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This article was published on July 16, 2013

    Web retail platform Bigcommerce adds support for Stripe payments

    Web retail platform Bigcommerce adds support for Stripe payments Image by: Getty Images/iStockphoto
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    Online payment startup Stripe announced a partnership with Bigcommerce. Starting today, the 36,000 Bigcommerce retailers will have another option to choose from to help process transactions on their site easily.

    Supporting VISA, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, Discover, and Diners Club transactions, merchants in US and Canada can immediately take advantage of this integration. Stripe says that it will be adding support for more countries in the future, although it didn’t specify any timeframe or specific locations.

    Bigcommerce is a service merchants can sign up for to create their own online store. Retailers can process orders, manage inventory, and market their stores on Google, eBay, Facebook, and other sites. Other features include reporting, email accounts, a CRM system, domain name, and more.

    The addition of Stripe isn’t the first online payment solution to the e-commerce platform — it joins other payment gateways like Google Checkout, PayPal, Quick Books Merchant Services, HSBC, Amazon Flexible Payment System, and 54 other services.

    It also isn’t Stripe’s first time partnering with another company either. It has previously partnered with Parse, Chilling Effects, and Codecademy.

    Bigcommerce co-founder and co-CEO Mitchell Harper says that with the Stripe integration, it will help growing businesses expand their sales online: “Combined with our simple onboarding wizard to get your store up and running, Stripe makes it possible for new Bigcommerce merchants to get a beautiful online store live and transacting in under 30 minutes.”

    To activate Stripe in any Bigcommerce store, once payments are enabled, customers can enter their credit card details directly into the merchant site and won’t be redirected to an offsite checkout page. The platform will facilitate the rest of the transaction, including transferring payments. The cost to use Stripe remains the same as with any other case — 2.9 percent plus $0.30 for each successful transaction.

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