The following article will guide you through the process of setting up a Stripe.com account and linking it to e-Res so that you can add credit card and/or deposit requirements for phone reservations and/or online bookings.
Step 1 - Open a Stripe Account
In order to enable the card processing feature, you will first need to open a Stripe account. This is simple process and can be completed in under 10 minutes.
To open an account, head over to https://dashboard.stripe.com/register
and follow the instructions. Once you've set up your account, you'll need to complete the "Activation" to allow you to take real-time credit card details.
Step 2 - Find your API Keys
Once you have activated your account, you'll need to get the "Publishable" and "Secret" keys so we can copy these into the e-Res settings. To find these, click on the Developers->API Keys menu option.
Check that you are using the "live" keys. If your keys start with pk_test and sk_test then you need to switch off the "View test data" button on in the menu to the left.
Step 3 - Add your API Keys to e-Res
Copy each of these key values into the corresponding fields within the e-Res Administration->Settings->Stripe settings page as shown below...
If you want to only take card details for reservations over a certain size, set this in the guest number input. Set it to 0 to take card details for all bookings.
Click on "Close" and your your stripe account will now be linked to e-Res. Bookings made online will ask for credit card details if required.
When reservations are made, you'll see a new customer appear in your Stripe Dashboard showing the booking details and associated credit card. Charges can then be made through the Stripe Dashboard as and when required.