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• Last Updated: 01/13/2020
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How to setup the payment methods of your Prestashop 1.7 store


To finalize a purchase, the customers of your Online Store should be able to choose a method to pay for the purchased goods. For that purpose, your Online Store needs to support different payment methods and thanks to PrestaShop you can configure those very easily. In this tutorial, you are going to learn how to configure a few of the most Important Payment Methods supported by Prestashop. 


Step 1: Accessing the Payments page

Once you login to the PrestaShop admin area, from the left vertical navigation menu, look for the “Payment” option. When you find it, click on it. A drop-down menu will appear with the following options: “Payment Methods” and “Preferences”.


Access the Payment Methods menu


Out of these two options, please, click the “Payment Methods” option.


Step 2: Configuring Active Payment Methods

After you click the “Payment Methods” option you will be redirected to a page called “Payment Methods”.


The Payment Methods page overview


The page is divided into two sections. The first section is called “Active payment”.


Active Payment Methods list


In the “Active payment” section all the already installed payment methods will be shown. Right next to each of the already installed methods for paying there will be a “Configure” button of course if the method support any configuration.


Configuring a payment method


If you click the “Configure” button, you will be redirected to a page called “Configure” and the name of the method chosen. 

Please, bear in mind, that depending on the payment method the configuration options are different. You will find out more about how to configure the different payment methods in step 4 of this tutorial.

The second section goes by the name “Modules list”.


Payment modules list


In that section, you will be presented with all the available payment methods ready for installation, also known as “Alternative payment methods”. They are actually considered modules for PrestaShop.


Step 3: Activate Alternative payments methods

As we mentioned the “Alternative payment methods” are actual modules that present the customer with different payment options.

Once you scroll down to the “Modules list” section you will notice all the alternative payment methods shown there. Next to every module you will see the “Install” button which if pressed will respectively install and activate the payment method of choice. That is because the modules are not activated or configured by default.


Install a payment method module


PrestaShop supports different payment methods such as Amazon Pay, ViaBill, Skrill Official, CCBill USA, Canada, U.K. & EU v5.0.0, Cash on delivery. Setting up more of them gives the customer the option to choose the most convenient payment methods and to complete the checkout on your Online Store.


Step 4: Configure the payment methods

Let’s first see how to configure one of the “Active payments”. You will see detailed information about how to configure the “Bank transfer” payment method. Please, click the “Configure” button right next to the “Bank transfer” method.


Configure installed payment method


When you click it, you will be redirected to a page called “Configure Bank Transfer”.


The Account Details section of the Bank Transfer field configuration


There you will be presented with two sections. The first one is called “Account details” and this is where all the details for your bank account will be positioned. There are a few available fields for configuration here. The first one is called “Account Owner” and you will have to type in the name of the account owner in it.

Afterward, there will be a field for the “Account Details” - here you have to type in information about your account such as “Bank branch”, “IBAN number”, “BIC” of the bank and so on. And the third field is called “Bank address”  and this is where you have to type in the actual address of the bank, like for example in which country it is located, if there is a state - in which state it is located and of course the city where the bank is positioned. Once you are done filling out the information about the “Account details” section, please, click the “Save” button.


Saving the configuration of the Account Details section


That way you guarantee yourself that the information you just entered will remain saved.

The other section is called “Customization”. In that section, you have only two fields to fill out and an option to choose from.


The customization section


The first field here is called the “Reservation period”. In that field, you have to set how many days the items will remain reserved. Then is the “Customer information” field where you have to set what type of information the customer should enter when paying through the “Bank transfer” method. The last option in that section is called “Display the invitation to pay in the order confirmation page”. This is where you can choose if you want an invitation for paying to appear on the confirmation page. After you are done configuring the options from the “Customization” section, please, click the “Save” button for that section as well.


Saving the customization section


You just got done configuring one of the active payments. Now, let’s see how to set up an alternative payment method. You will see a detailed explanation of the “Cash on delivery” payment method. 

Please, scroll down the page until you reach that module. When you see it, please click the “Install”  button.


Installing a new payment method


Once installed, you will not need to set any configuration for it. After refreshing the page you will see that the module is already added to the “Active payment” section.


New payment method listed in the list of Active payment methods


Now, once the customer fills out the confirmation form in the frontend for checking out the purchase, on the step 4 “Payments method” there will be a radio button for choosing the cash on delivery payment method.

That was it. Configuring the payment methods for your Online Store is very easy and it is a key feature that will ease the process of receiving payments for the products you sell online.

Congratulations! Today you learned what is the configuration process of the payments’ methods for your Online Store.

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