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Connecting a payment processor

To activate Squarespace Commerce and start accepting payments, connect a payment processor in Payment Settings. After you connect a payment processor, customers will see its payment options at checkout.

You can connect Stripe, PayPal, or both. Choosing which processor to use for your online store depends on a few factors, like where you're located and which payment methods you want to offer. This guide covers these options and tips on selecting the best one for your needs.

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: All Business and Commerce plans
  • Available in: Legacy Personal plan (not available for new subscriptions)
  • Not available in: Current Personal plan

To learn more, visit Premium features.

Get started in Payment settings

In the Home Menu, click Commerce, 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, you'll receive a confirmation email from Squarespace. 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.

Stripe on trial sites

You can connect a Stripe account to a trial site and run orders in test mode. It isn't possible to process payments on a trial site.

PayPal

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

After connecting your store to a PayPal account, you'll receive a confirmation email from Squarespace. 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. Customers on mobile devices will also see the option to check out with Venmo

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.

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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 help.

PayPal

Visit PayPal’s documentation for details.

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