We’re happy to announce two new changes that will make everyone’s RallyMe experience easier, faster, and more lucrative. First, we have partnered with Stripe to offer on-site payment. Boosters simply use a credit or debit card to contribute to a Rally campaign via a mobile-friendly check-out. No redirecting or prompts to sign-in to a separate service. Fewer steps and confusing options mean a simpler checkout and more money coming in to a Rally.
Here’s how on-site payment looks: (some campaigns may require the Booster’s mailing address to send swag)
Second, Ralliers won’t need to set up a PayPal account in order to receive funds. Instead, you’ll just provide your bank account details on the Funding tab during the Rally creation process. It takes less than 5 minutes and you won’t have to wait days for your account to be verified. That means you can start collecting contributions immediately.
Here’s what it looks like:
I haven’t heard of Stripe. Is it secure?
Stripe embodies the state-of-the-art in credit card processing, with safety and security standards that exceed regulatory constraints. Stripe processes payments for Twitter, Facebook, and Kickstarter. We’ve gotten to know their team and product quite well and we’re sure that you will be pleased.
What about the processing fees?
The fees are the same as those you were paying on PayPal (2.9% + 30 cents per transaction). Each contribution is deposited immediately and Stripe transfers the funds to your bank account.
I have a current live Rally and am using PayPal. Can I switch?
Yes! And we strongly encourage you to. It’s simple and quick. All Ralliers received an email with instructions on how to migrate to Stripe. If you didn't get the email or need help, email email@example.com.
Why did RallyMe change to Stripe?
Since our launch in 2012, we’ve used PayPal to process payments. The company was a good partner and provided us a very solid solution that fit our needs. As we have grown, however, and processed millions of dollars for thousands of you, we sought a simpler and faster solution. Stripe offers just that.