HitPay’s recurring billing feature enables you to effortlessly handle membership fees and subscription-based products or services for your customers. This comprehensive guide will walk you through the process of creating and managing your recurring billing subscriptions.

Recurring billing simplifies the collection of payments for products or services on automatic cycles – weekly, monthly, or annually. Moreover, it offers the flexibility to set a maximum number of billing intervals. Regardless of your technical background, you can manage payments seamlessly without needing a website or developer.


Supported Countries

Currently, the recurring billing feature is available in the following countries:

Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, USA, UAE, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, Gibraltar, United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Czech Republic, Denmark, Sweden, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Slovakia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Norway, Poland, Romania, Switzerland

Getting Started

To access the subscriptions page, log in to the HitPay Dashboard and navigate to Recurring Billing > Subscriptions**. Click the Add Subscription button to create a new subscription.

Adding a Subscription:

Fill in the required information on the “Add Subscription” page:

  • Currency and Amount: Configure your subscription’s currency and amount.
  • Renewal Cycle: Set billing intervals.
  • Start Date: First billing date; subsequent billings follow this date.
  • Times to be Charged: Specify the maximum deductions allowed for the plan.

Click “Save Subscription” to finalize.

Sending Subscriptions

Sending Invoices: After creating a subscription, you can send an invoice via email by clicking Send Link.

The customer would receive a link to attach their card to the plan.

Manual Link Sharing: Alternatively, you can copy the link and share it directly with the customer.

Subscription Status

Scheduled Status: Subscriptions appear under “Scheduled” status upon creation.

Active: When a customer attaches a card to a plan, you’ll receive an email notification. Additionally, the subscription’s status on the HitPay dashboard changes from scheduled to “Active”.

Retrying: This status arises when the renewal payment has failed. HitPay will automatically attempt to charge the customer for up to 7 consecutive days before moving the subscription to inactive. It’s a grace period to resolve payment issues.

Inactive: When all renewal payment retries have failed during the retrying period, the subscription transitions to inactive status. It’s important to suspend access to your products/services. Customers can still re-activate their subscriptions by adding/updating their payment details.

Paused: Subscriptions can be paused by you to temporarily stop billing without canceling the subscription. This can be set to an indefinite period or until a specific date.

Automatic Cancellation: If a customer doesn’t attach a card to the plan by the subscription’s start date, the subscription is automatically canceled.

Pause and Resume Subscriptions

Pause Subscription

Pausing a subscription allows you to temporarily stop billing without ending the subscription entirely. Here’s how you can initiate a pause:

  1. Navigate to Recurring Billing > Subscription > Select Individual Subscription.
  2. Click the Pause Subscription option. A popup will appear.
    • Start Date: Select the date when the pause will commence.
    • Pause Duration: Decide between an “Indefinite” pause or a “Specific Date” to end the pause.
    • Next Charge Date: Set the date when billing will resume post-pause.

Extending a Subscription Pause

Should you need to extend a pause:

  1. Find and select the paused subscription you wish to extend on your dashboard.
  2. Click on Extend Subscription option. The initial settings will be prefilled; update the “Pause Duration” as required.

Resuming a Subscription Immediately

To immediately resume a subscription:

  1. Select the paused subscription you’re ready to reactivate.
  2. Press Resume Subscription. A popup will display, where you should:
    • Next Charge Date: Select the date for the next billing cycle. This action reactivates the subscription and resumes billing without delay.

Subscription Settings

With the subscription settings, you have control over what happens when all attempts to charge a subscription have failed. You can choose between canceling the subscription or setting it to inactive, which allows customers to reactivate it later. To access these settings, navigate to Recurring billing > Subscription > Settings and make your selection.

Filters and Exporting

If you have multiple subscriptions, you can use the additional filters on the right side to filter by customer email, customer name, plan name, created date, total amount and status. Additionally, you can also export your subscriptions to a CSV file by clicking on Export Subscriptions