We’re thrilled to announce several upgrades to our store features that will improve payment processing and shipping options for your music and merch sales!
First, we’ve integrated Stripe for payment processing. In addition to PayPal, your fans can now choose to checkout using Stripe for credit card payments.
We’ve also integrated with EasyPost to give you more powerful shipping options when selling merch through your website.
These integrations come with lots of benefits for both you and your fans. Check out this video to see Stripe and EasyPost in action, or read on for all the details!
Reliable payment processing with Stripe
Stripe is an extremely reliable payment processor, and we’ve integrated it into your store options because they’re well known for their consistent service.
You can of course continue to use PayPal to process your music and merch sales, or use both. But we recommend at least having Stripe as an option for your fans at checkout.
Stripe charges 2.9% of the sale, plus 30¢ for each transaction, which is the same as PayPal. And of course, Bandzoogle doesn’t take any cut of your sales!
Better checkout experience for your fans
As part of the Stripe integration, the purchase page itself got a big rewrite. The page now has its own URL, along with a nice clean design:
So your fans will no longer be taken away from your website when buying music and merch like with PayPal. Instead, they’ll be taken to a checkout screen right on your site to enter their payment and shipping details.
Better mobile experience
The new purchase pages were designed to be mobile-friendly. Stripe's own check-out window (where your fans enter their payment information) is also beautifully designed for mobile devices!
This will give your fans a much better experience on mobile, and make it even easier to buy music and merch from your store with their phone or tablet.
To start using Stripe, you’ll just have to sign up for an account. But don’t worry, it’s free, and really easy to set up! Check out the video here for more details.
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Powerful new shipping tools for your merch sales
Along with Stripe, we’ve also integrated with EasyPost, giving you access to powerful new shipping tools for your merch sales!
Here are just some of the benefits of using EasyPost:
Integrates with USPS, UPS, FedEx, DHL, and more
Lets you purchase labels from USPS, UPS FedEx, and more (which saves time figuring out shipping costs, and cuts down on the wait at the store!)
You can track your packages
You can insure your packages
If you sign up for EasyPost, we'll use it for calculating shipping on any physical orders through your merch store. Their service starts at just 1¢ per package. You can check out more about what they offer here.
We've also added an optional 'handling' charge to store items, which you can use in conjunction with EasyPost. This will help you manage the shipping costs of oddly-sized merch items.
To start using EasyPost, you’ll just have to sign up for a free account. Check out the video here which shows you how to set up your account and connect it to your Bandzoogle Store, as well as a look at the shipping options EasyPost has to offer!
Other shipping options
EasyPost gives you even more tools to help ship your merch items, but it isn’t mandatory to use.
You can still use the manual shipping options through your Bandzoogle Store, or the PayPal shipping settings if you prefer to continue to use those.
Note: to continue using your PayPal shipping settings, you’ll need to use PayPal exclusively for payment processing, and not have Stripe enabled.
With these new store upgrades, we’ve now started to send purchase notification emails any time you make a sale. You’ll be sent a list of the purchased items from the customer, as well as their shipping and address information at the bottom of the message.
So we hope you’ll enjoy using these new payment and shipping tools, and sell even more music and merch through your website!
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