China Payments Plugin

Description

Accept WeChat Pay, Alipay, Union Pay, and other cards with a checkout flow optimized for Chinese customers.

✅ PERFECT FOR:

  • eCommerce stores selling to China.
  • English teachers working with Chinese students.
  • Selling Memberships to Chinese customers.
  • Anybody who wants to accept WeChat Pay or Alipay and can register for a Stripe account in a Stripe supported country.

🔌 POWERFUL INTEGRATIONS

  • WooCommerce
  • MemberPress
  • Embeddable Payment Buttons

🇨🇳 OPTIMIZED PAYMENT FLOW FOR CHINESE CUSTOMERS

We’ve adapted the checkout flow for Chinese customers by including currency conversion, full Chinese translation, animated graphics, and the option to include customizable text that guides customers to complete payment seamlessly.

🤝 FAMILIAR PAYMENT METHODS

Offering local payment methods is vital to a successful China-focused business, so we’ve made it easy to accept Credit Cards, WeChat Pay, and Alipay with the power of the Stripe API. WeChat Official Account integration is coming soon!

🌐 CURRENCY & SUBSCRIPTION OPTIONS

Credit cards support any currency and subscription frequency. WeChat Pay and Alipay support your Stripe account currency and display the CNY equivalent on checkout. Alipay offers recurring payments.

🔀 CUSTOMIZABLE PAYMENT FLOW

We’ve given you easy options to adapt and customize your payment flow based on your unique needs, whether you’re tutoring or a Chinese student, offering web design services to a Chinese client, or selling products to Chinese consumers.

🔒 SECURE & ENCRYPTED PAYMENTS

Stripe integration ensures payment details are processed securely and privately no matter where you’re located. The plugin also prevents payment if you don’t have SSL enabled on your site.

🆘 TOP-NOTCH SUPPORT

Get red-carpet support from the Gaucho Plugins team. Just submit a ticket.

Supported Stripe Payment Methods

  • Credit Cards, including Union Pay (free)
  • WeChat Pay (pro)
  • Alipay (pro)

Integrations

  • Embeddable Payment Buttons anywhere on your site (free)
  • WooCommerce (pro)
  • MemberPress (pro)

Please read more about free and pro features below.

FREE FEATURES

  • Union Pay and other card payments
  • Embed Payment Buttons using shortcode
    [wpstripeglobal]
  • One-time credit card payments
  • Extensive shortcode customization for the payment form
  • Payment buttons display a simple modal payment form
  • Payment confirmation (“Thank You”) page
  • Predefined payment amounts set by admin
  • Custom payment amounts entered by customer
  • Display photo, title, and description of the product/service
  • Optional name/email/billing/zip fields
  • Stripe Connect for easily connecting your Stripe account w/o API keys

PRO FEATURES

  • WeChat Pay payments
  • Alipay payments
  • WooCommerce integration
  • MemberPress integration
  • Subscriptions for card payments

Demos

🌱 PLANS & PRICING >

🚧 ROADMAP >

🆘 SUPPORT >

WooCommerce Setup Video

Payment Buttons Setup Video

Are you selling to Chinese customers?

This is the perfect plugin for business owners or entrepreneurs who want to accept WeChat Pay or Alipay payments from Chinese customers.

Stripe.com supports WeChat Pay and Alipay payments, meaning you don’t have to set up a WeChat Official Account or register your business in China in order to accept WeChat Pay. Now, you can easily charge Chinese consumers using a payment method familiar to them and then have the funds deposited into your domestic bank account associated with Stripe. Simple and easy!

WeChat Pay, Alipay & Credit Card Payments Work Seamlessly

Desktop UX:

  • WeChat Pay generates a QR code for the end-user to scan using their mobile device
  • Alipay payments redirect the user to Alipay’s website, which displays a QR code for the same mobile payment process or to login to the user’s Alipay account, then automatically redirects the end-user back to your selected thank you page upon payment completion
  • Users are redirected to the Thank You page

Mobile UX:

  • WeChat users must generate the code on another device and scan it with their WeChat app. A notification pops up on the form notifying them to do this.
  • Alipay users are redirected to the corresponding payment website on their mobile browsers to complete payment.
  • Users are redirected to the Thank You page

Please note

  • You must have a verified Stripe.com account in a supported Stripe country to use this plugin.

  • Alipay and WeChat payments can only be accepted from Alipay and WeChat accounts that have been identity verified. Stripe cannot presently accept payments from unverified Alipay and WeChat accounts, but this may be subject to change.

  • Credit card and Alipay support recurring subscription payments and one-time payments.

