What is a Rebill Transfer and How Does it Work?

Merchants occasionally decide to sell their websites to other merchants. A rebill transfer is an administrative and technical process for transferring active subscriptions, future rebills, and transactional data from one merchant subaccount to a different merchant account.

To initiate a rebill transfer, merchants must complete a Rebill Transfer form. The following preconditions need to be met before a rebill transfer can be completed:

  • Only the Principal owner of an account can authorize the purchase or sale of rebills.
  • The buyer must have a CCBill subaccount that is identical to the seller’s subaccount and
  • The destination subaccount must be active and able to process the same payment
    types as the originating subaccount.
  • If the seller processes Visa transactions, Visa transaction processing must be approved
    and active on the buyer’s subaccount before the transfer of rebilling members. This
    process can take approximately 7-21 business days.
  • The signup forms on the URL must direct to the buyer’s subaccount before the change
    takes place.
  • When applicable, user management must be functioning on the buyer’s subaccount.
  • Generated funds will continue to route to the seller until the transfer is complete.
    The buyer and the seller need to make separate arrangements to transfer funds generated in the intervening time. For example, merchants can use CCBill Account Split Forms to redirect earnings during ongoing billing periods.
  • CCBill affiliates are controlled on an account-by-account basis. Affiliates currently
    promoting the seller’s subaccount will not be able to promote the buyer’s account with
    their existing affiliate ID.
  • CCBill will email all consumers being transferred to inform them that they will now be
    billed as “CCBill*Buyer’s Company Name.”

Our support teams will guide you through the process and coordinate the transfer between the originating and destination accounts. This also includes configuring and reviewing destination subaccounts to ensure all requirements are met.