This article describes how to proceed if you receive an email that your Zendesk payment has been declined. Payment may be declined if your credit card has expired or if your payment method is out-of-date.
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Updating your account payment
If you received an email saying that your Zendesk payment has been declined, update your credit card details (or provide a different payment method) to prevent account suspension. Refer to Managing payments for more information. Only the account owner or a billing admin can update payments for the account.
Once your payment method is updated, the Zendesk payment gateway automatically retries to charge your account. When payment succeeds, a confirmation email is sent to all billing contacts listed on your account.
Notifications for past-due payments
The following notification schedule applies for past-due payments:
- First email (Renewal Date): If the Zendesk payment system attempts and fails to process a payment, an email is sent to all billing contacts.
- Second email (Renewal Date +2 days): If the Zendesk payment system attempts and fails to process a payment, another email is sent to all billing contacts.
- Third email (Renewal Date +4 days): If the Zendesk payment system attempts and fails to process a payment, another email is sent to all billing contacts and agents see a pop-up warning in the Zendesk account.
- Suspension warning (Renewal Date +21 days): If the Zendesk payment system attempts and fails to process a payment, an email is sent to all billing contacts warning of pending account suspension and agents continue to see a pop-up warning in the Zendesk account.
Account suspension (Renewal Date + 22 days): If the Zendesk payment system attempts and fails to process a payment, Zendesk account functions are restricted, Talk accounts are suspended, all Insights and Explore reports and dashboards are deleted, and any Zendesk-provisioned SSL certificates are removed.
After the 22nd day, no tickets or emails will reach your Zendesk account, and you won't be able to respond to existing tickets until Zendesk has a successful payment. After three days, Talk numbers are permanently deleted from the account. Your payment method can still be updated by your account owner. Follow the prompts in the portal pop up or refer to Managing payments.
Once you restore payment, you need to contact Zendesk Customer Support to reenable Talk, Explore, and SSL.
- Account cancellation (Renewal Date + 29 days): Access to your Zendesk account is disabled. Insights and Explore reports and dashboards can no longer be recovered. Submit a request to Zendesk Customer Support for temporary (limited access) account reactivation to allow your account owner to update the payment method.
Notifications for manual invoice customers
Notifications differ slightly for customers who aren't set up for automatic payments. These customers are considered manual invoice customers.
- Email reminders are sent to the primary billing contact when invoices are 15, 30, 45, 60, and 65 days past due.
- When an invoice reaches 30 days past due, the Zendesk Financial Operations sends emails to all billing contacts, the account owner, the sales representative, and the AR team.
- If no payment is received after 65 days, the account is suspended.