[Subscriptions + Shopify Markets] Determining Country/Market from Subscription Contracts for Pricing

Brian_S
Shopify Partner
153 19 39

Hi everyone,

 

We've run into a bit of a puzzle with the Subscriptions API. From what I can see, subscription contracts only have a currencyCode, but there's no obvious reference to the market or country from the checkout.

 

Now, when I'm trying to pull product prices using the Admin API GraphQL, it appears that I need the country for the contextualPricing property to get the pricing accurate.

 

So, here's my question: How can I determine the market or country where a subscription contract originated? I need this info to ensure I'm getting the pricing right when adding products to a subscription in a Shopify that's using Shopify Markets.

 

Would appreciate any advice or insights on this. Thanks!

Brian Singer
CTO & Cofounder of Subscription Service - Awtomic
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SB_90
Shopify Partner
216 52 68

Hi @Brian_S 

 

Not something I've really worked with before, but in basic terms, I'd think you'd be able to get that from either the customer or originOrder field within a subscriptionContracts query in GraphQL (looking at 2023-04)?

 

I am probably missing something here, and it's actually a much more complex issue, but just in case!

 

Thanks

Brian_S
Shopify Partner
153 19 39

Thanks @SB_90  -  we did look into those.  

 

The customer object actually does have a market field but its based on the default address for the customer and as a result isn't necessarily helpful on a per subscription basis. Also - a customer could have subscriptions in more than one market. 

 

We didn't find anything on originOrder except for delivery address but that's not reliable bc non-physical products won't have one. 

 

 

 

Brian Singer
CTO & Cofounder of Subscription Service - Awtomic
SB_90
Shopify Partner
216 52 68

Hi @Brian_S 

 

Are there instances where neither address is provided?

 

The only other thing I could think to use would be the displayAddress field on the Order object - which according to the documentation will give you:

 

"The primary address of the customer. Returns null if neither the shipping address nor the billing address was provided."

 

But it does feel as if you've found a gap there in terms of the association between the pricing, subscription and order.

Brian_S
Shopify Partner
153 19 39

Yea - i think there are similar problems with displayAddress

Brian Singer
CTO & Cofounder of Subscription Service - Awtomic

LarryReid
Shopify Staff
87 9 22

Hi, Brian. Thanks very much for bringing this to our attention. It does seem to me to be a tricky question. I'm going to have to talk to some people about this, so I appreciate your patience in the meantime. Feel free to ping again in a week or so if we don't get back to this thread.

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Brian_S
Shopify Partner
153 19 39

Thanks @LarryReid - I just wanted to bring this post up as well as it's fairly related and might be helpful in discussions: https://community.shopify.com/c/international-commerce/shopify-markets-checkout-allows-currency-othe...

Brian Singer
CTO & Cofounder of Subscription Service - Awtomic