What is Apple App Store Billing Retry?

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Billing Retry occurs when a customers subscription payment has failed, and lasts 60 days whilst Apple attempts to collect payment.

Billing-related issues trigger a subscription to automatically enter a billing retry state, where the App Store attempts to recover the subscription.

While the App Store tries to recover these customers, you have the option to prompt users to update their billing information or implement a grace period, or both, to assist in recovery efforts.

Enabling a grace period and providing uninterrupted service provides a great customer experience, and avoids interrupting your days of paid service and revenue loss if Apple is able to recover the subscription within the grace period.

How do I get informed when a customers billing fails?

In order to take action on or receive, measure and analyze events related to billing failure or engage with a customer whose billing is failing, you must create an App Store Server Notifications (ASSNs) system.

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