Link is a reusable payment method with immediate notification that auto-fills your customers’ payment and shipping details for them at checkout. Customers store their payment information with the Link app, and reuse it across any Stripe merchants with Link enabled. When new customers come to your site, they can use Link to pay with their saved payment details.
You can accept the Link payment method with the Payment Element for web based checkouts.
Accepting Link payments for iOS or Android is currently limited to beta users in the US. Sign up for early access.
How customers pay
A customer who visits a business that accepts Link can make a payment with the information they stored in Link by authenticating with an SMS code. After the customer authenticates, Link loads their billing, shipping, and payment details, and then they can pay with one click.
Customers can change their preferred Link payment details, add new cards, or change their address without you needing to manage the changes. For example, if a customer switches from a debit card to a credit card, Link handles the update and automatically applies the changes to your saved
As Link expands to new countries, more customers can choose from an increasing number of funding sources to match local preferences. This lets you accept any Link supported payment methods with no additional configuration in Stripe.
Link allows customers to pay with any funding source supported by Link that works in their country. Link then pays out to the merchant in their preferred currency and method. When a merchant receives payment from a customer using Link, the
payment_method_type listed for the payment is
Stripe adds additional payment methods to Link as funding sources for the customer’s Link account. On your payment page, Stripe only shows relevant payment methods to the customer based on their location and currency used. As a result, customers get access to their preferred payment methods through Link with no additional configuration or settlement requirements on the merchant’s part.
When a customer creates a dispute, it sends a
charge.dispute.created webhook event and Stripe deducts both the dispute amount and dispute fee from your Stripe balance.