The Recharge platform is compatible with Shopify and BigCommerce. If you would like to use Recharge with other ecommerce sites, it will require the use of your ecommerce storefront or custom code. This guide provides an overview of compatibility and suggested workarounds.
Compatibility with Shopify
Recharge seamlessly integrates with Shopify. When a customer makes a subscription purchase, parameters are passed to the cart page that signal 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 Recharge checkout platform that your store is on will differ depending on when you installed Recharge.
Recharge Checkout on Shopify
Shopify merchants who installed Recharge on or before November 1st, 2020, utilize the Recharge Checkout on Shopify to process subscriptions. The Recharge Checkout is fully featured and will continue to be supported as we develop new integrations. Learn more about how the Recharge-hosted checkout works with Shopify.
Shopify Checkout Integration
Shopify merchants who installed Recharge after November 1st, 2020, utilize the Shopify Checkout Integration to process their subscription orders.
Compatibility with BigCommerce
Merchants on BigCommerce have access to the Recharge Checkout on BigCommerce integration. Learn more by visiting Getting started with the BigCommerce integration.
Compatibility with other sites
The Recharge app will only work out-of-the-box on your Shopify or BigCommerce storefront. It does not integrate with websites such as Facebook, WordPress, Squarespace, or other ecommerce websites.
If you use Shopify or BigCommerce and want your customers to be able to purchase subscription products from your Facebook page or your WordPress website, we recommend linking directly to your product page on Shopify or BigCommerce. This will allow customers to navigate to your site to place their subscription orders correctly via the Recharge Checkout or the Shopify Checkout.
If you are using another ecommerce platform and are interested in building a custom integration, refer to Develop a custom integration with Recharge.
Add subscription links from external landing pages
Although 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:
Develop a custom integration with Recharge
You can build your own custom Recharge integration if you require compatibility with an unsupported ecommerce platform. Recharge can also be incorporated with your existing enterprise resource planning or product information management software. Learn more by visiting our API Reference and Developer Docs.
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