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How to remove Stripe and payments

In some cases, you might want to remove Stripe integrations or even all the payments from Sharetribe Web Template. This article gives you a starting point for these customizations.

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Removing Stripe

In this guide, we will go through the minimum changes needed to make the booking flow work without Stripe. This is not an easy customization project.

The Sharetribe Web Template works with specific transaction processes and payments are a core feature of the booking and purchase processes: the ubiquitous nature means that you need to touch several components and files. Most likely you need to customize some parts (e.g. transaction process, email templates, checkout page) more depending on your marketplace idea. For example, you might also want to remove unused Stripe components from your project to clean up the code.

You need to remove at least the following actions:

  • :action/stripe-create-payment-intent
  • :action/stripe-capture-payment-intent
  • :action/stripe-confirm-payment-intent
  • :action/stripe-create-payout
  • :action/stripe-refund-charge
  • :action/stripe-refund-payment

If you are using the template default processes with strong customer authentication (e.g. default-booking or default-purchase) you need to remove confirming the payment. Otherwise, the transaction will get stuck. The simplest way to do this is to remove pending-payment and expire-payment states and point request-payment and request-payment-after-inquiry directly to the following state – preauthorized in default-booking and purchased in default-purchase.

However, when you are building the transaction process to your marketplace it might make sense to rename some of the states and transitions so that they make more sense in your use-case. For instance, preauthorized state refers to the state of payment - it is preauthorized to be captured.

Edit the transaction process file to reflect the changes in your transaction process

The src/transactions/transaction.js has a number of helper functions that are used to determine which state the transaction is. Depending on the transaction process being used, the transaction.js file refers to either src/transactions/transactionProcessBooking.js or src/transactions/transactionProcessPurchase.js for the correct states in each process. The transaction process file should be updated to match the new transaction process. Read more about editing transaction related files.


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       on: {
-      on: {
-      },
-    },
       on: {

2. Remove Stripe checks from EditListingWizard

In EditListingWizard.js we are checking if the provider has a Stripe account with all the required information before we allow them to publish listings. This check is done in the handlePublishListing function and needs to be removed.

  handlePublishListing(id) {

After changing the handlePublishListing you can remove unused code. You also might want to clean up EditListingPage and remove the Stripe related props we pass to EditListingWizard.

3. Edit CheckoutPage

Removing Stripe from CheckoutPage is probably the most complicated task in this list because the Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) and ability to save payment method have added a lot of logic to the current page.

By default, the CheckoutPage component uses two sub-components, depending on the transaction process:

  • CheckoutPageWithInquiryProcess is used with the default free inquiry process
  • CheckoutPageWithPayment is used with the default booking and purchase processes

We can use an edited version of the CheckoutPageWithPayment component, titled CheckoutPageWithoutPayment, as a starting point for the modifications.

The CheckoutPageWithoutPayment component also imports a SimpleOrderForm component. Let's add the component to the StripePaymentForm folder.

  └── src
      └── containers
          └── CheckoutPage
              └── StripePaymentForm
                  └── SimpleOrderForm.js

To use CheckoutPageWithoutPayment, we need to make these changes to existing components:

  • Export a processCheckoutWithoutPayment function from src/containers/CheckoutPage/CheckoutPageTransactionHelpers.js
export const processCheckoutWithoutPayment = (orderParams, extraParams) => {
  const {
  } = extraParams;

  const storedTx = ensureTransaction(pageData.transaction);

  const processAlias = pageData?.listing?.attributes?.publicData?.transactionProcessAlias;

  // Step 1: initiate order                     //
  // by requesting booking from Marketplace API //
  const fnRequest = fnParams => {
    // fnParams should be { listingId, deliveryMethod, quantity?, bookingDates?, protectedData }

    const requestTransition =
      storedTx?.attributes?.lastTransition === process.transitions.INQUIRE
        ? process.transitions.REQUEST_PAYMENT_AFTER_INQUIRY
        : process.transitions.REQUEST_PAYMENT;
    const isPrivileged = process.isPrivileged(requestTransition);

    const orderPromise = onInitiateOrder(

    orderPromise.then(order => {
      // Store the returned transaction (order)
      persistTransaction(order, pageData, storeData, setPageData, sessionStorageKey);

    return orderPromise;

