Building a subscription management application for building shopify apps.

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Hi Developers,

We are shopify app developers, every time we develop a new shopify app we have to integrate the shopify billing. We know this is not an easy task and managing it is very hard. So we would like to build a subscription management system that can be easily integrated to your shopify app. What it does is it will allow you to create and manage plans and customers of your shopify app. We want to make it easier for you to integrate it in your application so we will be building a react sdk for frontend and a node js sdk for your backend. And then we will take care of your plans and subscriptions you can focus on building your applications. We have been using this for some time in our apps and we want to make it public.

We would like to share a small survey that can help us know you more. You can use this link for participating in the survey https://getpostbot.typeform.com/to/pQ82m4KC. You can also comment in this thread we are happy to reply to your comments.

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I'm not clear about what it is you are pitching.

we will take care of your plans and subscriptions you can focus on building your applications

It sounds like you want to handle subscription billing on your side and bypass Shopify. If you are building a public app it would not be approved in this case.

If you plan to add something on top of Shopify's billing API, then could you elaborate? I'm not sure what value-add a react frontend/node backend would offer because firstly there are a lot of other stacks folks are using, and secondly I don't find using the Shopify billing API hard at all.

We would like to share a small survey that can help us know you more.

You can post your questions here. Keeping the discussion on the forum allows everyone in the community to see the answers. 

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Thanks Zetya_Gavin,

We are planning to build on top of Shopify's billing API. Shopify billing is awesome but it lacks some features. We want to leverage the shopify billing api to have more features. Some of the issues we faced and solutions are -

  • All the plan information is managed in code and your database, only the one in the listing is managed by shopify.
    • We would like to a build dashboard where you can create plans, and view the customers subscribed to it.
    • We are planning to add analytics about the revenue growth, plans customers most subscribe to, etc.
  • We have seen people messing with the billing and lose their money.
    • We want to build sdks (starting with React & Node) & API's that manages the plan, payment, etc.
    • Some of the features of sdk include checking whether user is in a plan, showing the plan list, redirecting to accept shopify billing, check whether user have an active plan, check whether user has completed his trial etc.
  • Add integrations that connect with other apps. Two of them are -
    • Zapier - Can help you transfer your subscription details realtime to zapier and zapier can do amazing things like sending emails etc.
    • Slack - You can get the notifications in your slack in realtime when a customer subscribes to your plan, downgrades the plan, etc.

You can post your questions here. Keeping the discussion on the forum allows everyone in the community to see the answers.

We can keep the questions in the forum. Those who wish to enroll in our beta can use the survey.

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