Recurring payments with Stripe
Sometimes you need to collect ongoing payments from a client. If you're using our Stripe integration to collect payments from within your Qwilr Pages, you'll be able to set up recurring payments in your Stripe account.
Note: Recurring payments are only possible for payments collected after September 1st, 2018
In order to set up a recurring payment you'll need to have a few things in place:
- Stripe account
- Subscription plans set up within your Stripe account
- Integrating that Stripe account with Qwilr
- Payments enabled in your Qwilr
Once you have those 4 things in place, you're ready to set up a recurring payment.
Setting up recurring payments
Once you've collected a payment via a Qwilr Page, you'll notice that your Stripe account now contains a new customer record.
Step 1. Head to Stripe and look up the record for the customer you want to add a recurring subscription to.
Step 2. Go to the Subscriptions section of this record and click the Add subscription button.
Step 3. From there, you'll be taken to the subscription page. Add a product and then click the Start subscription button.
Note: In Stripe, the first subscription payment will process as soon as you click Start Subscription. You can configure the subscription to have a delayed start if you need that first payment to happen later. Stripe Support can help you with the correct process.
And that's it! Once you've created a subscription, you've created a recurring payment. You'll want to contact your customer and let them know everything with their service is set up.