Utilities / Payments / Payment Services

Decision about PHP, Bulma, Asana, Stripe, Let's Encrypt, CloudFlare, Deployer, Git, GitHub, Ubuntu, nginx, Buddy, Webpack, Vue.js, JavaScript, HTML5, Sass, Google Analytics, PhpStorm, Laravel, CDG

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I use Laravel because it's the most advances PHP framework out there, easy to maintain, easy to upgrade and most of all : easy to get a handle on, and to follow every new technology ! PhpStorm is our main software to code, as of simplicity and full range of tools for a modern application.

Google Analytics Analytics of course for a tailored analytics, Bulma as an innovative CSS framework, coupled with our Sass (Scss) pre-processor.

As of more basic stuff, we use HTML5, JavaScript (but with Vue.js too) and Webpack to handle the generation of all this.

To deploy, we set up Buddy to easily send the updates on our nginx / Ubuntu server, where it will connect to our GitHub Git private repository, pull and do all the operations needed with Deployer .

CloudFlare ensure the rapidity of distribution of our content, and Let's Encrypt the https certificate that is more than necessary when we'll want to sell some products with our Stripe api calls.

Asana is here to let us list all the functionalities, possibilities and ideas we want to implement.

11 upvotes·67.2K views

Decision at about BitPay, PayPal, Stripe, BitcoinCash, Payments, Bitcoin

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Founder at ·

To accept payments on, 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.

11 upvotes·35.7K views

Decision at mkdev about G Suite, GitLab, Rollbar, Stripe, MailChimp, Intercom, Basecamp, Slack, Trello

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Cloud and DevOps Consultant at mkdev ·

As a small startup we are very conscious about picking up the tools we use to run the project. After suffering with a mess of using at the same time Trello , Slack , Telegram and what not, we arrived at a small set of tools that cover all our current needs. For product management, file sharing, team communication etc we chose Basecamp and couldn't be more happy about it. For Customer Support and Sales Intercom works amazingly well. We are using MailChimp for email marketing since over 4 years and it still covers all our needs. Then on payment side combination of Stripe and Octobat helps us to process all the payments and generate compliant invoices. On techie side we use Rollbar and GitLab (for both code and CI). For corporate email we picked G Suite. That all costs us in total around 300$ a month, which is quite okay.

9 upvotes·230.3K views

Decision at Gentlent about TensorFlow, Let's Encrypt, Twilio, PayPal, Stripe, CloudFlare, Google Maps, Google Drive, Stack Overflow, Postman, Google Analytics

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CEO at Gentlent ·

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.

9 upvotes·22.4K views

Decision at ChecklyHQ about Vue.js, Stripe Billing, Stripe

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Founder, Engineer & Dishwasher at Checkly ·

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.

5 upvotes·7.4K views

Decision at Livestorm about Chargebee, Stripe, Billing, Business

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Growth Engineer at Livestorm ·

Gonna talk about the #business side a bit by chiming in on our decision for a #billing software with Livestorm. Like many (all? :p) SaaS softwares out there, we're accepting most payments as a subscription via Stripe & credit card. While implementing it in 2016 and accepting our first payments, we soon realized that some customers needed other ways of payments and some had specific needs when it comes to invoices. We also needed ways to create coupons, offer refunds, find delinquent payments etc. Finally, we also wanted an easy way to measure our business metrics (number of customers, MRR, churn etc), even if there are other dedicated solutions for it. So that's how we ended up choosing Chargebee. Chargebee helps us be more flexible and quick to react to customers' needs. Everything can be done by our CS people without any dev time. We're in the process of updating our billing system, and although it's a big project, Chargebee's doc makes it as painless as possible.

2 upvotes·8.5K views

Decision at Shaw Academy about Recurly, Chargebee, Stripe, Paymentgatewayintegration

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CTO at Shaw Academy ·

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.


2 upvotes·5.2K views

Decision at Zulip about Stripe

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Head of Product at Zulip ·

i use Stripe for payments and billing because the API and documentation is well thought through, and the web UI is great for getting a running start. We spent about a month writing a mocking and testing framework for billing with Stripe (all a part the Zulip open source project); join us on if you're considering integrating with Stripe and need some code or advice!

2 upvotes·1 comment·291 views

Decision at Udacity about Stripe

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Senior Software Engineer at Netflix ·

Payment processing for domestic and international-enabled credit cards; subscription management. Stripe

1 upvote·268 views