• Prior to going through with the following steps, make sure you've created and connected your Square account with Bloom. You can learn how to do so by clicking on the button below:


  • Once you've connected your Stripe account to Bloom, you have the choice to charge your client in two different ways: Card or ACH. This is totally up to you as the freelancer whether you want to process your transactions in one of the two ways, or give your clients the option to choose which way is easier for them.

    • For card transactions, Stripe will charge you 2.9% + 30ยข per transaction. While ACH fees will cost you 0.8% per transaction with a maximum cap of $5. Bloom will never charge you for any transactions. To learn more about Stripe's transaction fees click here.

  • If you'd like to charge your clients solely via card. Make sure to only activate the Accept credit card payments switch when creating your invoices, templates, and packages.

    • Any invoices that were already sent out under Square will continue to be sent over through Square - or straight to your bank account if the invoice was made with ACH as an optional method. Stripe will only process the payments made after it's been activated as the default payment platform.

  • If you'd like to charge your clients solely via ACH. Make sure you first have ACH enabled in your Stripe account (click the button below to learn how to do this). Once you have ACH enabled, activate the Accept ACH payments switch when creating your invoices, templates, and packages.

    • Any invoices that were already sent out under Square will continue to be sent over through Square - any invoices that were previously created with card payment as an option will still be charged via card. Stripe will only process the payments made after it's been activated as the default payment platform.

  • When you client pays their invoice via ACH. They will be required to link their bank account through Plaid before making the transaction.

  • If you want to give your client the option to choose whether they want to pay with Card or ACH, you can also do that by activating both switches when creating your invoices, templates, and packages.

  • When presented with the invoice, your client can switch to ACH by clicking the down arrow next to Make a secure payment using Credit Card.

You can manage all of your transaction information and view your payouts through your Stripe account. To learn more about Stripe's payout process click here. Transactions are not immediate and may take 3 - 5 business days. Stripe also has a limit of up to $25k per transaction. Any disputes and refunds will need to be processed through your Stripe account.


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