Making payments easy peasy for your customer is one way to keep them coming back for more. After all, nobody wants to jump through a lot of hoops or worry about security when all they want to do is buy something.
Stripe is a robust payment provider that makes it easy for merchants to accept funds from around the world. With Stripe enabled, you can seamlessly process transactions for most major international debit and credit cards.
Integrating Stripe With Volusion
- Go to Settings > Payment in your Admin Area.
- In the Gateway Name menu, choose Stripe [STRIPE].
- If you’re new to Stripe, click Connect to Stripe and follow the sign up process that appears. You’ll be redirected back to your Volusion Admin Area once you’ve completed your account setup with Stripe.
- If you already have a Stripe account, you can sign in by clicking Connect to Stripe under the Gateway Name menu, then clicking Already Have a Stripe Account? Sign In.
Once Stripe is configured, you’ll see a Disconnect Stripe button under the Gateway Name menu. You should only click this button if you want to reconfigure your Stripe account settings or use another payment provider.
If your business is located in Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, the UK, or the US, you can sign up for a Stripe account by clicking Connect to Stripe as described in step 3, above.
If your business is located in Australia, you can sign up for access to Stripe's private beta by visiting Stripe, entering your email address, and clicking Notify Me.
Once you’ve received confirmation from Stripe that your account was successfully created, return to Settings > Payments in your Admin Area to sign in and connect Stripe with your store.
Configuring Your Payment Methods
Once Stripe is enabled, be sure to configure any preferred card types you want to accept as payment on your store. You can configure these by clicking the Card Types tab under Settings > Payment in your Admin Area.
If you're unsure of which payment methods to offer, visit Stripe's website for the most up-to-date list of accepted card types for each country.
Note that Stripe does not support payment with Discover cards if your business is located outside the US. Be sure to disable Discover as a card type in your Admin Area so it is no longer offered as a payment method. Otherwise, it will still appear as an available card type on your store, but will not be successfully processed.
To ensure that transaction details are consistent between your Volusion Admin Area and Stripe dashboard, you must enable CVC and zip code verification with Stripe. To enable, go to Settings > Radar in your Stripe dashboard. Check the boxes to enable Decline Charges That Fail CVC Verification and Decline Charges That Fail Zip Code Verification.
Stripe cannot be used in conjunction with another payment processing gateway; however, you can still enable and offer PayPal Express as an alternate payment method.
For more information on configuring accepted credit card types for your store, see "Payment Settings".
Checking Out With Stripe
The checkout process will appear the same to your shoppers as with any other fully integrated payment gateway. Shoppers can choose their preferred card type from the Payment Method menu, and will complete the checkout process without ever leaving your site.
Note that Stripe Connect and Stripe's subscription billing are not supported. Merchants can configure and use Volusion's built-in recurring billing system to offer subscriptions and recurring pricing. For more information, see Recurring Billing.
Volusion's integration with Stripe is intended for use in Live mode, and does not support Test mode at this time.
Errors Changing Payment Capture Settings
If you encounter an error when attempting to change the Payment Capture Settings for your Stripe account via the Alternative Settings link on the Settings > Payment page, access the settings via Settings > Config Variables to make the change instead. To access this Variable:
From your store's Admin Dashboard, click Settings > Config Variables in the drop down main menu.
On the General Variables page, using the Search feature, search the Name field for: Payment Gateways Auth Mode
You can now change your Payment Capture Settings in the field provided.
For Automatic Authorize, Manual Capture, enter AUTHORIZE in the field.
For Automatic Authorize and Capture, enter SALE into the field.
For Manual Authorize and Capture, leave the field blank.
Make sure you click the blue Save button at the top right of the page upon completion.
For information on transaction fees and other Stripe pricing considerations, visit Stripe's website.