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Alternatives to Chargebee

Chargify, Recurly, Stripe Billing, Braintree, and Stripe are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Chargebee.
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What is Chargebee and what are its top alternatives?

Chargebee is a subscription billing platform that lets you bill, manage and understand your SaaS or subscription based eCommerce business easily.
Chargebee is a tool in the Billing and Subscriptions category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Chargebee

  • Chargify
    Chargify

    Chargify simplifies recurring billing for Web 2.0 and SaaS companies. Build innovative web applications without worrying how to bill your customers. ...

  • Recurly
    Recurly

    Recurly is the leading pay-as-you-go recurring billing service because setup is easy, integrations are quick, and our service grows with the needs of your business. ...

  • Stripe Billing
    Stripe Billing

    A set of billing and subscription tools for developers and business people. Developers can use out-of-the-box functionality to get started quickly or use the composable API building blocks to design fully customized subscription logic and pricing models. Business people can create and manage subscriptions and invoices—and view detailed financial reports. ...

  • Braintree
    Braintree

    Braintree replaces traditional payment gateways and merchant accounts. From one touch payments, to mobile SDKs and international sales, we provide everything you need to start accepting payments today. ...

  • Stripe
    Stripe

    Stripe makes it easy for developers to accept credit cards on the web.

  • Zoho Subscriptions
    Zoho Subscriptions

    It is a subscription billing platform, built to handle the entire customer subscription life cycle. Automate billing, handle customer subscriptions, analyze metrics, and get paid on time, every time. ...

  • Zuora
    Zuora

    Zuora gives you the enterprise-class, cloud-based tools you need to launch and scale any subscription service, quickly and affordably. Design your pricing and packaging, start taking quotes and placing orders, automate your billing and payments, and keep tabs on your financials. ...

  • Paddle
    Paddle

    A platform that takes makes it incredibly simple to sell apps, games and other digital products.  We think that creators should be allowed to focus on building awesome products, so we handle all of the boring things like payments, analytics, customer support and VAT so that they can do just that. Using Paddle's software development kits, developers can easily set up trial versions, licensing mechanisms, in-app purchases and even track performance & usage with Paddle’s in-app analytics technology -- all under a single dashboard. ...

Chargebee alternatives & related posts

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Chargify

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      Dear StackShare Community,

      I am seeking inspiration on creating a billing & subscription stack and came across this wonderful website and community.

      From what I understood so far, I need something like Stripe or Braintree to collect payments without dealing with PCI compliance or setting up merchant accounts, etc... Additionally, services like Chargebee, Recurly, Chargify, etc. are said to make life easier when dealing with recurring billing.

      Stated below, I've tried to give you some context on what I want to achieve. I am very curious about your ideas and how you'd configure an optimal stack.

      Project context (very high level):

      • Loyalty program for local merchants (stores, restaurants,...).

      • Customers support their community and merchants by shopping local.

      • Merchants grant points to customers based on a customer's value spent in a store, restaurant, etc.

      • Customers can redeem their points at any participating merchant.

      Billing / Subscription scenarios to be considered:

      (affecting merchants only)

      One-time setup fee

      • What: Merchant pays a setup fee by signing up for the service

      • Where: Order placed on the website

      Monthly retainer fee

      • What: Merchant pays a monthly recurring retainer for the service.

      • Where: Order placed on the website

      Manually initiated payment

      • What: Merchant initiates a payment to top up his virtual points wallet. E.g. pays 100 USD to top up 100000 points which then can be used by the merchant for granting points to customers.

      • Why: Points issued to members need to be paid for by the merchant. We first considered billing the merchants post-ante, e.g. monthly based on the points they've granted to their customers in the last 30 days, but this seems too risky: If they can't / won't pay we'd still have to pay out points to the customers (technically to the merchants where the customers redeem their points). Thus, the pragmatic idea to reduce risk by having the merchants to pre-pay for their points by topping up their balance.

      • Where: Web application (with the merchant logged in)

      • Nice to have: Opt-in for automatically initiated top-ups if a merchant's balance falls below a certain amount.

      Invoicing

      • What: After every transaction (setup, retainer, top-up,...), we need to automatically issue and send (E-Mail) an invoice to the merchant.

      • Nice to have: Customer portal with all their invoices.

      Other potentially relevant parameters

      • Currency: Only Euro

      • Country: Only Germany (so far)

      • Tax: Only one tax rate

      • Payment for setup & retainer: Credit Card; ideally SEPA Direct Debit (but that still causes headache due to the SEPA regulatory and risk of chargebacks still after weeks), PayPal?

      • Payment for top-up: Same as above plus any other that makes sense (Klarna, Sofort, PayPal...)

      Again, thank you very much for sharing your ideas and thoughts! I'd highly appreciate any input :-)

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      Recurly logo

      Recurly

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      PROS OF RECURLY
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        Recurring billing
      • 10
        Simplicity
      • 9
        Works with multiple gateways
      • 9
        Supports Value Added Tax
      • 7
        Great support & easy to use
      • 4
        Simple
      • 3
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      CONS OF RECURLY
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        Dear StackShare Community,

        I am seeking inspiration on creating a billing & subscription stack and came across this wonderful website and community.

