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Accept Payments for your Events with First Data Payeezy

First Data Payeezy is an on-site payment method for Event Espresso for accepting credit and debit cards and is available to event organizers in many countries.

This payment method uses the Direct API so your guests for your event will register and pay on your website. Card types such as Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover JCB, and Diner’s Club are supported.

Learn more about First Data Payeezy for Event Espresso.

Check out the documentation for First Data Payeezy which has information on getting set up.

If you need help with First Data Payeezy, then feel free to reach out in our support forums so we can assist you in moving forward with your project. Have an Everything support license for Event Espresso 4? Your account was automatically updated to include this add-on.

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QuickBooks Payment Gateway Now Available

quickbooks payment gatewayThe EE4 QuickBooks Payment Gateway is an on-site payment method for Event Espresso for accepting credit and debit cards and is available to event organizers in the United States.

Features

  • Accept Major Credit Cards / Debit Cards – Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®, Discover®, Diner’s, JCB
  • Customers never leave your site during checkout
  • Track and manage your registration
    transactions in QuickBooks

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Direct On-site Checkout

Using the Intuit QuickBooks Payment Gateway add-on keeps the customer on your site for the entire process, providing a slick checkout process for the user.

Easy and secure credit card processing for event ticketing

The Intuit QuickBooks Payment Gateway add-on provides an advanced payment integration for Event Espresso while providing the security and reliability that comes with using Intuit for payment processing.

If you need help with QuickBooks, then feel free to reach out in our support forums so we can share feedback and help you move forward with your project. EE4 Everything License holders have had their accounts updated to include this gateway.

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Flexible Payment Method Now Available

flexible payment methodsFlexible Payment Methods is an off-line payment option for Event Espresso for accepting payments. You can provide your registrants/attendee with specific information on how to pay for their registrations (e.g. call a phone number to pay, pay at the event, etc).

With this payment method, you can provide instructions to your registrants/attendees on how to pay for their registrations. Here are some examples:

  • Thanks for starting registration. Call us at 800-555-1234 to complete your payment. We accept all major credit cards.
  • You can pay the day of the event. Be sure to arrive early. We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express.
  • Please send us a payment through Square Cash to the following email address: hello@example.com

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Works great with the Payment Methods Pro add-on!

Be sure to check out the Payment Methods Pro add-on if you would like to offer certain payment options for some events. For example, you could offer one payment option for one event and a different payment option for all other events. BE sure to check it out!

If you need help with the Flexible payment method, then feel free to reach out in our support forums so we can share feedback and help you move forward with your project. EE4 Everything License holders have had their accounts updated to include this gateway.

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iPay88 Payment Gateway Now Available

Hello everyone! Just letting you know that we have a new payment gateway (iPay88) available to Event Espresso 4 users in Malaysia.

iPay88 Payment Gateway

iPay88 is a leading payment provider in Malaysia. iPay88 offers many payment options to their clients including credit/debit cards, direct debit for countries like Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, New Zealand, Australia, China, and alternative payment options like AliPay, Paysbuy and more.

ipay88 payment gatewayiPay88 also is able to process payments in multiple currencies depending on your account, some of those include Malaysian Ringgit(MYR), US Dollar (USD), Yuan Renminbi (CNY), Euro (EUR), Pound Sterling (GBP) and more.

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MasterCard internet Gateway Service (MiGS) Payment Gateway Now Available

Hello everyone! Just letting you know that we have a new payment gateway (MiGS) available for Event Espresso 4 users.

MasterCard internet Gateway Service (MiGS)

The MasterCard internet Gateway Service (MiGS) payment method provides fast and secure electronic credit and debit card processing for your ticket sales and event registrations.
MasterCard internet Gateway Service (MiGS)
MiGS is a popular payment gateway throughout many parts of the world. It is usually bundled in by banks when they sell you a merchant account.

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Authorize.Net eCheck Payment Gateway Now Available

Hello everyone! Just letting you know that we have a new payment gateway (Authorize.Net eCheck) available for Event Espresso 4 users.

Authorize.Net eCheck

eCheck.Net (eCheck Payment Gateway) is Authorize.Net’s exclusive electronic check processing solution. eCheck.Net enables event managers already processing credit card transactions through the Authorize.Net Payment Gateway to offer their customers an additional payment option.

echeck-logoThe Authorize.Net eCheck Payment Gateway allows online event managers to accept and process electronic check payments from consumer and corporate bank accounts – directly from your event website. eCheck.Net makes it easy for online businesses to add an electronic check payment option to their Web site.

