Wave comes packaged with integrated billing. This means that you can charge your customers to access your application or features in your application.
Wave integrates seamlessly with the Paddle Payment Platform.
In order to integrate your application with Paddle you will need to signup for an account at paddle.com/signup. It may take a few days to get access to your Paddle account before you're ready to go live. In the meantime, you can signup for a Sandbox account at sandbox-vendors.paddle.com/signup, and start testing out your payment functionality right away.
After you have created your Paddle Account you'll be able to login and see your dashboard, which should look similar to the following:
Next, let's add your Paddle API credentials.
Inside of your Paddle Dashboard you'll see a button under the Developer Tools menu, called Authentication, click on that button to get your API Authentication Credentials.
On this page you'll find your Vendor ID and your API Auth Code. These are the credentials that you will need to add to your
.env file for
PADDLE_VENDOR_ID=9999 PADDLE_VENDOR_AUTH_CODE=YOUR_REALLY_LONG_API_KEY_HERE PADDLE_ENV=sandbox
After adding these credentials, your application has been successfully configured with Paddle.
When you are ready to go live and take live payments you'll want to change the
live, and you'll be ready to accept live payments 💵
Before you can test out the full billing process, you will need to add a few Subscription Plans.
Notice: If you are using a Sandbox account, you will need to test your app from a
http://localhost URL. The best way to do this is to utilize the laravel Artisan Serve command, or you can use Laravel Sail docker image to serve up your app from a localhost URL.
After adding subscription plans and configuring your application with your Paddle API keys, you will now be able to test out the billing process using the following credentials:
Credit Card: 4242 4242 4242 4242 Expiration: Any Future Date CVC: Any 3 digit code
After adding your Paddle API credentials, you'll need to configure your app with a few Subscription Plans in order to test out the whole process. Let's move on to the next step where you will learn how to do this.