Novum 4.2.0 Theme Engine Version now available

A new version of Novum has been released to stores that support multiple payment methods. 

What is included in this update?

- Multiple Payment Methods UI improvements

- Automatic Renewal Law cancellation flow update

- Bundles customer portal widget

- Force Shopify customer account logins feature 

Theme version availability:

  • The default for all new stores
  • Shopify Checkout: Generally available and the default for all stores
  • Migrated Shopify Checkout: Generally available and the default for all stores
  • Recharge Checkout on Shopify and BigCommerce: Generally available, if you are using a customer portal that supports Single Payment Methods reach out to support if you would like to upgrade!  

For more information:

Novum 4.2.0 release notes

New API Resource: Bulk Plans resource in v2021-11

Merchants can now use our new Bulk Plans endpoint to create, update, or delete multiple plans for a specific product in one API call. They can also leverage our new async batch types, which will allow them to make updates to plans on multiple products at once.

This feature expands our current Plans endpoint in v2021-11, and merchants can now use the new Bulk Plans resource to:

  • Bulk create new plans for a product
  • Bulk update existing plans on a product
  • Bulk delete plans from a product

Note: a single product can have a maximum of 20 plans.

Merchants can leverage our Async Batches for the methods outlined above, which allows them to make these amendments for up to 10,000 products at a time (and up to 200,000 plans)!

To learn more, please visit our API reference documentation

New API resource! Merging Addresses on v2021-11

All merchants using the v2021-11 version of the Recharge API can now have access to 'merge address' endpoint resource. 

With this endpoint, subscriptions under separate addresses can now be merged onto a single target address in one API call making it 4X more efficient. Using the new Merge Addresses endpoint on our API, merchants / partners can merge these duplicate addresses, consolidating subscriptions under a singular address for customers where necessary. 

With this new API resource, they can

  • Choose a target address to merge other addresses onto
  • Keep or delete the source addresses
  • Optionally set a custom next charge date for the merged subscriptions

This feature is now available for all our merchants to use in Open Beta!

To try this, please visit our API reference documentation

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.

Multiple payment methods support is coming to your store!

All merchants using Recharge will soon be able to let their customers manage multiple payment methods for their account.This feature enables several enhancements such as:
  • Streamlined UX to let customers view/add unique payment methods per subscription such as PayPal, Apple Pay, Credit cards, etc.
  • Ability to assign a payment method to a specific address
  • Reduce friction by automatically displaying payment type and the last 4 digits of payment card
  • An improved UI experience to the shipping, billing, and subscription pages on the Recharge customer portal
At launch, the feature can be accessed through:
  • Merchant portal for admins
  • Customer portal standard themes (Novum & Prima) and custom themes built on the Theme Engine (v4.0.0 or above)
IMPORTANT: This feature is being rolled out in phases and will soon be available with your store if not already enabled.

To learn more, visit our support documentation here.

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.  
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