Dynamic initial price for a subscription

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Dynamic initial price for a subscription

BartekL
Shopify Partner
5 1 1

Hi,

we're building an app for a client who offers highly customizable products as a subscription.

The problem we currently have is that there is no way (that we know of) to create a checkout with an item on a selling plan with custom price.

 

I know we can alter the subscription contract price afterwards, but we're not able to set a custom price on the initial checkout.

 

We tried multiple options like:

- Creating a Checkout object via API, but it doesn't even let us create it for a product which can be sold only as a subscription

- Creating a Draft Order with a custom product and then creating a Subscription Contract based on it, but an Order doesn't contain Payment Method ID, so we can't make a seamless conversion from a single order into a subscription.

 

Is there any way to create a checkout for a subscription with a custom price?

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Greg_P
Shopify Partner
41 4 30

This is an accepted solution.

Hello @BartekL,

 

I think you can use functions for your case, fresh solution from Shopify: https://shopify.dev/docs/api/functions/reference/cart-transform/developer-preview#example-update-ope...

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Greg_P
Shopify Partner
41 4 30

This is an accepted solution.

Hello @BartekL,

 

I think you can use functions for your case, fresh solution from Shopify: https://shopify.dev/docs/api/functions/reference/cart-transform/developer-preview#example-update-ope...

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BartekL
Shopify Partner
5 1 1

This looks very promising, I'll direct my research that way.

 

One thing, it says it's currently in developer preview. Do you have any idea when it might be available publicly?