Bitcoin and Altcoin Payment Gateway - CoinGate

Bitcoin and Altcoin Payment Gateway - CoinGate
Please note that we do not serve U.S. registered businesses due to regulatory reasons yet.

Accept cryptocurrency payments in your OpenCart store with CoinGate - our fully automated payment processing and invoice system makes it easy, convenient, and risk-free for you and your customers.

With a simple installation of the CoinGate OpenCart extension in your store's checkout, customers can pay for your goods and services with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, and XRP, among 50+ other altcoins.

With CoinGate’s OpenCart plugin, merchants can also receive real-time settlements of cryptocurrencies in Euros - payouts are made directly to your bank account. This way, businesses are not exposed to price volatility risk and can enjoy fixed payouts no matter the cryptocurrency’s price.

Alternatively, store owners can choose to receive payouts in cryptocurrency as well.

Features:

  • The gateway is fully automatic – set it and forget it.
  • Receive automatic payment confirmations and order status updates.
  • Set your prices in any local fiat currency, and the payment amount in cryptocurrency will be calculated using real-time exchange rates.
  • Customize the invoice – disable/enable cryptocurrencies, change their position on the invoice, and more.
  • Select the settlement currencies and payout options for each crypto-asset;
  • Use a sandbox environment for testing with Testnet Bitcoin.
  • No setup or recurring fees.
  • No chargebacks – guaranteed!


Functionality:

  • Extend invoice expiration time up to 24 hours (if payouts are in BTC).
  • Accept slight underpayments automatically.
  • Refunds can be issued directly from the invoice and without the involvement of the seller.


How it works - an example:

  1. An item in the store costs 100 euro.
  2. A customer wants to buy the item and selects to pay with Bitcoin.
  3. An invoice is generated and, according to the current exchange rate, the price is 10000 euro per bitcoin, so the customer has to pay 0.01 bitcoins.
  4. Once the invoice is paid, the merchant receives 99 euro (100 euro minus our 1% flat fee), or 0.0099 BTC.


If you’re having trouble installing the plugin, check our blog for a more in-depth description at https://blog.coingate.com/2017/03/install-coingate-opencart-bitcoin/

To use a plugin, a business is required to pass the verification or apply for a trial account first.

Any questions? Write to our support team at support@coingate.com

Installation

1. Check that OpenCart FTP configuration is fine

To do this, open up the OpenCart FTP configuration in the Admin panel. You can do that from the menu bar on the left: click on System > Settings, then click Edit and go over to the FTP tab.

In the FTP tab, enter FTP Host, Port, Username, Password, Root directory (FTP Root), if the details are missing. Under Enable FTP, choose Yes. Do not forget to save your settings.

2. Download appropriate CoinGate extension for OpenCart

Download the appropriate CoinGate plugin for your OpenCart version either from the official OpenCart Marketplace, or from our GitHub Repository.

Please pay attention to which extension version you are downloading, since they are different for OpenCart 1.*, OpenCart 2.0-2.2, and OpenCart 2.3+ (and 3.0+).

3. Install the OpenCart Bitcoin extension for versions 2.0+

For OpenCart 1.* versions, continue reading on https://coingate.com/plugins/opencart

Once you have downloaded our OpenCart Bitcoin plugin for versions 2.0-2.2 or 2.3+, go back to the Admin panel. Click on Extensions > Extension Installer. Click Upload, located and select coingate-opencart.ocmod.zip you just downloaded, and click Continue.

After the process is complete, under the Progress bar you will see a message indicating that our Bitcoin extension has been successfully installed.

4. Enable CoinGate payment extension in OpenCart settings

For OpenCart 2.0-2.2, in the Admin panel, go to Extensions > Payments, find Bitcoin via CoinGate and click Install.

For OpenCart 2.3 and newer (including OpenCart 3.0+), in the Admin panel, go to Extensions, select Payments from the dropdown list, find Bitcoin via CoinGate and click the green “+” sign to install.

You will then see a confirmation message, indicating that ‘you have successfully modified payments’.

5. Enter API credentials and configure your Receive Currency

If you have not yet created your API credentials (App ID, API Key, API Secret), then it is a good time to do this now in your CoinGate account dashboard (see top of page for instructions).

For OpenCart 2.0-2.2, in the Admin panel, go back to Extensions > Payments, find Bitcoin via CoinGate, but this time, click Edit. Enter your API credentials here. If you are using our sandbox environment for testing, turn on the Test mode. Remember to save your settings.

For OpenCart >= 2.3, in the Admin panel, go back to Extensions, select Payments from the dropdown list, find Bitcoin via CoinGate and click Edit. Enter your API credentials here. If you are using our sandbox environment for testing, turn on the Test mode. Remember to save your settings.

For all versions: set the Receive Currency parameter to the currency in which you wish to receive your payouts from CoinGate. Please note, if you set it to EUR or USD, you must pass Level 2 Merchant verification before you can receive payouts (by uploading your identification, business registration and address proof documents). If you set Receive currency to BTC (Bitcoin), then verification is not needed.




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3.0.0.0, 3.0.1.1, 3.0.1.2, 3.0.2.0, 4.0.0.0_b, 2.3.0.0, 2.3.0.1, 2.3.0.2, 1.5.4, 1.5.4.1, 1.5.5.1, 1.5.6, 1.5.6.1, 1.5.6.2, 1.5.6.3, 1.5.6.4, 2.0.0.0, 2.0.1.0, 2.0.1.1, 2.0.2.0, 2.0.3.1, 2.1.0.1, 2.1.0.2, 2.2.0.0, 3.0.0.0, 3.0.1.1, 3.0.1.2, 3.0.2.0, 4.0.0.0_b

Last Update
1 Dec 2020

Created
7 Jul 2015
1856 Downloads
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