Recognizing what a true pain setting up an eCommerce solution can be for small businesses, a number of startups have launched products that aim to simplify the process. PintPay, Chargify, Recurly and CheddarGetter are a few of the that enable sites to accept payments without having to deal with merchant accounts, complex fees and hiring developers for implementation.
Another option for accepting payments online is WePay, which recently launched a basic online shopping cart tool called. It comes in two flavors: WePay Stores, a fully hosted storefront and Embeddable Stores, which offers the same functionality but allows you to embed it directly into your company’s site for a more seamless user experience.
You can see the product in action over at StartupTees.com, who are using it to sell their especially geeky variety of Web startup merchandise. On their site, browsing items and adding them to the shopping cart are done seamlessly via a lightbox-style pop out. To finish the transaction, users are taken to a page hosted on WePay.com.
The company also launched the beta of its new checkout API, which it began rolling out to select developers this week, enabling them to build deeper integration between company’s Websites and the WePay payment platform.
WePay’s pricing model foregoes set-up fees and monthly charges in favor of having users pay 3.5% of every transaction made.