As part of our move to support secure payments, we’re going to be highlighting all verified sellers with a new Payments Verified badge to signal that these listings can be purchased securely online, backed by Stripe. At the same time, we’re retiring the Certified badge as we no longer support the Credits feature.
We urge all Sellers to please come with us on this journey and become verified so we can begin to fund Bazaar, strengthen the community and add more features to improve the buying and selling experience.
This Payments Verified badge is completely free to attain (all you need to do is link or set up a Stripe Account under your Store Settings) and the badge will automatically appear on all of your fixed-price listings. Keep a lookout for the next version of the Bazaar app for the App Store.
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1. Do I have to use the new Stripe payment option?
No, using Stripe to collect funds is optional for all sellers, however only linked verified Stripe Sellers will display the Payments Verified badge
2. How do I create a Stripe Seller Account?
Head over to your Store Settings page and click on the Set Up Stripe Payments button. You'll be prompted to fill out a form with your personal and/or business information. Stripe uses this information to set up your Stripe Seller account and to verify you as a legitimate seller. Once you have successfully created your Stripe Seller account and authorized access for it, you'll see a Powered by Stripe Badge under Store Settings > Payments.
3. I'm already a Stripe Seller. How do I link my Stripe Seller Account?
Head over to your Store Settings page and click on the Set Up Stripe Payments button. Click the Sign In button at the top of the page by Already have a Stripe Account? You'll be re-directed to Stripe where you will need to sign into your account. You may be promoted to fill out the form after you log in to verify your Stripe Seller details and to authorize access to it. Once you have successfully linked your Stripe Seller account, you'll see a Powered by Stripe Badge under Store Settings > Payments.
4. What if my Stripe Seller Account is not verified by Stripe?
Only Sellers eligible and verified by Stripe will be able to use the Stripe payment option and display the Payments Verified badge. You can always re-apply or reach out to Stripe directly for more information on why you were not verified. Please note that we will be releasing additional payment options in the future if Stripe does not work for you.
5. Can I select which listings will be able to be purchased online and which can not?
Once a Seller sets up Stripe Payments, all of their fixed-price listings will be available to be purchased online (Payment option for Best Offer-priced listings coming soon) and be marked with the Payments Verified Badge. As the Seller, you will be prompted to either accept or reject any new orders submitted by shoppers.
6. Is the Certified badge gone for good?
Yes. We retired credit packages early last year and since purchasing a credit package was the only way to acquire a Certified badge, this feature is outdated. The new Payments Verified badge offers current identity verification using Stripe Payments as the authenticator. It also easily lets shoppers know which items can be purchased online using our new Buy Now option.
7. Can I acquire the Payments Verified badge another way?
Not at this time. Only Sellers who have a linked Stripe account will display the Payments Verified badge on all of their fixed price listings.
8. Did the Payments Verified badge change?
Yes! We updated the look of the icon with a new design earlier this week to make it easier to understand what the badge means, based on initial feedback we received.
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