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To begin accepting payments on your WooCommerce store, you’ll first need to set up some payment gateways!

The Payments page looks like this:


At the top of the page is where you will set your store location and your currency.

You can edit both of these:

Your next settings are for setting up On-Site payment gateways. This means that customers will not leave your site to check-out. We offer Stripe for an On-Site payment gateway.

In order to set up Stripe, you’ll need to click on “Set up” to begin – you’ll be given a few options on the next screen:

You can create a new Stripe account, or use a Stripe account you already own. In both of those cases, you’ll be taken to Stripe to finish this portion, then brought back to WordPress.com to finish setting up your other Payment settings.

The Stripe interface looks like this:

If you already have an account, you can click the small “Sign in” link at the top right, and once you sign in, you’ll be shown a confirmation screen. Then you’ll be able to automatically connect your store to Stripe, and you’ll see a final confirmation screen:

Once you click on “Done” you’ll be back on your Payments setting page.

Next is your Off-site payment gateways. These are gateways that will direct customers to another site to authorize the charge, then will redirect back to your site. We offer PayPal for this.

Once again, you’ll click on “Set up” and will go through the screens to connect your PayPal Business account to your WordPress.com store.

You need to do two things on this screen. The first is to enter your PayPal Business account email address. If you don’t yet have one, you will receive instructions on how to set up your PayPal Business account once you receive your first order. The second thing you need to do is decide how you want to authorize payments. The first option is the default, and what you would probably expect to have happen – that is, when a customer checks out, PayPal will authorize the charge (check to make sure that the payment will go through), and then will take the payment. The second option will authorize the charge, but then you (the Store Owner) would need to manually trigger the charge at a later time.

Finally, you have options to take Offline payments – these are not digital payments at all. You can set up Direct Bank Transfers, Check Payments, and Cash on Delivery. Each has its own set-up screen; let’s look at each.

Direct Bank Transfer:

You will need to enter your Account Name (which can be of your choosing), your bank name, your routing number, and your account number. You can add instructions for customers at checkout (below the scroll), as well as offer bank transfers to international customers.

Check Payments:

This is simply setting up basic instructions for your customers on where to send their checks to. Customers will need to mail a paper check to you with this option.

Cash on Delivery:

You can modify the instructions shown to customers who would like to opt for Cash on Delivery.

Once you have the settings all configured as you would like them, you’ll need to click Save and Finish at the top right of the page, and you’re all done!

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