Yoco Gateway for WooCommerce: User Guide
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What Yoco’s integration gives you

The Yoco WooCommerce plugin gives your customers a fantastic payment experience and can be accessed here. It offers:

Easy, flexible payments

Popular payment methods: When installing Yoco's plugin, you instantly unlock a wide range of popular payment methods. Within minutes, you'll be able to accept payments via Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Instant EFT directly on your WooCommerce webshop. Streamline the payment process for your customers, making it effortless for them to pay, and witness your business flourish!

A simple fee structure

Transparent Yoco fees that shrink as you grow: Pay only a small percentage on each transaction. No lock-in contracts. No setup fee. Learn more about how our fees go down as your sales go up, and never increase again - check out our sliding fee structure here.

Oh so convenient

Easy integration: In your WooCommerce back office, go to the ‘Plugins’ page and install

Yoco with a single click. That’s all it takes to get up and running.

User friendly dashboard: Keep track of your orders and payments in real-time with your Yoco Dashboard.

Dedicated and Comprehensive Support: We have several support channels to help you, in whatever way is most convenient for you.

Get started with Yoco for Woo:

Here’s how:

How do I activate Yoco for WooCommerce on my WordPress site?

To receive payments with Yoco, you need a Yoco profile. Please continue to Step 2 if you’re already part of our community.

Step 2: Install Yoco for WooCommerce on your WordPress website

  1. Log into WordPress and go to ‘My Sites > WP Admin’.

  2. Go to ‘Plugins > Add new’.

  3. In the search bar, search for ‘Yoco Payments’.

  4. Click on ‘Install Now’.

  5. Choose ‘Activate’ when the installation is done.

Step 3: Activate Yoco on your WooCommerce webshop

  1. In your Yoco Dashboard, go to ‘Sell Online > Payment Gateway’.

  2. Copy the Live API keys or the Test API keys. Use the Test API keys to test if payments work with a test card. The Live API keys are for real transactions.

  3. Go back to your WordPress Admin Panel.

  4. Open ‘Plugins > Yoco Payment Gateway > Settings’.

  5. Enter the API keys.

  6. Choose ‘Save Settings’.

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Step 4: Do a test transaction to make sure you’re all set

Although not required, we recommend that you test that the integration is working smoothly end-to-end by processing a small amount for payment – no less than R2.00 (ZAR). This gives you peace of mind that everything is running as expected.

Instant EFT for Woo

Instant EFT gives online customers access to their internet banking to make an Electronic Funds Transfer that gets instantly verified. Instant EFT through Yoco is integrated with major banks in South Africa enabling access for 95%+ of users.

Find out more about Yoco Instant EFT here.

Apple Pay for Woo

Apple Pay is a secure and seamless online payment method with Yoco. Apple Pay is a popular digital wallet that enables your customers to make fast and secure payments, enhancing their shopping experience and increasing your conversion rates. Find out more here.


When customer transactions are successfully completed, you and your customers will each receive payment confirmation emails. All payments information can be viewed on your Yoco Portal under Sales and Refunds > History. Find out more here.

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