How can I create a customer in Chargebee?

Modified on: Sun, 6 Sep, 2020 at 7:36 PM

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In Chargebee, a customer record can be created in three different ways,

  • Automatically, when a new subscription is created

  • Manually, 

    • Through the UI

    • Using the API

When a New Subscription is Created

A Customer record gets automatically when a new subscription(not linked to a customer record) is created through the hosted page, Chargebee UI, or API.

Info: How Hosted pages work Here, when your customers subscribe to one of your plans using the checkout page, a corresponding customer and subscription record will be created in Chargebee.

Using the UI/Admin console

To create a new customer go to, Chargebee Dashboard, Customers > Create Customer. To create a subscription for that customer you can use the Create subscription option from the Action panel to the right.

Using API 

You can use the create customer using the API or create a subscription API to create a subscription along with a customer record.

Here is more information on the checkout page.

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