Update Subscription

The Update Subscription request enables you to change any of the following settings for an existing subscription:

  • Plan associated to the subscription
  • Payment source
  • Override value for the recurring charge amount
  • Auto-renew setting (if you set it to false, the subscription expires at the end of the current period)
  • Next charge date
  • Quantity
  • Subscription status (ACTIVE/CANCELED)

Note: If you are using BlueSnap's tax feature, make sure to update the recurringTaxReference parameter if you update the subscriptions' plan or recurringChargeAmount.

For more information about working with subscriptions, see the Subscriptions tutorial.

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Updating Payment Source

To change the payment source associated with a subscription:

  1. Make sure the payment details are saved to the shopper. If not, update the vaulted shopper with the details.
  2. Update the subscription to specify the new payment source.

Please keep in mind that we do not currently support these scenarios when it comes to updating your payment source:

  • Updating from a credit card to a wallet (Apple Pay or Google Pay)
  • Updating the credit card within your wallet

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Switch contract separately from other changes

If you are switching the contract associated with the subscription, we recommend you do this in a separate API call from other changes, such as updating the payment source or overriding the recurring charge amount.

For example if you want to switch a subscription from plan 1 to plan 2 and also override the recurring charge amount for plan 2, we recommend that you first make an Update Subscription call to change the plan. Then make a separate call to override the recurring charge amount.


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Tip

You can test out a request that hits our sandbox in real-time. Follow the instructions here to use the "Try It!" feature on the right side.

Request Content

Send a subscription object, with the following:

Property

Type

Required

planId

integer

optional (required with quantity)

paymentSource

object

optional (see paymentSource)

overrideRecurringChargeAmount

decimal

optional

autoRenew

boolean

optional

nextChargeDate

string

optional

quantity

integer

optional

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Note

If you use the quantity parameter, you must include planid as well. If you want to change the quantity on the current plan, enter the current planId. If you want to change the plan and the quantity, enter the new values for both.

Response Details

If successful, the response HTTP status code is 200 OK. The response contains the subscription object.

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Examples

Request Examples

curl -v -X PUT https://sandbox.bluesnap.com/services/2/recurring/subscriptions/8491543 \
-H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
-H 'Accept: application/json' \ 
-H 'Authorization: Basic dXNlcm5hbWU6cGFzc3dvcmQ=' \
-d '
{"planId": 2283849}'
curl -v -X PUT https://sandbox.bluesnap.com/services/2/recurring/subscriptions/8491543 \
-H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
-H 'Accept: application/json' \ 
-H 'Authorization: Basic dXNlcm5hbWU6cGFzc3dvcmQ=' \
-d '
{"status": "CANCELED"}'
curl -v -X PUT https://sandbox.bluesnap.com/services/2/recurring/subscriptions/8491543 \
-H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
-H 'Accept: application/json' \ 
-H 'Authorization: Basic dXNlcm5hbWU6cGFzc3dvcmQ=' \
-d '
{"nextChargeDate": "2017-10-01"}'
curl -v -X PUT https://sandbox.bluesnap.com/services/2/recurring/subscriptions/8491543 \
-H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
-H 'Accept: application/json' \ 
-H 'Authorization: Basic dXNlcm5hbWU6cGFzc3dvcmQ=' \
-d '
{  
  "paymentSource":{  
    "creditCardInfo":{  
      "creditCard":{  
        "cardLastFourDigits":"9299",
        "cardType":"VISA"
         }
      }
   }
}'
curl -v -X PUT https://sandbox.bluesnap.com/services/2/recurring/subscriptions/8491543 \
-H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
-H 'Accept: application/json' \ 
-H 'Authorization: Basic dXNlcm5hbWU6cGFzc3dvcmQ=' \
-d '

{  
   "paymentSource":{  
      "creditCardInfo":{  
         "pfToken":"3f62200b744f70a07db549a8c9df11647f4c2442df9cb71a75026d0784fe1668_"
      }
   }
}
curl -v -X PUT https://sandbox.bluesnap.com/services/2/recurring/subscriptions/8491543 \
-H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
-H 'Accept: application/json' \ 
-H 'Authorization: Basic dXNlcm5hbWU6cGFzc3dvcmQ=' \
-d '
{
   "planId": 2283849,
   "quantity": 2
}'

