Did you get an email from WordPress.com a couple of days ago about taking payments on your WordPress.com site? If you have a Personal plan or greater * then you will have received the email.
The email explained that WordPress.com has partnered with Stripe to give website owners a simple and secure way to collect both one-time and recurring payments. It’s a way to sell products, digital downloads, services, memberships, and exclusive content, or as a way to collect donations and tips.
Tamara and I use Stripe as the payment gateway on our self hosted WooCommerce website, so I already know how easy and reliable it is to use Stripe.
Now that same ease of use has come to WP.com. And to use it you just need to add the new Payments block to any post or page on your site, and connect your Stripe account. The Happiness engineers at WP.com will help you create an account if you don’t already have one.
Here’s what else WP has to say:
you can try the Personal plan risk-free. If you aren’t totally thrilled with everything it has to offer, simply let us know any time during the first 30 days and you’ll receive a full refund.
If you decide to cancel your plan after you’ve already accepted our free custom domain, the domain is yours to keep. We simply ask that you cover our costs for the registration.
Which brings me back to my earlier post on thinking of a product. I think I have an idea now, so watch this space.
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And because I don’t like to leave a post without an image, here is my favourite duck of happiness.