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The core resources within Rebilly are:

  • Customers
  • Payment Instruments (eg. Tokens, Payment Cards, Bank Accounts, PayPal Accounts, and more)
  • Products and Plans
  • Orders and Invoices
  • Transactions

It's important to have a brief understanding of what these mean inside of Rebilly and how they relate to each other.

A Customer represents a person or organization that may purchase Products. The customer may be a lead or a paying customer.

They would use a Payment Instrument, such as a Payment Card, to pay for the products. The amount they paid is determined by the pricing Plan. A product may have one or more pricing plans associated with it.

When they purchase, they do so by placing an order. An order is called a Subscription. A subscription can be for one-time orders too.

A Subscription generates an Invoice. If it is recurring, it will generate an invoice at each period renewal. An invoice can be paid by making a Transaction.

This closes the loop on the most important core resources within Rebilly.

We recommend you read through the core concepts section of this website before continuing to the tutorial.