How to set up a Stripe account for premium subscriptions

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To start charging for a premium newsletter subscription within beehiiv you will need to first connect a Stripe account to process credit card payments. 

In order to set up this integration, you will need to have an active Stripe account. You can sign up and register here for Stripe.

Once you have an active Stripe account, all you have to do is connect your beehiiv account with your Stripe account by following the instructions below. 

  1. Go to the bottom of the left hand panel in your account and click on Settings.



  2. From the Settings options in the left panel, select Publication, and then click in the Premium tab on the right side.



  3. Select your country and then click on the Connect to Stripe button.



  4. You’ll be brought to a Stripe portal where you’ll need to enter the email address that you use for your Stripe account, then click on Submit.



  5. Next, add the password for your Stripe account and click on Submit.



  6. You’ll be asked to verify your login by inputting the code that was sent to the mobile phone attached to your Stripe account.



  7. Next, you’ll be asked if you would like to use your saved name and address which will be shown, or you can also click on Create a new business. Make your selection, then click on Continue



  8. You’ll need to provide some business details, then click on Continue.



  9. An overview of your selections will be presented to you. Review all of the details and if all is correct, then click on Agree and submit.



  10. The integration will be instigated and then you’ll be brought back to your beehiiv account, where you’ll see that you are now Connected to Stripe.



  11. When you are ready to start offering premium subscriptions, toggle on the option on for Enable Premium Subscriptions. Then refer to this article for instructions on setting up the tiers of your premium subscriptions.




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