Accept Payment Gateway

Get online payments for your event registrations and ticketing using our event registration plugin and Accept.

Event organizers like you trust Event Espresso for planning art classes, conferences, nonprofit events, festivals, and more! Create an event registration form on your WordPress website with Event Espresso’s event registration plugin so you can receive payments from your attendees for their event registrations using Accept. The Accept payment gateway is a replacement for the SIM service which is being closed by


Why Accept?

authorize_net-logo is available to event organizers in the United Kingdom, Canada, United States, New Zealand, and Australia. Combine an event registration plugin like Event Espresso with Accept so you can receive payments instantly as attendees register and pay online for their event registrations through Accept.


Our event organizers prefer Accept so they can receive online payments from major credit cards like VISA, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express for their event registrations.

With a merchant account from, you can start accepting online payments securely for your event registrations using Accept. Sign up today for a new merchant account on


How do I get started with Accept for my event registrations?


Are you currently using Event Espresso for your event registrations on your WordPress website? Event Espresso includes a payment gateway for AIM. Accept is a replacement for the SIM service which is being discontinued by

Here is a comparison of the registration flows between SIM and Accept (uses the Hosted option): SIM

1) An attendee starts their registration from the event page by making a selection
2) They enter their registration information
3) They are sent to a page on to pay
4) The attendee is returned to your website to view their confirmation Accept Hosted

1) A attendee starts their registration from the event page by making a selection
2) They enter their registration information
3) They pay and see their confirmation on your website

There are less steps needed to register and pay which means a faster registration experience for your attendees and registrants. Accept is a replacement for the SIM service which is being closed by

If you want to use Accept, then you can purchase the Accept extension for Event Espresso here while logged into your account on You’ll then see Accept in your downloads area in the lower right of your account page.

Need a support license for Event Espresso?

Here are the steps to get started with Event Espresso and Accept right now.

1) Join other event organizers who trust Event Espresso for their event registrations and purchase a support license for Event Espresso today

2) Afterward, you’ll be logged into your new account on and, a welcome email will be sent to your email address

3) Follow the quick start guide for Event Espresso to get up and running quickly with your events through Event Espresso and Accept

If you need a merchant account with, then you can sign up for one right now on


Frequently asked questions about the Accept payment gateway


Is a WordPress website required?
Event Espresso is a plugin for WordPress so you’ll need a website running WordPress to use Event Espresso. If you don’t currently have a website, then check out Event Smart where you can receive online event registrations through

How can I set up a recurring payment, payment plan, or a subscription through Accept?
Recurring payments, payment plans, or subscriptions are not currently supported in the Accept payment gateway. When an attendee pays for their event registrations with Accept, they pay up front so, you receive your funds right away.

When I refund a payment, does it also refund through Accept?
Refunds in Event Espresso 4 are currently a two-step process. First, apply the refund through the transaction details screen of Event Espresso in your WP-admin (WP dashboard). Then log in to your merchant account and process the refund.

Is an SSL certificate needed for Accept?
A dedicated SSL certificate is required if you are accepting payments on your website.

Do I need to be PCI compliant?
Compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) is required if you are processing, storing, or transmitting credit card data. Event Espresso helps you by using the Accept Hosted option for payment processing which uses an iframe, and we recommend using a dedicated SSL certificate on your website.

View more information on PCI compliance from


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The Accept payment gateway documentation can help you with questions like:

– How do I install the add-on on my WP website once I’ve purchased it from
– How do I set up the extension once I install and activate it on my WordPress website?
– What are some common questions about the add-on?

Check out the documentation for the Accept payment gateway.

Still, need more help? Log in to your account on and get help from our support team today.

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