Getting Started with Stripe: plan your Stripe account

If you’re a business that uses Stripe through a partner platform, extension, or a plug-in, this video how-to guide will help you get started taking payments online. 

Explore other guides in the series

  1. Getting started with Stripe: plan your Stripe account

  2. Getting started with Stripe: create or connect an account

  3. Getting started with Stripe: explore Stripe

  4. Getting started with Stripe: payments and payouts

  5. Getting started with Stripe: financial reports

  6. Getting started with Stripe: fraud and disputes

While creating a new Stripe account or connecting an existing Stripe account takes only minutes, you should consider a few crucial business questions before you start. These first two videos step you through the basics of how account are structured and what Stripe will need to activate your account.


Account Structure

Before you create or connect a Stripe account to your partner platform, you should consider whether you need a single Stripe account for your business or multiple Stripe accounts. In this video, you’ll learn when you need more than one Stripe account and the benefits you gain from local acquiring if you’re planning to do business in more than a single country.

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Supported accounts and settlement currencies


Verification Requirements

If you are creating a Stripe account for the first time, you’ll find it helpful to know what Stripe needs to verify and activate your account. This information is required by regulators and helps prevent abuses in the financial system. Each country has its own set of regulations, and knowing beforehand what documentation you’ll have to submit during the account creation process will help you get online and open for business quickly and smoothly.

Resources

Business identification and bank account ownership verification process


Explore other guides in the series

  1. Getting started with Stripe: plan your Stripe account

  2. Getting started with Stripe: create or connect an account

  3. Getting started with Stripe: explore Stripe

  4. Getting started with Stripe: payments and payouts

  5. Getting started with Stripe: financial reports

  6. Getting started with Stripe: fraud and disputes