The ReCharge app is compatible with Shopify and BigCommerce. If you would like to use ReCharge with other sites, it will require use of the Shopify storefront or custom code. This guide provides an overview of compatibility and suggested workarounds.
Compatibility with Shopify
ReCharge integrates directly into Shopify. When a customer makes a subscription purchase, parameters are passed to the cart page that signals that the product is a recurring subscription.
At this time, ReCharge only works with the Online Store sales channel. Other sales channels — such as Facebook, point-of-sale, and Buy Button — are not currently compatible.
The checkout you use will differ depending on when you installed ReCharge.
Shopify merchants who installed ReCharge on or before November 1st, 2020, utilize the ReCharge Checkout to process subscriptions. The ReCharge Checkout is fully featured and will continue to be supported as we develop new integrations. For more information, visit Getting started with ReCharge.
Shopify merchants who installed ReCharge after November 1st, 2020 utilize the Shopify Checkout to process their subscription orders.
Compatibility with BigCommerce
ReCharge has recently released a new integration, currently in Beta, for merchants who want to use our platform on BigCommerce. Merchants can sign up to join our BigCommerce beta through the ReCharge website and clicking Start my 60-day free trial or learn more with our Getting started on BigCommerce guide.
Compatibility with other sites
The ReCharge app will only work directly on your Shopify or BigCommerce storefront. It does not integrate with sites like Facebook, WordPress, Squarespace, or other eCommerce sites.
If you would like for customers to be able to purchase subscription products from your Facebook page or your WordPress site, we recommend linking directly to your product page on Shopify or BigCommerce. This will allow customers to navigate to your site where they may place their subscription orders correctly via the ReCharge checkout.
Adding subscription links from external landing pages
Though ReCharge does not integrate directly with Shopify's Buy Button, you can create your own version using custom code. Using AJAX, you can link customers directly to the checkout with a subscription product in the cart. You will need to combine the directions from the following guides: