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

Overview

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

A flexible and customizable checkout 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 Stripeโ€™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.
Letโ€™s start with a a table that compares these options:

Checkout method / FeatureStigg Checkout widgetStripe-hosted checkout pageCustom checkout experience
Integration effortLow (only a few lines of code)LowHigh
CustomizationVery high usingno-code and custom CSSVery limited: colors, buttons and fontMost customizable
Price localizationโœ…โœ…Needs to be manually implemented
Supported payment methodsCredit card (additional payment methods will be supported soon)Credit cardDepends on implementation
Supported pricing modelsAny pricing model including: tiered pricing, add-ons, scheduled downgrades, etc.Limited - no support for tiered pricing,Depends on implementation + needs to be updated manually upon every pricing change
Can be used subscription updates?โœ…โŒDepends on implementation
Promo code supportโœ…โœ…Depends on implementation
Tax integrationStripe Tax, Avalara, TaxJarStripe TaxNeeds to be manually implemented

What use-cases does the Stigg checkout widget cover?

The Stigg checkout widget is perfectly aligned with Stiggโ€™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 Stripeโ€™s solution, being a leader in the billing industry. In that case, take into consideration that additional effort will be required on Stigg end.