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Simplifying WooCommerce Payments

Written by Joel on November 14, 2013 Product News.

So you’ve taken the plunge into the wild, wonderful world of e-commerce. You’ve found your niche and are ready to test the waters of selling online. One of the first decisions you, as a business owner, need to make is deciding on a payment services provider. Choosing a payment processor can be confusing, as there are so many options available. For small business owners, your primary concerns are choosing a solution that is affordable and quick to get up and running.

Today we are excited to present an exciting new option. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Simplify Commerce, by MasterCard. Simplify Commerce makes it easy for you to accept e-commerce and mobile commerce payments, regardless of payment brand, in just a few minutes.

Simplify Commerce is available today, FREE for a limited time.

Keep it Simple

Developed by MasterCard Labs, we are extremely excited about this easy to use interface. We are confident that Simplify’s straightforward integration will help business owners and streamline the process of getting a merchant account and, ultimately, make it easier for you to deliver amazing payment experiences to your customers.


Simply a Great Offer

Simplify Commerce is setting a new bar with incredibly low pricing at 2.85% + $0.30 per transaction and two day funding to your bank account. There are no setup fees, no monthly fees and no hassle.

It gets better. WooCommerce users who sign up for a Simplify Commerce merchant account by February  28, 2014 will get FREE processing for their first $10,000 in sales.

We are passionate about you, our loyal customers, and rolling out products and promotions that make sense for your your businesses. A free WooCommerce extension, an amazing new payments service and $10K in free sales is another amazing partnership and deal.

You have until January 31, 2014 to take advantage of this offer. Service only available to US based merchants. For more information, click here.

Questions or Comments? We are here to help. Please post to our helpdesk where our pre-sales ninjas are on hand to assist. For questions related to  Simplify Commerce as a service click here.


26 Responses

  1. Johnny
    November 14, 2013 at 3:10 pm #

    Great, but why only US-based merchants???

  2. Joel Bronkowski
    November 14, 2013 at 3:14 pm #

    Hey Johnny,

    Simplify is only offering their new service to US based merchants currently. I’m sure in due time they will extend their service elsewhere. US based merchants can accept global payments.

    • Johnny
      November 14, 2013 at 5:30 pm #

      Thanks for the clarification Joel!

  3. Nathan
    November 14, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

    Does it with with automatic recurring billing & related functionality (ie change payment date, payment schedule changes, etc.)?

  4. danstevens
    November 14, 2013 at 3:54 pm #

    Might have been an idea to mention “for US based merchants” in the post title!

    • Joel Bronkowski
      November 14, 2013 at 4:01 pm #

      Hey Dan,
      I think it is important for all users to see what Simplify Commerce by MasterCard are up to. It’s very likely that they roll this product out in other countries and we are pretty excited to be working closely with them.

  5. ChristianSlagter
    November 14, 2013 at 6:20 pm #

    Is it interesting for European e-commerce sites to purchase this plugin (especially because it’s free for now), because it will roll out in other countries? Or must we wait until this has happened?

    • Picxel
      November 14, 2013 at 6:43 pm #


      And will there be a great offer like this when/if they expand outside US?

    • Joel Bronkowski
      November 15, 2013 at 2:11 pm #

      Hey Christian,

      You are welcome to do so. We don’t have any information about further rollouts with Simplify so it is difficult to advise here.

  6. Ray
    November 14, 2013 at 7:18 pm #

    We use Woo Commerce on two stores right now. We’ve used Paypal up to this point, because it’s SOOOOO easy. But will probably take advantage of this on one of them to try it out.

    Mastercard has to keep up now that you can get Paypal and Square at Bestbuy. It is MUCH MUCH harder to setup a payment gateway than Paypal.

    That said, having the payment.cart resolve at Master Card as opposed to Paypal may legitimize it more in the eyes of the shopper. . .because MasterCard has been around longer and has a bigger brand.

    Excited to see how this plays out. Go future!

    Thanks for the update!

    Ps. Love Woo Commerce.

    • Joel Bronkowski
      November 15, 2013 at 2:11 pm #

      Thank you for the comment. Great to hear! Please feel free to share feedback with me. joel at

  7. Jonny F
    November 14, 2013 at 7:25 pm #

    The plugin works amazing! Checkout process is as seamless as my last plugin (braintree) and didn’t skip a beat switching plugins.

