August 22, 2011 11:00 ET

WePay Enhances Easy-To-Use API for Developers and Merchants

WePay Announces Addition of Subscriptions Support and Ticketing Partnership With Attendstar

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 22, 2011) -

News Facts:

  • WePay, the hassle-free way to collect payments online, released the second iteration of its easy-to-use checkout API today with subscriptions support, making it even simpler for sellers to apply payment processing to their businesses and their customers.
  • With this upgraded API, WePay is also announcing its official partnership with Attendstar, an online ticketing and promotion platform that will use WePay integration to make it quick and simple for event managers to sell tickets online.
  • Sellers using WePay can now benefit from the platform's fast approval process, advanced feature set, streamlined checkout system, and a flat 3.5 percent fee (per sale) and around-the-clock customer support.
  • WePay's newly enhanced API is perfect for:
    • Developers and merchants who want to implement payment processing to sell items and/or services on their own site.
    • Marketplaces that need the ability to have their sellers make money -- site owners and programmers can now easily and quickly register users, open accounts for them, and start accepting payments into those accounts in no time.
  • API applications can now create pre-approved recurring payments to support use cases such as subscriptions or partial/variable payments. The payer approves the subscription on WePay and then the API application has the ability to charge the user on a recurring basis.
  • WePay's API lets you open WePay accounts on the fly with no lengthy signup process. With the API you can fully provision your users with the ability to accept payments in seconds. You also have the option to charge your own fees on top of WePay's fees for an additional revenue stream.
  • The API also includes a tool that helps you make API calls without having to write a single line of code, so that you can test the API and get started even faster.
  • WePay's dedicated API support line is available to answer any questions and to help make API integration easy.
  • For more information on the WePay API and to start selling online today, visit or email

Attendstar Partnership:

  • Attendstar equips event managers with the tools and technology needed for online and/or offline ticketing for all types of events.
  • With WePay integration, managers can sell tickets more quickly and collect payments directly into their own accounts. Additionally, Attendstar clients can have their own payment account within the system, making the process faster and easier to use.
  • Attendstar decided to partner with WePay after experiencing documentation and testing issues with PayPal's API.
  • More than 600,000 tickets have been sold through the Attendstar platform since January 2011.


Attributable to Bill Clerico, CEO and co-founder of WePay
"At WePay, we're dedicated to empowering our customers with simple yet effective payment tools that to-date, no one in the marketplace has truly been able to deliver on. We believe small business owners and casual vendors should have equal access and flexibility to setting up merchant accounts to sustain and further grow their businesses without being at the mercy of hidden fees and frustrating customer support."

Attributable to Gary Bradshaw, President of Attendstar
"Our goal is to make selling tickets a painless process for event managers; we can't have a situation where customers buy tickets for an event the same night but don't get the notification until the next day. This happened with PayPal, and by switching to WePay, clients will now receive payments and notifications in real-time."

About WePay:
WePay lets you collect payments without the hassle. With WePay, you can start collecting money online in under a minute; no merchant account, website, or programming required. WePay offers easy-to-use tools to sell items, bill people, sell tickets and accept donations. And WePay provides great customer service by real people. Founded by Bill Clerico and Rich Aberman in 2008 and backed by August Capital, Highland Capital Partners and YCombinator, WePay is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif.

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About Attendstar:
AttendStar is an online ticketing platform for schools, churches, seminars and more. Created by event managers for event managers, Attendstar provides the tools and technology that event managers need to sell tickets online. AttendStar sells tickets for thousands of successful events everyday nationwide. Headquartered in Nashville, TN, Attendstar was founded by Gary Bradshaw, former music promoter. For more information, visit

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