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Payment On Invoice and Payment In Advance

Fruhmann edited this page Mar 27, 2019 · 11 revisions

Payment On Invoice

With Payment On Invoice, payment is made on receipt of goods or services. An invoice is either delivered with the ordered items or emailed to the consumer immediately after order placement, or both. Payment terms (e.g. merchant's IBAN/BIC, due date) are usually stated on the invoice.

Payment In Advance

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.

The decision whether a merchant should wait for the payment, or deliver goods/services immediately is subject to the merchant's payment method logic. It is not relevant for the Wirecard system; the payment processing logic is identical for both cases.

Payment On Invoice / Payment In Advance Configuration

  1. Select WooCommerce/Settings.
  2. Click the Payments tab.
  3. Scroll down to Wirecard Payment On Invoice / Payment In Advance. Payment OI IA Configuration
  4. Click either Wirecard Payment On Invoice / Payment In Advance or the Set up button (on the right) to open the configuration page: Payment OI IA Configuration

Set the Payment Type to either

  • Payment On Invoice, or
  • Payment In Advance.

Payment Action

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


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 default descriptor text consists of the first 9 characters of the shop name and the order number.

    • To modify the descriptor, use the method create_descriptor in the file woocommerce-wirecard-ee/wirecard-woocommerce-extension/classes/helper/class-additional-information.php.
    • Max. length: 100 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 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.

Supported Post-Processing Operations

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

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

Payment On Invoice / 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 WooCommerce 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 WooCommerce order management.

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