Setting up Kajabi to take payments using your Klarna account


This guide will walk through setting up Kajabi to take payments using your Klarna account. Using the CheckoutJoy integration, you can take payments using your Klarna account directly from your Kajabi checkout pages.

Supported Payment Options

  • One-time payments
  • Multiple payments
  • Subscriptions

Only once-off offer purchases are supported at the moment. If you want to use Klarna for subscriptions or the multiple payment model, please reach out to us.

How does it work?

The CheckoutJoy widget will embed your Klarna payment button (linked to your Klarna account) onto your Kajabi checkout pages as an alternative payment option to PayPal or Stripe. Your customers will be able to pay with any of the payment methods supported by Klarna in their country.

When your customers select the Klarna payment option, the CheckoutJoy widget will initiate the secure transaction with Klarna, and direct the customer to the Klarna checkout page in a browser popup window.

After a successful checkout

After the customer has completed the checkout (and the payment was confirmed), CheckoutJoy will automatically add the customer to your Kajabi customer base and activate the customer's access to the offer on Kajabi. Your customer will be redirected to your Offer Thank You page that is configured in Kajabi.

When users are granted an offer by CheckoutJoy, they will receive a "member welcome email" from Kajabi which contains the system-generated password for your membership site. Take note that this email will only be sent to NEW members, and only once. They will also receive an "offer grant confirmation email" from Kajabi.

If an offer is granted to an existing member, then she/he will continue using her/his existing account. They will only receive the "offer grant confirmation email" and not the member welcome email.

Required Setup

  • You need a verified Klarna account with a Live API username and password
  • You need to add your Kajabi offer information in your CheckoutJoy account
  • You need to add the CheckoutJoy widget to your Kajabi checkout pages

Finding your API Username and Password

Your Klarna API key can be found in your Klarna dashboard under Settings > Klarna API Credentials.

kajabi klarna api username and password

Session Type

Klarna provides two ways of handling a purchase:

  1. Checkout Sessions
  2. Payment Sessions

You need to select the session type that is enabled for your account. This will depend on your Klarna account is set up and what features and payment methods you have enabled for your account.

You may need to go through an onboarding process with Klarna to activate your API for the Payments API.

Setting up Klarna as a payment method on CheckoutJoy

To add Klarna as a payment method on CheckoutJoy, visit your CheckoutJoy account and select Payment Methods from the main menu.