Overview of Account Verification Requirements – Stripe

AbeBooks works with multiple external payment service providers to process credit card payments on the behalf of sellers. Working with a diverse set of payment service providers creates opportunities which include, but are not limited to, reducing buyer credit card rejections and supporting additional buyer purchasing currencies.

The account verification requirements for each provider generally overlap but there may also be slight differences.

Please refer to this chart to determine what additional actions and pieces of information will be required from you to verify your account with Stripe. If your location is not included in this chart, no action is required of you at this time. If that changes in the future, you will be notified.

Legal Country/Location Business Entity Type Additional Required Information
U.S.A. Sole Proprietor •  Accept Stripe Terms and Conditions
U.S.A. Non-Profit •  Accept Stripe Terms and Conditions

•  Last 4 digits of Director SSN

U.S.A. Partnership •  Accept Stripe Terms and Conditions

•  Last 4 digits of Director SSN

U.S.A. Company •  Accept Stripe Terms and Conditions

•  Last 4 digits of Director SSN

European Union* Sole Proprietor •  Accept Stripe Terms and Conditions
European Union* Non-Profit •  Accept Stripe Terms and Conditions

•  Business Registration/Tax ID**

European Union* Partnership •  Accept Stripe Terms and Conditions

•  Business Registration/Tax ID**

•  Name, Address, and Date of Birth for the Ultimate Beneficiary Owner (for publicly traded entities)

European Union* Company •  Accept Stripe Terms and Conditions

•  Business Registration/Tax ID**

•  Name, Address, and Date of Birth for the Ultimate Beneficiary Owner (for publicly traded entities)

*In this chart, “European Union” only includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom.

**Business Registration/Tax IDs vary by country. Please view the chart below for country-specific requirements for the European Union countries currently included in this phase of account verification:

Country Name of Business Registration/Tax ID
Austria FN / St.Nr.
Belgium TVA/BTW/CBE Number
Denmark Momsregistreringsnummer
Finland Y-tunnus
France Numéro SIREN
Germany Registernummer
Ireland Company number
Italy Numero RI/ REA
Luxembourg Company / RCS number
Netherlands KVK number
Portugal Número de Identificación Fiscal (NIF)
Spain NIF number
Sweden Organisationsnummer
United Kingdom Company number
Switzerland Unternehmensnummer (UID/MWST/TVA/IVA)

 

FAQ

I’m in the European Union but not in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, or the United Kingdom, what do I have to do?

If your location is not included in this chart, no action is required of you at this time. If that changes in the future, you will be notified.

Why do I need to provide the last 4 digits of the Social Security Number (SSN) for Directors and Ultimate Beneficiary Owners (UBO)?

The account verification requirements for each provider generally overlap but there may also be differences. As a licensed payment service prover Stripe is required to “Know Your Customer”. Just like Skrill/PaySafe, Stripe collects personal information to verify your identity so they can process payments on your behalf.

What is the deadline for submitting this information?

We require this information to be provided by September 2017.

What happens if I do not provide this information?

Failure to accurately provide the required information may result in interruption of service as our external payment service providers will be unable to process payments on your behalf.

Will I be notified that something else is required of me?

Yes, we will notify you in your account and send email reminders to you.

 

More Questions?  Visit our general external payment service provider FAQ page.