Cost Savings for Your Business: WordPress.com Payment Tools

Are you using your WordPress.com site to sell products and services, or hoping to do so in the future? If so, you’ve probably experienced the struggle of trying to find a user-friendly and cost-effective payment tool.

While you want to find cost savings for your business, you don’t want to jeopardize your sales by implementing an unreliable tool.

Here are three useful and cost-effective payment tools for your WordPress.com site.

1. Stripe and WordPress.com Payments

WordPress.com is proud to offer a straightforward and affordable way for website owners of all types to earn money online. Our versatile Payments block features different ways to sell through your website or blog by connecting to a Stripe account for payment processing. And, it’s available with any paid plan!

Payments’ features include options for one-time purchases of physical and digital products as well as ways to collect recurring fees or subscription payments. There are even ways to let visitors pay what they want, which is useful for donations and fundraising.

You can track everything from your earnings to subscribers while managing refunds and more from inside your WordPress.com account.

If you want to start selling online, but you don’t have an extensive catalog that requires full eCommerce functionality, WordPress.com Payments is an excellent way to begin monetizing your website.

2. Pay with PayPal block

If you’re a PayPal fan, you’ll be happy to know the popular payment system also offers multiple WordPress integrations.

The easiest way to accept PayPal payments on your site would be to add a button using the Pay with PayPal block on your posts or pages. This feature is available with the Premium plan and up, or you can choose a third-party plugin for this payment processing option if you’re on the Business plan. 

If you’re already using WooCommerce (or considering it), you can also use the PayPal for WooCommerce plugin, which allows you to take payments via PayPal for a faster checkout experience.

3. WooCommerce

WooCommerce is one of the most popular payment tools for WordPress.com users, and given its seamless integration, it’s easy to see why. This eCommerce solution is powerful, flexible, and customizable, with plenty of free and premium extensions to meet your business needs. With WooCommerce, you can sell both physical and digital goods and services, and ship anywhere around the world.

While the plugin is free with a WordPress.com Business plan, credit card processing costs will depend on your sales volume and the services you use.

WordPress.com has many options if you’re seeking cost savings for your business, and offers plenty of integrations with affordable payment tools. By selecting these tools, you’ll be able to better serve your shoppers with an easy-to-use, secure payment process to foster customer loyalty.

Find out more about WordPress.com Payment features in a free guide!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Carrie Dagenhard

Carrie is an old school, gumshoe journalist trapped in a modern content marketer's body. She specializes in writing for the marketing, technology and healthcare industries, and loves helping bloggers and small business owners grow their presence online. Carrie resides in the "Silicon Hills" of Austin, TX with her husband and two adorable cats.

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