Is it a merchant account, or a gateway—or something else?
Stripe is actually a complete solution that replaces ALL of the above.
If you work with the ‘old’ payments industry you may need to integrate and interact with multiple vendors to accept payments online (a merchant account to receive funds, a gateway to submit payments, maybe even a third service to manage recurring charges).
By contrast, Stripe is designed to be simple — it accepts your payment data, and deposits the funds in your bank account. As a result, you only need to work with Stripe.
Best of all, Stripe works straightaway with Squarespace websites.
How it works
You can charge your users however you want: one-time purchases, subscriptions, metered billing, and event-based charges are all straightforward with the flexible API.
Competitive, crystal-clear pricing. Stripe charges you one rate for each successful transaction. There are no additional charges for failed transactions, American Express cards, international cards, stored cards, or recurring payments. It's easy to understand, easy to project, and without any surprises.
Stripe shoulders the PCI compliance burden by ensuring that you never need to handle sensitive card data.
Rapid help from real people. Jump into the live chat in #stripe on Freenode for immediate assistance from Stripe staff and the growing community of users, or email Stripe for a fast, personal response.
Stripe lets you accept payments from customers around the world, right out of the box — no extra paperwork or accounts required. Based on where your business is located, you can even accept 139 local currencies to date.
2.9% + 30¢
per successful charge.
No monthly fees
Only get charged when you earn money.
No refund costs
If you refund a transaction, Stripe will return the entire fee.
No hidden fees
Stripe has no setup fees, no monthly fees, no card storage fees.
Here are the plugins that work with Stripe:
- Dig Labs plugin
- Gravity Forms + Stripe for WordPress
- Simple Stripe Payments
- WP Stripe
- Stripe Payment Gateway
- Wordpress Membership Plugin
- WP Full Stripe
- Striper for WooCommerce
- eStore plugin