a few months ago, we started working on the re-branding of our Invoicing plugin.
Because of all the new features, the name “Invoicing plugin” was starting to sound reductive.
Today, after a soft launch that went on for the past few weeks, we are officially re-launching it with a new name:
The easiest and fastest way to start selling online with WordPress
Back then, we decided to also make it work as a standalone plugin, to allow users to send quotes & invoices, and receive payments for their freelance work.
Today, you can still use the GetPaid plugin as a Payment System for other plugins.
Users can still send Quotes & invoices and receive payments.
However, we also extended it with quite a few new exciting features that allow anyone to start selling online with WordPress within minutes.
You can sell things like services, digital products, and physical products too.
GetPaid is ideal for anyone who, for any reason, thinks that setting up an entire WooCommerce store for what they need, is overkill.
You can also use our payments plugin to accept donations and as a crowdfunding solution.
In this blog post, I will recap and showcase every payment solution the GetPaid plugin offers you.
- Payment System for 3rd Party Plugins.
- Invoicing System For Professionals.
- Buy Now Buttons.
- Optimized Check-out Forms.
GetPaid is by far the most feature-rich FREE WordPress payments plugin to quickly start receiving payments online.
Let me show you why:
Payment System for 3rd Party Plugins
This is what this plugin is originally for accepting payments for every listing sold through a GeoDirectory powered website.
With just a few lines of code, any plugin will be able to create a new GetPaid Item and send its users to a GetPaid check-out form to complete a sale.
The GetPaid plugin will also create an invoice for each transaction.
Using GetPaid as the payment system for their plugins, WordPress developers will save countless hours of development.
They will be able to offer several Payment Gateways to their users without forcing them to install a heavyweight plugin like WooCommerce.
In a future blog post, we will provide a complete tutorial with a real-world example of how to accept payments for a 3rd party plugin with GetPaid.
Invoicing System For Professionals
We didn’t change anything about these features.
Freelance professionals can still send Quotes & Invoices, accept payments through a vast array of Payment Gateways and even manage subscriptions.
Let me show you how quickly the above can be done.
Create an Invoice with GetPaid
after installing and activating GetPaid, a new menu will appear on your WP dashboard.
Click the Invoices link and next to the Add New button.
You will find the Add New Invoice Screen.
Here you will find 5 sections:
- Billing Details
Here you add Customer Details by selecting an existing customer or adding a new customer.
An Item is whatever you are selling:
A product, a service, a fee, or whatever you want to trade in exchange to a payment.
Here you can add an existing item or create a new item.
You can invoice using 3 templates:
- Amount only
You will also be able to set the currency.
New items created here will be available for future invoices too.
For new Items you can:
- Set the Item Price
- Enable option to let customers name their price (with a minimum amount if needed)
- Enable Recurring Payments for the online subscription business (daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly subscriptions and many more options)
- Enable Free Trial
- Add an Item Description
This is the description text that appears on the invoice.
- Invoice Date
- Invoice Number
- Email CC
These can be private notes that you leave for yourself and your team or notes that are sent to the customer too.
Save & Send
After completing the section previously described, save the invoice and that will send an email to the customer with a link to the invoice.
The invoice will look like this:
The customer will be able to pay it online through the Payment gateway of choice, by clicking the “Pay for invoice” button.
This is it, now let’s see how you can sell items even when you are sleeping and generate passive revenues and income.
Buy Now Buttons
There are items that are unique for one customer, like the fees associated to designing and developing custom websites.
According to the customer’s requests, the cost may vary.
But if you are selling maintenance fees or SEO services, the prices will probably be fixed according to the level of service provided and most likely these fees will be recurring.
You can sell similar items on any page of your website and start earning passive revenues.
Of course, you can sell a lot more than just services. You can sell physical products, digital downloads, tickets, accept donations or funding, and a lot more.
After you created your item, on the Item Info Section on the right sidebar, you’ll find the shortcode to publish the “Buy Now” button on any page of your website.
Surely, you can also use a Gutenberg Block, a WordPress Widget or just a custom URL into any link or button from any page builder like Elementor, Beaver Builder, Divi, or Oxygen.
This is ideal for Sales Funnel and Landing Pages. When clicked, the buy now button will expose the Checkout form inside a lightbox window modal.
If you wish to see a few examples of this in action, you can check our demos:
Buy Now Button Demos
- productized service with subscriptions | for any kind of service
- physical product one-time fee | for any kind of physical product
- digital product PWYW with min amount | pay what you want options
Optimized Check-out Forms
One-page checkout forms are the best converting one. If the checkout form is placed inline on the landing page showcasing a product, conversion goes up even more. Especially if the checkout form is as streamlined as possible.
GetPaid allows you to create a custom check-out form for each Item, service, product, or fee that you are selling on your website.
You can then add the checkout form anywhere on your website, just like our “Buy Now” buttons.
- This shortcode [getpaid item=525 button=’Buy Now’] will output the “Buy Now” button for the item with id 525.
- This shortcode [getpaid item=525] will output the default checkout form for the Item with id 525.
- This shortcode [getpaid form=527] will output the custom checkout form with id 527. To which you can attach one or more items when creating the custom form.
Add one or more items with a fixed price and one with a recurring fee on the same Optimized checkout form.
Create a checkout form with only the fields to request an email and credit card number (for Digital Services and only if paid via the Stripe payment gateway).
Or create a form requesting as much info as you want, using the following fields:
- Text Input
- Discount Input
- Price Input
- Price Select
- Total Payable
- IP Address
You can also add as many items as needed and let users:
- Buy all items on the list
- Select a single item from the list
- Or Select one or more items on the list
- Select a single item from a dropdown
If you wish to see a few examples of Optimized Inline Checkout Forms, you can browse our demos:
Optimized Checkout Form Demos
- service retainer and recurring payment | a 1-time fee + a recurring fee
- physical product subscription | for recurring payments
- digital product with variations | 2 SKUs to choose from
We also created some other examples, you can see them all here in the GetPaid official DEMO
Free Stripe Payment Gateway
To celebrate the release of the GetPaid plugin, we decided to release the Stripe Payment Gateway as a free plugin that can be found on the WordPress.org repository.
The Stripe Payment Gateway was our best-selling add-on for the Invoicing plugin, so we hope you’ll appreciate it.
New Premium Add-ons and Payment Gateways
We updated all Add-ons and Payment Gateways of the Invoicing plugin to work with GetPaid too and we’ll keep adding new Payment gateway like the Square Payment Gateway for GetPaid that we just recently released.
We also already added a new extension: Digital Downloads for GetPaid. Paired with the inventory add-on (to be released soon), you could use it to sell Event Tickets.
In the near future, we will also release an Upsell, Downsell, and Product Bump add-on, a Wallet add-on (Marketplace?), and plenty of other extensions. Most of them fully integrated with GeoDirectory.
We hope you’ll enjoy the GetPaid plugin and if you have any feedback, please don’t hesitate to share it with us.