Answers to the most common Stripe Terminal questions and issues.
|What is a Stripe Terminal?||A Stripe Terminal allows the practice to consolidate their payment processors for front office and back office into one solution. A card reader is used with the Stripe terminal to offer a reliable and secure in-person payments solution that supports chip, swipe, and contactless payments, including Apple Pay and Google Pay.|
|Will I receive a free credit card reader from Stripe?||A credit card reader is not included, but the WisePOS E card reader is available for purchase to use with the Stripe terminal.
The card reader can be purchased through the Desktop Application (PM) or the web platform:
|What features does the WisePOS E card reader offer?||The WisePOS E card reader has the following features:
|Why is the Verifone P400 no longer available?||Effective September 14, 2021, Stripe no longer offers the Verifone P400. They now offer the WisePOS E card reader that has a vibrant 5” touchscreen and sleek design.
The WisePOS E terminal is consistent with the modern payments experience for customers and can be powered up by either battery or plug in, enabling it for both their countertop and on-the-go.
|I have the Verifone P400, do I need to buy a new card reader?||No. The VerifoneP400 will continue to be supported by Stripe and Tebra for years to come. If a customer has recently purchased the Verifone P400, they can return the card reader within 30 days of purchase and buy the new WisePOS E card reader.
Contact Stripe Support for instructions to return the Verifone P400.
|How do I purchase the WisePOS E?||The WisePOS E card reader can be purchased through the Desktop Application (PM) or the web platform:|
|How do I set up the WisePOS E?||The WisePOS E can be set up through the Desktop Application (PM) or the web platform:|
|Can a traveling provider use the WisePOS E to collect payment?||Yes. A provider can connect the WisePOS E card reader to their cellphone hotspot and use their smartphone’s browser to log into web platform. As long as the phone and card reader are on the same Wi-Fi, they will be able to collect the payment via Stripe Terminal.
Note: This feature is not available for the mobile app. Providers must collect terminal payment via the web browser on their phone.
|How do I collect a payment using Stripe Terminal?||A payment can be collected via Stripe Terminal in the Desktop Application (PM) or the web platform:|
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|Why doesn't my WisePOS E terminal display when I collect a payment?||There are two potential reasons why the terminal is not available for selection when collecting a payment:
After the troubleshooting steps are completed, refresh the Collect Payment page and the Stripe Terminal is now available for selection to process a payment.
|Why doesn't my WisePOS E terminal splash screen change when I try to collect a payment?||There are two potential reasons why the terminal screen did not update to allow payment collection:
After the troubleshooting steps are completed, initate the payment again from the Collect Payment page. The terminal screen updates to collect the payment.
|Why am I receiving a red error message that states, "You cannot take a payment" when collecting a payment?||There is an issue with the payment card. The reason for a payment’s failure is provided within the payment’s details in the Stripe Dashboard.
If the reason is not clear and all of the card information seems correct, it is best to have the cardholder contact their card issuer (issuing bank) for more information. For privacy and security, the card issuer (issuing bank) can only discuss the specifics with their cardholder.