Getting Started with Exchange: Setting Up a Stripe Account
The Stripe Add-on is a premium payment gateway add-on for Exchange which allows customers (U.S. and Canada residents only) to checkout using Stripe. Stripe is our preferred payment gateway because it is easier to use and setup than Paypal and offers great features and documentation.
- Visit Stripe Documentation
Step 1: Sign up at Stripe.com
To get started, visit Stripe.com and sign up for an account.
Step 2: Confirm your email address
Once you sign up, you’ll receive an email to confirm your email address and activate your account.
Step 3: Confirm company and banking information
To activate your account, you’ll need to fill out the Stripe application with your company and banking information.
Once you’ve completed the application, your Stripe account is active.
Integrating with Exchange
To start using Stripe with Exchange, you’ll first need to install and activate the Stripe add-on in your site’s plugins and then enable it in Exchange.
Once the add-on is enabled, you should see a gear symbol next to the Enabled button where you’ll need to enter some information about your Stripe account
In your Stripe dashboard, go to Your Account > Account Settings in the top right of the screen.
From there you’ll find your API Keys.
You’ll take copy those keys and paste them into your Exchange Stripe settings.
Also in your Exchange Stripe settings, you can edit how will your purchase button and enable the Stripe test mode so that you can make test purchases on your site.