New plugin: ClickandBuy for WooCommerce and WordPress

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Shopping with ClickandBuy? That is something you can now also offer the customers of your WooCommerce shop. Effective immediately, this payment system can be very easily integrated: Via our new WooCommerce ClickandBuy plugin.

Online shop customers appreciate it when you give them the choice of several payment options. Via bank debit, credit card or ClickandBuy balance: The payment provider promises “easy and secure payment over the Internet”, also including buyer protection. Here is another advantage the company features: Customers need to register only once free of charge, and can immediately pay in some 16,000 online shops – by entering their user name and password.

Enable your customers to pay per credit card

With this service, you can offer your customers an indirect method of paying per credit card. ClickandBuy is one of the best known payment providers in Germany and many other European countries (you’ll find an overview here). You pay a commission for the use of the service provider.

Test and monitor ClickandBuy transactions

Our Sandbox mode allows you to test the payment method in your shop system without an actual payment being made. Log files assist you in keeping track of responses from ClickandBuy. In case a transaction does not proceed as desired, you can use this function to understand the payment provider’s response on a transaction.

Instructions: Install Plugin

All you need is the Merchant ID, Project ID, and the cryptographic key from ClickandBuy, then you are ready to start selling in your shop. Here are step-by-step instructions.

In order to use this plugin, WooCommerce must already be set up (see this tutorial) Afterwards, you can install the WooCommerce ClickandBuy interface as follows:

  • Extract the ZIP archive locally on your computer.
  • Load the unzipped subfolder woocommerce-clickandbuy (one level below the main directory of the same name) into the plugin directory of your WordPress installation (generally found in /wp-content/plugins/).
  • Activate the plugin via the menu item Plugins in WordPress.

Note: Alternatively, you can also use the installation routine of the WordPress backend. You’ll find it under Plugins → Add New and then → Upload Plugin. There you select the ZIP archive on your computer and directly install it using the Install button.

Easy Setup

The following steps are necessary for ClickandBuy:

  • Register with the service provider as a merchant/supplier.
  • Navigate to Configuration and create a Settlement Account there.
  • Configure the so-called Rate Card. Then create your project.
  • Click the created project. There you will find the Project ID and the cryptographic key.
  • In the top right-hand corner of the page you will find your Merchant-ID. You need all three values for configuring our plugin.

The uncomplicated setup in your shop is then performed under WooCommerce → Settings → Checkout → ClickandBuy (also see our Documentation for Setting up WooCommerce Payment methods):

Set up ClickandBuy for WooCommerce
Set up ClickandBuy for WooCommerce
  • ClickandBuy can be activated or also deactivated via Enable/Disable, i.e. offered to your customers as a payment option or not.
  • Using the title and description, you determine which specific name and additional information are displayed to the shop visitor when ClickandBuy is selected.
  • In the appropriate fields, enter your Project ID, the cryptographic key as well as the Merchant ID from the registration with ClickandBuy.com.
  • The additional options of the plugin
    The additional options of the plugin
  • Trust pending payments means: The order is completed without ClickandBuy having finally validated the purchase, as this check may be slightly delayed. It is only advisable to use this option if you manually control the incoming payment with ClickandBuy.
  • When the option Seller Protection is activated, all additional data is transmitted to ClickandBuy that is required to use the seller protection program. See these notes from the provider.
  • It provides ClickandBuy two possible interfaces, and whichever one is applicable, you place it under API Version.
  • In order to try out the gateway in a Test system without carrying out a transaction, the option Use Sandbox must be activated.
  • Via Debug you can utilize the log file to track individual transactions. You’ll subsequently find these in the folder or in the file /woocommerce/logs/ClickAndBuy.txt.

There are no further steps necessary to enable your customers the option of paying via ClickandBuy.

Because the plugin interacts with an external interface, however, and depends on the settings there, we recommend that you perform a preliminary test on a separate test system before offering the payment version live to your customers.

Do you have any questions about the plugin or its set-up? For our customers, please use the appropriate help desk. We will be happy to answer any general questions in the comments.

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