PhotoShelter Introduces A New Way To Get Paid

PhotoShelter Introduces A New Way To Get Paid

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.

Happy selling!

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    • Lauren Margolis Author at 12:03 pm

      Hi Carl- You will actually choose which payment solution you would like to run on your site (PayPal or Stripe, or any of the others offered on PhotoShelter). It’s probably best to think about which option works best for your business, and which would be the most attractive to your customers. Let us know if you have any other questions!

  1. Marty at 7:02 pm

    Hi Lauren. Okay, I just signed up with Stripe. Questions: 1) did this automagically disable PayPal? and 2) is there any way to test that it’s working and what it will look like on receipts and invoices?

    • Lauren Margolis Author at 10:11 am

      Hi Marty! It’s true that you can only select one payment solution (i.e.PayPal or Stripe). Regarding the testing, you could set up your own “test” sale to see the results. If you have further questions or would like more detail than I can provide here in the comments, please shoot us an email at support@photoshelter.com or call us at (212) 206-0808. Thanks!

    • Lauren Margolis Author at 9:20 am

      Hi Sophie! The good people over at Stripe say that they are currently working hard to make the service available to users outside the U.S. You can submit your information here to get the most up-to-date info: https://stripe.com/global Of course, we’ll also keep you posted as we’re eagerly awaiting the expansion ourselves! Thanks for your patience.

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