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What Is Stripe?

Stripe’s Payments platform helps you accept credit cards, debit cards, and popular payment methods around the world. Our easy-to-use APIs, no-code payments options, and software solutions enable you to launch a company, experiment to find product-market fit, and grow and scale revenue quickly. Learn more at stripe.com/payments.

Who Uses Stripe?

Global businesses of every size—from new startups to public companies—use Stripe’s software to accept payments and manage their businesses online.

Where can Stripe be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • Stripe
  • Located in San Francisco, US
  • Founded in 2009

Stripe support

  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria and 36 others

Languages

Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch and 21 others

Stripe pricing

Starting Price:

US$0.30
  • No free trial
  • No free version

Stripe does not have a free version and does not offer a free trial. Stripe paid version starts at US$0.30.

About the vendor

  • Stripe
  • Located in San Francisco, US
  • Founded in 2009

Stripe support

  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria and 36 others

Languages

Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch and 21 others

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Features of Stripe

  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Data Security
  • Debit/Credit Card Processing
  • Electronic Payments
  • In-Person Payments
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Payments
  • Multi-Currency
  • Online Payments
  • PCI Compliance Software
  • Payment Fraud Prevention
  • Payment Processing Software
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Transaction Management

Alternatives to Stripe

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We help make it easy to get paid. It's that simple. We've been helping businesses accept payments anytime, anywhere since 1996.
From payments to credit to fraud protection, PayPal Commerce Platform helps you meet your customers where they are.
Online, digital payment processing to help make your business simpler to manage.
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QuickBooks Online is an accounting software and app that allows you to manage your business anywhere, anytime. Learn more about QuickBooks Online
Online payment gateway that allows users to process eCommerce transactions on mobile platforms and desktop.

Reviews of Stripe

Average score

Overall
4.6
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Service
4.3
Features
4.5
Value for Money
4.4

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Mayank
Mayank
Aspiring Enginner and Entrepreneur in India
Verified LinkedIn User
Writing & Editing, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Stripe: Empowering Businesses with Secure, Seamless Payment Processing

5.0 3 months ago

Comments: My overall experience with Stripe has been overwhelmingly positive. The platform offers an intuitive user interface, comprehensive features, and reliable payment processing capabilities. The integration process was smooth, and Stripe's documentation and support resources were helpful in resolving any issues that arose. Overall, Stripe has provided a seamless and efficient payment solution for my needs. But as i said the i didn't like its fee structure so yeah that's all.

Pros:

What I like most about Stripe is its user-friendly interface and making payment processing seamless and efficient for businesses of all sizes with all the required features and Data security.

Cons:

One downside of using Stripe which i think is its fee structure, which might be considered slightly higher compared to some other payment processing platforms, especially for smaller businesses (not with the multi billion dollar company )with lower transaction volumes.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
E-Learning, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

I really like Stripe

5.0 5 months ago

Comments: Stripe has been very useful in my business to receive payment from customers all over the world. I also like that they have implemented faster payouts

Pros:

I like that you can use Stripe to take debit and credit card payments and the charges are not as high as some other payment platforms. It is also easy to set up.

Cons:

Some of the functionality seems clunky, especially for recurring payments. You have to manually set the end date.

Ricardo
Marketing in US
Consumer Goods, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

The unrivaled best payment processor

5.0 3 months ago

Pros:

It was easy to set up, and it works with any business i set up.

Cons:

When making a new account, if you get unlucky with a fraudulent order. It can affect your payments

Greg
CEO in Australia
E-Learning, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Appalling Service

1.0 4 weeks ago New

Comments: Appalling. I have spent a month trying to get someone, anyone to help. All I received were dismissive emails sending me off to solve the problems on your site.

Pros:

The logo is nice. The name is also nice.

Cons:

Customer support is non existent. The arrogance of big business treats to customer as a problem rather than an asset.

Whitney
Owner in US
Consumer Goods, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Stripe is the Payment Processor To Fit Any Business Needs

5.0 3 months ago

Pros:

The various feature embedded in Stripe for multiple different payment option capabilities is phenomenal. They have detailed outline of payment intents to look back at immediately should there be a problem with a debit or credit card that was ran for payment and they have security detection on transactions that don't feel genuine especially if running it manually. I love it. You also have the ability to send out invoices and payment links to customers saving the hassle of leaving their own home for a phone in order to deliver gifts to family/friends from miles away!

Cons:

The only cons is the whole Ruby Gem and developer code setup if you don't know how to implement this on your own website you're building or even in your own cloud server or network server. It takes alot of research and how-to articles to read to start learning it as you go and if you're a beginner thats unfamiliar with command line basics and a terminal to launch from then you're in trouble! Ha!Ha!

Alternatives Considered: PayPal and Wave

Reasons for Choosing Stripe: Square has a tendency to just freeze accounts and not even allow legitimate appeal of the decision and they do so without warning. If you have money in the account when they do decide to just cut you off they hold onto it for at least 180 days if I remember correctly and there is nothing you can do about it. That's unacceptable.

Switched From: Square Payments

Reasons for Switching to Stripe: For the same reason I chose Stripe over Square.... they have the same bad habit of freezing accounts just on a whim with no notice and keep business owners from revenue just because they can and are in no hurry to allow you access to your funds even if proven legitimate long before they'll release their hold on them.