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.
The following tabs capture Klarna’s properties and country availability:
Depending on your location, you can accept Klarna payments from customers in the listed countries, provided the presentment currency matches the currency of the customer’s country. However, there are exceptions to this rule:
- Cross-border payments: For non-EEA markets, you can’t offer a currency outside of your borders. For example, a US merchant can’t present EUR to accept Klarna from a DE buyer.
- Intra-EEA payments: In Europe, you can process intra-EEA payments as long as you present them in the customer’s currency. For example, a Swedish merchant can present in EUR to accept Klarna from a DE buyer.
Cross-border payments for Klarna are currently limited to beta users. Sign up for the beta!
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 using the Stripe Dashboard.
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 country||Pay in 3 or 4 (Installments)||Pay later||Monthly Installments (Financing)||Pay now|
|Australia||Pay in 4|
|Austria||Pay in 3|
|Canada||Pay in 4|
|Czechia||Pay in 3|
|Denmark||Pay in 3|
|France||Pay in 3|
|Germany||Pay in 3|
|Greece||Pay in 3|
|Ireland||Pay in 3|
|Italy||Pay in 3|
|Netherlands||Pay in 3|
|New Zealand||Pay in 4|
|Poland||Pay in 3|
|Portugal||Pay in 3|
|Spain||Pay in 3|
|United Kingdom||Pay in 3||2|
|United States||Pay in 4||3|
1 Pay Later in Switzerland is currently accessible by request only. Contact us for access.
2 See the Klarna FAQ for more information about Klarna Financing availability in the United Kingdom.
3 Pay Later in the United States is currently accessible by request only. Contact us for access.
Prohibited business categories
In addition to the industry and business categories listed in Prohibited and restricted business, the following categories aren’t allowed to use Klarna:
- Political organizations, parties, or initiatives
For more information about Klarna eligibility for your account, navigate to your Payment methods settings.
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.
For more information, see Klarna’s Merchant Protection Terms.
Customers can open a dispute within 180 days of the original transaction. Communicate directly with your customer to try and solve the issue together. If you can’t reach a solution, Klarna might step in to help solve the dispute. You can manage disputes through email or by using Stripe’s Dashboard and APIs.
Dashboard or API disputes
Previously, Stripe only supported disputes for Klarna through emails. Now, Stripe provides a way to manage disputes through the Stripe Dashboard and APIs. If you choose to manage disputes using the Dashboard or API, only the new disputes created after you onboard are eligible for the Dashboard and API dispute flow. However, when an inquiry dispute starts off as an email dispute, it persists as an email dispute, regardless if you’ve opted to use the Dashboard or API for disputes.
To learn how to use the Dashboard or API to manage disputes, see Respond to disputes.
Klarna reaches out to both you and the customer, requesting convincing evidence that you fulfilled the purchase order. The company uses the support email address you have listed in your Dashboard settings when you activated Klarna. If you haven’t provided a support email address, Klarna defaults to your primary Stripe account email address. Contact us to modify the email address 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’ll 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, and 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.
Klarna with Connect
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