The best payment providers for your WooCommerce webshop

To launch a successful WooCommerce webshop, you need a payment provider.

To launch a successful WooCommerce webshop, you need a payment provider. A payment provider provides payment methods such as iDEAL, credit card, PayPal, Klarna and many others. Thanks to these payment providers, your customers can pay in your webshop with their preferred payment method. The payment provider then ensures that the money actually ends up with you. But how do you decide which payment provider best suits your WooCommerce webshop?

What should you pay attention to when choosing a payment provider?

Depending on your wishes, there are a number of things you should pay attention to before you choose a payment provider.

  • Which payment methods does the payment provider offer and do they meet your needs?
    Read here what the 4 most popular payment methods in the Netherlands are.
  • What rates do the payment providers use and what are you content with?
    Don’t be blinded by the rates. A payment method such as iDEAL often saves money and can be very helpful if you do a lot of transactions, but if you are a starting entrepreneur, then rates may not be the most important. Then look at the ease of use and reliability of the payment provider.
  • What is the payment provider known for? Read reviews about the payment provider.
    There are dozens of payment providers in the Netherlands, each with a different expertise. See what the payment provider is known for and choose from there which one best suits your webshop. One payment provider is very powerful in the technical aspect, the other focuses more on service. Something for everyone!

Specifically: which payment providers are best for your WooCommerce webshop?

1. Adyen

Adyen is known for facilitating online and physical payments for large companies. Think of names like Netflix, Uber, Microsoft and many others. As a payment provider, Adyen has always focused on these large companies. In this way they have their technology and service at a high level. Now it’s time to support starting and medium-sized webshops as well. Why? They also deserve the best payment experience!

Pros of Adyen and WooCommerce

  • Local payment methods in over 40+ countries
  • Online and physical payments
  • A plug and play WooCommerce payment plugin developed by Woosa
  • The best technology, service and payment experience

Cons of Adyen and WooCommerce

  • Official onboarding can take up to 2 weeks
  • Rates are in line with the market but not always the cheapest

The Adyen WooCommerce plugin supports the following payment methods: iDEAL, Bancontact, SOFORT, Giropay, Credit card (Visa, American Express, Maestro, Mastercard, Discover, Diners, Cartes Bancaires, China UnionPay and JCB), PayPal, WeChat Pay, Alipay, Google Pay, SEPA direct debit, Klarna, Klarna Recurring, Boleto.

2. Mollie

Mollie is one of the most well-known payment providers in the Netherlands for WooCommerce webshops. Why? They facilitate all basic payment methods, necessary for the Dutch and Belgian market and you can literally be live within 1 minute with live payments in your webshop. Mollie is extremely suitable for starting web shops and is mainly known for its ease of use and powerful technology.

Pros of Mollie and WooCommerce

  • All necessary payment methods for the Dutch and Belgian market
  • A plug and play WooCommerce payment plugin
  • Accept live payments in your WooCommerce webshop within 1 minute

Cons of Mollie and WooCommerce

  • At the time of writing, Mollie’s service is known as not thinking along and slow
  • Only full coverage for the Dutch, Belgian and (a little bit) German market
  • Only one post-payment method: Klarna

The Mollie WooCommerce plugin supports the following payment methods: iDEAL, Bancontact, SOFORT, Giropay, Credit card, PayPal, SEPA direct debit, Klarna, Bank transfer, Belfius Direct Net, EPS, KBC/CBC, paysafecard, Przelewy24, MyBank and Voucher.

3. Pay.nl

Pay.nl is a Dutch payment provider based in Enschede. They are best known for their technology and wide range of services. For example, they not only facilitate online payments, but also physical payments by means of ATMs. The payment provider Pay.nl mainly focuses on the Netherlands and Belgium, but also facilitates a number of European payment methods.

Pros of Pay.nl and WooCommerce

  • All necessary payment methods for the Dutch and Belgian market
  • Some payment methods for the European market
  • Online and physical payments
  • An existing WooCommerce payment plugin

Cons of Pay.nl and WooCommerce

  • Onboarding can take a few days
  • Existing WooCommerce plugin looks complicated for a less technical person
  • Offer a lot of irrelevant payment methods

De Pay.nl WooCommerce plugin ondersteunt de volgende betaalmethoden: Alipay, Amazon Pay, American Express, Apple Pay, AfterPay, Billink, Carta Si, Capayable, in3, Carte Bleue, Click and Buy, CreditClick, Cashly, Good4Fun, Dankort, De Cadeaukaart, EPS, Fashioncheque, Fashion Giftcard, Achterafbetalen.nl, Gezondheidsbon, Giropay, Givacard, Google Pay, iDEAL, SEPA direct debit, Klarna, Maestro, Minitix SMS, Bancontact, Multibanco, Mybank, OK Payments, Overboeking, Przelewy 24, Payconiq, PayPal, Paysafecard, Telefonisch betalen, Podiumcadeaukaart, Postepay, SOFORT, SprayPay, Tikkie, Trustly, Visa/Mastercard, VVV Giftcard, Webshop Giftcard, Wijncadeau, WeChat Pay, Yourgift en Yehhpay.

4. Stripe

Last but not least, Stripe! Stripe is the only non-Dutch payment provider in this row. However, they are making great strides and becoming. For example, they offer Dutch payment methods such as iDEAL and SEPA direct debit. In addition, Stripe mainly focuses on the design of the payment process. This makes the payment experience for your customer reliable and customer-friendly.

Pros of Stripe and WooCommerce

  • Local payment methods in 25+ countries
  • A plug and play WooCommerce payment plugin developed by WooCommerce

Cons of Stripe and WooCommerce

  • The Stripe WooCommerce plugin is rated with 3 stars
  • Stripe is not a Dutch party
  • Stripe was founded with a focus on credit card payments
  • Onboarding for Dutch payment methods can take longer than desired
  • Limited payment method in the WooCommerce plugin

The Stripe WooCommerce plugin supports the following payment methods: iDEAL, Credit card, SEPA Direct Debit, Bancontact, SOFORT, Giropay, EPS, P24, Alipay and Multibanco.

Other payment providers for your WooCommerce webshop

There are of course more payment providers suitable for your WooCommerce webshop. However, we speak from experience about the above WooCommerce plugins and payment providers. That is why we only recommend the above payment providers for WooCommerce. However, the choice remains yours!

Jessica Risch has been active in the e-commerce industry since 2013 and is the founder of Woosa. With her passion for technology and design, Jessica characterizes herself as a creative and committed sparring partner with the aim of making online business easy. With her start-up Woosa, she makes advanced WooCommerce plugins simple and within reach for both starter and advanced webshop owner.

Jessica Risch
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