To start raising funds for your project, you need to set up payment options for your backers. We offer two payment options and we recommend giving your community more than one option to make pledging as easy as possible.
Stripe is a simple, easy to use payment system that is available for projects based in 20 countries and accepts worldwide payments.
People have the option to pay with a PayPal account or a credit/ debit card. PayPal available makes payment possible in over 203 countries.
Stripe is the easiest and fastest way to accept credit or debit card payments on your project.
Can I use Stripe?
Currently project owners can setup an Stripe account in over 20 countries (including UK & USA) for the full list of supported countries, visit the Stripe website.
How long does take to set up?
You can make a Stripe account in a few minutes, simply visit their website to register.
What are the fees involved?
Stripe charges 1.4% and 20p per pledge for any European cards and 2.9% plus 20p per pledge for any non-European cards.
Visit our fees section for additional information about our fees.
How long does it take for Stripe to process funds?
For 'All or nothing' projects, if you hit your target by your close date Stripe will deposit your project funds into your linked bank account within seven working days.
For 'Keep what you raise' projects, Stripe will deposit your project funds into your linked bank account within seven working days of your project close date.
For 'Instant payment' projects, Stripe will deposit your project funds into your linked bank account weekly.
For 'Forever funding' projects, Stripe will deposit your project funds into your linked bank account weekly, the first deposit will take place seven days after you launch.
PayPal supports crowdfunding projects by providing a straightforward and secure online payment service in 203 countries.
To avoid any potential delays, we recommend that your PayPal account meet these criteria and we'll tell you how to get these setup below.
Still need to know a little more? Crowdfunding has its challenges but don't worry, we're here every step of the way. Get in touch with one of our experts.