These days, starting an online business is a pretty straightforward proposition. There are countless tools and platforms that can help you set up a storefront, track orders, and collect payments.
In 2010, however, things were much different. Setting up an e-commerce store or other internet business meant a lot of hard work building websites and figuring out how to make legacy payment processors work with a brand-new type of commerce. This was the marketplace that Stripe Payments was born into.
What is Stripe Payments?
Stripe was founded in 2010 with the mission of making it easier to accept payments over the internet. At the time, taking credit cards meant working with a legacy processor or a middleman broker who would provide you with access to a processor.
Then there were the banks you had to deal with, the credit card companies themselves, and a slew of additional services that were often poorly explained and sold by various third parties. Long story short, accepting…
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