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Alternatives to ReCharge

Recurly, Stripe Billing, Chargebee, ProfitWell, and Qonversion are the most popular alternatives and competitors to ReCharge.
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What is ReCharge and what are its top alternatives?

It is the shopify subscription solution for online businesses. It makes it easy to transform one-time products into subscription options. It was built with the goal of making payments easy for customers. This was primarily by looking for ways for customers to reorder products
ReCharge is a tool in the Billing and Subscriptions category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to ReCharge

  • Recurly

    Recurly

    Recurly is the leading pay-as-you-go recurring billing service because setup is easy, integrations are quick, and our service grows with the needs of your business. ...

  • Stripe Billing

    Stripe Billing

    A set of billing and subscription tools for developers and business people. Developers can use out-of-the-box functionality to get started quickly or use the composable API building blocks to design fully customized subscription logic and pricing models. Business people can create and manage subscriptions and invoices—and view detailed financial reports. ...

  • Chargebee

    Chargebee

    Chargebee is a subscription billing platform that lets you bill, manage and understand your SaaS or subscription based eCommerce business easily. ...

  • ProfitWell

    ProfitWell

    It provides free subscription metrics to help you identify opportunities and then tools to help you reduce churn, optimize pricing, and grow your subscription business end-to-end. ...

  • Qonversion

    Qonversion

    Qonversion allows fast in-app subscription implementation. It provides the back-end infrastructure to validate user receipts and manage cross-platform user access to paid content on your app, so you do not need to build your own server. ...

  • Debitoor

    Debitoor

    It is intuitive to use. Use the individual invoice template in your billing program and send your online invoice directly to your customer. ...

  • Invoicera

    Invoicera

    It is one of the leading online invoice software in the market. The cloud based invoicing and billing software has catered to more than 3.5 million users around the globe since the past 16+ years. The software can be customized according to individual business need and works for Enterprises, Small Businesses and Freelancers. ...

  • Octane

    Octane

    It is a drop-in metered billing system that gives you the flexibility to bill how you want. It enables software companies to offer usage-based billing. It helps companies meter customer usage, price according to flexible plans, and bill customers through payment gateways. ...

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Recurly

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    Dear StackShare Community,

    I am seeking inspiration on creating a billing & subscription stack and came across this wonderful website and community.

    From what I understood so far, I need something like Stripe or Braintree to collect payments without dealing with PCI compliance or setting up merchant accounts, etc... Additionally, services like Chargebee, Recurly, Chargify, etc. are said to make life easier when dealing with recurring billing.

    Stated below, I've tried to give you some context on what I want to achieve. I am very curious about your ideas and how you'd configure an optimal stack.

    Project context (very high level):

    • Loyalty program for local merchants (stores, restaurants,...).

    • Customers support their community and merchants by shopping local.

    • Merchants grant points to customers based on a customer's value spent in a store, restaurant, etc.

    • Customers can redeem their points at any participating merchant.

    Billing / Subscription scenarios to be considered:

    (affecting merchants only)

    One-time setup fee

    • What: Merchant pays a setup fee by signing up for the service

    • Where: Order placed on the website

    Monthly retainer fee

    • What: Merchant pays a monthly recurring retainer for the service.

    • Where: Order placed on the website

    Manually initiated payment

    • What: Merchant initiates a payment to top up his virtual points wallet. E.g. pays 100 USD to top up 100000 points which then can be used by the merchant for granting points to customers.

    • Why: Points issued to members need to be paid for by the merchant. We first considered billing the merchants post-ante, e.g. monthly based on the points they've granted to their customers in the last 30 days, but this seems too risky: If they can't / won't pay we'd still have to pay out points to the customers (technically to the merchants where the customers redeem their points). Thus, the pragmatic idea to reduce risk by having the merchants to pre-pay for their points by topping up their balance.

    • Where: Web application (with the merchant logged in)

    • Nice to have: Opt-in for automatically initiated top-ups if a merchant's balance falls below a certain amount.

    Invoicing

    • What: After every transaction (setup, retainer, top-up,...), we need to automatically issue and send (E-Mail) an invoice to the merchant.

    • Nice to have: Customer portal with all their invoices.

    Other potentially relevant parameters

    • Currency: Only Euro

    • Country: Only Germany (so far)

    • Tax: Only one tax rate

    • Payment for setup & retainer: Credit Card; ideally SEPA Direct Debit (but that still causes headache due to the SEPA regulatory and risk of chargebacks still after weeks), PayPal?

