As we’ve previously discussed, choosing an e-commerce solution for your business can be a tricky decision and one with a lot of factors to consider. As a first step, many people decide to use the popular content management system (CMS) WordPress to start designing their online presence and keep in touch with their customer base across the web.
If you fall into this category and you’re looking to start selling online, WooCommerce is the plugin you’ll be after. In this blog post, we’ll talk you through why you should use WooCommerce and how you can take advantage of SumUp’s Payment Gateway to transact online.
First, let’s start with the basics. WooCommerce is an open-source programme, which means it is a type of computer software where the original source code is made publicly available and grants users the ability to redistribute and modify it for their individual requirements. This means that the software can be continually improved and adapted allowing for an unparalleled and unrestricted level of control.
WooCommerce is also a plugin, meaning it is a piece of software that can be added to a programme to provide an additional feature or functionality. Also known as an extension, plugins are attached to a host programme, adding extra benefits without changing the host programme itself.
WooCommerce is a software designed for business owners who have created their websites using WordPress. These users can then ‘plug’ WooCommerce into their site to add additional benefits, like e-commerce.
The company defines its mission as, “democratising commerce, putting you in control of your own livelihood…[and] empowering anyone to sell anything, anywhere.” The software prides itself on being highly customisable and flexible, allowing for individuals to mould their e-commerce platform to suit their business’s needs and brand.
After downloading WooCommerce, your next step to transacting online effortlessly is to install SumUp’s Payment Gateway plugin. This addition allows users to accept payments in their WordPress website with a quick and easy integration without the need for complex coding experience.
SumUp’s plugin is a lightweight integration option which enables business owners to provide their customers with the convenience of securely buying products from their website without being redirected to other pages.
The Payment Gateway also has the added bonus of ensuring that transactions are processed through the SumUp payment platform itself. This means that you can seamlessly sync your in-store and online transactions, and then track all of your selling history together through the SumUp Dashboard.
Users can be fully assured that the SumUp WooCommerce plugin is SCA ready and compliant with PCI standards and that it accepts all major card schemes, including VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Diners, Discover and JCB.
Additionally, SumUp’s Payment Gateway processes payments in 12 different currencies, and sends secure payments to your bank account within 3 days. There are no fixed costs, no binding contracts, and only a small % is deducted per transaction, reassuring you that you're getting the best possible deal and experience for you and your customers.
Ready to start accepting payments through your WordPress webshop? Download SumUp's Payment Gateway for WooCommerce and follow the simple instructions. Alternatively, fill in the form below to receive a call from our Sales team who are happy to help.