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Get Your Daily Stripe Balance Using Laravel Task Scheduler

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Laravel Task Scheduler

I create many apps that use the Uber business model for paying out contractors using Stripe, and I make money by using application fees. I like to get my daily account available and pending balances from Stripe. Using Laravel’s built in task scheduler this is trivial. Laravel provides a way to define all of your application’s scheduled jobs within Laravel itself, so that you only have to manage one cron tab * * * * * php /path/to/artisan schedule:run >> /dev/null 2>&1 it’s pretty awesome!

Install Dependencies

I will assume you have created a new Laravel install. I  need the Stripe PHP composer module for this to work. Go to the root of your application and type the following command composer require stripe/stripe-php now you have all the necessary components installed.

Define Schedule

All schedules are defined in schedule() method of the App\Console\Kernel located at app/console/kernel.php. I want to make a stripe call to retrieve my balance, both available and pending.

namespace App\Console;
use Mail;
use Carbon\Carbon;
use DB;
use Illuminate\Console\Scheduling\Schedule;
use Illuminate\Foundation\Console\Kernel as ConsoleKernel;
class Kernel extends ConsoleKernel
     * The Artisan commands provided by your application.
     * @var array
    protected $commands = [
     * Define the application's command schedule.
     * @param  \Illuminate\Console\Scheduling\Schedule  $schedule
     * @return void
    protected function schedule(Schedule $schedule)
        $schedule->call(function () {
       $balance = \Stripe\Balance::retrieve();
       $emailText = "As of {Carbon::today()->toDayDateTimeString()}  your available balance is {$balance->available->amount} and your pending balance is {$balance->pending->amount}";
Mail::raw('Text to e-mail', function ($message) {
 $message->from('', 'Your Application');
            $message->to(env('EMAIL_ADDRESS'),env('EMAIL_NAME'))->subject('Your Daily Stripe Balance!');
}); })->daily();  } }

With this piece of code I am now getting daily emails with the date, my available balance, and my pending balance. If you liked this please share and subscribe to my blog posts via email to the right!