Stripe is available in 26 countries, which you can see HERE.
Sign up here if you would like to be notified by Stripe when your country is supported.
If Stripe is not currently supported in your country, we have a few other options for accepting payments for your Thinkific courses!
You can integrate with PayPal on any Thinkific plan. Things to consider when integrating with PayPal:
- Paypal supports one-time payment
- PayPal integration supports USD only
For setup instructions, see Integrate Your PayPal Account.
You can apply to use Stripe Atlas which enables entrepreneurs to incorporate a U.S. entity so that they can accept payments through Stripe. To find out if Stripe Atlas is right for you, explore the FAQ.
Preferred External Payment Gateway
You can use an external payment gateway of your choice. As it will not be a direct integration with Thinkific, you will need to enroll students into your Thinkific course after accepting payment. We have a few options for this:
- Manually Enroll Users after accepting payment
- Issue Coupon Codes
- Use Zapier to automate enrollments
- Build a custom solution using our Public API
- Use the Import Students from File feature and Bulk Enroll Students
If Manually Enrolling, using Zapier or our Public API to enroll students, a typical set up would involve using an external checkout (provided by your external payment gateway). Since you will be using an external checkout, you can prevent students from accessing the Thinkific checkout by setting your courses to Private.
If you enable the Site Welcome Email on your site, as soon as a student is enrolled programatically, they will receive an email that includes an Express Sign in link allowing the student to set their password and login to Thinkific! If creating a new User manually, you will also have the option to trigger your Site Welcome email.
What External Payment Gateway Should I Use?
There are also many other options to choose from and a great place to start is with those supported by Zapier! We recommend checking out: