What do I need to know about the AliPay phaseout?
s2Member Pro has included an AliPay payment gateway integration for quite a few years now. However, we stopped advertising and/or featuring this integration in any official way approximately 2 years ago. Now, as of June 15th, 2015 we are officially deprecating this integration with AliPay, and announcing that our intention is to phase support for AliPay out over a short period of time. To clarify, we will not be working to enhance or update the existing integration with AliPay. However, we will continue to offer assistance with our existing AliPay integration until November 2015.
Note: Our focus at this time is on Stripe, PayPal, and Authorize.Net. By moving AliPay aside, we will be allocating more resources to those integrations; i.e., those which do support s2Member® Pro-Forms (very popular), and, of course, they represent a significantly larger percentage of our customers.
What does this mean for me if I'm using AliPay?
We aren't stripping the AliPay integration out completely—not right now. Therefore, you may continue to use the AliPay integration as it exists. However, future versions of s2Member Pro will be released without AliPay. This will occur in November 2015; i.e., new versions of s2Member Pro will be released without the AliPay integration. What then? You can choose not to upgrade; i.e., to continue using the AliPay integration from a previous release of s2Member Pro. Or, you could consider a move to Stripe, PayPal Pro, or Authorize.Net.
If you have any questions about AliPay, please open a support ticket. We will be happy to offer suggestions.