PayTabs offers its merchants a variety of solutions to integrate their own business/systems with their accounts on Paytabs. You can choose what suits your business needs best, whether it is a web application, eCommerce platform, or mobile application. And even if you don't have any online solution, don't worry, we got you covered. To know more about these integration methods, please check our How To Integrate With Paytabs? solution article. All these integration methods are performed in what we called the "7 Steps integration" process. 

In this article, we will walk you through what are those 7 steps and what you are expected to understand/get by the end of each step. This 7 steps process will take you on a fully detailed informative journey that includes each possible information you may need starting from integrating your system from scratch to accepting payments and handling its responses. Kindly take your time in reading and digest the following steps in sequence:


Step 1 - Setup and activate the integration method 

In this step, you will get to know how to setup, activate, and upgrade the chosen integration method, this includes the system/environment requirements needed for this integration method, what are the supported payment methods within this method, and any other information/knowledge you must have at this current step.

Step 2 - Configure the integration method

After that, we will walk you through the configuration for your chosen integration method. You will be introduced to the configuration options and parameters that we provide, how they are functioning, how you can manage/control them, and how they will affect your checkout/payment page. 

Step 3 - Initiating the payment

Coming to this step, you will know how to initiate/prepare the payment from your side to be sent to PayTabs and what is needed to be done from your side/customer. For example, whether it automatically done as plugins or you need to pass certain information to start the payment as SDKs works.

Step 4 - Accepting the payment

In this step, you will know how PayTabs accept the payment you initiated/prepared in the previous step from your side. You will also know on which of PayTabs' mechanisms your chosen integration method is built to accept the payment that you already initiated in the previous step. Accepting any payments will be categorized into two phases which you will get to know more about:

  • Phase I - The Type of the Payment
  • Phase II - How are you going to accept/handle customers' card details?

Step 5 - Handle the payment response 

Following on the process, you will learn in this step how to handle the payment response you initiated and sent to PayTabs. You will know how to handle this response that will be sent from PayTabs to you, how you can get benefits from it, and what information you will receive. 

Step 6 - Handle the post-payment responses (notifications)

If your business/business-needs are one of those that rely more on post-payment responses such as IPNs and Callbacks, you will learn in this step how to handle those notifications within your integration and what are the possible workaround for that. To know more about the possible post-payment notifications methods supported by PayTabs please check our Five (5) ways of receiving transaction response solution article.

Step 7 - Manage Transactions 

Finally, in this step, you will learn how to manage/control the already existing transactions (as a result of the all of previous steps) and what are the available actions to perform such as Refund, Capture, Void, and Release. To know more about what are the available transaction types in PayTabs please check our What is the "tran_type" (transaction type)? solution article.

Reaching this point, you are supposed to be fully aware of the integration process you should go through to integrate with PayTabs. Now you can choose the integration method that suits more your business and just run on the ground with your business. 

Wishing you have a profitable and successful trade and business.