Magento Sage Pay Integration
Sage Pay is without doubt one of the most reliable payment processing providers available on the Internet. Sage Pay is unlike Paypal, who’s unique selling point is to take away the need to enter credit card details on websites, instead favouring a simple username & password combination. Sage Pay sticks to the traditional ‘Enter your credit card details’ method, but makes it extra secure and extra simple to set up.
When integrating Sage Pay with Magento, here’s the advice I would offer:
The Application Procedure:
- If you’re integrating with Magento, you need to tell Sage Pay that you’re using an ‘Off The Shelf’ shopping cart – then select ‘other’ as Magento isn’t an option!
- You need to have a merchant account already setup, or you can ask Sage Pay to set one up for you.
- Excellent 24/7 support
- 3D secure fraud prevention
- Virtual terminal
- Paypal integration
- Customisable payment pages
- Many integration methods
- Accepts many credit and debit cards
The great thing about Sage Pay is that there are several integration methods for you to choose from, which you can choose and swap at any time after you’ve signed up. There are methods for if your priority is keeping costs down, time or increasing security. There’s more details below:
This method is very quick and easy to setup. The way it works is a customer will be redirected from your server to Sage Pay’s secure server to enter payment details. This is ideal if you’re using a shared server because it is probably very difficult for you to set up SSL, get a unique IP address and meet all the PCI DSS complicance standards. You are able to completely customise the design of the payment pages.
Server integration is actually very similar to Form integration. If you use your own dedicated server and are able to set up SSL, you can use server integration to run order and transaction reports on your server. However in the same way as before, the customer will be directed to the Sage Pay secure server. Again, you are able to completely customise the design of the payment pages.
Server & iFrame Integration
This method is very good beause you’re still using Sage Pay’s secure server, but the customer never leaves your website. This is because the secure server is brought to you in the form of an iFrame, all payment transference and data collection is still done over their server.
The direct integration is only recommended for company’s that have their own secure server to process payments on. The data is sent to Sage Pay for authorisation from your server, but the customer never leaves your site. You can style the form to look exactly as you want.
I think it’s about time that Magento had Sage Pay integrated by default in the same way it has for Paypal and Google Checkout. There are few payment processing services that are as user-friendly and precise as Sage Pay. What I’m trying to say is bring on MageSage! Thanks for reading the Magento Blog at Ecommerce Web Design, I hope you’ve found this information useful!