Stripe is a cloud-based solution that offers a varied set of unified APIs and tools that enable businesses to manage and accept payments online.
Stripe handles all critical functions, such as subscriptions, storing cards, and direct payouts to user bank accounts. Stripe is suitable for businesses of all sizes and offers solutions for mobile and Web payments that are specially built for developers.
Other key features include full-stack payments, PCI compliance, invoice paying, instant payment acceptance, shared customers and collection of transaction fees. Stripe does not require any card storage fees, validation fees, setup fees, monthly fees, or refund fees.
Stripe provides several support options such as online support, a customer knowledge base and forums. Additionally, Stripe can be integrated with various applications such as Shopify, FreshBooks, Zoho Invoice, Zoho Subscriptions, TalentLMS, Squarespace, Sellsy, Intercom, Slack, Zapier and Abacus.
Mitch from Bay Town Creative
Specialty: Other specialty retailer
Stripe has been from time to time the only gateway available for certain applications, which has made it invaluable. It was easy to get my account set up and I have never had an issue with the service. Price wise their processing fees are on par with other gateways I have used.
It does take a little longer for payments to clear than it does through other gateways but this has not been much of a bother.
Get an account if there is an API for your application. The more options your customers have the better I think.