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Existing customers: What are the steps to activate Stripe directly in bookingkit?
Existing customers: What are the steps to activate Stripe directly in bookingkit?

All important information about the move from MangoPay to Stripe for our existing customers.

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Written by Björn Blankenhagen
Updated over a week ago

Stripe is a well-established online payment provider from the US, based in California, and already serves high-class customers such as amazon, Check24, or airbnb. With a single integration with Stripe, you can reach more customers, accept over 135 currencies, and support dozens of local payment methods.

Some important additional info you should be aware of before switching:

Security deposit:

  • Unlike MangoPay, Stripe has no security deposit. After switching to Stripe, you will of course have access to your MangoPay escrow account to pay out the security deposit for at least another 180 days.

  • Instead, the payins of your end customers are available for withdrawal after 3 days.

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Since the move of MangoPay and Stripe is accompanied by changes on the payment page of the bookingkit checkout, when switching to Stripe we recommend to use the new tracking feature (you can find more info here).

Step by step: Moving from MangoPay to Stripe

First, go to the new "Sell" -> "Payment providers" section in your bookingkit webapp. Besides Stripe, your previous online payment provider MangoPay will also be listed there.

  • Click on "Activate Stripe" to continue.

  • In the following window, you can choose between:

a) Switch me as soon as possible (Recommended)

b) Pick a specific date for the switch

  • After you have chosen your preferred option, you only need to agree to Stripe's terms and conditions. Click "Next" to proceed to the next step.

  • Creating your account with Stripe may take a moment. Therefore, please do not interrupt this process.

  • The page will refresh and look like this. You can proceed directly to the verification process.

Once Stripe has completed the verification process, the move from MangoPay to Stripe will be initiated automatically at the time you requested.

If the switch was successful, Stripe will be displayed as the active payment provider instead of MangoPay.

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