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Recharge: The Shopify Plus Recurring Payment Application

If you’re running a subscription business, then you need to be using Recharge – the market leading subscription application. It’s an essential part of the Shopify Plus ecosystem, and it offers some powerful features that can help you take your business to the next level. In this article, we’ll explain what those features are and how they compare to other recurring payment applications on the market.

Why use Recharge to power your subscription business?

It’s never been easier to turn your one-time transactions into long-term customer relationships. Implementing subscriptions gives you predictable revenue, reduced churn, and higher average order values.

Recharge is the perfect tool for managing your subscription business. Powering over 15,000 successful subscription brands.It offers powerful features that allow you to automate your billing, manage your orders, and keep track of your customers. Plus, it integrates seamlessly with Shopify Plus, making it easy to set up and use.

What are the key features of Recharge?

Automate your billing: With Recharge, you can automatically bill your customers on a recurring basis. This means that you don’t have to worry about manually processing payments each month.

Manage your orders: Recharge makes it easy to manage your subscription orders. You can view all of your active subscriptions in one place, and see which ones are due for renewal. Plus, you can easily update or cancel subscriptions as needed.

Keep track of your customers: Recharge gives you insight into your customer base. You can see which customers are active, inactive, or have canceled their subscription. This information can help you make decisions about how to best grow your business.

How bespoke can my recharge subscription application be?

While Recharge offers a lot of features out of the box and natively integrates with dozens of commerce apps, it’s also highly customisable.

Recharge provides a RESTful API and event-driven webhooks that allow for complex integration with partners. A Shopify Plus agency like Tribe, can use Recharge’s APIs to build custom integrations and create unique customer experiences.

Webhooks in Recharge’s API are a mechanism for reacting to specified events that are triggered in the system, such as checkout completion, customer activation, or subscription cancellations.

Recharge Subscription API Use Cases

Free Trials – Many customers want to test a product like before hopping on board with a long-term subscription — and Roam helped their customers do just that, thanks in part to the Recharge API. By creating a free trial that only charges shipping and handling and that auto-converts into a regular, full-priced monthly box after a personalised number of weeks, they make it much easier for customers to feel comfortable with their recurring purchase.

Customised UI & Portal – Enable customers to manage every aspect of their subscription through a completely customised UI. If you are a merchant and have a developer with experience modifying Shopify Liquid files, you could be eligible for access to the Recharge Theme Engine.The beta feature allows you to customize the default portal and update the appearance to match your store’s branding and style elements.

Increased Personalisation – If you’re looking to design and develop bespoke workflows, questionnaires or build-a-box features for your online store, Shopify development projects all require access to the Recharge API. These types of personalised checkout experiences can result in increased customer satisfaction and loyalty, two essential factors for any subscription-based business.

If you’re looking for a subscription app that can power your business, then recharge is the perfect solution. It offers powerful features, seamless integration, and is highly customisable. As a Recharge partner agency and part of their beta team, we have access to the latest developments on their technical product roadmap. This means that we can offer our clients the very best recharge experience, helping them to grow and scale their ecommerce businesses.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you take your business to the next level with recharge.


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