Each time a customer purchases a product you have, a new Subscription entry will be created. The Subscription Summary is where you’ll perform all tasks necessary to manage your customer’s purchase through Chargify. It contains an ever changing snapshot of your Subscriber’s current financial data.
The Subscription Summary page contains information about each Subscription. The summary is broken down into 12 categories and are detailed below.
For more information on Sales Reports, please see our introduction here.
You may manually enter or change custom fields per Subscription here. Edit or delete custom fields associated with a Subscription here.
If your Subscriber selected components during signup, or you need to record components manually, select Components (Line Items) from the Summary Menu.
Each component associated with the Product your Subscriber has purchased will be displayed in this tab. Even if your Subscriber has not purchased any components, all components will be displayed.
This tab will display the following information about each component:
- Name: The name of the component as it is displayed in the Product Family.
- Type: Indicates type of component. Please see types of components for more information.
- Date Added: Indicates the date that the component was added to the Chargify Site.
- Current Usage: Specifies the amount of component used. Keep in mind metered components reset monthly, while quantity based stay in use into the future.
- Cost: The current cost associated with the amount of component purchased.
- Ops: Selecting Ops allows you to view the history associated with a Subscription, toggle on/off (for on off components), record usage (metered components), update quantity (quantity-based components)
For more information on configuring components to appear in Public Signup Pages, please see our documentation here.
Please see our section on Statements, for more information on how Statements work within Subscriptions.
Please see our section on Invoices by Subscription, for more information on how Invoices work within Subscriptions.
If a Customer has a payment method attached to their account, you will be able to view some information about the card itself here. We mask all secure information, therefore displaying only the last 4 digits of the credit card number.
The address attached to the payment is the billing address for the Subscription. This is the same as the information entered in the billing address in the Public Signup Page.
This will allow you to edit the Billing Address of the Subscription. This link will not allow you to edit a customer’s credit card. It will only allow you to edit the information about the credit card itself as shown below:
If you’d like to edit a customer’s credit card number, we suggest adding a new card, per instructions below.
This is a powerful tool used specifically to instruct a customer to update their credit card securely via self-service pages. Select Email Customer to Request Payment Update to send an email directly to your customer.
Please pay special attention deleting payment profiles. This action cannot be undone.
If you have full credit card information for a Subscriber enter a new card by selecting Add New Credit Card. Billing address information is option
If you have ACH enabled and are an Authorize.Net user on US soil, you’ll be able to edit/add ACH information here. Please see our documentation on ACH here.
The customer details specifies a few crucial pieces of information about the purchaser of your product or service.
- ID: The customer ID of your Subscriber. not editable
- Email address The address on file of the customer
- CC emails Any cc email address on file. All emails will be CC’d to the following addresses. Separate multiple emails with a comma.
- Phone The phone number on file of the customer.
- Organization The organization/company on file for the customer.
- Reference ID (for your app) Optional
- Customer Since The day that your customer signed up for your product. not editable
- Shipping Address The shipping address on file for your customer.
Pay close attention to the screen grab below. The screen grab below the information provided is from the Customer Details of the Subscription.
To edit any of the details of the customer, select Edit from the Action drop down menu. Pay close attention to this screen grab below, as well. You are able to edit the Customer Entry directly from the Customer tab.
Select Delete to remove the customer entry. You may not delete a customer if they have a Subscriptions associated with the customer entry. To read more about deleting a Subscription, please see our documentation here.
The transactions tab gives you insight into the recent activty on the Subscription.
Each transaction contains a wealth of data that will help you and your Subscriber understand why charges were assessed, etc. Transacations are
- Sub Balance
Selecting Actions from the drop down menu will allow you to view the details on each of the transactions. For more information on transactions, please see our documentation here.
Activity is a window into the recent changes to a Subscription. It is a replica of what is displayed in Site Activity. Please review the Site Activity documentation for a summary of each entry.
If you have enabled to send your Subscriber notifications via Email Settings, you’ll be able to view the past 95 days of communications in Email archives. Emails do take a few moments to generate and appear. Please be patient as they will appear within 1-2 minutes of generation.
Selecting any of the emails will allow you to further inspect its contents for issues:
Chargify gives you the option to download the text or HTML of the email. Download the HTML file and drag it into a browser to see a fully rendered HTML version of your email if you have created an email with HTML contents.
Notes are strictly optional. We encourage our users to make accurate timely notes on recent activity, phone calls, payment plans etc. Within the main summary page, the most recent note will be displayed. You can select the notes tab to display all of the notes associated with a Subscription. Important notes can be flagged and marked with an asterisk next to the entry.
The total revenue, from the time of the subscription signup.
Current balance is the outstanding current amount due on the account. However, if there is a credit on the account, this will be represented as a negative balance on the account.
