The Authipay gateway plugin for WooCommerce 1.6/2.0 has been released and is now available for purchase in our shop. This plugin will allow your shop to accept payments through the Authipay portal, which is managed by AIB (GB) Merchant Services, and supports most credit cards.
It was brought to our attention that a similar plugin has been released yesterday (24/09/2013) on WooThemes website. We are not affiliated or related to that plugin, which is exclusively maintained by WooThemes. We won’t be able to provide support for the plugin purchased through their website.
Are the two Authipay plugins identical?
We didn’t have the chance to inspect the WooThemes plugin, but, based on the documentation, it seems that it also provides integration with Authipay Connect. However, Aelia Authipay Gateway brings a few advantages:
- GPL Licensing
We don’t sell single site or multi-site licences. If you purchase our plugins, you are allowed to use it on as many sites as you like.
- Support for all Authipay modes
Authipay can work in three modes, named PayOnly, PayPlus and FullPay. Aelia Authipay Gateway allows you to choose which mode you would like to enable on your site.
- Fully compatible with Currency Switcher
We are the authors of the acclaimed Currency Switcher plugin, and we test our products to make sure that they work well together. Other plugins may work as well, but we don’t test them personally.
Aelia Authipay Gateway is cheaper than the WooThemes one. This is due to the fact that we are a small business, and that, by selling directly to our customers, we don’t have to pay the high commissions charged by large marketplaces.
If you are looking for a solution to add Authipay support to our site, we reckon that both our plugin and WooThemes’ one would work for you. We think that our solution is more competitive and offers better value, but we are aware that our opinion cannot be impartial. Should you choose us, we will be delighted to have you as a Customer and to provide you an excellent service!