Stripe Connect

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#3 Product of the WeekMay 25, 2017
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Robert Oswald
Robert Oswald@roboswald · How am I not myself?
As someone who has been working in online payments for about ten years now, I can say that Stripe Connect has long been one of the most underrated and underhyped payments products ever. The problem they are solving is much more difficult than most folks realize. Do you want to set up a marketplace for used sports equipment? It's not too hard if it's US only, but what about when you want to expand to the UK, Australia, etc.? There is no single or simple solution for this. Payments regulations, banking compliance, KYC and AML compliance all vary by country or region. On top of that, the appetite for marketplace-style businesses drops off sharply outside of the US. I've said it before a million times, not only is Stripe Connect the only real solution, it also happens to be a great one.
Alex Badalyan
Alex Badalyan@alexbadalyan · Cofounder of Frost
@roboswald +5 I've been using their API for the past few weeks and Connect was the only part of it that involved 'slightly' more friction than the rest. With this update though, they just completely eliminated it – amazing execution guys.
Ethan Kravitz
Ethan Kravitz@ethosventures · Engineer, CTO, Investor, Crypto Junky
@roboswald We have been running Overnight on Stripe Connect for 1.5 years now. Up until this point I would say it's been good but not underrated. There were many shortcomings when it comes to the needs of a modern marketplace. I spent a ton of time with both their support and their compliance teams dealing with what I thought should have been non-issues. However, this update addresses all of those issues and more. I am thrilled to see they took some of my suggestions to heart, or were working on them anyway 😆 Congrats and thanks Stripe!
Edwin Wee
Edwin WeeMaker@edwinwee · Stripe
@roboswald Great to hear those issues were addressed! OOC, could you shoot me an email at Would love to hear more on what those issues specifically were and how we can continue to help Overnight grow.
Romain Huet
Romain HuetMaker@romainhuet · Developer Relations, Stripe
Curious to try the new Stripe Connect? Here’s Rocket Rides, a sample on-demand platform built on top of Express: 🚀 This Node app is open source on GitHub, so feel free to check out the code and quickly add Express’s fast onboarding to your own platform. 👩‍💻👨‍💻
Zach Waterfield
Zach Waterfield@zlwaterfield · Co-Founder PadPiper
@romainhuet This is awesome, love the demo!
Jordan Schau
Jordan Schau@chinaschau · Founder, Pure Cycles
Stripe sets the bar for landing pages. Always gorgeous. Well done!
Sabri Helal
Sabri Helal@sabrisjourney · Freelance Web Developer
I'm seriously in love with Stripe's design team
Andrew Ettinger
Andrew EttingerHunterPro@ettinger · 👟 @wearAtoms // ex @Twitter @ProductHunt
"Stripe Connect provides new tools for multi-sided marketplaces" more here from @ryanlawler.