Request Network for WooCommerce is LIVE.
What is Request Network for WooCommerce?
Request Network for WooCommerce is a simple way to accept cryptocurrency payments on your WooCommerce store — all powered by the Request Network. Request Network for WooCommerce has no setup fees, no monthly fees and no hidden costs. More information can be found at https://wooreq.com/.
The Mainnet demo store can be seen here.
The Rinkeby demo store can be seen here.
The code for the plugin can be found here.
For store owners, a full ‘getting started’ guide can be found here. 📖
This first version of the plugin allows you to:
- Allow customers to pay with Metamask or their Ledger Nano S hardware wallet.
- Accept payments in ETH. ERC20 + Bitcoin support will be added shortly.
- 100% free, no setup fees, no monthly fees and no hidden costs.
- Quick and easy installation.
- Real-time currency exchange rates with support for multiple currencies.
- Allows for testing on test-net (Rinkeby).
What is WooCommerce?
WooCommerce is the most popular eCommerce platform on the web. WooCommerce has received almost 40 million downloads since its creation and allows anyone to add ecommerce functionality to their WordPress site. Best of all, it’s free.
On Built With, the current 2018 market share for WooCommerce is an incredibly impressive 42% of the entire internet.
You can view some example WooCommerce sites here.
Request Network for WooCommerce in action.
This video shows the full end-to-end customer flow. The customer can pay via Metamask or Ledger. If you would like to try out the plugin head to https://mainnet.wooreq.com/ (Mainnet) or https://demo.wooreq.com/ (Rinkeby). To get started on Rinkeby there is a full guide here.
Any orders made on mainnet will be fully refunded 😃.
Request Network for WooCommerce admin walk-through.
After installing the plugin the store owner will have the following options on the gateway options page. The store owner simply needs to install the plugin, enable ‘Pay with Request’, provide their wallet address and they are ready!
Historic data is stored for each order so the store owner knows how much crypto was sent, when it was converted, what rate it was converted at, what network and the transaction ID so it can be viewed on the blockchain.
All of the important crypto information is sent out to both the customer and the store owner when a new order has been placed.
Adding Request for WooCommerce to your store.
- Add support for refunds. Refunds are currently done manually. 💸
- Integrate crypto metrics to the WooCommerce reports. 📈
- Add translations (localization) 🌐
- Add scheduled tasks to the API for when the blockchain is congested. ⚠️
- ERC20 + Bitcoin support. 💎
Contributing to the Request Network for WooCommerce plugin.
The code for Request Network for WooCommerce is fully open source, feel free to contribute, review or comment on the code here.
Have a feature you want to be added to the plugin? Join the Request Hub and send me a message (admReq). Alternatively, if you are a developer feel free to create a new pull request for the feature.
Frequently asked questions
Will WooReq be open source?
Yes, WooReq will be fully open source and released under the MIT license. Once the plugin is in a suitable state and the full audit has been completed, the full source code will be released along with guidelines and best practices for developers.
Will you be taking any profit for from plugin?
No, the plugin will be 100% free — no profit will be taken by me or the Request team.
Will ERC20 tokens / Bitcoin / FIAT be accepted in the future?
Yes, any payment that is accepted by the Request Network will work with the WooCommerce plugin — the code is written in a very generic way which means adding new currencies is incredibly straight forward.
What currencies are supported?
WooCommerce supports hundreds of different currencies so we wanted the same for Request Network for WooCommerce. With different currency support it means that the conversion rate to crypto can automatically be calculated using your native currency.
Request Network for WooCommerce currently supports:
USD, GBP, EUR, CNY, JPY, CAD, RUB, PLN, AUD, SGD, HKD, ZAR, CHF, INR, NZD, DKK, KRW, BRL, IDR — and many more
Any currency supported by cryptocompare will work with the plugin.
After an extremely busy few months, I am very happy to say I will be working on Request related projects full time (like this plugin). 🎉😄🎉
The plan over the next few weeks is to support stores using the plugin, onboarding new stores and implementing the planned features. After that, my plan is to create a PayPal like service with powerful Stripe-like tools and APIs. The two services combined would provide a flexible and simple way for online businesses to accept cryptocurrencies and a simple way for customers to manage and pay.
The biggest issue with mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies is ease-of-use, managing private keys, addresses, gas and transactions all whilst staying safe is a big turn off for the non-tech-savvy. Having a service built on the Request Network which allows users to accept, pay and use cryptocurrencies easily would be an extremely powerful platform.
Planning on using the Request Network for WooCommerce plugin?
Feel free to contact me by any of the methods found here. I will be more than happy to help get you started. Send me an email to get your website featured on the homepage.
That’s a wrap! Your feedback is very important — don’t hesitate to reach out via Slack (adm), Telegram (@AdmREQ), Reddit /u/admREQ or via the website https://wooreq.com/contact/ with any feedback, bugs, ideas or thoughts.