What is Stripe?
Stripe is a simple and powerful way to accept payments online. Stripe has no setup fees, no monthly fees, and no hidden costs. Millions of businesses—ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies—rely on Stripe’s software tools to accept payments securely and expand globally.
Stripe is available to businesses in 36 countries. With Stripe, you can accept all major debit and credit cards from customers in over 190 countries and 135+ currencies. You can learn more at https://stripe.com/customers.
Is Stripe secure? Will I be PCI-compliant?
Yes! Stripe meets and exceeds the most stringent industry standards for security. Stripe is also audited by a PCI-certified auditor and is certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1. This is the highest level of certification available.
Who is Stripe for? Who cannot use Stripe?
Stripe’s mission is to grow the GDP of the internet. Stripe is for all businesses. To learn more about the requirements to use Stripe, see Business information requirements to use Stripe.
Is Stripe a gateway? Why should I use Stripe instead of other gateways?
Stripe is a complete solution that combines the functionality of a merchant account and a gateway in one, which means you only need Stripe to accept payments and deposit funds into a bank account. You cannot use existing merchant accounts or gateways with Stripe, as it functions as both already.