It's becoming increasingly annoying that Shopify doesn't offer subscription payments. Has anyone had any luck with a Shopify expert that could build this out so you don't have to use a third party? Using third party makes the process way more confusing for customers and user experience, especially on the phone. I don't want to go through the work of building a completely new website on a different platform just for this.
Kassey here from the Shopify Guru Team! We do appreciate your feedback on the Shopify platform, and I will be sure to let our team know about your feature request, however - we currently have quite a few apps that would allow you to do subscription or recurring billing charges, like Recurring Orders & Subscriptions by Bold and ReCharge Recurring Billing & Subscriptions - be sure to check them all out here!
I hope this helps, but if you have any further questions - be sure to reach out to Shopify support!
A few weeks ago we've released our new Recurring Payments & Subscription Boxes app for recurring billing feature implementation.
✔️ New Shopify subscription app for selling physical products and subscription boxes;
✔️ Use Shopify Billing API: no extra commissions, no additional billing fee, 100+ payment options;
✔️ Automatic invoices instead of billing.
And what is more important - it's free to use!
Add us to the list of shops looking for an alternative to Shopify due to this. Silly, been 'coming soon' for years.
Referring to apps, in this case, is a hack at best. They need to replace your checkout which then also breaks other third-party apps you have installed, coupons, etc stop working. I love Shopify, but it is certainly not staying current. Couple that with them preventing new merchant payment integrations to push people to their own it's going away from the customer-focused organization that won them peoples business in the first place.