    Only issues i see, WooCommerce doesn’t send over the billing info for transactions that appear in Simplify’s dashboard – Name on card, Address, City, and State/Zip – but instead does show an ID number. Being able to search a customer’s name for refunds is not a major problem because you can match the ID with your order, but it may make the process a bit longer to sign into WordPress & Simplify to match the IDs. Should be looked into.

    • Joel Bronkowski
      November 15, 2013 at 2:12 pm #

      I’ll be sure to give this feedback to our dev team. Thanks!

  8. pplusmarketing
    November 14, 2013 at 8:10 pm #

    what you need to do is fix the bad google analytics integration with woocommerce.

  9. pplusmarketing
    November 14, 2013 at 8:32 pm #

    this extension needs to work with woo subscriptions.

  10. helthon
    November 14, 2013 at 10:02 pm #

    Should expand into Latin America (PERU)

  11. Jonny F
    November 14, 2013 at 10:31 pm #

    This should be a fix for the plugin not passing some of customer’s info to Simplify. It would have to be edited in assets/js/simplify-commerce.js starting at line 42. This is a quick fix and hasnt been thoroughly test outside my site, but maybe the Woo experts can find a way to implement this.

    var card = jQuery(‘.card-number’).val();
    var cvc = jQuery(‘.card-cvc’).val();
    var fname = jQuery(‘#billing_first_name_field .input-text’).val();
    var lname = jQuery(‘#billing_last_name_field .input-text’).val();
    var addressa = jQuery(‘#billing_address_1_field .input-text’).val();
    var addressab = jQuery(‘#billing_address_2_field .input-text’).val();
    var city = jQuery(‘#billing_city_field .input-text’).val();
    var state = jQuery(‘#billing_state_field select’).val();
    var zip = jQuery(‘#billing_postcode_field .input-text’).val();
    var expiry = jQuery.payment.cardExpiryVal( jQuery(‘input#simplify-cc-expires’).val() );

    card = card.replace(/\s/g, ”);

    key: simplfy_commerce_params.key,
    card: {
    number: card,
    cvc: cvc,
    name: fname + ‘ ‘ + lname,
    addressLine1: addressa,
    addressLine2: addressab,
    addressCity: city,
    addressState: state,
    addressZip: zip,
    expMonth: expiry.month,
    expYear: ( expiry.year – 2000 )
    }, simplifyResponseHandler );

  12. Yusef Stuart
    November 14, 2013 at 11:32 pm #

    I really hope it will be available for Malaysian pretty soon.

  13. Nuno Morgadinho
    November 15, 2013 at 2:09 am #

    What are the advantages over using Stripe or Paymill?

    • Joel Bronkowski
      November 15, 2013 at 1:29 pm #

      Hey Nuno,

      Integration aside. Simplify has lower transaction fees than both Stripe and Paymill. Stripe also states that “earnings are transferred to your bank account on a 7-day rolling basis”. Whereas Simplify states “Deposits are made into your account in two business days in most cases”.

  14. sean
    November 15, 2013 at 6:19 am #

    having recently spent months fighting on behalf of a client with moneris to ensure them of pci compliance with the moneris woocomerce plugin this would be a dream come true. Oh wait… It is still a dream because I do business from Canada where Simplify is not available/

    Can you please add me to this list of people who would like to be notified when Simply is available north of the ‘lower 48″?

  15. newlevel
    December 10, 2013 at 2:47 am #

    Is the license key good for one website or multiple websites?

  16. nataliemu
    December 19, 2013 at 8:43 pm #

    Is SSL required?

    • Debbie Shell
      December 21, 2013 at 12:22 am #

      It is required. As a best practice, you should use a SSL Certificate for all your payment pages. This is mainly required to avoid a “Man In The Middle” attack and also to assure users of the security of your website.

      Buying and setting up a SSL certificate is typically a straightforward process. You should talk with your hosting provider about the steps.

      We’re happy to answer any integration questions at Thanks!

  17. Erick
    January 8, 2014 at 11:21 pm #

    Simplify seems like a better solution for a payment gateway; however, I’d like to know why the ACH fee is displayed as $25 if according to simplify there are no monthly fees or minimum monthly fees. Given the fact that an ACH reject fee is a fee charged to a merchant if there is a lack of funds in the merchant’s bank account when the credit card processor charges the merchant for their monthly fees.