NearYou joins Stripe verified partner program. Stripe Verified Partners undertake a rigorous security and verification process, so that individual activity and fitness instructors, start ups, established fitness studios, gyms and can be confident in the quality of the NearYou's booking platform and its integration with Stripe payment technologies.
The Stripe Verified Partnership programme allows NearYou to to accept online payments and run technically sophisticated financial operations in over 100 countries.
Clare Hughes Johnson Stripe COO said “Partners have integrated with Stripe with more than half of our fastest-growing users taking advantage of one or more Stripe extensions. As a business Stripe is increasingly targeted new upmarket online business like the NearYou fitness activity finder.
NearYou fits in nicely, helping Stripe customers with accounts find new ways not only take online bookings and payments and actively market their services online across any device.
That’s why we’re excited NearYou is joining forces with us today to provide a better overall experience for the millions of businesses scaling on Stripe.”
Stephen Auty NearYou CEO said “Its great that we have been accepted as a Stripe Verified partner, this opens up access to a range of additional booking and payment services that we believe will enhance the NearYou Pay As You Go model.
The lockdown has exposed the fitness and wellbeing market to the prospect of a cashless society. The lockdown forced people to pay by card online. This has accelerated a change that was clearly emerging over the last few years.
This was a big shock for the fitness industry worldwide and for those who were unprepared, or rather only prepared to take cash and cheques. This presents a major flaw in their businesses models. The reality is unfortunately many of these traditional fitness studios, and clubs will not survive.
Potentially 45,000 fitness studios closing in the USA unless lockdown restrictions are lifted by the fall. An unlikely prospect with re-impositions of lockdown across a number of states in the USA, and a confused picture in the UK with many fitness studios closing their doors.
This is a tough and uncharted environment in which we believe that NearYou's focus on activity marketing and seamless integration with Stripe's payment services, will help fitness instructors, studios, fitness clubs and schools survive and prosper.
As a Stripe verified partner we can create and develop enhanced online services and products and deliver them worldwide in 100+ currencies.
Say hello to the future. NearYou has opened up a range of revenue opportunities to the fitness industry, online classes, venue based activities, indoor, outdoor activities, video on demand, and coming soon.. new ways to promote digital content.”
One click Stripe activation on NearYou.
Integrate NearYou* and Stripe accounts in a few seconds, start taking bookings in minutes!
NOT days or months.
Fitness professionals and fitness studios can set up an account in 30 minutes and take advantage of Stripe's low card fees and global payments! No setup, monthly, or hidden fees.
Start accepting credit, debit, and other payment methods for your online business in minutes. Stripe works with NearYou to process payments from your customers and makes sure you get paid fast. Stripe is the industry standard for online payments. Including companies such as Amazon, Fitbit, Peloton, SquareSpace, Under armour, plus many more.
• Subscription fee applies it costs less than a dollar or pound or euro a day!