WPMerchant – Simple eCommerce

Description

Collect Money/Bitcoin with a WPMerchant Buy Button in 3 Simple Steps:
1) Connect to Payment Processor (ie Stripe)
2) Create a Product
3) Add the WPMerchant Buy Button to your post or page

It really is that easy!

We built WPMerchant so that anyone can use simple, effective and innovative one click checkout technology to sell their products online. We made it as simple as possible so that you can start receiving payments from customers in as little as a minute (don’t believe us, check out the video below). We also wanted customers to have the quickest possible fully integrated purchase flow (they aren’t redirected to another site, or to another page even); so that you don’t have to pay $200, $300, $400, or $500+ per year to keep your premium extensions updated; AND, most importantly, so that anyone can start making money today by selling products/widgets/etc using WPMerchant. WPMerchant is the quickest, easiest and most effective way to create an online store that produces sales.


Collect Payments with WPMerchant in 1 Minute

Simple One Click Checkout for Customers

Customers don’t have to use the outdated flow of adding an item to a cart, viewing the cart, and then finally proceeding to checkout – geesh. We make our customer checkout process as simple as possible to give you a better chance at converting a lead into a sale! After clicking on your custom WPMerchant Buy Button, your customer can purchase a single product, multiple products or a product bundle. As such, your customers can check out much faster than on competing eCommerce plugins – which means the money gets into your pocket fast.

Live Demos

This FREE version of WPMerchant provides the following features:
* One Click Ordering for your customers
* Create, Edit and Sell Products and/or Product Bundles on your website.
* One Click Connect to your Payment Processor (ie Stripe – specifically Stripe Checkout)
* One Click Connect to your Mailing List Provider (ie MailChimp)
* Subscribe users to a MailChimp list on successful purchase
* Redirect a user to a Thank you page after checkout or display a custom message to customer on successful purchase
* Check out our site for our full feature list

Best in Class Setup Process

We pride ourselves on providing the easiest on-boarding experience of any eCommerce plugin. You can connect to a payment processor (ie Stripe) or a mailing list provider (ie MailChimp) using your credentials instead of searching for API Keys (leave that junk to us!).

Again, Collect Money with a WPMerchant Buy Button in just 3 easy steps:
1) Connect to Payment Processor (ie Stripe)
2) Create a Product
3) Add the WPMerchant Buy Button to your post or page

If you already have a Stripe account, this can take you 1 minute or less to set up (don’t believe us – check it out). If you don’t have a Stripe account, it will likely take you around 5 minutes to set up.

If you want to subscribe a user to your MailChimp Mailing List on successful purchase, connect to MailChimp as well.

Simplicty in Everything

We try to simplify the whole process; from connecting to payment processors and mailing list providers, to creating products, to managing products, to managing orders, to analyzing sales, to increasing sales, etc. We want to make your life easier than all of the other eCommerce plugins and platforms out there. We are always striving to simplify; shoot us over any ideas you may have.

Fully Integrated Payment Processor

We want your site to be taken seriously and to look as professional as possible. Therefore, while our competitors offer product checkout through offsite payment providers for free, we are providing you with a FREE fully integrated and simple payment processor (specifically Stripe Checkout). This means that your customers never leave your site; which makes it incredibly easy for them to purchase your product(s) immediately.

Mailing List Integration

When a product is purchased, your customer is charged for that product and is automatically subscribed to the MailChimp list that you provide.

Growth Tips

We’re passionate about helping you find leads and convert those leads into sales. We’ll share our tips and tricks to getting more traffic to your site and to analyzing that traffic to get more sales. In addition to extensive experience building websites (on WordPress and in custom environments) for clients and for ourselves, we founded a company called TemplateLauncher that focuses on building high end landing pages for LeadPages.net customers. We want to help anyone improve their sales funnel to get more leads and to get more sales. We might give you a free landing page if you’re lucky!

Service Oriented

We make customer service a priority. If you have a problem, you can send us a service request through the plugin. If you can’t find where to submit it, send it here.

Premium Versions at a Lower Cost

Sick of paying $200, $300, $400, $500+ dollars every year on updating extensions with other eCommerce plugins.
We offer additional premium versions of WPMerchant at much more affordable prices than our competitors.

We have a deal going on currently that if you get an annual hosting plan at Blog.WPLauncher.com/hosting, we will give you WPMerchant Professional and WPMerchant Membership for FREE.

In addition to WPMerchant Basic, we offer WPMerchant Professional and WPMerchant Membership. You can find these versions at WPMerchant.com/Pricing.

