As essential as the WooCommerce platform is in a WordPress site for selling online, most developers would agree the plugin has limited functionalities. Fortunately, there are tons of extensions and add-ons, and a few good WooCommerce support service providers, available for sellers to perform the needed customization. Bolt Checkout is one such robust plugin that has been a compelling solution when it comes to boosting sales and providing decent security.
So, this article is about Bolt Checkout, the plugin; how it works, what it does, and how it benefits the sellers as a whole. However, before we dive into all those details, we will first provide a brief concept of Bolt, as a company and WooCommerce, the open-source platform.
As eCommerce is the way most businesses are operating right now, WordPress introduced an open-source eCommerce solution name WooCommerce, which is primarily free to use. So, if you are a small business and have a WordPress site, you can quickly set up your online store in a matter of minutes, and start selling your products and services.
Now, with the growing business demands, every seller needs additional features, from a design perspective to the functions. That is where WooCommerce started building extensions and addons. Soon, 3rd-party companies joined the queue and began developing unique features which one can integrate into the WooCommerce modules. Then comes the popular payment gateway companies, and started developing payment solutions that can work with WooCommerce.
Bolt is one of such payment gateways, who has built a plugin, which you can use to not only accept payments from your customers but also to boost sales performance. They name the plugin as Bolt Checkout. There are a ton of appealing features that Bolt Checkout do offer, prior to receiving payments; something we will learn now.
There are loads of benefits of using Bolt Checkout integrated into WooCommerce. They are as follows:
Before we go on install Bolt Checkout and set it up, it would be best to know the prerequisites first:
Now once we have a clear view of the prerequisites, let us discuss the installation process. There are two ways you can install the plugin. Let us know them both:
Setting up Bolt Checkout is easy and quick. Go to WooCommerce settings, and click on Payment, where you can see all the payment gateways listed. You should see Bolt Checkout as well. Then click on ‘Manage.’ Then you need to fill up all the keys which you should have if you own a verified account. Then save the changes and your Bolt Payment gateway is good to go. You can then accept payments.