Integrating ClickFunnels and Stripe: A Simplified Guide

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ClickFunnels offers a ton of features for merchants looking to establish an online presence, one notable option being integration with Stripe. As an eCommerce giant, Stripe provides a wide range of features at competitive rates. It can integrate with various tools, including CMS platforms, plugins, and sales funnel creators like ClickFunnels. In this article, we’ll provide a step-by-step guide on integrating Stripe with ClickFunnels.

Introduction to Stripe and ClickFunnels

What is Stripe?

Stripe is a payment service provider (PSP) that enables businesses in the United States and Europe to accept credit card payments in over 135 currencies worldwide. With Stripe, businesses can accept electronic wallets, ACH payments, and other alternative payment methods.

Stripe is well-known for its security. It provides high-level encryption to ensure the safe storage of your customers’ data. Importantly, Stripe complies with PCI-compliant standards, as set by the PCI Security Standards Council.

Stripe’s fees are as follows:

  • $2.9 + 0.30¢ per card-not-present (CNP) transaction
  • An additional 0.5% for manually entered credit card information
  • An extra 1.5% for international cards
  • A 1% fee for currency conversion
  • ACH transactions incur an additional 0.8% fee, capped at $5 (ensuring that the fee won’t exceed $5 regardless of the transaction amount).

What is ClickFunnels?

ClickFunnels is a sales funnel builder—specialized software designed to help merchants construct a sales funnel. It provides a clear visualization of a customer’s journey through each stage of the funnel. Unlike many traditional tools that require extensive technical expertise, ClickFunnels streamlines the creation process to a few clicks and offers robust support.

It’s worth noting that ClickFunnels offers several subscription plans. You can opt for a monthly or an annual subscription:

Monthly Pricing

  • Basic at $147/month
  • Pro at $197/month
  • Funnel Hacker at $297/month

Annual Pricing

  • Basic at $127/month
  • Pro at $157/month
  • Funnel Hacker at $208/month

Features by Plan

  • Basic: 1 website, 20 funnels, 1 admin user, 1 domain, and 3 courses
  • Pro: 1 website, 100 funnels, 5 admin users, 3 domains, and 15 courses
  • Funnel Hacker: 3 websites, unlimited funnels, 15 admin users, 9 domains, and 200 courses.

Prerequisites for Stripe and ClickFunnels Integration

Before integrating Stripe with ClickFunnels, there are specific prerequisites to be aware of:

  • An Activated Stripe Account: After registering with Stripe, you can’t begin accepting payments immediately. Firstly, conduct a few test transactions. Subsequently, Stripe will verify the bank account provided in your application. Lastly, ensure that your business and eCommerce store adhere to Stripe’s Terms of Service.
  • Administrative Role of an Active Stripe Account: The organization member integrating Stripe with ClickFunnels must possess a Stripe Administrator role. For more information about modifying member roles, consult the Stripe Help Desk.
  • See if Your Business Type Is Restricted: Your business may be classified as one of the categories from the restricted businesses list.

Step-by-Step Guide to Integrating Stripe with ClickFunnels

  1. Begin by creating a ClickFunnels account. Visit their website to sign up. If you already possess an account, simply log in.
  2. Open a new tab and log in to your Stripe account.
  3. From the ClickFunnels dashboard, go to the main menu located in the top-right corner under your name and select “Account Settings.”
  4. On the left, you’ll notice multiple tabs. Scroll down to “Payment Gateways” and click on it.
  5. Click on the “+ Add New Payment Gateway” button.
  6. From the displayed payment gateways, select “Stripe.”
  7. Click on “Create Stripe Account” and assign a name for your Stripe integration.
  8. During this phase, you also have the option to enable Apple Pay with Stripe.
  9. Optionally, set this Stripe account as your default.
  10. Finally, click on “Create Stripe account,” followed by “Next: Connect With Stripe,” and then “Connect my Stripe account.”

Final Thoughts on Stripe and Clickfunnels Integration

In today’s digital landscape, taking a business online isn’t just beneficial—it’s essential. Payment gateways such as Stripe allow merchants to accept payments on their eCommerce stores. Its integration capabilities span plugins, funnel builders, and JavaScript APIs. With ClickFunnels and Stripe, accepting credit card payments becomes a breeze. However, before diving into a Stripe ecosystem, consider alternative payment solutions that also connect with ClickFunnels. There are plenty of eCommerce merchant service providers that can create a payment solution that integrates directly with ClickFunnels.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use multiple payment gateway accounts with ClickFunnels?

ClickFunnels is designed to work with only one payment gateway at a time. If you wish to provide two different payment options within a single funnel, it’s recommended to create two distinct funnels that offer duplicate customer experiences. To assist in this, you can include a button allowing customers to select their preferred payment gateway before proceeding to checkout.

Can I issue a Stripe refund inside of ClickFunnels?

Within ClickFunnels, you can process refunds for one-time purchases. However, for subscription products on Stripe, you must handle refunds directly through Stripe. For all other payment gateways utilized in your funnel, refunds should be issued via their respective gateway.

What is the best payment gateway for ClickFunnels?

The best payment gateway for ClickFunnels is the gateway best suited for your business type. There are payment gateways connected to specialized merchant accounts that ensure businesses can seamlessly process payments from customers while adhering to industry-specific regulations and requirements.

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