WPMerchant Professional

WPMerchant Professional allows you to create custom payment forms with the wpmerchant form shortcode. You also have the ability to get recurring revenue by creating subscription plans for your users.

Live Demos of WPMerchant Professional:
* WPMerchant Subscription Buy Button – Blog.WPLauncher.com/hosting.
* WPMerchant Payment Form – MettaFlow.com/payment.

WPMerchant Membership

WPMerchant Membership allows you to turn any WordPress website into a membership website. You also get access to the features offered in WPMerchant Basic and WPMerchant Professional. Furthermore, we give you the ability to customize your WordPress login page to make your membership site more professional.

You can create a Membership site in 5 Easy Steps, shoot us an email and we’ll walk you through it!

If you have a feature suggestion, shoot it on over, we’d love to hear it!

We’re on a coding tear right now, so you can get feature updates by subscribing at WPMerchant.com

Screenshots

  • WPMerchant Dropdown Menu
  • WPMerchant General Settings Page
  • WPMerchant Payment Settings Page. Connect your Stripe Account with One Click!
  • WPMerchant Email List Settings Page. Connect your MailChimp Account with One Click!
  • WPMerchant After Checkout Settings Page. Set the thank you page you want to redirect users to after purchase.
  • List of WPMerchant Products
  • WPMerchant Product (on hover). If you click on Edit, you will view the Product Data and Shortcodes.
  • WPMerchant Product General Data (visible on WPMerchant Product Edit Page)
  • WPMerchant Product Buy Button Shortcode (visible on WPMerchant Product Edit Page)
  • WPMerchant Product Buy Form Shortcode (visible on WPMerchant Product Edit Page)
  • WPMerchant Product Inventory Data (visible on WPMerchant Product Edit Page)
  • WPMerchant Product Email Data (visible on WPMerchant Product Edit Page)
  • List of WPMerchant Plans (for recurring billing). *IMPORTANT: Only available with the WPMerchant Professional version
  • WPMerchant Plan (on hover). If you click on Edit, you will view the Plan Data and Shortcodes. *IMPORTANT: Only available with the WPMerchant Professional version
  • WPMerchant Plan General Data (visible on WPMerchant Plan Edit Page). *IMPORTANT: Only available with the WPMerchant Professional version
  • WPMerchant Plan Inventory Data (visible on WPMerchant Plan Edit Page). *IMPORTANT: Only available with the WPMerchant Professional version
  • WPMerchant Plan Email Data (visible on WPMerchant Plan Edit Page). *IMPORTANT: Only available with the WPMerchant Professional version
  • WPMerchant Plan Pre/Post Data (visible on WPMerchant Plan Edit Page). *IMPORTANT: Only available with the WPMerchant Professional version
  • WPMerchant Plan Subscribe Button Shortcode (visible on WPMerchant Plan Edit Page). *IMPORTANT: Only available with the WPMerchant Professional version
  • WPMerchant Plan Subscribe Form Shortcode (visible on WPMerchant Plan Edit Page). *IMPORTANT: Only available with the WPMerchant Professional version
  • WPMerchant Payment Form Example. *IMPORTANT: Only available with the WPMerchant Professional version
  • WPMerchant Payment Button Example.
  • This is what appears after clicking on the WPMerchant Payment Button

Installation

Before you can use WPMerchant, you need to install it.
You can either search for WPMerchant while logged into your WordPress dashboard
OR
1. Download the plugin here (wpmerchant.zip)
2. Login to your WordPress dashboard (yoursite.com/wp-login.php)
3. Hover over the Plugins tab in the left sidebar and click Add New
4. Click the Upload Plugin Button at the top of the page
5. Click the Choose File button. Select the wpmerchant.zip file from your computer (typically a download goes to your Downloads directory)
6. Click on the Activate Plugin Link. You’ve successfully installed WPMerchant – HOORAY!!

