Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What type of PayPal Account is required to use CloudSwipe?

A. A Personal OR Business PayPal account integrates with CloudSwipe. Optional - If you are using a Personal account you can follow the instructions at to Upgrade.

Q. What is a transaction fee?

A. The transaction fee is the percentage you pay on each transaction that is processed by CloudSwipe. In addition to our transaction fee which is currently 0%, you will pay a processing fee to your gateway service provider (Stripe, PayPal, etc.).

For example, if you are on CloudSwipe your transaction fee would be 0%. If you also live in the United States and use Stripe, your default gateway processing rate would be 2.9% + 0.30¢ per transaction for credit cards. This would make your total fees 2.9% + 0.30¢ per transaction in this example.
Q. Do I need a credit card to create an account?
A. No, you don’t need a credit or debit card. If you are on the Bootstrap plan, you don't ever need to give us a credit card number. You simply pay us a percentage of each successful transaction.
Q. Can I cancel at anytime?
A. Yes. There are no contracts required to use CloudSwipe (other than our terms of service). You can cancel your account anytime from within your CloudSwipe profile.
Q. Do I need a merchant account?
A. A traditional merchant account is not required to use CloudSwipe. However, an account with one of our supported gateway payment processors (PayPal, Stripe) is required to process payments.
Q. Does CloudSwipe process my debit and credit card payments?
A. No. We are a BYOP - Bring Your Own Payment Processor - platform. Meaning you need a Stripe, PayPal, or other integrated payment processors in order to use CloudSwipe.
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