Activating Payment Methods
Activating WeChat Pay and Alipay on Stripe can be a little tricky, so we wrote this quick overview to help out.
To check if your payment settings are activated correctly, log into the Stripe Dashboard and go the Settings > Payment Methods. If your desired payment options are supported for your Stripe account, you will see them under the Eligible tab:
Stripe Eligible Payment Methods
If they aren't activated, click the "Activate" button to enable the payment method or apply for activation. WeChat Pay has an application that you need to complete, and Alipay has a separate process. Both activation flows are subject to change by Stripe.
Once you receive a successful payment with each payment method, you will see the "Live" badge next to them under the Live tab:
Stripe Live Payment Methods
Alipay must be activated separately and supports one-time payments out of the box.
After a discussion with Stripe support as of Dec 2020, they stated they plan to add a button in the dashboard and/or automate the ability to activate Alipay subscriptions on your Stripe account in the future.