Response Example

{
    "nextChargeDate": "2016-08-16",
    "quantity": 1,
    "charge": {
        "amount": 100,
        "vaultedShopperId": 21188909,
        "chargeInfo": {
            "fromDate": "2016-08-02",
            "toDate": "2016-08-16",
            "chargeType": "INITIAL"
        },
        "chargeId": 12117877,
        "paymentSource": {"creditCardInfo": {"creditCard": {
            "expirationYear": 2023,
            "cardLastFourDigits": 1111,
            "cardSubType": "CREDIT",
            "cardType": "VISA",
            "expirationMonth": "07"
        }}},
        "softDescriptor": "BLS*default_descriptor",
        "planId": 2283845,
        "currency": "USD",
        "transactionDate": "2016-08-02",
        "subscriptionId": 8492717,
        "transactionId": 1012463333
    },
    "trialPeriodDays": 14,
    "paymentSource": {"creditCardInfo": {
        "billingContactInfo": {
            "firstName": "John",
            "lastName": "Doe"
        },
        "creditCard": {
            "expirationYear": 2019,
            "cardLastFourDigits": 1111,
            "cardSubType": "CREDIT",
            "cardCategory": "CLASSIC",
            "cardType": "VISA",
            "expirationMonth": "07"
        }
    }},
    "softDescriptor": "BLS*default_descriptor",
    "recurringChargeAmount": 29.99,
    "chargeFrequency": "MONTHLY",
    "vaultedShopperId": 21188909,
    "payerInfo": {
        "firstName": "John",
        "lastName": "Doe"
    },
    "initialChargeAmount": 100,
    "autoRenew": true,
    "planId": 2283849,
    "currency": "USD",
    "subscriptionId": 8492717,
    "fraudResultInfo": {"deviceDataCollector": "N"},
    "status": "ACTIVE"
}
{
   "subscriptionId":39598852,
   "planId":2205010,
   "vaultedShopperId":19641860,
   "status":"ACTIVE",
   "quantity":1,
   "softDescriptor":"BLS*try",
   "chargeFrequency":"MONTHLY",
   "recurringChargeAmount":1.99,
   "currency":"USD",
   "autoRenew":true,
   "nextChargeDate":"2019-02-28",
   "payerInfo":{  
      "firstName":"PIFirstName",
      "lastName":"PILastName",
      "email":"[email protected]",
      "country":"il",
      "address":"PIaddress1",
      "address2":"PIaddress2",
      "city":"PICity",
      "zip":"PIZip"
   },
   "paymentSource":{  
      "creditCardInfo":{  
         "billingContactInfo":{  
            "firstName":"HpfBiFirstName",
            "lastName":"HpfBiLastName",
            "address1":"HpfBiAddress1",
            "city":"HpfBiCity",
            "state":"MA",
            "zip":"HpfBiZip",
            "country":"us"
         },
         "creditCard":{  
            "cardLastFourDigits":"0005",
            "cardType":"AMEX",
            "cardCategory":"CORPORATE",
            "binCategory":"COMMERCIAL",
            "cardRegulated":"Y",
            "issuingBank":"AMERICAN EXPRESS US (CARS)",
            "expirationMonth":"11",
            "expirationYear":"2024",
            "issuingCountryCode":"US"
         }
      }
   }
}
{
    "nextChargeDate": "2016-08-16",
    "quantity": 2,
    "charge": {
        "amount": 100,
        "vaultedShopperId": 21188909,
        "chargeInfo": {
            "fromDate": "2016-08-02",
            "toDate": "2016-08-16",
            "chargeType": "INITIAL"
        },
        "chargeId": 12117877,
        "paymentSource": {"creditCardInfo": {"creditCard": {
            "expirationYear": 2019,
            "cardLastFourDigits": 1111,
            "cardSubType": "CREDIT",
            "cardType": "VISA",
            "expirationMonth": "07"
        }}},
        "softDescriptor": "BLS*default_descriptor",
        "planId": 2283845,
        "currency": "USD",
        "transactionDate": "2016-08-02",
        "subscriptionId": 8492717,
        "transactionId": 1012463333
    },
    "trialPeriodDays": 14,
    "paymentSource": {"creditCardInfo": {
        "billingContactInfo": {
            "firstName": "John",
            "lastName": "Doe"
        },
        "creditCard": {
            "expirationYear": 2023,
            "cardLastFourDigits": 1111,
            "cardSubType": "CREDIT",
            "cardCategory": "CLASSIC",
            "cardType": "VISA",
            "expirationMonth": "07"
        }
    }},
    "softDescriptor": "BLS*default_descriptor",
    "recurringChargeAmount": 59.98,
    "chargeFrequency": "MONTHLY",
    "vaultedShopperId": 21188909,
    "payerInfo": {
        "firstName": "John",
        "lastName": "Doe"
    },
    "initialChargeAmount": 100,
    "autoRenew": true,
    "planId": 2283849,
    "currency": "USD",
    "subscriptionId": 8492717,
    "fraudResultInfo": {"deviceDataCollector": "N"},
    "status": "ACTIVE"
}

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API Explorer

To test out a call, in the subscriptionId field, enter the ID of an existing subscription (e.g. 8491543). Click the "Try It!" button in the right-hand column to test using the default, pre-populated sample values. To test with your own values, edit the parameter fields below. You'll see them populate in the right-hand column and you can click the "Try It!" button to submit your test request and see a response.

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