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Sofort online payment system


Updated on May 20, 2014
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General Information

SOFORT Banking - the market leader among direct payments methods in Germany.

SOFORT AG based in Gauting near Munich, Germany, was founded in 2005 initially under the name Payment Network, and offers products and services for the secure purchase of physical and digital goods on the Internet. This includes among other things the payment method called SOFORT Banking.

Our core products are innovative online payment systems, which not only make life easier, but also provide fair conditions that set new standards.

Together with the SOFORT Bank, we also have established a comprehensive portfolio of banking products that are especially designed for eCommerce.

For Buyer:

1) Select your bank. Select your country and with the help of the bank's sort code, choose the bank that will carry out the transfer.

2) Login. Now you're in the login section of our secure payment form. Log in with your own online banking login details. The information will be sent to your bank in an encrypted form.

3) Prepare the transfer. You will be asked for a confirmation code. Each confirmation code can be used only once and for your security cannot be entered a second time.

4) Summary. You will now receive a summary of your SOFORT Überweisung transfer or an order confirmation from the online shop. This gives you all information about your purchase in one place.


For Merchant:

Use the advantages of the practical and secure SOFORT Banking as a self-evident payment system in your online shop. Your customers pay with their familiar online banking details and that means maximum security thanks to confidential login details and confirmation code. Thanks to the real-time transaction confirmation you receive, you can dispatch the goods to your customers immediately. SOFORT Banking opens international sales opportunities in 11 European countries. Currency conversion is possible with SOFORT XXL. 

Your advantages:

  • International business opportunities in 11 European countries
  • High bank coverage throughout Europe
  • High sales potential due to the widespread use of online banking
  • You can offer your international customers an easy and secure payment method



Countries of use

Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, UK, Belgium, France, Italy, Poland, Spain, Hungary


buyers and merchants




Transaction fee per successful transaction   0.9 % + € 0.25
Monthly basic fee     -
One-time installation fee    € 39.90

Integration approaches


Information for developers


Integrating of an online payment system couldn't be easier. Whether you're using standard software or have developed your own system, with well over 100 modules (plug-ins) SOFORT Banking is one of the best-known online payment systems in eCommerce.

Even if you use an individual shop system, integration is extremely simple. The programming interfaces (APIs) set up by SOFORT AG make it easy for your web application to communicate with us.

The integration centre is the section of the website that supports you in the integration of our products in your shop system and where you'll find all the relevant information and help.

  • Description of the interfaces (APIs)
  • Explanation of the systems and modules
  • Manuals with all necessary steps
  • Advertising material for the communication with your customers

go to the integration centre

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