Feature release announcements - July 2014

List of new features and improvements that have been added to ChargeBee in July 2014.

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New Features:

New Email Notification

We've added support for the renewal reminder email notification. So now, you can send a reminder email to customers before their subscription renews.

The email notification is called "Subscription Renewal Reminder", and you can also configure when you want the email to be sent to your customers.

'Thank You' page for hosted page users

After a checkout is complete, you would need to redirect users to a "Thank you" page and earlier, you needed to build your own page on your website for this. Now, ChargeBee has included a default "Thank you" page as part of its latest themes.

When configuring your plans, you can either choose to use ChargeBee's "Thank you" page or you can configure your own custom URL.

Note: The "Thank you" page is only available on the latest version of our themes. If your plans do not show the option to select the "Thank you" page, your current published theme is on an older version. Please contact support for assistance in upgrading to the latest themes.

Subscription change option in the customer portal

Now your users can upgrade/downgrade their subscriptions using the customer portal. You can enable this option under "Settings > Hosted Pages Settings > Customer Portal > Allowed Actions".

Feature Enhancements:

Specify when to send emails for "Trial Ending" and "Subscription Canceling"

You can now configure when to send the email notifications for trial subscriptions that are going to end and subscriptions that are about 

to be canceled.

See what the pending changes are

Earlier, the subscription details would only indicate that there are "Pending Changes" if you've made a subscription change and scheduled it for the next renewal.

Now, we display what these changes actually are.

API Enhancements:

"Add Charge" and "Add Addon" on next renewal

Earlier, you could only use the "Add Charge" option through the API to collect a payment immediately. Now you can collect the payment at the end of the current term. 

Add Charge: https://apidocs.chargebee.com/docs/api/subscriptions#add_charge_at_term_end

Add Addon: https://apidocs.chargebee.com/docs/api/subscriptions#charge_addon_at_term_end

Subscription Renewal Estimate

Find out what the billing amount will be for the next renewal using this API.

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