Secure Trading is a powerful, UK-based alternative to the more well-known payment providers such as PayPal and Stripe, which allows WordPress site owners to process payments simply through the WooCommerce platform (typically at a lower transaction cost than its competitors). We’d been working with Secure Trading for a while, looking after the older version of their plugin that had been developed by a third party, when we began to explore the possibility of creating a new, improved and even more secure version of the plugin. The challenge was simple, take what we already have and make it better, slicker and most importantly, more secure.
What We Did.
Working with the in-house development team at Secure Trading, we started from scratch in detailing the must-have and must-do elements of the new plugin. We set about building a rock-solid solution with standard onsite payments and also 3D Secure Authentication options at its core. 3D Secure a security protocol that prevents fraud in transactions using credit and debit cards online.
Using our WordPress, WooCommerce and integration expertise we developed a new piece of tech for launch onto the WordPress Plugin Repository, working with the Secure Trading API and the WordPress REST API in order to process transactions securely.
Unlike its predecessor, this new payment plugin is built to include payment card tokenisation, allowing websites to save credit card tokens, to support repeat payments and subscription models within WordPress.
The plugin has been approved by WordPress and is live on the marketplace to use for free with WooCommerce (subject to an account with Secure Trading).