8 Plugins for running a successful WooCommerce site in New Zealand

Photo credit; Yasuhiro Chatani

Photo credit; Yasuhiro Chatani

Doing business in New Zealand is now easier than ever. It’s a market that is embracing technology in all its forms and is ripe for new business opportunities. Here are eight WooCommerce plugins to make your ecommerce site more Kiwi-friendly.

1. Fastway Shipping Pro by ospayment.com

The Fastway Shipping Extension provides a low cost, reliable, local, short haul and national courier distribution service across key regional and metropolitan locations in New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, Northern Ireland and South Africa.

2. Certitrade Payment Gateway

The Certitrade Payment Gateway is a gateway plugin that extends WooCommerce, allowing you to take credit card payments via Certitrade, a Swedish online payment service provider. Certitrade can take payment in the following currencies:
  • New Zealand Dollar
  • Swedish Krona
  • Danish Krona
  • Norwegian Krona
  • Icelandic Krona
  • Euro
  • US Dollar
  • English Pound
  • Australian Dollar
  • Canadian Dollar
  • Japanese Yen
  • Swiss FrancTurkish Lire

When a customer’s order goes through, the user is taken to Certitrade to make a secure payment. No SSL certificate is required on your site. After payment, the user is taken back to your thank you page.

3. DIBS Form

DIBS Form is a gateway plugin that extends WooCommerce and allows you to accept payment via DIBS.
When an order is placed, the customer is taken to DIBS to make a secure payment. Because DIBS handles the payment process for you, no SSL certificate is required on your site.

After the customer completes their payment, the order is confirmed and the user is taken to the thank you page on your site.

DIBS Payment Services is a leading Scandinavian online payment service provider and can take payment in the following currencies:

  • New Zealand Dollar
  • Danish Krona
  • Euro
  • US Dollar
  • English Pound
  • Swedish Krona
  • Australian Dollar
  • Canadian Dollar
  • Icelandic Krona
  • Japanese Yen
  • Norwegian Krona
  • Swiss Franc
  • Turkish Lire

To get started with DIBS you will need an agreement with DIBS, as well as a redemption agreement with your bank.

4. eWAY

The eWAY extension for WooCommerce allows you to take credit card payments directly on your store without redirecting your customers to a third party site to make their payment. Everything happens right there on your checkout page.

The eWAY payment gateway for WooCommerce makes use of eWAYs Rapid 3.0 API with Beagle anti fraud support and support for Beagle Alerts that you can set up through your MYeWAY section.

By using eWAYs Rapid 3.0 API there is a single end point for processing payment, meaning you only need this one extension to take payment through any of eWAY’s processing countries:

  • eWAY New Zealand
  • eWAY Australia
  • eWAY United Kingdom

eWAY uses DNS technology to ensure your payment is routed to the correct country.

The eWAY payment gateway for WooCommerce requires your store to use either New Zealand Dollar, Australian Dollar or Great British Pound as currency to function.

5. eWAY NZ Shared Gateway for WooCommerce

eWAY is the market-leading New Zealand payment gateway with full PCI compliance. eWay offers ecommerce solutions for businesses to start online credit card processing quickly and securely by allowing your WooCommerce site to accept Credit Card payments for your site with your eWay account. Using this plugin, you don’t need to worry about customers’ credit cards details, as those are being taken and processed by eWay on there PCI compliant secure servers.

It features fast, simple setup, free 24/7 support, powerful payment products, dozens of partner banks and value pricing plans. To ensure that your business has immediate access to a large customer base, Visa and Mastercard are standard inclusions in every eWAY account.

6. iPay88 Gateway

iPay88 is a leading payment provider in Malaysia and offers many payment options to their clients including credit cards, debit cards, direct debit and alternative payment options like AliPay, Paysbuy and more for countries like:

  • New Zealand
  • Malaysia
  • Thailand
  • Philippines
  • Australia
  • China

iPay88 is also able to process payments in multiple currencies depending on your account, including:

  • Malaysian Ringgit(MYR)
  • US Dollar (USD)
  • Yuan Renminbi (CNY)
  • Euro (EUR)
  • Pound Sterling (GBP)

iPay88 Payment Gateway extension provides an easy and seamless integration to the iPay88 system. It employs the redirect method of payment. Your customers will be redirected to iPay88′s secure page, where they will choose the payment method they would like to use and proceed with the payment. After they have paid for their order, they will be returned to your site and presented with a Thank You/Receipt page.

7. New Zealand Post

This plugin lets you offer your customers New Zealand Post rates , which are pulled directly from their API.The extension requires that your store uses NZ Dollars as currency and New Zealand as the base country. It primarily works with mm and kg, but other units can be converted automatically.

Other features:
Enable/disable, edit the names of services and add costs to them.
Pack items individually or using the built in box packer.

8. WooCommerce New Zealand Post Shipping Calculator

New Zealand Post Shipping Calculator adds automatic postage calculations for New Zealand WooCommerce users.

Features

  • Domestic (New Zealand) and International shipping
  • Choose which (if any) International countries you will allow postage too
  • Optional Handling Fee to change on top of New Zealand Post fee
  • Allows customers to get a quick postage quote by simply entering their country or postal code
  • Adds multiple products together and works out the cost of them combined

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