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Connecting a payment processor

Connect a supported payment processor to activate Squarespace Commerce and begin accepting payments through your site. You can connect Stripe, PayPal, or both.

Selecting which payment processors to support depends on a few factors, like where you're located and which payment methods you want to offer. This guide covers how to connect a payment processor and the benefits of using Stripe and PayPal.

Note: Upgrade to paid service to accept payments on your site.

Commerce and payment processors are Premium features available in the current Website Business plan and higher:

  • Available in: Business and Commerce plans
  • Available in: Personal plan for websites active before December 1, 2017
  • Not available in: Trial sites
  • Not available in: Personal plan for websites active after December 1, 2017

To learn more, visit Premium features.

Get started in Payment settings

In the Home Menu, click Settings, and then click Payments.

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Stripe

Connecting Stripe lets customers pay with their debit and credit card without creating or logging into an account. 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.

After connecting your Stripe account, the Payments section of your checkout page will look like this:

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Stripe international support

Visit Stripe’s Global page to see a list of their supported countries. The available currencies depend on the location of the bank account connected to your Stripe account. For more information, visit Supported countries and currencies for Squarespace Commerce.

PayPal

Connecting a PayPal Business account lets customers check out using their PayPal account.

After connecting your store to a PayPal account, the Payments section of your checkout page will look like this:

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Customers can click Continue with PayPal to log into their PayPal account and complete the purchase.

PayPal international support

PayPal’s broad international support makes PayPal a great option for countries where Stripe isn’t yet available or credit card use is less common.

Visit PayPal’s Global page to see a list of their supported countries. You can use any of our supported currencies with your PayPal Business account. For more information, visit Supported countries and currencies for Squarespace Commerce.

Offering Stripe and PayPal

Connect both Stripe and PayPal to support the widest range of payment methods.

PayPal is popular internationally, while Stripe lets customers pay with debit and credit cards without creating or logging into an account. By offering both, you support customers checking out with their preferred payment method.

International support

To connect Stripe and PayPal, your country must be supported by both payment processors. For a list of supported countries, visit Stripe’s and PayPal’s documentation.

The available currencies depend on the location of the bank account connected to your Stripe account. It isn’t possible to select more than one currency. For more information, visit Supported countries and currencies for Squarespace Commerce.

Processing fees

Stripe and PayPal both charge processing fees.

Stripe

Stripe’s processing fees vary by country. Visit Stripe’s documentation for details:

If you don’t see your country listed above, contact Stripe for assistance.

PayPal

Visit PayPal’s documentation for details.

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