This section describes the 3 Easy Steps to using the WPMerchant plugin.
* STEP 1: CONNECT TO PAYMENT PROCESSOR (IE STRIPE)
1. Hover over the WPMerchant tab in the left sidebar and click on Settings. Fill out the settings on that page, including company name, currency, etc.
2. Click on the Payment tab. Make sure to leave the Stripe Status as Test.
3. Click on Stripe Connect. This will pull up a Stripe Authorization page that allows you to connect your WordPress site to your Stripe account or create a Stripe account if you don’t already have one. You should be redirected back to the WPMerchant settings page upon successful authorization and should see that Stripe is Connected.
4. Click on the Email List tab.
5. Click on MailChimp Connect. This will pull up a MailChimp Authorization page that allows you to connect your WordPress site to your MailChimp account. You should be redirected back to the WPMerchant settings page upon successful authorization and should see that MailChimp is Connected. In the select box, choose the list you want purchasers to be subscribed to and click the Save Changes button.
6. Click on the After Checkout tab.
7. Set the Thank You Redirect Page to /thank-you.
8. Now, you need to create the thank-you page. Hover over Pages in the left sidebar, click on Add New, set the page title to Thank You and set the url to thank-you. Also, add a nice message in the content section that user’s will see after purchase. Then, publish that page.

  • STEP 2: CREATE A PRODUCT
  1. Now, you need to create a product! Hover over WPMerchant in the left sidebar and click on Products.
  2. Make sure to enter in a title and a cost for your product.
  3. Copy the shortcode at the bottom of the edit page.
  4. Click the Publish Button. You’ve added your first product – you’re pretty darn special if you ask us!!
  • STEP 3: ADD BUY BUTTON TO A PAGE/POST
  1. Hover over Pages in the left sidebar and click Add New.
  2. Add a Page Title and paste the WPMerchant Product shortcode (that you copied from above) in the content section.
  3. Click Publish.
  4. View that page by clicking the View Page link. You should see a WPMerchant Buy Button on that page that corresponds to the product that you created earlier. If you would like to style the button, check out the full list of WPMerchant shortcode parameters at WPMerchant.com – you can add a class/classes to a button to style it with CSS.
  5. Click the Buy Now button on that page. This will bring up a form where you can test out purchasing your product. It’s in test mode so you won’t actually be charged. Use 4242424242424242 as the credit card number, 333 as the CVC and a date in the future for the expiration date.
  6. You should see the Thank You page that you created earlier with the nice thank you Message once the transaction is complete. If you log in to your Stripe account, you can also see the transaction there.

* MAKE MONEY
7. In order to start making some real money, you need to switch Stripe to live mode. Go back to your WordPress Dashboard (yourdomain.com/wp-admin). Hover over WPMerchant in the left sidebar and click on Settings.
8. Click on the Payment tab and select Live as the Stripe Status.
9. Click the Save Changes button.

FAQ

Installation Instructions

Before you can use WPMerchant, you need to install it.
You can either search for WPMerchant while logged into your WordPress dashboard
OR
1. Download the plugin here (wpmerchant.zip)
2. Login to your WordPress dashboard (yoursite.com/wp-login.php)
3. Hover over the Plugins tab in the left sidebar and click Add New
4. Click the Upload Plugin Button at the top of the page
5. Click the Choose File button. Select the wpmerchant.zip file from your computer (typically a download goes to your Downloads directory)
6. Click on the Activate Plugin Link. You’ve successfully installed WPMerchant – HOORAY!!

This section describes the 3 Easy Steps to using the WPMerchant plugin.
* STEP 1: CONNECT TO PAYMENT PROCESSOR (IE STRIPE)
1. Hover over the WPMerchant tab in the left sidebar and click on Settings. Fill out the settings on that page, including company name, currency, etc.
2. Click on the Payment tab. Make sure to leave the Stripe Status as Test.
3. Click on Stripe Connect. This will pull up a Stripe Authorization page that allows you to connect your WordPress site to your Stripe account or create a Stripe account if you don’t already have one. You should be redirected back to the WPMerchant settings page upon successful authorization and should see that Stripe is Connected.
4. Click on the Email List tab.
5. Click on MailChimp Connect. This will pull up a MailChimp Authorization page that allows you to connect your WordPress site to your MailChimp account. You should be redirected back to the WPMerchant settings page upon successful authorization and should see that MailChimp is Connected. In the select box, choose the list you want purchasers to be subscribed to and click the Save Changes button.
6. Click on the After Checkout tab.
7. Set the Thank You Redirect Page to /thank-you.
8. Now, you need to create the thank-you page. Hover over Pages in the left sidebar, click on Add New, set the page title to Thank You and set the url to thank-you. Also, add a nice message in the content section that user’s will see after purchase. Then, publish that page.

