How To Set Up Stripe

If you want to use Stripe’s credit card processing on your next online auction, make sure you set up your Stripe account and plug the API keys into your SAE site before creating a new listing.

Step 1: Go to Your Stripe Account

First, go to and create an account. From your Stripe dashboard, click the “Account Settings” button under the “Your Account” tab in the upper right corner.

Step 2: Copy keys

On the “API Keys” tab of the pop up window, individually copy the codes in the “Live Secret Key” field and the “Live Publishable Key” field. You will need to paste these codes into their respective fields on your SAE site.

Step 3: Add a Payment Method

On the “Payments” tab of your Auctioneer’s Dashboard, click the “Add Payment Method” button.

Step 4: Select “Credit Card (Stripe)”

Next, select “Credit Card (Stripe)” from the drop down menu, and then “Save changes”.

Step 5: Paste keys

Paste the keys into their respective fields.

You may also set a credit card pre-authorization amount from this screen. Be sure to “enable” the two tabs at the top of the screen if you want those features enabled: “Invoice Payments by Bidders” & “Bidder Pre-authorizations” and save when you’re finished.

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