Klarna is a global payment method that gives customers a range of payment options during checkout. These payment options make it convenient for customers to purchase items in all price ranges.
To pay with Klarna, customers are redirected to Klarna’s site, where they select their preferred payment option, then return to your website to complete the order. Klarna presents payment options based on the customer’s billing address and transaction amount. After payment acceptance, the full amount of the order (minus fees) is made available to your Stripe account up front, and Klarna collects the purchase amount from your customer, including any future installment payments, if applicable.
Depending on location, Stripe users can accept Klarna payments from customers in the following countries, provided the presentment currency matches the currency of the customer’s country, as detailed in payment options:
|Merchant Country||Supported Customer Countries|
|Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom||Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom|
|United States||United States|
|New Zealand||New Zealand|
You don’t actually have to integrate Klarna and other payment methods individually. If you use our front-end products, Stripe automatically determines the most relevant payment methods to display. Follow a quickstart for one of our hosted UIs:
After setting up your payment form, activate the payment methods you want in the Stripe Dashboard.
Other payment products
Payment Links also supports adding from the Dashboard.
If your integration requires manually listing payment methods, learn how to manually configure Klarna as a payment.
You can also let customers know Klarna payments are available by including the Payment Method Messaging Element on your product, cart, and payment pages. We recommend adding a site messaging Element to help drive conversion.
Depending on the customer’s billing country and the transaction amount, Klarna can present customers with various payment options. Regardless of the underlying payment option selected, Stripe makes the full amount of the funds (minus fees) available to you upfront and Klarna collects the purchase amount from your customer, who repays Klarna directly. These options include:
- Pay in 3 or 4 (also known as Installments): customers pay for the purchase in three or four interest-free payments.
- Monthly installments (also known as Financing): customers pay for the purchase over a longer term of up to 36 months, which might include interest.
- Pay later: customers pay for the purchase in a single payment in 30 days.
- Pay now: customers pay for the purchase immediately using a linked card, bank debit, or bank transfer.
|Customer’s country||Currency||Pay in 3 or 4||Pay later||Monthly Installments (Financing)||Pay now|
|Australia||AUD||Pay in 4|
|Canada||CAD||Pay in 4|
|Czechia||CZK||Pay in 3|
|France||EUR||Pay in 3|
|Greece||EUR||Pay in 3|
|Ireland||EUR||Pay in 3|
|Italy||EUR||Pay in 3|
|New Zealand||NZD||Pay in 4|
|Portugal||EUR||Pay in 3|
|Spain||EUR||Pay in 3|
|United Kingdom||GBP||Pay in 3||30 days||**|
|United States||USD||Pay in 4||***|
* Pay Later in Switzerland is currently limited to beta users. Sign up for the beta
** See the Klarna FAQ for more information about Klarna Financing availability in the United Kingdom.
*** Monthly Installments (Financing) in the United States is currently limited to beta users. Sign up for the beta
Prohibited business categories
In addition to the categories of businesses restricted from using Stripe overall, the following categories are prohibited from using Klarna:
- Political organizations, parties, or initiatives
Adding Klarna branding to your website
Let your customers know you accept payments with Klarna by including the Payment Method Messaging Element on your product and cart pages. You must comply with Klarna’s marketing compliance guides.
If you’re in the UK, you must review your own obligations under the Consumer Duty. For example, you must have clear, fair, and not-misleading advertising that is balanced with prominent risk warnings and disclosures. Please review all consumer-facing communications (social media, email templates, webpages, FAQs, and in-store materials) and ensure you’re following Klarna’s UK Financial Promotion rules where required.
Klarna covers disputes driven by customer fraud or inability to repay installments provided you follow Klarna’s shipping policy. Merchants aren’t involved in these disputes. See Klarna’s Merchant Protection Terms for more details.
Sometimes simple errors or miscommunication can cause problems with an order. As a result, your customer might open a dispute. The customer can open a dispute within 180 days of the original transaction. The best way to resolve the dispute is to communicate directly with your customer to try and solve the issue together. If you can’t reach a solution, then Klarna might step in to help solve the dispute.
