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Accept Bank Transfers and Set Up Direct Debit in Woocommerce

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Accept Bank Transfers and Set Up Direct Debit in Woocommerce – In this article I will show you how to accept bank transfers and set up direct debit in Woocommerce.

You will learn what a bank transfer and direct debit are, how to accept bank transfers as a form of payment, and how to set up direct debit in Woocommerce.

What is a Bank Transfer?

A bank transfer, also known as ‘direct bank transfer’, is the transfer of money from one bank account to another.

What is a Direct Debit?

A Direct Debit is an agreement between two parties, usually a provider and a customer, authorising the former to take money from the latter’s bank account at regular intervals.

Bank Transfers and Woocommerce

Bank transfers can be enabled as a payment method in Woocommerce (source: Woocommerce.com((Direct Bank Transfers (BACS), Woocommerce.com))).

How to Enable Bank Transfers in Woocommerce

To enable bank transfers in Woocommerce:

  1. From your WordPress admin, click on Woocommerce > Settings
  2. Select ‘Payments’ from the tab menu
  3. Scroll to the corresponding payment method and enable it by clicking on it

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Direct Debit and Woocommerce

To set up direct debit in Woocommerce, you can use a plugin called ‘GoCardless (source: Woocommerce.com((GoCardless, Woocommerce.com))).

How to Set Up Direct Debit in Woocommerce (with GoCardless)

To set up direct debit in Woocommerce with GoCardless:

  1. Buy and download the plugin from the Woocommerce repository
  2. Activate the plugin
  3. Enable it as a form of payment from Woocommerce > Settings > Payments
  4. Sign up for GoCardless
  5. Connect your website to your GoCardless account
  6. Follow the instructions on the corresponding Woocommerce page
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Source: Woocommerce.com

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Pasquale Mellone

Pasquale is Founder at Increasily.com, a H2H marketing agency based in Dublin, Ireland, and owner at print-on-demand ecommerce Mintycase.com. Pasquale has worked in Digital Marketing and Account Management since 2004. He currently lives in Dublin with his wife, stepdaughter and cat.