I had been teaching online English for a large Chinese company for more than three years. During that time I acquired a great number of faithful students, who were just as devestated at this company’s closing as I was. So, I decided to put together my own platform, develop a website, and continue teaching my wonderful students, some of whom clocked more than 200 hours with me. Everything was going great, I was up and running … but, no one was booking. I already knew that WeChat is embedded in Chinese culture, but I thought they would still be able to pay with one of the major credit cards. Nothing doing. Nada. Zilch. I kept getting request after request for WeChat Pay and AliPay. I experimented on my own by downloading a slew of payment plugins. Even though they promised in the descriptions integration with WeChat and AliPay, in the end they never really had those options to begin with. At this point I was starting to panic, because I was afraid my loyal students might go elsewhere for their English lessons. I did some research outside of WordPress and everything pointed to the plugin I am reviewing, China Payments Plugin by Gaucho Plugins. Honestly, I was sceptical since nothing else had worked before, but I was ready to give it a try. I risked losing students. So, I downloaded it and immediately upgraded … and nothing worked. Literally in despair, I contacted Brandon and he patiently worked on it while I worried. And then … suddenly … MIRACLE … I had WeChat Pay and AliPay. Not only were they working on my website and Stripe, they were working for my parents who immediately started booking lessons with me. $$$$$$$$$ What a pleasant sound it is when I get confirmation of a payment through WeChat and AliPay. And none of it would be possible without China Payments Plugin. Truly a LIFESAVER!
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