Stripe alternative

A more flexible alternative to Stripe

Because one subscription and recurring payment strategy doesn't fit all.

The flexibility to use the payment gateway of your choice, or even multiple payment gateways alone, makes Recurly worth the investment. The savings in processing fees vs. Stripe more than covers the difference in cost.

John Thorton — Founder and CEO

Black Propeller

Stripe users have zero gateway choice

Why be tied to one gateway when Recurly’s flexible gateway strategy lets you expand and scale effortlessly? Recurly merchants can choose among 20 global and local gateways.

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Why choose Recurly over Stripe?

Alternative payment methods

  • Add new payment methods quickly and easily
  • Offer PayPal, Amazon Pay, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Venmo
  • Allow customers to store a backup payment method
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Multiply subscribers with multiple gateways

  • Reach subscribers worldwide through 20+ payment gateways
  • Automate routing to a backup gateway when an issue with the primary is detected
  • Specify which gateway will process a transaction via custom gateway routing

Revenue recovery and retention

  • Recovered $1B for customers globally
  • Voluntary and involuntary churn strategies
  • Smart churn tools and tactics
Recurly churn management

Recurly is a subscription management & recurring billing platform

Stripe is primarily a payment processor. We even partner with Stripe as one of our 20+ payment providers. If recurring billing is your business, Recurly is your clear choice.

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Streamline revenue recognition & compliance

  • Automate ASC-60 and IFRS-15 compliance
  • Support for multiple revenue and pricing models
  • Report and forecast revenue accurately
  • Unite web and app store subscriptions

Customizable subscription analytics

  • Dozens of standard dashboards and reports
  • 360-degree view of web and app stores
  • Custom report builder with formulaic fields
  • Automated exports and APIs
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Prebuilt integrations

  • Accounting: NetSuite, QuickBooks, Xero, and more
  • Tax: Avalara, Vertex, and more
  • Sales/Services: Salesforce, Zendek, and more
  • Data: Zapier, Snowflake, and more
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Scale with confidence using Recurly


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Tailor Brands

We needed flexible payment models, and not all the platforms had that. We needed a platform with an intuitive and easy-to-use API. It was also really important that the platform offers an exceptional user experience, both for customers and our staff.

Maayan Kotler— Vice President of Marketing
Tailor Brands

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