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WooCommerce Documents, Payment Gateways, Amazon, Oh My!

Written by James Koster on August 29, 2013 Blog, Product News.


This week we’re launching 4 new WooCommerce extensions (including a FREE Amazon payment gateway!). We’ve also got some significant updates to 3 payment gateways. First up is Amazon Pay, the first free payment gateway, brought to you by WooThemes and Amazon.

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Amazon Pay- our first FREE payment gateway

This week, we’re proud to announce the Amazon Pay payment gateway for WooCommerce. The first free payment gateway we’re launching here, we’ve worked closely with Amazon to be able to bring this wonderful functionality to you all.

Keep your eyes tuned to our blog for more information on Amazon Pay for WooCommerce, and how it can help you, in the coming weeks.

Grab your free copy of the Amazon Pay gateway, today.

Next up is Product Documents. As the name suggests, Product Documents adds functionality for attaching various documents to products, and display them in a neat accordion on the product’s details page.

How can Product Documents help you?

When selling products, both physical and digital, there are often instruction manuals, training booklets and other documentation that is bundled with the product. Perhaps you’re selling a printer and need to host digital versions of instruction manuals. Product Documents can help out with this, making it really easy to display your instruction manual right below the information about a product.

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Give customers access to product documentation and help reduce barriers to purchase.

Documentation for a product is often the tipping point at which a customer decides to purchase the product. If there isn’t documentation provided, the customer cannot be certain whether or not they can fully understand the product. Clear (and visible) documentation for a product puts your customer’s mind at ease, knowing you’ve got them covered if they need a hand while using your product. Having this information displayed right on the sales page for the product is a great way of showing your customers that you are there to help.

Following close alongside Product Documents are 2 payment gateways: Amazon Simple Pay and Click&Buy.

Updates to existing payment gateways

Amazon FPS 2.0

Amazon FPS now fully supports WooCommerce Subscriptions and Pre Orders. The plugin has also been completely rewritten with major improvements to reliability and performance.

Purchase Amazon FPS for WooCommerce.

Braintree 2.0.3

Since Braintree 2.0, this payment gateway also features support for WooCommerce Subscriptions and Pre Orders.

Purchase our Braintree extension.

First Data 3.0

Released in July, First Data 3.0 also features support for WooCommerce Subscriptions and Pre Orders.

Purchase our FirstData extension.


17 Responses

  1. Bill
    August 29, 2013 at 3:37 pm #

    Can we get a live preview of the product documentation? I don’t care about the backend that seems simple enough but would like to see how it is laid out and how the actions on the page work.

  2. Jon
    August 29, 2013 at 3:57 pm #

    I’m confused what the difference is between Amazon Payments Advanced (which is free) and Amazon Simple Pay (which is $79). They both appear to be the same thing?

    Also do either of them work with Amazon UK?

    • Matty Cohen
      August 29, 2013 at 4:05 pm #

      Hi Jon. 🙂

      The main different between the two Amazon extensions is where the checkout happens.

      With Amazon Payments Advanced, the checkout itself happens on your own website, while with Amazon Simple Pay, the customer is redirected to a page on the Amazon website where the checkout commences.

      As for whether or not these extensions work for the UK, this would be down to whether or not these payment methods are available through Amazon in your region. If they are, these extensions should be fine. I’d advise contacting Amazon directly on that, though, as there may be certain regions they don’t currently support.

      • Sandie
        August 29, 2013 at 4:45 pm #

        WooCommerce isn’t listed on the UK solution providers page, so on the face of it the UK may not be supported.

      • Leokoo
        September 13, 2013 at 6:28 pm #

        How long will the Amazon Advanced Payment be free? Or will we be charged later on? If it’s free forever, why only 1 year license?

    • Beka RIce
      August 29, 2013 at 4:52 pm #

      Hi Jon,

      Check out this Comparison Guide for information on all Amazon gateways offered through WooThemes:

      Hopefully that helps!

      • Ryan Ray
        August 29, 2013 at 4:59 pm #

        Always a great resource, we’ll get it updated as well with correct information ASAP. 🙂

    • Robert Jamison
      August 29, 2013 at 5:11 pm #

      Heya Jon,

      I work at Amazon Payments. As Matty indicates, the big difference is the new plugin lets customers pick an address and payment method using widgets embedded directly on your site.

      I’m afraid all the plugins for Woo are only supported for sites based in the US, though we’re working hard to bring the the UK soon.

      You can get in touch with us directly at

  3. douglsmith
    August 29, 2013 at 5:13 pm #

    Will Product Documents work with variable products? If so, can the documents change based on the variation? I didn’t find anything in the documentation regarding variable products at all.

    • Justin
      August 29, 2013 at 5:45 pm #

      Hey Doug, thanks for the question. Product Documents will work with variable products, though the current version will show the same document set for all variations. We are updating the documentation to make this more clear, thanks for pointing that out. If there’s interest in having the documents change based on variation, it’s definitely something we’d look into with a future release; though the challenge there is in fitting the documents into the small product admin variation configuration.

  4. Matt
    August 29, 2013 at 5:19 pm #

    Your “Amazon Payments Advanced” sales page – – says that NO SSL is required. However, your comparison page – – says that it is.

    Please correct / clarify. This is probably responsible for at least some of the confusion?

    • Joel Bronkowski
      August 29, 2013 at 10:52 pm #

      Hey Matt,

      Thanks for pointing this out. We’ve updated the product page to accurately reflect Amazon Payments Advanced.

    • woj1s
      September 3, 2013 at 9:22 pm #

      So it looks like you need an SSL with Amazon Payments Advanced.

  5. daileycon
    August 29, 2013 at 7:47 pm #

    Does anyone know how “Amazon Payments Advanced” will work with my current Paypal Advanced extension since they both seam to modify the check out page?

  6. aky007
    August 30, 2013 at 5:12 pm #

    Product Documents is really amazing. However, i am still waiting update to Woocommerce Product Vendor extension. Keep On Wootheme!!

  7. Loretta Blair
    September 13, 2013 at 1:13 am #

    Someone ordered products from my site and chose to pay by cheque. Does this mean its an echeck or am I waiting for the check to come in the mail?