Fawry

Start accepting payments using Fawry, a favorite payment method in Egypt.

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

Request a Fawry 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

amount
Integer
required

The payment amount in the main currency.

currency
string
required

The currency in which the payment is being made (three-letter ISO 4217 code). Set this to EGP.

source
Object
required

Details about the payment source.

source.type
String
required

The type of payment source. Set this to fawry.

source.description
String
required

A description of the payment.
<= 265 characters

source.customer_mobile
String
required

The customer's mobile number. The number must:

  • Contain only digits. No spaces, dashes, etc.
  • Be an Egyptian mobile number.
  • Not include the country code.
  • Be 11 digits in total, starting with the three-digit operator code.

source.customer_email
String
required

The customer's email address.

source.customer_profile_id
String
optional

The profile ID that the merchant has assigned to the customer.
Alphanumeric characters only.

source.expires_on
String
optional

Use to set a date and time (UTC, in ISO 8601 format) on which the payment will expire.
This overrides the expiration period you specified during onboarding.

source.products
Array<product>
Required

An array of Fawry product objects.

  • product.product_id
    String
    required

The product's ID.
<= 265 characters

  • product.quantity
    Integer
    required

The quantity of product being purchased.

  • product.price
    Integer
    required

The unit price of the product.

  • product.description
    String
    required

A description of the product.
<= 265 characters

Request example

{
  "amount": 1000,
  "currency": "EGP",
  "source": {
    "type": "fawry",
    "description": "Fawry Demo Payment",
    "customer_mobile": "01058375055",
    "customer_email": "bruce@wayne-enterprises.com",
    "products": [
      {
        "product_id": "0123456789",
        "quantity": 1,
        "price": 1000,
        "description": "Fawry Demo Product"
      }
    ]
  }
}

The response

If you receive a 202 Success response containing a status field set to Pending, your request was successful.

In addition, you will receive payment_pending and payment_capture_pending webhook notifications. And, when the customer completes the Fawry payment in a timely manner at a point of sale, you will get a payment_captured webhook notification to confirm that the payment has completed.

Response example

{
  "id": "pay_xksrrfuzksge5gyyqubpgbn7gy",
  "status": "Pending",
  "customer": {
    "id": "cus_v65kd7q5tojehd23eftbaiktru"
  },
  "_links": {
    "self": {
      "href": "https://api.sandbox.checkout.com/payments/pay_xksrrfuzksge5gyyqubpgbn7gy"
    }
  }
}

Payment capture, expiration and cancellation

The payment will remain pending for the duration that you agreed when you onboarded your business with Fawry, or until the date and time you set for expires_on. If the customer fails to complete the transaction at a point of sale by then, the payment will expire and you will receive a payment_expired webhook notification. If, for any reason, the payment gets canceled before being captured or expiring, you will receive the payment_canceled webhook notification instead. Make sure that your products and/or services are not shipped and/or provided before receiving confirmation of the capture.

Get details about a Fawry payment

You can retrieve details about an existing Fawry payment with the following endpoint.

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.

Content-Type
Required

application/json

Path parameter
Description

payment_id
Required

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

The response

Response example

{
  "id": "pay_xksrrfuzksge5gyyqubpgbn7gy",
  "requested_on": "2019-05-27T14:10:32Z",
  "source": {
    "type": "fawry",
    "description": "Fawry Demo Payment",
    "reference_number": "1019734277"
  },
  "amount": 1000,
  "currency": "EGP",
  "payment_type": "Regular",
  "status": "Pending",
  "risk": {
    "flagged": false
  },
  "customer": {
    "id": "cus_v65kd7q5tojehd23eftbaiktru"
  },
  "_links": {
    "self": {
      "href": "https://api.sandbox.checkout.com/payments/pay_xksrrfuzksge5gyyqubpgbn7gy"
    }
  }
}

Refund a Fawry payment

Fawry supports both partial (see note below for details) and full refunds. You can refund a payment through the Hub or by using the refund API.

Note on Fawry refunds

Only one refund action may be taken on a Fawry payment, meaning that if you carry out a partial refund, you cannot then refund any more, even if there is some amount left. In addition, Fawry refunds are always rounded down to the nearest whole number. For example, attempting to refund a payment amount of 10999 (EGP 109.99) will only refund 10900 (EGP 109.00).

Testing Fawry payment actions in sandbox

To start testing, you'll need to:

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

You can use the two following endpoints to test capturing and canceling a payment in our sandbox environment.

Endpoints for testing only

The following endpoints are for testing purposes only – they will not work in the live environment.

Get payment details

First, you will need to get the details of a payment and make a note of the reference_number in the response.

Capture a payment

You can now use the reference_number from the above response to test capturing a payment.

Endpoint

PUThttps://api.sandbox.checkout.com/fawry/payments/{reference_number}/approval

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.

Content-Type
Required

application/json

Path parameter
Description

reference_number
Required

The reference number you received in the response to the get payment details request.

If successful, you will receive a payment_captured webhook notification.

Cancel a payment

Use the reference_number from the response to your get payment details request to test canceling a payment.

Endpoint

PUThttps://api.sandbox.checkout.com/fawry/payments/{reference_number}/cancellation

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.

Content-Type
Required

application/json

Path parameter
Description

reference_number
Required

The reference number you received in the response to the get payment details request.

If successful, you will receive a payment_canceled webhook notification.

Can we help?

Thanks for using Checkout.com. If you need any help or just have a question, please get in touch with our support team at support@checkout.com.

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