Call it tech-celeration. Or just necessity being the habitual mother of invention. But, every time our world experiences a momentous change, there almost always emerges an unlikely winner. 

For example, Covid-19 pushed online shopping to grow so fast in 2020, analysts at McKinsey called it “The Quickening”. Their report estimated that the market saw 10 years’ worth of growth in just the first three months of the pandemic. This was amazing for the global economy, but it did nothing for businesses that didn’t have an online presence.

That’s when most offline Indian small businesses began to leverage digital technologies. Razorpay championed their cause by helping them accept and make millions of digital transactions to grow their revenues. In the last 15 months, over 1.5 million SMEs have chosen Razorpay as their payments partner. 

To take that effort further, Razorpay is extending its payment solutions to empower MSMEs who want to build, grow and scale their online store with Bluehost’s newly launched eCommerce suite.  A crucial part of providing your customers with a great online shopping experience is to ensure they enjoy safe, hassle-free and secure payments. With a payment partner like Razorpay, your online customers get the convenience to transact with you in more than 100 modes (including Credit & Debit cards, Netbanking, UPI, Wallet, EMI & Pay Later). 

Integrating Razorpay Payment Gateway on Bluehost’s Online Store

Today’s consumers love instant gratification in their online shopping experience. That’s why they prefer online payments — and the businesses that accept them. While you are setting up your online store, leverage the right extensions to modify your store to your customers’ preferences. Bluehost is a WordPress recommended hosting provider that offers integrated solutions to help small & medium businesses establish an online presence with WordPress & WooCommerce. Through our partnership with Bluehost, Razorpay now offers a one-click installation for the Razorpay WooCommerce plugin on your WordPress website, so you can start accepting payments on your online store quickly and easily.  

Related Read: What is a Payment Processor & How Does It Work?

1. Select a payment processor from the guided setup

Start with logging in to your Bluehost control panel. Then, go to the Payments extension dashboard and click on ‘Select a payment processor’ to pick a method for your customers to pay you.

Select Processor in Bluehost2. Set up your Razorpay account

Fill in all the relevant details about your business and sign up with Razorpay directly from your Bluehost dashboard.

Set up your Razorpay account

 3. Activate your Razorpay account

Select Razorpay as your preferred payment method, so you can offer your customers the convenience of paying you through 100+ payment modes.

Activate your Razorpay account

4. Turn on the toggle key to activate payments

Once your Razorpay account is activated, the toggle button next to Razorpay’s logo will turn blue.

Turn on the toggle key to activate payments

5. Complete the installation

Wait to see ‘Payments Installed’ (as shown below) to confirm you’ve successfully installed Razorpay’s Payment Gateway in your online store.

CompIete the installation to start accept payments

That’s it! You’re all set to accept payments from your customers.

Note: To make your Razorpay plugin work securely and safely, you may need to install an SSL certificate on your site.

As a Razorpay customer, your business will enjoy high success rates while paying low transaction fees. Every Bluehost customer that signs up with Razorpay also gets free credits worth Rs. 1 Lakh in the first year. 

With Bluehost’s excellent hosting features at a minimal cost and Razorpay’s high success rates at low transaction fees, you can set up and sustain your online business at a low setup cost. All this, while providing the best shopping experience for your customers!

Welcome to the future of payments!


Shweta writes content for Razorpay's Partnerships team. She's also a public transit enthusiast who's exploring her newfound love for geo-caching.

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