Charge for Stripe

Accept payments directly on your phone, quickly and easily

#3 Product of the DayMarch 17, 2018

Charge for Stripe is the easiest way to accept payments directly on your phone. Accept credit card payments with just a tap plus view beautiful charts and detailed sales, customer & payout data from your Stripe account all in the one place.

Built to allow my wife to accept payments when selling her jewellery at local markets. I hope you enjoy it!

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I LOVE the idea, but doesn't this violate Stripe's terms? See the bottom: "Use of Stripe principally as a virtual terminal (e.g., submitting card transactions by manually inputting card information);"
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@trevorhinesley You had me worried for a minute, but no. I believe their intention with the wording focused on "virtual" is about discouraging people from using Stripe purely for *manual* transactions where a card is not present, likely for illegitimate purposes, as the other items in that point indicate. Stripe is well aware of our app, having been in touch with the multiple times during the development process, so I don't expect this is an issue. If anything, the fact Charge for Stripe allows users to view payments, customers, payouts and process refunds probably means we're less likely to be in breach of this point than other apps which only allow payments to be processed. Thanks for pointing that out though, I hadn't seen that previously.
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@deaj no problem at all. Hindsight I should've just sent it in private ๐Ÿ˜…but maybe someone else will see that and benefit from viewing that page. It's bit me in the butt before. I built an app for bail bondsman entirely using Stripe, only to discover after that they explicitly prohibit that on that page. Needless to say I just let that project die haha. You're probably right, because even Stripe's dashboard allows people to input cards and charge manually, so if their financial partners didn't like that, I doubt they'd want them doing it either. Again, great idea!
@trevorhinesley Thanks for the feedback and taking the time, that link certainly was worth a read.
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Hi Hunters, I developed Charge for Stripe because my wife was previously putting up with using another app which only accepted payments (didn't allow you to see any sales data or process refunds or receive notification or anything like that) and they switched from being a set fee per transaction to being a % fee per transaction, which blows, so I wanted her to have something better. I set out to build something she would find really helpful, not only on market days when she's going to be processing lots of credit card sales (so payments need to be processed quickly), but also at other times to keep up to date with how her website sales are going (which are also processed via Stripe). Allowing her to make payments quickly by tapping the customer's credit card to the back of her phone helps keep customers moving through, while having access to full payment, customer and payout data and the ability to process refunds, receive notifications when there's a new payment (Cha-ching!) or an upcoming payout scheduled, means she finds the app really useful, and I hope others will as well. The app is free to download, there's a $0.20AUD (or similar converted equivalent) fee per transaction in addition to the standard Stripe fees and if you want to manage multiple Stripe accounts, you can upgrade via IAP for a couple of bucks. If you only want to use it to track your Stripe sales data, it'll cost you absolutely nothing and you'll have access to beautiful charts and push notifications. This is the first release and we have plenty of improvements planned, so please check out the app and let me know what you think and what you'd like to see in future updates so we can prioritise tasks accordingly. **UPDATE: I've received some enquiries about expanding to other regions. We're releasing initially in US and Australia but plan on supporting more countries in the coming weeks. If you'd like to bump your country to the top of the list, let me know in the comments where you're from and I'll do my best to get you country added in the near future. Thanks.** **APRIL 2nd UPDATE: We've just released a new update which includes support for 112 additional currencies and released the app worldwide on Google Play** Thanks Dave Stallard
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@deaj thank you for sharing, that's a nice backstory :) Any estimate on when the iOS app would be out?
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@amrith thanks for your kind words. Regarding an iOS version, no ETA at this stage but we've had a lot of requests so it's certainly high on our list of priorities. Thanks for your interest and I hope you'll hang around to check out the iOS version when it's ready.
@amrith it took a while, but we finally made it ->
Very useful & simple App DJ. Is there any charge for transactions?
@zaman_mecci thanks for the feedback. In addition to the standard Stripe fees, there is a $0.20 fee (or similar converted amount depending on the currency), however as mentioned in the comment above, we feel this is much fairer than charging a % and hope most people will agree. What do you think?
@deaj fair enough! A low fixed fee is definitely a value-add. Just downloaded the app and hope to use it at some point. Good Luck!
@zaman_mecci thanks, I'm glad you agree and hope you enjoy the app. There are plenty more improvements planned for the coming weeks so be sure to keep an eye out for updates.
Cool idea! I could see consumers being worried about their payment details being stored though. I guess that would vary depending on the country and their feelings toward mobile payments.
@michaelfolling Thanks for your kind words. Regarding consumer hesitation, that is a very real concern and is one that will only change as people are exposed more to payment processing like this. There's nothing that we can do about it, but hopefully as more people make payments using methods like this, they become as comfortable with "tap to pay" on a vendor's mobile phone as they are tapping to pay on a terminal at a supermarket. With the prevalence of tap to pay in Australia (where I am), I hope the hesitation is minimal and if people are buying from a vendor who seems trustworthy, hopefully that's enough for them not to be comfortable enough not to be concerned.