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

'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.

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

New! Accounts endpoint available in v2021-11 of the Recharge API

All merchants using version 2021-11 of the Recharge API can now benefit from the all-new Accounts endpoint.

With this new endpoint, merchants can use a single request to fetch a complete list of all the internal staff members with access to the Recharge merchant portal, when they were activated and whether the user is set up as a ‘store owner’.

In addition to making this data accessible via the Recharge API, merchants can use this information to
  • build visibility of how their Recharge portal is being accessed and
  • guide their internal security and privacy policies.
To try out this endpoint, check out our API Reference documentation.  

Broader triggers for store/updated webhook

The store/updated webhook for all merchants is now updated to emit the webhook when for a wider variety of triggers such as: 

  • changes to any fields in the store object, including a change in URLs
  • changes to the theme in use
  • changes to checkout in use

Merchants and partners can use this webhook to track critical changes to their store such as: 

  • update/review advanced customizations that might be negatively impacted due to changes in key URLs 
  • 3rd party integrations can pro-actively identify the appropriate version of their solution that is compatible and performant with the store type

To learn more about webhooks, check out our API Reference Documentation

New permission! - API Tokens

All merchants using Recharge can now access a new 'permission' to set whether a Recharge user can view/access the 'API Tokens' page under Integrations page. 

With this update, Recharge API token generation is ungated for any user with the appropriate permission!

Who has access by default? 

  • All users with 'Store Owner' profile
  • All users on stores that had API token permissions prior to Nov 5, 2021

Confirm you've access! A 'Store Owner' can instantly enable this permission for users by clicking the 'API tokens' checkbox on the 'Permissions' section of their merchant portal. 

IMPORTANT: The 'store owner' must read and accept the new terms of service for Recharge API before any user can access the API tokens page or generate a new API token. 

To learn more about permissions, click here

To learn more about our updated API terms of service, click here

New API endpoint: Token Information

Developers using Recharge API (v2021-01 and v2021-11) now have the ability to access key API token information with a simple GET request. 

Once executed, the API resource will return information such as

  • API token name
  • Contact email associated with the API token
  • Permission scope associated with the API token

Developers working with multiple tokens can use this endpoint as an admin tool to speed up their workflows. For example, a developer could prevent errors associated with incorrect permissions by quickly checking the API token permissions prior to accessing the endpoint.

Try it today with GET api.rechargeapps.com/token_information

To learn more, visit our API reference documentation here

You can also check out this blog post on how Recharge is empowering our developer community. 

Configurable rate limits for Recharge API tokens!

Merchants using the Recharge API can now have access to configurable rate limits through their API tokens. This update represents significant efficiency gains within our API and with these configurable rate limits, merchants can scale rapidly and implement innovative promotions reliably. 

  • New API tokens for merchants on the PRO or ENTERPRISE plan now default to 2X the existing call volumes.
  • Even higher rate limits are available upon request for merchants who use the Recharge API heavily. 

These new rate limits can be several times the existing rate limits and enabling them would require the generation of a new API token from the Integrations page. Once created, these new API Tokens will include a prefix, as shown below:

  • ‘sk’ indicates that this is a secret key that must remain confidential and not shared publicly in any way
  • Example: 2x1 - this is the rate limit multiplier with 2X the current leak rate (standard is 2 requests/sec) and 1X the bucket size (standard bucket size of 40 requests).

If a store is at the maximum token limit, an existing token should be replaced with a new API token that supports the higher rate limits. 

Check it out today! 

Recharge API v2021-11 is now available!

The 2021-11 version of the Recharge API includes exciting updates that represent a stronger foundation for the future and show our commitment to an API-first approach that will enable the Recharge community to meet evolving business needs.

Here are six notable changes.
  1. Global standards: This version includes many new global standards across all resources. This helps provide a consistent and intuitive experience across the entire scope of the Recharge API.
  2. Products and Plans: We have rearchitected our Products resource and added a new Plans resource,  paving the way to a more flexible future, with support for complex purchase options
  3. StoreThe store resource replaces the Shop resource from 2021-01.
  4. Payment Methods : This new resource includes payment method information associated with customers. Each customer can have multiple payment methods.
  5. Improved Pagination: Cursors included as in-body attributes. You no longer have to parse through response headers to retrieve cursors, and can page through data faster than ever before.
  6. Token Information Resource: Retrieve the name and permission scopes associated with your token without having to go to the Token Information page.
To learn more about this new version, check out the following resources. 
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