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Set up Giropay Payment Method for a WooCommerce Store

Last updated on October 30, 2023

Giropay is a joint online payment method used by German banks and savings banks. It allows users to make payments with Giropay username and password, or even easier, with fingerprint or face recognition.

Giropay redirects customers to their website to authenticate payment and there is an immediate notification about the success or failure of a payment.

Giropay supports payment in euros (EUR).

Settlement to Worldpay CurrenciesEUR
Preferred CurrencyEUR
Shopper DebitEUR
Currencies Supported

Stripe accounts in the following countries can accept Giropay payments with local currency settlement.

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช Finland๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป Latvia๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Portugal
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Austria๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Liechtenstein๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด Romania
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น Lithuania๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Singapore
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ Bulgaria๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Gibraltar๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ Luxembourg๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Slovakia
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Greece๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡น Malta๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Slovenia
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Croatia๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Hong Kong๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ Mexico๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ Cyprus๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ Hungary๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Netherlands๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czech Republic๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Ireland๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Denmark๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด Norway๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช Estonia๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japan๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ Poland๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States
Giropay Supported Countries

Getting started

The Giropay settings page is shown below.

WebToffee – Giropay settings page

Setting Giropay

  • Giropay: Enable to accept Giropay payments.
  • Title: Enter a custom title for Giropay payment. This title will be visible on the checkout page.
  • Description: Type in a custom description for Giropay payment. This description will be visible on the checkout page.
  • Order Button Text: Enter a custom text for the Giropay payment button.

The below image shows a Giropay option on the checkout page.

Giropay payment option shown in the checkout page
Giropay in checkout page

Pay via Giropay

To make the payment, the customer chooses the bank/Sparkasse to connect to Giropay. Then s/he needs to log in to access banking account data. To approve the payment customer uses TAN to make a pre-filled Giropay transfer.

Giropay Payment Workflow

  1. The user selects Giropay and chooses their bank.
  2. The customer is redirected to their bankโ€™s login page.
  3. The participating bank displays transaction data.
  4. The consumer enters the account number or PIN.
  5. The bank authorizes transactions in real-time, deducting the amount directly from the consumerโ€™s account (if there is not enough balance, the transaction will be refused).
  6. The merchant received real-time confirmation of the payment from the bank.
  7. The customer is redirected back to the Merchant page with a confirmation that the payment has been successful.