15. Using Stripe Payments

Since I wrote the first edition of this book in 2010, an exciting new way of accepting payments online has arisen. I’ve labeled this the “middle way,” because the approach provides all the benefits of both of the traditional methods of accepting payments. Stripe is one such “middle way” provider. I absolutely recommend using Stripe, or a “middle way” provider like Stripe, for your e-commerce projects.

In this chapter, I’ll explain what Stripe is, how it works, and how you create an account there. I’ll then walk you through using Stripe to process single charges (as a possible replacement for using Authorize.net) on the Coffee site. Finally, I’ll explain how you can use Stripe to process recurring payments (as a possible ...

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