How to Connect a Stripe Account to Ko-fi

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What is Stripe?

Stripe is a payment processor used in over 100 countries. Creators with a Stripe account can choose to receive payments from supporters using Stripe as either an addition or an alternative to PayPal. Adding Stripe as a payment option to your Ko-fi page may make it possible for some supporters to donate who are unable to donate using PayPal.

To find out more about stripe please visit www.stripe.com 

How the Support Tile Changes with Stripe

By adding Stripe as a payment option to your page you will see an additional payment option titled ‘Card’.

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How to connect your Stripe account to Ko-fi

Once signed in to your Ko-fi account head to the Payment tab under Settings and select "Connect to Stripe".

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A new page will open, you now have two options: 

Have an existing account? Sign in with it at the top right of the page.

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If you require a new account,  fill in the form provided to create a new one!

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Signing up to Stripe

If you are creating a new Stripe account you will be asked to complete a registration form. Ko-fi prepopulates some of the information on the sign up form including “Business website” as your Ko-fi page url. We do this for convenience only and please refer to Stripe directly for any issues you may have creating an account.

One final field to consider is the “Business Name” field. The details entered in this field will be shown on your donators bank statement. This can be changed at any time once the account has been created.

Once you have filled in form scroll to the bottom of the page and click the “Authorise access to this account”.

This should now re-direct you back to your Ko-fi page and your account will now be successfully connected to Stripe!

If you have any issues creating your Stripe account, please follow the link below for further assistance: https://support.stripe.com/contact/