        From what I understood so far, I need something like Stripe or Braintree to collect payments without dealing with PCI compliance or setting up merchant accounts, etc... Additionally, services like Chargebee, Recurly, Chargify, etc. are said to make life easier when dealing with recurring billing.

        Stated below, I've tried to give you some context on what I want to achieve. I am very curious about your ideas and how you'd configure an optimal stack.

        Project context (very high level):

        • Loyalty program for local merchants (stores, restaurants,...).

        • Customers support their community and merchants by shopping local.

        • Merchants grant points to customers based on a customer's value spent in a store, restaurant, etc.

        • Customers can redeem their points at any participating merchant.

        Billing / Subscription scenarios to be considered:

        (affecting merchants only)

        One-time setup fee

        • What: Merchant pays a setup fee by signing up for the service

        • Where: Order placed on the website

        Monthly retainer fee

        • What: Merchant pays a monthly recurring retainer for the service.

        • Where: Order placed on the website

        Manually initiated payment

        • What: Merchant initiates a payment to top up his virtual points wallet. E.g. pays 100 USD to top up 100000 points which then can be used by the merchant for granting points to customers.

        • Why: Points issued to members need to be paid for by the merchant. We first considered billing the merchants post-ante, e.g. monthly based on the points they've granted to their customers in the last 30 days, but this seems too risky: If they can't / won't pay we'd still have to pay out points to the customers (technically to the merchants where the customers redeem their points). Thus, the pragmatic idea to reduce risk by having the merchants to pre-pay for their points by topping up their balance.

        • Where: Web application (with the merchant logged in)

        • Nice to have: Opt-in for automatically initiated top-ups if a merchant's balance falls below a certain amount.

        Invoicing

        • What: After every transaction (setup, retainer, top-up,...), we need to automatically issue and send (E-Mail) an invoice to the merchant.

        • Nice to have: Customer portal with all their invoices.

        Other potentially relevant parameters

        • Currency: Only Euro

        • Country: Only Germany (so far)

        • Tax: Only one tax rate

        • Payment for setup & retainer: Credit Card; ideally SEPA Direct Debit (but that still causes headache due to the SEPA regulatory and risk of chargebacks still after weeks), PayPal?

        • Payment for top-up: Same as above plus any other that makes sense (Klarna, Sofort, PayPal...)

        Again, thank you very much for sharing your ideas and thoughts! I'd highly appreciate any input :-)

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        Ajit Parthan

        Running a subscription service with just direct calls to Stripe or similar payment gateways is possible but also needs dedicated person(s) for decent amount of development and maintenance.

        Plus features like updating card details, invoice history - all these can be built. Again, more dev work and resources.

        Use of subscription platform like Chargebee or Recurly is definitely a great help here.

        Chargebee offered a simple pay-as-you-go transparent pricing and almost trivial signup process.

        #Paymentgatewayintegration

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        Stripe Billing logo

        Stripe Billing

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            Tim Nolet

            Stripe Stripe Billing Vue.js

            When I started building a SaaS from scratch, I adopted the Stripe Billing product for managing plans and subscriptions. At that moment (roughly a year ago) I did not fully realise that this was a new addition to the Stripe product line.

            One year down the road, I can write this decision and support it with technical details on how I implemented Stripe Billing and integrated it with the Checkly backend.

            Key takeaways are:

            • Keep coupling minimal. I hardcode our pricing and plans into the pricing page.

            • Choose good ID's and a good structure to segment product and pricing. This enables grandfathering customers and adding ad hoc new products.

            • Use one or two webhooks to keep things in sync. We use just one webhook.

            See all details with code examples in the linked blog post.

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            Braintree logo

            Braintree

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            Accept payments in your app or website today
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            PROS OF BRAINTREE
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              Well-designed api
            • 18
              Developer friendly
            • 17
              Easy setup
            • 14
              Reliable
            • 6
              Excellent documentation
            • 4
              Great support
            • 3
              Can use paypal and debit card
            • 2
              Test it without obligation, great SDK/API and prices
            • 1
              Great API, awesome docs
            CONS OF BRAINTREE
            • 1
              Lacking documentation for mobile integrations

            related Braintree posts

            Dear StackShare Community,

            I am seeking inspiration on creating a billing & subscription stack and came across this wonderful website and community.

            From what I understood so far, I need something like Stripe or Braintree to collect payments without dealing with PCI compliance or setting up merchant accounts, etc... Additionally, services like Chargebee, Recurly, Chargify, etc. are said to make life easier when dealing with recurring billing.

            Stated below, I've tried to give you some context on what I want to achieve. I am very curious about your ideas and how you'd configure an optimal stack.

            Project context (very high level):

            • Loyalty program for local merchants (stores, restaurants,...).

            • Customers support their community and merchants by shopping local.

