Learn how to add Stripe as a payment method for your cloud ebook.

What is Stripe ?

Stripe is an online payment processing platform that allows businesses to send and receive payments over the internet. It is based in San Francisco, California. Stripe Payments makes it easier for merchants to start and control an online business by building a set of products that could save many hours, money, and resources that are required for creating and setting up an online payment processor to start accepting online payment from customers.

Stripe has some of the world’s best companies as their preferred payments processor such as Amazon, Shopify, Github, Yelp, Spotify, Uber, TED, Lyft, Reddit, and hundreds of top companies globally.

Check out the full list of features with Stripe payments.

Create a Stripe account

In order to use Stripe, you need to have an active Stripe account. To create a new Stripe account, you may refer to Stripe's support pages:

Create a new Stripe account

Activate your Stripe account

Get Your API Key

To collect payments using Stripe, you need both a Publishable Key and a Secret Key. To get these keys, follow the steps below:

1. Open your Stripe Account dashboard link: https://dashboard.stripe.com..

2. Click on Developers > Api Keys.

3. Copy your keys from there, to use inside Kotobee Author.

Add the API Key to Your Cloud Ebook

Important: If you are hosting your cloud ebook on your own website, you must enable HTTPS on your web server.

Open the cloud ebook and enter the Payments section.

Click on the Payment methods tab.

Click the Enable button under the Strip box, enter your API Key and click Save changes.

Test the Payment in Sandbox

Stripe provides a test mode to use regulatory test credit card numbers to process transactions up to but not including the point the bank is actually charged. When setting up your API key in Stripe, they will provide you with both a test API key pair and a live pair.

You can setup your testing environment by following the steps listed in this page: https://stripe.com/docs/testing.