Sofort Banking

Sofort is a payment system mainly used in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium. It is however widely supported accross Europe, with 20 million users and an instant account verification.

Sofort is available for Professional accounts.

How does it work for the user?

When the user chooses Sofort as payment system, he is redirected over Sofort payment page. Here he will find a recap of the order and can choose his bank from a list of authorized banks.

Once the user has chosen a bank, the user has to insert the same bank account login (user and password) he is used to, and finally a SMS or device pin, if requested.

Even if this results in a bank transfer, the acknowledge of the operation is istantaneous.

How to activate on Gestpay

You can ask Gestpay customer support to integrate Sofort in your application.

If you want to use the paymentType tag for this method, the value to use is S2PSOF. See the section How to redirect the customer to a payment method to learn how to use the paymentType tag.

An example of a Sofort integration can be found in the API.

Sofort does not need mandatory parameters, but if you send these:

you can have a frictionless call directly to the first screen of SOFORT where authentication data are asked.This means that no others values are asked to the buyer.

If these fields are not sent, another page will be displayed in order to ask the necessary fields like Name and Email of the buyer.

Test environment

If enabled, you can use the following parameters value in order to test Sofort in test (testecomm.sella.it) environment. Use low amount like 10.00 EUR.

When landing on Sofort payment page select or insert the following value in order to have a successful test payment: