Price Override 

Overview 

Businesses that generate a high volume of transactions could demand a separate price based on their predicted volume of sales or revenue. This negotiation could happen between you, the business provider and the customer, and the decided price can be stored against the customer subscription.

These overrides are generally provided to acquire large enterprise customers and each customer will have their own pricing requirements on procurement. These deal details are not accessible for other customers and are bound by contract terms covering legal and privacy requirements. Your sales teams can utilize the Price Override feature to handle customer specific pricing for their customers.

Note

In addition to overriding the price of your plans, addons, and charges you can also override the tier range for plan and addon price points that have volume, tiered, or stairstep pricing models.

Configuring Price and Tier Override 

To enable price and tier overrides for your Chargebee site, follow the steps below:

  1. Login to your Chargebee site.

  2. Click Settings > Configure Chargebee > Billing LogIQ > Customers & Subscriptions > Price Override.

  3. On the Price Override popup, enable the Price Override option.

  4. Enable Tier Range Override option to allow your team users to update the tier range for plans and addons that have volume, tiered, or stairstep pricing models.

  5. Click Apply.

Overriding Product Price and Tier Range 

After enabling the override settings on your Chargebee site, you can override the prices and tiers of the products via the user interface or API.

You can update the price and tier range of plans, addons, and charges via the application user interface in the following scenarios:

  • Creating a new subscription for a new customer or an existing customer.
  • Updating an existing subscription.
  • Creating a quote for a new subscription, existing subscription, or one-time charge.
  • Creating a charge using Add Charge or Add One-Time Charges and Quick Charges.
  • Updating the price of your plans, addons, or charges.
Note

Only users with the following roles in Chargebee can override prices and tier ranges:

  • Support Agent
  • Sales Manager
  • Admin

Subscriptions 

If you want to alter the price of a plan, addon, or charge for a subscription, you can do so while creating a new subscription or updating an existing subscription.

To override the price of a plan or addon for a new or an existing subscription, follow the steps below:

  1. Login to your Chargebee site and click Subscriptions.

  2. Click +Create Subscription to create a new subscription, or click open an existing subscription record and click Edit Subscription.

  3. On the Create/Edit Subscription page select the plan, addons, and charges that you want to add, and update the Amount/Price field as required.

  4. Click View tier breakdown for subscriptions that are created with plans, addons, or charges with volume, tiered, stair-step price points.

  5. On the Pricing breakdown popup, modify the price per unit as required and close the popup.

  6. Click Create/Update.

The modified prices will be displayed in the subsequent invoices going forward.

For subscriptions that are created for plans, addons, or charges with tiered price-points, when the setting to Allow Tier Range Override is enabled, you can override the tier range along with their price.

To override the tier range and price while creating or updating a subscription record, follow the steps below:

  1. On the Create/Edit Subscription page the Quantity and Amount for the selected plan, addon or charge is displayed.

  2. Click View tier breakdown.

  3. On the Tiered Pricing breakdown popup - Edit tab, the tier ranges are displayed with the lower(From) and upper(To) limits along with the price per unit for each tier range.

    • Click to override the To unit of each range, based on which the From unit of the subsequent range gets automatically updated. The ‘To' unit value cannot be lesser than the ‘From' unit value.

    • Click the Price per Unit field to override the price for the respective range.

    • Add a new tier range at the bottom of the breakdown list by specifying the tier range To unit value and price per unit for the tier range.
      Note: You cannot add new tier ranges in between the breakdown list.

    • Hover over the amount field of a tier line item and click the delete icon to remove the tier. Here again, the From unit of the subsequent tier gets automatically updated to accommodate the deleted range.

      Note: You cannot delete the first tier line item.

    • Click the Show default pricing tab to view the original price and tier breakdown of the product as defined in the product catalog.

    • Click Preview and on the preview screen, a comparison between the Existing and New Tier Range and Price Per Unit is displayed for your reference.

