An invoice is a document, associated with a sale, that a vendor provides to a customer. The invoice lists line items, with details about the services or goods sold, as well as the quantity, price, and taxes. Invoices can be created from both the Stripe Dashboard and the Invoices API, and come in two forms:
You can collect payment on invoices in two ways:
- Charging automatically to the payment method on file.
- Sending the invoice to customers via email, with hosted payment pages attached.
Using either collection method, Stripe’s auto-reconciliation logic reconciles asynchronous payments, such as ACH credit transfers and wires, to pay open invoices.