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Online Payments Made Easy With Stripe

If you’re a small development shop, you want to spend as much time as possible working on your core product and offload the rest. Email? Let Mailgun handle that. Invoicing and billing? Use FreshBooks. File sharing? DropBox. Accepting payments? Ouch. Build your own and you’ll have to spend time worrying about purging logs, becoming PCI compliant, setting up a payment gateway and handling encryption.

Stripe, a Rackspace Cloud Tools partner, simplifies the process for accepting online payments. One of the main reasons that I like using Stripe is that you can keep a consistent online experience for your consumers instead of sending them off to a different third party storefront that doesn’t look or feel like your site.

In the video below, I walk through a situation where my friend Carrie integrates Stripe payments to her online cookie business and some simple customizations that you can easily make.

Check out Bret’s previous post about how to keep track of your cloud costs.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Bret McGowen.

Bret McGowen is a software developer at Rackspace, designing and building RackConnect, which lets customers have the best of both traditional and cloud hosting. Bret has spent most of his professional life writing software using Microsoft’s .NET framework but is beginning to see the light and has started to dabble in open source technologies. When he’s not on the jogging trail or volleyball court he enjoys working on and reading about tech startups.

Follow Bret on Twitter at @bretmcg.


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