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Richard Blechinger edited this page Aug 29, 2018 · 5 revisions

iDEAL is an e-commerce payment method widely used in the Netherlands. Introduced in 2005, this payment method allows consumers to buy on the Internet using direct online transfers from their bank account, i.e. payments are made directly between bank accounts. iDEAL works together with leading Dutch banks using the banks´ online banking systems to carry out payment transactions.

iDEAL Configuration

To access the iDEAL configuration page, select
Configuration / Basic settings / Additional settings / Wirecard

iDEAL Configuration

Payment Action

iDEAL transactions via Wirecard Payment Processing Gateway can be done only with 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 must not be manually confirmed.


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

  • The descriptor text constitutes the first 9 characters of the shop name and the order number.
    • Allowed characters: umlaut, 0-9,a-z,A-Z, , +, ,, -, .
    • To modify the descriptor, use the method getDescriptor in the file Components/Services/PaymentHandler.php.
    • Max. length: 35 characters

Send Additional Information

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

Supported Post-Processing Operations

To access post-processing operations, go to Customer / Payments / Wirecard / Transactions to open the transaction table which lists all transactions:

Wirecard Transactions

Click the pencil (OpenIcon) on a transaction to open the order details. Select the Wirecard Tab for all available post-processing operations, e.g.:

Wirecard Order Tab

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 Shopware order management will be updated to payment status "Re-crediting".

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

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