A subscription-based payment model is a fantastic way to secure a consistent income for your business, while simultaneously pleasing your customers with timed, regular deliveries of their favorite products. Plus, shoppers love subscriptions — they take away the pressure of remembering to place a new order.
Today, you can sign up for a subscription to receive everything from razor blades to video games to hot sauce. With 3dcart, you can set up a subscription service to sell any type of product at an interval chosen by your customers. 30, 60, 90, 180-day subscriptions and more are all possible with automatic recurring billing.
As long as you're using a token-based payment gateway such as Authorize.Net, Braintree, or one of many others integrated with 3dcart, your customer will be billed automatically when the time comes to process their next order. You'll be informed just as if any regular order had been placed, so you can pack and ship the customer's subscription item right away.
Some items just need to be bought frequently. When a shopper needs a product that has to be replenished before they run out, they're always looking for the most convenient, reliable, and cost-effective means of keeping their supply on hand. Whether it's multivitamins, toiletries, disposable kitchen sponges, or any other product that needs regular refills, your customers will appreciate being able to "set and forget" their subscription, knowing they'll never need to remember to order it again.
Customers buy more when there's less friction between them and their purchase. What could be smoother than a subscription with automatic billing? They'll only need to go through checkout once, but you'll make multiple sales from every subscription purchase.
"Boxes" are big these days — a monthly, bimonthly, or quarterly delivery of a special package of randomly-selected or themed items. With recurring billing from 3dcart, you can create your own "Box" product and switch out its contents every time it goes out. This is a great way to get your customers to try samples of new products or get them excited about building a collection. It all depends on the type of products you sell!