            • Merchants grant points to customers based on a customer's value spent in a store, restaurant, etc.

            • Customers can redeem their points at any participating merchant.

            Billing / Subscription scenarios to be considered:

            (affecting merchants only)

            One-time setup fee

            • What: Merchant pays a setup fee by signing up for the service

            • Where: Order placed on the website

            Monthly retainer fee

            • What: Merchant pays a monthly recurring retainer for the service.

            • Where: Order placed on the website

            Manually initiated payment

            • What: Merchant initiates a payment to top up his virtual points wallet. E.g. pays 100 USD to top up 100000 points which then can be used by the merchant for granting points to customers.

            • Why: Points issued to members need to be paid for by the merchant. We first considered billing the merchants post-ante, e.g. monthly based on the points they've granted to their customers in the last 30 days, but this seems too risky: If they can't / won't pay we'd still have to pay out points to the customers (technically to the merchants where the customers redeem their points). Thus, the pragmatic idea to reduce risk by having the merchants to pre-pay for their points by topping up their balance.

            • Where: Web application (with the merchant logged in)

            • Nice to have: Opt-in for automatically initiated top-ups if a merchant's balance falls below a certain amount.

            Invoicing

            • What: After every transaction (setup, retainer, top-up,...), we need to automatically issue and send (E-Mail) an invoice to the merchant.

            • Nice to have: Customer portal with all their invoices.

            Other potentially relevant parameters

            • Currency: Only Euro

            • Country: Only Germany (so far)

            • Tax: Only one tax rate

            • Payment for setup & retainer: Credit Card; ideally SEPA Direct Debit (but that still causes headache due to the SEPA regulatory and risk of chargebacks still after weeks), PayPal?

            • Payment for top-up: Same as above plus any other that makes sense (Klarna, Sofort, PayPal...)

            Again, thank you very much for sharing your ideas and thoughts! I'd highly appreciate any input :-)

            See more
            Tim Little
            Software Consultant at timlittletech · | 7 upvotes · 60.2K views

            Hi there, I am trying to figure out if it's worth creating a Braintree account to do subscription billing in my Shopify store. The goal is to have as little custom code as possible for the store but be able to do subscription billing services, we already have a PayPal business account, but from the looks of it, we can't use PayWhirl directly with Paypal.

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            Stripe

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              Developer friendly
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              Well-designed api
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              Great documentation
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              Clear pricing
            • 75
              Secure
            • 74
              Reliable
            • 63
              Full integration with webhooks
            • 43
              Amazing api
            • 38
              Great customer support
            • 11
              Easy
            • 6
              Credit cards never hit your server - no pci worries
            • 4
              No merchant account/gateway required
            • 4
              Recurring billing
            • 3
              Easy to integrate
            • 2
              Support for SCA (Strong Customer Authentication)
            • 2
              Great app
            • 2
              BitCoin
            • 2
              Fast UI
            • 1
              Payments without own backend (using Stripe Products)
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              Checkout.js
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              Great UI
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              So easy to use
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              Beautiful
            CONS OF STRIPE
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            To accept payments on updown.io, we first added support for Stripe which is by far the most popular payment gateway for startups and for a good reason. Their service is of awesome quality: the UI is gorgeous, the integration is easy, the documentation is great, the API is super stable and well thought. I can't recommend it enough.

            We then added support for PayPal which is pretty popular for people who have money on it and don't know where to spend it (it can make it feel like you're spending less when it comes from PayPal wallet), or for people who prefer not to enter a credit card on a new website. This was pretty well received and we're currently receiving about 25% of our purchases from PayPal. The documentation and integration is much more painful than with Stripe IMO, I can't recommend them for that, but not having it is basically dodging potential sales.

            Finally we more recently added support of BitPay for #Bitcoin and BitcoinCash payments, which was a pretty easy process but not worth the time in the end due to the low usage and the always changing conditions of the network: the transaction fees got huge after price raise and bitcoin because unusable for small payments, they then introduced support for BCH and a newer Bitcoin protocol for lower fees, but then you need a special wallet to pay and in the end it's too cumbersome, even for bitcoin users, to pay with it. I think unless you expect a bit number of payments using cryptocurrencies it's not worth implementing this solution, and better to accept them manually.

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            Tom Klein

            Google Analytics is a great tool to analyze your traffic. To debug our software and ask questions, we love to use Postman and Stack Overflow. Google Drive helps our team to share documents. We're able to build our great products through the APIs by Google Maps, CloudFlare, Stripe, PayPal, Twilio, Let's Encrypt, and TensorFlow.

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                    Vincenzo Belpiede
                    CEO at StellarTalents.com · | 7 upvotes · 65.9K views
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                    Stripe or Paddle for payment processing for SaaS?

                    we used Stripe + Chargebee once and will NEVER use them again (they charge too much (300usd/month while offering way fewer integrations than Stripe)

                    Furthermore, Chargebee doesn't support managing disputes. We still need to go to stripe for that.

                    Looking forward to hearing your thoughts

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