Why We’re Sold on Stripe – And You Should Be Too

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We’ve used Stripe for several years now, both internally for client payments and externally for client websites – and we couldn’t use anything else. Here’s why we use Stripe, and why you should too.

What is Stripe?

First up, a short introduction to what Stripe is, and what it does. Stripe is an online payment processing platform, with safe and efficient processing capabilities via credit card or bank transfer. Their software gives customers and clients an easy way to make payments, with the knowledge that their data is in safe hands. Stripe can be used by a variety of businesses – online and in-person retailers, subscription-model businesses, and software platforms.

It allows customers on the front-end to make safe payments easily, and allows businesses on the backend to easily view their revenue, be protected from fraud, and get data from millions of other organisations to help further grow and optimise their business.

Why Stripe?

In a nutshell, Stripe:

  • Has integrations for over 135 global currencies, helping you to increase conversions in every country
  • Accepts major payment methods – including Mastercard and Visa
  • Accepts payments on iOS or Android devices, using Apple Pay and Google Pay
  • Includes Dynamic 3D Secure
  • Is compliant with industry standards and has obtained regulatory licences around the world
  • Has a Stripe checkout – which dynamically adapts to a user’s device, supports coupons, tax rates, and more
  • Allows you to create a full payment page and share links with customers
  • Has customisable invoicing

Ballyhoo and Stripe

We use a Stripe integration with our accounting system when billing our clients. Stripe acts as a third party, making it easier to take card payments, and also means that we are secure and do not handle or have access to personal or payment data or details.

E-commerce Website Design and Stripe

We have implemented the Stripe platform on a number of our client websites – including Derricks Music, Eurofyre, Birmingham Museums Trust and Halesowen Self Drive. Stripe is especially powerful for e-commerce website development, as it allows customers to pay via the main payment methods – Visa, Mastercard, American Express – while also enabling quick checkout options with Apple Pay and Google Pay. Stripe offers flat-rate pricing with no setup, cancellation or monthly fees, and also supports a variety of currencies, making it a no-brainer when it comes to e-commerce website development.

Stripe Climate

Stripe Climate is an initiative to raise funds for emerging carbon removal technologies, by allowing you to donate a percentage of your revenue to help tackle climate change. This means that alongside using Stripe to help your business to grow, you can also help the planet and global communities at the same time. In-house, we contribute 1% of all income received through Stripe to Stripe Climate, which has helped new carbon removal companies make significant progress.

E-commerce Website Development Services

Ballyhoo are here to collaborate with you and build your custom e-commerce website, providing solutions for your business to help it thrive online. Contact us now for more information and to discuss your e-commerce website requirements.

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Rebecca helps to keep the team organised and supports all of our clients with day to day activities and content. She also runs all of Ballyhoo's internal marketing.