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When selling courses online, you need to accept payments worldwide. Setting up the payments while creating an online school is an important step along the way. You need to choose the correct payment processor (or payment gateway) to handle the online payments.

What is a payment processor you may ask?

Wikipedia definition:

A payment processor is a company (often a third party) appointed by a merchant to handle transactions from various channels such as credit cards and debit cards for merchant acquiring banks

Here in LearnWorlds we give you a choice of four payment gateways to get paid through for your courses:

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How to enroll users manually

Manual Enrollments of Students at LearnWorlds

There are cases where credit/debit cards are not so common. If your students are used to different payment methods, you can always sell through those channels and then enroll them manually. That means getting into the admin panel and adding them into the course.

Alternative ways to get paid for your courses or training include:

Or any other method apart from credit/debit cards you might utilize. Sometimes, being creative in accepting payments will go a long way for new course creators. Starting up a digital business or working remotely with disadvantaged or specific groups of customers might need special care too.

Recurring Course Subscriptions & Currencies – Stripe is the way to go

You might be asking β€œWhy Stripe?”

Stripe is our little special payment gateway that enables a few extra options you might need for creating profitable online courses πŸ˜‰

Recurring Course Subscriptions

Giving a single reason is that Stripe is the best possible payment gateway to support recurring course subscriptions. Without Stripe, you won’t be able to create a subscription based course. There are workarounds, but it will make it a bit more difficult to create a membership site (unless you will be accepting one-off payments or doing the whole work manually).

Would you like to learn how to create an online subscription-only community? Read β€œHow to set up your school for selling subscriptions only”.

Selling online courses with Shopify

Selling courses online might be a new venture for you, but if you already have a store with Shopify, you can connect your store with LearnWorlds and sell within LearnWorlds or Shopify, while your new students will be signing in your new school automatically.

No need to complicate things when you can just connect them.

Which countries does LearnWorlds’ Online Course Platform supports?

LearnWorlds supports four payment gateways which in turn support most of the countries in the world.

  • Paypal Supports 200 countries, China and India Included
  • Stripe Supports 25 of the most economically advanced countries
  • 2Checkout supports almost 200 countries, your own might be one of them
  • While Shopify works with a number of payment gateways and supports almost the whole world!

Choosing how to accept payments for your new business and ecourses is a big decision, one that should not be taken lightly. While we suggest Stripe due to the flexibility of the subscriptions and ability to accept memberships; you will need to do some research beforehand.

List of Countries supported to sell course online

The following list is not exhaustive, if you can’t find your own country, visit Paypal or 2Checkout for a wider selection of countries, or take a look at Shopify’s additional payment gateways.

The below-listed countries refer to the location of the merchant. When setting up a business account to accept payments for online courses, your business must be incorporated and have a business address in that country.

Your students can come from any part of the world and you can accept payments from anyplace as long as they have a valid credit/debit card or a support payment method. With LearnWorlds you can accept payments for your online courses worldwide, as long as you choose the right method for you. For alternative payments, methods and manual enrollments, read above.

Countries Stripe Authorize.net* 2Checkout Paypal
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Brazil βœ” βœ” βœ”
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Finland βœ” βœ” βœ” βœ”
France βœ” βœ” βœ” βœ”
Germany βœ” βœ” βœ” βœ”
Gibraltar βœ” βœ” βœ”
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Hong Kong βœ” βœ” βœ”
Hungary βœ” βœ” βœ”
Iceland βœ” βœ” βœ”
Ireland βœ” βœ” βœ” βœ”
Italy βœ” βœ” βœ” βœ”
India βœ” βœ”
Japan βœ” βœ” βœ”
Latvia βœ” βœ” βœ”
Liectenstein βœ” βœ” βœ”
Lithuania βœ” βœ” βœ”
Luxembourg βœ” βœ” βœ” βœ”
Malta βœ” βœ” βœ”
Mexico βœ” βœ” βœ”
Netherlands βœ” βœ” βœ” βœ”
New Zealand βœ” βœ” βœ”
Norway βœ” βœ” βœ” βœ”
Poland βœ” βœ” βœ”
Portugal βœ” βœ” βœ” βœ”
Russia βœ”
Singapore βœ” βœ” βœ”
Slovakia βœ” βœ” βœ”
Slovenia βœ” βœ” βœ”
Spain βœ” βœ” βœ” βœ”
Sweden βœ” βœ” βœ” βœ”
Switzerland βœ” βœ” βœ” βœ”
United Kingdom βœ” βœ” βœ” βœ”
United States βœ” βœ” βœ” βœ”

*Authorize.net is no longer supported as a payment gateway for LearnWorlds.

Payment Transaction Fees

Part of pricing an online course comes from the financial planning of your business (or yourself if you are solopreneur). When you are setting up the pricing and financial planning, remember to take into account the processing fees that will incur in the transactions.

As every business, whether it’s a bank or another intermediary, there are usually fees on your side and maybe your customers’ side. Here is a quick break-down of our supported Payment Gateway fees:

Paypal: Transaction fees are 2.9% plus $0.30 USD of the amount you receive, click here for more information.

Stripe: Also transaction fees of 2.9% plus $0.30 USD of the amount you receive, might be different for corporate pricing. More information in Stripe’s pricing page.

2Checkout: Transaction fees vary based on your country, you should take a look at their pricing calculator.

Shopify: Starting at 2.9% + 30Β’ and a monthly fee and supports most countries. You will need to take a look at Shopify’s pricing and choose the payment gateway that will go through. Shopify is not suggested as a payment gateway except if you already have an active shopify store.

To better understand LearnWorlds monthly, yearly and additional fees, see our pricing page.

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Joey Tsouvalas is a Customer Support Specialist for the LearnWorlds team. He has a Bachelor's in English Language Teaching from the University of Greenwich and loves to communicate with people of various cultural backgrounds. He values respect and patience when it comes to dealing with both learners and teachers.

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