  • STEP 2: CREATE A PRODUCT
  1. Now, you need to create a product! Hover over WPMerchant in the left sidebar and click on Products.
  2. Make sure to enter in a title and a cost for your product.
  3. Copy the shortcode at the bottom of the edit page.
  4. Click the Publish Button. You’ve added your first product – you’re pretty darn special if you ask us!!
  • STEP 3: ADD BUY BUTTON TO A PAGE/POST
  1. Hover over Pages in the left sidebar and click Add New.
  2. Add a Page Title and paste the WPMerchant Product shortcode (that you copied from above) in the content section.
  3. Click Publish.
  4. View that page by clicking the View Page link. You should see a WPMerchant Buy Button on that page that corresponds to the product that you created earlier. If you would like to style the button, check out the full list of WPMerchant shortcode parameters at WPMerchant.com – you can add a class/classes to a button to style it with CSS.
  5. Click the Buy Now button on that page. This will bring up a form where you can test out purchasing your product. It’s in test mode so you won’t actually be charged. Use 4242424242424242 as the credit card number, 333 as the CVC and a date in the future for the expiration date.
  6. You should see the Thank You page that you created earlier with the nice thank you Message once the transaction is complete. If you log in to your Stripe account, you can also see the transaction there.

* MAKE MONEY
7. In order to start making some real money, you need to switch Stripe to live mode. Go back to your WordPress Dashboard (yourdomain.com/wp-admin). Hover over WPMerchant in the left sidebar and click on Settings.
8. Click on the Payment tab and select Live as the Stripe Status.
9. Click the Save Changes button.

How long does it typically take to set up an eCommerce site with WPMerchant?

We’ve done it in less than a minute but the average is 3 minutes (timing is dependent on if you have Stripe or MailChimp accounts already)

Do you have any Live Demos?
What are the fees associated with the payment processor?

The same as any other Stripe integration. 2.9% + 30 cents per transaction. We don’t take any cut – we want you to get as much money as you can so you can grow your online store.

What payment processor do you use?

Stripe

How do I connect WPMerchant to my Stripe Account?

By clicking a button! You click the Stripe Connect button on the WPMerchant Settings page (within the Payment tab).

What mailing list provider do you use?

MailChimp

How do I connect WPMerchant to my MailChimp Account?

By clicking a button! You click the MailChimp Connect button on the WPMerchant Settings page (within the Email List tab)

How do I edit the message displayed to the user after successful purchase?

Go to WPMerchant settings and change the Thank You Message to what you want it to be. We’ll likely change the width but at the moment keep it super short so that it fits within the message container.

Are there other versions of WPMerchant?

Yes. In addition to WPMerchant Basic, we offer WPMerchant Professional and WPMerchant Membership. You can find these versions at WPMerchant.com/Pricing.

WPMerchant Professional

WPMerchant Professional allows you to create custom payment forms with the wpmerchant form shortcode. You also have the ability to get recurring revenue by creating subscription plans for your users.

Live Demos of WPMerchant Professional:
* WPMerchant Subscription Buy Button – Blog.WPLauncher.com/hosting.
* WPMerchant Payment Form – MettaFlow.com/payment.

WPMerchant Membership

WPMerchant Membership allows you to turn any WordPress website into a membership website. You also get access to the features offered in WPMerchant Basic and WPMerchant Professional. Furthermore, we give you the ability to customize your WordPress login page to make your membership site more professional.

Contributors & Developers

“WPMerchant – Simple eCommerce” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

2.0.5

  • Update the installation steps
  • Remove the loading gif and just show the overlay

2.0.4

  • Add video and steps to dashboard page

2.0.3

  • Add additional parameters for the WPMerchant Buy Button, including locale, zip, shipping address, billing address and bitcoin. Now, users can change the language of the checkout form, set whether Stripe should validate the billing ZIP code, show the shipping address, show the billing address, and provide a bitcoin payment option.

2.0.2

  • Fix up naming of ajax object passed to js files to prevent conflicts with other plugins.

2.0.1

  • Debug issue instantiating WPMerchant Admin Class

2.0

  • Updated Stripe and MailChimp API libraries
  • Added Cost Shortcode
  • Compatible with PHP 7
  • Refactored codebase
  • Updated Product Meta Box Settings so that in stock is default
  • Add a button shortcode Meta Box to make it easier to copy and paste shortcode into a page or post
  • Redirect user to a page after purchase
  • Updated Stripe and MailChimp Connect to use a better OAuth Client Library

1.0

  • Create and Sell Products using Stripe as the payment processor. We specifically use Stripe’s Checkout functionality.
  • One Click Stripe Connect
  • One Click MailChimp Connect
  • Subscribe users to the provided MailChimp list on successful purchase
  • Display a custom message on successful purchase
  • Much Moreee…