Chippin is a shared payment gateway that allows you, the merchant, the ability to offer group buying for a single order. This means that a customer can split the cost of a purchase with other people.
At the end of the checkout process, the customer can choose to “Pay by Chippin” and their basic details are sent across to Chippin with your unique order reference. The customer can then invite others to chip in for the item(s) they are purchasing.
Chippin is a simple ‘plug-in’ that integrates quickly and seamlessly into your online checkout. It enables consumers to easily split the cost of an online transaction safely and securely to their own and your benefit.
The features of Chippin provide a compelling option for merchants that are not currently maximising the opportunities of the gifting market or group purchases. Consumers benefit from a simple solution to share the payments required to purchase a gift or group purchase.
New customer acquisition
Chippin gives direct contact with previously unseen and/or unknown customers – i.e. it gives access to those indirectly buying through others (e.g. tickets, gifts, holidays etc.). Whether a contributor accepts or declines the invitation, they are redirected to the merchant’s website – better than any normal referral.
The social reach of Chippin allows customers to target higher price points – i.e. more people splitting the cost.
Boost the brand
Increase traffic to and engagement on the website, providing a new, valuable service to consumers. Also, provides other marketing and promotional opportunities – e.g. special promotions for group purchases and/or the organisers of group purchases.
Allays traditional fears
Chippin eliminates the anxiety of today’s manual group paying process – e.g. people failing to commit, having to chase payment; being paid in cash all at once (e.g. ticket sales); and being left ‘out of pocket’.
Saves time and energy
simple set-up, invitation and tracking process makes activating and managing a Chippin transaction an easy, fair, and pain-free process. By choosing to guarantee the full amount, the instigator can also ensure a successful transaction.
Opportunity to ‘buy better’
Chippin helps to make the more aspirational affordable for all – i.e. a group of friends are more readily able to consider higher priced items in a trouble-free manner.
There is no cost for having Chippin as an option in the online checkout. Chippin only deducts a service fee when a customer completes a successful transaction – i.e. when they successfully reach their monetary target within the allotted timeframe.
To view the fees for using the Chippin service view our pricing structure.
This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.
- Upload the plugin files to the
/wp-content/plugins/plugin-namedirectory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
- Use the Settings->Plugin Name screen to configure the plugin
- Enter your Merchant ID and Merchant Secret supplied by your Chppin account manager
- Do I need a Chippin account to use the module
You need a merchant account to configure the integration. Customers do not need an account and can pay using credit and debit cards.
- DO I need a Stripe account
You need a Stripe account to connect to your merchant account.
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Contributors & Developers
“WooCommerce Chippin Payment Gateway” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
Interested in development?
- Add filtering to error reporting to limit scope to just Chippin
- Update the payment method display during checkout
- Add a link to explain what Chippin is during checkout
- Correct a reference error
- Ensure the cart is emptied
- Correct exception creation during dependency tests and bootstrap
- Update documentation and assets.
- Initial release.