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Alternative Payment Methods

4 or more payment types increases the success of a transaction by 22%. Customers are increasingly expecting choice when paying online, with 50% abandoning a transaction because their preferred payment method isn’t available. Preferred payment options include electronic bank transfers, vouchers, e-wallets (PayPal) and other payment methods.

The below payment methods are designed to run along side your card options.

Alternative Payment Methods

Learn how they work along side your card payments

  • Step one - your customer goes to your check out and selects an Alternate Payment Method

  • Step two - customer selects payment method at the payment page

  • Step three - customer uses their login and processes the payment and if successful is redirected to a url and payment ID

  • Step four - customer receives a confirmation of the payment and redirected back to the merchant supplied return url

  • Step Five - The merchant website can check the payment status using the payment id as mentioned in step 3

  • Step Six - Once payment is complete, we receive the funds from the Payment Provider and transfers them to the Merchant

Our Alternate Payments API can be used to take payments using a number of alternate payment methods (APMs) popular in countries around the world. This API supports the following payment methods:

Method Payment Type Refunds Countries Currencies
SOFORT Real-Time Bank Transfer Yes Germany, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Slovakia, Switzerland and UK EUR
iDEAL Real-Time Bank Transfer Yes Netherlands EUR
.boku Mobile (Carrier billing) Yes UK, Sweden, Switzerland


GiroPay Real-Time Bank Transfer No Germany EUR


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