The date of creation of the Subscription.
The timestamp that indicates when capture of payment will be tried or retried. Please note the intentional duplication of the usage of Next Billing on this page. The usage of this version of next billing is meant to be seperately documented from the set of information under Next Billing further down the page.
The current state of the subscription. Please see the documentation for Subscription States.
The current Product the Subscriber has purchased. This section of the Summary gives the Merchant two options. Change Version & Change Product.
- Change Version: Selecting this option will allow you to migrate the Subscriber to a newer or older version of a Product you have edited. The Next Billing amount will immediately change to reflect an increase or decrease in the amount of the Product.
- Change Product Selecting this option will allow you to immediately change your customer to a new product. No proration is done. For more information on product changes, please see our documentation here.
Changing a product has the following effects:
- No proration is done - your customer is not charged or credited at this time (if you wish to have proration, then perform an upgrade/downgrade migration)
- The selected product immediately becomes the current product listed in the Chargify API and UI
- The period will not be affected.
- The new product’s charges will be assessed at the start of the next period.
- Components are unchanged and component charges will be assessed at the start of the next period
- Note: if the new product belongs to a different product family, component usage will no longer show in the “Components (Line-Items)” tab since components belong to a specific product family.
- If the new product does not have delayed initial charges, any any pending initial charges will not apply
Resetting the balance will add an adjustment that will result in a $0 balance.
If you manually reset the balance through Actions –> Adjust balance, use this method to make a past due or unpaid subscription active.
When you attempt to retry a past due or unpaid subscription, the following will occur:
- This subscription will be immediately retried
- The customer will be charged their current balance
- If payment is successful, the subscription will be activated
- There is no “undo” at this time, so please be sure before you press the “Retry Subscription” button
You can apply a coupon easily to an active or canceled Subscription by selecting add coupon. Please note you may only apply one coupon at a time to Subscription.
Please take note of the Next Billing amount in the example below.
After you select add coupon, you’ll be presented with a list of coupons that reside in the same family as the product your Subscriber has purchased. Only products within a family can be applied to a product within that same family.
Filter for, or select a coupon from the list below. Your coupon will be immediately applied. Take notice of the Next Billing amount in the example below. You will see that it is exactly 50% of the previously due amount.
Activated At displays the date the Subscription was first activated.
Paid Through Date displays the date in which the subscription has been paid for through in Chargify.
For example, if you pay for a 7-day subscription to a weekly newspaper subscription that begins on Sunday, the 1st of the month, you are paid through Saturday’s delivery.
Next Billing indicates the day/time that the Subscription will be charged for the next assessment period.
The Payment Method for a Subscriber can be either Automatic or Invoice Billing.
You can change the payment method associated with a subscriber by selecting “Payment Method” in the subscriber’s summary.
When you elect to change the payment method, you are given the option to switch to the available alternate payment methods for the Site.
As a reminder:
- Automatic Billing: the customer is automatically charged when the Subscription renews.
- Invoice Billing: the subscriber is not automatically charged when the Subscription is renewed. At the time of renewal, an invoice is created and optionally sent to the customer. You may record the payments manually against the invoice when you receive payment from the subscriber.
If the Billing Portal is enabled, a Subscription will include information regarding:
- Added To Portal: The date that the customer was first given access to the portal.
- Last Invite Sent: The last date in which the customer was invited to the portal.
These two dates can be drastically different in the event that manual invitations are sometimes used. For more information on manual Billing Portal invites, please see our documenation here.
On a per Subscription basis, you may need to revoke access to the portal. Select “Revoke Portal Access”. Once you revoke access, Billing Portal Status will display “Portal Not Enabled” for this Subscriber.
Select “Enable Portal Access” to reverse re-enable the portal for your Subscriber. Once you select this option, you’ll be presented with the following pop-up:
You can choose to simply enable Billing Portal for this customer, or enable Billing Portal and send them an emailed invitation.
If your Subscriber is unsure of how to locate the Billing Portal, use this option to resend the invitiation to your Subscriber.
View the customer’s Billing Portal directly, or access the link to send to your customer via email. This is also a very useful way to view how your customers are presented the information in the Billing Portal. Use this link to also verify that the actions your Subscriber can perform are as desired.
When Chargify attempts to contact a gateway and encounters an error, we use these fields to indicate time stamps that pinpoint the time of the problem. Generally if the gateway is not available during the time a charge is assessed, we will mark the Subscription as a soft failure.
For assistance in resolving any subscriptions of this nature, please contact our support team.
Once referrals have been enabled, a unique referral code will be created for every subscription. You can obtain the referral code by visiting the subscription summary page for the subscription, or by fetching the subscription from the API.
For more information on referrals, please see our documentation here.