex_nwu
Hello! I'm afraid our extension handles the item pricing the opposite way: the subscription price is fixed and serves a base price, while the product custom options are added as price modifiers. Thank you.
Answered by: Aheadworks
Date published: 2015-04-25

Convert existing recurring profiles?

I currently use the built in magento functionality for recurring profiles for a few hundred subscriptions. Is it possible to convert those subscriptions over to be managed by your module?
Asked by: austinallen
Hello! Unfortunately, the Subscriptions And Recurring Payments 2 extension does not have any tool for converting or importing the native recurring profiles. The extension will only handle the subscriptions originally purchased through the module. Thank you.
Answered by: Aheadworks
Date published: 2015-04-25

Does This Application Support Re-Occuring Biling & Will Work For SUPEE-6788 Patch?

Hello There, Will this extension support a recurring billing model for a product with custom options? Here is a specific example situation: A customer purchases a digital app subscription through our Magento system set at a yearly renewal. Will this extension Will this extension allow a charge to automatically take place a year later when the customer's subscription ends? Or will the customer have to go back into the system and approve of the transaction? Another question I have is in regards to support for the SUPEE-6788 patch that just came out. Is this extension functional with the patch? I appreciate any feedback you can provide. Thanks!
Asked by: onxmaps27
Hello, Thank you for your question. Yes, Subscriptions and Recurrent Payments allows setting up subscriptions for products with custom options. About automatic billing, yes, the extension allows creating a subscription that will automatically bill customers once in a year. Basically, the extension allows setting up various subscription types e.g. daily, weekly, monthly and so on. The latest version of the extension (2.2.1) is compatible with the SUPEE-6788 security patch. If you have more questions on the module, please feel free to address them to our Help Desk: http://ecommerce.aheadworks.com/contacts/ Thank you.
Answered by: Aheadworks
Date published: 2016-01-09

Payment Methods support

Hi Does this module support my normal payment methods that are already configured, or do you have to integrate directly into them?
Asked by: coffeebox
Hello, the extension works with the supported payment methods only, which are listed on its product page at our store. They are: PayPal Website Payments Pro Authorize.net ArgoFire Payment Check / Money order Saved Credit Card Zero Check-out PayPal Website Payments Pro (UK) / Website Payments Pro Payflow Edition ePay.dk Cash On Delivery Bank Transfer It would be required to customize the module to make it work with other payment solutions.
Answered by: Aheadworks
Date published: 2015-12-10

Can you buy a simple product with recurring payment and a second simple product with another payment method in the same order ?

Magento Enterprise 1.13.1 Recurring payment with Paypal
Asked by: warriorsmile
Hello! Unfortunately, the current version of the extension does not allow to purchase subscription and non-subscription items in the same order. If you have any other questions regarding the Subscriptions And Recurring Payments 2 extension, feel free to contact our support team. Thank you.
Answered by: Aheadworks
Date published: 2014-05-17
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