Payment method integration options
The payment methods you offer depend on the currency, country, and Stripe products you integrate with. Use this guide to make sure your chosen payment methods work for your business and to determine how you want to add payment methods.
Choose your integration
To decide which integration works best for you, consider:
- The Stripe products and checkout options you want to use or are currently using.
- The payment methods you want to enable.
No-code integrations with Stripe Dashboard
We offer several ways to get started with your integration using the Stripe Dashboard that don’t require any code.
Payment Links take your customers to a Stripe-hosted payment page. This page dynamically shows the payment methods most relevant to the currency and customer’s location based on the payment methods you’ve enabled in the Dashboard.
Invoicing lets you automatically charge your customer’s payment method on file, or email them the invoice with or without a link to a payment page.
You can also create basic subscriptions from the Dashboard if you have straightforward plans and pricing.
You can configure Payment methods for Invoicing and Subscriptions here.
Checkout is a Stripe-hosted payment form that you can programmatically define or configure in the Dashboard. Stripe selects enabled payment methods from your Dashboard by default but you can manually list payment methods using payment method types.
The Payment Element is a UI component that you embed into your website or app. When customers are ready to complete a purchase, you create a PaymentIntent or a SetupIntent and configure how you want to display payment methods. You can enable automatic payment methods and let Stripe select enabled payment methods from your Dashboard, or list payment methods manually with payment method types.
You can see an example of these options for one time payments in the Accept a payment guide.
With Checkout and Payment Element you can also set up subscriptions or recurring charges. You can see these options in the Subscriptions integration guide. Or, learn how to manage customer subscriptions and payment methods for Invoices and Subscriptions through the Customer Portal.
Link is a payment method network. With Link, users save their payment details once, then reuse that information to pay with one click on any merchant on the network.
When you add Link to your Elements integration, your customers can save, change, and manage all their payment details in Link. As Stripe adds support for more payment methods to Link, your integration will automatically work with the new payment methods.
Payment method and product support
Payment methods only support certain currencies, countries, and products. Review the following table to make sure your chosen payment methods work for your scenario. Depending on your payments flows, some additional API options might restrict the payment methods you can offer.
All payment methods have specific requirements for their use and may contain additional restrictions that you must comply with, such as marketing guidelines, additional prohibited and restricted businesses, and information about handling disputes and refunds. These usage requirements and restrictions are described in the documentation for that payment method or in the applicable payment terms.
See which payment methods support which countries and currencies:
Country and currency support
See which payment methods support which Stripe products:
Buy now, pay later
1 Checkout in setup mode requires that you pass payment method types.
2 Payment Element cannot be used to create SetupIntents for Bacs Direct Debit. Use Checkout with setup mode instead.
3 Invoices and Subscriptions only support the
send_invoice collection method.
4 Merchant-presented mode only.
Additional API supportability
The following tables detail additional payment method API support:
Buy now, pay later
1 PaymentIntents only support payment method options when used with payment method types.
2 Cards and bank debit methods including SEPA debit, AU BECS direct debit, and ACSS debit support both
off_session with setup future usage. All other payment method types either don’t support
setup_future_usage or only support
3 PaymentIntents support confirmation with Bacs Direct Debit payment methods when the Mandate has been collected by a Stripe-owned flow such as Checkout, Payment Element, and Payment Links.
4 SetupIntents for Bacs Direct Debit can be created through Checkout using setup mode.
Choose how to add payment methods
Your customers see the available payment methods during the checkout process. You can either manage payment methods from the Stripe Dashboard or list payment methods manually in code. See the Accept a Payment guide for detailed steps.
Using automatic payment methods
You can manage your payment methods from the Dashboard by enabling automatic payment methods. This allows Stripe to pull your payment method preferences from the Dashboard to dynamically display the most relevant payment methods to your customers.
Unless your integration requires that you list payment methods manually, we recommend using automatic to manage payment methods from the Dashboard. Migrate payment methods to the Dashboard to utilize automatic payment methods if you’ve been listing payment methods manually.
Adding payment methods require no additional code after you remove payment_method_types from your Checkout integration, or replace
payment_method_types with automatic_payment_methods from your Payment Element integration.
Stripe displays all compatible payment methods to your customers when checking out depending on the chosen currency or any payment method restrictions like maximum transaction amounts. Stripe also presents the most relevant payment methods for each customer based on their location and currency used. The payments acceptance page prioritizes showing payment methods known to increase conversion for your customer’s location while lower priority payment methods are hidden in an overflow menu.
Listing payment methods manually
If you choose to list payment methods manually, some coding is required. Every payment method you want your PaymentIntent to accept must be added to payment_method_types. Unless your integration requires that you list payment methods manually, we recommend using automatic payment methods to manage payment methods from the Dashboard.
If multiple payment methods are passed, Checkout dynamically reorders them to prioritize the most relevant payment methods based on the customer’s location and other characteristics. The payments acceptance page prioritizes showing payment methods known to increase conversion for your customer’s location while lower priority payment methods are hidden in an overflow menu.