Wirecard Payments Services¶
Wirecard is one of the leading providers of cashless payment services in Europe and around the world. It enables business owners to accept payment in more than 120 currencies via different payment methods using the single account.
Integration of OroCommerce with Wirecard enables you to accept on your website payments made via the following methods:
- Credit and debit cards
- SEPA Direct Debit
All orders paid via Wirecard payment methods immediately become ‘payed in full’.
See the Prerequisites for Wirecard Integration topic for pre-integration steps.
See the Wirecard Integration topic for the detailed description of steps required to set up an integration.
Credit and Debit Cards¶
When a buyer selects this payment method, they enter their card details during the checkout to complete the payment. See Wirecard Credit Card Checkout.
Note that to accept card payments, a business must have a merchant account. This is a special bank account to which payments are transferred as soon as they are received from buyers. Next, money is transferred from the merchant account to the regular bank account, from which a business representative can withdraw it.
You may acquire a merchant account on your own or obtain it from Wirecard.
The following types of card payments are supported:
- American Express
- Diners Club
- Maestro SecureCode
- Mastercard SecureCode
- Verified by Visa
When a buyer selects this payment method, they are redirected to the PayPal site where they can complete the payment using their PayPal account or credit card. This is the same as the Paypal Payments Pro Express Checkout but provided via Wirecard. Therefore, if you already have a Wirecard account, you do not need a PayPal business account.
SEPA Direct Debit¶
When a buyer selects this payment method, they enter their bank account details—IBAN (International Bank Account Number), BIC (Bank Identification Code), and an account owner name—during the checkout. See Wirecard PayPal Checkout. By proceeding to the next checkout step, the buyer agrees to be charged and gives you a mandate to initiate the payment.
The SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area) Direct Debit enables you to collect payments in the EUR currency all-round the 28 countries that are members of the European Union and several other European countries. The SEPA Direct Debit payments are standardized and usually take about 2 days to be settled. This scheme makes collecting of international payments simple and cost-efficient as international transactions are treated the same way as national ones and the business owner requires a single SEPA-compliant bank account to accept payments.
With the Wirecard Checkout Seamless solution, a buyer enters sensitive payment information into a special form that is provided by Wirecard and is seamlessly integrated withing the checkout page of your OroCommerce shop. When a buyer continues to the order review, this information is immediately ciphered together with the order details (using a pre-shared key provided by Wirecard) and directly sent to the Wirecard. An OroCommerce server never stores buyer’s sensitive payment information (e.g complete card number, CVV code).
Wirecard servers are PCI DSS complaint. This ensures that you provide to your buyers the security of payments that meets requirements of the controlling organizations.