Introducing One-Step Credit Card Setup for Your LightCMS Store

Ever since we introduced our store functionality in 2011, LightCMS has been working hard to simplify the challenge of accepting credit card payments on the web. Today, we're announcing another big step forward with one-step credit card set up through Stripe.

It's no longer necessary to establish a merchant account outside of LightCMS. Now, LightCMS customers can activate a Stripe account and begin accepting credit card payments instantly, right inside the LightCMS store settings. Here's a quick look at how it works.

Log in to your LightCMS website and choose Settings -> Payments from the store toolbar. Right at the top, you'll see information about Stripe. Click the "Activate Stripe Account" button and you'll be taken to the LightCMS Stripe set up page. If you already have a Stripe account, you can choose to use it. If you don't, you'll simply fill out the bit of information requested on this page, then click "Authorize Access to this Account" at the bottom. 

That's it! Your store will be ready to accept credit card payments and income from your sales will be automatically transferred to your bank account. Stripe charges 2.9% + 30 cents per successful transaction and allows you to accept all major credit cards. There are no other fees associated with using Stripe.

One note -- Stripe is currently only available in the US and Canada. If you are outside of these countries, or if you prefer to use one of our other integrated payment processors for any reason, you may still do so by selecting the "use a different gateway" link next to the Stripe account button.

We hope you and your clients enjoy the new one-step set up for accepting credit card payments on the web. This feature is up and running on every LightCMS website. Check it out inside your account today.

7 comments (Add your own)

1. Philip Osborne wrote:
This is great. Great timing too because Stripe have just started their UK beta launch with plans for a full launch soon. Just wondering if Stripe will be enabled for the payments we make to LightCMS as well? Does that mean that payments will be possible in GBP as well as USD soon? The one big feature I'm waiting for, that will make life so much easier for me, is to let clients manage and pay their own billing account in GBP. At the moment, I have to do it for them because I don't want clients faced with USD prices.

Tue, April 9, 2013 @ 11:18 AM

2. Tim wrote:
Philip, thanks for the feedback. Hopefully Stripe will be up and running in the UK soon.

Regarding our internal billing, that's handled by a separate system so there's not really any connection between this release and the potential for the additional features you mention.

Tue, April 9, 2013 @ 4:15 PM

3. Ben Bane wrote:
US/ Can payments only is only a part solution - that's why we bailed Light CMS. That narrow focus/ solution is not really what the web and online shops are about today. 10 years ago - maybe.

Sat, April 13, 2013 @ 10:50 PM

4. Tim wrote:
Ben, thanks for your feedback. Just wanted to clarify that only Stripe is limited to the US and Canada. LightCMS also supports other payment processors that allow you to accept credit cards from anywhere in the world.

Hope this helps!

Mon, April 15, 2013 @ 8:46 AM

5. Holly wrote:
I can't wait for Stripe to accept Australian dollars.

I'm also waiting for LightCMS to implement customer billing in local currencies. My customers are uncomfortable with US billing so instead I've had to private bill and absorb any currency fluctuations. I wish there was a better solution.

Wed, April 17, 2013 @ 7:51 PM

6. Razibul Hassan wrote:
This is a really good step. Looking forward to see that the stripe would expand their service in more countries soon.

Tue, June 11, 2013 @ 4:37 AM

7. John wrote:
Not sure if you all saw this, but Stripe is now available in the UK. (Actually since August)
https://stripe.com/blog/introducing-stripe-uk

Will be trying this with my UK clients when they are ready...

Cheers,
John

Sat, January 11, 2014 @ 5:36 AM

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