How do I set up my account to receive funds?

BackerKit uses Stripe to process payments from backers. You must set up a Stripe account to use BackerKit.

You can also give your backers the option to pay with PayPal if you subscribe to the Professional support plan and have a PayPal Premier or Business Account. Both Stripe and PayPal take care of credit card processing and getting your payments from your backers to you.

Stripe and PayPal support a growing list of currencies and a variety of payment types. To see if Stripe is available in your country, see the complete list of countries supported by Stripe. To see if PayPal is available in your country, see the complete list of countries supported by PayPal.

Note: The primary admin of your account must set up payments.

Set up Stripe to process payments

To connect Stripe to your BackerKit project:

  1. On the menu on the left, click Quick Start Guide.
  2. Under Customize Settings, click View Checklist.
  3. Click Set Up Payments.
  4. Click Connect with Stripe.
  5. If you already have a Stripe account, click the Sign in link in the top right corner.
  6. If you don’t have a Stripe account, enter the information required by Stripe and create your account.
  7. Under Set Currency, select the currency you want to use.

Set up PayPal to process payments

To connect PayPal to your BackerKit project (only available to creators on the Professional plan):

  1. On the menu on the left, click Quick Start Guide.
  2. Under Customize Settings, click View Checklist.
  3. Click Set Up Payments.
  4. Click Connect with PayPal.

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