by Sophie Alvsaker
Posted: Friday 22nd Febuary 2019 | Updated: Thursday 11th June 2020
For setting up subscriptions with WooCommerce refer to this article here: WooCommerce setup
Many e-commerce merchants have discovered that offering a subscription option and auto-shipping products or services on a regular basis to customers can build a phenomenally successful business.
Unlike a traditional e-commerce store where customers make a one time purchase, savvy store owners who offer a subscription option enjoy repeat orders on a regular basis, predicability for cashflow, and greater customer loyalty.
Customers who subscribe to your products or services are highly valuable as you'll be receiving revenue from them on a regular and ongoing basis.
Using affiliate and influencer marketing to attract these high value customers offers a wealth of advantages including:
You'll be pleased to know ShoutOut's Growth and Pro (paid) plans work in combination with subscriptions and auto ship options.
To provide a subscription or auto ship option you will first need to setup a third party App to manage repeat orders.
BOTH OF THESE APPS HAVE BEEN TESTED WITH SHOUTOUT AND YOUR AFFILIATES WILL BE ABLE TO SUCCESSFULLY USE BOTH AFFILIATE LINKS AND COUPON/DISCOUNT CODES TO REFER SALES TO YOUR STORE.
You'll also be able to use all this in combination with ShoutOut's powerful multi level marketing (MLM) capabilities.
ShoutOut also has the unique ability to credit your affiliates for all future sales from the same customer via way of ShoutOut's exclusive 'Lifetime Association' feature.
To activate this option simply enable Settings > Preferences > Lifetime Association and your affiliates will never miss out on their commission on future orders that are generated by your subscription App.
We hope this allows you to better understand how to setup affiliate marketing in combination with subscriptions. As always, if you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us here at ShoutOut.