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You’re probably already selling one-time digital products to your customers. But do you also have products you can sell on a recurring basis to them?
Recurring revenue provides more predictable income and allows you to make better forecasts and major decisions for your business.
The truth is, setting up recurring revenue with your online store might just be the most important business decision you ever make.
Recurring Payments works with the following payment gateways:
We highly recommend pairing Recurring Payments with our Stripe Payment Gateway extension. It’s our most popular premium gateway for Easy Digital Downloads and how this site itself processes most of its transactions.
This is extremely powerful for anyone selling licenses for software, services, courses, all access passes, and more. Streamlined and fully integrated with the Recurring Payments extension, there’s no need for customers to manually return and purchase again.
In addition to Stripe being the preferred payment gateway for Easy Digital Downloads, we are also officially a Stripe verified partner. The Stripe partner program recognizes applications which meet their strict quality requirements and allows us to provide even better services to our customers.
Easily set up recurring payments on any product, including daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, and yearly.
You can easily adjust the recurring periods, the number of times they recur, and how much they cost. Products with variable pricing can have recurring and non-recurring price options.
Deliver automated emails to customers when their subscription is nearing renewal, a renewal has been processed, a subscription has been cancelled, a renewal payment fails, and more.
By reminding your customers about anything related to their subscription you should see a drop in refunds and payment disputes. You can even include reasons they may want to renew, upgrade or subscribe to additional products from your store.
If you sell multiple recurring digital products, your customers can maintain any number of individual subscriptions to each one. This way they can easily cancel or renew as needed from their account area on your site.
Want to let your customers try your product before they’re charged? You can set your subscription products to include free trial periods of any length. Billing details are collected during registration and customers are then charged automatically when the free trial is completed.
If you want to charge your customers a larger up-front payment, simply add a signup fee. For example, to charge subscribers $50 up front for a $20 per month product, just add a $30 signup fee.
With a complete interface for viewing and managing subscriptions, taking care of your customers and keeping an eye on your subscriptions is simple. Search by customer or filter by subscription status such as active, pending, and cancelled.
Select a subscription to drill in and find their payment in Stripe, PayPal, or other payment gateways. Manually change a subscription’s status, add notes and record manual payments with a couple of clicks.
Track your recurring revenue through beautiful, easy-to-read earnings graphs. See a breakdown of new purchases alongside renewal payments to get a better picture of your returning customer sales.
Optionally restrict file downloads of recurring products to just those customers with an active subscription. This way you can ensure customers who cancel their subscription no longer have access to your product downloads until they decide to purchase again or renew.
Discount codes can be set up to apply to the initial payment only or to each and every renewal payment.
Your customers can have a complete dashboard for viewing and managing their subscriptions. After logging in they can view their invoice, update their payment method, cancel their subscription, or even renew recently expired subscriptions.
When used with our Stripe Payment Gateway extension, your customers can quickly update their payment card without needing a store admin to do it.