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Fruhmann edited this page Mar 21, 2019 · 6 revisions

giropay is a popular e-commerce payment method in Germany. Consumers can make online purchases using direct transfers from their bank accounts. giropay works together with most German banks, using the banks' online banking systems to carry out payment transactions.

giropay Configuration

  1. Select System/Configuration/Payment Methods.
  2. Click Wirecard giropay to open the giropay configuration page: giropay Configuration

Payment Action

giropay transactions allow only payment action Purchase, which triggers the transaction type debit for payment method giropay.

Successful transactions (i.e. payments for orders) are captured/invoiced automatically and do not have to be confirmed manually.

Send Additional Information

If this feature is set to Yes, additional data will be sent for the purpose of fraud protection. This additional data includes billing/shipping address, shopping basket, and descriptor.

Note: The additional information includes the descriptor even if the descriptor option is set to No.


The descriptor is the text representing an order on the consumer's bank statement issued by their bank. It provides information for the consumer, as it associates a specific debit on the consumer's account with the respective purchase in your shop.

  • If the descriptor is set to No, the consumer's bank generates a default entry for each purchase.

  • If the descriptor is set to Yes, the default descriptor text consists of up to 9 characters of the shop name and the full order number. The default maximum length is 20.
    To modify the descriptor, use the method getDescriptor in the file lib/WirecardEE/PaymentGateway/Service/PaymentHandler.php.

    • Allowed characters: umlaut, 0-9,a-z,A-Z, , +, ,, -, .
    • Max. length: 27 characters.

Set this feature to Yes to send the descriptor with each request/response.

Supported Post-Processing Operations

Post-processing operations are currently not available for giropay.

Please be aware that stock management is not included in the post-processing operations triggered in the Wirecard extension but only in Magento order management.

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