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1. Create an Account with Immediate Activation and a Queued Rate Change

Overview

You can create an account with immediate activation and a queued rate schedule change. Do this if you want to charge the customer an introductory rate for the first month of a subscription, then a different rate for every month remaining in the subscription.

Example: Create an account for a customer. The initial discounted rate upon activation is $40.

On the plan activation date (3 October 2020), Aria will bill the customer for a full month's charges covering the period from 3 October 2020 to 2 November 2020.

After that, the customer will be billed on the 3rd of every month for charges covering a period from the 3rd to the 2nd of the month at a new monthly rate of $45.

To create an account with a rate schedule change, pass values into the create_acct_complete_m API as shown in the sample call below.

Note: Please review Account Registration Best Practices for prerequisites, other important notes about account registration, and additional use cases (here).

Instructions

Sample Call

  1. Call the create_acct_complete_m API using the fields in the basic registration use case.
  2. Pass values into the additional fields identified below:

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This registers your account and assigns a plan to your account. This also generates an invoice for $40 for the initial plan billing cycle based on your rate schedule and setting for full invoicing.

Sample Response

You can use the <acct_no> returned by the API to search for the customer in the Aria application and confirm that the account was created correctly as described in the use case above.

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Note: In this example:

  • On 3 October 2020 (plan activation date), Aria will bill the customer $40 for the first month of the subscription (covering 3 October 2020 to 2 November 2020 ); and
  • On 3 November 2020, and the 3rd of the every month after that, Aria will bill the customer $45 for the subscription. That is because, in this example, we assigned a rate schedule that changed to $45 on 3 November 2020.

 


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