Subscriptions represent what your customer is paying for and how much and how often you’re charging them for the product. You can subscribe customers manually through the Dashboard. You can also let them sign up through your website or a Payment Link.
Set up revenue recovery
With Billing, you can enable revenue recovery features that prevent lost revenue in the Stripe Dashboard, without writing any code. Go to the settings page to enable features that let you:
- Automatically retry failed payments
- Send customer emails for failed payment, trial ending, and other conditions
- Build custom automations to recover revenue
Create a subscription
To create a subscription:
In the Stripe Dashboard, go to the subscriptions page.
Click +Create subscription.
Find or add a customer.
Enter the pricing and product information. You can add multiple products.
Set the start and end date of the subscription.
Set the starting date for the billing cycle. This defines when the next invoice is generated. Depending on your settings, the saved payment method on file might also be charged automatically on the billing cycle date. Learn more about the billing cycle date.
(Optional) Add the default tax behavior, a coupon, a free trial, or metadata.
Here are two other ways to create subscriptions:
- Click Create > Subscription in the upper right hand corner of the Dashboard.
sanywhere in the Dashboard to open the subscription editor.
Edit a subscription
To edit a subscription:
Go to the subscriptions page.
Find the subscription you want to modify, click the overflow menu (), then click Update subscription. You can also click the next to the subscription name. From this menu, you can also:
Cancel the subscription. In the modal that opens, select the date to cancel the subscription—immediately, at the end of the current period, or on a custom date. You can also select the option to refund the last payment for this subscription and create a credit note for your records.
Pause payment collection. In the modal that opens, select the duration of the pause—indefinite or ending on a custom date—and how invoices should behave during the pause.
Share payment update link. In the modal that opens, you can share a link with the customer to update their payment details. For more information, see Share payment update link.
Make your changes to the subscription.
Click Update subscription.
Delete a subscription
You can’t delete a subscription. But you can cancel it or pause payment collection. See editing a subscription for those details.