How to create subscriptions via Stripe

Patrick_Jacobs1
New Member
3 0 0

Hello. 

I would like to have people to subscribe to some products I have, all I need is to send the card data to Stripe so it can handle the subscriptions. But I am not a developer and I don't have much knowledge about it. I have some questions: is it possible to do it with just a bit of help or is it something that requires a lot of programming? Do I need to use PHP or other languages in order to send the data to Stripe or is there any short liquid code I can use to fix it? I know there are apps out there, but I feel it's so little what I need that paying such prices isn't an option. 

It would be great to have some light over my issue, because I can't see any easy fix yet. 

Thanks in advance. 

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SubscriptionBox
Shopify Partner
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Hey Patrick,

Just wanted to let you know that you can use PayWhirl's Shopify subscription app (https://apps.shopify.com/paywhirl-recurring-payments) to do that with Stripe. It lets you setup unlimited payment plans by filling out a simple form and then you can display the subscription plan(s) to your customers in a widget and/or payment forms by adding a small snippet (copy/paste) into your site.

PayWhirl Recurring Payments

 

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SubscriptionBox
Shopify Partner
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Hey Patrick,

Just wanted to let you know that you can use PayWhirl's Shopify subscription app (https://apps.shopify.com/paywhirl-recurring-payments) to do that with Stripe. It lets you setup unlimited payment plans by filling out a simple form and then you can display the subscription plan(s) to your customers in a widget and/or payment forms by adding a small snippet (copy/paste) into your site.

PayWhirl Recurring Payments

 

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Jay_dara
New Member
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Hello,

What if I don't want to use third party app?

I have integrated stripe in shopify,  the payment is showing in stripe but I am not able to create customer with that payment method and giving error like "payment method has already been used, you can't use it again". So can u please tell me how the customer can be generated automatically in stripe as payment is completed Or is there any other option to create subscription in stripe??

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EMC1
Tourist
5 0 8

I have the same question. Stripe allows for subscriptions. How do we integrate Shopify and this Stripe functionality? There should be no need for a third-party app.

munday1609
New Member
1 0 3

Completely agree here.  I have been using Stripe for years with my other businesses, creating a recurring payment/recharging is a FREE feature with Stripe as it allows you to capture the card details and charge against it for future orders etc.  I use it with my vehicle rental business,  any damage that may occur outside of the damage deposit or any additinal costs, I can recoup via Stripe dashboard by the click of a button. 

 

Why do we have to pay (yet again) for simple functionality which is already free with the merchant provider which Shopify already use to process transactions. 

 

This is the thing with Shopify, basic functionality is not there in most cases and it requires apps to make it all gel, apps which cost more and more and more and more..... 

 

Sort it out Shopify! 

PaneVivo
New Member
2 0 1

That's crazy that we need to pay for a third party app while we already are paying shopify and stripe.... I'm beyond disappointed....

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Hi all,

I've done quite a bit of research on the Subscription APIs as well in the last few days. If you look at the Merchant Eligability requirements in the Shopify Subscription documentation you can quickly see an overview of its currents limitations. Long story short: Shopify Subscriptions only works via Shopify Payments, which is a whatelabel platform version of Stripe.

I also hope to see Shopify extend the standard Subscription functionality to other payment providers and a way without Shopify Payments. However, subscription logic is also quite advanced and technical and almost as if you're building "a second Shopify" or e-commerce platform. So it might just be a matter of time/resources that Shopify hasn't opened up more things yet. Let's see in future town halls if more announcements come!

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Just noticed there is a new Subscriptions API forum: https://community.shopify.com/c/Subscription-APIs/bd-p/subscriptions

And Shopify published an FAQ with intended roadmap with Stripe as payment provider on it. Great stuff!