Stripe moves into in-store payments

Stripe moves into in-store payments

Stripe is going after the high street, launching its own point-of-sale payments terminal package targeted at online retailers making the jump to offline.

Stripe has built itself up into a multi-billion dollar company off the back of making it easy for online sellers to accept card payments.

Now, with Stripe Terminal, it is promising to bring the same ease of use to in-person payments thanks to pre-certified card readers, JavaScript and mobile SDKs, and cloud-based hardware management.

The firm says that its SDKs make it easy for websites to build a real-world checkout that fits their business, with a unified payments stack maintaining a single view of customers and sales across online and offline channels.

Stripe has worked with Verifone to make its product work with their devices and Terminal is also EMV Levels 1,2 and 3 pre-certified, cutting out the hassle of and time associated with gaining certification.

US firms can request an invite to use the package now, joining big Web-first firms such as Warby Parker and Glossier, who have already signed up. Users will be charged a 2.7% fee, plus five cents per transaction.

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