How to request advance payments from customers?

Modified on: Fri, 19 May, 2023 at 5:22 PM


How to bill my customers in advance?

How to request advance payments from customers?

Is it possible for me to generate and send an invoice out to my customers before the due dates?


If you're running a business model that requires advance invoicing, the current feature in Chargebee allows you to optimize your billing flow with advance invoices that work for you and your customers.

Advance Invoicing: This feature is currently available on selective plans. Please refer to the plans and pricing page. If you are on our previous plans, then this feature is available on the Scale and Enterprise plans.


An advance invoice differs from a regular (single term) invoice by allowing you to collect payments for one or more terms in a subscription at one time

Additionally, an advance invoice contains the following information:

  • The dates specifying when each billed term begins and ends, so the duration of the future terms of the subscription paid for are clear.
  • The next billing date, so your customer knows when they get charged next.

In addition to creating a single advance invoice for one or more terms in the future for a subscription, you can also set up an advance invoicing schedule to automate the generation of multiple advance invoices into the future for the subscription.

Click here to read more about advanced invoicing feature.

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