Klarna contacts both you and the customer to ask for convincing evidence that you fulfilled the purchase order. Klarna contacts you via the support email address you configured in your Dashboard settings when you enabled Klarna. If you haven’t provided a support email address, Klarna sends the email to your primary Stripe account email address. Contact us if you would like to update the email address that Klarna uses.
Klarna might request evidence such as:
- Received return confirmation (for shipped goods returned from the consumer to you)
- Tracking ID
- Shipping date
- Record of purchase for intangible goods, such as IP address or email receipt
- Record of purchase for services or physical goods, such as phone number or proof of receipt
This information helps Klarna determine if a dispute is valid or if they should reject it. Make sure the evidence you provide contains as much detail as possible from what the consumer provided at checkout. You must submit the requested information within 7 days. If Klarna rules in favor of the customer, they might initiate a dispute, with funds withdrawn from your Stripe account. Klarna dispute decisions are final—they have no appeal process.
You can refund Klarna charges up to 180 days after the payment completes. Klarna cancels any remaining payments on a refunded charge and returns the already-paid amount to the customer. Refunds usually take 5-7 business days to complete, but may take longer depending on the customer’s financial institution and the type of purchase.
Klarna supports full and partial refunds. You can also issue multiple partial refunds up to the amount of the original charge. Partial refunds update the Klarna order to reflect the new total amount.
- If the partial refund is greater than the remaining balance of the order, Klarna deducts the refund amount from the outstanding balance and returns the difference.
- If the partial refund is less than the remaining balance of the order, Klarna deducts the amount from the outstanding balance and spreads refunds evenly across the remaining payments.
You can use Stripe Connect with Klarna to process payments on behalf of a connected account.
Connect users can use Klarna with the following account and charge types:
|Account types||Charge types||Stripe’s recommendation|
|Custom with destination charges|
Enable Klarna for Standard connected accounts
Standard Connect accounts can enable Klarna through their Dashboard. To check which accounts have enabled Klarna, use the
capabilities hash in our accounts webhooks or APIs to see if the
klarna_payments capability is set to
Request capabilities for Express and Custom connected accounts
klarna_payments capability on any connected account you want to enable Klarna for. See this guide to learn more about requesting capabilities for your connected accounts. The name of your connected account is the name customers see during checkout and in the Klarna app.
In addition to the termination and suspension rights included in the Stripe Services Agreement, Klarna has certain additional rights to suspend or terminate your use of Klarna, such as for breach of the prohibited business categories listed above or for high dispute rates that aren’t promptly remedied.
You acknowledge that:
- Klarna decides if customers can use Klarna for purchases and has the sole right to receive payment from Klarna customers. Stripe acquires those purchases for you and settles the funds to you.
- You must provide customers with any required or requested payment instructions or documents (such as VAT). These documents must refer to Klarna as the payee and not contain any of your bank details.
- You can’t impose fees or higher prices for Klarna purchases or act unfairly towards Klarna.
- You must promptly follow Stripe’s instructions to stop an order process or shipping to help reduce the risk of fraudulent transactions.
- You can’t use any design that’s confusingly similar to Klarna’s trademarks (see Klarna’s branding guidelines).
- You must not permit use of Klarna for purchases by a person who might reasonably be considered to share a financial interest with you, including owners, directors, and employees of your business or any affiliated company.
If you’re in Australia, Klarna provides guidance on how to comply with the Design and Distribution Obligations (DDO) when accepting Klarna in Australia. Most Stripe users don’t need to do anything to comply. If you actively promote or recommend Klarna’s Pay in 4 product in Australia, you may be considered a “distributor” under the DDO and may have to:
- Help Klarna as needed to comply with the DDO, including only promoting Pay in 4 consistent with Klarna’s Target Market Determination (TMD)
- Promptly advise Klarna of any “significant adverse dealing” such as:
- a major complaint or large number of complaints that Pay in 4 causes a customer harm or
- a customer under 18 makes a purchase using Pay in 4
- If requested, provide Klarna with reports about any Pay in 4 complaints you receive
- Keep and, if requested, provide Klarna information relating to any reported significant adverse dealings