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Sep
26

Say “Hello!” to Braintree’s payment processing

As I’ve already mentioned back in May, one of the things that a part of our team was working on over these past couple of months was the following:

We wanted to replace the old and clunky payment processing setup that we’ve been using on SpinRewriter.com since 2011, and integrate something much more modern, flexible and user-friendly.

What am I referring to? Well, for the past 6 years, the only way of getting access to Spin Rewriter was going through PayPal. So, when you wanted to sign up for Spin Rewriter access and you clicked that button, you were first automatically redirected away from our website — to PayPal’s website. Then you needed to log into your PayPal account, click “Confirm” a bunch of times on the following pages, and then (hopefully) find a teeny tiny “Return to merchant” grey button just to find your way back to us. It was kinda… meh.

And then, if you decided to purchase one of our cool power-ups, like the WordPress Plugin and the WP license that comes with it, you had to do the whole dance again. Our website -> PayPal -> login -> click click -> hopefully find your way back -> done. Again, kinda… meh. 😀

So we’re all super excited to announce that we’ve now rolled out a brand new Braintree integration across the entire Spin Rewriter website. Here’s just some of the benefits:

  • You can sign up for Spin Rewriter using your PayPal without ever having to leave our website. It all happens inside a user-friendly pop-up thingy.
  • You can now also sign up for Spin Rewriter using your credit card, also without having to leave our website! You just type in the card details, and you’re good to go. This wasn’t (at all) possible until today.
  • If you decide to purchase one of our cool power-ups, it’s as easy as clicking a button. You don’t need to repeat the entire dance, you just get what you wanted to get. It’s pretty cool.
  • It all looks about a thousand times more modern and worthy of the year 2017. 😀

Oh, and — as an added benefit — we should be able to support additional payment methods in the future much more easily. So, if our customer support desk starts getting bombarded with requests for Apple Pay, Android Pay, Venmo, or Bitcoin support — we should be able to roll that out rather quickly, too! 😀

Go check it out — we’re really happy about this!

May
3

Tired of the clunky payment process?

As I’m sure you know, the entire payment processing aspect of Spin Rewriter runs on PayPal. Yes, you can use a credit card through PayPal, but it all still goes through them.

Which is great — but our payment process implementation has stayed largely the same since 2011 and while it’s served our customers incredibly well, it seems a bit clunky from a fresh, 2017 point of view.

You know how you’re taken to PayPal’s website when you want to sign up for your Spin Rewriter access? Then you need to log into your PayPal account, click “Confirm” a bunch of times, and then find a teeny tiny “Return to merchant” button to find your way back to us.

And if you then decide to purchase a cool power-up, like our WordPress Plugin and the license that comes with it, you have to do the whole dance again. Our website … PayPal … login … click click … find your way back … aaah, here we go. 😀

In the world of Apple Pay, contactless cards and Bitcoins that doesn’t really seem to cut it anymore, does it?

Which is why we’ve decided to team up with Braintree on this!

We’re now hard at work to completely revamp our payment process, but here are the highlights:

  • In addition to accepting PayPal, we’re now also integrating full support for separate credit card processing, right within our website
  • We’ll be able to add Apple Pay, Android Pay, Venmo and other relevant payment methods super easily in the future
  • No matter which payment method you pick, you’ll be able to complete the purchase right from our website, without being taken anywhere else
  • When you decide to purchase a power-up, you’ll be able to do that with a single click instead of repeating the whole dance
  • … Plus, it’ll all look a thousand times better. 😉

We’ve already got a lot of this working in our super secret Spin Rewriter development lab. 😀 And we couldn’t be more excited to bring it to you as soon as we can!

 

 

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