Getting started on Stripe for non-technical users

Quickstart options without code

Ahead of a full integration, you can use our quickstart options to get started and accept payments manually. We offer several ways to get started using the Stripe Dashboard that do not require any code.

Create and share a payment link

Use Stripe Payment Links to create a customizable payment page from the Stripe Dashboard and share the link with your customers. Payment links can be used to sell a product or subscription and can be shared over email, text message, social media or any other channel to accept payments in minutes.

Partner integrations

Stripe partners with thousands of platforms that let you accept payments as part of their product.

Ecommerce or online shops

If you are looking to set up an ecommerce business, a partner like Shopify, Bigcommerce, or Squarespace may be helpful to set up your web store quickly. Their product is the website you can use to display your goods and let your customers check out—no coding required. Behind the scenes, they set you up with a Stripe account, which is what actually powers charging your customer's cards.

Invoicing

Stripe supports sending invoices to customers directly, but you may prefer to choose a third-party option like FreshBooks that offer robust no-code solutions. These third-party options might charge a fee for usage, but that might be preferred to coding a full integration yourself. See our list of invoicing partners for more options.

Appointment bookings and ticket sales

If you are looking to be able to book clients for appointments or sell tickets, Stripe has a number of partners to help with booking and ticketing as well.

Plugins

There are also third-party plugins that work with Stripe. A plugin might be appropriate if you already have a website on some kind of open-source platform or site builder, such as Wordpress or Magento, and you want to use Stripe to charge cards on your website. Many plugins can reduce or eliminate coding or integration work to get started.

Please note: Stripe partners are building software and/or services that you will use on an ongoing basis—oftentimes, you’ll log into the third-party partner’s dashboard to see your earnings, customers, and other data. Plugins are often one-time purchases and may or may not offer ongoing updates, maintenance, or support. Make sure to check how they integrate and what support options are available before getting started.

Hiring a developer

If none of these solutions work and you do not have programming experience yourself, you can build or enhance your Stripe integration with the help of our verified experts.