This article covers:
Enabling gift subscriptions
Configuring gift plans
The Gift Subscription feature is now supported on Chargebee’s Checkout V3.
On the checkout page, customers can purchase a gift subscription for someone by providing the contact details of the gift recipient with a personal message sent to them.
A gift notification email is sent to the recipient of the gift at the date and time chosen by the gifter.
A gift can be claimed by the recipient, from the gift notification email sent to them.
The Gift subscription is created in the “non-renewing” status and cancels automatically at the end of their term.
Enabling Gift Subscriptions
The first step in setting up a Gift subscription is to enable it under Settings > Configure Chargebee > Gift Subscriptions.
Next, configure the gift subscription settings under Settings > Configure Chargebee > Checkout & Self Service Portal.
Creating a Gift Plan
Now you can create a gift plan under Product Catalog > Plans > Create a New Plan > check the “This is a gift plan” checkbox as in the screenshot below.
Now this plan URL can be used to offer a gift plan on the checkout page.
Gift subscriptions are only supported in the latest version of email notifications.
You may prompt your gift recipients to sign-up for a regular subscription using the subscription cancellation reminder email.
Gift subscriptions are only created on gift claims and are not affected by your calendar billing settings.