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Spree Product Subscriptions

Spree Product Subscriptions is an extension to let users have time interval based subscription of products in a spree application.

  • This extension allows the admin to create a subscribable product on the Admin end.

  • This product can then be bought one-time or as a subscription.

  • Once subscribed, subscription orders will automatically be created for the user at the selected time interval.


Add spree_product_subscriptions to your Gemfile:

gem 'spree_product_subscriptions', github: 'vinsol-spree-contrib/spree_product_subscriptions'

Bundle your dependencies and run the installation generator:

bundle exec rails g spree_product_subscriptions:install

You can also seed the default data with: shell bundle exec rails g spree_product_subscriptions:seed


  • Admin can mark a product as subscribable on the Admin -> Products -> Edit page. The admin will have to choose the subscription frequencies to be made available for that product.

  • Subscription frequencies are created by default when you seed data. You can also add subscription frequencies through Admin -> Configurations -> Subscription Frequencies -> New page.

  • When user is purchasing a subscribable product, he gets an option to make it a 'One Time Order' or a 'Subscription Order'.

  • When making a 'Subscription Order', the user will have to choose Delivery Interval, Total Deliveries, and Quantity. The first order will be made on checkout and remaining orders will automatically be created for the user at the selected time intervals.

  • The users can check their subscriptions on the 'My Account' page. They can update subscription info, pause or cancel their subscriptions via the Subscription -> Edit page.

  • A cron job needs to be run to process subscriptions bundle exec rake subscription:process This will run the pending subscriptions.

  • A cron job can also be run to notify users of upcoming subscriptions: bundle exec rake subscription:prior_notify This will inform users that they have a subscription that is coming up in 'x' days. The number of days can be changed on subscription edit page.

Here is a detailed article with screenshot http://vinsol.com/spreecommerce-subscription


Be sure to bundle your dependencies and then create a dummy test app for the specs to run against.

bundle exec rake test_app
bundle exec rspec spec

When testing your applications integration with this extension you may use it's factories. Simply add this require statement to your spec_helper:

require 'spree_product_subscriptions/factories'

See It In Action

Youtube Video Tutorial


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compatible spree versions
tags spree versions
master ~> 3.2.0.rc2