It is possible to start a membership on the 1st of the month (or whatever date you like) from the admin side:
Here's how to start a new membership on the 1st of the month.
- Go into the customer's profile and click the button to "Assign a membership".
- Choose the membership from the drop down and set the start date to the 1st of the month.
- Click the button to "Create Membership"
Now the customer's membership will start at the beginning of next month & will renew from that point forward according to the way you defined the membership!
Customers can also select the date to start the membership when they make their purchase online: