Either Stripe or PayPal processes all contributions to campaigns. So you do not need a PayPal account to use a ConnectionPoint platform if you have Stripe; however, we do recommend both.
You can choose either payment processor if you live or operate within Stripe and/or PayPal’s supported regions. If it’s an option, we do recommend both because it gives your supporters a choice – and people like options!
While these payment processors are supported in many areas of the world, some regions and countries cannot use online crowdfunding services for their causes. These restrictions were put in place by the payment processors and the local governments.
Important: A region may be able to use PayPal for personal or local business use, but this does not mean they can use PayPal’s international checkout services. You must contact PayPal for more information if your account is shown as ‘Unable to accept payments’ or ‘Restricted.’
You can see if your region is supported by our payment processors below:
Stripe is supported in 35+ countries worldwide. See which countries here.
PayPal is supported in more than 200+ countries. See which countries here.
You do not need a PayPal or Stripe account to contribute to a campaign. Read more on this here.
Since both PayPal and Stripe send and receive the funds on a campaign’s behalf, we cannot forward or change the account in which the funds are received. If you have a different payment provider that you like to use, we cannot send the funds into these accounts for you. The funds must be sent and received either by PayPal or Stripe.