Magento 2.1.7 GTBank GTPay Payment Integration plugin
- Easy to install and configure
- It support test and life mode
- Offers multiple payment options: Verve, Mastercard, Visa, USSD *737# and GTbank Internet
- Merchant ID : enter your gtpay merchant id given to you by GTBank
- HashKey : enter your hash key which was given to you by GTBank
You will have these things once you apply for the merchant account from GTPay.
To signup for GTPay visit any branch of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc and register for your GTPay merchant account.
This GTBank GTPay Payment Extension is compatible with Magento 2.1.7 . For customers using other versions of Magento, ediaro.com can customise it to your desired version via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call/whatsapp (+234) 080-9502-9999.
Brief About Magento
Magento is the World’s #1 Commerce Platform. It is the leading platform for open commerce innovation. Every year, Magento handles over $100 billion in gross merchandise volume. Magento is the provider of two distinct platforms: Magento Open Source (previously "Magento Community Edition") and Magento Commerce; the latter of which is available in an On-Premises version (previously "Magento Enterprise Edition") or as a platform as a service (previously "Magento Enterprise Cloud Edition". There were also two former platforms, Magento Professional Edition and Magento Go.
Magento offers a solution with a considerate ROI. The functional commerce platform allows for great flexibility and control over look, content, and functionality. This saves you from having to invest time and resources to develop features from scratch.
Magento is an open-source e-commerce platform written in PHP. The software was originally developed by Varien, Inc, a US private company headquartered in Culver City, California, with assistance from volunteers. Varien published the first general-availability release of the software on March 31, 2008. Roy Rubin, former CEO of Varien, later sold a substantial share of the company to eBay, which eventually completely acquired and then spun off the company.
What's New in Magento 2.0?
Magento 2 has made many major improvements to the older version. There are so many, I really can’t list all of them easily, but here are some of the major ones to note so far!
Improved UI of Admin Panel
The Admin panel is much easier to use and has a modern look and feel. It is much more organized now that it’s separated into major categories like orders, stores, products, reports, etc., with the ability to see all subcategories with one click on the main menu.
Magento 2 admin panel
Site Speed Improvements
Magento 2 comes with many modern architecture improvements. With the proper server configuration and the ability to run PHP7, Varnish, and other site speed improvements, Magento 2 can run very fast.
Less CSS Preprocessor
Magento 2 uses the Less CSS preprocessor, an improvement from the previous version. This offers modern CSS capabilities so that you can create mixins, variables, and more robust CSS to improve Frontend development time and site speed.
Faster Product Creation Process
It is now much easier to create products and it is also much more straightforward for newcomers to Magento. All of the necessary information for creation is right there at the top, rather than the old version which you would have to jump to different sections and know which fields had to be filled out, or you wouldn’t be able to save a new product.
Ability to use Varnish Out of Box
Varnish Cache is a popular – and powerful – open source HTTP engine that can greatly improve site speed. Magento 2 now comes with Varnish out of the box to greatly enhance site speed with less development effort.
Improved CMS Capabilities
The new CMS is much stronger and easier to use allowing for better content management capabilities. This makes it easier to create more pages without the need to add in another CMS solution like Drupal or WordPress into your architecture.
Better Backend Architecture
The new Magento 2 architecture decouples the theme and modules from the rest of the application. In Magento 1, modules and theme files were spread out over the application, making it much more difficult to track down files, remove a module, or change a theme. Magento 2 has a much better architectural system so that you can more easily remove or add modules and improve your Magento 2 website.
Many New Enterprise Edition Features
Magento 2 is releasing many more new features for the enterprise edition and has already added new features like Elastic Search, content staging and preview, security enhancements and more.
One of the features I really like is the ability to view and drag and drop products into different orders in the category section. Magento has clearly massively enhanced the admin panel, especially for the enterprise edition.
Magento 2 Enterprise Edition Visual Merchandiser
Improved Ability to View and Manage Products and Orders
You can now much more easily view and manage products and orders by adding the columns you want specifically tailored to your needs. This is much better for different businesses and use cases.
PHP7 is a massive upgrade from older PHP versions and is a major improvement to Magento 2. PHP7 offers more functionality, better programming capabilities, and simply runs much faster, meaning your site will run much faster.
Magento 2 Content
Improved Dashboard and Reporting
The new dashboard and reporting functionality is much better than the older version. It has more capabilities and is easier to use from a user experience standpoint. It is still not a top of the line solution so you will want Google Analytics and other analytics capabilities for enterprise reporting.
Magento 2 Dashboard
Improved Data Import / Export
The data import feature is much easier to use and an upgrade to the old version which was clunky and frustrating for newcomers. There is now more information with errors and the process of importing and exporting data is much smoother.