  • WeChat Pay supports one-time payments from Chinese consumers.

  • Shortcodes allow you to customize each form to lock the payment amount or allow custom payment amounts, subscription frequency, currency, billing details, and more. Please read our docs for details.

  • The plugin currently supports one payment page template, but we’re working on improving this layout.

  • The China Payments Plugin settings will require you to Connect your Stripe account or use API keys from a verified Stripe.com account in order to function properly for TEST and/or LIVE payment modes.

  • If you have any problems or need installation support, we kindly request you please contact us for support BEFORE leaving negative feedback. We will do our best to resolve your issue or use your feedback to improve future releases.

Screenshots

  • Embeddable Payment Buttons
  • WeChat Pay Payment Buttons UX
  • WeChat Pay WooCommerce Checkout
  • WeChat Pay WooCommerce UX
  • Add the Author on WeChat

Installation

  1. Upload ‘wp-stripe-global-payments.zip’ to your WordPress site’s /wp-content/plugins/ folder or upload through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Settings > China Payments Plugin Settings contains all options to set up the plugin.
  4. Use shortcode [wpstripeglobal] to put the payment form anywhere on your site.
  5. Check out our documentation for shortcode customizations.

FAQ

Do I need to have a Stripe.com account in order to use this plugin?

Yes. Please sign up for a Stripe.com account in your country by clicking here.

What payment options are currently supported?

Credit Cards in the free version. WeChat Pay and Alipay in the PRO version.

How many forms are supported on my site?

No limit! Use our shortcodes to customize each form.

Is WooCommerce supported?

Absolutely! You can offer WeChat Pay and Alipay on your WooCommerce checkout.

Is MemberPress supported?

Absolutely! You can offer WeChat Pay and Alipay on your MemberPress checkout.

Does Alipay support recurring payments?

Alipay is supported in the PRO version of China Payments Plugin. Additionally, you must request Alipay recurring payments to be activated by Stripe. Contact their support to enable Alipay payments, then contact us at support@gauchoplugins.com, and we’ll help you get them activated in the plugin too.

Reviews

November 22, 2021
Brandon assisted me in setting up receiving payments from my students in China. I must admit that I am computer knowledgeable, but stripe had me going around in a loop. The stress level was through the roof. Enter Brandon, with his patient instruction, going back and forth through emails, guided me through the process. Can't recommend him enough. Cheers! Marilisa
November 16, 2021
It's a simple and effective way to accept Card, Alipay and WeChat Pay payments on your website. So if you have Chinese customers is an all-in-one solution. It only requires a Stripe account, without any unneeded complexity layer like WooCommerce. I switched to Premium version and so far I'm happy with the professional and effective support. If you need customizations developers are there to help.
October 14, 2021
I'm a noob to the space of websites, finances, and payments. I couldn't tell you the first thing about DNS before China Payment Plugin. I was chasing terms like "wordpress" and "hosting" from from random websites I found from google. I usually am able to figure out anything on my own. I can be stubborn like that. Sometimes it may take an all-nighter of reading a dozens of blogs, articles, and reddit posts, but things usually come together. I kept getting deflating error after error after everyone of my attempts. This time I didn't get any sleep and I didn't have anything to show for it. Then I found China Payment Plugin! I felt like there was finally a light. My sleepless night wasn't in vain! I was able to find a super helpful resource! Brandon was super patient with me, and answered every question I had! I can't say enough good things. I look forward to my continued experience with this company and their services.
June 7, 2021
We provide German online lessons and teaching material for students worldwide. For a while we were searching for a way to make it easier for our Chinese student to book our lessons. After trying multiple plugins the China Payments Plugin was the best and easiest solution. It allows us to accept payments from China via Stripe, which is a very convenient solution. The software is easy to set up and mostly self-explanatory but whenever we needed help, support was on hand. And with at hand, I mean within minutes. I never had to wait more than 3 minutes for the support chat to answer and it was ALWAYS a competent person. No head-banging with first level, no back and forth emails with copy/paste messages. This was the main reason, why we decided for this plugin. Especially everything related to selling/payment, you need to have someone competent on your side and I can truly promise that this plugins has the best support I have encountered in some time. 10 stars!
September 3, 2020
The support and attention I've received deserves 5 stars. When I send them emails, they respond quickly and thoroughly, and going above and beyond to resolve issues.
August 20, 2020
I've been teaching English to Chinese students for years, and since COVID, my business has tripled. It has always been a struggle getting paid through WeChat Pay, but now I can do it super easily with China Payments Plugin! I had a bit of a challenge setting it up because of some Stripe account settings, but the Gaucho Plugins team responded immediately and had me set up within minutes.
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Contributors & Developers

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Changelog

2.3.5

  • Updates to ensure the currency conversion API is working on WooCommerce checkout and for fixed amounts on the Payment Buttons.

