Stripe in Canada!

Sheena Pakanati, September 19, 2012

Since we launched Stripe just under a year ago, by far the most frequent piece of feedback we received was: Stripe is great, but you need to make it possible for people outside the US to accept payments.

Starting today, Stripe is publicly available for use by any individual or business based in Canada. It’s the exact same Stripe that we offer in the US: instant approval, all major card types accepted, the ability to accept payments from anyone in any country, and simple, flat pricing, without monthly fees.

We’ve been testing our service in Canada over the summer. We’re grateful to have received extensive feedback and help from companies including Tarsnap, MetaLab, and Shopify, all of whom have now been using Stripe for a few months. To them and our other beta users: a huge thank you.

In many ways, launching in Canada is a big step for us—going from 1 to 2 is often harder than going from 2 to n—but it’s only a small piece of what we have in mind. We grew up in countries from Honduras to Kenya, and a large part of why we’re so eager to build Stripe is to help those outside the US to participate as first-class citizens in the internet economy.

And so, to those who are not in the US or Canada: we want Stripe to support businesses and individuals anywhere in the world, and the “international” project we kicked off over a year ago won’t be finished until that’s the case. We’re already working on the next set of countries.

To our friends up north: we’re very excited to see what you create.

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