When creating and editing a product, the ability to set certain number of options will be present:
- Recurring period
- Initial/setup fee
- Trial type
- Tax settings
- Address requirement
- many, more - please continue reading!
Some of these options are stored on the product level, and some are stored on the product price point level. See the Product Price Points documentation for more information.
Give the product a name. Be clear and specific in your naming conventions if there are multiple products of the same similar name structure.
Used to specify a unique identifier for this product that you can use in API calls. This can help when moving between test and live environments, so there is no need to change the product IDs in your code.
The accounting code is not used internally by Chargify. A value may be entered here to correspond with the needs of an accounting platform.
The description will be shown on the Public Signup Pages, if chosen to use them.
Require Payment Method
This option displays whether or not the credit card must be present in order for any signup attempt to be valid. This option affects both the Public Pages and API. Even the API is in use for an integration, if the ability to create a subscription without an associated credit card is wanted, then this slider will ned to remain unchecked.
NOTE: Creating subscriptions without a credit card will only currently work if there is a zero amount due at signup. Chargify will not create a subscription with a positive balance.
Enable Taxes for this Product
This option allows the product to charge a tax. Be sure to configure the taxes from the taxes tab, after the configuration a product.
Unless specified at the component level, the tax type for the product is applied to all components in a customer’s order. Select or fill in the appropriate tax for the type of product offered. This is especially important when using the Avalara service to tax based on locale.
Avalara Tax Settings
If there is uncertainty on which Avalara tax code relates to a product, the View List of Tax Codes link is listed to the side to view Avalara’s tax code search page.
Require a Shipping or Billing Address
Like the credit card settings described above, the “request” option controls the Public Page while the “require” option controls all subscription creations.
- Require Billing Address: Marking this box will require a billing address to be provided when a subscriber attempts to purchase a product. Please note this only applies to sign-up behavior.
- Request on Self-Service Page: Checking this box will require that a subscriber input their billing address when updating their credit card on the self-service page only. This is especially useful when you have AVS (Address Verification Service) controls enabled at your gateway.
- Require Shipping Address: Marking this box will require that a subscriber provide a full shipping address when purchasing a product. Please note this only applies to sign-up behavior.
Enable URL and Return Parameter Fields
The subscriber will be redirected to this URL after successfully updating their card on file via the Self-Service Page. Please do not confuse this setting with the redirect after successful signup page.
Return parameters after account update
These fields apply specifically to the Self-Service Page which customers can use to update their payment information. This allows them to define a URL, optionally with dynamic parameters, to which the Self-Service Page will redirect after a successful credit card update.
For the corresponding fields relating to Public Signup Pages, please see Return URL and Parameters.
In addition, Public Pages Intro discusses the integration use-cases for these values concerning Public Signup Pages.