Subscriptions and Recurring Payments Posts

Subscriptions and Recurring Payments 1.3 – with new product types and payment methods!

We continue releasing updated versions of the Subscriptions and Recurring Payments extension from aheadWorks. Today we are glad to present the new version of this module where some MORE payment methods you requested in our forum have been implemented:

  • PayPal UK/ PayPal Payflow Edition
  • SagePay/Protx


New Gateways


Moreover, now you can create free subscription products and allow your customers to subscribe to zero-price items – for example, free monthly catalog with discounts and new products.

Besides additional payment gateways, we have implemented a new product type support – downloadable – in the new version of Subscriptions and Recurring Payments extension! You can convert downloadable product into subscription and afterwards sell it as downloadable as well as subscription simultaneously.

Unfortunately native Magento possibilities don’t allow setting up shipping cost for separate products and product types. A new option available in Subscriptions and Recurring Payments since version 1.3 allows you to specify global shipping cost for all your subscription products or define per-product shipping price for every item individually. We stand for configurability, and you?

The next new feature added is the Delivery Date & Notice aheadWorks extension support. Such integration implies that the “Postman Notice” field is replaced by “Delivery Date” and “Delivery notice” on the checkout. Your customers will be definitely glad to have an opportunity to specify the date for the product to be delivered.


Checkout Page


The updates touched upon the alerts as well. Now you can set them up more precisely and define the store where the subscription has been made. Don’t want the alert to be active but will need it later? A new Status option lets you enable or disable alerts at any time you like and avoid their frequentative deleting and creating again.


New Alert


Also a number of bugs have been fixed in Subscriptions and Recurring Payments v.1.3 and some of them are the following:

  • First period price is not applied while changing payment method
  • Wrong category page price
  • Converted product price is shown if subscription price is null
  • Guests can’t place order
  • Gateway error on submitting invoice with
  • Subscription Periodicity was changed after the first rebilling at PayPal
  • Incorrect information in “Last order state” column
  • If product has only one subscription option, it can be added to cart from category page

Please find the complete changelog on the Subscriptions and Recurring Payments page.

Subscriptions and Recurring Payments – now with ArgoFire Payment support

Today we prepared for you the news which will definitely highlight your spirits in the end of the workweek – the release of new version of the Subscriptions and Recurring Payments extension! The special thrill here is that the software’s collection of payment methods has been enriched with ArgoFire Payment!

Now your customers can pay for purchases using any of the following methods:

  • ArgoFire Payment
  • PayPal Website Payments Pro
  • ePay
  • Check
  • Money Order
  • Saved Credit Card
  • Zero Check-out

Please find more information about this software on the Subscriptions and Recurring Payments page.

We are still waiting for the ideas what payment gateways YOU require! Visit our forum and request the payment processor you need!

Subscriptions and Recurring Payments – new version and new user guide!

Today we are ready to announce 2 pieces of good news about the Subscriptions and Recurring Payments extension!

The first one is that User Guide is available to download from the extension page. The guide will make the work with Subscriptions and Recurring Payments much easier. In addition to covering all moments of the extension functioning – module configuration, managing subscriptions, subscribers and subscription products, etc. – you will find out how to manage subscriptions for customer’s part.

The next important point is the release of new version. The extension works more stable now as the following bugs were fixed:

  • It’s available to add product to cart from grid view even if product requires subscription options
  • Magento clears quotes after N days and subscription loses billing and shipping addresses
  • ePay 0.00 transaction payment fee is displayed on order page for recurring orders
  • Subscribers list exporting error

You can find the complete changelog and download the User Guide from the extension page.

Subscriptions and Recurring Payments 1.2 released!

Today in advance of Christmas and New Year we are happy to present a new version of the Subscriptions and Recurring Payments extension. We hope that this release will be as warmly accepted by you as the previous one because new features implemented in Subscriptions and Recurring Payments make the extension work in the very way YOU wanted and required:

PayPal Website Payments Pro integration
The list of payment gateways available in the Subscriptions and Recurring Payments extension has been enlarged. Now you can allow your customers to pay for subscription products using one more popular payment gateway – PayPal.

