After we started using Spree for development of e-commerce stores for our clients, we often found the clients looking for different modes for achieving more conversion.
From statistics it was visible that end users need more convenience in their hands while shopping online, particularly in the developing nations where credit card penetration is relatively low. In such environment, Bank Transfer appears to be another practical way by which consumers shopping online can make payments for their order.
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Bank Transfer or BT, is a payment method which gives user the freedom to do an offline/online transaction to the Merchant’s account directly. The user deposits the amount into Merchant’s bank account, which is specified on the checkout page. The end user, on the other hand, after transferring order amount into Merchant’s account, needs to login and provide the payment transaction details with the specific order.
After having BT as payment method for few e-commerce stores we decided to create an extension for it in order to help other SpreeCommerce developers. Since Vinsol has been releasing gems for Ruby on Rails too, this seemed to be a better idea to release extensions for Spree.
Visit Vinsol’s Github Page for this extension
BT extension is a simple yet powerful option, which adds a new Payment method into the system with in minutes of installing. In order to show how this extension can help the Merchants and the developers, we have added a screencast for it.
In case the developers want to make any changes in this extension, they can easily customize it per the business needs.
This screencast is the first in this series of extensions, to view more screencasts from Vinsol search for “screencast” tags.
Updated At: 15.07.2014