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
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Designer Tools: UI Kit
Getting started with Dashboard and Apps
Site Settings App
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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
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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
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How to create a Blog?
How do customers leave a review for my products?
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How to publish the latest changes on your website?
Previewing your Subbly website
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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
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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?
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How to reactivate customer's subscription
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Account credit balance
How do I export my customer data from Subbly?
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Order Labels Explained
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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?
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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?
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What shipping integrations do you provide?
When do I get paid?
How to use tags?
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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
- Product builder wizard
- Anchored subscriptions
This is where the product setup can get a bit messy, but only if you don't know what you're doing. For previous reference, you can already see here how to build a general subscription product on Subbly and here how to build simple adhoc variations of the subscription product. In this article we'll explain what we mean when we say an anchored subscription.
What are anchored subscriptions?
To get you more in the Subbly subscription lingo, as anchored subscriptions we take whatever subscription setup that has set rebilling (renewal) date(s) and set shipping date(s), which are completely independent and does not in any way depend on the actual date of the customer's subscription.
How to set this up on Subbly?
Most importantly, the following switch makes a difference between the simple adhoc and an anchored type of subscription on Subbly:
For an example we had above for the meal prep delivery business, the setup on product builder should be as follows:
- First order setup and
- Cut off dates
In our particular case here, following options will do the following things:
Charge immediately and ship on the regular date - will run the charge immediately, regardless of the day of the week and will scheduled the shipment on the first next Saturday, with the next renewal set to the first Monday after that.
Charge and ship immediately - will run a charge immediately and will schedule the next one next Monday, picking the usual Monday-Saturday billing/shipping cadence from there.
Charge and ship on the regular date - will simply queue up the first payment for the first next Monday (no charge will happen immediately after the checkout) and the regular cadence will pick up from there.
You can find the video explanation of how the anchored setup is working below:
What are cut-off dates and how they work?
Cut-off date controls the first next renewal date, ie., it controls what is the latest day when the customer will be able to subscribe in order not to be late for the current period shipment. For an example on using the cut-offs and getting the anchored type of product setup, please see an example below:
- Renewal date: 1st of the month
- Cut off date: 15th of the month
- Shipping date: 25th of the month
In this particular instance, if someone is to subscribe on the 14th of the month, customer will be on time and thus the next renewal will fall on the 1st of the after that. However, if customer is late and signs up beyond the cut off date (for example, 18th of the month) the first next renewal will be pushed for a month to the 1st of the month after the following (so the customer doesn't get charged twice in a short time period of 2-3 days).
It might sound confusing, but the cut offs are indeed simple and very powerful as they will prevent you from billing customers in short time span twice. Thus it's essential for you to get them figured out as well.