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Introducing Native Wallet System in WP Crowdfunding plugin

Background

A crowdfunding website lets the visitors post projects and raise funds to help transform their ideas into real products or services. Here, the website owner is a middle-party who is just building a bridge between the project owner and the persons who are backing those crowdfunding projects.

Once a backer pledges money to a project, that amount needs to be deposited/transferred to someone else’s financial account. The website administrator decides the primary destination and the final disbursement method of these raised funds. There are several options to do this, including:

Normal Payment Method: Here all the money first goes to the admin’s financial account, and then the admin sends the funds to the project owner. If the site owner wants to keep a commission from the raised funds (as a website/platform service charge), they need to do it manually.

Adaptive Payment Method: It’s an advanced payment method that makes money transaction lot easier for both parties- the site admin and the project owner. The adaptive payment system automatically sends the commission to the site authority there is a payment. At the same time, the project owner also gets their portion of that pledge. PayPal Adaptive and Stripe Connect payment systems make this hassle-free transaction possible.

What’s Native Wallet System?

WP Crowdfunding WordPress plugin development team developed Native Wallet System. It tracks all successful pledges/orders and calculates the amounts and the commission to the crowdfunding site authority. When a project owner withdraws a sum, the Native Wallet System adjusts the account accordingly.

Native Wallet

Why Native Wallet System?

PayPal Adaptive and Stripe Connect payment systems are not available to all users. PayPal is not operating in all countries. Stripe also has this limitation. Again, for some special purposes, like local/direct cash payment transactions, PayPal Adaptive and Stripe Connect would not work. In such situations, WP Crowdfunding’s Native Wallet System comes into the game.

WP Crowdfunding Native Wallet system keeps track of every successful pledge/order placed on a crowdfunding project. It automatically calculates the payable amount to the project owner and what will be the commission amount for the website owner. The crowdfunding site authority generally charges the commission amount as a fee to use their platform.

Please note, If you use the Native Wallet System, you must not use any other adaptive payment system simultaneously. This cautionary measure is important to avoid conflicts in the calculation.

What’s Inside the Wallet System?

The Native Wallet System has a detailed dashboard where there is funding information It displays the project goal, the raised amount, the admin commission, the percentage of the fund raised/remaining and so on.

The project owner gets a button when there is a withdrawable amount in the fund.

The withdraw button is not visible until the minimum amount is pledgedNative Wallet withdraw button

Once a project owner submits a withdrawal request, the crowdfunding site admin reviews the request and can release the fund thereafter. The Wallet System reflects these actions on the project account.

Our commitment to offering the best ever crowdfunding experience made us think about such a convenient wallet system. Our effort would only mean justified if users find this Native Wallet effective. Share your Native Wallet experience with us via comments. Happy crowdfunding.

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3 Comments

  • cvaj864
    July 6, 2018

    does this wallet have any gateway fee? since paypal and stripe does.

    • cvaj864
      July 6, 2018

      also, do they have to deposit before we can donate/back a campaign?

  • Roch
    May 14, 2018

    Can you explain the payment process in more detail? It’s not very clear what the different options offer.

    For example, are payments processed when someone makes a pledge or only after a certain amount is obtained? Do the funds initially go to the site administrator who then distributes them to the project owner or are two payments collected from donors, one for the site administrator and one for the project owner.

    If you could provide a very basic and very detailed step-by-step explanation of how payments are collected, processed and distributed, I think it would help people to understand your plugin better.