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Alternatives to Stripe Billing

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

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.
Stripe Billing is a tool in the Billing and Subscriptions category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Stripe Billing

  • 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. ...

  • Chargebee
    Chargebee

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

  • Zuora
    Zuora

    Zuora gives you the enterprise-class, cloud-based tools you need to launch and scale any subscription service, quickly and affordably. Design your pricing and packaging, start taking quotes and placing orders, automate your billing and payments, and keep tabs on your financials. ...

  • Stripe
    Stripe

    Stripe makes it easy for developers to accept credit cards on the web.

  • 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. ...

  • ReCharge
    ReCharge

    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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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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PROS OF RECURLY
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    Recurring billing
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    Simplicity
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    Works with multiple gateways
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    Supports Value Added Tax
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    Great support & easy to use
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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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    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 · 52.8K 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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        Zuora

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        Billing, Commerce & Finance to Power your Subscription Business
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        PROS OF ZUORA
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          Well documented API
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          Recurring billing
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          Reliable
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          Extensive Documentation
        CONS OF ZUORA
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          Easy setup
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          Developer friendly
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          Well-designed api
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          Great documentation
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          Clear pricing
        • 75
          Secure
        • 74
          Reliable
        • 63
          Full integration with webhooks
        • 43
          Amazing api
        • 38
          Great customer support
        • 11
          Easy
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          Credit cards never hit your server - no pci worries
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          No merchant account/gateway required
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          Recurring billing
        • 3
          Easy to integrate
        • 2
          Support for SCA (Strong Customer Authentication)
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          Great app
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          BitCoin
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          Fast UI
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          Payments without own backend (using Stripe Products)
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          Great UI
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          So easy to use
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          Beautiful
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          Connect
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          Does NOT have a currency conversion option like Paypal
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          They keep 25% of the income for 60 days

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        Adrien Rey-Jarthon
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        To accept payments on updown.io, we first added support for Stripe which is by far the most popular payment gateway for startups and for a good reason. Their service is of awesome quality: the UI is gorgeous, the integration is easy, the documentation is great, the API is super stable and well thought. I can't recommend it enough.

        We then added support for PayPal which is pretty popular for people who have money on it and don't know where to spend it (it can make it feel like you're spending less when it comes from PayPal wallet), or for people who prefer not to enter a credit card on a new website. This was pretty well received and we're currently receiving about 25% of our purchases from PayPal. The documentation and integration is much more painful than with Stripe IMO, I can't recommend them for that, but not having it is basically dodging potential sales.

        Finally we more recently added support of BitPay for #Bitcoin and BitcoinCash payments, which was a pretty easy process but not worth the time in the end due to the low usage and the always changing conditions of the network: the transaction fees got huge after price raise and bitcoin because unusable for small payments, they then introduced support for BCH and a newer Bitcoin protocol for lower fees, but then you need a special wallet to pay and in the end it's too cumbersome, even for bitcoin users, to pay with it. I think unless you expect a bit number of payments using cryptocurrencies it's not worth implementing this solution, and better to accept them manually.

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        Tom Klein

        Google Analytics is a great tool to analyze your traffic. To debug our software and ask questions, we love to use Postman and Stack Overflow. Google Drive helps our team to share documents. We're able to build our great products through the APIs by Google Maps, CloudFlare, Stripe, PayPal, Twilio, Let's Encrypt, and TensorFlow.

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        ProfitWell

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                PROS OF QONVERSION
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                  Get data from app stores
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                  Fair pricing
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                  Send data to Amplitude
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                  Octane

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