Subscription billing with Laravel Cashier for Mollie


May 30th, 2019

Subscription billing with Laravel Cashier for Mollie

Laravel Cashier for Mollie is a first-party Cashier package—created and maintained by Sander van Hooft—which provides an expressive, fluent interface to subscriptions using Mollie’s billing services. This package is good news for the European Laravel community where Stripe might not be able to fulfill all of their needs:

Sander van Hooft announced the beta release Tuesday:

Sander van Hooft published a detailed blog post about this package, describing the need for this kind of integration for European customer support:

You may be thinking: nice, but how is this new? We already have good old Cashier Stripe for this, right?

I agree, but Cashier Stripe just didn’t meet my demands.

For sure, I love how fluent it is. And that’s why I kept Cashier Mollie’s API as similar as possible. There’s no need to reinvent the wheel here.

But the Stripe integration is not really suitable for serving European customers.

As Europeans we are just not into credit cards that much.

And that’s why I developedCashier Mollie.

This package was announced two days ago as a beta release, and as such things are likely to change before the production-ready stable release. The author advises to only use this package with Mollie’s test API at the time of writing. Check out the readme for more details.

To learn more about the full capabilities of this package, including source code, documentation, and examples, check out the project on GitHub at laravel/cashier-mollie. I’d also recommend Sander van Hooft’s blog post: Laravel Cashier Mollie is here.

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Paul Redmond

Full stack web developer. Author of Lumen Programming Guide and Docker for PHP Developers.