Today we’re excited to make Stripe Terminal available to all users in the US. Terminal is a set of SDKs, APIs, and pre-certified card readers that lets you extend your Stripe integration to accept in-person payments.
Businesses of all types are already using Stripe Terminal to build their in-person payment experiences. Online-first retailers like Warby Parker are using Terminal to build a fully customized in-person checkout. Housecall Pro—a software platform that helps more than 50,000 home service professionals run their businesses—now lets its users manage online bookings and accept in-person payments with Stripe all from one app.
“We created a rich customer experience within our app to accept in-person payments, and it only took us a week of development time.” — Troy Payne, Head of Engineering at Squire
Unify your payments stack
While we mostly focus on internet businesses, 90% of consumer spending still takes place in person. Businesses that operate both online and in person can find it challenging to create a consistent experience and track customers across channels. Stripe Terminal works seamlessly with your existing Stripe integration to create a single view of customers and sales across channels, which makes reporting and reconciliation easier.
“Terminal eliminated the need to manually record payments, saving us more than two hours each day.” — Jame Mackson, Lead Engineer at The Wedding Shoppe Inc.
In-person payments, made for developers
Built for SaaS platforms and marketplaces
If you’re doing a wide deployment of in-person payments to third parties, Stripe Terminal is for you. Terminal helps Connect platforms extend their reach by letting connected accounts accept in-person payments from within their platform. Your platform’s users can receive a unified payout for payments accepted online or in person. You can manage your entire fleet of readers and can ship them directly to your connected accounts using your Stripe Dashboard.
“It took us two weeks to integrate Terminal and start offering it to 1,500 of our Pros. They’re now saving money on in-person payments, saving time with automated reconciliation, and getting their money fast with Instant Payouts.” — Sean Devlin, Senior Director of Special Projects at Housecall Pro
Getting started with Stripe Terminal
Any Stripe user in the US can now start integrating Terminal in three steps:
- Build your mobile or web app interface for in-person sales
- Integrate the Terminal SDK to create a connection between your app and the card reader
- Pair the Stripe card reader with the SDK and take your first in-person payment
We currently support two types of card readers. You can explore which one is right for your business in the docs or get started by ordering from the Dashboard.