Connecting MemberSpace to Stripe

Learn more about the various payment methods your customers can use with MemberSpace.

How to connect to Stripe

Connect to Stripe to get paid and securely take payments from your customers using all major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, etc), Apple Pay and Google Pay.

  1. No Stripe account? Create one here for free. It only takes a few minutes.
  2. Simply create your first paid plan OR go to Customize > Integrations > Stripe.
  3. Click the Connect your Stripe account button:

  4. If you already have customers in a different payment gateway, learn how to migrate them to Stripe.

If you have separate business legal entities, you should have separate Stripe accounts for each entity. Learn more here about managing multiple Stripe accounts.

Stripe accounts can only be connected to a single platform at a time for accepting payments. You can, however, connect additional 3rd parties for other management purposes. Once you connect MemberSpace to your Stripe account, you won't be able to connect to a different platform for processing payments unless you can revoke our access.

Creating a plan

Every time you create a recurring payment or a multiple payment plan, we will automatically create the same plan in your Stripe account under the Products section.

The plan name will be identical, but the plan ID in Stripe will have "memberspace-xxxxx" added at the end so you know it was created via MemberSpace. Please don't adjust any plans we've created in your Stripe account. Any adjustments should be handled within MemberSpace — otherwise, issues can occur.

When you create a free payment plan, it will not show up anywhere in your Stripe account. For one time payment plans, the charge will show up under your customer's charges in Stripe, but no plan will be present in Stripe.

Canceling a plan (or trial)

If you want to cancel a member's subscription/multiple payments plan (or their trial), we recommend you do that from within MemberSpace.

Just go to the Members section in the left navigation > find the member > click View member details > then click Cancel next to the plan you want to cancel.

When you cancel a recurring or multiple payment plan, you'll see that reflected in your Stripe account for that customer as well.

You can technically cancel a member's plan from within your Stripe account, but again, it's always better to handle membership and plan management from within MemberSpace to avoid any issues.

New member signup

When a new member signs up and pays for one of your plans, they will automatically be added as a customer in your Stripe account.

Member payments and refunds

Every time a member pays for one of your plans, the charge details will appear in Stripe (and in MemberSpace).

The member's payment will be automatically deposited (usually 2 business days later) into the bank account you connected to your Stripe account. The amount deposited will automatically have any MemberSpace & Stripe transaction fees taken out already.

If needed, you can refund someone for a payment, When you issue a refund, MemberSpace will refund any transaction fees paid to us, but Stripe does not refund their fees.

Coupons for members

You can create and manage all of your coupons directly in MemberSpace. Read the 'Stripe and coupons' section of that article to learn more about how coupons are handled between MemberSpace and Stripe.

Creating manual charges in Stripe

There may be occasions where you want to manually charge one of your members without having them join a plan of yours. To do this in Stripe > click on Customers > click on the customer you want to charge > scroll down to Payments > click Create:

Voiding failed payments

When you have members paying you a recurring payment, sometimes the payment will fail for various reasons (e.g. the member got a new credit card). MemberSpace will automatically retry the payment and prompt your member to update their credit card details. But in certain situations, you may want to forgive or void this payment collection.

To do that, simply log into your Stripe account > click Customers > find the customer you're looking for > scroll down to Invoices and click on the one that says "Retrying":

Click on the 3 dots to the right of the Retry charge button > click on Change invoice status:

Select the invoice status you want:

After you update the status, the automatic payment retries will stop.

Stripe errors

If you or a member ever sees an error like this ('No such plan') when trying to join a plan of yours, it means you must have deleted the plan within your Stripe account:

How to disconnect Stripe

If you need to disconnect your Stripe account from MemberSpace, first make sure you've deleted any paid plans. If you have members currently on those plans, you'll need to cancel them before you can delete the plan.

If you still can't disconnect Stripe, you'll need to delete any members who were previously on any paid plans. Then try disconnecting Stripe again.

Note about canceling MemberSpace

If you ever decide to cancel your MemberSpace subscription, please keep in mind that any members you have on recurring or multiple payment plans will continue to be charged via your Stripe account. Canceling your MemberSpace account does not cancel any member subscriptions. You'll have to log into your Stripe account and manually cancel any subscriptions you don't want.

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