While WooCommerce Payments expands to five new English-speaking markets, the WooCommerce team offers some insight into developing a product for an open-source platform.
WooCommerce Payments is an extension available for merchants who use ecommerce open-source platform WooCommerce to power their business online and accept payments. It was developed by product teams at WooCommerce consisting of over 50 people, including developers, designers, and more.
Britni McCotter, payments business operations lead at WooCommerce, joined the company three years ago. For the last two and a half years, she’s been leading the effort on WooCommerce Payments, which launched last summer.
McCotter says that while the WooCommerce platform is built to be extensible, flexible, and customizable, they prefer to power its plugins and extensions with APIs and interfaces that are stable and well-documented. In this case, WooCommerce partnered with Stripe to leverage the Stripe payments API, which powers the back-end of WooCommerce’s payments solution.
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