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We are crazy excited to announce that today we’ve added a new payment solution to all PhotoShelter websites. For anyone making sales through their PhotoShelter site, or for those of you considering signing up for PhotoShelter to better deliver & sell photography, this is BIG news. That’s because our new payment solution is Stripe, which lets you accept online payments with very few headaches.
Stripe is an integrated payment processor so your customers never leave your website during the billing process, like they do with redirected processors like PayPal. Since we all know that multi-step processes tend to distract or confuse customers, we’re thinking that this could make a big difference in getting your customers to complete purchases.
Stripe’s standard fee is just 2.9% + $0.30 per successful charge, which is similar to that of PhotoShelter’s other payment solutions. There are no setup feeds, no monthly fees, and no hidden costs. And just a 7-day waiting period before earnings are transferred to your bank account.
We’re happy to be one of the first major online companies to offer Stripe, which is currently available only for U.S.-based users. Stripe is now working on expanding internationally, so we look forward to being able to offer this new tool to our non-U.S. members soon.
Stripe’s Top Features:
- No redirect – customers stay on your website throughout the payment process
- 2.9% transaction fee plus $0.30 per successful charge
- 7-day holding period before earnings are automatically transferred to your bank account
- Currently available for U.S. users
Getting set up with Stripe is fast and easy – literally a 3-minute configuration. Learn how it’s done with our step-by-step Stripe tutorial, complete with screen shots and detailed directions. And as always, don’t hesitate to drop us a line with any questions.