“What if we use the same tools that someone might use to disrupt an industry to actually reinforce it?”
More than half of all book sales now happen online. For local, independent bookstores that couldn’t meet inventory and shipping demands, ecommerce became an existential threat.
In 2020, Andy Hunter launched Bookshop.org, a company that helps independent bookstores thrive as the migration of consumer habits moves increasingly online. Over 80% of their profit margin is distributed to thousands of independent bookstores, helping booksellers take part in the online economy.
Learn more about Bookshop.org and Stripe: https://stripe.com/newsroom/stories/bookshop-and-stripe
Introducing an embeddable and customizable fiat-to-crypto onramp. Let customers instantly buy crypto within your Web3 app. Tailor the onramp to match your brand, and we’ll take care of the rest: KYC, fraud, and disputes.
Stripe Reader S700 is a customizable smart reader for countertop and handheld use that works with Terminal’s APIs and SDKs.
Watch all-in-one restaurant platform Dripos and coffee shop Revolución offer in-person payments with Stripe Reader S700.
"After four days of radio silence, we got our first customer. The shoe was $70 or $80, but the shipping cost was $120. We were selling our shoes at a loss, but we were still very excited," Sidra Qasim, Cofounder and CEO of Atoms.
We met with founders who have been there, done that, and shared insights into how they navigated the ups and downs of building a business. Tune in to our “Building from scratch” series to learn more.
New episodes Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 2–23:
• How do I hire the right team?
• What if I fail?
• How do I go from one customer to 1000?
• How do I become ‘ramen profitable’?
• Am I building the right product?
• Should I really bet on myself?
Sidra Qasim, Atoms
Waqas Ali, Atoms
Julia Enthoven, Kapwing
Aziz Kaddan, Myndrift
Tara Viswanathan, Rupa Health
Alice Deng, Slope
Lawrence Lin Murata, Slope
Learn about starting your business on Stripe Atlas: https://stripe.com/atlas
Save the Building from scratch playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcoWp8pBTM3CLtV2DsN5Qjd6EEvwpJOpS
Payments are core to your customer experience.
We asked people in New York City about their payment preferences online, offline, and around the world.
0:24 What makes a bad checkout experience?
0:53 What makes a good checkout experience?
1:36 Do you have a preferred way to pay?
2:27 Can we see your wallet?
2:52 How often do you pay with your phone vs. card?
3:23 Have you ever had your credit card number stolen?
3:45 Have you ever had a payment declined?
Lyft uses Stripe Connect (and in particular Instant Payouts) to attract drivers to its platform. Within a year of launching Instant Payouts, more than 50% of Lyft’s payouts to drivers were happening instantly via debit cards.
Stripe Connect is the payments platform for platforms. Whether you’re building a platform to connect parents with babysitters or travel agents with tourists, Connect works for your business: https://stripe.com/connect
Stripe builds financial tools and economic infrastructure for the internet. We’re helping small startups and the world’s biggest companies build products, create business models, and scale their efforts globally. And we’d like your help.
Learn more about our opportunity, our culture, and our open roles: stripe.com/jobs