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Our experience of switching to Stripe payments
Part one of a five-part series of blogs

This is the blog which I wish I could have read before starting to integrate Stripe payments on our website! It explains why I'm ultimately glad we went for Stripe, but also some of the things which are harder than they need to be.

  1. Our experience of switching to Stripe payments (this blog)
  2. Background and reason for change
  3. Enabling payments using Stripe
  4. Customising payments forms
  5. Conclusion - would I choose Stripe again?

Posted by Andy Brown on 01 June 2021

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Our experience of switching to Stripe payments

As our website shows, we're a small computer training company based in the UK.  We've just finished accepting payments via Stripe, and I wanted to share my experiences.  Here's our payment form for donations:

Stripe form

Our form for taking donations online using Stripe.

This blog is divided into 4 parts:

Part Contents
1 - Background Our background in using WorldPay and PayPal, why we wanted to change and why we chose Stripe.
2 - Enabling payments What it was like enabling payments through our website (I think it's fair to say this was the easy bit!).
3 - Customising the payments form Getting the payments form above to use our house style - the less easy part.
4 - Final thoughts Reflections on the journey travelled, with our recommendation for whether we would embark upon it again.

My main motivation for this is to provide information on the good and bad points of integrating Stripe payments into your website, so that you can made an informed decision.  I wish I'd been able to read this blog before starting the process!

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