To make it possible for you to monetize video content on your TradeCast video platform - both as one-time purchases and as subscriptions - a link between your video platform and an online payment service is required. This article explains how to register for an account at Stripe, TradeCast's preferred payment service provider, and how to give TradeCast administrator access to this account in order to establish the link with your video platform.
Stripe is an international payment service provider, an online service that ensures that payments initiated on your video platform are executed. Stripe also provides a comprehensive dashboard and customer overview, giving you full insight into all started, stopped, failed and completed payments made using your video video platform.
Note: the Stripe account you create for your video platform can only be used for payments on this platform alone and not for payments on other platforms, websites or webshops. Please set up a unique Stripe or payment account for each video platform or website.
Step 1: registering at Stripe
To start creating an account on Stripe, first go to the login page of Stripe's Dashboard. Fill in the form there and then choose the option 'Integrate with Stripe's API':
Step 2: activating your Stripe account
Confirm your email address by clicking the link in the email you've just received from Stripe.
Step 3: filling in your company information
From the Stripe Dashboard menu, go to 'Activate your account'. Fill in all your company details in the form. It may take a few days for Stripe to review and activate your account. In most cases it is also necessary to fill in the details about the owner(s) of the company, including official identification details.
Note: it is important to check that your Stripe account has been fully verified. Payments can be cancelled if your account is not fully verified. You can check the status of your verification at any time on Stripe's Verifications page. Continue to the next step if your account is fully verified.
Step 4: adding TradeCast as a Stripe developer
As a final step, add TradeCast as a developer to your Stripe account so that the link can be made between your Stripe account and your video platform. To do so, go to 'Business Settings' in the Stripe Dashboard menu and then click 'Team'. Choose 'New user' and enter 'firstname.lastname@example.org' as the new administrator. Give this administrator the role 'developer' and click 'Confirm'.
After TradeCast has accepted the invitation you've just sent, a TradeCast Support agent can link your Stripe account to your video platform. As soon as this has been done, you will receive an email notification.