Stripe is the premier choice for online credit card processing; it’s also the most popular payment gateway for Easy Digital Downloads – and it’s our preferred option!
The Stripe Pro payment gateway extension for Easy Digital Downloads allows store owners to accept credit card payments on their WordPress sites. What’s more – this extension is, hands down, the most feature-rich payment gateway integration available for Easy Digital Downloads. If you’re selling digital products on your website, there’s no better choice than Stripe!
Earn more revenue
Our extensive research has shown that Easy Digital Downloads stores using Stripe earn 47% more revenue on average than those using PayPal. Take advantage of powerful features such as subscriptions, on-site checkout, and saved cards to increase your conversions and make more money.
For any eCommerce site, the checkout page is the most important page on the entire site. Providing a simple, reliable, and fast way for buyers to give you money is critical. With Stripe, customers are never redirected elsewhere to complete their payment. All purchases are completed securely on your site.
You can also choose to combine the credit card number, expiration, and CVC fields into one or keep them separate.
Using Stripe with Easy Digital Downloads also allows you to accept payments via Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Microsoft Pay. These payment methods allow your customers to check out via Touch ID, Face ID, and with payment cards saved to their digital wallets.
Our experience, and the experience of many other online sellers, has been that acquiring new customers almost always costs significantly more than retaining existing customers. By using Stripe Pro along with our Recurring Payments extension to offer subscriptions, you can dramatically increase customer retention.
This is extremely powerful for anyone selling licenses for software, services, courses, all access passes, and more. You can configure your products so that customers are charged on a recurring schedule until they cancel. Additionally, you can even offer a free trial before the subscription begins.
With the Stripe Pro payment gateway and Recurring Payments extensions working together, there’s no need for customers to manually return and purchase again.
Saved credit cards
Make purchases on your site hassle-free by allowing customers to select previously used cards. Customers can securely save their credit cards through our Stripe integration, creating a seamless purchase experience when they return to your store.
Additionally, all customers can add, remove, and modify their saved cards by logging into their account on your site. This makes the purchase process faster and easier, saving customers time and making you more money. And to ensure that customer data remains protected at all times, Stripe securely stores and presents the information, so that no sensitive data is ever stored on your site.
If you need to collect and verify payment information from customers but wish to actually process the charge at a later time, this extension is the solution. Customers can complete a normal checkout process when purchasing your products, then you will be able to manually approve or decline the payments from your dashboard.
Refunds are never fun, but at least with Stripe they are easy. Instead of wasting time logging into your Stripe account to return funds to your customers, you can do it all with one click from your site’s dashboard. Edit any payment record, change the status to refunded, and Easy Digital Downloads will do the rest!
If your store isn’t working properly, you are losing money. For this reason, testing every aspect of your site, especially any eCommerce functionality, is critical. Fortunately testing with Stripe is as simple as it gets. Just activate test mode and you’re all set to begin simulating customer actions and troubleshooting issues without it affecting your reports.
We know how busy you are. You have better things to do with your time than spend it installing, configuring, and testing your eCommerce software. Fortunately, connecting your store to Stripe with this Easy Digital Downloads extension is straightforward and painless. Once the plugin is installed and activated, connecting to Stripe is as simple as clicking the “Connect with Stripe” button in the settings. Once that’s done, you’re ready to start accepting credit card payments!
Stripe has a per-transaction charge which varies by country. Discounts for high volume processing are available. See Stripe’s pricing page for more information.
The Stripe Pro extension for Easy Digital Downloads does not charge additional fees beyond your license purchase as long as this extension is installed and activated.
Stripe is currently available in over 40 countries with more on the way. If Stripe is not yet supported in your country, the Stripe Atlas program is available to help you establish a legal presence in the United States.
Easy Digital Downloads is a verified member of the Stripe Partner program. This program recognizes software that meets Stripe’s strict quality requirements and provides users of Easy Digital Downloads and Stripe with the confidence they need to trust us both with their payment integrations.
Learn more about Stripe and Easy Digital Downloads
Not sure yet if Stripe is the right choice for your business? We recommend contacting Stripe directly. Or, if you want to better understand how our integration with Stripe works and how it can be configured, take a look at our documentation. Lastly, if you still have unanswered questions, get in touch with us! We’re happy to help.