There are many online payment processors available for internet businesses to make use of and Stripe is one of them. You can make use of stripe to receive payments if you run an e-commerce website or any platform at all that requires funding; it is a secure payment gateway.
Setting up a stripe account is easy and so it is with integrating it with your business website. The platform does not charge any fee for setup or activation, they only charge few percentage charges on every successful payment transaction.
In this article, I will show you how to open a stripe account, how to activate it and also how to integrate it with your business website.
How to open a stripe account
To open a stripe account, follow the below steps;
⦁ Visit stripe official website www.stripe.com
⦁ Click on START NOW from the home page
⦁ Fill in the registration form by providing the required details (Email, Name and Password)
⦁ Confirm your email address by clicking on the link sent to you
⦁ Enter your password on the next page to confirm
By following these simple steps, you have successfully opened a stripe account which you can use to process payments. One other thing you need to do at this point is to activate your Stripe account. Stripe needs to know more about you and your business before you process payments which is why you need to activate your account. To do this;
⦁ Sign into your stripe account with your email and password
⦁ Click on ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT on the left hand side of your dashboard
⦁ Choose your country of origin
⦁ Enter your business details (Business website and business description)
⦁ Enter your account details and your personal details
⦁ Enter your bank details and credit card statement details
⦁ Complete the 2-factor authentication process by using Google authenticator or via text message.
⦁ Click on submit application
Stripe will take some time to review your application, this review is usually between 1 – 3 days and you will receive a notification mail if your application was accepted or rejected. If your application is accepted, you can then proceed to integrate stripe on your business website and begin accepting payments via their gateway.
Connecting stripe to your website should not be difficult, all you need is your account API keys. These can be found in the developer section at the right hand side of your dashboard. Follow the steps below to connect your site with stripe;
⦁ Copy the Live Select Key from the API keys section
⦁ Login to your business website (should be an e-commerce website) and navigate to settings
⦁ Select Stripe as your credit card processor for the displayed options
⦁ Input the Live Select Key into the API Secret Key and save
Stripe allows to accept payments easily from your business customers so it is a recommended online payment gateway. If you wish to open a stripe account, I have provided you with all the information you should know.