By setting up payment variants, merchants can enable various conditions for the same payment option.
Step 1: Register an account
Step 2: Configure payment options
In order to configure your payment options, first open the Checkout app. To do this, either click on the Checkout symbol under Business Apps or click on the Manage or Open button on the Checkout section.
You can find the payment methods tab in the navigation bar on the left.
Then click on + Add.
Now a list of different payment methods appears, from which you can select as needed. To do this, click on install.
A new window opens, in which you need to enter the authentication credentials of the respective payment provider (in order to obtain credentials for a specific payment option, you need to contact the respective payment provider and/or create a merchant account with this provider). Note that the window does not look the same for all payment providers, so your screen may differ from the screenshot below, which shows the settings for Santander Installments Germany.
After the authentication data is filled in, click on Connect. If the authentication credentials are valid and filled in correctly, you have successfully managed to set up a payment option and a default payment variant for it. In case of the payment Santander Installments, you can also decide on down payments and notifications regarding application status. For final completion click Save.
Step 3. Further payment variants
If you want to further offer various variants for a specific payment option (e.g. you would like to offer special financing rates for certain customers or products, or you would like to offer different financing rates in different Sub-Shops), continue from this step on and click on Add to add another set of authentication credentials.
However, make sure to set up your API integration accordingly (an example code and a more detailed description of the API integration can be found within our API documentation) and to contact the respective payment provider beforehand in order to get an additional set of authentication data.
If you are using on of our plugins, the variants will be displayed in your shop as two separate payment options. In order to distinguish payment variants from one another, make sure to give them a unique name and, possibly, insert part of the authentication credentials (e.g., vendor number) that you use for this variant.
Whenever the overview shows up again, click on the arrow next to the payment variant to open the respective configurations. Fill in the authentication credentials for this payment variant and click on Connect.
Now you have successfully set up two payment variants for the same payment option. If you want to set up even more additional payment variants for the same payment option, go ahead and repeat Step 3.
Step 4: Activating payment option
When you have successfully set up the various payment variants, please open the tab Payment options again and make sure that the payment variants are actually activated.