Subscriptions: The door
to renewable income

Turn your one-time orders into recurring revenue with Poetic's Subscription Management. Many products, consumables and online services can be set up, managed and sold as subscriptions.

Simple integration

With a Javascript widget for customer self-service management and an order API to tap into your existing order feed, subscription with Poetic is easy.



One of the difficult things about running a subscription program is the need to help customers change their delivery schedules, payment methods, and product selections. With Poetic's Subscription Widget you can let the customer take care of themselves. You've got to see this for yourself.


How Poetic Subscription Works

Subscription Flow Diagram
  1. Your system takes the initial orders. This can be an online shopping cart, your enterprise ERP system, channel order systems or any system capable of posting a SOAP message to our order management service.
  2. Payment is authorized by your system.
  3. The order processes and a copy of the order message is sent to Poetic through its SOAP API. This message includes the customer contact information, the order information and a token referencing the payment credentials used by the customer. Poetic sends a notification to the customer welcoming them to the subscription.
  4. Payment is captured and the order ships through your existing shipping partner or through the ModusLink Corporation network of warehouses and distribution points.
  5. The products are delivered
  6. On a scheduled basis, determined by you and the customer, Poetic sends a pre-delivery email notification to the end customer telling them that their subscription order will process soon.

End Customers can make updates to their order, shipping and payment information whenever they need to. They can see their order history and track orders through the Poetic Subscription Widget.

Then, on schedule, Poetic creates a new order on behalf of the customer and that order processes through the distribution system just like the first order did.

Leverage these powerful features of Poetic Subscriptions:

Customers set up subscriptions based on their original orders

Poetic automatically ships products and bills customers on a scheduled basis

Customers can manage their subscriptions through a UI integrated with the shopping cart:

  • Change payment methods
  • Remove items from subscription
  • Change quantities of items on the subscription
  • Change bill-to and ship-to information
  • Change the schedule of the subscription
  • Skip the next delivery

Easy integration with two modes:

  • Turn-key operation hosted by us and completely integrated with our existing systems
  • Using XML and REST-based web services to integrate with our client's web store, order, shipping and payment systems

About Us

Steel Connect, Inc. is a publicly-traded diversified holding company (Nasdaq Global Select Market symbol "STCN") with two wholly-owned subsidiaries ModusLink Corporation and IWCO Direct that have market-leading positions in supply chain management and direct marketing.

ModusLink Corporation provides digital and physical supply chain solutions to many of the world's leading brands across a diverse range of industries, including consumer electronics, telecommunications, computing and storage, software and content, consumer packaged goods, medical devices, retail and luxury and connected devices. With a global footprint spanning North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific, the Company's solutions and services are designed to improve end-to-end supply chains in order to drive growth, lower costs, and improve profitability.

IWCO Direct is a leading provider of data-driven marketing solutions that help clients drive response across all marketing channels to create new and more loyal customers. It is the largest direct mail production provider in North America, with a full range of services including strategy, creative, and production for multichannel marketing campaigns, along with one of the industry's most sophisticated postal logistics strategies for direct mail.

For details on ModusLink Corporation’s solutions visit, read the company’s blog for supply chain professionals, and follow on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. For details on IWCO Direct visit, read the company's blog, "Speaking Direct," or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Google+.

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