Once you have enabled the Billing Portal, you’ll want to invite your subscribers to interact with the Billing Portal for any account management needs that they may have.
As a merchant, you have a few options for alerting your subscriber about the Billing Portal. We’ll go into greater detail below on the types of ways you can inform your subscribers about how to access the Billing Portal. Once a subscription has been invited to the Billing Portal, they can access it regularly using one of the methods outlined in the authentication section.
Overall, Chargify allows you to chose to automatically invite your subscribers to the Billing Portal, or invite manually. Please see our documentation on invitation email content for more information on how to customize an invitation.
The invitation email is valid for 48 hours after it is sent.
With automatic email invitations enabled, we will send an email invitation to your new subscribers. This email will contain a link that will give the subscriber automatic access to manage their subscription.
If manual invitations are enabled, a subscriber must be added manually to the Billing Portal. You can enable an individual subscriber by selecting “Enable Portal Access” at the bottom of a subscription’s Summary page.
For more guidance on how to enable a subscriber’s access to the Billing Portal, please see our documentation on portal access.
If you have enabled the Billing Portal, it’s important to customize the invitation email. The invitation email content section details this further.
Merchants can view a complete list of who is currently invited to use the portal, and whose access has not yet been enabled for the Billing Portal.
Search for a particular subscriber by entering the first or last name of a customer.
Filter for Access Enabled or Access Disabled to view the group/count of customers current portal status.
If you select view link from a customer in the management portal, you’ll receive a popup message displaying the management link for their subscription. For more information on the management link of the Billing Portal, please see our subscription summary page.
If you select Manage Access for a particular customer, you will be redirected to their subscription. From here, you perform any Billing Portal related tasks.
In the management portal, you can select to enable the Billing Portal for all customers who have live subscriptions; it will not enable access for those who are in an end-of-life state. We will also automatically filter for the eligible users with no/revoked access.
Elect to send an invitation email as the specified customers are given Billing Portal access. Alternately, you can send the invitation email manually from the subscription at a later time.