Plans

You can now model subscriptions more flexibly using the Prices API. It replaces the Plans API and is backwards compatible to simplify your migration.

Plans define the base price, currency, and billing cycle for recurring purchases of products. Products help you track inventory or provisioning, and plans help you track pricing. Different physical goods or levels of service should be represented by products, and pricing options should be represented by plans. This approach lets you change prices without having to change your provisioning scheme.

For example, you might have a single “gold” product that has plans for $10/month, $100/year, €9/month, and €90/year.

Related guides: Set up a subscription and more about products and prices.

The Plan object

Attributes

  • idstring

    Unique identifier for the object.

  • activeboolean

    Whether the plan can be used for new purchases.

  • amountnullable integer

    The unit amount in cents to be charged, represented as a whole integer if possible. Only set if billing_scheme=per_unit.

  • currencyenum

    Three-letter ISO currency code, in lowercase. Must be a supported currency.

  • intervalenum

    The frequency at which a subscription is billed. One of day, week, month or year.

  • metadatanullable object

    Set of key-value pairs that you can attach to an object. This can be useful for storing additional information about the object in a structured format.

  • nicknamenullable string

    A brief description of the plan, hidden from customers.

  • productnullable stringExpandable

    The product whose pricing this plan determines.

More attributes

  • objectstring

  • aggregate_usagenullable enum

  • amount_decimalnullable decimal string

  • billing_schemeenum

  • createdtimestamp

  • interval_countinteger

  • livemodeboolean

  • tiersnullable array of objectsExpandable

  • tiers_modenullable enum

  • transform_usagenullable object

  • trial_period_daysnullable integer

  • usage_typeenum

The Plan object
{
"id": "plan_NjpIbv3g3ZibnD",
"object": "plan",
"active": true,
"aggregate_usage": null,
"amount": 1200,
"amount_decimal": "1200",
"billing_scheme": "per_unit",
"created": 1681851647,
"currency": "usd",
"interval": "month",
"interval_count": 1,
"livemode": false,
"metadata": {},
"nickname": null,
"product": "prod_NjpI7DbZx6AlWQ",
"tiers_mode": null,
"transform_usage": null,
"trial_period_days": null,
"usage_type": "licensed"
}

Create a plan

You can now model subscriptions more flexibly using the Prices API. It replaces the Plans API and is backwards compatible to simplify your migration.

Parameters

  • currencyenumRequired

    Three-letter ISO currency code, in lowercase. Must be a supported currency.

  • intervalenumRequired

    Specifies billing frequency. Either day, week, month or year.

    Possible enum values
    day
    month
    week
    year
  • productobjectRequired

    The product whose pricing the created plan will represent. This can either be the ID of an existing product, or a dictionary containing fields used to create a service product.

  • activeboolean

    Whether the plan is currently available for new subscriptions. Defaults to true.

  • amountintegerRequired unless billing_scheme=tiered

    A positive integer in cents (or 0 for a free plan) representing how much to charge on a recurring basis.

  • metadataobject

    Set of key-value pairs that you can attach to an object. This can be useful for storing additional information about the object in a structured format. Individual keys can be unset by posting an empty value to them. All keys can be unset by posting an empty value to metadata.

  • nicknamestring

    A brief description of the plan, hidden from customers.

More parameters

  • aggregate_usageenum

  • amount_decimalstring

  • billing_schemeenum

  • idstring

  • interval_countinteger

  • tiersarray of objectsRequired if billing_scheme=tiered

  • tiers_modeenumRequired if billing_scheme=tiered

  • transform_usageobject

  • trial_period_daysinteger

  • usage_typeenum

Returns

Returns the plan object.

POST /v1/plans
curl https://api.stripe.com/v1/plans \
-u "sk_test_4eC39Hq...arjtT1zdp7dcsk_test_4eC39HqLyjWDarjtT1zdp7dc:" \
-d amount=1200 \
-d currency=usd \
-d interval=month \
-d product=prod_NjpI7DbZx6AlWQ
Response
{
"id": "plan_NjpIbv3g3ZibnD",
"object": "plan",
"active": true,
"aggregate_usage": null,
"amount": 1200,
"amount_decimal": "1200",
"billing_scheme": "per_unit",
"created": 1681851647,
"currency": "usd",
"interval": "month",
"interval_count": 1,
"livemode": false,
"metadata": {},
"nickname": null,
"product": "prod_NjpI7DbZx6AlWQ",
"tiers_mode": null,
"transform_usage": null,
"trial_period_days": null,
"usage_type": "licensed"
}

Update a plan

Updates the specified plan by setting the values of the parameters passed. Any parameters not provided are left unchanged. By design, you cannot change a plan’s ID, amount, currency, or billing cycle.

Parameters

  • activeboolean

    Whether the plan is currently available for new subscriptions.

  • metadataobject

    Set of key-value pairs that you can attach to an object. This can be useful for storing additional information about the object in a structured format. Individual keys can be unset by posting an empty value to them. All keys can be unset by posting an empty value to metadata.

  • nicknamestring

    A brief description of the plan, hidden from customers.

More parameters

  • productstring

  • trial_period_daysinteger

Returns

The updated plan object is returned upon success. Otherwise, this call raises an error.

POST /v1/plans/:id
curl https://api.stripe.com/v1/plans/plan_NjpIbv3g3ZibnD \
-u "sk_test_4eC39Hq...arjtT1zdp7dcsk_test_4eC39HqLyjWDarjtT1zdp7dc:" \
-d "metadata[order_id]"=6735
Response
{
"id": "plan_NjpIbv3g3ZibnD",
"object": "plan",
"active": true,
"aggregate_usage": null,
"amount": 1200,
"amount_decimal": "1200",
"billing_scheme": "per_unit",
"created": 1681851647,
"currency": "usd",
"interval": "month",
"interval_count": 1,
"livemode": false,
"metadata": {
"order_id": "6735"
},
"nickname": null,
"product": "prod_NjpI7DbZx6AlWQ",
"tiers_mode": null,
"transform_usage": null,
"trial_period_days": null,
"usage_type": "licensed"
}

Retrieve a plan

Retrieves the plan with the given ID.

Parameters

No parameters.

Returns

Returns a plan if a valid plan ID was provided. Raises an error otherwise.

GET /v1/plans/:id
curl https://api.stripe.com/v1/plans/plan_NjpIbv3g3ZibnD \
-u "sk_test_4eC39Hq...arjtT1zdp7dcsk_test_4eC39HqLyjWDarjtT1zdp7dc:"
Response
{
"id": "plan_NjpIbv3g3ZibnD",
"object": "plan",
"active": true,
"aggregate_usage": null,
"amount": 1200,
"amount_decimal": "1200",
"billing_scheme": "per_unit",
"created": 1681851647,
"currency": "usd",
"interval": "month",
"interval_count": 1,
"livemode": false,
"metadata": {},
"nickname": null,
"product": "prod_NjpI7DbZx6AlWQ",
"tiers_mode": null,
"transform_usage": null,
"trial_period_days": null,
"usage_type": "licensed"
}
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