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What is Stripe?

Stripe makes it easy for developers to accept credit cards on the web.
Stripe is a tool in the Payment Services category of a tech stack.

Who uses Stripe?

Companies
3232 companies reportedly use Stripe in their tech stacks, including reddit, Instacart, and Lyft.

Developers
2344 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Stripe.

Stripe Integrations

Slack, Intercom, Gravity Forms, Parse, and PrestaShop are some of the popular tools that integrate with Stripe. Here's a list of all 105 tools that integrate with Stripe.

Why developers like Stripe?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Stripe
Stripe Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Stripe in their tech stack.

Epistol
Epistol
PHP
PHP
Bulma
Bulma
Asana
Asana
Stripe
Stripe
Let's Encrypt
Let's Encrypt
CloudFlare
CloudFlare
Deployer
Deployer
Git
Git
GitHub
GitHub
Ubuntu
Ubuntu
nginx
nginx
Buddy
Buddy
Webpack
Webpack
Vue.js
Vue.js
JavaScript
JavaScript
HTML5
HTML5
Sass
Sass
Google Analytics
Google Analytics
PhpStorm
PhpStorm
Laravel
Laravel
#CDG
CDG

I use Laravel because it's the most advances PHP framework out there, easy to maintain, easy to upgrade and most of all : easy to get a handle on, and to follow every new technology ! PhpStorm is our main software to code, as of simplicity and full range of tools for a modern application.

Google Analytics Analytics of course for a tailored analytics, Bulma as an innovative CSS framework, coupled with our Sass (Scss) pre-processor.

As of more basic stuff, we use HTML5, JavaScript (but with Vue.js too) and Webpack to handle the generation of all this.

To deploy, we set up Buddy to easily send the updates on our nginx / Ubuntu server, where it will connect to our GitHub Git private repository, pull and do all the operations needed with Deployer .

CloudFlare ensure the rapidity of distribution of our content, and Let's Encrypt the https certificate that is more than necessary when we'll want to sell some products with our Stripe api calls.

Asana is here to let us list all the functionalities, possibilities and ideas we want to implement.

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Adrien Rey-Jarthon
Adrien Rey-Jarthon
Founder at updown.io · | 11 upvotes · 41.1K views
atupdown.ioupdown.io
BitPay
BitPay
PayPal
PayPal
Stripe
Stripe
#BitcoinCash
#Payments
#Bitcoin

To accept payments on updown.io, we first added support for Stripe which is by far the most popular payment gateway for startups and for a good reason. Their service is of awesome quality: the UI is gorgeous, the integration is easy, the documentation is great, the API is super stable and well thought. I can't recommend it enough.

We then added support for PayPal which is pretty popular for people who have money on it and don't know where to spend it (it can make it feel like you're spending less when it comes from PayPal wallet), or for people who prefer not to enter a credit card on a new website. This was pretty well received and we're currently receiving about 25% of our purchases from PayPal. The documentation and integration is much more painful than with Stripe IMO, I can't recommend them for that, but not having it is basically dodging potential sales.

Finally we more recently added support of BitPay for #Bitcoin and BitcoinCash payments, which was a pretty easy process but not worth the time in the end due to the low usage and the always changing conditions of the network: the transaction fees got huge after price raise and bitcoin because unusable for small payments, they then introduced support for BCH and a newer Bitcoin protocol for lower fees, but then you need a special wallet to pay and in the end it's too cumbersome, even for bitcoin users, to pay with it. I think unless you expect a bit number of payments using cryptocurrencies it's not worth implementing this solution, and better to accept them manually.

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Kirill Shirinkin
Kirill Shirinkin
Cloud and DevOps Consultant at mkdev · | 9 upvotes · 250.9K views
atmkdevmkdev
G Suite
G Suite
GitLab
GitLab
Rollbar
Rollbar
Stripe
Stripe
Mailchimp
Mailchimp
Intercom
Intercom
Basecamp
Basecamp
Slack
Slack
Trello
Trello

As a small startup we are very conscious about picking up the tools we use to run the project. After suffering with a mess of using at the same time Trello , Slack , Telegram and what not, we arrived at a small set of tools that cover all our current needs. For product management, file sharing, team communication etc we chose Basecamp and couldn't be more happy about it. For Customer Support and Sales Intercom works amazingly well. We are using MailChimp for email marketing since over 4 years and it still covers all our needs. Then on payment side combination of Stripe and Octobat helps us to process all the payments and generate compliant invoices. On techie side we use Rollbar and GitLab (for both code and CI). For corporate email we picked G Suite. That all costs us in total around 300$ a month, which is quite okay.

