I am very excited to announce that Makerkit now supports Lemon Squeezy subscriptions! 🍋
Lemon Squeezy is a subscription management platform that allows you to sell subscriptions (and one-off payments) to your customers.
But why use Lemon Squeezy instead of Stripe? Lemon Squeezy is a Merchant of Record (MoR), which means that they are responsible for collecting sales tax for you. Not only this means it's easier for you to get started with selling subscriptions, but it also means that you don't have to worry about collecting sales tax yourself, which saves time and ultimately plenty of headaches.
Lemon Squeezy charges a 5% + $0.50 fee on all transactions, which is a bit higher than Stripe's 2.9% + $0.30 fee. For payments outside of the US, it will also charge 1.5%. With that said, it can be worth it if you don't want to worry about sales tax.
Lemon Squeezy has been integrated as a different branch on top of the original
main branch, named
main-ls. If you'd like to use Lemon Squeezy instead of Stripe, you can use the
main-ls branch instead of
main when creating your app.
For more information, please consult the documentation for your kit. At the time of writing, Lemon Squeezy is supported in the following kits:
- Next.js + Firebase
- Next.js + Supabase
Support for the Remix kits will be added soon.
The current integration with Lemon Squeezy will allow your customers to:
- subscribe to a plan
- switch to a different plan
- cancel the current subscription
- resume their subscription
At this time, to support more complex workflows such as trial periods, prorations, etc. you can customize the Lemon Squeezy integration yourself, in fact, the code is fairly concise and easy to understand.
In the future, we may support a basic customer portal and more complex workflows.
Check out the demo below:
Adding a MoR was one of the most requested features for Makerkit, and I'm very happy to finally be able to deliver it.
I hope you enjoy using Lemon Squeezy with Makerkit! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me on Twitter or Discord.