Magento Enterprise Edition support
Subscription products and services are inaccessible option for Enterprise-based store owners no more! The new version of aheadWorks extension is now officially compatible with Magento Enterprise and can be installed and used on any Enterprise-based store.

New variable
Now you can make your notifications even more informative with the subscription.next_payment_date variable! Use it in your template for alerts and remind your customers about the date of the next payment!

The new version also includes fixing of some minor bugs:

  • Order Item template contains subscription even if no subscription selected
  • Transaction emails are saved but not selected after alert edit
  • subscription.getSubscriptionUrl()
  • In subscription events between 2010-01-01 and 2010-01-04 the year is treated as 2009

To find more information about Subscriptions and Recurring Payments – available payment gateways or complete list of features – please visit the extension page.

We are still waiting for the ideas what payment gateways YOU require! Visit our forum and request the payment processor you need!

Subscriptions and Recurring Payments – is available now!

This release seems to be the most expected, and today there is a serious reason to rejoice – Subscriptions & Recurring Payments with support is finally released!

Of course, the fact that this popular payment gateway has been implemented in the Subscriptions & Recurring Payments Magento module is extremely notable itself, but you shouldn’t think that it’s the only advantage of the new version. The following features and minor bug fixes make the extension even more flexible and stable than before:

  • Reworked email templating system for alerts
  • Custom order status for subscription activation
  • Access lists support for Periodicity, Subscriptions list and Subscriptions alerts
  • Subscription products can be included in CSV export
  • If no subscription price, 0 is displayed at frontend
  • Attempt to view empty subscribers list crashes Magento
  • Minor bugfixes

Want Subscriptions & Recurring Payments right now? Find it on the extension page!

We are still waiting for the ideas what payment gateways YOU need! Share your requirements with us and they have good chances to be implemented in the nearest future.

By the way, the PayPal payment gateway is on its way and will be available in the next version.

Subscriptions and Recurring Payments 1.0 released!


The Subscriptions and Recurring Payments extension by aheadWorks extends Magento abilities further – now you are able to sell accept recurring payments and sell subscription products! Ever wished to have memberships on your site? No problems – this extension can handle that. Dreamed about having subscriptions for your physical products? This can be done as well!

A host of advanced features makes Subscriptions and Recurring Payments an ideal tool for those who deal with subscription products and want to manage them efficiently and in no time. If you sell products that are usually bought with a certain periodicity (bottled water, pills, detergent, pet food), the Subscriptions and Recurring Payments extension is exactly what you need. You don’t loose anything – simple products still can be sold as usual products with ability to subscribe. But once subscribed, customers become your regular consumers – what can be better?!

In Subscriptions and Recurring Payments the following features have been implemented:

  • Adds new product type – subscriptions
  • Ability to convert simple products to subscriptions in just 2 clicks
  • Simple product can be sold as simple or with subscription option at the same time
  • Delivery support with notice to postman
  • Flexible interface for creating subscriptions periods
  • Customizable subscription periods – any day of week can be excluded
  • Delivery pre-charge offset – does not allow to request delivery immediately on the purchase day
  • Alerts on different types of subscription events
  • Per-product period types customization
  • Configurable shipping per product
  • Easy-to-use customizable customer interface
  • Subscriptions list and statistics in the admin area
  • Subscribers listing in the admin area
  • Subscriptions statistics and management in the customer area
  • Optional first period price, can be different from the normal price
  • Membership support – moving customer to a specific group on subscription or unsubscription
  • Configurable guest checkout
  • Payment methods:
    • ePay
    • Check
    • Money order
    • Saved CC
    • Zero checkout
  • Integrated into standard Magento template – looks and acts like a native code
  • Easy 2-minutes installation
  • Meets Magento programming practices for most versions and customizations compatibility
  • 100% open source

More payment options are on the way – vote for the payment gateway you need in the comments of this post!

Find more information on the extension page.