Accelerate growth with Stripe Billing

Stripe Billing lets you bill and manage customers however you want—from simple recurring billing to usage-based billing and sales-negotiated contracts. Collect and retain more revenue, automate revenue management workflows, and accept payments globally.

Integrate and iterate quickly

Start collecting one-time or recurring payments via card, bank transfers, and other popular payment methods instantly. Test and roll out changes via our API or right in the Dashboard.

Support any recurring business model

Flexible billing logic for everything from per-seat pricing to metered billing out of the box. Support for coupons, free trials, prorations, add-ons, and overages is built-in.

Collect more revenue

Reduce churn with smart retries, automated failed payment emails, and an automatic card updater. In 2021, Stripe Billing helped businesses recover 38% of failed payments on average.

Optimize operations

Understand your growth, churn, and financial health with automated reporting and revenue recognition. Streamline critical business processes with modular revenue and finance automation tools that work seamlessly together.

For developers

Building blocks for recurring billing

The Stripe Billing API is easy to integrate with existing websites, mobile apps, and CRM systems. Developers can use our composable API to get started quickly or design customized subscription logic and pricing models.

Flat rate

Access all features for a single monthly or annual price

Multiple prices

A single product that may be offered at different prices

Per seat billing

A price that is dependent on the number of active users during the billing period

Usage-based billing

A variable price based on product usage

Flat rate + overage

A flat monthly rate with extra charges for usage that exceeds a fixed quota
Product core
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Product growth
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Price monthly_eur
Product enterprise_user
Price user_USD
Product storage
Price monthly_tiered Tiers
1-1k: €1.00/GB 1k-10k: €0.50/GB 10k+: €0.25/GB
Product base
Price monthly_tiered
Product overage
Price monthly_usd Tiers
1-1k: €0/GB 1k+: €0.50/GB
Subscription Acme Contract
Customer Acme Corp.
Invoice April 2020

For business teams

End-to-end billing software, no code required

Start accepting recurring payments in minutes. Use Invoicing to collect payments from existing customers or share a payment link to sell a subscription—no code required. Once you're set up, you can manage accounts and view detailed financial and revenue reports directly from the Dashboard. You can also enable your customers to self-manage their subscriptions by sharing a link to a secure, prebuilt customer portal.
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Granular control

Effortlessly design and test pricing plans

Iterate on your pricing as quickly as you improve your product with Stripe’s flexible subscription billing components.
  • One-time

    Charge for one-time purchases.

  • Recurring billing

    Charge a single price on a recurring basis.

  • Usage-based billing

    Calculate billing based on product usage.

  • Tiered pricing

    Charge different prices based on volume tiers.

  • Promotions and trial periods

    Adjust billing with discounts and trials.

  • Billing frequency

    Bill daily, weekly, monthly, or annually in advance or in arrears, and set custom future start dates.

Invoice
Billing period from March 1st, 2021 to March 31st, 2021
Billing period from March 15th, 2021 to April 14th, 2021
Billing period Mar 1st, 2021 to Mar 31st, 2021
Billing period Mar 15th, 2021 to Apr 14th, 2021
Description Qty Price Amount
Setup fee 1 $600.00 $600.00
Enterprise (per user) 28 $50.00 $1,400.00
Additional bandwidth (per GB) 20 $50.00 $1,000.00
Storage (per GB)
First 1,000 1,000 $1.00 $1,000.00
Next 1,001 to 10,000 9,000 $0.50 $4,500.00
10,001 and above 100 $0.25 $25.00
Discount (referral) -$1,000.00
Total $0
See which pricing models are the most popular among subscription businesses in Stripe’s State of subscription and billing management report.

International

Global payments built-in

Accept any payment method with our unified API—no one-off integrations or separate contracts required. Learn why more than 70% of recurring revenue businesses are planning to add new payment methods in the State of subscription and billing management report.

International cards and currencies

Accept all major debit and credit card payments in 135+ currencies. If needed, enable 3D Secure for any payment.

Payment methods

Support more than just cards using local payment methods, which you can activate from the Dashboard with a click.

Unified billing approach

Power any go-to-market strategy

Stripe Billing is a single solution that modernizes all billing workflows so you can accelerate and scale growth.

Streamline sales-led processes

Stripe Billing is designed to integrate seamlessly into your existing quote-to-cash workflow. Integrate with your CRM software, and configure and send custom quotes to prospects. Use invoices to automate accounts receivables and manage customer billing over the entire lifecycle. View detailed financial and revenue reports directly from the Dashboard or sync data into your ERP or data warehouse.

Enable self-serve growth

Scale your business by making it easy for customers to sign up wherever they are. Integrate with your existing eCommerce platform or provide a customizable interface for displaying subscriptions and plans. Empower customers to self-manage subscription payment methods, upgrades, and downgrades in a secure, prebuilt customer portal.

Compatible with core systems

Integrate with your existing workflows

Unify your sales channels with a single billing system that connects your CRM, order management software, reseller billing platform, ERP, accounting, and other systems.
Acquire
  • Trials
  • Quotes
  • Pricing Page
  • Customer Portal
Collect
  • Payments
  • Subscriptions
  • Invoicing
  • Sales Tax and VAT
Report
  • Business metrics
  • Revenue recognition
  • Trends and insights
  • Accounting reports
Grow
  • Churn analytics
  • Recovery and collection
  • Automations
  • Optimizations

Self-serve and sales-negotiated channels

ERP and accounting software

Data warehouse

Compliance

Protect your revenue, simplify PSD2 compliance

Since September 2019, PSD2 regulation requires your European customers to provide Strong Customer Authentication for subscription and invoice payments. Stripe Billing helps protect your revenue by identifying which charges require SCA and triggering 3D Secure authentication when required.

