We were requested to support them in the expansion of their offer to foreign markets. Knowing the value of Sylius on the French market and its growing popularity as a competitive solution for eCommerce, they decided to cooperate with us to create the best payment gateway for Sylius in Europe (later – in the world). “Creating the most loved payment gateway on Sylius” – that was the main challenge of this project.
The Sylius platform provides a simple payment API that enables webshop and app builders to implement all relevant international and local payment methods. To implement it in Sylius, we had to create an API integration. As Mollie is rich in features, we had to implement those features to fit as a Sylius plugin, so that after successful integration, it allows:
Offering all major payment methods
Paying in different currencies
Managing (partial) shipments and orders by merchants
Adding additional payment methods and managing them per country
Adjusting the appearance for each payment method
Guarantee of support above a specific version of Sylius
Refunding orders and recurring payments
Our cooperation with Mollie started in Q1 2020. As the first version of the plugin was basic (built by another developer), others added new functionalities. Collecting all additions and required features in one place, we can conclude that we were able to implement:
Partial shipment, partial refunds - integrated external plugin
Management of payment methods
Mollie Components -It allows the consumer to put in their Credit Cards details within the checkout, without a redirect: improving the conversion.
Single Click payments - It allows the consumer to have their Credit Card details safely stored within Mollie, making their follow-up orders faster and easier. By improving the customer experience, the merchant will have happier customers.
Configuration of the order expiration date - The merchant can change the standard 30-day order expiration date
Card data validation
Apple Pay as an additional payment method
Restrictions on country level - The merchant can decide on the availability of the payment method for each country.
Surcharge per payment - The merchant can select a certain amount as an extra fee for using this method. It can be a fixed fee or a percentage of the order value.
Ability to change the name and logo (e.g. change ‘credit card’ to ‘Cartes Bancaires’)
Second Chance Email - It allows the merchant to set a standard email template to be sent after a certain time frame after a consumer abandoned the payment of the order, allowing the consumer to retrieve the order and finish it.
As a result, we completed the basic assumption – creating the most loved payment gateway for Sylius. It is guaranteed that the plugin supports Sylius 1.5 and above.
The integration supports the following payment methods:
Credit Cards (Master Card, VISA, American Express)
KBC/CBC Payment Button
Belfius Pay Button
Mollie became Sylius Strategic Technology Partner. It means it is the preferred Sylius payment solution provider for merchants in Benelux, DACH, and France. The integration supports the most popular payment methods like PayPal, ApplePay, or Klarna and features such as a convenient checkout, partial order fulfillment, easy refunds, and more. It is the most expanded and supported plugin for the platform. Now, Mollie is the most popular (installed over 8500 times) and advanced payment gateway integration with Sylius. Development never stops, as we are keen on staying on top of further developments in the market and further improve the functionality and experience for the merchant.
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Merijn van Zuidam
The cooperation between Mollie and Bitbag has been a very fruitful and exciting experience. From the first conversations where we could align the goals and ambitions of both Bitbag and Mollie, we grew into a relation of continuous improvement. Currently, we can definitely say that we are the best possible Payment Service provider within the Sylius platform, thanks to the experience of Bitbag.
Working with BitBag makes Software Development effortless. Their solutions are excellent and stand
the test of time.
After working with BitBag closely over the past 12 months, I can confidently say that they are the premier option to work with for the development of a Sylius-powered e-commerce platform. They have a deep knowledge of the software and are highly competent with the implementation of custom features and functionality. The experience of working with them has also been excellent-clear, timely communication, transparent billing practices and a potent sense of urgency towards the project. We would gladly partner with BitBag again.
BitBag helped us with delivering a project previous agency failed to do. They have extensive knowledge of Sylius & eCommerce software which makes their work efficient, more stable and less expensive than that of their competitors, especially in the long term.
We chose BitBag because we believed that they are the company that best knows how to use Sylius to build an e-commerce platform. It was the right choice, BitBag helped us to build a system that not only saves our money but also allows us to build our business without fear of being limited by software.
What we liked most about BitBag was how they leverage the advantages of the Sylius framework and the existing plugins available in the community. Instead of reinventing the wheel every time, for every customer, they re-use existing components to achieve business goals, which really pays off in the long run.
BitBag is a solid implementation partner with huge Sylius & Symfony experience with a great commitment to their work. With many years of experience and reusable components development, they manage to support our business on an everyday basis to deliver and maintain high-quality B2C & B2B eCommerce solutions.