Creating and configuring your Stripe account

Step 1: Account Creation

  • Go to the Stripe website and click on the "Sign up" button.

  • Enter your email, desired password, and your country. Click "Create account".

Step 2: Activate Your Account

  • Once logged in, you'll be prompted to start the activation process. Click "Activate your account".

  • Fill in your business details, including your type of business, address, and phone number.

Step 3: Add Your Bank Information

  • Enter the bank account details where you'd like to receive payments.

  • Stripe needs this to deposit the money you'll earn from your sales.

Step 4: Set Up Your Payment Details

  • Provide information about your products or services and how you plan to use Stripe.

  • This includes setting your transaction currency and describing the nature of the transactions.

Step 5: Compliance and Security Checks

  • Complete the required identity verification for you and your business. This may include uploading documents.

  • Review and accept Stripe's terms of service and privacy policy.

Tips for Success

  • Stay Informed: Regularly check Stripe’s documentation for any updates or changes in the setup process.

  • Security First: Ensure your site is secure and complies with PCI DSS requirements to protect your customers' payment information.

  • Customer Support: Set up clear policies for refunds and disputes. Stripe offers tools and settings to manage these aspects effectively.

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