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Add customer-facing names to prices

Set names for prices and show them on checkouts and emails from Paddle.

What's new?

We added a new name field to price entities that you can use to describe a price to your customers.

namestring or null

Name of this price, shown to customers at checkout. Typically describes how often the related product bills.

If present, a price name appears next to the product name when using overlay checkout. It's returned in events emitted by Paddle.js, so you can use it in inline checkout implementations.

Screenshot of an overlay checkout. It shows two products: ChatApp Pro and Custom domains. Under the text ChatApp Pro is the new price name field, which says 'Monthly (per seat)'. It's in a smaller font and is a lighter grey than the product name.

How it works

A complete product in Paddle is made up of a product entity that's related to one or more price entities.

Products describe the items that you sell, and prices work with products to describe how much and how often you charge for them. For example, you might have a product for a "Pro plan" that has two related prices: "Monthly" and "Yearly."

Prices have a description field, but this is intended for internal notes for your team. Paddle Checkout, invoice documents, and emails sent from Paddle include the product name only.

The new name field against prices lets you create customer-facing descriptions of prices. It's shown next to the product name when using overlay checkout and on emails from Paddle. It's great for showing more information about how the related product bills.

name is not a required field, so you're free to omit this when creating prices if you don't need to show your customer this information.

Next steps

This change is available in version 1 of the Paddle API.

It's a non-breaking change, meaning it doesn't impact existing integrations.

You can create or update prices using the API or Paddle dashboard to start adding names to your prices.

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