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If you need to charge clients for a monthly service, Stripe is an excellent way to handle this. You can have clients sign up through your website rather than sending them off to a third-party website. It's a more professional way to gather payment information.If your website is a flat-file website with no server-side language (such as PHP), Stripe won't work.
- The dashboard/backend has an excellent UI. It makes managing users, plans, etc very easy.
- Good feature set in the backend. They give you a lot of control over how you want to handle clients and the plans they're subscribed to.
- Their API is quite robust and well documented. Plenty of examples to help you achieve what you want to.
- Despite the API documentation and examples from third party sources, it can be hard to get setup. Given the number of commonly desired things to setup, it would be nice to have more pre-coded features to get started with less trial and error.
I use both options pretty interchangeably, to be honest. Both Paypal and Stripe connect to the scheduling software I use and prefer (Acuity Scheduling), so I don't have any problem switching between the two. I've also used Venmo for these same purposes, but much prefer Stripe for the integrations, automation, and online dashboard functionality
Return on Investment
- It's had a huge ROI because we have over 100 stripe transactions every month and it is so seamless and easy when we don't even need to talk to these paying customers.
- A lot of times there are smaller deal-size custom plans that require a custom stripe link. These are easy to create and send off from time to time.
- No negative impact on ROI. I think there may be a 2 or 3% fee on transactions but that's pretty standard for these transactional companies.
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Entry-level set up fee?