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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 the Affiliates plugin, you are also able to pay the affiliates (automatically) via Stripe Connect.

First of all, make sure the plugin is installed and activated. Then, configure YITH Stripe Connect as explained on the official documentation on this page.

Also make sure that your affiliates have connected their Stripe account as explained on this page, otherwise it will not be possible to issue automatic payments.

Now you will be able to see and enable this gateway from General options > Commissions & Payments > Payment gateways.

Enable Stripe Connect

Whenever an affiliate drives a sale to your shop, you will see the list of commissions in YITH > Affiliates > Commissions > Commissions List.

Commissions list

You will be able to see this payment gateway as a payment option for on the Commissions page, both in the bulk actions and in every single commission.

Stripe Connect in bulk actions
Stripe Connect in bulk actions
Stripe Connect in commission actions - commissions view
Stripe Connect in commission actions – commissions view
Stripe Connect in commission actions - commission detail
Stripe Connect in commission actions – commission detail

Based on the payment settings, the payment will be either processed automatically (please, see this page) or manually.

A payment record will be created in the Commissions Payments tab. As the payment is instantly processed, it will be automatically set to Completed and the commissions as Paid.

The commissions payments will be also recorded in the Commission Report tab in Stripe Connect endpoint:

Stripe paid commissions

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

YITH Pre-Order for WooCommerce

YITH Pre-Order for WooCommerce allows you to assign the “Pre-Order” mode and its end date to one or more products. During this time frame, the product could be purchased at a mark-up or sale price different from the full price.

Thanks to this integration, when customers pre-order a product with Upon release mode enabled, their credit card details will be saved and they will be charged only when the product will become available.

For further details about YITH Pre-Order for WooCommerce settings, please refer to the official documentation.

YITH WooCommerce Customize My Account Page

YITH WooCommerce Customize My Account Page helps you customize your “My Account” page on your website in a few simple steps. You can add new endpoints and edit the default WooCommerce ones.

The integration between these two plugins allows showing the button to Connect with Stripe so the configured receivers can connect to Stripe from their my Account page.

By activating both plugins, a new endpoint will be automatically added to the ‘endpoints’ section.

Stripe Connect endpoint

You can configure the endpoint through the available options.

Stripe Connect endpoint settings

Stripe Connect endpoint settings

The users’ account will look like this:

Stripe Connect endpoint on user's account

From the Stripe Connect section, receivers that have been configured will be able to connect to Stripe by clicking on the Connect with Stripe button.

Connect with Stripe on user's account

For further details about YITH WooCommerce Customize My Account Page settings, please refer to the official documentation.


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 installed and enabled YITH Stripe Connect for WooCommerce from Plugins menu.

Configure it as explained on the page Connect admin account.

Then, go to YITH > Multi Vendor > Commissions > Gateways and enable YITH Stripe Connect to activate this service for your vendors.

Activate 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:

Stripe 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 the Commissions Settings section, and select Stripe Connect as the default payment gateway for vendors payouts during the checkout.

Select checkout gateway

This is the gateway that will be used by default for automatic payments of vendors commissions. Yet, you can also pay the commissions manually through Stripe Connect as explained here.

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 in YITH > Multi Vendor > Commissions > 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 reason, 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 the vendor commissions manually from the Commissions list page.

Manual payment in bulk
Single commission payment

If you have unpaid commissions, this may depend on three main reasons:

  1. You haven’t enabled the Pay vendors commissions during checkout or have not selected any gateway in it.
  2. Your account balance was not sufficient to pay all commissions.
  3. Your vendors haven’t activated their Stripe account yet.

Let’s see how to solve the latter issue below.

If a vendor has not activated Stripe yet

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 visits his/her dashboard and goes to Your shop > Payment info. Here they can find the Connect with Stripe button and click on it.

Vendor activate Stripe account

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:


Vendors will be able to see the very same button in their reserved area, My Account > Stripe Connect.

Stripe button in My account

…and will be able to also see and export a list with all transactions related to his/her own commissions.

Stripe button in my account with vendor commissions

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

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

Commission reports

If you want to, you can also Add vendors’ commissions to Stripe Connect Commission Reports. You can enable the dedicated option from the gateway details in Commissions > Gateway as you can see below.

Add vendors commissions to Stripe reports

All commission vendors payouts made through Stripe Connect will appear in your Stripe Connect Report that you can also find in YITH > Stripe Connect > Commissions (for more details please refer to this page).

paid commissions

For more details about YITH Multi Vendor, please, refer to the official documentation.

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.

SCA Compliance

Renewal orders created with YITH Subscriptions are usually considered merchant-initiated payments and marked as off-session and so, as a general rule, they are exempt from double-factor authentication, but please, read more about the SCA regulation and recurring payments here.