How to Set up Tyl by NatWest Payment Method in WooCommerce

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Tyl by NatWest for WooCommerce basically allows you to integrate the Tyl online payment solution and have it process payments for you.

In this guide, we’ll be discussing the step-by-step instructions for you to set up using our Tyl by NatWest payment gateway as easily as possible.

Additionally, we’ll talk about what Tyl is and why you might want to use it in WooCommerce as your payment method of choice.

The plugin mentioned in this guide:
Tyl by NatWest for WooCommerce – Adds the Tyl by NatWest payment gateway to your WooCommerce website.

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What is Tyl by NatWest?

Tyl by NatWest is a payment solution that offers payment services. If you want card machines,  phone payments, and online payments for your business. They’ve got you covered. 

Tyl by NatWest requires an account to be created so that you can use their features. You can send a request to them for a test account from their contact page here.

Tyl by NatWest offers fair and simple pricing. If a 12-month contract and no hidden fees sounds good to you, then this is the one for you.

The next question that you might have is, “Why would you prefer Tyl over other payment processors anyway?” 

Why you might want to use Tyl with WooCommerce instead of PayPal

Using PayPal might be a tempting prospect, but if you’re thinking about adding Tyl, here are a few things to consider:

Tyl rates are better

Tyl by NatWest charges £14.95 per month with no additional per-transaction charge. Merchant service charges (charged at a % of transaction value) and authorisation fees (charged as a flat rate per authorisation request) still apply, but these are priced the same as face-to-face transactions – Tyl by NatWest does not charge a premium for online transactions.

As an example, for an online transaction of £25 for a merchant processing £30,000 of card transactions per year, Tyl by NatWest’s transaction charge is £0.41.

Tyl ensures the best security practices

The number one thing that you should want to know when dealing with any payment solutions is security. As a website owner, it is your responsibility to ensure that customers can safely purchase your products. Our plugin and Tyl handles this for you.

With Tyl and the Tyl by NatWest for WooCommerce plugin, no card data is stored locally on your server. 

All sensitive card data is stored directly on Tyl’s payment system, and 3D secure authentication adds an additional layer of security, guaranteeing fewer chargebacks or fraudulent transactions.

Furthermore, Tyl is backed by NatWest. NatWest (short for National Westminster Bank) is a commercial bank based in the UK which guarantees bank-grade security and offers great support service.

How to set up Tyl as a payment gateway in WooCommerce

Tyl by NatWest for WooCommerce allows you to take secure and fast payments on your WooCommerce store using the Tyl payment gateway.

This plugin also supports:

  • 3D Secure authentication.
  • PSD2 (Payment Services Directive) ready.
  • Simple five-minute setup.
  • Hardened Security.
  • Set up Wizard.
  • Store sensitive API details outside of the database.
  • Direct HTTP server-to-server request support.

To get started, download  Tyl by NatWest plugin from the We Are AG store: 

Note: Before following the steps below, you must have your Tyl account setup and ready to go (You will need to log in using your Storename, Username, and password).  You can request them for a test account here.

Then follow these steps:

  1. Go to Plugins > Add New > Upload Plugin
  2. Choose the zip file you downloaded, upload, and then click Activate Plugin
  3. Once activated, you’ll need to enter your licence key

Once the plugin is activated, you’ll be presented with our plugin wizard. This will take you through the steps needed to get set up.

Set up your Tyl by NatWest payment method

There are four steps to this wizard, they include the following:

  1. Step one informs you about the login information provided by Tyl that you can use.
  2. Step two asks you to input your Store ID and the Shared Secret key.
  3. Step three asks you to log in to your Tyl account to define the URLs of your site.
  4. Step four asks you to check a few more settings and gives you the option to enable the plugin’s error log (handy for debugging any setup issues) and add a simple test product. We recommend you tick both of these to help you while you set up your store.

That’s it! Your store is now set up and ready to start testing, debugging and above all, selling your products.

For full information on what these sections mean, how to fill them in and test transactions, see our detailed documentation here: 

In general, this process should take around 30 minutes to set up but we’re always on hand if you need a little extra support.

How to use our Tyl payment gateway with WPML for multi-language sites.

If you are not familiar with WPML, it’s one of the most popular WordPress translation plugins which helps you set up a multi language site.

Having a multi-language site would help you increase the range of your audience. Let’s say you have a site that sells machine equipment, you can make your site available in English, Japanese, Italian, Korean, etc. you name it and WPML will help you make it possible. 

For our plugin, what you need to do is to translate the WooCommerce checkout page to your preferred language and the important part is that you are using the different languages in directories  as the language format from WPML > Language settings.

Selecting this option would set your URL following this format:{language}/{page-name}

For example, the Japanese translated page would be served:{page-name} where ja is the language for Japanese.

For Spanish, it would be{page-name} where es is the language for Spanish and so on.

This is our supported option for WPML and if you were to choose the other options, it would not process the transaction..

For a step by step procedure on how to use WPML with our plugin, please do refer to this tutorial.


In this guide, you’ve learned why you might use Tyl by NatWest as your payment method of choice for your WooCommerce store and how to set it up in 30 minutes with the Tyl by NatWest for WooCommerce plugin.

The investment you make in setting up a faster and more secure payment method such as Tyl by NatWest for your online store could work to increase customer trust, experience and as a result, reduce cart abandonment

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