Stripe Connect

What is Stripe?

Stripe is a simple and powerful way to accept payments online. Hundreds of thousands of businesses—ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies—rely on Stripe’s software tools to accept payments securely and expand globally.

With Stripe, you can accept all major debit and credit cards, as well as other forms of payment, from customers in every country in 135+ currencies. You can learn more at


How does Stripe work with Snowvation?

Snowvation uses Stripe Connect to process and distribute payments to our partners (that's you!). You can start accepting payments almost instantly. 

Once you associate your Stripe account to the platform (Snowvation), we use the full power of the Stripe API to:

  • Process charges
  • Specify the flow of funds
  • Manage refunds and disputes
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Is Stripe secure? Will I be PCI-compliant?

Yes! Stripe meets and exceeds the most stringent industry standards for security. Stripe is also audited by a PCI-certified auditor, and is certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1. (This is the highest level of certification available.)

You can learn more about the technical details of Stripe’s secure infrastructure at: You can see Stripe’s PCI certification here and here.


What payment types are supported?

Stripe supports all major credit and debit cards, plus other payment methods. To find out which specific payment methods available in your country, please see Stripe’s Payment Options page and select your country at the page’s bottom-left corner. Here are some examples:

  • U.S. businesses can accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, Discover, Diners Club, and China UnionPay.
  • Australian, Canadian, European, Hong Kong, and Singaporean businesses can accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.
  • Japanese businesses can accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, Discover, and Diners Club.

Stripe also supports Apple Pay, Google Pay, 3D Secure, SOFORT, iDEAL, Giropay, Bancontact, SEPA direct debit, and China’s Alipay.


what are Snowvation's Card processing rates?

An industry low 1.8%, all card types, all countries.


When do I get paid?

Once you’ve made your first charges with Snowvation, your first payout will be initiated, and should post within seven days. Thereafter, all US-based merchants will receive payouts on a rolling two-day schedule.

Payout schedules vary slightly for merchants outside of the US. See your country’s payout schedule.

You can link your bank account, and set the frequency of these payouts, in your Stripe Dashboard’s Balance page.


How can I issue a refund?

You can issue issue refunds directly through your Snowvation Dashboard. Depending on your customer’s bank, the customer will see the refund show up between 5–10 business days later. Refunds can be whole or partial—that is, you can refund any amount up to the original amount of the charge. 


What will my customers see on their credit card statement?

Customers will see the descriptor that you provide in your Stripe Account settings. (Look for the Statement Descriptor field.) Because your account is connected to Snowvation's, " - SV" will be attached to the end. For example, "Resort - SV"