Mixing products

There can be a number of situations where the customer will combine the purchase of a subscription and a one-off payment. A common use case could be the situation where you sell a physical product and at the same time sign people up to a subscription.

Example: A customer buys a new mobile phone and at the same time signs up to a new mobile subscription.

In these situations the one-off order should be paid independently of the subscription.

Reepay Checkout can be used to solve this use-case by following the following steps:

  1. Create a Reepay Checkout charge session with recurring flag
  2. Present Checkout window to customer for purchase and sign-up
  3. Create subscription

Step 1/3: Checkout charge session

Create a charge session with the recurring flag set to true. The recurring flag indicates that in addition to making a payment the payment method should also be returned and stored for the customer.

curl -X POST \
  --url https://checkout-api.reepay.com/v1/session/charge \
  -u 'priv_11118ec111dc1a7faaa192cef2226917e:' \
  -H 'Accept: application/json' \
  -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
  --data '{
  "recurring":true,
  "order": {
    "handle": "order-id-221",
    "currency": "DKK",
    "customer": {
        "handle":"c-1",
        "email": "[email protected]",
        "phone": "+2313123123",
        "first_name": "John",
        "last_name": "Doe"
    },
    "currency": "USD,
    "amount": 20000
  }
}'

The customer will be created if the customer does not already exist. A reference to an existing customer can also be provided in the parameter customer_handle instead. For details on creating a charge session see: Reepay Checkout

Step 2/3: Customer payment in Checkout

Use the session id returned from the session API call to present a payment form using Reepay Checkout. For details on how to open Reepay Checkout see: Reepay Checkout

After a successful payment the parameter payment_method will be returned among other return parameters. The parameter is a reference to a saved customer payment method that can be used when creating a subscription or making one-off payments.

Step 3/3: Create subscription

A subscription is created with an API call where the customer handle and payment method reference from previous step is used.

curl -X POST \
-u 'priv_12051dfac75143fc827cf63a87f46df3:' \
-H 'Accept: application/json' \
-H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
-d '{
  "handle": "s-101",
  "plan": "gold",
  "signup_method": "source",
  "customer": "c-1",
  "source": "<payment method>"
}' \
https://api.reepay.com/v1/subscription

For full details on the create subscription operation, see: Create subscription.

A subscription now exists for the customer. The handle for the subscription is the reference for the subscription that can be stored in your system. We recommend using a supplied handle, but it is also possible to use the argument generate_handle=true instead of handle to let Reepay generate a handle.


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