Setting up Your Stripe account

Go to the Stripe website and click the Sign Up button in the center of the homepage. All you need to do to open an account is enter your email address and choose a password, you can fill in the rest of the details later. You will need to enter your bank account number and routing number into Stripe in order to receive funding to your bank account, so you'll want to do this right away. Please visit Stripe support for everything you need to know about setting up your Stripe account.

To connect your Stripe account to your merchant account, complete the following steps.

1. Go to your integrations settings page in the Merchant Portal

You'll notice a message at the top of your dashboard when you first login to the merchant portal: "Attention: it looks like you haven't linked your Stripe account to yet. You have to go to your settings and link your Stripe account to before you can accept Payment Plans from your customers."

Just click the underlined settings link in the pop-up message or select integrations settings from the menu selections on the left side of the page.

2. Connect your Stripe account to

Once on the integrations settings page in the Merchant Portal, locate the "Connect with Stripe" button. Click this button to begin setting up the integration.

3. Authorize within Stripe

If you haven't signed up for Stripe yet, you can do it at this step. If you have already signed up for Stripe, your browser may or may not have your login saved. You may have to re-enter your Stripe login credentials at this step. Just enter your Stripe credentials (or sign up for a new account if you haven't already done so) and select the "Authorize access to this account" button at the bottom of the page. The integration will be complete after this step.