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?
Cart widget behavior
Cart widget customization
Checkout customization options
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?
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?
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
Before reading this article, an important distinction to make is that there are a couple of different types of product setups on Subbly. One of the most commonly used are adhoc and anchored. The third one, incoherent setup, can be used with both, but it's important to note that it interacts differently with each one of these and it carries some implications if it's used in conjunction with the anchored.
Main difference between the adhoc and anchored
The key difference between the two product setups is the use of specific billing and cut-off dates. While the ad-hoc setup is not reliant on those, on anchored it's mandatory which can work really well on a monthly basis but there's a caveat when you're looking to set up anchored + incoherent (meaning multiple shipments purchased in advance).
Anchored + incoherent
The cut-off date indeed plays a key role here. When a customer comes before the cut-off date, the shipping dates will be exactly as set in the product setup. While it works perfectly under such circumstances, the issue lies when a customer comes after the cut-off date on an anchored + incoherent.
Given that the cut off date serves as the last date the customer has to subscribe in order to be eligible in order to receive this payment's shipment(s), the situation where the customer subscribes after the cut off date means that the customer's first order will be scheduled for the next shipping period (which can be X months from now depending on your billing/shipping setup).
To further clarity the possible problem, let's take at the following example:
In this particular example subscribing before the cut off date (28th of Oct) will qualify the customer to receive his/her shipments in succession on the 1st of November, April and May. Customer will also be rebilled on the 25th of January as per the quarterly billing setup.
However, if the customer subscribes after the cut off date (after 28th of Oct), his/her shipments will be moved all the way to the next payment period (due to the customer subscribing this period's shipping period) and will be scheduled for the 1st of February, March and April. Consequently, the next renewal charge will fall no earlier than the 1st of May.
This is something we tried to explain as well by adding this small print on the product creation page:
Alternative: Ad-hoc + incoherent
An alternative to this is to set up an ad-hoc incoherent setup, which allows more flexibility in this case. While not being tied to a specific billing or cut-off date, it operates per the shipping dates you've set. (if you have specific shipment dates set).
Most common example is that the customers comes after the first shipment and would like to start receiving as soon as possible! With the ad-hoc, if they missed the first shipment, they simply start from the 2nd one per the product set you have laid out and will not need to wait for the whole cycle to finish in order to start receiving their products.
Since it's a more complicated topic and not quite as straightforward or transparent as other parts of the setup, make sure to reach out to us on the support team 24/7 and will make sure to assist!