Add a checkout experience to my application

Stigg Checkout Widget, Stripe-hosted checkout page or custom checkout page - explore the differences and make the right decision for your business


The checkout experience is the most important stage in a customer's purchasing journey, and has a direct effect on your conversion rates.
Stigg supports an integration with 3 checkout experiences, each with a varying degree of required development effort and level of customization:

Stigg checkout widget

Flexible and customizable experience that can be embedded into your web application or even a standalone page with only a few lines of code.

Stripe-hosted checkout page

Leveraging Stripe’s checkout experience, while delegating the subscription lifecycle management to Stigg.

Custom checkout page

In-house built and maintained checkout page that is fully customizable to your brand and needs.

Checkout experience comparison

This article will help you decide which checkout method would work best for your customers and help you achieve your business goals.
Let’s start with a a table that compares these options:

Checkout method / FeatureStigg Checkout widgetStripe-hosted checkout pageCustom checkout page
ImplementationA few lines of code to embed the checkout in the app or in a separate pageSimple integration into Stigg, yet supports limited pricing models and limited UX customizationDepends on the tool
Style customizationNo code custom CSSVery limited: colors, buttons and fontUsually the most customizable
Price localizationSupported, per pre-defined currenciesSupportedDepends on the tool
Supported payment methodsCredit card only (additional payment methods will be supported soon)Variety of payment methodsDepends on the tool
Support pricing modelsAny pricing model, including volume pricing, pay-as-you-go, scheduled downgradesLimited (doesn’t support subscription updates, upgrades or downgrades)Needs to be manually updated every time a new pricing change is rolled out
Tax integrationThird-party integration (Avalara, TaxJar, etc.)Stripe TaxStripe Tax
Used for subscription updates?YNDepends on the tool

What use cases does the Stigg checkout widget cover?

The Stigg checkout widget is perfectly aligned with Stigg’s capabilities and provides full coverage for all supported use cases during the checkout process. For example:

  • Multiple billable metrics
  • Volume pricing
  • Pay-as-you-go pricing
  • Scheduled downgrades
  • Downgrade to free
  • Handling of prorations and credits
  • Using promo codes
  • Grandfathering

The bottom line

The Stigg checkout widget is optimized for SaaS and allows - with minimal effort - to create a complete checkout experience for smooth and easy conversion. The widget allows you to easily make pricing changes and have them automatically reflected in the checkout widget without any additional line of code.
On the other hand, you may want to keep your current checkout experience at this point, or use Stripe’s solution, being a leader in the billing industry. In that case, take into consideration that additional effort will be required on Stigg end.