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Tom Klein
Tom Klein
CEO at Gentlent · | 9 upvotes · 49.1K views
atGentlentGentlent
TensorFlow
TensorFlow
Let's Encrypt
Let's Encrypt
Twilio
Twilio
PayPal
PayPal
Stripe
Stripe
CloudFlare
CloudFlare
Google Maps
Google Maps
Google Drive
Google Drive
Stack Overflow
Stack Overflow
Postman
Postman
Google Analytics
Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a great tool to analyze your traffic. To debug our software and ask questions, we love to use Postman and Stack Overflow. Google Drive helps our team to share documents. We're able to build our great products through the APIs by Google Maps, CloudFlare, Stripe, PayPal, Twilio, Let's Encrypt, and TensorFlow.

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Michael Mota
Michael Mota
CEO & Founder at AlterEstate · | 8 upvotes · 4.8K views
atAlterEstateAlterEstate
Stripe
Stripe
Slack
Slack

We are growing daily, and as we grow we find more things to keep track of. With Slack we've manage to create a simple integration to notify us on important matters of our software, for example, when a new user is created on any of our clients (automated billing process with Stripe).

When any of our servers are increasing the memory/cpu usage, also daily reports of all of our clients activities related to their website (Visits received, new leads generated, deals won/lost etc...)

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Tim Nolet
Tim Nolet
Founder, Engineer & Dishwasher at Checkly · | 5 upvotes · 11.3K views
atChecklyHQChecklyHQ
Vue.js
Vue.js
Stripe Billing
Stripe Billing
Stripe
Stripe

Stripe Stripe Billing Vue.js

When I started building a SaaS from scratch, I adopted the Stripe Billing product for managing plans and subscriptions. At that moment (roughly a year ago) I did not fully realise that this was a new addition to the Stripe product line.

One year down the road, I can write this decision and support it with technical details on how I implemented Stripe Billing and integrated it with the Checkly backend.

Key takeaways are:

  • Keep coupling minimal. I hardcode our pricing and plans into the pricing page.

  • Choose good ID's and a good structure to segment product and pricing. This enables grandfathering customers and adding ad hoc new products.

  • Use one or two webhooks to keep things in sync. We use just one webhook.

See all details with code examples in the linked blog post.

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Stripe's Features

  • Full-stack payments- You don’t need a merchant account or gateway. Stripe handles everything, including storing cards, subscriptions, and direct payouts to your bank account. Stripe.js lets you build your own payment forms while still avoiding PCI requirements.
  • An API that gets out of your way- It’s so easy, we’ve embedded a bunch of examples right here. Copy some of these requests into your terminal and check out what happens. With wrappers in Ruby, PHP, Python and more, you can get started in minutes.
  • Pricing like it should be- 2.9% + 30 cents per successful charge. No setup fees, no monthly fees, no card storage fees, no hidden costs: you only get charged when you earn money.
  • We’re developers too- Our team is full of developers and entrepreneurs who have been there and seen the problems in this industry firsthand.
  • Used by thousands of sites & apps- Stripe powers commerce for thousands of sites across the web. Our users include large companies, rapidly-growing start-ups, side projects, and everything in between.

Stripe Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Stripe?
Braintree
Braintree replaces traditional payment gateways and merchant accounts. From one touch payments, to mobile SDKs and international sales, we provide everything you need to start accepting payments today.
PayPal
PayPal is an online payments and money transfer service that allows you to send money via email, phone, text message or Skype. They offer products to both individuals and businesses alike, including online vendors, auction sites and corporate users. PayPal connects effortlessly to bank accounts and credit cards. PayPal Mobile is one of PayPal’s newest products. It allows you to send payments by text message or by using PayPal’s mobile browser.
WePay
WePay helps people sell tickets to events, send invoices, sell items online, and accept donations online. WePay also provides an API that allows developers to access its payments platform.
Recurly
Recurly is the leading pay-as-you-go recurring billing service because setup is easy, integrations are quick, and our service grows with the needs of your business.
Shopify
Shopify powers tens of thousands of online retailers including General Electric, Amnesty International, CrossFit, Tesla Motors, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Foo Fighters, GitHub, and more. Our platform allows users to easily and quickly create their own online store without all the technical work involved in developing their own website, or the huge expense of having someone else build it. Shopify lets merchants manage all aspects of their shops: uploading products, changing the design, accepting credit card orders, and viewing their incoming orders and completed transactions.
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Stripe's Stats

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Stripe's Followers
2324 developers follow Stripe to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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