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Payment Gateways Supported by Spree

Posted on July 15, 2014 by 3llIdeas

Exploring the Payment Gateways Supported by Spree

Any merchant who ventures to mount his or her store online will inevitably have to choose which payment collection methods to implement. It is important to users that they have different payment options to choose from, so they can select the one they are most comfortable with. This point is crucial, as it can often determine whether or not the user will complete the checkout and finish the sale.

Has picking the right gateway proven to be a dilemma with your e-commerce project? Maybe we can you help you with Spree Commerce, the complete e-commerce solution.

For practical reasons, Spree Commerce does not have an out-of-the-box payment gateway, so that your users can configure the desired system at the point of store development. Today, we will give you important guidance to some of the payment options Spree offers in its e-commerce platform.

Active Merchant

The first point to consider is that Spree implements the use of an extension called active merchant. This extension has been developed by Shopify and been made available to the community as open source software. Any project developed in Ruby on Rails, like Spree, can have access to all the payment platforms that will support this language. You can see a list of supported platforms here, highlighted by Redsys, Paypal and many others that will support both international and national level of payments.

Extension Specific Payment

We can also find various payment gateways that are open source and supported by Spree. What interests us most is the implementation with Paypal, which is supported by Spree’s innovative integration method.

Specific Extension Development

In the unlikely even that we would like to implement a special payment management system, it would be easy to have them quoted and modified. The Spree architecture allows you to easily manage and monitor transactions that are adapted to the requirements of the store.

Let’s take a look at some of the extensions available with Spree commerce, with a special focus on those used in Spain.

• Redsys implements credit card payments in a very large network of banks. You can find more information on Redsys here
• Paypal can be integrated to be used in a number of different ways, including making the checkout through paypal, or use as a direct payment gateway
• Transfer payment is not technically a payment method, since the transaction is not routed through any bank. However, it is worth mentioning due to its popularity as a payment method in Spains, and is a very popular payment method in our store.
• International Services are coming to Europe, and are very easy to integrate with and operate. Some are more expensive than others, but they are worth investigating. Some worth mentioning are Brainfree, Spreedly and Stripe, because they are easy to implement and have reasonable cost.


We must decide on what payment methods we implement regardless of installation with Spree, as the will not be a problem integrating with this platform. Instead, the true worry lies in the cost of each transaction, the security filters that apply to our customers, and the service that they will give us if any incident were to occur.

About 3llideas

3llideas was born as a commmercial enterprise with a mission to leverage growth of internet retailers. 3llideas specializes in development and implementation of online stores, using Spree’s opensource software to come up with the best e-commerce solutions. 3llideas offers a flexible solution that lets you differentiate and integrate your online store with your business in mind, and develops your internet channel with your specific objectives.To view this original post in its Spanish format, click here.

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Announcing the Newest Spree Commerce partners

Posted on July 09, 2014 by Alexander Diegel

Announcing Spree Commerce’s Newest Partners

Through the last two months, Spree Commerce has been busy forging new partnerships to help test the limits of e-commerce technology—and then surpass them. Without further ado, get to know the newest batch of Spree Commerce partners.

Associate Partners

Amplemind is a team of experienced software engineers and designers who are passionate about technology and user experiences. Amplemind believes that well-designed and functional software can improve people’s lives, and do so by combining languages, frameworks, APIs and libraries to deliver great user experiences. Amplemind has offices in Sinaloa, Mexico and Vancouver, Canada.

The Cloud is now mainstream, but the skills and experience to design, build and operate quality apps in the cloud are not easy to find. So, after ten years of building and operating cloud applications for themselves, its founders started Cloud Castle, a boutique development firm that helps startups and growth companies convert ideas into reality. If you have an idea, Cloud Castle will make it happen.

Premier Partners

Founded in early 2013, Big Astronaut started as a product development team for clients that were looking to create, or radically rethink, their existing web applications. When dealing with e-commerce, Big Astronaut believes that, though there can be tremendous complexity behind the scenes, creating a simple customer experience is paramount to success. The company spans across the United States, with offices in Austin, Chicago, and Denver.

