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Overview

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Recurly was born in 2009 from the changing needs of businesses. By automating the complexities of subscription billing management,...

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Stripe Billing is an end-to-end billing automation solution that helps businesses manage subscriptions and invoices with...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from

$

149

/momonth
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

No info

  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.5

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
95%
would recommend this app

4.6

5

4

3

2

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
96%
would recommend this app

Pros

While the features and ease of use are great, I'm most impressed with their customer service and ability to answer each question my team or I have quickly and thoroughly.

Jack T.

The software is good, the API and connetivity is good, the new catalog upgrade will be very helpful for us. And the support team is EXCELLENT.

SD

Steve D.

The ability to set recurring billing on automation is great and easy to set up. Plus their customers service team is awesome and always their when you need them.

MM

Mona M.

Pros

It has been an excellent experience and I would recommend it to other small business owners like myself.

LL

Lokwatamoi L.

This has been such a great software to use to collect all the payments from our customers. It is easy and reliable, and very transparent.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

It is super easy to get running and use. It has tutorials and forums to help you understand and a great layout which makes everything super accessible.

MR

Miguel R.

Cons

Very frustrating as an admin to manage that somewhat confusing anomaly.

ER

Eric R.

Charged us thousands of dollars for collecting on a single bill.

PN

Poohan N.

At my previous company, we used an ancient subscription management tool that worked but was very painful to use at every step.

RN

Ryan N.

Cons

The only bit about this software that is frustrating is that it takes a while for the money to arrive in your bank.

MH

Matt H.

Difficult and time-consuming to figure out and set up.

PP

Pam P.

Stipe Has Limitations and Difficult to Work With.

KP

Karen P.

  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review4 months ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last reviewa month ago

Key features

  • Total features40
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Advertising Management
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Portal
  • Billing Rate Management
  • Campaign Management
  • Cancellation Management
  • Client Portal
  • Compliance Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contingency Billing
  • Credit Card Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Profiles
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Security
  • Data Visualization
  • Debit/Credit Card Processing
  • Deferred Billing
  • Discount Management
  • Dunning Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Reminders
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • Estimating
  • Hourly Billing
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Payments
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-Period Recurring Billing
  • Multiple Payment Options
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Order Management
  • PCI Compliance
  • Payment Processing
  • Payment Processing Services Integration
  • Project Billing
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recurring Invoicing
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Refund Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Revenue Management
  • Revenue Recognition
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Self Service Portal
  • Subscription Management
  • Subscription Plan Management
  • Summary Reports
  • Tax Calculation
  • Tax Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Transaction History
  • Usage Tracking/Analytics
  • Total features66
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Advertising Management
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Portal
  • Billing Rate Management
  • Campaign Management
  • Cancellation Management
  • Client Portal
  • Compliance Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contingency Billing
  • Credit Card Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Profiles
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Security
  • Data Visualization
  • Debit/Credit Card Processing
  • Deferred Billing
  • Discount Management
  • Dunning Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Reminders
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • Estimating
  • Hourly Billing
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Payments
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-Period Recurring Billing
  • Multiple Payment Options
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Order Management
  • PCI Compliance
  • Payment Processing
  • Payment Processing Services Integration
  • Project Billing
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recurring Invoicing
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Refund Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Revenue Management
  • Revenue Recognition
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Self Service Portal
  • Subscription Management
  • Subscription Plan Management
  • Summary Reports
  • Tax Calculation
  • Tax Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Transaction History
  • Usage Tracking/Analytics

Integrations

  • Total integrations129
  • Authorize.net
  • Dynamics 365
  • FreshBooks
  • Magento Commerce
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Microsoft Excel
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • SAP Business One
  • Sage Intacct
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WooCommerce
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Total integrations38
  • Authorize.net
  • Dynamics 365
  • FreshBooks
  • Magento Commerce
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Microsoft Excel
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • SAP Business One
  • Sage Intacct
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WooCommerce
  • Xero
  • Zapier

User reviews that mention these apps

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Stripe Billing

Stripe easy integration

Reviewed a year ago

We are running Stripe On-Site and Stripe billing in parallel. With Stripe on-site we have good conversion and complete control on recurring transactions we can charge the recurring and apply the discount on run time by running a simple cron whenever we want but with Stripe billing you loose that control and you have to modify the recurring from Stripe dashboard. However Stripe billing provides you better conversion.

