Accepting credit card payments on your WordPress site
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Do you want to learn how to accept credit card payments on your WordPress site? By default, WordPress does not come with credit card payment options, but there are plenty of plugins and tools that can help solve that. In this article, we will show you how to easily accept credit card payments on your WordPress site.
Note: You will need to enable HTTPS / SSL on your website to accept credit card payments.
Accepting Credit Card Payments in WordPress without Shopping Cart
Often users don’t want to setup a full-fledged shopping cart to accept credit card payments. This makes a lot of sense specially if you’re only selling a single product or accepting payments for consulting / services.
In this case, all you need is an online order form with a credit card payment option.
Here is how you can easily accept credit card payments without adding a shopping cart to your website.
If you’ve been following my blog at all, you know how adamant I’ve been about everyone getting a free SSL certificate. Once you have that installed and set up, you’re halfway to accepting credit card payments on your website. The other part is installing a payment processing plugin that supports Stripe.
Stripe will act as your payment processor and charge you only for transaction fees. Once your banking information has been added and your first deposit is successful, subsequent deposits will come in on a 2-day rolling period. They support the 4 major credit cards as well as other methods of payment. It is much more feasible to maintain a Stripe account with lower fees than your typical merchant account.
Of course, you need a payment plugin that supports Stripe. That shouldn’t be too hard to find. Stripes’ easy-to-integrate API has been embraced by WordPress plugin developers and now is almost as common as PayPal support. Unlike PayPal, I haven’t read any horror stories about users’ accounts being frozen.
If you sell a product or service, read this source post to see how you can set up your website to allow online payments. Nothing beats the excitement of getting your first online sale. Your customers will appreciate it too!