Use cases

Modern billing and payments for SaaS businesses

Stripe provides a suite of products to help you collect recurring payments from global users and support any pricing model with ease. Companies like Zoom, Atlassian, and Slack work with us to move fast and scale globally.

Capture more revenue

Power any billing model

Launch new plans and start accepting payments in minutes

Collect and store payment details including cards, ACH, and other popular payment methods. Easily send invoices to recurring customers, and offer discounts and free trials to drive adoption.

Support any pricing model

Billing logic for everything from per-seat pricing to metered billing is available out of the box. Support for backdating, quotes, and tax rates are built right in.

Support custom pricing for complex deals

Give sales teams the ability to negotiate rates and automate the collection process. Sync billing and payments data with your ERP and accounting systems.

Reduce engineering effort

Save time and resources spent on billing

Stop compromising between billing needs and engineering bandwidth. With Stripe’s prebuilt interfaces and billing components, you can easily launch optimized billing experiences without diverting engineering resources from your core product.

Get paid faster with prebuilt invoices

Stripe-hosted invoices get paid 3x faster than traditional invoices. Our conversion optimized invoices make it easy to charge customers around the world.

Launch a customer portal in minutes

Let customers change their subscription or update billing details by sharing a secure link to Stripe’s prebuilt customer portal. Tailor your customer portal with your logo and brand colors.

More billing capabilities

Reliably sync data across all your systems

If you already have tools to manage customers, quotes, orders, or revenue recognition, you can use our prebuilt integrations to reliably connect Stripe with dozens of common systems—from sales and marketing tools like Salesforce and Docusign to ERP and accounting platforms like NetSuite and Xero.

Why Stripe

Optimize revenue with the power of the Stripe platform

Enhance global payments conversion

Stripe supports 135+ currencies and dozens of global payment methods like Apple Pay, ACH, BACS, iDEAL, and SEPA Direct Debit that can help increase conversion by as much as 50%. We also help you handle regulatory requirements like SCA by triggering 3D Secure authentication when required.

Reduce churn with machine learning

Nearly a quarter of churn is involuntary. Stripe’s dunning tools help businesses recover 41% of failed recurring payments on average. Businesses using our smart retries recover 14% more revenue than those retrying failed payments on a set schedule.

Simplify accrual accounting with automated revenue reporting

Automate and configure revenue recognition so you can close your books quickly and accurately. Revenue Recognition effortlessly handles even the most complex scenarios—upgrades, downgrades, prorations, refunds, and disputes.

Save time and money by leveraging easy-to-use APIs

Launch a complete billing system in just a couple of weeks and spend less time maintaining a homegrown system. Stripe Billing offers all the functionality you need to get started quickly and features you’ll need to scale.

Maximizing revenue for subscription businesses

At Stripe, we work with hundreds of thousands of SaaS and subscription-based businesses. In this video, we’ve distilled our top 3 learnings for creating a seamless billing and payment experience.

Case studies

Slack uses Stripe to automate payments & billing

Slack is a channel-based messaging platform that needed help automating custom billing schedules and allowing customers to update their own plans.

Problem

To meet rapidly growing demand, Slack expanded to serve more global customers and large-scale enterprises. Among other challenges, Slack needed to support a variety of payment methods in different regions, set up automation for a custom, usage-based invoicing system, and let customers adjust their own plans.

Solution

In just 2 weeks, Slack worked with Stripe to launch a new system that automated all their billing and payment collection needs across 15 countries. It dramatically reduced engineering time spent on maintaining an in-house system and helped their operational team spend less time responding to custom pricing requests.

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Products

Twilio partnered with Stripe to increase revenue

Twilio is a communication platform that needed a partner to help them improve global payments performance to increase conversion and revenue.

Problem

As Twilio expanded globally, they needed a payment processor equipped to handle international transactions at scale with high authorization rates to maximize revenue uplift, reduce issuer declines, and reduce involuntary churn.

Solution

Twilio ran an A/B test with multiple major global payment processors monitoring authorization rates across card networks. After weeks of testing, they saw a 10% uplift overall in authorization rates from working with Stripe.

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Products

Typeform uses Stripe to launch flexible pricing plans

Typeform is a form builder that wanted to quickly launch new pricing as they developed new products, entered new markets, and closed custom deals.

Problem

Typeform needed to implement a global billing system that would allow charging monthly and annual subscription fees.

Solution

Typeform rebuilt their billing system on Stripe, which let them launch a new set of subscription plans—billed monthly or annually. They can now automate customer upgrades, send recurring invoices, collect payments in multiple currencies, and handle financial reporting without manual intervention.

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Products

WeTransfer migrated to Stripe to scale faster

WeTransfer is a file transfer service that needed a partner to help them scale billing and payments as they grew in size and complexity.

Problem

WeTransfer was growing out of their homegrown billing and payments system which only supported two pricing plans and two currencies.

Solution

Instead of continuing to refactor their in-house system, WeTransfer migrated to Stripe to increase billing flexibility as they scaled. With Stripe, they launched new pricing plans, supported new global payment methods, automated payments collection, and added fraud detection.

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Explore Stripe Billing, or create an account instantly to get started. You can also contact us to design a custom package for your business.

Accept global payments

Support 135+ currencies and dozens of local payment methods with a single integration.

Enable payments for your customers

Help your customers start accepting payments and get paid out from your platform.