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Stripe and Stripe Checkout payment plugins for VirtueMart 4 released

Stripe and Stripe Checkout payment plugins for VirtueMart 4 released
20 January 2024

Another day — another great news! We are thrilled to announce the release of two payment plugins - Stripe and Stripe Checkout for VirtueMart.

These Stripe plugins are compatible with the latest version of VirtueMart 4.0+ and PHP 8.3+ ready.

VirtueMart is probably the first e-commerce component for Joomla and its history begins since 1997 (26 years now!) when it was phpScript. Later script was adapted to Mambo CMS times and later migrated to Joomla. VirtueMart is the most famous e-commerce platform for Joomla and is represented at many marketplaces.
The product is still continuing its development and there is version for Joomla 4.

We could not miss such important product and have released a payment plugins which integrate VirtueMart with a very popular payment platform Stripe. With Stripe plugin you can accept payments inside your site's checkout page without leaving the site.
With Stripe Checkout all payments are processed at the external page (payment gateway's side) which guarantees secure payment — a user sees that the transaction is being processed by Stripe inc.
And both plugins have an ability to include additional payment methods to make process the payments using local payment services which is more user friendly. Customers will choose the payment method they prefer to use in their region.

Let's compare the official Stripe plugin with our solution:

Features Stripe plugin Stripe Checkout plugin
Price/license 3 domains for €39,95 3 domains for €39,95
Secure connection Yes Yes
Accept all major cards Yes Yes
Additional payment methods yes yes
Checkout page Inside the e-commerce store (VirtueMart) At the external page (Stripe)

Discover Stripe Pro for VirtueMart

Discover Stripe Checkout Pro for VirtueMart

Here is a list of additional payment methods which you can enable for customers to accept payments in addition to cards:

  • Klarna (Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the United States)
  • Sofort/Sofortüberweisung (available in 13 countries)
  • giropay (Germany)
  • Afterpay/Clearpay (available in 7 countries)
  • iDEAL (the Netherlands)
  • Bancontact (Belgium)
  • Swish (Sweden)
  • EPS (Austria)
  • FPX (Malaysia)
  • OXXO(Mexico)
  • Przelewy24 (Poland)
  • Alipay (China)
  • WeChat Pay (China)
  • Apple Pay (international)
  • Google Pay (international)

Why Stripe?

Stripe is a popular international system for secure online payments using bank cards. Simply put, Stripe acts as an intermediary between the buyer and the seller, who makes a secure payment in terms of information security. Stripe solves all card payment problems, including card storage, recurring payments, and bank account withdrawals.
The Stripe system is distinguished by high speed of payment processing and security, and from a business point of view, very convenient means of integration with sites (especially for programmers).

Both plugins are extensible with extra payment methods what makes it more suitable for end users to user their local payment methods. And yes — both Stripe plugins also accept card payments.

Dmitrijs Rekuns

A Joomla enthusiast and web developer who has been working with Joomla since 2007. I work in the banking sector. What excites me most is developing extensions.

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