Connect admin account

First make sure you enable the “Stripe Connect Gateway”, than you can connect your Stripe Account with our site application.

Enable Stripe Connect

If you do not yet have a Stripe Account, you can make one here. In order to make the plugin work, you need to connect the plugin with your Stripe Account.

In the top of your screen you will see several messages, you will need execute the two steps you´ll see in the image below.

In order to connect your Stripe Account. You can click on the given link, which will redirect you to the correct page in your Stripe Account.


API Keys

You will find a link under every API key field, the link will redirect you to the correct page on your Stripe Account.

API Settings

You will find a link under every API key field, the link will redirect you to the correct page on your Stripe Account.

Make sure “View test data” in your Stripe Account is disabled in order to go live. You can doubleckeck if it is disibled, if it says “Live mode client ID”.

Stripe dashboard

Connect user account

In order to make use of the Stripe commission payments, the user also needs to connect his/her account.

Go to My Account -> Stripe Connect -> Connect with Stripe.

Connect Stripe account

You will be redirected to the Stripe website where fill out the account form.

If you are an admin in testing mode, you can skip the account form to get acces to my account directly.

Skip account form

If you are not connected with your Stripe account, the admin will be unable to pay you your commission.


Test live mode

There is an option in the plugin to test out all your settings in a live test. To make sure all is set up well, before you go live and start working with accounts of real clients.

Follow the steps given underneath the API Key fields, they will redirect you to the correct page in your Stripe Account.

Enable test live

Make sure “Viewing test data” is enabled in your Stripe Account. You can doublecheck if it is enabled, if you see  “Test mode client ID”.

Enable Viewing Test Data

Label settings

In the label settings you can give a title to the bullet point in the checkout page.

label settings

You can also add the Creditcard logos you want to be displayed behind the title in the checkout page, as shown in the image below.

With the display “Name on Card” function, you can display the field where customers need to fill in the name of the credit card holder.

Checkout page

Payment settings

Decide after how many days you want the commission to be paid. If you leave it empty or fill in ´0´ there will be an instant commission payment.

Delay time

Later on you will be able to see the payment status of all of your commissions in the commission report.

Payment delay


In the receivers tab you will be able to manage all receivers of commission and set up specific rules for each one of them.


For commission you can either choose for a fixed price or a percentage.

For Products you can choose one product (per user) or all products.

You can set one or more users/receivers for the same product, with a different commission rate. Per line you can only add one product (or all products), if you want to give commission on several products for the same receiver. You will have to add a new receiver for each product.

Commisions will be credited only to users with an account connected to Stripe

Add new receiver (admin)

To add a new receiver you will have to add his Stripe ID to make the connection.

add receiver

Connect account (client)

In the “My Account” page the client can find the link to connect with his Stripe Account. In order to receive commissions the client needs to be connected. If he is disconnected, he will not receive commission.


You will have an overview of all of your commission payments in the “commission report”.


You can also check the status of all commissions.

Commission status

Pay directly

The admin also has the option to pay the commission directly. However this is only possible manually. If you click on the eye symbol, you will get a popup with status and order details.

View order details

In order to pay the commission directly, the admin only has to push the “Pay now” button.

Pay now commission

Print PDF

The admin will be able to print a PDF with the status details and order details. By clicking on the “Print” button, he will be redirected to its PDF.

Print PDF

Commission status details

YITH WooCommerce Affiliates

With the YITH WooCommerce Affiliates you will have an actual affiliation system on your shop in few steps. You could set a unique or different commission rate for each affiliate. The payment can either be done manually or automatically by using PayPal or Stripe.

Due to the integration with YITH Stripe Connect for WooCommerce you are also able to pay the affiliates (automatically) via Stripe Connect.

In order to make the two plugins work together, you only have to activate them both. After that, the possibility to use Stripe Connect as a payment method for automatic payments will appear.

You will see a couple of examples below:

payment option 1

Within the affiliates page, using the action symbols.

payment option 3

In the Affiliates > Settings > Payments.

payment option 2

Within affiliates > Commissions > Bulk actions.

For more information on  how to install the Affiliates plugin, take a look a the full documentation here.


YITH WooCommerce Multi Vendor

The integration with YITH WooCommerce Multi Vendor allows the admin to split the price of one or more products between the vendor and the admin immediately after the checkout and based on the commission rate that you’ve agreed with them.

First of all, make sure you’ve downloaded and installed the premium version of YITH WooCommerce Multi Vendor and configure your marketplace as explained on the official documentation of Multi Vendor plugin. Enable YITH Stripe Connect for WooCommerce from Plugins menu.

Configure it as explained on the page Connect admin account from the official plugin documentation.

Then, go to YITH Plugins > Multi Vendor > Gateways > Stripe Connect and click on Enable Stripe Connect to activate the service for your vendors.

Enable Stripe Connect

Make sure you set the redirect URI in your Stripe account. A warning message in the plugin settings panel will remind you about this and will show you the right address to add. It will look like this:

Redirect URI

Configure the URI from Stripe Connect dashboard.

