The European market is characterized above all by its diversity. Stores from all over Europe offer their customers a wide range of products and their very own customer journey. E-commerce is undergoing more constant change than ever before. With all these rapid changes, it can sometimes be very easy to lose sight of the big picture. Just when companies decide to jump on a trend, it's already over or outdated.
But one trend that will hold its own in the long term is the offer of pan-European payment methods in online stores. Sooner or later, the business should also extend beyond its own national borders. In doing so, it is important to address the international clientele and ensure that the joint journey does not end in the middle of the checkout process.
MolliePay: Tapping into the European shopping market in Smartstore
Whether it's common payment methods such as Apple Pay, PayPal, Credit/Debit Card or country-specific methods such as iDEAL, Belfius Pay and eps. With the integration of MolliePay in Smartstore, there are no limits to processing orders in B2B and B2C internationally. In the following sections, we show how store operators can make their own store ready for pan-European sales without any effort.
Linking your own smartstore store with MolliePay
To access MolliePay's features in Smartstore, store operators need to access the navigation menu. About Plugins > Manage Plugins and users will reach the option Upload Plugin . The MolliePaY plugin can be selected and clicked on Upload & Install to add it to the plugin list . If the plugin does not appear there, reload the list.
After clicking Install the plugin will be available for use in the store. Under Configuration > Payment Types is MolliePay is listed. In this area store owners can activate or deactivate the plugin.
Under Configure the individual Live API key can be entered. To access this store operators must log in to https://my.mollie.com/dashboard/login?Lang=en login.
At the same time, this step provides the option to activate the respective booked payment options in the Smartstore backend.
Test the optimized checkout process
Next, check whether the plugin works properly in your store. For this, you have the option of performing a test payment with MolliePay using the Test API key.
Add any product from your store to the cart and simulate a purchase by proceeding to checkout. Select under the step Payment the payment method MolliePay
Select the checkbox.
In the next step, you will be redirected to Mollie's checkout. There you will see the order amount and the test payment notice. The order will now appear in the store backend under Sales > Orders .
Here you as the store operator can also manually edit the status of the order.
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