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Laravel LemonSqueezy for Non-Auth Users

Extending LemonSqueezy to Non-Registered Users: A Practical Guide

When it comes to online shopping, making the checkout process as smooth as possible is crucial. Many Laravel developers rely on LemonSqueezy, a handy package for managing transactions. However, Laravel LemonSqueezy is primarily designed for registered users, which can be a problem for guests.

But fear not, there's a simple solution to make LemonSqueezy work for everyone, whether they're logged in or not.

By default, Laravel LemonSqueezy's checkout features are geared towards registered users. But what about those who are just browsing without an account? That's where the LemonSqueezyService comes into play. It's a nifty tool that allows you to extend LemonSqueezy's capabilities to non-registered users hassle-free.

To get started, make sure you've added the LemonSqueezyServiceProvider to your Laravel app. Once that's done, you can use the LemonSqueezyService to interact with LemonSqueezy's API and give non-registered users access to product payment links.

Add LemonSqueezy configs into services.php

    'lemonsqueezy' => [
        'base_url' => '',
        'key' => env('LEMON_SQUEEZY_API_KEY'),
        'store' => env('LEMON_SQUEEZY_STORE'),
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Copy Service and ServiceProvider from the following Gist

Or use Larafast Laravel Boilerplate which comes with LemonSqueezy and Stripe integrated.

Getting Product Info

The first step is fetching product details to display on your site. You can do this using the products() method:

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Dealing with Variants

For products with different options or variants, or even those with just one price, you'll need to handle things a bit differently. The variants() method helps you fetch relevant information based on a specific product ID:

public function variants($productId)
    return $this->client->get('variants?filter[product_id]='.$productId)->json();
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Generating Checkout URLs

For products with a single variant, you can use the buy_now_url attribute to create a direct checkout link. To include a discount code, simply append ?checkout%5Bdiscount_code%5D=YOUR_DISCOUNT_CODE to the URL.

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For products with multiple variants, you'll need to generate checkout URLs dynamically using the checkout() method:

public function checkout($variant)
    // Implementation details
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Example Implementation

Here's how you can use the LemonSqueezyService to fetch and display product information:

// Fetch products (cached for performance)
$products = Cache::rememberForever('lemonsqueezy-products', static fn () => app(LemonSqueezyService::class)->products());

// Process product data
$products = collect($products['data'])
    ->filter(fn ($product) => $product['attributes']['status'] === 'published')
    ->sortByDesc(fn ($product) => $product['attributes']['price'])
    ->map(function ($product) {
        // Processing logic

// Use $products variable in your view files for display
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By following these steps, you can provide a seamless shopping experience for both registered and non-registered users, leveraging the power of LemonSqueezy in your Laravel application.

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