Swap a subscription product

This guide covers how to change the product variant of a subscription.

SKU swapping and variant swapping are terms that are used interchangeably and represent the same action. See Adding or swapping a product or SKU to understand how swaps are actioned in the merchant portal and in bulk.

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Platform:

  • Custom

Before you start

  • By default, a prepaid subscription cannot be swapped unless the override parameter is passed and set to true.
  • One-time items cannot be swapped
  • Use use_shopify_variant_defaults parameter set to "trueโ€ if you want price to be updated accordingly with values from corresponding Shopify product.

Swap a subscription product

When you are looking to swap a subscription product you have two options:

  • Option 1: Leave the control to Recharge. All you need to do is pass the new shopify_variant_id. Recharge will then take care of pulling the other parameters based on the shopify_variant_id provided.
    Except if the flag sku_override is set to true in which case the sku will not be updated

  • Option 2: You want to control some of the fields to be updated. In which case pass the new shopify_variant_id and any other field you want to update as part of the update call. We will only pull from Shopify the fields you have note specified

Simple swap example

curl -X PUT \
https://api.rechargeapps.com/subscriptions/27363808 \
-H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
-H 'X-Recharge-Access-Token: your_api_token' \
-d '{
  "charge_interval_frequency": "30",
  "next_charge_scheduled_at": "2020-08-02",
  "order_interval_frequency": "15",
  "order_interval_unit": "day",
  "quantity": 5,
  "shopify_variant_id": 32309455192167
}'
import requests
import json

headers = {
  "Content-Type": "application/json",
  "X-Recharge-Access-Token": "your_api_token"
}
url = "https://api.rechargeapps.com/subscriptions/27363808"
data = {
  "charge_interval_frequency": "30",
  "next_charge_scheduled_at": "2020-08-02",
  "order_interval_frequency": "15",
  "order_interval_unit": "day",
  "quantity": 5,
  "shopify_variant_id": 32309455192167
}

result = requests.put(url, data=json.dumps(data), headers=headers)
print(json.dumps(json.loads(result.text), indent=2))
$request = new HttpRequest();
$request->setUrl('https://api.rechargeapps.com/subscriptions/27363808');
$request->setMethod(HTTP_METH_PUT);
$request->setHeaders(array(
  'Content-Type' => 'application/json',
  'X-Recharge-Access-Token' => 'your_api_token'
));
$request->setBody('{
  "charge_interval_frequency": "30",
  "next_charge_scheduled_at": "2020-08-02",
  "order_interval_frequency": "15",
  "order_interval_unit": "day",
  "quantity": 5,
  "shopify_variant_id": 32309455192167
}');

try {
  $response = $request->send();
  echo $response->getBody();
} catch (HttpException $ex) {
  echo $ex;
}
require 'net/http'
require 'uri'
require 'json'

url = URI("https://api.rechargeapps.com/subscriptions/27363808")
http = Net::HTTP.new(url.host, url.port)
http.use_ssl = true
request = Net::HTTP::Put.new(url)
request["Content-Type"] = 'application/json'
request["X-Recharge-Access-Token"] = 'your_api_token'
request.body = {
  "charge_interval_frequency": "30",
  "next_charge_scheduled_at": "2020-08-02",
  "order_interval_frequency": "15",
  "order_interval_unit": "day",
  "quantity": 5,
  "shopify_variant_id": 32309455192167
}.to_json

response = http.request(request)
puts response.read_body

Subscription object

A subscription object contains the following product details:

  • product_title
  • recharge_product_id
  • shopify_product_id
  • shopify_variant_id
  • sku
    * sku_override
  • variant_title

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