2.3.4

  • Bugfix for currency conversion API not showing when logged out of the site in some cases.

2.3.3

  • Currency conversion API now displays error responses.
  • Bugfix for WooCommerce checkout throwing an integer comma placement error for payments above 1,000 currency units in some cases.

2.3.2

  • CNY is now available for checking out with WeChat Pay and Alipay on the Payment Buttons.
  • CNY is now available for checking out with WeChat Pay + WooCommerce.
  • Payment amounts are now handled properly regardless of the WooCommerce Store’s currency decimal settings.
  • Improved handling for non-decimal currencies with custom payment amounts.
  • New shortcodes for managing default currencies independently for each payment method on the Payment Buttons.

2.3.1

  • Improved error handling for MemberPress.

2.3

  • Updated MemberPress integration to the Stripe Payment Intents API.
  • Ensured the payment flow is catching all kinds of errors when they occur to help diagnose issues.
  • Fixed non-decimal currencies having an issue with the payment button checkout.
  • Updates for Stripe Partners Program.
  • Removed notification to reconnect Stripe since the latest update to our Stripe Connect API in June.

2.2.4

  • Handling some Stripe console errors in certain situations.

2.2.3

  • Fixed bug for one-time WeChat Pay and Alipay payments not checking for a customer properly in Stripe.

2.2.2

  • Upgrades to meet Stripe Partners Program requirements
  • Fixed bug for one-time credit card payments not checking for a customer properly in Stripe.

2.2.1

  • Added notification to reconnect Stripe based on latest Stripe API upgrades.

2.2

  • Upgraded to Payment Intents API for all payment methods for Payment Buttons and WooCommerce (MemberPress coming next)
  • Added activation options for Email functionality (beta)
  • Created an option to delete all DB entries on plugin deactivation
  • Small change to Freemius SDK

2.1.1

  • Fixed credit card payment form redirect issue
  • Fixed currency conversion API bug showing all the time
  • Fixed Alipay checkout icon size
  • Added improved freemium upgrade flow options

2.1

  • Updated Settings UI
  • Currency conversion API now supports WooCommerce checkout
  • Bug fixes
  • Freemius SDK Update

2.0

Modernized the WP Admin upgrade page, MemberPress integration

1.5.7

  • Minor updates.

1.5.6 =
* Fixed an issue with expiring WeChat QR codes.

1.5.5

  • Improving security and Freemius SDK version updated.

1.5.4

  • Adapted for WordPress 5.5.

1.5.3

  • Minor updates and security improvements.

1.5.2

  • Fixed Alipay logo size for WooCommerce checkout.

1.5.1

  • Added Alipay for WooCommerce.
  • Designating thank you page for the payment form.
  • Improving security and minor fixes.

1.5.0

  • Minor fixes.

1.4.9

  • Minor fixes.

1.4.8

  • Updated Translations.
  • Fixed amounts for all payment methods.
  • New logos and minor fixes.

1.4.7

  • WooCommerce integration.
  • Alipay and WeChat Pay logos updated.

1.4.6

  • Minor update.

1.4.5

  • All JS files are now minified to improve speed.
  • Stripe.js now will be called only on the payment page and not on other pages. another page.
  • Some console errors were fixed.
  • General bug fixes.

1.4.4

  • Fixing issues related to customer creation, webhooks and console warnings.

1.4.3

  • Major bug fixes for webhooks.
  • Improvements to saving customer data in Stripe.

1.4.2

  • Mobile UX improvements.
  • Shortcode modifications.
  • Stripe Connect upgrades.

1.4.1

  • Fixing webhook issues.

1.4

  • Improvements in the Payment method forms.

1.3.9

  • Minor upgrades regarding payment form.

1.3.8

  • Upgrade with minor changes.

1.3.7

  • Minor fix and log updates.

1.3.6

  • Minor updates and bug fixes.

1.3.4

  • Log improvements and Bug fixes.

1.3.3

  • BIG update!
  • Added Stripe Connect.
  • Added Currency conversion.
  • Added UI checkout text.
  • Added Phone number field.
  • Creating a Customer in Stripe for payments.
  • Error logging.
  • Bug fixes.

1.3.2

  • Adding readme info and updating plans.

1.3.1

  • Bug fixing and improved mobile experience.

1.2.1

  • Minor updates.

1.1.2

  • Minor updates.

1.1.1

  • Our first version!