Custom Shipping rates for the Checkouts API resource!

All merchants using the v2021-11 of the Recharge Checkouts API resource now have access to all-new capabilities w.r.t shipping rates. 

What's new?

  • Retrieve any applicable shipping rates on the initial API request
  • Add multiple custom shipping rates as a list 
  • Apply any shipping rate from the list of available shipping rates OR
  • Apply custom shipping rate options without needing to retrieve available rates

What does it unlock?

Developers building custom checkout using Recharge API can now

  • build custom one-page checkout flows by submitting all the required checkout data in a single request
  • stack free shipping with another discount by applying free shipping as a custom rate
  • increase checkout conversions through faster loading times by incorporating custom shipping rates into their checkout flow

To get started, please review our API reference documentation

Force Shopify customer account logins

All Shopify merchants can now opt-in to an additional security feature that requires customers to log in to their Shopify customer account before gaining access to their Recharge customer portal. 

Previously this setting was only available based on request and was called `Force customer portal accounts (Shopify - Recharge Checkout only)`. We have renamed it to improve clarity and to account for all Shopify merchants.

Next time you visit your customer portal settings, if your customer portal location is set to `Embedded in platform storefront` you will have the option to enable the `Force Shopify customer account logins` setting under your customer portal control settings. 

How does it work?

  • This setting is disabled by default.
  • When this feature is enabled, we will continue to generate the customer portal URL with the security token as we do today. However, to access the customer portal, the customer will be required to log in to their Shopify account.

    • If the customer is already logged into their Shopify account, they will be redirected to the customer portal.
    • If the customer is not logged in, they will be required to log in before being able to access the customer portal.
    • If the customer does not have a Shopify account, they will be required to create one and log in before being able to access the customer portal. 
  • Theme Engine out of the box support will be available in a future release. In the meantime, Theme Engine users can contact Recharge Support to get the files they need to use this feature. 
  • Note: It is important to ensure your Shopify account settings are set to optional or required.

To learn more, visit support documentation here.

Cart attributes now supported with Shopify Checkout!

All merchants using Recharge with Shopify Checkout Integration (SCI) now have the ability to capture/manage cart attributes (also referred to as ‘order attributes’). 

Cart attributes are custom form fields that merchants can use to request a variety of information from customers during checkout. With Recharge, merchants can now: 

  • View, add, or edit cart attributes in the Recharge merchant portal 
  • let Recharge ensure that the updated cart attributes make their way into the subscription contract in Shopify and therefore, the future recurring orders. 

Note: To fully utilize this feature with Recharge, merchants must enable cart attributes in their Shopify storefront theme as well. 

To learn more, please view our support documentation here

New and Improved Revenue KPI dashboard

All Recharge Pro merchants now have access to the updated Revenue KPIs dashboard. This update adds more filters and detailed insights to the dashboard and addresses bugs.

What’s new?

  • Redesigned dashboard for additional data clarity
  • Redefined Customer Categories that compare Onetime Only customers with Subscription customers
  • Filter for date granularity, customer created date, custom date ranges and to “Include Onetimes”
  • Order Sequence metric now includes the first 6 orders, updated label for “Churned” and additional Drill Down capability
  • Added “Active (No Order)” status for active subscriptions with orders at a future date after the report was run
  • Bug fix to address duplicate records in Gross Sales for some merchants

To learn more about the Revenue KPI dashboard, check out our product support documentation

New Order Details and Subscription Details pages

We redesigned two essential pages to streamline your experience while editing a customer's subscription settings, as well as provide a more intuitive, in-depth view of processed orders.

Subscription Details page
The new Subscription Detail is designed to offer a greatly clarified and streamlined experience when editing a customer’s subscription settings.

Key features
  • Consolidates subscription settings into subsections (e.g. “Product details,” “Order schedule”) for clearer visibility. 
  • Displays the nearest Recent and Upcoming orders on the subscriptions page so that a subscription's most relevant orders can be easily accessed and managed.
  • Supports secondary subscription management tasks (e.g. address or payment method updates, line item property management, etc.) via secondary menus for a cleaner page design.

Order Details Page
The new Order Details page is designed to offer a more intuitive view of a Recharge order. Our ultimate goal is to make this page visible for orders in any status, with the management options appropriate for that status (e.g. reschedule upcoming orders, retry chart errors, refund processed orders). But we’re starting by replacing the Order Details page that exists for processed orders.


For more information read our blog post or visit our support documentation


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

Shopify 2.0 Subscription Widget is now in open Beta


Merchants looking to use a Shopify 2.0 theme can now install or upgrade to our new Shopify 2.0 Subscription Widget.


Feature highlights 

  • Quick and easy setup 
  • The ability to drag and drop the position of the widget 
  • Leverages Shopify's app block sections
  • No coding required 
  • If you are upgrading you can install it on an unpublished 2.0 theme to avoid any downtime

Availability

  • Merchants using the Shopify Checkout integration or the Migrated Shopify Checkout Integration
  • You can upgrade as soon as you have an unpublished or published 2.0 theme installed on your Shopify store. 

Not sure which checkout is in use for your store? Follow the simple steps here to find out. 

To learn more, visit support documentation here.

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