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We've been using Stripe for a while to charge our customers (mostly for the ads you see on StackShare), but we only recently realized that you can actually invoice and charge customers all through Stripe's UI 馃槺

You just need a customer's email address, then you add them as a customer and create a new invoice and send it to the customer- all via the Stripe dashboard. The customer then gets an email with a link to the pay the invoice (via credit card, ACH, or wire transfer). Once the customer clicks the link in the email to pay they're taken to a page hosted at pay.stripe.com where they can download a PDF of the invoice and pay via credit card, or ACH/wire transfer.

Nevermind the fact that we built an entire Rails app to do all this 馃槖 We'll be sunsetting our payments app soon. I wish someone had told us about these features sooner! I doubt they had this when we first built the app but we could have stopped using/maintaining the app a while ago. Stripe is amazing. That is all.

#invoicing #payments

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David Gorcey
David Gorcey
July 19th 2019 at 9:31PM

Yeah, even people with no accounts receivable/billing experience like me find it pretty easy. I'd recommend it if you're handling billing for whatever project you're working on as an easy way to make sure you get paid. 馃

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Christopher Wray
Christopher Wray
March 12th 2020 at 9:00PM

Wow. Where is the docs for this? Sounds great!!

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Yonas Beshawred
Yonas Beshawred
March 12th 2020 at 9:56PM

It's amazing! Docs: https://stripe.com/docs/billing/invoices/hosted

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Christopher Wray
Christopher Wray
March 12th 2020 at 11:02PM

Thank you! And feel honored you responded to my comment. Sweet app you have here.

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Yonas Beshawred
Yonas Beshawred
March 13th 2020 at 4:20AM

My pleasure! Thanks a lot for being a part of the community :)

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CEO at StackShare