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).
How to Enable Bank Transfers in Woocommerce
To enable bank transfers in Woocommerce:
From your WordPress admin, click on Woocommerce > Settings
Select ‘Payments’ from the tab menu
Scroll to the corresponding payment method and enable it by clicking on it
Direct Debit and Woocommerce
To set up direct debit in Woocommerce, you can use a plugin called ‘GoCardless (source: Woocommerce.com).
How to Set Up Direct Debit in Woocommerce (with GoCardless)
To set up direct debit in Woocommerce with GoCardless:
Buy and download the plugin from the Woocommerce repository
Activate the plugin
Enable it as a form of payment from Woocommerce > Settings > Payments
Sign up for
GoCardless Connect your website to your GoCardless account
Follow the instructions on the corresponding
Woocommerce page Source: Woocommerce.com