Stripe

What does this add-on do?

This add-on will let you use the Stripe payment gateway to accept credit card payments (or Bitcoin if the setting is enabled and your account is supported – see this topic) from your clients. Your clients will not need a Stripe account or anything other than a credit card (or Bitcoin wallet) to pay you.

Get a Stripe account

Before you can use this add-on you will need to create a Stripe account.

Fees

Stripe charges a small fee per transaction.

Note: Rocket Apps is not involved in any transaction and consequently does not receive any fees or payment when using officially sanctioned add-ons.

How do I activate the add-on?

Activate the add-on like you would any other WordPress plugin. Go to Plugins -> Installed Plugins -> Invoice Rocket Stripe and hit Activate.

Once the add-on has been activated you will see a new option for Stripe in Invoice Rocket settings under the Payment Types heading.

How do I configure this add-on?

Before you can start accepting credit card payments through Stripe you will be required to:

  • Go to Invoice Rocket Settings
  • Click on Payment Types
  • Tick the Stripe checkbox
  • Enter your Stripe publishable API key into the Stripe publishable API key field
  • Optionally enable the Accept Bitcoin checkbox (see important information below)
  • Hit the Save Settings button

Which countries does Stripe work in?

Stripe is ready in the following countries:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Ireland
  • Italy (preview)
  • Japan
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Portugal (preview)
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Preview: According to Stripe both Italy and Portugal are in preview mode, which means they are stable and production ready but have not yet reached feature parity with other countries.

Please see the official Strip Global page for the latest information on countries supported as this information may have changed since.

Important information about accepting Bitcoin payment

At the moment Stripe will let you work with Bitcoin payments only if you have a US dollar bank account.

Stripe Bitcoin fees

Stripe charges 0.8% per successful Bitcoin transaction, capped at $5, though there are no other fees. Please see the official Stripe Bitcoin page for the latest charge information just in case it has changed since.

Note: Rocket Apps is not involved in any transaction and consequently does not receive any fees or payment when using officially sanctioned add-ons.

Please note that Stripe is ending support for Bitcoin payments on April 23, 2018. The Invoice Rocket Stripe add-on will have the Bitcoin option removed before that date. Read the official statement from Stripe.

How do my clients pay an invoice?

When Stripe has been set up correctly, invoices sent to your clients will have a button in the right pane to pay by Credit Card or if the option is enabled, pay by Credit Card or Bitcoin. Hitting the button will show the Stripe payment modal with tabs that allow switching between payment options.

Changelog

1.0 (18th November 2017)

  • Initial release