Embeddable Components for Self-Service Subscription Management

Embeddable Components (also known as Reusable Components) are self-service, headless components that can be used by Developers to setup and customize a subscription journey with in-app experiences. This is done through the  delivery of a typescript Software Development Kit (SDK). This set of front-end interface tools is geared to enhance both the Developer Experience (DX) and the Subscriber end-user experience.

For technical details, go to the Under the Hood article.

Why use Embeddable Components

Embeddable Components allow Sellers and decision-makers to create custom subscriber experiences that meet the specific needs of the end-user, which are helpful for self-servicing Subscriptions in a product-led strategy approach. They are configured within your billing portal configuration settings. You can enable or disable functionalities through Advanced Billing or through code customization. Embeddable Components are highly configurable and can be styled using dynamic or static code to match a company's brand or the website's look-and-feel.

Embeddable Components are categorized into three distinct functions:

  • Billing History
    Allows viewing, sorting and filtering of Customer Invoices.
  • Subscription Manager
    Enables the end-customer to self-serve and manage the subscription. (including, but not limited to, subscription details, payment profiles, product migrations, coupon application, and so forth).
  • Customer Details
    Allows viewing and editing of Customer contact details, address, and custom fields.

Step 1: Enable and Setup Embeddable Components in Advanced Billing

For Early Access, contact the Maxio Support Team for assistance.

First, you will need to identify the domain where you will host the website and generate a sign-in key for authenticated access to the host server.

The localhost domain will need to be added to develop the integration on a local machine. Once development is done, remove the localhost domain.

  1. From Advanced Billing, go to Config > Integrations > Embeddable Components.
  2. Enter a Domain and click Enable Maxio Components.
    This automatically generates a Base64 encoded Token Sign in Key.
  3. Copy and store this token for later access.
    Should you lose this key, you will need to generate a new one.
  4. Go to Config > Settings > Billing Portal and click Enabled for this site.
  5. Select which Features will be available to your Customers.

    Some unchecked Advanced Billing configurations are not needed for Embeddable Components. For example, Remove Maxio Advanced Billing Logo does not have influence on your self-hosted application. Others, like Allow Plan Changes will have an impact on your self-hosted application. The Seller must make sure the necessary features are enabled.

  6. Click Save.

Step 2: Pull the Components from Node Packaged Modules (NPM) Package Manager

NPM is the main package manager for node.js, the JavaScript runtime environment.

Installing node.js also installs npm.

  1. With node.js and npm installed, go to nmpjs.com and search for the "maxio" packages or click this link to go directly to the self-service package.

    You will also need node.js installed to run the vue.js or react.js examples.

  2. Select the @maxio-com/self-service package.
    This opens the "Headless Billing Portal", which covers installation instructions, points to vue.js and react.js examples, and goes through repository setup and use.
  3. Create a project directory, locally on your machine.
  4. Open a command window/terminal and navigate to the local project directory you just created. 
  5. To download and install the dependencies, run the given npm CLI command:
    npm install @maxio-com/self-service
    A successful installation creates the node_modules directory in your local project folder. In this directory, you will find the @maxio-com\self-service directory.


Step 3: Use the Examples

To start using these components right away, use the out-of-the-box Vue or React examples provided. 

The following set-up example uses vue.js on localhost.

Setting up the Vue.js Self-Service Example

  1. From npmjs.com > Headless Billing Portal page > Installation and usage, go to #4 Examples and click the vue-self-service-example link.
    This takes you to the maxio-com vue.js example git repository.
  2. Clone the repository to your local environment:
    git clone https://github.com/maxio-com/vue-self-service-example
  3. Open the cloned repository and install the dependencies:
    pnpm install
    npm install
  4. Run the development server (respectively):
    pnpm run dev
    npm run dev
  5. Launch the example app

Viewing the Example Application

To view the Embeddable Components from an example application, open http://localhost:3000/.


Configuring the Example

  1. From your editor, go to src > components, and open BillingHistory.vue.
  2. Edit the following options:
Option Description Example

Sets the number of items to list per page.

itemsPerPage: 10,


Sets the pagination type:

  • simple (infinite scroll)
  • pages (page pagination)

paginationVariant: 'simple',

enableFiltering Enable (true)/disable (false) billing history filtering. enableFiltering: true,
visibleColumns Set the array for the billing history fields (columns) to show on the table.

visibleColumns: [

Example of Billing History Component options:


  1. Go back to the example application in your browser, open the Billing History page, http://localhost:3000/billing-history, and note the changes you made.
  2. Next, open CustomerDetails.vue and edit the following options:
Option Description Example

Set the array that contains the customer data fields visible to the user.


Example of Customer Details Component option:


  1. Finally, open SubscrjptionManager.vue and edit the following options:
Option Description Example


Set how component allocation flow is presented:

  • modal
  • page


Subscription settings object:

  • details
    Set how subscription details are presented.


Set which form payment profile edit flow is presented.

  • modal
  • page


Set the array that contains the required payment profile address fields.  


Set the array that contains the payment profile address fields visible to the user.


Example of Subscription Manager Component options:


Step 4: Optional Configurations

Use as a Standalone Library from CDN

To use Embeddable Components as a standalone library from a Content Delivery Network (CDN) do the following.

  1. Add this script that points to the library in CDN to your page:
    <script src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/@maxio-com/self-service@1.9.0/dist/maxio-components.umd.min.js"></script>
  2. Initialize Components.
    const factory = new window.Maxio.Components(options);
    // Render Billing History to the document.body element
    let element = factory.create('billing-history');

  3. Your local environment should match the domain you configured (add localhost if you want to run it locally).
<meta charset="utf-8">
<script src="
"> </script>
const factory = new window.Maxio.Components({
i18nSettings: {
loadPath: '<path to localization file>',
language: 'en',
accessTokenUrl: '<path to authorization service>'

let element = factory.create('billing-history');



Additional Advanced Billing Configurations

Custom Fields (Metafields)

Merchants can set the level of access for each custom field (or metafield) to be viewable and editable for customers using Embeddable Components. These settings apply to both subscription- and customer-level custom fields. The new scopes are named public_show and public_edit, respectively. Setting 'public_show' to '1' makes the custom field visible in the Embeddable Components application, while setting 'public_edit' to '1' makes it editable.

Editing and viewing these metafields settings are currently only supported using the API.

Individual Component Configuration

Apart from the global components update setting, each individual component has an additional property controlling whether it can be updated using a billing portal. This property option is also respected by Embeddable Components.

Do the following to enable the Billing Portal for a component.

  1. From Advanced Billing, go to Catalog > Products.
  2. Select the Products family to which the component belongs.
  3. Click the Components tab.
  4. Choose a component.
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the component page, and for Advanced Options click Edit.
  6. Enable the Billing Portal option.
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