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WooCommerce PayPal Standard Multi-Account – WooCommerce 3.2.6 Compatibility fix

PayPal Multi-Account for WooCommerce – What’s new

Our PayPal Standard Multi-Account Gateway for WooCommerce has been updated to version 1.3.2.171220. This update brings the following improvements and fixes:

  • Fixed refund logic in WooCommerce 3.2.6.

How to get latest version

New customers

Simply place your order and you will get the latest version.

Existing customers

You should be able to download the updated file using the link you received with your order. If the link doesn’t work, please contact Support to receive the latest version. Thanks.

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Increase conversion by accepting local payment methods with WooStripe

Our mission, at Aelia, is to help merchants reach an international audience. Our WooCommerce Currency Switcher for and Prices by Country for WooCommerce solutions have become invaluable tools for tens of thousands of shop owners, who can now extend their customer base to more countries than ever, by accepting payments in multiple currencies, and by tailoring the prices to specific audiences.

Of course, while reaching a larger, international audience is the first, important step to grow a business, closing sales is just as important. As a merchants, you would surely like to turn our visitors into happy customers!

Increase conversion at checkout, by offering more payment options

Statistics show that up one of the key reasons why prospective customers drop a purchase at checkout is due to concerns about payment. The lack of a familiar payment method is the reason behind up to 59% of payment-related cart abandonment (source: http://website101.com/ecommerce/reducing-shopping-cart-abandonment-ecommerce-checkouts/). This is due to a natural defence mechanism we all possess: we trust what we are familiar with.

We all like to feel safe, and safety is often represented by what we already know. This applies to online shopping too: customers feel safe when they deal with something they already know and trust. When we look at paying online, this means that, despite all the safety provided by payment methods like credit card and PayPal, a large percentage of customers might not feel safe enough to use them. Offering your customers the payment options with which they are more familiar can help increasing conversion.

The challenge

Until today, offering more payment options involved opening a merchant accounts with each payment provider, install and configure a payment plugin on your site and keep track of sales and refunds on each separate account. Managing many different payment accounts could take a significant amount of effort, and the additional administrative work could deny the benefit derived from the increased conversion. After all, the target is to get more happy customers, not more paperwork.

The solution: WooStripe

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Our colleagues at WooStripe developed a powerful solution to allow you to offer new payment options to your customers. It consists of a suite of payment gateways, leveraging the robust payment service provided by Stripe, and it’s quick and easy to set up.

The WooStripe solution supports the following payment methods:

  • SOFORT (a Klarna service) – The most popular payment gateway in Germany.
  • Giropay – The third most popular payment method in Germany.
  • Bancontact – The most popular payment method in Belgium.
  • iDEAL – The most popular payment method in Netherlands.
  • SEPA Direct Debit – Available to anyone with a European bank account.
  • AliPay – China’s most frequently used payment method.
  • Przelewy24 – Most popular online payment method in Poland.
  • WeChat Pay – Popular in Asia.

WooStripe also supports 3D Secure. It’s an additional layer of authentication that can protect you from fraudulent card payments.

How easy is it to use WooStripe?

Installing and configuring WooStripe takes just a few steps and a couple of minutes:

  1. Install the WooStripe plugin.
  2. Enable the payment methods you wish to accept on your Stripe account.
  3. Enable the corresponding payment options in your WooCommerce settings.

After those three simple steps, your new payment methods will appear automatically at checkout (just remember to enable them in the Currency Switcher settings too!), and Stripe will store the payments received through them in your Stripe account. It couldn’t be easier!

Ready to increase your conversion rate?

That’s great to hear! To get started, just go to the WooStripe website to get the payment plugin they developed. You can choose between purchasing individual payment methods, or the whole suite. In this second case, you will get all the options listed earlier, with a single purchase. After downloading the plugin, follow the installation instructions on the WooStripe site to configure your shop, and you will be ready to go.

Should you have any questions about WooStripe, we encourage you to contact their friendly support team. They will be happy to assist you with any query you might have.

We also have a surprise!

