I just went to the stripe site and could see that it’s still in the “Preview” state so I just wanted to ask that I can’t use it until it changes from preview mode in Webflow or not?
I believe that’s true. I haven’t tested it out myself but I believe @PixelGeek mentioned it on a stream a week ago. Essentially the integration with Webflow only works for non-preview countries in that list. That said, it can’t hurt to give it a try—it’s possible it’ll give you a notice if you try to connect it to an account that’s operating in an unavailable country.
So I would use the starter plan for the beginning but my doubt was when we would I upgrade to a lite plan and for what duration would I buy? Secondly, will I buy the lite plan, or will my client buy it for me for his profile or my profile?
There are two types of plans—Account plans are for the designer/developer (you) who is working on building the site for the client. If you plan on working on other client projects after the site in question, you’ll probably want to buy this yourself. It’s a business expense and can easily pay for itself after a project or two a year. Site plans are for each individual project (hosted website) and this should be paid by the client. Webflow offers client billing as well, so you can bill out the exact cost of the hosting, or tack on an additional fee depending on the level of service you’re going to provide down the road.
Chances are, if you’re going to work on a larger project you’ll need an Account plan yourself during development, however you can always cancel this plan after the site is published (with a Site plan of it’s own)—the two don’t need to be purchased together.
Hopefully that clarifies things a bit