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Looks like they're a PHP shop and only offer PHP client libs yet. Seems they didn't even understand the message Stripe has in kinds of developer focus.

Also: Why would I use a payment service of the biggest copy cat company in the country? To deliver them my revenue numbers on a silver plate so they can decide if they should "enter my market"?

They don't even openly publish the upcoming fees and just want you to "vendor lock-in" (or dig around to find the transaction fees somewhere hidden on their site). really sad :(




Why would you even care if they are a copy cat or not? Surely what matters is things such as delivering on promises, reasonable prices and quality of service.

As an European I can tell you that no one is going to wait years for a valley startup to establish itself in Europe when there are sufficiently good alternatives right here and now.


> Looks like they're a PHP shop and only offer PHP client libs yet. Seems they didn't even understand the message Stripe has in kinds of developer focus.

The APIs are REST. You don't need a client library.


The reason why you might consider it: Payments are still a very annoying topic in Europe. (imho)


I think that's an important point. They are successful because the American-only companies typically take a while to move into foreign markets, if ever.


I don't mind comments getting down voted, I understand it.

But this comment is down voted while it conveys a valid point. Please take a step back and try to take view this from a European (non UK) standpoint.


The first few examples I saw where all JavaScript or Curl.

Are we reading the same thing?


I want European credit card billing _NOW_. Sadly, the only support german companies it seems. :-(


They have operations across Europe. Pretty likely they'll have plans to roll out everywhere soon.

What I'd like to know is which consumers are supported, and what's the experience like, e.g. for American consumers paying through this.


An opportunity to clone the clone in other European countries?


That just seems silly. However, a Stripe equivalent for the whole of Europe would be great. Clone or not.




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