Subscription Plugin for WooCommerce is one of the best plugins that can integrate a subscription model eCommerce system into your online WooCommerce store efficiently. With subscriptions, choosing an appropriate payment method is an important decision to consider. The role of a payment gateway in a subscription plugin is inevitable as it authenticates the recurrence transactions carried out in a subscription.
Recurring payments for subscriptions are accepted broadly in two ways:
Most of the subscribers would want the renewals to happen automatically otherwise the subscriber will have to visit the site every recurring period whether it is monthly weekly or yearly to make the respective payment for the subscription to remain active. Any methods used for manual renewals supports suspending, canceling and reactivating subscriptions as well as changing the next recurring amount, payment date and billing schedule.
Once an automatic payment method is configured for subscription, then the successive payments for the recurrences will be taken automatically from the same payment mode unless it is been changed manually by the subscriber or admin at a later time.
Some of the major payment gateways supported by Subscription for WooCommerce plugin are the following:
|Provider||Payment Gateway||Automatic Renewal||Manual Renewal|
|WooCommerce in-built||Paypal Standard||Yes||Yes|
|WooCommerce in-built||Paypal Reference (Additional configuration required)||Yes||Yes|
|WooCommerce||WooCommerce PayPal Checkout Payment Gateway||Yes||Yes|
|WooCommerce||WooCommerce Stripe Payment Gateway||Yes||Yes|
|WebToffee||Stripe Payment Gateway||Yes||Yes|
|Angel Eye||PayPal Payments Pro 2.0 (PayFlow)||Yes||Yes|
|Angel Eye||Paypal REST||Yes||Yes|
|Mollie Payment for WooCommerce||Credit Card||Yes||Yes|
Note: WooCommerce PayPal checkout payment gateway and WebToffee Stripe payment gateway does not support zero payment transactions(trial period or 100% discount options etc).
A store manager or customer can change the status of a subscription like Suspension, Cancellation or Reactivation directly from your store without visiting the payment gateway.
|Provider||Payment Gateway||Subscription Suspension||Subscription Cancellation||Subscription Reactivation|
|WooCommerce in-built||Paypal Standard||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|WooCommerce in-built||Paypal Reference(Additional configuration required)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|WooCommerce||WooCommerce PayPal Checkout Payment Gateway||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|WooCommerce||WooCommerce Stripe Payment Gateway||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|WebToffee||Stripe Payment Gateway||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Angel Eye||PayPal Payments Pro 2.0 (PayFlow)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Angel Eye||Paypal REST||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Mollie Payment for WooCommerce||Credit Card||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Multiple Subscriptions: A customer can add different subscription products to their cart and complete checkout easily.
Recurring Total Modifications: A store manager can manually change the recurring amount charged for renewal payments.
Payment Date Modifications: A store manager can manually change the payment schedule for a subscription, including the expiration date, trial length or next payment date.
Payment Method Changes: Customer: A customer can change the payment method from his My Account > My Subscriptions > Change Payment option. Read more.
|Provider||Payment Gateway||Multiple Subscription||Recurring Total Modifications||Payment Date Modifications||Customer Payment Method Change|
|WooCommerce in-built||Paypal Standard||No||No||No||Yes|
|WooCommerce in-built||Paypal Reference(Additional configuration required)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|WooCommerce||WooCommerce PayPal Checkout Payment Gateway||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|WooCommerce||WooCommerce Stripe Payment Gateway||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|WebToffee||Stripe Payment Gateway||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Angel Eye||PayPal Payments Pro 2.0 (PayFlow)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Angel Eye||Paypal REST||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Mollie Payment for WooCommerce||Credit Card||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Know more on PayPal Standard limitations here.