Plugin of the Month: WP SmartPay – a powerful solution to accept one-time and recurring payments

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As authors of several well-selling plugins, we are always on the lookout for plugins/platforms that makes sales easier for us and provide a smooth purchase experience for our clients. Recently we stumbled upon an amazing plugin – WP SmartPay and I thought why not introduce it as our Plugin of the Month

The WP SmartPay Plugin

WP SmartPay plugin is a no-frill option to sell digital products and accept payments to run your business online. Most times you don’t need a sophisticated store, cart, or checkout process to sell your digital products or take payment. With this powerful plugin, you can create a super-simple, no-fuzz sales process without setting up a shopping cart. 

We’ve created this plugin to help creators earn money without any hassle. Today creators, SMBs are taking benefit of our simple and easy-to-use interface and collecting/raising money for their cause or from clients.

Parvez Akther (CEO, ThemeXpert)

Getting to know the WP SmartPay Plugin

Built with ReactJS, it is a lightweight plugin. Also, the admin UI is super fast as it’s a SPA (Single Page Application) and communicates over Ajax. Upon activating the plugin, a new menu item “SmartPay” will appear. 

WP SmartPay plugin dashboard

The video under “Getting Started” gives an introduction to the background of the plugin and about its workings. The SmartPay Dashboard is minimalistic with just the Monthly Revenue Report and recent payment details. You can download the report if needed in SVG, PNG and CSV format. Now let me introduce you to the other excellent features of this plugin. 

Digital Products & Pricing

As expected, you can add as many digital products as you like. The design of the Product page needs special mention because there is no way even a non-technical person can go wrong here. The design is intuitive and totally non-confusing. 

Pricing Variation in WP SmartPay

Now to the most impressive part – the Pricing options. You can choose a one-time payment and set the minimum base price of the product and the discounted sale price for the customer or set up a recurring payments scheme complete with installment plans, initial setup fees, billing period and trial periods. 

Payment Options

From the settings page, you can choose the page, coupon and currency settings. You can accept payments with Stripe, PayPal, bKash and Paddle on your WordPress site in no time. The free version currently supports only PayPal which is not a bad deal. 

The option to generate Coupons will be really useful when you want to run a discount sale for your products. 

Powerful Form Builder

The SmartPay Form is powered by Gutenberg and there is no need for any coding knowledge. With the available blocks of Gutenburg, you can design your preferred form design in no time. The simple drag & drop interface payment form builder really makes things smooth. You can create any kind of payment form, including one-time, recurring, and custom payments to accept donations or product/service payments.

The form has 3 default fields – First Name, Last Name and Email. These cannot be deleted but you can add any number of fields to customize your form easily. Then Publish the Form and copy the shortcode from the top right. You can embed the copied Shortcodes to your desired place to display the form.

All the payment forms of WPSmartPay are responsive for all devices too.

Simple one-click Checkout Process

With WPSmartPay plugin, you can say goodbye to the traditional cart process. Your customers can select the product of their choice, confirm the Payment Gateway and click on the Payment Button. No more fleeing of customers due to complicated check-out process.

Why should you try WP SmartPay Plugin?

The plugin will help sell your digital products, accept donations, take service payments or manage product downloads with ease straight from your WordPress website. It also provides a simple workflow to upload a product, create variations, and attach the files to it. The other reasons to use it include:

  • Super easy to use and does not call for any coding knowledge.
  • Does not need any additional plugins to create coupons or provide recurring payment options. 
  • Supports a wide range of currencies
  • Option to customize payment success/failure pages and emails.
  • Sell the products with multiple variations 
  • Embedded & overlay form display options
  • GDPR Friendly

SmartPay Plugin Pro Version

A pro version of the plugin is available and currently, 3 plans are available – Essential, Business and Agency starting from $99/year. One downside is they don’t offer a trial but they have a 14-day money-back guarantee. 

Final Thoughts

This plugin is an ideal solution if one is looking for a simple, lightweight, and no-frills alternative for plugins like Easy Digital Downloads, GiveWP, and even WooCommerce to some extent. It is perfect for sites selling just a few products, charities or NGOs accepting donations and consultants/agencies/freelancers selling one-time and recurring services. It is guaranteed to provide a pleasant checkout experience to your customers too.

Please do try out the plugin and let us know your thoughts in the comments below. 

Also read: Plugin of the Month December 2021 – Publisher Media Kit
Also read: Plugin of the Month November 2021 – Spotlight Social Media Feeds

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