Stripe is the preferred credit card payment processor for credit payments made through your Mindwire eCommerce website.
Whilst your eCommerce website is being built by Mindwire, your website will be connected to a test Stripe account.
Any test transactions you make during the testing phase of course won't actually charge the credit card numbers you enter.
Once your eCommerce website is ready to go live, you will want to connect it to your own Stripe account so that any payments made with real credit cards are credited to your own Stripe account, which is then transferred by Stripe into your nominated business bank account.
Setting up a Stripe account is very easy and only takes a few minutes.
Here's how to do it.
Step 1: Sign up for Stripe
Go to https://dashboard.stripe.com/register and you'll see a signup form like shown below. Enter your details to sign up.
Step 2: Log into Stripe
Once you've confirmed your account, log into Stripe. You will then see your Stripe Dashboard as shown below.
Step 3: Providing access to Mindwire
By giving us access to your account, we can obtain all the technical details needed to connect your eCommerce website with your Stripe account. This saves you the headache of doing this yourself. It also allows us to view any transactions that you may need assistance with in the future.
To give us access, click on "Your account" and "Account Settings" as shown below.
Step 4: Providing access to Mindwire (continued)
The Account Settings box will now be displayed. Click on "Team" as shown below.
Step 5: Providing access to Mindwire (continued)
Click on the button "Invite User" as shown below.
Step 6: Providing access to Mindwire (continued)
Enter in the email address "email@example.com", choose the "Administrator" radio button and then click the "Invite user" button as shown below.
Step 7: Connect your Bank Account with Stripe
OK, now it's time to tell Stripe the bank account you want the money to go into (from the sales made on your website).
Click on "Your account" and then click "Account setting" as shown below.
Step 8: Connect your Bank Account with Stripe (continued)
You'll then see the Account Settings screen like before. Next click on "Transfers" as shown below.
Step 9: Connect your Bank Account with Stripe (continued)
You'll then see the Transfers screen.
You should see a Bank Account section. This is where you need to enter your bank account details.
Enter in your bank account details and press "Done" as shown below.
Step 10: Activate your Stripe account
Next, you need to activate your Stripe account. if you're Stripe account is not activated, you can't accept credit card payments on your live website.
To activate your Stripe account, click on "Your account" and the click "Activate account" as shown below.
Step 11: Activate your Stripe account (continued)
Next, the Activate account screen will be displayed. Enter as much information as you can into the form and then press "Activate account" button as shown below.
Step 12: Give yourself a pat on the back! You made it!
Once you've done this, let us know via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (07) 4035 6006 and we'll do the propeller-head stuff needed to hook Stripe into your website.