Recapture now available for all merchants on Shopify

Recapture helps stores increase revenue by increasing customer retention, engagement, and driving initial and repeat purchases for subscription-based businesses. Recapture's abandoned cart recovery for Recharge customers allows users to send targeted offers with higher save rates. Segmentation gives users the ability to identify low/high-value customers to offer discounts to maximize recovered cart revenues. Recapture also provides options for winbacks to bring back subscribers who left, and upsells, post-purchase emails to encourage one-time purchases to upgrade to subscriptions to obtain reoccurring revenue.

How does it work?
  • Easy Email Setup
Campaigns come pre-configured out of the box, so setup time is minimal.  Get started in under 5 minutes.  For those who want more customization, Recapture supports full HTML editing and has a rich drag-and-drop editor that is easy to use.
  • Several Options to Boost Revenue
Abandoned cart emails have been proven to boost revenue by 10% or more on average. Winbacks and Upsells allow users to see even higher long-term returns.

Where can I learn more?

To get started or learn more about Recapture’s Recharge integration, check out this page and visit Recapture’s support documentation here.


Green Shipping Protection by Corso available for all Shopify merchants

Corso provides both carbon offsets and shipping protection to Recharge brands through Green Shipping Protection, a free Shopify app. 

How does it work?

In case of a shipping issue, Corso's concierge team will connect with the customer within one hour to resolve the issue in the form of:

  • replacement order within 24 hours (brand gets 100% of the reorder revenue)
  • refund to the customer

Customers also have the option to:

  • offset 100% of the shipping carbon on their subscription orders
  • add Green Shipping Protection to their orders to protect against carrier mishandling
  • offsetting their last-mile shipping carbon

All last-mile shipping carbon will be offset through our partner Cool Effect, whose carbon offset projects have been carefully vetted and verified. Merchants can track their carbon offset data within the Corso dashboard.

Where can I learn more?

To get started or learn more about Green Shipping Protection by Corso's Recharge integration, check out Corso's blog post and visit Corso' support documentation here.

RetentionEngine available for merchants on Recharge Checkout

RetentionEngine is a no-code cancel flow that retains customers with personalized treatments and predictive analytics.

How does it work?

RetentionEngine lets the merchant build a dynamic and personalized cancel experience in order to retain subscribers, capture insights/ data on churn, and then provides a path to proactively mitigate churn. Merchants can set personalized treatments for customers based on their reason for canceling, their lifetime value, product ID, or when customers signed up. Treatments include discounts, FOMO, gifts, one-click pausing, plan/product swaps, and more. 

Where can I learn more?

To get started or learn more about RetentionEngine, check out our blog post, walkthrough video, and visit RetentionEngine's support documentation here.

Peel Insights available for all Shopify merchants

Peel Insights is an automated customer analytics platform that helps Shopify merchants grow faster by making it easy to see what’s happening and why. 

How does it work?

The integration allows Recharge to pass merchant’s subscription data into Peel’s platform, providing better data segmentation and insights. Peel users can now connect to Recharge and gain instant access to 41 subscription metrics, allowing merchants to accurately analyze subscription data such as:

  • subscription metrics by cohorts
  • post-purchase revenue data
  • duration of active subscribers
  • segmentation by locations, products, or subscription types (cancellation reason, day of the month, order frequency, pre-paid, etc.)

Where can I learn more?

To get started or learn more about Peel Insight’s Recharge integration, visit Peel’s support documentation here.

'Collections' API resource is now available!

All merchants using v2021-11 of the Recharge API can now access the 'Collections' endpoint resource to manage their collections, a powerful way to group products. 

Using this new API resource, merchants can create/edit/delete collections with simple API calls for actions such as: 

  • Create, update, and delete a collection
  • List collections
  • List products in a collection
  • Bulk add products to a collection (up to 250 products)
  • Bulk Delete products from a collection

Additionally, merchants using the Recharge Theme Engine can also personalize subscriber experience in the customer portal by only presenting collections that are best suited to a customer's existing subscription products.   

To learn more, please visit our API reference docs.

Improved handling of failing webhooks!

All merchants using Recharge webhooks will now benefit from a webhook management update that reflects industry best practices on the identification and handling of webhooks that are failing. 

The update includes several enhancements such as: 

  • removal of webhook after 20 failed retries to prevent inundating your webhook endpoint (since no messages will be received from Recharge for a failing webhook)
  • system-generated email alerts when failed delivery attempts are detected and/or the webhook is removed after several failed delivery attempts.

To learn more on how to address failing webhooks, please review our support documentation.

RechargeSMS: Redesigned Onboarding Experience!

RechargeSMS has a completely redesigned onboarding experience, featuring a streamlined walkthrough process, SMS status indicators, and UI elements built to make activation guided, friendly and fast.

