Europe is home to some of the largest and fastest-growing online economies in the world. This growth is even increased by the accelerated shift from offline to online that the COVID-19 crisis has brought with it, making the need for financial infrastructure and accessibility more apparent than ever. Stripe’s availability now enables more European entrepreneurs and businesses to start accepting payments online from around the world in a matter of minutes.
“Stripe is in 39 countries now, 28 of which are in Europe,” says Matt Henderson, Stripe’s Business Lead for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. “We are excited about bringing Stripe to even more European countries, making payment acceptance and money movement faster and less complicated for everyone. We are nearing our goal of making Stripe universally available to businesses across the continent.”
Online companies in the Czech Republic, Romania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, and Malta can now gain access to Stripe’s entire product stack to launch, run, and scale their business globally ㄧincluding Stripe Connect for running multi-sided marketplaces, Billing for subscriptions and recurring payments, Radar for fraud detection and prevention, Sigma for analytics, and more.
Stripe has been available for beta testers in these countries for a while, and their feedback has been instrumental for optimizing the local Stripe experience.
“Stripe makes it much easier for me as a solo entrepreneur to win clients around the world and work together with them. It makes selling my online educational products easier, offers my clients better ways to pay their invoices, gives me more detailed reports and statements for my accountant, and is just a faster and cleaner experience overall. I’m excited that Stripe has come to Romania,” says Alexandru Vita, Founder, Foreground Web, Romania
“Stripe has made it much easier for us to accept money from our customers and set up convenient subscription solutions - it really is the gold standard in payments. We are proud to be among the first Czech technology companies to use Stripe, and proud of having contributed to making it available to all Czech online businesses”, says Jakub Krejcik, CEO, Mana, Czech Republic.
“Stripe enables us not only to accept one-time payments, but also to set up complex subscription plans as well, all for a low service fee and with perfect reporting. Until now, there has been a real lack of easy to integrate payments solutions for businesses in Bulgaria. Stripe’s launch now opens the door for many more online entrepreneurs that are looking to set up an online business and effortlessly and securely manage online payments.” – Nikola Tomov, CEO, Aesthetic by Science, Bulgaria.
“Stripe has helped MEWS drive incredible innovation in hospitality, making hotel check-in a frictionless experience for consumers. We are excited about Stripe‘s launch in even more countries, as it helps us grow our own international footprint as well,” says Matthijs Welle, CEO, MEWS, Czech Republic.