July 22, 2024

Stripe Payment Gateway For WooCommerce is Now Free

WooCommerce has recently announced that its Stripe payment gateway extension is now a free product.

So far, the Stripe payment gateway was a paid addon for WooCommerce, the popular eCommerce plugin for WordPress sites. Its pricing began from $79 for a single site license, and went up to $199 for 25 sites.

However, going forward, the Stripe payment gateway will be free for all WooCommerce users. It means you can incorporate Stripe as a payment mechanism on your WooCommerce websites without having to spend any extra money.


This news comes shortly after Stripe announced its plans of going beyond US markets, allowing entrepreneurs around the world to use Stripe to setup businesses that are truly global in nature. Obviously, Automattic is counting on this strategy and looking to project WooCommerce as a viable eCommerce solution for entrepreneurs who might be keen on setting up online businesses anytime soon.

As of now, Stripe is not available in most parts of the world, albeit it is in private beta in certain countries such as Mexico, Switzerland and Singapore.

Automattic have not commented as regards their plans of offering free payment gateways for any other payment solutions vis a vis WooCommerce.

What do you think of this move by WooCommerce team? Share your views in the comments below!

Download the Stripe payment gateway addon for WooCommerce here.

Sufyan bin Uzayr is a writer, developer, and coffee-lover. He has authored several books and writes for various publications. You can learn more about his work at his website.

One Comment

  1. Lauhakari [mikko] Reply

    Well,actually… Stripe IS available in a pretty few countries outside US, like the UK and the nordic countries. It’s also in beta in at least 14 countries.
    The plugin price change might have to do with Stripes new Stripe Atlas on the other hand – which will let you create a business in the U.S.

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