Make new subscribers via new subscription API accounts mandatory at checkout

Sal_francis
Shopify Partner
12 0 5

We are using the new subscriptions API via our customised app. Does anyone know how we can make customer account creation mandatory for subscription checkout? We want it optional for once-off orders but for subscriptions they must create an account to check out. If we cant make it mandatory for just subscriptions what is a way via subscriptions app we can send customer account activation URL to the subscribe customers?

Reply 1 (1)

J-ROM
Shopify Staff (Retired)
66 6 8

Hey Sal_francis,

The Shop.customerAccounts field can only be read via API. It cannot be set to change whether Customer Accounts are disabled, optional or mandatory on the whole store.

The best I can suggest as an alternative would be to look if you can leverage the Storefront API to send your prospective subscription customers through a custom flow where they would provide their email  and password for you to create their customer accounts programmatically.

Hope this helps.
J-ROM

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