What are the options available to change the next billing date?
How will the change in Time zone impact the next billing date
In Chargebee, you can choose a different billing date from the default scheduled billing date using the Next Billing date option. This can be performed for a specific subscription or multiple subscriptions from UI & API. There are two options to perform this action and they are
1. Subscription details page
2. Change Term End API
1. Subscription Index page
2. Bulk Operation
a. Subscription details page
You can change the billing date of your customers using the “Change term end” option. This will set a new next billing or renewal date for an existing subscription.
For example: If the renewal date of your customer is 1st Apr 2020 and you want the date to be changed to Apr 15th, 2020 then, follow the steps as stated below. To reset or align the billing date again to 1st May 2020, repeat the steps again so that the term end will be on the 1st of every month.
Note: When you use the change term-end action, all future renewals will be set to the new date. You can also choose to apply proration for the change based on your description, this will apply credits or charges to the customer for the extended or reduced billing period.
To make this change, Go to Chargebee Dashboard, > Subscription Index Page > Select the subscription you want to extend > Click Change Next Billing date > Next Renewal date
Then choose Next Billing Date to select Prorate credits (if applicable) and Invoicing Options as per your business requirement and click Update
b. Change Term End API
Change Term End API: You can change the billing date/time of a subscription to postpone the date/time of renewal or bring it forward to suit the circumstance. If proration is enabled, then credits or charges are raised for the change. Further, when charges are raised, they may be invoiced immediately or added to unbilled charges.
Note: To change the billing date for multiple subscriptions, refer to this link for more information.
Only when the subscription is in Active state, the billing date/time of a subscription can be changed.
In case of trial and future subscriptions, the billing date/time would not have been set for the subscription. Hence there will be option to only change the Trial end Date/time and the Start date/time of the subscriptions, respectively.
For non-renewing subscriptions, the billing date/time will not be set as the subscription will get canceled. Hence, there will be an option to change the cancellation date of the subscription.
Prorated credits or charges are applied to the subscription if the choice is made to do so.
Impact on the next billing date when Timezone is changed
The charging on Timezome for the site will not impact the existing next billing date as it's already scheduled to occur. This will impact the later renewal.
If we are in Jan and the subscription's next billing date is on Feb 1st. Charging the time zone will have an impact on the March 1st renewal.
To change the next billing date for multiple subscriptions, refer to this link for more information.
Change next billing for multiple subscriptions