Alipay

Start accepting payments using Alipay, a favorite payment method in China.

Alipay provides a method to make purchases online through quick and easy bank transfers that are not only secure but guaranteed.

To start accepting Alipay payments, please contact your customer success manager.

Process an Alipay payment

Alipay payments follow a two-step process:

  1. Request an Alipay payment
  2. Redirect the customer

Step 1: Request an Alipay payment

The request

Use the details below to set up your request.

Endpoints

Live

https://api.checkout.com/payments

Sandbox

https://api.sandbox.checkout.com/payments

Header parameters

Header
Value

Authorization
Required

secret key

Use the valid secret key of your Checkout.com account. You can find this in the Hub.

Content-Type
Required

application/json

Body parameters

The table below describes the minimum recommended fields. You can find the full list, as well as complete request and response examples, in our API reference.

Field name
Description

source
Object
required

Details about the payment source.

source.type
String
required

The type of payment source. Set this to alipay.

amount
String
Optional

The payment amount. Omitting the amount or providing 0 will perform a card verification.

currency
String
required

The three-letter ISO currency code.
Currently, we only support USD.

Request example

{
  "source": {
    "type": "alipay"
  },
 "amount": 2000,
 "currency": "USD"
}

If a customer ID or email is not provided in the request, then we automatically create a customer profile and return the customer id in the response.

The response

If a payment id is returned, then your request was successful.

Response example

{
  "id": "pay_wu2hdjkzookuji3i2xai2ienlm",
  "status": "Pending",
  "customer": {
    "id": "cus_j4o4tigv4vaebednks3gafrwk4"
  },
  "_links": {
    "self": {
      "href": "https://sandbox.checkout.com/api2/payments/pay_wu2hdjkzookuji3i2xai2ienlm"
    },
    "redirect": {
      "href": "https://sandbox.checkout.com/LP.Core/api/payment/108674"
    }
  }
}

Step 2: Redirect the customer

Redirect your customer to the redirect link’s href in the response to Step 1. The redirect transfers the customer to their bank's website where they are required to enter their authorization details; if successful, the payment can be approved.

Once completed, the customer is transferred to your predefined success or failure URL. Confirmation of an Alipay payment is communicated only through webhooks. When you receive a payment_captured webhook notification, the transaction has been completed successfully. Until the payment_captured webhook is received (response code 10000), all payments are labeled as Pending.

Get details about an Alipay payment

You can retrieve details about an existing Alipay payment.

The request

Use the details below to set up your request.

Endpoints

Live

GEThttps://api.checkout.com/payments/{payment_id}

Sandbox

GEThttps://api.sandbox.checkout.com/payments/{payment_id}

Header and path parameters

Header
Value

Authorization
Required

secret key

Use the valid secret key of your Checkout.com account. You can find this in the Hub.

Path
Value

payment_id
Required

The payment ID found in the response of the initial payment.

The response

Response example

{
  "id": "pay_wu2hdjkzookuji3i2xai2ienlm",
  "requested_on": "2018-11-22T15:02:13Z",
  "source": {
    "type": "alipay"
  },
  "amount": 1,
  "currency": "USD",
  "payment_type": "Regular",
  "status": "Pending",
  "risk": {
    "flagged": false
  },
  "customer": {
    "id": "cus_j4o4tigv4vaebednks3gafrwk4"
  },
  "_links": {
    "self": {
      "href": "https://api.sandbox.checkout.com/payments/pay_wu2hdjkzookuji3i2xai2ienlm"
    }
  }
}

Refund an Alipay payment

Alipay supports both partial and full refunds. You can refund a payment through the Hub or using the refund API.

Cancel an Alipay payment

If the customer cancels or fails to complete the transaction at any point after the payment is created, it will automatically be voided, and we'll send you a payment_voided webhook.

Testing Alipay

To start testing, you'll need to:

  • create a test account, and
  • contact your customer success manager or integrations engineer to activate Alipay payments in the sandbox environment.

Step 1: Create an Alipay transaction as above, following the redirect link in the response to Alipay's website.

Step 2: Click the button on the right and log in with the following details:
     -   Username: alipaytest20091@gmail.com
     -   Password: 111111

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Step 3: Solve the captcha and then click the blue button at the bottom of the form to continue.

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Step 4: Enter 111111 into the box and then click the blue button to complete the payment.

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Step 5: You should then be redirected to your predefined success URL.

Can we help?

Thanks for using Checkout.com. If you need any help or support, then message our support team at support@checkout.com.

Alipay


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