Online payments overview
You can integrate with our APIs in several ways. These range from using a pre-built integration, to building your UI for full control over your checkout experience. We recommend you make the choice based on your needs and capabilities.
As a merchant, you also need to be PCI-DSS compliant if you integrate with us to accept card payments. The requirement changes depending on what integration method you choose. You will need to present this to our team during your KYB process. Note that there is no specific PCI requirement for local payment methods, PCI requirement is for card payments only.
Not sure what PCI-DSS certifications are? Visit the PCI council website or contact our support team.
|Integration scenario||Recommended integration solution||PCI-DSS requirement|
|Spend the least tech effort to get the checkout page to run on my website instead redirect shoppers to a Airwallex-hosted payment page so that I can focus on my business.||We take care of the whole payment journey for you. See Hosted Payment Page.||Provide a PCI-DSS SAQ A questionnaire and renew it regularly according to the specific policy.|
|Show a unified payment methods list to my customers during checkout while still wanting to customize certain page appearances||Integrate quickly with Drop-in element without extensive front-end development work. See Drop-in Element.||Provide a PCI-DSS SAQ A questionnaire and renew it regularly according to the specific policy.|
|Show payment methods separately under different blocks as I have a multi-payment gateway integration||Render an embedded pre-built form for your desired payment methods. You can then choose how and where each payment method will be presented on your website or app. See Embedded Elements.||Provide a PCI-DSS SAQ A questionnaire and renew it regularly according to the specific policy.|
|Have full control over the checkout page appearance and let my shoppers pay through my custom UI||Process transactions by building directly with our API in the back end. Please note that this option requires more time and development resources to implement and maintain. See Native API.||Provide a PCI-DSS AOC and renew it regularly.|
|Process payments on store(s) already operating on e-commerce platforms like Shopify or Magento.||Use Airwallex to process payments on these e-commerce platforms and many others. See Plugins.||Provide a PCI-DSS SAQ A questionnaire and renew it regularly according to the specific policy.|
|Allow shoppers to pay from an email, a social media chat, or an offline physical store rather than website or app||Create the link via API or the web app. See Payment Links.||Not required to provide any additional documents during your integration.|
|Allow shoppers to pay from a mobile app running on iOS or Android||See Mobile SDK.||Provide a PCI-DSS SAQ A questionnaire and renew it regularly according to the specific policy (Card module only).|
Airwallex is PCI-DSS certified Level 1 and we can provide you certification details if required.