Update: Stripe responded below, and if you want Stripe in Europe you can leave your name and country here
Dear people at Stripe,
Stripe sounds lovely and I wanted to add a voice from Europe calling for you guys to hurry up and get over here. The payment processing industry is probably a mess in the US, but I can almost guarantee you it’s even more of a mess over here if you’re not in the UK. Sounds like a great business opportunity, right?
In getting ours set up we went through a 3-month long nightmare/adventure and finally settled on Ogone+Spreedly. I’m sure you know of both. Spreedly is like Stripe in its elegance and simplicity, but it’s not full-stack, which means we’re required to suffer through the terrible UX and customer support of Ogone. Seriously, if there’s a company I could say I actually hate, it might be Ogone.
I wrote some blog posts about our experiences that I’d like to share with you in an attempt to hopefully convince you to expedite your trip across the Atlantic:
People in Europe who want to make money off their web-based software
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Update: Stripe responds!
Thanks for the letter! Believe me, we’re working on it. Expanding
outside of the US is our biggest priority. About half the team is
originally from outside the States (I’m from Ireland myself), so we
understand the pain of trying to accept money online in Europe.
So in answer to your letter: we’re not just considering it; we’re
actively working hard on making it happen.
Thanks for the support — it means a lot to us!
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