Pros

We were using Stripe on-site which increased our conversion rate and had hold on recurring transactions but to compare the difference between on-site and Stripe Billing we integrated the Stripe billing and found that Stripe Billing increased our conversion than the previous Stripe on-site integration. Stripe billing provides built-in dunning management.

Cons

You loose the complete control of recurring transactions and have to use Stripe dashboard to update the recurring transactions.

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Stripe Billing

A must for SaaS start ups.

Reviewed 3 years ago

Amazing product for start ups who need recurring billing as there is no initial or monthly fee.

Pros

Free processing for up to $1 million Easily create multiple types of subscriptions Great analytics Easily integrated with accounting software and payment gateways

Cons

We have not had any problems as of this review to note.

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Stripe Billing

Easiest, developer-friendly subscription solution

Reviewed 2 years ago

Stripe Billing powers our consumer subscription backend, and is an integral tool for us as we scale to more customers.

Pros

Stripe has been working on a solid subscription API for years, and their continued investment into Billing has been super helpful for us - we can easily set up a wide variety of one-time, recurring, and multi-plan subscriptions for our customers.

Cons

Very small nit, but when they first rolled out the product, pricing for existing customers was initially unclear, but the team immediately addressed that.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Stripe Billing

Powerful but fiddly to use

Reviewed 3 years ago

A very positive new product from Stripe to enrichen the Stripe offering with a more robust subscriptions system

Pros

Nobody can argue the power of Stripe Billing. It provides a subscription management and recurring billing layer over the top of Stripe's already great payment system. Things like emails to the customer based on triggers are all included here but everything requires coding via the Stripe API.

Cons

I would have liked to see a higher order product from Stripe to offer a self service membership management panel on a similar vein to Stripe.JS It still requires considerable time investment to learn over and above the Stripe API and there are not so many examples around yet. Dealing with edge cases with subscription management can also be tricky and for now remains an unknown in Billing.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Stripe Billing

Simply the Best Subscription Management

Reviewed a year ago

Stripe Billing was easy to use overall, simple enough to deploy, and has a wonderful support portal and team to solve any other issues you have!

Pros

I used Stripe to manage Saas recurring billing with a few unique models, and it handled each of them after some integration work. It is a very product/business friendly tool that makes it easy to spin up new SKUs/products, discount dynamically, and analyze your sales. Stripe also integrates masterfully well with other reporting tools. I appreciated the work they put into automatically handling security and authentication as well, as it eased the burden on development.

Cons

Stripe can be hard to implement without at least some domain expertise on the team, and if your model is non-traditional. Doing things like highwater billing or multi-SKU billing on software utilization (seats vs. instances) can be a real challenge, and require coding on your side to roll up the right numbers. However, these are edge cases, and the core product works exactly as described.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Stripe Billing

Perfect for one time payments and recurring

Reviewed 2 years ago

Very satisfied. Definitely great for when you are starting out and even with an established business.

Pros

I like that I can use it directly as well as integrate it with my own point of sale system. I used to have to pay for a software that could do both one time payments and automatic recurring subscriptions but this beat them out. I work mostly from my computer and its easy to get into and if I can't remember how to do one functions I can easily get what I need from their support forums or support chat.

Cons

Only thing this won't do is notify me if a payment doesn't go through, but there is a quick fix for that. I just use zapier and now I receive an email notification if that happens. Oh and I had a chargeback once I'd like to see an option to upload multiple documents for disputes not just one. I get that there is only so much file size available in messages plus my contract took care of that issue.