Claiming Your Stripe Account

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If you were connected to Stripe automatically when selecting a payment method, you must still complete your Stripe account set-up before Stripe is active on your checkout and you can receive your first payment.
Your Stripe account is subject to Stripe's applicable terms, policies, and fees.

To claim your Stripe account:

  1. Go to Accept Payments on your site's dashboard.
  2. Click See More Payment Options.
  3. Click See Options beside Third-Party Credit / Debit Card Providers.
  4. Click Connect beside Stripe.
  5. Click Sign in.
  6. Fill in the form as follows:
  • Country: Select your country from the drop-down menu.
  • Your product: Give a brief description of the product you sell or service you provide.
  • Account details: Fill in your business details:
    • Your business type: Select your business type from the drop-down menu.
    • EIN (Tax ID): If you have a Tax ID enter it here, otherwise leave this field blank.
    • Business Address: Enter your business address.
    • Your website: Enter your site URL (the URL must be valid). Stripe will review your site and may contact you if they have questions.
  • You, the business representative: Fill in your personal details:
    • Legal name: Enter your full name (no nicknames or abbreviations).
    • Date of birth: Enter your date of birth.
    • Social Security Number: Enter the last 4 digits of your social security number. You will be asked to enter your full social security number at a later stage in order to confirm your identity.
  • Credit card statement details (Statement Descriptor): Enter the information that should appear on your customers' credit card statements:
    • Business Name: Enter your business name.
    • Phone: Enter your business phone number (the number customers can contact you on).
  • Bank details: Enter your bank details:
    • Routing number: Enter your routing number. This is the first 9 numbers found on a check issued by your bank.
    • Account number: Enter your account number. This is the middle set of 12 numbers found on a check issued by your bank.
    • Confirm account number: Enter your account number again to confirm it.
  • Password: Create a password for your Stripe account.
7.  Click Authorize access to this account.
The form mentioned above (step 6) has been filled in for a US business. Some of the fields may differ depending on your location.

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