Gestpay as a Payment Gateway
Gestpay does not only give you the ability to accept credit cards; you will also be able to see and manage all other configured payment methods.
One configuration, one dashboard, many integrations.
Here are the possible integrations that you can handle easily:
Bancontact / Mister Cash
Bank Transfer (only for Banca Sella users)
SEPA Direct Debit
Note: some of these payment methods require a Professional or Enterprise plan.
You can request the activation of an alternative payments contacting the Customer support.
How to redirect the customer to a Payment Method
How Gestpay chooses the payment method depends on the following algorithm. The highest rule is selected:
- Per request. If the
paymentTypeparameter is present in the
Encryptrequest, Gestpay will determine the payment method based on the content.
- if only one
paymentTypeis present, the user is redirected automatically to that payment method;
- if more than one
paymentTypeis present in the
Encryptrequest, Gestpay will redirect to the default Gestpay payment page where the user can select the preferred payment method amongst the ones sent.
- if only one
- By configuration in the Merchant Back-office. If no
paymentTypeis sent with the
Encryptrequest, the configuration of which payment method to choose is taken from Payment Page > Payment Systems, where you can see the complete list. Again,
- if only one payment method is selected in the list, the user will be immediately redirected there;
- if more than one payment method is active, the user will see a page where he can choose a payment method amongst the ones that have been activated.
Setting the alternative payments per request
Alternative payment services can be used only from Gestpay payment page, but if needed the
paymentType tag can be used to have a frictionless payment directly to the selected payment method.
After the activation from the customer support, all you have to do is to send the right data to Gestpay via the
We encourage you to see the API examples to integrate alternative payments easily.
GestPay merchants can be enabled to a growing set of payment methods. When a buyer is redirected to the payment page of GestPay, it will be requested to choose one payment method among all those available.
Merchants might want to offer this choice to their buyers directly on their web sites, before sending them to GestPay.
GestPay provides a way for merchants to dinamically define which payment methods must be displayed for each transaction.
Encrypt method of
WsCryptDecrypt web service, merchants can declare the list of the payment methods that GestPay must show to the buyer for that transaction.
In order to do that, merchants must properly set the tag
paymentType that can be repeated as many times as needed, inside the tag
paymentTypes (with a final “s”).
GestPay will then propose to the buyer the choice among those payment methods.
If only one value was set for
paymentType, GestPay will propose no choice, and it will directly show that payment method to the buyer.
paymentType is specified by the merchant, GestPay will display the payment methods accordingly to the default configuration set by the merchant in the dedicated section of Merchant Back Office.
The values that can be used for
paymentType tag are the following:
|BANCONTACT||Bancontact / Mister Cash|
|BON||Bank Transfer (only for Banca Sella users)|
|SEPADD||SEPA Direct Debit|
As an example, in order to show only Credit Card and MasterPass options to its buyers, a merchant should call
Encrypt method of
WsCryptDecrypt web service including the following XML tag:
<paymentTypes> <paymentType>CREDITCARD</paymentType> <paymentType>MASTERPASS</paymentType> </paymentTypes>
Or, in order to offer only PayPal payment method, it should use the following tag:
<paymentTypes> <paymentType>PAYPAL</paymentType> </paymentTypes>
Using Payment Types feature described above, in case of third-party payment methods, merchants can hide the presence of GestPay, so that the buyers can experience to be directly redirected by the merchant to the third party.
Merchants, indeed, will continue to redirect buyers to GestPay payment page, but when GestPay finds that only one payment method is available for that transaction, it will send the buyer to that option without displaying any user interface.
If, for instance, the merchant sets
<paymentType>PAYPAL</paymentType>, when the buyer reaches GestPay payment page, it is immediately redirected to PayPal, and its experience will be to have reached PayPal from the merchant’s site.
Select your desired payment methods from the menu to see how to enable, configure and interact with them.
Setting the alternative payments in the Merchant Back-Office
If you don’t specify any
paymentTypes in the
Encryptrequest, Gestpay acts as defined in the Merchant Back-office configuration.
Greyed payment methods are not active for the merchant, you have to ask the Customer Care to activate them.
Payment methods in blue are active and can be shown or hidden to the user.
In the image above, UnionPay and Yandex are not active, while Credit Card and PayPal are active. However, PayPal is not shown to the user. You can still accept PayPal payments setting the right
paymentType in the