Take payments via Virtual Card
The Virtual Card Services (VCS) extension for WooCommerce adds support for accepting payments using the South African payment processing platform, Virtual Card.
VCS allows customers to pay for their purchases via an easy-to-use credit card processing system.
When a user elects to pay for their order using VCS, they are redirected to your merchant account on the VCS website where they are requested to make payment via their credit card.
VCS handles the payments and redirects your visitors back to your website where they can continue browsing through your store.
The Virtual Card Services (VCS) Virtual Terminal extension allows you to accept payments on your WooCommerce site using the South African payment processing platform.
Customers are directed to your merchant account on the VCS website to complete payment with their credit card, then brought back to your website where they can continue browsing.
You must have:
An active VCS Virtual Terminal account
South African Rand set as your payment currency.
Installing VCS Virtual Terminal
Purchase and download the plugin zip file from WooThemes.
Contact VCS for your Terminal ID.
Log in to your WordPress Admin. Click on Plugins | Add New from the left hand menu.
Select Upload, then Browse to find the zip file on your computer.
Select the zip file.
Click OK and then Install Now.
Activate the plugin.
Configuring the gateway
To configure the plugin:
Go to: WooCommerce > Settings in the left-hand menu
Select the top tab Payment Gateways. Virtual Card Services should be an option on the list.
Select the link for Virtual Card Services at the top of the page.
Select Enable this payment method.
The “Title” option allows you to determine what your customers will see this payment option displayed as. You might choose for this to be something like “VCS” or “Credit card”
The “Enable Test Mode” option allows you to test transactions with this payment gateway to ensure your details are correct. These transactions are then logged for your reference during testing. See below for testing details.
Your “Terminal ID”, supplied by VCS.
Your “Personal Authentication Message”. This should be the exact same text in both your WordPress admin and your VCS virtual terminal.