The URI that you have to add to make Multi Vendor work correctly is not Stripe default URI, but an additional one. This means that if you remove the default one, the button Connect Stripe in My Account page will not work. Make sure, then, you do not remove it.

Redirect URI

Now, go back to General Settings section, and select the default payment gateway to use on checkout page for all payments. If you just have Stripe Connect, you’ll be able to see this one only, but if you have other compatible gateways enabled, you’ll be able to choose among all of them.

Choose default gateway

This is the gateway that will be used by default.

How do payments on checkout work?

Stripe provides a detailed description of what the whole process is about. You will find this explained in the plugin options panel under YITH > Multi Vendor > Gateways and can refer to Stripe official page for further details.

Send Money to vendor on payment completed
When creating charges on your platform and separately creating a transfer, the platform can earn money by allocating less of the charge amount to the destination Stripe account, as in the above code example. Assuming that represents a delivery service transaction, with a charge to the customer of $100, a transfer of $20 to the delivery person, and a transfer of $70 to the restaurant:

  1. The charge amount less the Stripe fees is added to the platform account’s pending balance
  2. When the platform’s available balance is sufficient (at least $90), the transfers can be made, reducing the platform’s available balance by the specified amounts and increasing both connected account’s available balances by that same amount
  3. The platform retains an additional $6.80 ($100.00 – $70.00 – $20.00 – $3.20, assuming standard U.S. Stripe fees).

Stripe payment details

Fees for the payment of commissions are charged to the admin. Please, refer to this page to learn more about transaction fees.

Payments on the backend

If, for any reasons, the payment of vendor commissions fails, or if there is no default payment gateway enabled, you’ll be able to use any of the supported payment methods to pay vendor commission on the backend list of commissions.

Methods available

It may happen for three reasons that you have commissions unpaid:

  1. You haven’t enabled any default payment method (the option Pay commissions to vendors during checkout has been set to Disabled)
  2. Your account did not have enough funds to pay all commissions.
  3. Your vendors haven’t activated their Stripe account yet.

Let’s see how to solve this latter issue.

What to do on Vendor side

Because of Stripe policy, every vendor has to explicitly authorize Stripe to be credited any payment to his/her account.

Note: this action can only be performed by the vendor and there is no way for the admin to do this on his/her behalf.

Make sure your vendor goes to their own Vendor Profile > Payments and click on the button Connect with Stripe.

Connect with Stripe

They will be taken to Stripe site. If they already have an account, they can simply log in. If they do not have any yet, they will be asked to create a new one:


Please, consider that only vendors who have a VAT number can use a Stripe account on live websites.

Vendors will be able to see the very same button in their reserved area, My Account and will be able to export all transactions concerning their own account - stripe connect

After the vendor has authorized Stripe account to receive money, you can go on and pay the commissions from the Commissions page.

Click on the button Stripe Connect that you find next to the commission line. If you click on that button, the commission will be automatically paid to the vendor through your Stripe account.

Pay from Commissions page

Please, refer to Stripe official page for any details about the payments and transaction fees.

Commission reports

If you want to, you can choose to show all vendor commissions generated to Stripe reports. Go to YITH Plugins > Multi Vendors > Gateways and check the option Add vendors’ commissions to Stripe Connect Commission Report. 

Commissions in Stripe reports

All commission payments gone through Stripe Connect will appear in your Stripe Connect Report that you can also find under YITH Plugins > Stripe Connect > Commissions.

paid commissions

YITH WooCommerce Subscription

YITH Stripe Connect for WooCommerce has been integrated with YITH WooCommerce Subscription in order to let you receive recurring payments and automatically charge your users’ card at the end of the scheduled billing cycle.

You simply have to install and activate both of them. Configure your subscription products as explained in Subscription documentation, configure Stripe Connect as explained here and your users will be able to use this payment gateway for their subscription products as well.

You will be able to perform the following actions on your subscriptions:

  • cancel: both the admin and the customers can cancel a subscription.
  • pause: both the admin and the customers can pause a subscription.
  • add multiple subscriptions to the same cart: any user will be able to add more than one subscription to the same cart and pay with credit card.
  • edit details of ongoing subscriptions: billing cycle, price, billing date, expiry date, subscription recurring amount.

Edit subscription details

You will be able to edit the following subscription information:

Recurring period: you can change the duration of the billing cycle and change it to a given number of days, weeks, months or years.

Start date: you can change the start date of the subscription. A note in the subscription details will keep track of this action. You will see a note with the following text: The start date has been changed from xx/xx/xxxx to xx/xx/xxxx.

Payment due date: change here the date of the next payment. The customer will automatically be charged on the new date you’ve set. A note in the subscription details will keep track of this action.

Expired date: you can change here the subscription expiry date here. Remove the date if you want the subscription to NEVER expire.
Please, note that if the subscription is already expired, changing the expiry date here will not re-activate the subscription, you will have to change it from the subscription Actions box on the right. Read more about this here.

You will also be able to edit the price of the recurring fee:

Edit price of ongoing subscriptions

Please, refer to the official documentation of YITH Subscription t for more details.