    • Click Go back to edit to make further changes or click Done to save your changes in a draft mode. If you revisit the Tiered Pricing breakdown popup by clicking the View tier breakdown, the popup displays the last updated tier ranges and prices.
      Note: At any point in time while overriding the tier range or prices, if you exit the Pricing breakdown popup by clicking Dismiss or the Close icon or by clicking anywhere outside the popup, your changes do not get saved and will be lost. You need to start overriding from scratch.

  4. On the Create/Edit Subscription page, click See breakdown to view a complete breakdown of the chargeable pricing along with proration based on your tier and price override.

  5. Click Create/Update to save your changes to the subscription record.

The modified tier units and prices gets displayed in the subsequent invoices going forward.

While overriding the tier units and prices of the same product in the subscription record again, the Pricing breakdown popup, displays a Show existing pricing tab in addition to the Show default pricing tab. You can view the last added overridden pricing along with the original pricing of the product.

Click Restore pricing to restore the default tier ranges and pricing as defined in the product catalogue to the subscription.

When Price override setting is enabled and the price is overridden for a subscription record, the subscription details page displays a label PRICE OVERRIDE SET.

When Tier override setting is enabled and the tiers are overridden for a subscription record, the subscription details page displays a label TIER OVERRIDE SET.

Quotes 

To override the price of a plan or addon while creating a quote for a subscription, or a customer, or a one-time charge, follow the steps below:

  1. Login to your Chargebee site and click Subscriptions/Customers.
  2. Click open the subscription or the customer record for which you are creating the quote and click Create Quote.
  3. On the Create Quote pop-up, select For a new subscription, For an existing subscription, or For a One-time charge.
  4. On the Create Quote for a new subscription or Create Quote for One-time charge page, select the plan, addons, or charges that you want to add, and update the Amount or Price field as required.
  5. Click View tier breakdown for subscriptions that are created with plans, addons, or charges with volume, tiered, stair-step price points, .
  6. On the Pricing breakdown popup, you can modify the tier range units and the price per unit as required.
  7. Click Create.

Plans 

To override or edit the price or set a custom price for a plan that has subscriptions attached to it, check out the Plans page.

Note that once you override the price of a plan for a subscription, all subsequent instances of the plan as a part of the subscription will quote the new price.

Limitations 

FAQs 

1. What is the difference between price override and creating customer specific plans or addons?

Customer specific plans will require you to manage a bunch of plans for each customer you negotiate and override the price with - it is feasible but you should plan to manage a bunch of plans per customer.

Customer specific coupons will show up in the invoice along with the original price, so it is not a good option to show a discount when a discount is not actually applied. Additionally, managing multiple coupons per customer will also be a challenge as different coupon value discounts should be created and managed for customers.

Adding $1 Addons of ‘x' quantity is not a viable option either. Imagine a $399 plan is overridden to $349 for a customer, then 349 * $1 addons should be added to the subscription.

The Price Override feature allows you to enter a custom price - a clean approach to managing and displaying custom prices per customer in the invoices.

2. Will the prices overridden at Subscription level, get updated in the Product Catalog?

No, the plan will continue to have the original price, only a particular customer subscription will have the overridden price.

Additionally, if the same customer is subscribing for the same plan again (rare, but possible), the catalog prices will be applied, not the overridden prices.

3. Will the overridden prices get applied to other customers purchasing the same plan/addon?

No, prices will not be applied to other customers, it is specific to a customer subscription only.

4. Can I send the price update for approval to my Sales Manager?

No, approval process is not supported.

5. Can I upload agreement/contract documents?

Yes, agreements, contracts and other documents can be uploaded using Chargebee's File Attachment feature.

6. What will happen if a subscription with overridden prices is cancelled or deleted?

The subscription will be cancelled/ deleted, the overridden prices will not be available. It is important to note, however, that the overridden price will be applied to the subscription in case the same plan/addon is reactivated.

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