You can now use the Mollie edition of Laravel Spark as a starting point for your next Big Idea.
Powered by Mollie’s payment platform, this Spark edition is perfectly suited for the European market.
Europeans and their very very odd behaviour…
My US friends find this super weird, but we Europeans tend to favour our local payment methods such as iDEAL and Bancontact over PayPal or creditcard. Our online payment systems seem to be wired differently. I’m told our brains are too (really?!).
Anyway, if you’d like some European customers for your SAAS app you’ll need to support these trusted payment methods.
On top of all these strangely sounding payment methods (Belfius or SOFORT anyone?), you want to keep your non-European customer base as well. So you’ll need creditcard and PayPal support too.
And that’s where Mollie shines. They’re offering a single checkout for all of these payment methods. Starting today these shiny features are available in a dedicated Mollie edition of Laravel Spark.
If you’re holding a recent Spark license, you can now choose between the Stripe edition and the Mollie edition.
Installing Spark for Mollie is simple, and takes only a few extra steps when you’re using it the first time:
Make sure you have a recent Spark license. That means you can install the default Spark edition version 6 and up (a.k.a. “Spark Aurelius”).
Visit your GitHub settings page at spark.laravel.com. Connect your GitHub account if necessary.
Spark for Mollie is kept in a separate repository. Click “Join repository” to get access.
Follow the installation instructions in the repository’s readme.
You can find Spark’s general features in the Spark documentation page.
I really hope you’re all going to enjoy it. I built it because I needed it for my own projects.
And when your own Spark Mollie baby goes live, feel free to share the link with me so we all can share your joy, sit in awe and marvel at your work.
In the previous post you learned that Cashier is not always the best fit for payment processing in Laravel. And if that’s the case you will need to integrate payment processing manually into your application.