Partner with Stripe to accelerate growth. Join a global community that’s helping ambitious businesses by providing industry-leading payments and financial infrastructure. As a Stripe Partner, we’ll give you the tools and resources to deepen customer engagement, become more knowledgeable with Stripe solutions, and earn more revenue.
The Stripe Partner Ecosystem offers two partnership types with unique benefits to help you succeed. Whether you offer solutions or services, you’ll find benefits and best practices that align with your customer engagement strategy.
Consulting partners advise, implement, deploy, or offer managed services with Stripe. You might be a systems integrator, software development agency, payments advisor, or a digital agency. We’ll help you build your Stripe-based services practice with access to technical training, sales, and marketing resources.
Technology partners build products to help businesses operate. You might be an independent software vendor (ISV), a payment method provider, cloud provider, or hardware vendor. We’ll help you build on Stripe or offer solutions with Stripe by providing access to technical training, sales, and marketing resources.
Additionally, we’ve created an Embedded Payments track if you’re a partner who specifically embeds payments (using Stripe Connect and related products) and financial services into your products to improve customer experiences, differentiate offerings, and create new revenue opportunities. These Embedded Payments partners have additional business and technical requirements.
Stand out in the Stripe Partner Ecosystem by achieving Specializations. This is the highest achievement a partner can earn with Stripe. As a Specialized partner, you have demonstrated excellence in your field and have a proven track record of success with Stripe products and solutions. Both Consulting and Technology partners are able to achieve multiple Specializations. Specialized partners are eligible to receive enhanced benefits, incentives, and recognition.
Specialization categories include the following examples (not inclusive of all):
|Stripe Products (Payments, Connect, more…)||Product mastery and proven customer success with Stripe products (for example, Payments, Connect, Billing, Invoicing, Issuing, and Terminal).|
|Stripe + ERP (SAP)||Proven track record of customer success in integrating Stripe to ERP applications and business processes (for example, SAP).|
|Stripe + CRM (Salesforce)||Proven track record of customer success in integrating Stripe to CRM applications and business processes (for example, Salesforce).|
|Stripe + e-commerce Salesforce (Adobe)||Proven track record of customer success in integrating Stripe to e-commerce applications and business processes (for example, Salesforce or Adobe).|
When you apply to become a Stripe partner, you’re initially added as provisional partners. After you complete all of the requirements described, you become a Stripe partner.
Provisional partner requirements
Partners can register and begin onboarding with us, but must complete all requirements within six months of signing up to become a full Stripe Partner. Provisional partners receive fundamental resources for success.
Stripe partner requirements
As a Stripe partner, you’re eligible for broader benefits including deal registration, training, sales enablement, and more. We outline the requirements to be a Stripe Partner below and review these requirements every 12 months based on the inception date of the partnership.
|Requirement||Provisional partner||Stripe Consulting partner||Stripe Technology partner||Specialization achievement|
|Complete a partner application|
|Must not be on the Stripe Restricted Businesses list|
|Complete the Stripe Partner Ecosystem Agreement|
|Create and activate a free Stripe account|
|Maintain a minimum of two certified individuals within your payment practice (any combination of architect or developer certifications)|
|Demonstrate Stripe customer success*|
|Take Stripe Business Foundations (required by one person in the organization)|
|Maintain a minimum of four Stripe certified (architect or developer) full-time employees|
|Submit one public Stripe customer story related to the specialization category|
|Complete and pass a capability assessment specific to the specialization.|
*You can demonstrate Stripe customer success by submitting a customer story in the partner portal, participating in a case study with Stripe, submitting a partner-sourced lead in the partner portal that results in closed-won, or engaging materially in a Stripe-sourced opportunity.
Technology Partners must pass the verification assessment to be listed in the partner directory.
Embedded Payments partners must use Stripe Connect.
Benefits at a glance
As a Stripe Partner you’re eligible to receive the following benefits and incentives.
|Benefit||Provisional partner||Stripe partner||Specialization achievement|
|Sales enablement and payments education|
|Live webcasts and programming with Stripe partner team and experts|
|Technical training and certification|
|Solution blueprints to speed time-to-market|
|Eligible for prioritized pre-sales engineering consultations|
|Marketing content, campaign assets, how-to guides, and templates|
|Directory listing to amplify your company and solution|
|Eligibility for Market Development Funds (MDF)*|
|Stripe Partner badge and co-branding guidelines|
|Press release guidance|
|Prioritized placement on Stripe’s Partner Directory|
|Stripe Specialization badge designation|
|Eligible for prioritized Market Development Funds (MDF)|
|Eligible for joint customer case studies (by invitation)|
|Eligibility for new business incentive|
|Eligible for Stripe Connect revenue share (applies to partners that use embedded payments in their solutions)|
|Deal registration to request co-selling support|
|Co-selling resources such as account mapping with Crossbeam|
|Partner portal and partner support|
|Partner-to-partner community engagement opportunities|
|Eligibility to access to roadmap previews|
*To request MDF, partners must be a Stripe partner with an assigned Stripe partner development manager.
If you need more information about the Stripe Partner Ecosystem, please contact us at email@example.com.