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Set future start date for subscriptions

I don’t know how many businesses could benefit from being able to delay the start date for subscriptions. The model is especially valuable to private education institutes that want to allow early registration for classes that start at a later day.

PLEASE make this a thing. Please.

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Last updated: June 20, 2018


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  1. Kate says:

    Yes!! My business starts weekly deliveries on a set date and finishes 40 weeks later. Customers need to be able to sign up in advance while the first payment is only charged on the first week of deliveries.

    Really need this!

  2. Muhammad Nadeem says:

    Yes same here, I need that solution too. Did you find that?

  3. Aaron says:

    This would definitely be a welcomed functionality! I’m in the same boat, private school needing to allow students to sign up early, but not start payments until a specific start date.

  4. Anonymous says:

    YES! I want this for gift subscriptions to start on a certain special date. I tried to implement this but had nasty side effects.

  5. Marc says:

    We need this too for woocommerce subscription gifting.

  6. Yoanne says:

    I second this. We need to be able to set start dates for subscription.

  7. Nancy Thanki says:

    Hi folks, if you want to see this feature added, please add your votes to the more popular issue for a similar idea here:

    We keep track on all ideas, but prioritise features based on popularity and having all votes on the one ideas helps us do that.

  8. lkraav says:

    Apparently, 2020 brought us an implementation attempt at


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