Customize checkout for Payment Links
When you create a payment link, you can customize the look and feel of a checkout session for your user. You can also choose what type of customer information to collect and save for later.
Collect customer addresses and phone numbers
A payment link automatically collects your customer’s billing address when required for completing the purchase.
You can configure Payment Links to always collect a billing address, or always collect both a billing and a shipping address. When you collect shipping addresses, you can define the allowed values for shipping countries, and create one or more shipping rates to include in your link. Learn more about shipping addresses and shipping rates.
You can configure Payment Links to collect a phone number for shipping or invoicing. Only collect phone numbers if you need them for the transaction. When choosing this option, the payment page shows a required field to capture your customer’s phone number.
Collect business customer tax IDs
To display a customer’s tax ID and legal business name on invoices, enable tax ID collection on your Payment Links. Learn how to collect customer tax IDs with Checkout.
Payment Links work with Stripe Tax to calculate and collect tax on your payments. Stripe Tax is a paid product that automatically calculates the tax on your transactions without the need to define the rates and rules.
Fees only apply after you’ve added at least one location where you’re registered to calculate and remit tax.
To get started, activate Stripe Tax in the Dashboard. Learn how to use products, prices, tax categories, and tax behavior to automatically calculate tax.
Collect agreement to your terms of service
Add custom fields
Don’t use custom fields to collect personal, protected, or sensitive data, or information restricted by law.
You can add custom fields on the payment form to collect additional information from your customers. The information is available after the payment is complete and is useful for fulfilling the purchase. You can add the following types of fields.
|Text||Collects freeform text up to 255 characters.|
|Numbers only||Collects only numerical values up to 255 digits.|
|Dropdown||Presents your customers with a list of options to select from.|
- Click Add custom fields in the Options section.
- Select a type of field to add.
- Enter a label for the field.
- (Optional) Mark your field as required.
Labels for custom fields aren’t translated, but you can use the
locale URL parameter to set the language of your payment link to match the same language as your labels.
After your customer completes the payment, you can view the fields on the payment details page in the Dashboard.
The custom fields are also sent in the checkout.session.completed webhook upon payment completion.
Automatically convert prices to local currency
Enable automatic currency conversion in the Stripe Dashboard in test mode or live mode to automatically convert prices to an international customer’s local currency based on their location. Alternatively, you can set pricing manually for each currency using multi-currency prices. Learn more about how to present prices and charge payments in your customer’s local currency.
Save payment details for future use
Consult with your legal counsel or compliance team regarding saving and using payment details. For example, the European Data Protection Board issued guidance regarding the saving of payment details for faster future checkouts.
If you want to save the payment method information to provide returning customers an optional 1-click payment experience in the future, we recommend using Link.
To save payment details for a customer, select Save payment details for future use in the Advanced options section when you create a payment link. You can use the payment details to charge the customer again.
You can customize the look and feel of the payment page in the Stripe Dashboard. Go to your branding settings to:
- Upload a logo or icon
- Customize the payment page’s background color, button color, font, and shapes
Learn more about custom fonts and font compatibility.
Set store policies and contact information
You can display your return, refund, and legal policies on the payment page in addition to your support contact information.
Go to the Checkout and Payment Links settings to configure the information you want to display.
Presenting this information can increase buyer confidence and minimize cart abandonment.
Customize checkout with URL parameters
Some URL parameters allow you to add additional context to your payment page and streamline checkout. You can configure URL parameters directly from the Stripe Dashboard, and use them in the query string of your payment link URL. From the payment links page, click a specific payment link, then click the dropdown menu on the Copy button to add URL parameters.
Here’s an example link with prefilled email, client reference ID, and locale.
We recommend encoding email addresses that you attach as URL parameters to reduce the risk of them not being passed through to your payment page.
You must also enable promotion codes on your payment link, or this parameter has no effect.
|Use ||View the complete list of all supported languages here.|
You can also use URL parameters to track payment links and related campaigns.