Minimize churn

Banks will decline recurring payments that require SCA unless you obtain authentication from customers. Stripe can automatically email your subscribers to request 3D Secure authentication and minimize involuntary churn. You can customize the emails to match your brand and create reminders if customers don’t take action.
Confirm your $9.99 payment
Please confirm your monthly payment to Typographic using Visa Secure. Your bank requires this security measure for your card ending in 4242.
Confirm payment

Confirm payment

Stripe Billing lets you send invoices with built-in support for credit and debit cards. The hosted invoice page detects which payments require SCA and seamlessly requests 3D Secure authentication as part of the payment process.
Invoice from Typographic Invoice00108
$2,500 due June 14, 2019
Card Number
MM/YY
CVC
Pay in full
or pay with ACH or wire
Invoice paid $2,500 paid June 14, 2019
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$2,500 Approve this payment through your banking app
Confirm purchase
$2,500 Authenticate to complete this payment

Invoicing

Customizable and comprehensive hosted invoices

Send recurring invoices for subscriptions or one-off invoices in a few clicks. Get your invoices paid faster with credit and debit cards, and configure email reminders for invoices that are overdue. Tailor invoices to match your brand, configure templates to display just the right customer and product information, and apply inclusive or exclusive tax rates for different locales.

Global templates

Send compliant invoices in 13 languages and configure custom text fields, footers, and memos to display all the necessary customer and product information.

Flexible tax collection

Manually apply tax rates to individual line items or whole invoices. Or, use Stripe Tax to automatically calculate and collect sales tax, VAT, and GST in your invoices.

Match your brand

Customize the look and feel of invoices by adding your logo and selecting the color palette. You can even add a personal message, like a thank-you note.

A more efficient way to accept wire transfers and bank transfers

While often more effective for larger invoice amounts, supporting payment methods like bank transfers and wires can require tedious and manual accounts receivable efforts. Stripe Billing automates how businesses support B2B payment methods.

Automate reconciliation

Stripe generates virtual bank account numbers to keep your company’s banking details private and automatically reconciles incoming payments with outstanding invoices.
Processing bank transfers
Traditional flow
Stripe
Send invoice
Manual Automatic
Review bank statement
Manual Automatic
Notice new customer payment
Manual Automatic
Match payment with invoice
Manual Automatic
Mark invoice as paid
Manual Automatic

Retention

From one-time order to lifetime customer

Automate every part of recurring relationships—from managing customer events to retrying failed payments at the ideal time.

Reduce involuntary churn

Nearly a quarter of churn is involuntary—it’s caused by missed payments or declined cards. And 43% of recurring revenue businesses expect customer churn will continue to increase. Stripe’s dunning tools help businesses recover 38% of failed recurring payments on average, and businesses using our Smart Retries recover 11% more revenue than those retrying failed payments on a set schedule. In 2022, Stripe’s recovery tools helped businesses recover $3.85 billion in revenue.

We recovered 12% of revenue through Stripe Billing’s automatic card updater.

Automatic card updater

Stripe works directly with card networks to update payment details with new card numbers or expiry dates.

Smart retry logic

Machine learning algorithms train on data from across the Stripe network to optimize retry logic and failed payments.

Automatic reminders

Maximize your chances of getting paid with prebuilt email reminders for missed or overdue payments.

Optimize the customer lifecycle

Use Stripe as a system of record for the customer lifecycle: manage important events such as automatically provisioning services for new subscribers or sending reminders for renewals. You can also enable your customers to self-manage their subscriptions with the customer portal.
Customer for Michel Durand was created
15 days ago
Subscribed to Bronze Plan
15 days ago
Trial ended for Bronze Plan
10 days ago
Subscribed to Additional Storage
10 days ago
Stripe automatically updated a Visa ending in 4242
7 days ago
Canceled subscription to Additional Storage
5 days ago
€100.00 off discount applied to the customer’s account
3 days ago
Changed subscription from Bronze Plan to Gold Plan
1 day ago
Payment failed and an alert was sent
7 hours ago
Updated payment method to Visa ending in 4028
2 hours ago

Webhooks

Automatically notify other systems of lifecycle events, including new subscriptions, payments, and cancellations.

Billing proration

Stripe automatically prorates billing when any plan changes occur.

Renewal rules

Configure rules to automatically or manually renew customers’ subscriptions.

Customer portal

Allow your customers to self-manage their subscriptions by sharing a link to a secure, prebuilt customer portal.

What’s included

End-to-end billing software

Focus on your product and customer experience and let Stripe optimize and automate order flows, billing logic, subscription management, invoicing, payments, revenue recovery, and more.

Selling

  • Online checkout
  • Pricing table
  • Payment Links
  • Hosted invoices
  • Point-of-sales purchase
  • Adaptive Acceptance
  • Custom quotes
  • CRM integrations
  • CPQ integrations
  • Free trials

Billing

  • Invoicing
  • Customer portal
  • Credit notes
  • Billing for platforms
  • Subscription schedules
  • Pricing models
  • Coupons and discounts
  • Prorations
  • Sales contract schedules
  • Installments
  • Subscription backdating
  • Test clocks
  • Automatic tax calculation
  • Invoice compliance
  • Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS)
  • E-mandates for recurring transactions
  • Subscription cancellations compliance
  • Strong Customer Authentication (SCA)

Revenue optimization

  • Credit cards
  • Wallets
  • Bank redirects