Payform provides an off the shelf eCommerce payment solution for merchants who may not have the expertise/resource available to complete a full Hosted Payment Page (HPP) API integration into their website.
With support for 3D Secure the HPP provides merchants additional protection against chargebacks when processing payments, reducing the risks and cost of accepting credit card payments.
When implementing Payform merchants can choose to redirect from their website or send the customer the static Payform link, this link can optionally be prepopulated with order details or allow the customer to enter details on the Payform page. After inputting details, the customer will be redirected to the HPP to enter sensitive payment information and securely process their payment.
Unlike a traditional HPP integrations the Payform integration utilizes a static URL, merchants implementing Payform populate the static URL with their Payform username and provide the URL to their customers; this could be via the merchants website or manually communications such as email, SMS, or social media communications.
Below are the Payform production and development URLs, merchants must replace PAYFORMUSERID with their Payform username provided by Windcave:
The Production URL should be used for merchants performing production or live transactions.
The Development URL should be used for merchants performing development testing in the User Acceptance Testing (UAT) environment.
For merchants who would like to prepopulate certain fields within the Payform page, this can be achieved by using a query string; multiple query string can be applied to the Payform URL using a ampersand (&) as a delimiter.
When using prepopulated fields it is recommended that merchant test the URL before sending/using live with their customers.
The below outlines the fields that can be prepopulated in the Payform URL:
|Field Name||Description||Configuration Example|
|amount||This controls the amount field on the Payform page allowing merchants to prepopulate the amount for the customer||amount=10.00|
|currencyname||This controls the currency field for merchants utilizing a multi-currency setup||currencyname=NZD|
|txndata1||This controls the txnData1 custom merchant data field||txndata1=Test1234|
|txndata2||This controls the txnData2 custom merchant data field||txndata2=Test1234|
|txndata3||This controls the txnData3 custom merchant data field||txndata3=Test1234|
|This controls the email field allowing merchants to prepopulate the customers firstname.lastname@example.org|
|merchantreference||This controls the merchant reference field allowing merchants to prepopulate the custom information field||merchantreference=Test1234|
|txntype||If enabled at Windcave Host this allows merchant to set transaction type, options are "purchase", "validate" or "auth"
Merchants can restrict fields on the Payform page to be read only, this will prevent the cardholder form being able to update the field once the Payform page has been rendered.
The below outlines the default permissions for each field and which fields have configurable permissions:
|Field Name||Default Permissions||Configurable|
|amount||Read & Write|
|txndata1||Read & Write|
|txndata2||Read & Write|
|txndata3||Read & Write|
|Read & Write|
|merchantreference||Read & Write|
Custom lists allow merchants to have a preconfigured list of options for customers to select from on the Payform page, lists can be applied to the txndata1/2/3 input fields and each field can have its own custom list.
Please contact email@example.com for more information about enabling Custom Lists on your Payform user.
From Payline® merchants can customize their Payform & HPP, for more information please see the Hosted Payment Page Customization guide.
Unlike a standard HPP integration, Payform by default does not return any transaction details to the merchant website; this means the merchant website is not required to handle any response from Windcave but will not receive notification once payment is complete.
To assist merchants in reconciliation Windcave can configure email or SMS notification receipts for payments processed through their Payform user, for more information or to enable merchant payment notifications please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your Payform username.
Alternatively access to the Windcave Payline® payment management portal is included with all Payform setups, allowing merchants to view transaction history and generate reports to assist with financial reconciliation.