Stripe Integration: recurring payments
Sometimes you need to collect ongoing payments from a client. With our Stripe integration you can collect the initial payment from within your Qwilr Page, and then set up recurring payments in your Stripe account.
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 Page
With those 4 things in place, you're ready to set up a recurring payment.
Setting up recurring payments
Once you've collected the initial payment via a Qwilr Page, you'll notice that your Stripe account now contains a new customer record.
Step 1. Head to your Stripe account. 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 Create 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 charge will process as soon as you click Start Subscription. If you'd rather delay the first charge, you can configure the subscription to have a delayed start. 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. From there, Stripe will process the charges and send your client receipts automatically. You'll want to contact your customer and let them know everything with their service is set up.