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Setting up SOFORT Banking

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SOFORT Banking is available as a payment service provider on Shopgate.

In this article, you will find everything you need to set up SOFORT Banking as a payment method for your apps and mobile website.

 

 

Topics covered in this article:

  1. Getting started
  2. Generating Configuration Key
  3. Setting up SOFORT Banking at Shopgate

  

 

1. Getting started

1.1 Supported countries

By setting up your SOFORT Banking account at Shopgate, you will be able to accept payments from these available marketplaces:

  SOFORT Banking
USA No
UK Yes
Germany Yes
Austria Yes
Switzerland Yes
Poland Yes
Netherlands Yes
France No

 

1.2 Collecting necessary information

Please prepare the following information before you set up SOFORT Banking as a payment at Shopgate.

If you don't already have an account at SOFORT Banking, please register for one at https://www.sofort.com/payment/users/register
Account Info Description
Configuration Key

A Configuration Key is used to exchange information with your SOFORT Banking account via API.

If you don't already have one, follow the instructions here to generate a configuration key

Additional Settings

To set up additional charges or discounts, read Understanding additional fees of a payment

 

2. Generating Configuration Key

To connect your SOFORT Banking account at Shopgate, you will need a Configuration Key. Please follow the steps to generate and locate it.

2.1 Creating a project for your mobile shop

To generate a Configuration Key for your mobile payments, you need to create a Gateway project first.

  1. Log in to your SOFORT Banking account. Under Projects, click on New project then Create project.
  2. Select Gateway project then Create project.
  3. You will now enter some information for your new project according to this table. The rest of the fields can be completed to your own likings. Click Save.
     
    General Settings
    Project name We suggest using your shop's name with a "Mobile" added to the end.
    Shop system Select the shop system of your desktop shop.
    Website Enter the URL of your mobile website.
    Settings for all payment methods
    Success link Leave the fields as they are. Shopgate will provide the links to SOFORT via the API connection.
    Abort link


Now a project for your mobile shop has been created.

 

2.2 Locating your Configuration Key

After you have created a Gateway project, a Configuration Key should be generated for you. Simply look for the section "Services" on the left and click on API-Key. Your Configuration Key will be displayed in the middle of the page.

 

2.3 Allowing the Shopgate IP Address

If you have set restrictions to IP Addresses, please allow the Shopgate IP Address in section IP restrictions.

  1. Find the menu point Services > API key on the left, then scroll to the bottom of the page. This section is directly under the Configuration Key section.
  2. If an IP address is entered here, please allow the Shopgate IP address by adding 176.34.154.104 via the + to your restriction list.

 

3. Setting up SOFORT Banking at Shopgate

To set up SOFORT Banking as a payment method, please complete the following steps:

  1. Log in to your Shopgate Admin page.
  2. Click on Settings from the menu bar, then select Payment.
  3. In section Add payment method, search for SOFORT Banking and select it when it appears.
  4. Enter your SOFORT Banking account information in the pop-up window and click Save.

That's it! SOFORT Banking is now successfully set up as your payment provider.

 

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