Enable card payment
Pembee supports both online and offline payments. For online payment, we partner with Stripe, a leading online payment processing company. This guide will walk you through the steps you need to enable card payment in Pembee.
Step 1: Pembee Settings - Payment Methods
Visit the Admin area and go to Settings/ Payment Methods. You will find that the Credit/debit card option is disabled temporarily. Click into this option and click on the Set up Stripe account button to be directed to Stripe securely.
Step 2: Input Stripe details
You will then be asked to either create an account or log in with your email (if you already have an account with Stripe). You will need to fill in details about yourself, your
business, and the bank account you want to receive payment into. Please note that you will need to input the business detail and bank account even if you already have an account with Stripe.
Note: There are three business types that you can choose when registering with Stripe. You may be asked to input your CRN (Company Registration Number) or Tax ID if you choose the type 'Company'. If you are not registered as a company, please select 'individual/sole trader' instead.
If you have accidentally chosen the wrong business type, you can always return to Pembee payment setting, and click 'Remove connected account' to delete the old account and start the process again.
Once everything is ready, click on the Submit button and then you will be re-directed back to Pembee's Admin area.
Step 3: Return to Pembee Admin area
Depending on the circumstances, you might see one of the two scenarios below. If you see "payout not yet enabled" (first screenshot below), it means Stripe is carrying out a few additional checks to make sure the details you have provided are correct. Please click on the Save button, and once Stripe verifies all the details, your card payment will be enabled automatically. It usually only takes a few minutes to hours to update. Please get in touch with us if it doesn't update within 24 hours and we will look into it for you.
You will be able to accept card payments once you see the credit/debit card payment option shown as enabled, like in the screenshot below.
Side note about Stripe dashboard
If you are new to Stripe, or if you haven't used Stripe for a while, it is important to take some time to familiarise yourself with the Stripe dashboard and key settings.
Through integration with Stripe, you can realise most day-to-day payment related functions within Pembee, such as accepting card payment, checking if a card payment has been made, or issuing refund. You don't need to log in to Stripe for these day-to-day actions.
However, you may want to check some other settings, most important of them being the payout schedule. For more details, please refer to the steps in this article.