Stripe launches in France

After a testing beta phase of about a year, payments service Stripe has launched in France. They have also established a Paris office, engaged a French staff and will be offering their full offering in French to French users.

Guillaume Princen of Stripe says of the development: “Everyone in France can now sign up in minutes and get access to the world-class Stripe stack that we’ve been building and optimizing for more than five years. Developers can charge customers in 100+ currencies (and a growing set of payment types), create subscriptions, or build global platforms with Stripe Connect. Pricing is simple and predictable: 1.4% + €0.25 for European cards and 2.9% + €0.25 for non-European cards.”

Stripe is proving to be a force to be reckoned with and is making good progress although it remains to be seen whether it’s a Paypal killer or not. Is anyone using Stripe and how do you find it?