The WooCommerce FirstData plugin is an extension for WooCommerce that allows online merchants to accept credit card payments directly on their site using First Data’s payment gateway.
First Data is one of the largest payment processors in the world, with a wide range of payment processing solutions for merchants of all sizes.
This plugin supports two gateway modes: Clover Gateway and Payeezy Gateway. With the Clover Gateway, merchants can accept credit card payments via Clover directly on their website, while the Payeezy Gateway lets them accept credit card payments via First Data directly on their website and supports TransArmor tokenization.
Merchants can also upgrade to Payeezy (with Payment.js library) for improved security and reduced PCI compliance burden.
The plugin offers exceptional features such as accepting all major credit cards, enhanced payment forms, mobile-friendly checkout, detailed decline messages, and TeleCheck support for eCheck processing.
It also allows customers to securely save multiple credit cards to their accounts for faster checkout using TransArmor tokenization.
There’s no limit to the number of cards a customer can store on their account. Customers can also add new methods or remove payment methods from the My Account page.
With the FirstData extension, merchants can decide what their checkout process will look like while keeping the customer on their website for the entire process.
This gives maximum control over the customer experience with maximum customizability. The mobile checkout is enhanced as well, offering automated card formatting and numerical fields for easier input.
Merchants can capture previously authorized transactions directly from the WooCommerce Edit Order screen rather than logging into their Payeezy control panel to do so.
Shop employees can also process refunds for an order paid for with First Data directly from within WooCommerce.
The FirstData extension also supports Soft Descriptors for businesses that operate multiple websites using a single merchant account.
Soft Descriptors allow for a secondary business name, address, and phone number to be recorded in the customers’ credit card transactions.
Merchants can take customers’ payment information upfront and then automatically charge their payment method once the pre-order is released.
Overall, the WooCommerce FirstData plugin offers a seamless, simple checkout experience with enhanced features and support for various payment processing solutions, making it an ideal payment gateway for online merchants using WooCommerce.