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What is Stripe?
What is Stripe?

What is Stripe and why is it so popular?

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Written by Roohbir Singh
Updated over a week ago

Stripe is a simple and powerful way to accept payments online. Stripe has no setup fees, no monthly fees, and no hidden costs. Millions of businesses—ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies—rely on Stripe’s software tools to accept payments securely and expand globally.

Stripe is available to businesses based in 39 countries (and counting). With Stripe (and Paythen), you can accept all major debit and credit cards from customers based in over 195 countries and 135+ currencies. You can learn more at

Is Stripe a gateway? Why should I use Stripe instead of other gateways?

Stripe is a complete solution that combines the functionality of a merchant account and a gateway in one, which means you only need Stripe to accept payments and deposit funds into a bank account. You don't need and can't use existing merchant accounts or gateways with Stripe, as it functions as both already.

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