Wirecard launches Wirecard Checkout Portal

GERMANY | Following the soft launch at the start of this year, Wirecard now fully launches its merchants' payment platform called  'Wirecard Checkout Portal'. This portal helps small and medium sized merchants to easily integrate payments into their ecommerce shop.

Wirecard Checkout Portal

Merchants are able to set-up and Merchant Account online, get all support for integration with major shopping cart platforms and electronically sign up for the acceptance of cards and alternative payment methods. The Wirecard Checkout Portal is intended for small- and medium-sized companies and private sellers who require quick and easy access to all common payment solutions.

Cards & Alternatives

Merchants can electronically 'add' and start accepting the major credit and debit card brands like MasterCard, Visa, Diners, JCB, Maestro and American Express. Furthermore, it supports the acceptance of the alternatives SOFORT, eps, iDEAL, Bancontact / MisterCash, PayPal, giropay, SEPA direct debits and P24 (Przelewy24).

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Shopping Cart Integration

The portal assists integration with the likes of Magento, osCommerce, OpenCart, Prestashop and WooCommerce by offering fully customised payment plug-ins. Click here for a full overview of all supported shopping carts.

How to get a Merchant Account

Merchants looking to accept payments online go to the Wirecard Checkout Portal, and then navigate to the so-called 'Configurator'. After determining branche, expected sales and payment methods to be accepted (merchants add payment methods in their shopping cart similar to ecommerce shop environments), they instantly receive an offer and can they can sign up.

Wirecard will then do the risk and compliancy checks as normally conducted by payment providers and merchant acquirers, and confirm account set-up to the merchant. Immediately after approval, the merchant is able to login to their dashboard where they can adjust their settings and download plugins. Merchants are even able to determine their own settlement timeframes.

Efficient method of online payment processing

"With the Wirecard Checkout Portal, we are offering our customers and partners an even more efficient method of online payment processing, which can be adapted to meet all individual requirements. Retailers can choose from a wide range of payment methods and at the same time improve their conversion rate", says Christian Reindl, Executive Vice President Sales Consumer Goods at Wirecard.

Pure Merchant Acquiring

Besides delivering a full online payment solution that simplifies the technical integration and application process to accept card and alternative payment methods, Wirecard can also be used for card processing services only. Wirecard is connected with many of the leading Payment Service Providers that route MasterCard and Visa transactions to Wirecard's systems for processing and settlement.

Wirecard is one of the available merchant acquirers in the About-Payments Marketplace, where merchants can compare and select Europe's online card processors (note: Marketplace is in beta).


Article by Erik van den Heuvel, About-Payments, 14 October 2014



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