Use Stripe as a Payment Gateway in Snipcart

Colby Fayock
InstructorColby Fayock

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While we have a lot of options for the different payment gateways that we can use in order to take payments, we're going to use Stripe, which is a well-known secure payment processing platform, where it's going to be able to easily integrate into our Snipcart account.

Once we add our Stripe account, we will head over to the Snipcart dashboard where we will connect Stripe as our payment gateway, which simply allows us to go through an authentication process, where we will have Stripe configured.

Instructor: [0:00] Now that we have Snipcart installed inside of our application, there's a few things we need to do inside of Snipcart in order to prepare our account.

[0:07] While I'm not going to walk through every single thing with you, the one thing that we need to make sure we do is set up a payment gateway. To manage our payment gateway, we can see that we can either click right on the dashboard, in the Getting Started Guide, or we can head over to our account section, where we can see payment gateway right at the top.

[0:24] If we start to scroll down, we can see that we have a lot of options. For this walkthrough, we're going to use Stripe. Stripe is a very popular payment platform that allows us to securely take payments across the web. While they have a lot of great products and APIs for those products, we don't need to worry about any of that as Snipcart has already taken care of that for us.

[0:43] I already created my account. You want to head over to the sign-in page, where you'll see at the bottom you can sign up for your new free account. Once you do, you want to make sure that you activate your account and verify your email.

[0:54] To activate your account, you can click this link at the top or click Start. It's going to go through and ask you a lot of your business details. Stripe will need this in order to take care of its system.

[1:04] Just walk through all these different steps and enter in the information that it needs. Then you'll be ready to set up your business for a new project in Stripe.

[1:12] As you're working through this, I will note that it is going to ask you for some personal information, including linking to a payment account, as you want to make sure that when people buy products and send you money, that there's going to be a way for Stripe to send you that money.

[1:26] After your account is activated and you're all ready to go, we're going to head back over to Snipcart. We're going to click this Connect button and it's going to take us over to Stripe to connect our account. I'm going to go ahead and click Connect.

[1:39] Once we land back on Snipcart, we can scroll down, and we can see that we are now configured with Stripe. While it feels like this lesson is short, that's because it is, because we don't have to do anything else in order to integrate Stripe.

[1:50] It'll automatically be handled for us on Snipcart, and it'll be able to send those payments over to Stripe where Stripe will be able to fulfill it to our bank account.

[1:57] In review, while we have a lot of options for the different payment gateways that we can use in order to take payments, we're going to use Stripe, which is a well-known secure payment processing platform, where it's going to be able to easily integrate into our Snipcart account.

[2:10] Once we had our account, we were able to head over to the Snipcart dashboard where we were able to connect Stripe as our payment gateway, which simply allowed us to go through an authentication process, where we now have Stripe configured.