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 payment

The POST request

Use the details below to set up your request.

Endpoints

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

Header parameters

HeaderValue

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 nameDescription

amount

INTEGER

REQUIRED

The payment amount

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.

Less than or equal to 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

REQUIRED

An array of Fawry product objects.

product.product_id

STRING

REQUIRED

The product's ID.

Less than or equal to 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.

Less than or equal to 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 POST 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 payment

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

The GET request

Endpoints

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

Header and path parameters

HeaderValue

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
PathValue

payment_id

REQUIRED

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

The GET 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 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.

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

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.


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


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

Get payment details

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

Capture a payment

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

HeaderValue

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
PathValue

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

HeaderValue

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
PathValue

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.

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