Just like you, Intridea believes that bits and bytes, pixels and palettes have the power to make our world a better home. That’s why they work with clients who are heavyweights in their trade, and startups who dare to think differently. Your ideas inspire Intrideans to fire up their Macbooks every day, and, in turn, bring your ideas to life. Intrideans make interfaces that delight users. They make apps that push technology past its limits. They make products that touch lives and move industries. Why? Because they want to help you leave your mark on this world.

We are very proud to be able to call these innovative companies Spree certified partners, and look forward to help take e-commerce technology to the next level together. Want to join these technological standouts as a partner? Learn about the process here.

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The Largest Multi-Tenant Deployment of Spree

Posted on July 02, 2014 by Melissa Pegus

Spree Commerce and GoDaddy: The Largest Multi-Tenant Deployment of Spree

GoDaddy Online Store is taking Spree to altogether new dimensions of scalability and user experience, as one of the largest multi-tenant deployments of Spree. We plan to scale Spree to a huge number of hosted stores (hundreds of thousands) and plan to add thousands of new stores every month. At the same time, it’s very simple to use, and enables small-to-medium businesses the ability to build, manage and operate e-commerce websites easily without the need of any technical know how. The event will be hosted on Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM PDT in Sunnyvale, CA.

We are very thankful to the Spree community and excited about making significant contributions to it. These contributions are, and will continue to be, in the form of new features, extensions, performance and scalability improvements, bug fixes, quality improvements, knowledge sharing, and more. The scale of Online Store poses a unique set of challenges, and many good things will come out of it!

Please come and meet the Online Store team at GoDaddy’s Sunnyvale office and engage in some enriching discussions with fellow Spree users and builders. We will be sharing more information on GoDaddy Online Store, how we made Spree multi-tenant, how we provided a very sleek user experience, and made performance improvements to Spree, including an upgrade from 2.0 to 2.2.

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Spree and Affirm: Consumer Financing

Posted on July 01, 2014 by Melissa Pegus

Spree Commerce and Affirm Meetup in San Francisco

The Meetup

On Wednesday, July 16, 2014, Spree Commerce and Affirm will be linking up in San Francisco to host the featured meetup, "Spree & Affirm Consumer Financing: Increasing revenue, decreasing costs for modern merchants.” The event is for everyone from Spree merchants to expert Spree developers, to those just wanting to learn more about e-commerce or payments.

There will be live demos, discussions on projects that are under way, as well as time for people to share their war stories and collaborate on opportunities. Of course, there will be food. And beer!
The Meetup will be from 6:30 to 9:00 PM PDT.

The Partnership

Spree Commerce believes in bringing the best in customer experience, design, and service to merchants. Affirm shares those values. After a great SpreeConf 2014, Affirm and Spree have partnered to offer Affirm’s simple, elegant consumer financing to its merchants’ customers. The Affirm extension is now available for integration.

About Affirm

Created in 2013 by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin and Palantir co-founder Nathan Gettings, Affirm is reimagining financial services – from credit cards to deposit banking. Starting with an amazingly simple, new way to get affordable financing at the online point of sale, Affirm lets shoppers pay for purchases across multiple months with transparent, fairly-priced fees built into every payment, and boosts conversion and basket size for eTailers at less than the cost of credit cards.

With Affirm, there is zero risk for the eTailer. Affirm pays its merchants in full at the time of settlement and their customers enjoy payments stretched out in monthly installments. Unlike point-of-sale credit options, Split Pay is consumer-friendly. By providing clear terms and a fixed set of payments, consumers using Split Pay are never hit with surprises or large fees, as they often are with revolving credit. Online shoppers can make a purchase and pay across multiple months with simple, clear financing fees that are a fraction of credit card interest rates. Read what people are saying about Affirm.