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Payment Methods: An Overview


Chargebee offers you the flexibility to configure one or more of our supported payment methods per customer to best suit your business model, your country of incorporation and your customer base.

Multiple payment methods against a single customer offer both revenue assurance and flexibility. Revenue assurance in that if one payment method fails, you can rest assured that Chargebee will try another, with the least amount of hassle to you and your customers. Flexibility in that you can charge certain payments to a particular payment method and others to an alternative payment method.

Chargebee supports a host of options that will help you meet your customers' every need.


Multiple payment methods are available only in selected plans. To know more, visit Chargebee's Plans and Pricing page.

Types of Payment Methods


Using this method, you can accept payments via credit, debit and prepaid cards. To use this payment method you should have an integration with a payment gateway supported by Chargebee and a merchant account in place. Check out how Chargebee works with your payment gateway and merchant account to process online payments.


You can offer your customers the option to pay using their PayPal accounts. This option would be ideal for you if you have a global consumer base and customers that prefer using PayPal as a payment method. To use this payment option, you should have a PayPal Business account. Read more on configuring PayPal Express Checkout with Chargebee.

Apart from PayPal Express Checkout, Chargebee also supports other PayPal payment services like PayPal Payflow Pro and PayPal Payments Pro. Check out this overview of the PayPal Payment Services supported in Chargebee.

Amazon Payments

You can also offer your customers the option to pay using their Amazon Wallets. You need an Amazon Buyer account to set this up. Check out ourAmazon Payments page for more.

Direct debit Payments

If you are a merchant based in the US, UK or Europe, you can accept payments via direct debit. Direct debit payments are processed by the ACH network in the US, by the Bacs network in the UK, SEPA in the Eurozone and the AutoGiro network in Sweden. Here is an overview of Direct Debit Payments possible with Chargebee.

Offline Payments

You can use this payment method if you accept payments via Cash, Cheque or bank transfers. More on Offline Payments in Chargebee.

Alipay and UnionPay

AliPay is a Chinese online payment wallet. UnionPay is a Chinese card network. Together, they are competitive payment options for merchants with a global customer base. Chargebee supports both AliPay and UnionPay with the Adyen gateway. More on Adyen here.

Apple Pay

Apple Pay is a digital wallet and mobile payment service that lets users make payments using their Apple devices. If you are using Stripe/Braintree payment gateways, you can accept payments via Apple Pay from your customers.

Apple Pay via Braintree
Apple Pay via Stripe

Checkout without Payment Details

Chargebee enables you to allow your customers to complete their checkout without adding any payment method to their subscription. This functionality is built in order to offer a smooth checkout experience for your customers who are skeptical about adding a payment method to their subscription before trying the product/service.

The checkout without payment details feature enables you to:

  • Offer a free trial for your customers without collecting a payment method.
  • Have a Freemium plan that does not collect payment information during checkout.
  • Offer a 100% discount or a coupon without prompting for a payment method.

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