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 to each product.
Commissions 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/her Stripe ID to make the connection.
Connect account (client)
In the “My Account” page, the client can find the link to connect with his/her Stripe Account. To receive commissions, the client needs to be connected. If he/she is disconnected, he/she will not receive a commission.
From version 2.0.0. the plugin is fully compliant with SCA (Strong Customer Authentication), but what changes for the user?
On 14 September 2019, new requirements for authenticating online payments have been introduced in Europe as part of the second Payment Services Directive (PSD2). So, based on specific conditions in the checkout, European customers might be asked to two-factor authenticate their payment with additional control, which will depend on the bank’s preferred system (e.g., a one-time code sent to their phone or fingerprint authentication through their mobile banking app).
This applies to all customer-initiated payments but does not apply to payments that are considered merchant-initiated, like recurring direct debits.
Recurring payments with YITH Subscriptions (v. 1.6.1 or greater)
Under this new regulation, specific types of low-risk payments may be exempted from Strong Customer Authentication. Payment providers like Stripe can request these exemptions when processing the payment. The cardholder’s bank will then receive the request, assess the risk level of the transaction, and ultimately decide whether to approve the exemption or whether authentication is still necessary.
The most relevant exemptions for internet businesses are:
Please, refer to this section of Stripe documentation for more information about each of these exemptions.
Two additional exemptions apply regardless of payment amount and frequency:
You saved the card details before September 14, 2019
You explicitly tell Stripe the transaction is off-session (all recurring payments initiated by our YITH Stripe plugin are marked as off-session)
To learn more about SCA grandfathering, please, refer to this page.
Non-authenticated saved cards
For those customers that have saved their card details on Stripe before, it may happen that the bank will require them to authenticate also renewal orders with the same card, as the payment was not originally authenticated through this system. Our plugin gives users the possibility to authenticate the payment from My Account > Payment Methods, by simply clicking on the Confirm button, as shown below.
Non-authenticated renewal orders – Email
You can set up an email that will be sent whenever a recurring payment is stopped by the bank because it requires strong customer authentication. Thanks to it, you can make sure your customers get the right explanation about why the order requires these additional controls and guidance about how to go on with the authentication and payment.
The email will look like this, but you’ll be able to customize it from WooCommerce > Settings > Emails > YITH WooCommerce Stripe – Payment confirmation email and will include a Confirm Payment button that will let your customers authenticate the payment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Now, go back to the Commissions Settings section, and select Stripe Connect as the default payment gateway for vendors payouts during the checkout.
This is the gateway that will be used by default for automatic payments of vendors commissions. Yet, you can also pay the commissions manually throughStripe 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:
The charge amount less the Stripe fees is added to the platform account’s pending balance
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
The platform retains an additional $6.80 ($100.00 – $70.00 – $20.00 – $3.20, assuming standard U.S. Stripe fees).
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.
If you have unpaid commissions, this may depend on three main reasons:
You haven’t enabled the Pay vendors commissions during checkout or have not selected any gateway in it.
Your account balance was not sufficient to pay all commissions.
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.
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.
…and will be able to also see and export a list with all transactions related to his/her own 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.
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.
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).
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.
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:
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.