SOFORT payment

For the merchant

The process of adding the SOFORT Banking payment option to your merchant website is very simple. It consists in:

  • Creating a SOFORT account if you do not have an account.
  • Using a SOFORT account if you have an account.
  • Activating the option Payment via SOFORT Banking with the help of the sales contact of your payment gateway.

For the buyer

Signing up to SOFORT Banking is free and is done on the SOFORT website. The buyer must:

  • Select the bank for which he or she has an online account.
  • Sign into to his or her bank application.
  • Enter the confirmation code received from the bank (via SMS) in order to register or validate a bank transfer.
Module option
Activation

To enable this payment method, select Yes.

By default, this option is Disabled.

Activation redirects the buyer directly to the SOFORT payment page.

However, this payment method can also appear on the payment page if the buyer selects the One-Time payment method (if there are no restrictions in General configuration > Card Types).

Payment method title This option allows you to define the title of the payment method.

The buyer will see this title when choosing a payment method.

If your shop supports several languages, you can also define the title of the payment method for each language.

Order If you offer several payment methods, enter a number in the Sort order field to determine the position of this payment method.

The payment methods appear in ascending order according to the Sort order value.

Logo Choose the Logo that you wish to display during checkout.
Restrictions
Supported countries

Configure the countries for which the payment method is available:

  • All countries: the payment method is available for all countries.
  • Specific countries: after choosing this option, the list of Authorized countries appears. Press and hold "Ctrl" and select the countries of your choice from the list of Authorized countries.
Minimum amount This field defines the minimum amount for which you wish to offer this payment method.

By defining a minimum amount for ALL GROUPS, the payment method will not be enabled for users with a smaller shopping cart amount.

It is also possible to define a minimum amount for each customer group in your shop.

Maximum amount This field defines the maximum amount beyond which you do not wish to offer this payment method.

By defining a minimum amount for ALL GROUPS, the payment method will not be enabled for users with a greater shopping cart amount.

It is also possible to define a maximum amount for each customer group in your shop.

Once you have completed the configuration, click Save config.

WARNING: In the Magento Back Office, the payment will be displayed with the "Pending funds transfer" status. As opposed to payment by credit card, the final stage of a transaction for SOFORT payments is when the payment is reconciled with the merchant's bank account.

The merchant will therefore have to check that his/her account has been credited with this payment. He/she will then be able to modify the order status in the Magento Back Office to "Accepted payment".