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Payment In Advance

Fruhmann edited this page Jan 7, 2019 · 25 revisions

With Payment In Advance, the consumer places an order and pays after receiving the merchant's payment details (IBAN/BIC, due date). When the transaction is completed the merchant delivers the goods or services. The purchase is balanced with the delivery.

Payment In Advance Configuration

  1. Select Extensions/Extensions.
  2. From the extension type dropdown list, select Payments.
  3. Scroll down to Wirecard Payment In Advance.
  4. Click the edit button in the Wirecard Payment In Advance line to open the Payment In Advance configuration page: Payment In Advance Configuration

Payment Action

Payment In Advance transactions allow only payment action Authorization, which triggers the transaction type authorization for payment method Payment In Advance.

Successful transactions (i.e. payments for orders) are not yet confirmed, but the consumer receives an invoice with a provider transaction reference ID and merchant bank account details. Once the consumer has successfully transferred the outstanding amount, the transaction will be captured and the appropriate order updated.

Should the shop system be unable to match a payment transaction with an order, the corresponding order will not be updated. You can, however, inspect the transaction and update the corresponding order yourself.


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 feature is Disabled, the consumer's bank generates a default entry for each purchase.

  • If the descriptor is Enabled, the descriptor text constitutes the first 9 characters of the shop name and the order number.

    • To modify the descriptor, use the method createDescriptor in the file catalog/model/extension/payment/wirecard_pg/helper/additional_information_helper.php.

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

Send Additional Information

If this feature is Enabled, 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 Disabled.

Delete Canceled Order

If this feature is Enabled, every time the payment process is canceled before completion of the authorization/purchase, the corresponding order will be automatically deleted from the OpenCart order management.

Delete Failed Order

If this feature is Enabled, every time the payment process fails to complete the authorization/purchase successfully, the corresponding order will be automatically deleted from the OpenCart order management.

Supported Post-Processing Operations

To access post-processing operations, go to Wirecard Transactions options to open the transaction table, which lists all successful transactions: Wirecard Payment Gateway Options

Click a Transaction ID to open the transaction detail view. It shows all available post-processing operations, e.g.: Wirecard Payment Gateway Transactiondetails

Payment In Advance supports the post-processing operation Cancel.

Cancel: Triggers transaction type void-authorization. The payment will be canceled/voided and the corresponding order in OpenCart order management will be updated to status Canceled.

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

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