Setting up Stripe

We use Stripe to process payments.

Event Calendar App uses your Stripe account to process payments. If you're not sure what Stripe is, it's a secure payment processor that will do all the tricky work of taking the payment and handling sensitive card details. It means that you're never liable for handling someones credit card and it's very simple to set up.

Why Stripe?

Stripe, along with Paypal, is one of the biggest and most trusted payment processors in the world. What's great about Stripe is that you get paid straight to your bank account - your money doesn't sit in a third party bank account as it does with Paypal. It also has a great interface and is really easy to use.

 I really could speak about how great Stripe is for hours. If you want to know more you can check out their website for full details. 

Fees

Event Calendar App doesn't take a cut on any of your sales.  Yep, you can sell a ticket for $1000, or $10. We'll never take a cut. The money goes straight into your account.

Stripe, similarly to Paypal, does charge a small fee for processing the payment. You can see the full details on that here.

Setting up your Stripe Account

The first thing you need to do is set up your Stripe account. Head to Stripe and click register. Create an account.

You will then get to a page that asks how you want to get started with Stripe. Select Use an app.

Once your account is set up you should be at a screen that looks like this:

You now need to activate your account, otherwise you're only ever going to be able to accept test payments. Click start to begin the activation. At this point Stripe will ask you to confirm your email address and various questions about your business. 

You should now be able to view live data. The toggle button on the left should look like this:

It's important that your account is now in live mode otherwise any payments you take will simply be test payments.

Get your Publishable and Secret Key

Using the left-hand menu, select 'Developers' and API keys. Event Calendar app needs both the Secret and Publishable keys to make charges for you.

Add your Publishable and Secret Key to Event Calendar App

Head to your account page, click settings, and paste your publishable and secret key into the relative fields. Ensure that you are using the live keys and not the test keys. 

That's it! You're now all setup for taking payments.

Adding payment to your events

In the editor, click on an event that you want to add payment to. The edit panel will open on the left hand side. Click RSVP/Tickets. You should then see the following:

Click require payment. You will also have a few more options that need to be filled in, such as cost, currency etc. Payment is now set up on your event.

The RSVP/Tickets button will now open a modal that accepts payment! 🎉

Managing ticket sales and purchases

Every time someone makes a purchase, we'll send you an email to let you know. Your customer will also receive an email from Stripe confirming the purchase. 

We also provide you with the RSVP management page. This let you see who's coming to your events and who has paid.

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