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Fruhmann edited this page Jan 7, 2019 · 27 revisions

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

iDEAL Configuration

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

Payment Action

iDEAL transactions only permit the payment action Purchase, which triggers the transaction type debit for payment method iDEAL.

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


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

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

    • Allowed characters: umlaut, 0-9,a-z,A-Z, , +, ,, -, .
    • Max. length: 35 characters

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 purposes 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 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

iDEAL supports the post-processing operation Refund via SEPA Credit Transfer. For more details on how to enable and configure refunds for iDEAL, please see the SEPA Credit Transfer page.

Refund triggers transaction type sepacredit. The payment/invoice will be refunded, and the corresponding order in OpenCart order management will be updated to status Refunded.

You also have the option of partial Refund. Partial Refund is possible until the payment has been refunded in full.

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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