WooCommerce: Set up subscriptions

Explore how Mollie supports recurring payments for regular billing.



  • Minimize chargeback risk by clearly communicating the charge amount and frequency to your customers.
  • Ensure customer awareness by sending advance notifications before each payment, for example via email.

Native WooCommerce subscriptions module

Mollie supports subscriptions through WooCommerce's own built-in subscriptions module.

Supported payment methods

Customers who buy a subscription from your shop must use a supported payment method to make their initial payment. This authorizes future subscription payments as well.

  • Credit/Debit cards: If your customer initially pays with a credit/debit card, all subsequent payments will be by credit/debit card as well.
  • Other payment methods: If your customer initially pays with any other payment method, all subsequent payments will be by SEPA Direct Debit.

Your customers can use these payment methods for the initial subscription payment:

  • Apple Pay
  • Bancontact
  • Belfius pay button
  • Credit/debit cards
  • EPS
  • Giropay
  • iDEAL
  • KBC payment button
  • SOFORT bank transfer

Supported WooCommerce Subscriptions features

Mollie supports these features offered by WooCommerce Subscriptions:

  • Synchronise renewals
  • Retry failed payments
  • Suspend, switch, cancel and reactivate subscriptions
  • Manage multiple subscriptions and recurring total charges
  • Change the payment date or method (merchants only)
  • Change the address for one or all subscription
  • Resubscribe
  • Enable automatic or early renewals and set next payment date



Customers can also change the payment method but only when they make a manual payment and any of these circumstances apply:

  • Early renewal
  • Renewal status is "pending renewal order"
  • Renewal payment fails

Customers cannot change the payment method for an entire subscription. To use a different payment method, they must cancel the current subscription and re-subscribe at the end of the term.