Account & Billing
Can I switch between pricing plans? (on Subbly)
Setting up Stripe
Setting up PayPal (through Braintree)
How do I enable Apple Pay & Google Pay?
Setting up a specific billing time
How to connect a domain to your website?
Checkout Only mode
How do I set the currency for my store?
Country of trade setting
Enabling taxes and using tax calculator
How do I export taxes on Subbly?
Can I grant access to more users to my account? (Teams app)
Can I manage the email notifications I receive?
How do I put my Subbly store and website offline?
How do I cancel my trial?
How do I cancel my account?
Checkout & Payments
Setting up the checkouts and customer portal on custom domain
How can I test the checkout and customer login area?
Setting up your branding
How do I remove Subbly branding from the checkout?
How to translate the checkout and the customer portal?
How do I add Terms & Conditions to the checkout?
Do my customers need to register to make a purchase?
Checkout & cart widget behavior
Setting up cart widget
Which parameters are being passed to the checkout on Subbly?
How to enable 3DS confirmation step at checkout?
Setting up multicurrency
How to change the position of the currency symbol at the checkout?
Why are my checkouts not working?
Updating cart widget based on webpage actions
Logo maker app
Designer Tools: Overview
Designer Tools: Layout
Designer Tools: Typography
Designer Tools: UI Kit
Getting started with Dashboard and Apps
Site Settings App
Blank space element
Language Switcher Element
Image Slider element
Button/Product Button element
Sharing Buttons element
Custom HTML element
Region Switcher element
Articles and Article Categories element
Follow Us element
How to change the title for your website?
How to add a cookie consent banner to your Subbly site?
How to create a banner on the website builder?
How to submit your website to Google, Yandex, Bing or Yahoo?
How to embed Instagram feed to my website?
How to create anchor points on your website?
How to set up event tracking codes on your website?
Adding chatbot to your Subbly site
Adding visual effects to your website
Building a page from scratch with Subbly
How to add images and videos to your website?
Configuring SSL for your website
Desktop vs. Mobile versions of a website
Positioning of elements
Why my domain was labeled as HREFLANG?
How to add Trust Pilot reviews to your website?
How to build your own product layout?
Setting up Headers and Footers across pages
Managing visibility settings of Elements and Blocks
How to create a Blog?
How do customers leave a review for my products?
Getting Started with the Website Builder
Basics of the Edit Mode
How to publish the latest changes on your website?
Previewing your Subbly website
Adding and creating Blocks on your website
How to localize your website (create a multilingual website)?
Why do the products go to 404 page?
Create your own categories page on your Subbly website
Product builder wizard
What are subscriptions?
How to create a subscription product?
Understanding cut-off dates
Implications of using Anchored + Incoherent
How to set up non-renewable plans (a.k.a one time subscription products)?
How to set sequential subscriptions in Subbly?
How does the pre-order setting work?
How to set up pre-paid subscriptions?
Setting up commitment period for your products
Setting up trial period for subscription products
How to set up shipping methods for my store?
How gifting works?
How to use gift vouchers?
How to create one-time products?
Using one time products as bundles
How do I edit my product price and billing settings?
Can I set my subscriptions to auto-cancel themselves?
How to unpublish a product?
Setting up funnels
Surveys: Collecting Customer Data & Allowing Customizing of Subscription Price
Setting up surveys
How surveys appear at the checkout (multi-step vs single-step layout)
How do I change the order of my questions/steps and answers on the survey?
Deleting questions, answers or replacing surveys
Survey builder recipes (use cases)
How customers manage their subscription? (Customer portal)
Can I add customer's subscriptions manually?
Customer's Labels Explanation
How to switch the subscription product customer is subscribed to?
How to change renewal date for a customer?
How can I see my customers' preferences?
How to change the shipping address for a customer?
How customers change their password?
Can customers add products to their subscription?
How to process a refund for the customer?
How to reactivate customer's subscription
How does skipping/pausing work?
Handling customer email notifications through Subbly (Templated emails)
Account credit balance
How do I export my customer data from Subbly?
Why my customer wasn't charged?
How to cancel customer's subscription?
Timeline events FAQs
Order Labels Explained
How to filter orders?
Can I create a test order?
How to create adhoc orders/charges?
How to add a tracking number for customer's order?
Why am I not seeing my orders?
