Subscription-based selling is a business model where a customer pays multiple payments over fixed time intervals for prolonged access to goods or services. It’s a great way of generating residual income with recurring payments.
It can help you retain your customer base and maximize the lifetime value of customers. With the subscribed customers, you know how much to stock the inventory for the coming month. This system can also help you project your next month revenue.
But, how do you enable these features on your ecommerce store? This is where WooCommerce Subscriptions comes in.
WooCommerce Subscriptions – Default features and where it falls short!
WooCommerce Subscription offers standard features like setting up weekly, monthly or annual subscription for specific products, offer free trials and collect sign-up fees, multiple billing schedules, synchronized payments, automatic rebilling etc.
But, is it perfect for your subscription business?
WooCommerce Subscriptions is indeed a great extension but one size doesn’t fit all. Despite its myriad features, every business has its own requirements. You need features that take your business to the next levels. Here are the features we think that WooCommerce Subscription lacks.
As we said earlier WooCommerce Subscriptions is a great extension but the default features won’t suffice to the needs of your online store. To serve the ever demanding customer base you will need to look for different options. Please mention what other features you would love to see for WooCommerce Subscriptions and you can always approach us for the aforesaid features.
WooCommerce alone with millions of download now powers over 28% of online stores. And that implies a lot of ecommerce stores competing online to attract buyers. To create an ecommerce store that stands out from the competition and generate sales requires strategy, creativity and hard work.
The best part of WooCommerce is that it’s incredibly customizable just like its main platform WordPress. We can leverage this attribute of WooCommerce to customize default features and pages to increase conversion rates.
You may wonder what you should customize and how to do it without disturbing the performance of the site. We have concluded here few customizations to enhance your store’s functionality and ease the buying process which in turn can boost your sales.
Key page customizations on WooCommerce
There’s always a great opportunity to customize your WooCommerce store to achieve higher conversion rates. Whether it is to display products in a unique way on the products page, adding user inputs or special requests to the cart, we’ve got you covered. Here are the customizations you should consider for your store.
Products page customization
- Offer your customers to add custom data on the product page while they are adding the item to the cart
- Let customer calculate the shipping charges on product page itself
- Dynamic pricing calculations
- Update the variations on the cart page
- Showing custom input data along with product
- Shipping customisations as per the cart rules including extra charges if any.
- Additional cart fee
Checkout page customization
- Adjust the positions of billing and shipping fields
- Shipping calculations and customisations
- Payment gateway customisations
- Customs payment gateway
- Convert to multistep checkout
My account page customisations
- Offer your customer a custom dashboard where they can easily manage the orders, subscriptions and account details.
- Customised listing of subscriptions and orders
- Custom end points of Woocommerce
Customizing your WooCommerce store under a tested and planned strategy can reveal great results over time. But, customizing the store without hindering performance & avoiding bugs can be a daunting process. Of course, it always helps to be working with an experienced developer, who is there to get the work done & comes up with great ideas for your store.
Are there any other customizations you would like us to mention? What customizations are you planning for your store? Let us know!