Compensate for WooCommerce

Description

About Compensate

Who we are

Compensate is a nonprofit on a mission to make every purchase decision a step towards carbon negativity. We calculate the climate impact of your customer’s order and shipment, and enable you to take action with your community.

How to get started

It takes just 5 minutes to install the Compensate app. We’ll walk you through the installation, and with a few clicks and questions, you’ll be ready to go. If you need support, we’d love to help! For more information, visit our FAQ page, or get in touch with us.

Features

  • Built-in overcompensation to double the climate impact
  • Multiple languages for the customer plugin (English, German, French, Finnish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Dutch)
  • Multiple currencies (EUR, USD, SEK, DKK, GBP, CAD)
  • Info right in the app: Your customers don’t need to abandon their carts to learn more about Compensate

We calculate the climate impact of your customer’s order and shipment when they add items to their cart. In the shopping cart, your customers will see a checkbox enabling carbon negative delivery. If they click ‘yes’ and choose to compensate, we’ll add a small fee to their order. Other than that, the check out process remains the same.

Once the order is placed, you’ll ship it as you normally would – and we’ll get busy compensating for the climate impact! We don’t take any cuts from your customers’ payments, but use them in full towards carbon capture.

The emission calculations we use are based on the weight of the package and the distance of the delivery. Our calculations are verified, and you can read more about the math on our website.

Privacy considerations

The Compensate for WooCommerce provides a service which enables your store customers ways to offset the CO2 emissions generated by the shipping of their purchases, to store owners who use WooCommerce to power their stores.

Please check more information at our website

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Installation

Minimum Requirements

  • PHP 7.2 or greater is recommended

Automatic installation

  1. Visit the plugins page within your dashboard and select ‘Add New’
  2. Search for ‘Compensate for WooCommerce’
  3. Activate Compensate from your Plugins page
  4. Go to ‘after activation’ below.

Manual installation

  1. Upload the plugin folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the Compensate for WooCommerce plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to ‘after activation’ below.

The WordPress codex contains instructions on how to do this here.

After activation

  1. You should see (a notice to start) the Compensate configuration wizard
  2. Go through the configuration wizard and set up the plugin for your site
  3. You’re done!

FAQ

What is the Compensate app?

Compensate is a nonprofit on a mission to make every purchase decision a step towards carbon negativity. We calculate the climate impact of your customer’s order and shipment, and enable you to take action with your community.

Am I eligible to use the Compensate app?

Most likely yes! The app is currently available on WooCommerce for retailers in the EU and UK. The supported end user currencies are EUR, USD, SEK, DKK, GBP and CAD. Supported end user languages are English, German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish and Finnish.

If that’s not you and you’d still like to work with us, message us via info@compensate.com.

How does the app actually work?

We calculate the climate impact of your customer’s order and shipment when they add items to their cart. In the shopping cart, your customers will see a checkbox enabling carbon negative delivery. If they click ‘yes’ and choose to compensate, we’ll add a small fee to their order and keep it clear by marking it as a new product in their cart. Other than that, the checkout process remains the same. Once the order is placed, you’ll ship it as you normally would – and we’ll get busy compensating for the climate impact!

What features does the app have?

The Compensate app comes with:

  • Built-in overcompensation to double the climate impact

  • Multiple languages for the customer plugin (English, German, French, Finnish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Dutch)

  • Multiple currencies (EUR, USD, SEK, DKK, GBP, CAD)

  • Information right in the app: Your customers don’t need to abandon their carts to learn more about Compensate

How does Compensate use the compensation payments?

Compensate uses 100% of the received compensation payments to purchase certified carbon credits, meaning we take no cuts from your customers’ payments. We manage a carbon capture portfolio which is always on the lookout for the most sustainable, cost effective and reliable methods. We’re supported by leading climate scientists through our Scientific Advisory Panel.

What does it cost for my customers to offset the shipments?

The offset calculations depend on three things: the type of transportation, the weight of the delivery, and the distance of the shipment. On average, the cost of offsetting an international shipment weighing 1kg is 0.40€. On average, the cost of offsetting a domestic shipment weighing 1kg is 0.05€.

What is carbon negativity? Why is it important?

Carbon negativity means that some human action actually doesn’t add CO2 to the atmosphere, but rather removes it. In technical terms, something qualifies as carbon negative if the total carbon emissions attributable to that action are lower than the total amount of carbon dioxide that is removed as a result of the action.

There’s already too much CO2 in the atmosphere. To fight climate change, we have to reduce our carbon emissions AND remove that excess CO2 from the atmosphere. We know and can do that with carbon capture. And as said above, we have a historical responsibility to remove CO2, because the “safe levels” of CO2 (350 ppm) were surpassed in 1987 – this is why going just “carbon neutral” is not enough to solve the climate crisis.

How do I get support?

Any questions? Contact us via support@compensate.com

My question is not listed here. Where can I find more answers?

Check out Frequently Asked Questions for more.

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Contributors & Developers

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Changelog

1.0.0

  • Initial release

1.0.1

  • Fix shipping default location

1.0.2

  • Country of registration includes only Compensate supported countries