Stripe launches in the UK

Stripe:

Making online payments work better also means making them work everywhere. Today, we’re getting a little closer: we’re crossing the Atlantic and launching Stripe in the UK.

We’ve worked hard not to compromise with this expansion. UK users get the same instant activation that we provide in the US and Canada. We support all major card types, including American Express. You retain complete control over your payment experience. And, as ever, it’s all covered by simple, flat pricing.

Great news and something any merchant accepting PayPal should switch to. I’ve been using the Stripe UK beta for the last few weeks and it’s been trouble free. It’s not quite as simple to set up as PayPal but anyone with a modicum of programming knowledge can quickly set it up.

Don’t forget, Squarespace Commerce supports Stripe which means their excellent online shopping experience is now available to UK users.