Magento 2 Data Import
Improved Default Theme
The default theme is much stronger and can be customized to become a very competitive front-end offering compared to the older version. This is very helpful for companies on a tight budget that simply want to get something up and running of a competitive quality and at a reasonable budget.
Magento 2 Luma Theme
Improved Checkout Templates
The checkout process is now a smooth, two-step process. This is a major improvement from the cumbersome multi-step Magento 1 checkout. This will make check out faster and easier for customers resulting in more sales!
Magento 2 Google Analytics Integration
Magento 2 now uses composer, a package manager to improve development operations and the ability to develop quickly on Magento. This helps modernize the Magento 2 architecture.
New Relic Integration
Magento 2 now comes with New Relic integrated out of the box so that anyone can utilize the leading site monitoring/web development analysis tool.
Magento 2 New Relic Integration
Magento 2 now allows you to ship to multiple addresses out of the box. This is great for enterprise eCommerce sites who will need this functionality. Business to Business orders may also need to be routed to multiple addresses.
Magento 2 Checkout
Data Migration Tool
The data migration tools for exporting orders, customers, products, as well as importing such data into Magento, has improved significantly. There are now more specific options and you can customize the way the tool works more so than before such as how many errors you want it to record and much more.
magento 2 data import
Magento 2 has improved the overall architecture, especially around security. With frequent updates to the software, Magento 2 is much more secure than the older version which will eventually not even be supported for security patches. Magento 2 also improves password hashing so there is less risk for brute force attacks and other security such security attacks.
Rich Snippets / Better SEO Out of the Box
Magento 2 now comes with Rich snippets out of the box so that your SEO performance will be much better out of the box. Magento 1 required leveraging an extension for rich snippets making it a more time-consuming and developer oriented task.
Google API Integration
Magento 2 now comes with Google Analytics and Google Adwords integration out of the box for easy integration with no coding required.
Brief about GTBank GTPay
GTBank GTPay is a service offered by Guaranty Trust BankPlc to allow customers accept payments on their website. The platform support Nigerian Cards – Visa, MasterCard and Interswitch. GTBank has upgraded their interface and coding from how it was last year. The platform now have better aesthetics and codes are simplified for developers.
The gateway has over 4000 customers using the gateway to process local and international transactions.
- GTPay customers commend that the Bank gateway is competitively better than the alternative
- The bank has a dedicated Email to handle GTPay issues, so makes issues resolution more direct via emails.
- GTBank GTPay support Nigeria and International cards
GTBank GTPay is much more stable.
- GTPay payment gateway is one of the most widely used processor on many Nigerian websites. It supports Visa, MasterCard and Interswitch.
- GTPay payment gateway support international cards (Visa and MasterCard).
- GTBank is a certified developer partner, hence their GTPAY Integration for merchants fee is waived. Their customers get a waiver for integration – reduced sign-on fee.
- GTPay integration documents and coding has been upgraded to make it easier for integrator to understand.
BRIEF ABOUT GTPAY
GTPay is a secure internet payment gateway developed to facilitate payments online using debit Cards issued by banks on the Interswitch Network. GTPay plugs in seamlessly with the existing websites of customers and acts as a bridge between the customer’s website and financial institutions (Banks). The payment solution,
Provides a convenient alternative payment channel to all customers. Enables cardholders to pay merchants (our customers) for internet purchases of goods and services from the comfort of their offices/homes by supplying details of their local debit/credit cards. Ensures transaction amount is deducted from cards instantly and merchant’s account credited within 24 hours
- Convenient means of payment
- Acceptance of both local and international cards
- Global reach for merchants
- Increased sales
- Promotes cashless transactions
- Instant value for successful transactions
- International Acceptance: GTPAY accepts both locally and internationally issued cards including Interswitch, MasterCard and VISA.
- Timely transaction processing: Merchants get value next day after transaction takes place.
- GTPAY monitoring log: GTPAY comes with a unique, online monitoring console that allows merchants view transactions as they occur.
- Reduced sign-on fee: GTBank is a certified developer partner so we take on GTPAY integration for our merchants and as such the integration fee is waived for them.
Guaranty Trust Bank plc is a leading African financial institution with vast business interests spanning West and East Africa, as well as the United Kingdom. The Bank has an Asset Base of over 3.213 trillion, Shareholders’ funds of 581.91 billion and employs over 10,000 people in Nigeria, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Cote d’Ivoire, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and the United Kingdom.
Established in 1990 on a foundation of excellence, superior customer experience, ethics and best practices, GTBank has created an oasis in the African banking industry; delivering consistent year on year growth in clientele base and key financial indices since its inception.
Guaranty Trust Bank is recognized as one of the most profitable and well managed financial institutions in Africa for providing quality service, ethics, professionalism, integrity, innovation and internationally accepted corporate governance standards.