  // Step 2: send initial message //
  const fnSendMessage = fnParams => {
    const orderId = fnParams?.id;
    return onSendMessage({ id: orderId, message });

  // Call each step in sequence //

  return fnRequest(orderParams).then(res => fnSendMessage({...res}))
  • Import and use loadInitialData instead of loadInitialDataForStripePayments in CheckoutPage.js.
if (getProcessName(data) !== INQUIRY_PROCESS_NAME) {
  // Fetch speculateTransition for transactions that include bookings or purchases
    pageData: data || {},

If you are not using Stripe, you should remove or at least hide the pages that are meant for managing the information saved to Stripe. These pages are StripePayoutPage and PaymentMethodsPage. Both of these pages are accessible through the account settings so we want to remove them from both navigation component and route configuration.

Changes to LayoutWrapperAccountSettingsSideNav

        name: 'PasswordChangePage',
-    {
-      text: <FormattedMessage id="LayoutWrapperAccountSettingsSideNav.paymentsTabTitle" />,
-      selected: currentTab === 'StripePayoutPage',
-      id: 'StripePayoutPageTab',
-      linkProps: {
-        name: 'StripePayoutPage',
-      },
-    },
-    {
-      text: <FormattedMessage id="LayoutWrapperAccountSettingsSideNav.paymentMethodsTabTitle" />,
-      selected: currentTab === 'PaymentMethodsPage',
-      id: 'PaymentMethodsPageTab',
-      linkProps: {
-        name: 'PaymentMethodsPage',
-      },
-    },

  return <LayoutWrapperSideNav tabs={tabs} />;

Changes to routeConfiguration.js

-export const ACCOUNT_SETTINGS_PAGES = [
-  'ContactDetailsPage',
-  'PasswordChangePage',
-  'StripePayoutPage',
-  'PaymentMethodsPage',
+export const ACCOUNT_SETTINGS_PAGES = ['ContactDetailsPage', 'PasswordChangePage'];

Extra: Removing unused exports

This is not a mandatory step to do but if you want to clean up the code you can go through the components/index.js and containers/index.js, and remove the Stripe components. After this, you should go through the whole codebase and remove all the references to these components. We have tried to follow the naming pattern where Stripe related components have Stripe in their name but there are a couple of exceptions like PaymentMethodsPage. All these components should be removed also from examples.js.

Stripe related components:

  • StripeBankAccountTokenInputField
  • StripeConnectAccountStatusBox
  • StripePaymentAddress
  • StripePayoutPage
  • PaymentMethodsPage
  • PaymentMethodsForm
  • StripePaymentForm
  • StripeConnectAccountForm

You can also remove Stripe script form public/index.html.

Removing payments

If you want to remove payments completely from your marketplace, there are even more things to consider. Again it depends a lot on your use-case what kind of changes are needed. If you e.g. want to add a transaction process with free bookings or purchases, you need to build the conditional logic for showing pricing components when needed and hiding them when not. If you want to build the marketplace completely without payments, you most likely want to hide all the references to listing price.

More changes to the transaction process

Remove the actions related to payments, e.g. :action/privileged-set-line-items and :action/calculate-full-refund in the default processes. Read more about actions in the transaction process actions refrence article. Remember to also update email templates that contain pricing information.

Edit API calls in client app's server

You will need to edit the API calls in your client app's server. If there are no payments used, there is most likely no need for calculating line items, so we can remove transactionLineItems function calls from API endpoints. Depending on your use case, you may or may not want to use the privileged transitions at all. However, in case you are updating e.g. transaction protected data, it is a good practice to do that safely in the template's backend.

Other code changes

Especially if you are removing the payment completely from your marketplace, you should also go through all these pages to hide or remove the parts related to payments.

  • ListingPage, CheckoutPage, TransactionPage: Remove or hide OrderBreakdown component when the transaction is free
  • EditListingPage: remove pricing tab from EditListingWizard
  • SearchPage: remove price filter & edit ListingCard so that it doesn't show the listing price