by Lou Chapman - October 11, 2019
Arcane Strategies has created a Stripe Terminal for WooCommerce Plugin. This plugin is a gateway option for a WooCommerce store that allows in-store payments using a Stripe Terminal Verifone P400. This takes advantage of the Stripe API and WooCommerce plugins to provide the functionality necessary for communicating with the terminal reader and the WooCommerce store. We have been working with Stripe for our clients’ in-person payment needs for a few months now. You can see our first post about Stripe here.
Our plugin takes advantage of the Stripe APIs and WooCommerce plugins to provide the functionality necessary for communicating with the terminal reader and a WooCommerce store. This requires the plugins WooCommerce and WooCommerce Stripe Gateway plugin version 4.2+, both by WooCommerc/Automattic. You will also need a Stripe account, and a Verifone p400 terminal reader.
For more information, take a look at our Stripe Terminal for WooCommerce Product Page.
Stripe provides an easy to use a payment gateway that addresses multiple aspects of accepting credit card (and other) payments online. They also offer fraud prevention benefits that are typically superior to other products. Unlike other payment gateways, Stripe allows seamless integration of their API on any website. This allows you to keep a certain look and feel during the payment processing. Stripe’s fraud prevention tools are far superior to others.
Stripe also has the advantage of easy signup and setup compared to setting up custom payment gateways through a traditional bank provider. Bank provided gateways often require multiple approvals and processes only to end up with worse than what Stripe offers.
Our plugin provides a seamless and easy way to integrate Stripe’s payment gateway to a website without necessarily relying on a third party during the checkout/payment flow. It also handles the security aspect of maintaining customer information.
A PRO-Version of this plugin is also in development, set for release in November of 2019. Some of its key features will include;