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Connect Stripe to your store

Stripe is an American payment gateway that allows e-commerce sites to receive payments on their sales website. It is the best software platform for doing business on the internet. This software is processing billions of dollars every year for businesses around the world. Below is a guide on connecting Stripe as a payment gateway for your online store. There are two ways to connect Stripe as a payment gateway: connect by authorization (Open Authorization) and connect by adding Public Key & Private keys.

In this section

A. Set up your Stripe account
B. Connect Stripe Account by Open Authorization
C. Connect Stripe Account by adding Public Key & Private key
D. Deactivate your Stripe account

A. Set up your Stripe account

1. Create your Stripe account

A Stripe account is free and you can delete it anytime. If you already have a Stripe account (for another purpose), it's better to create a new one to avoid any interference.

Go to Stripe register page

Fill in the required fields, then create your Stripe account. You can skip the first question by clicking Skip for now, then confirm your email registered to confirm your account.

2. Confirm your Stripe account

To confirm your Stripe email and account:

Check your email inbox and look for a confirmation email sent from Stripe (by named Confirm your Stripe email address!

Click the confirmation link in this email and log in with your credentials recently created

Your Stripe account is now confirmed. You should now activate it to be able to receive money via this Stripe account.

3. Activate your Stripe account

As you will receive money from your customers via your Stripe account, you have to provide some details such as your address and your bank account. This data is secured by Stripe and won't be shared with anyone.

To activate your Stripe account:

Log in your Stripe account and click the Activate your account link in the left menu.

Complete all the fields according to the instructions. It's OK to activate your account as an individual, you don't need a company ID. Stripe may review your account later but you are able to activate it immediately.

The activation form varies based on your country, so select that first!

Once completed, click Activate account.

Your Stripe account may still need to be reviewed by Stripe. It's automatic, and it should be a very quick process.

After the automatic activation process, you may need to provide additional information to Stripe for identity verification. If you get this notification, click on Review on the dashboard as shown below. If you are not prompted for additional information, you can move to the next step.

B. Connect Stripe Account by Open Authorization

When connecting Stripe from non-supported-by-Stripe countries (such as Vietnam and China), you must use IPs and change proxy to USA location via VPN. After the connection is finished, you can use your IP as normal. You can check here if your country is supported.

Go to your ShopBase store admin > Settings > Payment providers.

In Stripe section, click Add account.

Click Add account and you will be redirected to Stripe to create an account.

Choose Authorize access to this account and you've done.

C. Connect Stripe Account by adding Public Key & Private key

First, get your API keys from Stripe:

Click Developers > API Keys in the left menu item.

Copy the value from the Publishable key and Secret key rows, from the Token column. It should look like pk_live_somelongrandomvaluelikeVqFze9etc

Go to your ShopBase store admin > Settings > Payment providers.

In Stripe section, click Add account.

Click Use API Keys to connect.

Paste the Public Key and Secret Key in API keys you copy from step 2 into 2 boxes. Click Add account.

D. Deactivate your Stripe account

After connecting your Stripe account to the store, you can deactivate it anytime in 2 ways and still be able to re-activate it later.

In the Payment providers dashboard > Toggle the active Stripe account to deactivate.

Or in the Stripe management dashboard, click Deactivate.

By default, the cardholder's name is not displayed in the checkout form when using a credit or debit card. However, to allow buyers to input their Cardholder name during checkout, you may modify the checkout form settings in the Website Builder.

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Updated on: 05/04/2024

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