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Stripe FAQ

Stripe is one of Squarespace Commerce’s supported payment processors. Here are some frequently asked questions about Stripe.

How do I get started with Stripe?

Connect your Commerce store to a Stripe account in the Payments panel. To learn more, visit Accepting credit cards with Stripe.

Who do I contact for support?

If you have questions about connecting Stripe or processing orders through Squarespace, you can open a ticket.

For help with other questions about Stripe, including bank transfers, declined charges or prohibited products, contact Stripe or visit their documentation.

What payment methods can I accept through Stripe?

Stripe accepts payments from these cards:

  • Visa (credit and debit cards)
  • MasterCard (credit and debit cards)
  • American Express
  • Discover (US merchants only)

You can also accept Apple Pay from customers checking out on a supported device.

Customers don’t need a Stripe account to check out.

How does Stripe process payments?

Stripe processes all transactions for you. Once you connect a Stripe account, you can accept payments immediately.

Funds are added to your bank account on a seven-day rolling basis. If you’re based in the United States, a two-day transfer may be possible after your first transfer. Visit Stripe's documentation for more information.

How does Stripe transfer money to my account?

Stripe adds funds to your bank account on a rolling basis, on the fastest payout plan available. You can change your payout schedule for longer than the minimum in your Stripe dashboard. From there, you can also view all transfers from Stripe to your bank account.

To learn more, visit Stripe's documentation on payouts.

Can I accept PayPal through Stripe?

No, but you can connect a PayPal Business account to let customers check out using PayPal. You can connect both Stripe and PayPal.

Do I need a Stripe account to use Commerce?

No. You can connect a PayPal Business account and let customers check out using PayPal only.

Is Stripe secure?

Yes. Learn more about Stripe's security practices.

Will Stripe reject fraudulent orders or cards?

Stripe has several monitoring practices in place for catching fraudulent charges and suspicious activity. However, as a merchant using Stripe, you’re responsible for ensuring your customers are who they say they are.

To learn more, visit Stripe's documentation on how they prevent fraud, and browse their fraud protection guide for strategies to minimize fraud.

How does Stripe handle disputes?

To learn how Stripe handles disputes, visit their documentation.

Are there limits to what I can sell with Stripe?

Yes. Squarespace and Stripe have separate restrictions on what you can sell through our platform. Ensure that you’re not selling any goods or services that:

What are Stripe's processing fees?

Stripe’s processing fees vary by country. Visit Stripe’s pricing page for details.

If you fully refund an order, the transaction fee for the charge will be refunded in your account.

What are Squarespace’s transaction fees?

Squarespace charges different transaction fees depending on your billing plan. For more information, visit Transaction fees.

Fully refunding an order refunds all Squarespace transaction fees.

Can I set up subscription, installment, or other recurring payments through Stripe?

It isn't possible to set up recurring payments through Squarespace's integration with Stripe. Customers can use Stripe for one-time payments on physical products, services, and digital goods.

However, you can set up recurring payments using the third-party service Moonclerk.

Can I connect Stripe to my trial site?

You can connect Stripe to a trial site, but all orders will be test orders.

Do purchases using Stripe include discount codes?

Yes. Discounts, taxes, shipping, and all other costs associated with an order can be processed using Stripe.

Troubleshooting

I'm having trouble connecting to Stripe.

If you're seeing a "This account already exists" message when you try to sign up, you might have created a Stripe account before. To fix this, close the pop-up window, restart the process, and click Already have a Stripe account? in the top-right corner to connect your account.

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