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Create prepayment subscription


Create prepayment subscription

The Prepaid with Drawdown feature is in the Early Adopter phase. We are actively soliciting feedback from a small set of early adopters before releasing it as generally available. If you want to join this early adopter program, submit a request at Zuora Global Support.


Suppose you run a software company and have configured the following prepayment charge and drawdown charge in your product catalog:

Product: API Calls Prepayment Service 
Product rate plan: API Calls Monthly Prepayment Plan
Prepayment charge Drawdown charge
  • Charge name: Monthly Plan
  • Charge type: Recurring
  • Charge model: Flat Fee
  • List price: $20/Billing period
  • Billing period: Month
  • Prepaid UOM: Million calls
  • Prepaid units: 10
  • Validity period: Month
  • Charge name: Drawdown
  • Charge type: Usage
  • Charge model: Per unit
  • List price: $5
  • UOM: Million calls

Your customer is interested in subscribing to your monthly plan for 12 months. You can create this 12-month subscription for the customer through the Zuora UI or REST API.

Zuora UI

Follow the steps described in Create a subscription

Select the desired product for this order. 

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Update the charges in this product if needed. 


Use the Create an order operation to create the subscription. 

Determine the values of the following fields specific to prepayment charge and drawdown charge in the new subscription:

Sample request body:  Create a 12-month termed prepayment subscription for an existing customer.  

Request POST    /v1/orders
Request body
   "orderDate": "2022-01-01",
   "existingAccountNumber": "A00000010",
   "subscriptions": [
           "orderActions": [
                   "type": "CreateSubscription",
                   "triggerDates": [
                           "name": "ContractEffective",
                           "triggerDate": "2022-01-01"
                           "name": "ServiceActivation",
                           "triggerDate": "2022-01-01"
                           "name": "CustomerAcceptance",
                           "triggerDate": "2022-01-01"
                   "createSubscription": {
                       "terms": {
                           "initialTerm": {
                               "termType": "TERMED"
//Add the prepayment charge and the drawdown charge to the subscription: 
                               "prepaidQuantity": 10,
                               "validityPeriodType": "Month"
   "processingOptions": {
       "runBilling": false,
       "collectPayment": false

You can view the customer’s prepaid balance through the Zuora UI or Data Query

Notes and limitations

  • Evergreen term type is not supported. 
  • The subscription term must be one or multiple times of the validity period
  • The subscription term type cannot be Day or Week when the validity period of the prepayment charge in it is Subscription Term.
  • If the Contract Effective Date and the Term Start Date are different, the difference must be one or multiple times of the validity period.