    • Payment for top-up: Same as above plus any other that makes sense (Klarna, Sofort, PayPal...)

    Again, thank you very much for sharing your ideas and thoughts! I'd highly appreciate any input :-)

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    Ajit Parthan

    Running a subscription service with just direct calls to Stripe or similar payment gateways is possible but also needs dedicated person(s) for decent amount of development and maintenance.

    Plus features like updating card details, invoice history - all these can be built. Again, more dev work and resources.

    Use of subscription platform like Chargebee or Recurly is definitely a great help here.

    Chargebee offered a simple pay-as-you-go transparent pricing and almost trivial signup process.

    #Paymentgatewayintegration

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    Stripe Billing logo

    Stripe Billing

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        Tim Nolet

        Stripe Stripe Billing Vue.js

        When I started building a SaaS from scratch, I adopted the Stripe Billing product for managing plans and subscriptions. At that moment (roughly a year ago) I did not fully realise that this was a new addition to the Stripe product line.

        One year down the road, I can write this decision and support it with technical details on how I implemented Stripe Billing and integrated it with the Checkly backend.

        Key takeaways are:

        • Keep coupling minimal. I hardcode our pricing and plans into the pricing page.

        • Choose good ID's and a good structure to segment product and pricing. This enables grandfathering customers and adding ad hoc new products.

        • Use one or two webhooks to keep things in sync. We use just one webhook.

        See all details with code examples in the linked blog post.

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        Chargebee

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            Dear StackShare Community,

            I am seeking inspiration on creating a billing & subscription stack and came across this wonderful website and community.

            From what I understood so far, I need something like Stripe or Braintree to collect payments without dealing with PCI compliance or setting up merchant accounts, etc... Additionally, services like Chargebee, Recurly, Chargify, etc. are said to make life easier when dealing with recurring billing.

            Stated below, I've tried to give you some context on what I want to achieve. I am very curious about your ideas and how you'd configure an optimal stack.

            Project context (very high level):

            • Loyalty program for local merchants (stores, restaurants,...).

            • Customers support their community and merchants by shopping local.

            • Merchants grant points to customers based on a customer's value spent in a store, restaurant, etc.

            • Customers can redeem their points at any participating merchant.

            Billing / Subscription scenarios to be considered:

            (affecting merchants only)

            One-time setup fee

            • What: Merchant pays a setup fee by signing up for the service

            • Where: Order placed on the website

            Monthly retainer fee

            • What: Merchant pays a monthly recurring retainer for the service.

            • Where: Order placed on the website

            Manually initiated payment

            • What: Merchant initiates a payment to top up his virtual points wallet. E.g. pays 100 USD to top up 100000 points which then can be used by the merchant for granting points to customers.

            • Why: Points issued to members need to be paid for by the merchant. We first considered billing the merchants post-ante, e.g. monthly based on the points they've granted to their customers in the last 30 days, but this seems too risky: If they can't / won't pay we'd still have to pay out points to the customers (technically to the merchants where the customers redeem their points). Thus, the pragmatic idea to reduce risk by having the merchants to pre-pay for their points by topping up their balance.

            • Where: Web application (with the merchant logged in)

            • Nice to have: Opt-in for automatically initiated top-ups if a merchant's balance falls below a certain amount.

            Invoicing

            • What: After every transaction (setup, retainer, top-up,...), we need to automatically issue and send (E-Mail) an invoice to the merchant.

            • Nice to have: Customer portal with all their invoices.

            Other potentially relevant parameters

            • Currency: Only Euro

            • Country: Only Germany (so far)

            • Tax: Only one tax rate

            • Payment for setup & retainer: Credit Card; ideally SEPA Direct Debit (but that still causes headache due to the SEPA regulatory and risk of chargebacks still after weeks), PayPal?

            • Payment for top-up: Same as above plus any other that makes sense (Klarna, Sofort, PayPal...)

            Again, thank you very much for sharing your ideas and thoughts! I'd highly appreciate any input :-)

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            Vincenzo Belpiede
            CEO at StellarTalents.com · | 7 upvotes · 40.4K views
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            Stripe or Paddle for payment processing for SaaS?

            we used Stripe + Chargebee once and will NEVER use them again (they charge too much (300usd/month while offering way fewer integrations than Stripe)

            Furthermore, Chargebee doesn't support managing disputes. We still need to go to stripe for that.

            Looking forward to hearing your thoughts

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            ProfitWell

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                Qonversion

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                  Debitoor

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                      Invoicera

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                          Octane

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