Account & Billing
How do I export taxes on Subbly?
Can I switch between pricing plans? (on Subbly)
How can I test the checkout and customer login area?
Can I grant access to more users to my account? (Teams app)
How do I cancel my account?
Setting up Stripe
Setting up the checkouts and customer portal on custom domain
Setting up PayPal (through Braintree)
How do I put my store offline?
Tax calculator FAQ
How do I add Terms & Conditions to the checkout?
Country of trade setting FAQ
How do I set the currency for my store?
Account credit balance
How do I cancel my trial?
How do I enable Apple Pay?
How to connect a domain to your website?
Enabling Checkout Only mode
Checkout & Payments
How do I remove Subbly branding from the checkout?
Why are my checkouts not working?
Can I edit/customize the checkout?
Changing branding on the checkout
How do I set the multi-currency feature?
How to translate the checkout?
How to change the position of the currency symbol at the checkout?
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 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
How to add effects to your website?
How to build a page from scratch with Subbly?
How to add images and videos to your website?
How to configure SSL for your site?
Desktop vs. Mobile versions of the site
Positioning of elements
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?
How to preview my Subbly website?
How to add/create Blocks?
How to localize your website (create a multilingual website)?
How to use Colors tool?
Why do the products go to 404 page?
Product builder wizard
How to set sequential subscriptions in Subbly?
Setting up trial period for subscription products
How to use gift vouchers?
How do I edit my product price and billing settings?
Can I set my subscriptions to auto-cancel themselves?
How does the pre-order setting work?
How to set up pre-paid subscriptions?
What are subscriptions?
How to set up shipping methods for my store?
Using one time products as bundles
Setting up funnels
Implications of using Anchored + Incoherent
Understanding cut-off dates
How to unpublish a product?
How does gifting work?
How to create a subscription product?
How to create one-time products?
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?
Why my customer wasn't charged?
How does skipping/pausing work?
Can my customers add products to their subscription?
How do I export my customer data from Subbly?
How to change the shipping address for a customer?
How to reactivate customer's subscription
How customers change their password?
How to unpause customer's subscription?
How to refund a customer's payment?
How to cancel customer's subscription?
How to pause/resume customer's subscription?
How customers manage their subscription? (Customer portal)
Why my orders don't appear in my Shipstation admin?
How to create adhoc orders/charges?
Can I create a test order?
Orders' Labels Explanation
Why am I not seeing my orders?
How to add a tracking number for customer's order?
Growth & Retention
How dunning tool works on Subbly?
Upcoming Renewal Email
Cancellation Offers (Cancellation Flow)
Integrations & App Store
Setting up Chartmogul
How to use other shipping services with Subbly?
Setting up Facebook CAPI & Pixel
Setting up Google Analytics
Setting up ManyChat integration
Setting up Taxjar
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
How to setup your ShipStation integration
Setting up Bablic
Zapier use cases
Setting up Zapier
Setting up Klaviyo
Setting up Twilio integration
How does the ShipStation integration work?
Setting up Intercom integration
Embed Subbly into external platform(s)
Do you offer refunds?
Stripe vs. Paypal: Which one to use?
How to transfer domain between sites on Subbly?
How can I migrate my customers from Stripe?
What payment gateways are supported on Subbly?
Does Subbly integrate with any accounting platform?
How much does it cost to use Subbly?
Pricing structure and applicable transaction fees on Subbly
How can I migrate my customers from PayPal?
How do I get help? (How to contact support)
How and when do we charge VAT?
Can customers download files from my Subbly site?
FAQ about Subbly
Can I use Subbly for POS sales?
How fast do we respond to your tickets?
Why doesn't Subbly have a marketplace?
Why my checkout redirects to a different product?
What shipping integrations do you provide?
How to use tags?
When do I get paid?
Help people in Ukraine
How can I access my previous receipts/invoices?
How can I send emails to my customers?
How much traffic can the Subbly servers handle?
What countries is Subbly available in?
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 Feb) will qualify the customer to receive his/her shipments in succession on the 1st of March, April and May. Customer will also be rebilled on the 25th of May as per the quarterly billing setup.
However, if the customer subscribes after the cut off date (after 28th of Feb), 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 June, July and August. Consequently, the next renewal charge will fall no earlier than the 1st of September.
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! 😎