Looking for WooCommerce Adaptive Payments?
You’ve found it! Our WooCommerce PayPal Adaptive Payments Pro plugin lets you split payments between multiple recipients using parallel payments or chained payments with your PayPal approved Web site application.
Lets look at a real world example of how this powerful payment gateway can be used.
We’ll use an example assuming that you operate an online store and you take items on a commission basis, or maybe you sell items and/or services for a variety of businesses and individuals. In either case you need to pay those people when their items or service are sold through your site. Maybe you pay each person 75% after a sale takes place. You can automate the payment using WooCommerce Adaptive Payments.
It works like this: You first configure the plugin and set a “Store Amount” of 25, which represents 25% – the amount your store receives when items sell. You then add a product to your store and during the configuration process of that product you define a recipient of payment by entering their PayPal email address into the related field. Then when a shopper puts the item in the cart and goes through the checkout process and chooses your PayPal Adaptive Payments payment method to pay then PayPal will automatically send 25% of the payment to your PayPal account and 75% to the other person’s PayPal account.
If you need to have a different percent of payment for specific items then you can override the global plugin “Store Amount” setting on a per product basis – simply define a different percentage when configuring the product.
And, you can optionally set a list of global recipients and associated payment percentage amounts. When you use this setting you do not need to set payment recipients for each individual product, your global recipient list is used instead – which is very useful if you always split payments between the same recipients for every product in your store. You can however override the global recipient list by editing a specific product and setting payment recipient information in the product itself. And, if you want to omit a product from split payments entirely you can check the associated box when editing the product to exclude the product from split payments, in which case the store would receive the entire amount for the product.
You can optionally define up to 5 recipients for each product you sell. And for each recipient you can define the percentage of the product price that they will receive when a shopper makes a purchase.
Our documentation includes complete details and how to configure every aspect so you get the exact use scenario for your needs.
This plugin also works with our WooCommerce Vendor Stores plugin.
WooCommerce PayPal Adaptive Payments supports the following payment methods:
- Chained Payments
- Parallel Payments
- Standard Simple Payments
REQUIREMENTS AND LIMITATIONS
To use PayPal Adaptive Payments you must have a PayPal Premier or PayPal Business account and you must get approved to use PayPal’s Adaptive Payments API. Our documentation includes details on how to get the approval you need. The plugin also includes a PDF file that assists you in filling out the approval request form at PayPal.
As of October 2013, PayPal’s Adaptive Payments API restricts the number of entities that can take part in a single payment transaction to 6. As such this plugin restricts a shopper’s ability to add items to the cart if the current cart contents would cause the payment to be made to more than 6 entities. In that event the plugin displays a message to the shopper informing them that they must checkout before purchasing more items, or remove items from the cart before adding other items to the cart.
In all payment transactions made with this plugin, each recipient of funds pays their own PayPal transaction fees.
The overall checkout process and payment flow provided by this plugin works identically to the standard PayPal payment gateway that comes with WooCommerce. In particular, shoppers are redirected to PayPal to make payment and then redirected back to your site after making payment. Due to limitations in PayPal’s Adaptive Payments API you cannot embed a payment form directly on your checkout page.
This plugin currently does not split taxes or shipping amongst recipients unless you’re using our Vendor Stores plugin, in which case it will split taxes and shipping charges amongst vendors with items in an order.
Make absolutely certain that you read our online documentation for this plugin before you use it. You need a thorough understanding of how to configure it properly for your needs. In general, it’s as easy to use as the standard PayPal payment gateway included with WooCommerce – however you do need to know the specifics of this particular payment method. Read the documentation carefully!
This plugin works with IgniteWoo”s Vendor Stores marketplace plugin.
Questions about PayPal Adaptive Payments?
We have answers! We’ve been working with adaptive payments for over 5 years and know how it works inside and out. Give us a call or use the contact page on our site to get your questions answered fast.
Compatibility: WooCommerce 2.0 and newer
Current plugin version: 2.5.2