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Developer’s Guide to Payment Methods for Event Espresso 4.6+

Welcome! Let’s take a brief look at the payment methods as of Event Espresso 4.6.

In the Beginning…

In the old days of Event Espresso (EE3), all of the “payment gateways” (as we called them, then) were included in the core Event Espresso file system, which made the overall file size rather large and unwieldy over time. Some gateway folders ended up weighing in at around 2 – 3 megabytes each!

One of the many reasons we rebuilt Event Espresso 4 (EE4) from the ground up, was to make the gateway system more modular. So, in the beginning, we decided to build a simple payment gateway interface, that included only four of our most popular online payment gateways from EE3.  This approach allowed us to ship a working product, or rather a Minimum Viable Product (MVP), while allowing our developers time to fine tune Event Espresso and rebuild the entire gateway system.

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Developers submit your add-ons to our Third-party Add-ons Directory.

Fast Forward to Event Espresso 4.6

We’ve now finished the “Gateway Rewrite”, or GWRW as we called it, in Event Espresso 4.6 and things are looking pretty sweet for Event Espresso gateway developers. We are now taking the approach of renaming “payment gateways” to “payment methods” in Event Espresso 4.6.

Payment Methods are now modular, and can be developed as an Event Espresso add-on. This allows us to keep EE4 core code and files lightweight, while providing our developers, as well as any third-party developers more flexibility to add new features, without lots of bloat.

As of  Event Espresso 4.6, developers are now invited to start developing new gateways, by following our in-depth payment method documentation.

Getting Started!

Ok, so you’re ready to build your own payment method? Head over to the EE4 Payment Method Development page on our developer documentation website.

Don’t forget, in order to give you a head-start, our developer’s have created an Add-on Skeleton that has  two working payment methods in it: one onsite and the other offsite. Of course neither actually communicates with a Payment Gateway, that’s what you’re going to do by following our gateway documentation!

The skeleton add-on is located in the event-espresso-core/tests/mocks/addons/new-payment-method. Currently the “tests” folder isn’t included by default in order to reduce plugin size, so you’ll need to get it from our github repo.

How Does the New Payment Method System Work?

In Event Espresso 4.6+, payment methods are PHP classes and associated files that take care of accepting payments from customers. They  define a form for its settings, possibly a form for billing information which can be displayed during Single Page Checkout, and possibly a gateway class which takes care of communicating with a payment gateway (eg Paypal.com) to actually transfer funds from the customer to you. They fall into 3 general categories:

  • ONSITE (where the customer enters their billing info directly on your site, and your site transfers billing data to the payment gateway directly),
  • OFFSITE ( where the customer is redirected to the payment gateway, enters their billing info, and then returns to your site afterwards), and
  • OFFLINE (where payment is marked to occur offline without a separate payment gateway).

Payment methods are more narrow in scope than EE Modules, and are generally placed in an EE4 Add-on. If you are building your own Payment Method as an add-on, please feel free to use our sample “New Payment Method” Add-on. For details, see the section Using the New Payment Method Add-on Skeleton section of our documentation.

What’s Next?

So, you’ve created a new gateway, and now you want to release it to the Event Espresso 4 community? First you need to decide if you want to sell and support the gateway, release it for free with limited support, or just keep it to yourself. Here’s some helpful tips on where to go next:

  • Selling & Supporting Your Custom Gateway – The best option is to list the plugin for sale on your website, using a shopping cart system, such as Easy Digital Downloads or eJunkie. Once the plugin is available on your website, please let us know so we can list it for you.
  • Release for Free With Limited Support – There are a few possible options. The easiest is to just release the plugin on Github. If you want other Event Espresso and WordPress users to find it easier, you can post it on WordPress.org plugin repository. Once you’ve uploaded it to one, or both of these locations, please let us know so we can list it on our website for you.
  • Keep it to Yourself – This is by far the easiest option, but no one else benefits from your hardwork 🙁

Wrapping Up

We hope that our gateway documentation works as a helpful guide to incorporating your own payment methods in Event Espresso 4. If you have technical questions, please feel free to post in our support forums. Developers with access to Event Espresso on Github can post questions there.

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