Thanks to our partnership with WooStripe, we are able to offer you a great discount on the purchase of their new product. Just use coupon code AELIA at checkout to get 20% off your order!

Thanks for reading, and enjoy this great new service from WooStripe!

The Aelia Team

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WooCommerce First Data/Authipay Gateway – WooCommerce 3.x compatibility improvement

First Data/AIB Authipay Gateway for WooCommerce – What’s new

Our First Data/Authipay Gateway has been updated to version 1.4.0.171026. This update brings the following improvements and fixes:

  • Improved support for WooCommerce 3.x. We cleaned up the code, to leverage the new functions and features provided by WooCommerce 3.0 and later. This makes the gateway more compatible with future WooCommerce versions.
    Note: starting with this update, the First Data/Authipay plugin requires WooCommerce 3.0 or newer. Older versions are no longer supported.

How do I get the new version?

New customers

Simply place your order and you will get the latest version.

Existing customers

You should be able to download the updated file using the link you received with your order. If the link doesn’t work, please contact Support to receive the latest version. Thanks.

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WooCommerce First Data/Authipay Gateway – PHP 7 and minor fixes

First Data/AIB Authipay Gateway for WooCommerce – What’s new

Our First Data/Authipay Gateway has been updated to version 1.2.17.161006. This update brings the following improvements and fixes:

  • Improved compatibility with PHP 7. The numeric currency codes in WC_Gateway_FirstData_Connect::$supported_currencies are now text. This will prevent PHP from interpreting them as octal number and raising an “Invalid Literal” error.
  • Fixed bugs that could cause debug messages to interfere with the payment process.

How do I get the new version?

New customers

Simply place your order and you will get the latest version.

Existing customers

You should be able to download the updated file using the link you received with your order. If the link doesn’t work, please contact Support to receive the latest version. Thanks.

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WooCommerce First Data/Authipay Gateway – Maintenance update

First Data/AIB Authipay Gateway for WooCommerce – What’s new

Our First Data/Authipay Gateway has been updated to version 1.2.15.160215. This update brings the following improvements and fixes:

  • Fixed minor warnings in WooCommerce 2.5. The warnings were displayed on the payment page, and they did not affect the checkout process. However, they were unsightly.
  • Dropped support for WooCommerce 1.6. There are virtually no shops running that old version of WooCommerce, therefore we decided to drop compatibility with it.

 

How do I get the new version?

New customers

Simply place your order and you will get the latest version.

Existing customers

You should be able to download the updated file using the link you received with your order. If the link doesn’t work, please contact Support to receive the latest version. Thanks.

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WooCommerce 2.5 – Product Compatibility Status

WooThemes released WooCommerce 2.5 on the 18th January 2016. We started our testing process with WooCommerce 2.5 Beta1 and repeated it with RC2, to ensure the best possible compatibility with our plugins.

As of today, we haven’t encountered specific issues. We will keep testing new versions of WooCommerce in the next weeks, to check if any change could cause compatibility issues.

Important

It’s important to install WooCommerce 2.5 on a test site first. Check that all installed plugins are working correctly, run some end to end test and verify that all orders are processed correctly. If everything works fine, you can update your live site.

Compatibility status

Currency Switcher

Our WooCommerce Currency Switcher is compatible with WooCommerce 2.5. We recommend to update it to its latest version, 3.9.1.160118, to take advantage of a new filter introduced in WooCommerce. The filter will hook into shipping calculations, to ensure that formulas involving cart totals are processed correctly.

Currency Switcher Add-ons

Tax Display by Country

Compatible. The changes added to WooCommerce 2.5.x should not affect this product.

Prices by Country

Compatible.

Payment Gateways

EU VAT Assistant

Compatible since version 1.5.0.151109.

Blacklister

Compatible. This plugin should not be affected by the changes in WooCommerce 2.5.

It’s our policy to continuously test our products to make sure that any issue which might still exist is found and fixed quickly. Should you find any, please feel free to report it using our support portal: Aelia Support Portal. Thanks for your time and collaboration.

The Aelia Team