Stripe is an online payment processing platform. If you've ever used a ride share or food delivery app, you've used Stripe.
During profile setup - it is up to the provider to chose how they will accept payments (cash, check, or credit card).
We recommend setting up your credit card payments as a provider because many businesses want to pay online. As a provider, you will also need to have a bank account linked in order to pay the commission fee, even on payments made via cash or check.
If a business ONLY pays via credit card and you do not the credit card payment option set up - the establishment won't be able to find your business.
When you turn on credit card payments - you will be redirected to a screen like this:
Enter your businesses information. Don't worry about saving - it saves automatically, as you go.
When you are finished the new window will close and you will be directed to your profile set up screen.
Click 'Update Profile' below and you are good to go!