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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 Checkout.com account

A. Set up your Stripe account

1. Create and confirm your free Stripe account

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

Step by step Tutorial

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 support@stripe.com) named Confirm your Stripe email address!


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

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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 users 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:
Step by step Tutorial

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.


Now you need to enable Connect in your store so your sellers can add their bank details in their settings.

B. Connect Stripe Account by Open Authorization

Note:

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.
Step by step Tutorial

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



Click Choose third-party provider in Accept credit cards section



In the Third-party payment providers page, choose Stripe



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
Step by step Tutorial

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.



Click Choose third-party provider in Accept credit cards section



In the Third-party payment providers page, choose Stripe



Click Use API Keys to connect.



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



D. Deactivate your Stripe account

After connecting your Stripe account to the store, you can deactivate it anytime and still be able to re-activate it later with the same or different credentials.

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