Why my orders don't appear in my Shipstation admin?
Growth & Retention
How dunning tool works on Subbly?
Cancellation Offers (Cancellation Flow)
Payment Failure Email
Upcoming Renewal Email
Automations recipes (use cases)
Handling out of stock
Using cart abandonment tool
Setting up the referral tool on Subbly
How to setup affiliate tracking through Subbly?
Adding conversion tracking to the checkouts
How to use the Addons Upsell feature?
Integrations & App Store
Setting up Chartmogul
How to use other shipping services with Subbly?
Setting up Facebook CAPI & Pixel
Setting up Google Tag Manager
Setting up Google Analytics
Setting up ManyChat integration
Setting up Taxjar
Setting up Facebook Login
Setting up Google Auth
Setting up Mailchimp integration
Setting up Drip
Setting up HotJar integration
Setting up Flodesk (through Zapier)
Setting up Zendesk integration
Setting up Pirate Ship integration
Setting up Shipstation integration
How does the ShipStation integration work?
Setting up Bablic
Setting up Zapier
Setting up Klaviyo
Setting up Twilio integration
Setting up Intercom integration
How to edit checkout layout through Google Optimize?
Embed Subbly into external platform(s)
FAQ about Subbly
What countries is Subbly available in?
How do I get help? (How to contact support)
What payment gateways are supported on Subbly?
Stripe vs. Paypal: Which one to use?
How much traffic can the Subbly servers handle?
Pricing plans, pricing structure and applicable transaction fees on Subbly
How and when do we charge VAT?
Does Subbly offer refunds?
Can I use Subbly for POS sales?
How can I migrate my customers from Stripe?
How can I migrate my customers from PayPal?
Does Subbly integrate with any accounting platform?
How to transfer domain between sites on Subbly?
Can customers download files from my Subbly site?
Why doesn't Subbly have a marketplace?
Why my checkout redirects to a different product?
What shipping integrations do you provide?
When do I get paid?
How to use tags?
How can I access my previous receipts/invoices?
How can I send emails to my customers?
Working with Subbly Experts
How to fix 'there is an update' error on your website?
How to use Subbly as a paywall?
- Subbly Help Center
- Why my customer wasn't charged?
Why my customer wasn't charged?
Sometimes you'll get confused on why the customer wasn't charged when you thought they should. There are some common misunderstandings of certain features/situations that can lead to customers not being charged. This article will list some common ones.
Subscription is a gift subscription
The most common occurrence is when a customer has purchased a gift subscription that is set to start at some date in the future!
This is an option with gift subscriptions which are presented to the customer on checkouts and they are able to set a future date when it should occur and the number of shipments for the duration of the total subscription! In that case, the customer's profile will get created and you will be able to see their sub as active and running, but there will be no associated order until the date specified is reached!
You'll also see a couple of tags like "Gift subscription" and "Not started" which are crucial to separating them from regular subscriptions. When this is present, simply check the renewal date specified on their profile in the admin, as this will be the starting date and when they will be initially charged!
The customer's credit card was declined
This one is not as common but can occur from time to time as well.
In this case, there are issues blocking the payment and this is always related to the payment method the customer has on file! Most of the time, it's due to lacking funds or some similar issue, and Stripe issues decline codes which give some context to these if you need to follow up with the customer or simply stay informed about it.
You can always check the reasoning behind it in the transactions section by hovering over the Failed label as in the image below
Your product is out of stock
If you didn't void a customer's payment, but he is not being charged, most probably is because your product is out of stock.
Our system will automatically void the payment of your customer and not let you charge him because the product that the customer wants is no longer available. And you will be able to find these events in the customer's profile timeline.
If that's the case, you would need to update the stock on your inventory. And if the number of stock is above 0, your customer will be charged as usual at the next renewal date.
Stripe rules blocked your customers' payments
There are times when your customers may have financial difficulties, and this can cause the payment to not go through because their credit cards do not have enough funds. You will be able to see this information inside your customer's account in the customer section.
That's why Subbly has a dunning tool for you. Dunning tool will retry to make the corresponding charges in your place.
However, you may come across the following situation, where the payment was declined because the transaction was considered high risk. Note how the label says Blocked, instead of simply Failed.
This can happen due to the rules you have in your Stripe account. In order to solve this situation, you just need to change your Stripe rules so that the following payments can be processed without any problem.