One of the most important decisions you will make when creating your WooCommerce store is which payment gateway to use. You need to make sure it will accept a lot of different payment options and be easy to use for your customer. The last thing you want as a store owner is to have a customer make it through the buying process and then abandon their cart because of the payment system you chose.
In my opinion, Stripe is one of the easiest payment gateways to use for WooCommerce. Not only is it widely available worldwide, it is also simple to set up and free to use.
With Stripe you can accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB, and Diners Club cards, even Bitcoin, directly on your store 1 Stripe will also accept Apple Pay. All of these accepted forms of payments will make sure that all of your customers will see the option they want.
Using Stripe as your payment gateway will also make sure that your customer always stays in your store and will not need to go to another site to complete their purchase. This will ensure that you own their experience from the beginning of their discovery of your product or service through completion of check out.
Installation of the WooCommerce Plugin is simple. You don’t have to be a developer to get Stripe up and running on your WordPress site.
1. Go to Plugins > Add New to your WordPress Dashboard.
2. Enter WooCommerce Stripe in the search bar.
3. Click Install now and then Activate.
You can look further into the documentation for easy step by step guides to help you set up all the payment types you wish to accept.
Most importantly you must have an SSL certificate installed for Stripe to work on your WooCommerce store. With Liquid Web’s Managed WordPress every single site automatically gets an SSL certification upon activation. Making your Stripe set up on your WooCommerce store even easier.