What’s new?

  • Short and sweet — We’ve reduced the process to 2 main stages + one-click activation
    • Enable Features, Format Products, & Activation
  • New UI Element — A guiding companion to get merchants through onboarding (and more - coming soon 😉)
    • Explains each step and reinforces with feedback
  • New Status Indicator (red, yellow, green)
    The new Messaging Limited (yellow) status will inform merchants that they only have a test segment on - they need to turn on their opt-in to activate, offering more clarity on service status.

How does it work?

  • When a merchant installs RechargeSMS, they will be greeted by a new UI element that sits at the bottom left of the screen, inside the sidenav. They can move through onboarding by clicking the CTA at the bottom.
  • They can enable our recommended features with just a click or explore on their own.
  • Merchants will be prompted to import their products and format titles.
  • Lastly, they can either turn on their opt-in to activate SMS or start with a test segment first.
    • RCS and SCI stores at this stage see slightly different UI

Please visit our documentation to learn more: Support Article

Avalara available for merchants on Shopify Checkout

Avalara is a tax calculation and filing software that integrates with Recharge on Shopify and BigCommerce. However, we have not yet approved its use until now for merchants using Shopify checkout for subscriptions & merchants who've converted to the new Shopify checkout.

What’s new?
We’ve tested Avalara on Shopify checkout using Shopify's own integration and determined both checkout and subsequent recurring charges both fetch tax and report tax correctly in Avalara.  We’ve also validated that stores who've converted from Recharge to Shopify checkout or recently migrated to Shopify checkout are able to use Shopify's integration with Avalara to fetch tax on checkout and recurring charges.  Stores who've converted from Recharge to Shopify checkout or migrated to Shopify with customers on another payment platform can additionally using our own Avalara integration to fetch tax on migrated/converted recurring charges.

How does it work?
Stores that have launched on Shopify checkout should setup Avalara on Shopify only. Shopify has an agreement with Avalara to subsidize the costs of Avalara transactions, hence all Shopify checkout and recurring charges fall under that agreement.

Stores who've recently switched to the new Shopify checkout (either via migration or via converting from Recharge checkout) should setup Avalara on Shopify and in Recharge.  All Shopify checkout and recurring charges will be calculated by Shopify’s own Avalara integration (and billing agreement).  All migrated/converted customers who are billed by Recharge will need to use Recharge’s Avalara integration to fetch tax.  These migrated/converted customers will be billed separately by Avalara (since they do not fall under Shopify's billing agreement).  All merchants still must be on Shopify Plus to use Avalara on Shopify.

Where can I learn more?
To learn more about Avalara and Recharge, visit support documentation here.

What’s next?
Any merchants who are waiting to convert from Recharge to Shopify checkout but have been waiting on Avalara, can now be setup with the integration by support. Please contact support@rechargepayments.com for assistance setting up Avalara Avatax.

RechargeSMS: Cart Opt-in for Shopify Checkout

RechargeSMS is now available for Shopify Checkout! Merchants using Shopify Checkout can now deploy a fully customizable opt-in widget on their cart page, allowing subscribers to opt-in to transactional SMS messages in the purchasing journey.

What's new?

  • A cart opt-in card has been added to the RechargeSMS dashboard for merchants on Shopify Checkout. 
  • After clicking, the cart opt-in card will prompt merchants to enable the cart opt-in and customize the tool. 
  • Once the opt-in has been enabled, RechargeSMS will automatically inject the widget into the merchant’s Shopify theme based on the default placement and colors chosen in the customization phase. 
  • Should a merchant wish to manually change the placement or coloring, a walkthrough video has been created to provide instruction on implementation.

Please note: Merchants who have converted, or are in the process of converting from Recharge Checkout to Shopify Checkout will no longer be able to display the SMS opt-in on their checkout page, and will have to deploy the cart opt-in for their store. 

Current subscribers and tool functionality will not be affected with this launch. The only functionality changing will be where customers can opt-in, in the purchase journey.

Be sure to visit our documentation to learn more: Support Article

New! Delivery Schedule resource now available in v2021-11 of Recharge API

All merchants using version 2021-11 of the Recharge API can now benefit from the new Delivery Schedules resource.

With this new resource, merchants/developers can build creative workflows to plan for future shipments with just a single request. This will reduce complexity and therefore increase the response speed for such workflows.

The resource can return the following information per each future shipment:
  • Individual product line items in the shipment
  • Shipping address
  • Billing address
  • Payment method and
  • If delivery is configured as ‘skippable’
Additionally, the resource can be configured to return information for multiple future shipments per customer based on ‘count’ or ‘time range’. The resource can return any scheduled deliveries within the next 365 days!

To try out this endpoint, check out our API Reference documentation
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