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This article was published on May 31, 2013

    Stripe now allows businesses to send email receipts directly to their customers

    Stripe now allows businesses to send email receipts directly to their customers Image by: Getty Images/iStockphoto
    Kaylene Hong
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    Kaylene Hong

    Kaylene Hong was Asia Reporter for The Next Web between 2013 and 2014, based in Singapore. She is bilingual in English and Mandarin. Stay in Kaylene Hong was Asia Reporter for The Next Web between 2013 and 2014, based in Singapore. She is bilingual in English and Mandarin. Stay in touch via Twitter or Google+.

    Businesses using Stripe to accept payments can send email receipts directly to their customers starting today, adding another layer of convenience to the online payments service.

    In a blog post, Stripe said it has rolled out the feature after getting a lot of related requests.

    Businesses can now email receipts to their customers by enabling the feature under the emails section of their Stripe dashboard. (You can see how it’s done via the screenshot below.) All you need to do is specify basic business details, followed by uploading a custom logo. From there, Stripe will also automatically detect the optimal header color for the email.

    After the feature has been enabled, Stripe will send an email receipt every time to customers who have configured their email addresses, for both recurring subscriptions and single-time purchases.

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    The receipt sent to customers will look like this (below), Stripe says.

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    Stripe’s latest move will no doubt consolidate its payments solution even further. Currently, developers using Stripe simply sign up for a free account and input the code displayed on its website. Stripe handles the full stack of payments — from storing cards, to subscriptions, and direct payouts — and it charges a flat 2.9 percent rate and $0.30 on each transaction.

    Earlier this year, Stripe expanded from its US home base to Europe, starting with the UK. In January, it launched Stripe Checkout, which featured simpler integration via an overlay form and support for all major browsers as well as mobile, and in March it announced two mobile updates to help developers seeking to integrate the platform into their projects.

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