Stripe – Accept payments online

LogoIf you are using a merchant account to accept payments you may want to consider Stripe as a new solution. Why? To start there are setup fees and no monthly fees. Monthly fees usually range in the $40-$50 a month mark. Next, Sripe’s fees per transaction are low at 2.9% + 30 cents. Merchant accounts tend to charge a lot more and some even charge to deposit money into your bank account. Stripe does not.

Stripe integrates with various applications so you can accept and manage payments from within them like ecommerce systems such as UltraCart, invoicing and accounting systems such as FreshBooks, form building tools such as Typeform, book and ticketing systems, fundraising systems, mobile and card readers, POS systems, gift certificates systems and membership site apps such as the popular WordPress plugin WishList Member.

Stripe is available if you live in Australia, the US, Canada, the UK and Ireland and many other countries are in beta testing now. If you live in any of these countries you can accept payments from customers anywhere in the world.

Recurring billing is a feature many coaches will love. You can use it to automatically bill your  ongoing clients in yearly, monthly, weekly or create your own custom billing intervals. Offer special deals for your clients or their referrals through their coupon feature.

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