Our Guide to Gift Payments via Stripe
With Buy Our Honeymoon, couples can accept gift payments made by credit or debit card, using Stripe for card processing. Here’s our guide to how this works.
Stripe provides the easiest way for you to take card payments on your gift list.
Processing millions of transactions a year for individuals and businesses of all sizes, Stripe is trusted by companies like Pinterest, Kickstarter, Twitter, The Guardian, TED and Salesforce for online payment services.
Making payment using Stripe’s checkout is secure, fast and incredibly simple — with full support for Apple Pay as well as credit and debit cards.
Collecting payments through Stripe is now open to couples in 24 different countries.
You can take gift payments via Stripe if you’re based in any country where Stripe accounts are available to individuals.
Your guests can be based anywhere in the world.
Guests making payment won’t ever need to set up an account of any kind. It’s the easiest possible experience for your guests.
Stripe charges a processing fee of approximately 2.9%.
Processing fees vary by country, and are deducted from the amount you receive. More information on this is available at stripe.com.
It couldn’t be easier to set this up…
- Just sign into your Buy Our Honeymoon account and go to the Gift Payments section.
- Click the Set up your Stripe account button. We’ll send you to the form on Stripe's site to create your account.
- You’ll need to provide just a few simple details. You’ll be accepting payment as an individual — so you don't have to enter a company number or company tax ID. For the purposes of this form, your business address is your home address.
- Once you’ve filled in the form, click the button to authorise access. You’ll automatically return to buy-our-honeymoon.com.
- That's it! Your Stripe account is now set up and connected to your gift list, and you can immediately begin taking card payments for your gifts.
Funds are automatically transferred to your bank account, and arrive in 7 days.
We’ll notify you as soon as each gift payment is made, and at any time you can log into your Buy Our Honeymoon account to view the status of all your gifts.
Secure and safe.
All payments are made over a secure connection. We don’t ever have access to the card details used by your guests, and although we can monitor the status of gift payments made to your Stripe account, we cannot access these funds or obtain the details of your bank account.
Stripe may contact you themselves to confirm your identity.
Stripe are legally obligated to verify the identity of people using their service once the amount processed reaches a certain threshold. More often than not, this is something they can do automatically from the information you provide when first setting up your account — but sometimes that’s not possible, and they’ll then contact you to ask for additional ID.
It’s a very simple process that only happens if Stripe are unable to confirm your identity from your account details, and doesn’t affect your ability to continue taking payments through your gift list.
Check out our other gift payment options.
With Buy Our Honeymoon, you have complete freedom to manage your gift payments in whatever way suits you best. We don’t hold your funds, and we don’t charge a commission on the gifts you’re given. Here’s our guide to the different options available.
We’re here to help
If you ever have any queries or need assistance, we’re only an email or phone call away.