Sofort Payment

For the merchant

The process of adding the SOFORT Banking payment option to your merchant website is 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

You can sign up to SOFORT Banking for free on the SOFORT website. The buyer must:

  • Select the bank where they have an online account.
  • Sign in to their 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 the SOFORT payment method, select Enabled.

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 standard payment (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 is available in several languages, a drop-down list will appear to the right of the method title. Changing the language allows you to enter a different title in each language.

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.

WARNING: In the PrestaShop 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 have to check that their account has been credited with this payment. The merchant will then be able to update the order status in the PrestaShop Back Office to “Accepted payment”.