Configuring eWAY For Use With Checkfront
An award-winning payment processor popular in Australia and New Zealand, eWAY has the ability to connect with your Checkfront Booking Manager for collecting payments from your customers.
This integration enables your customers to pay in part, or in full at the time of booking, depending on how you have configured your inventory. Checkfront currently integrates into eWAY by way of their direct payment method. This provides a seamless checkout for your customers and allows them to make purchases without leaving the booking portal.
Not Supported in European EU/EEA, or UK
This Payment Provider is no longer supported by Checkfront for accounts in the European Union (EU)/European Economic Area (EEA), or the UK.
Setup in eWAYBack to top
Once you have an eWAY account, you'll need to activate your Refund Password if you have not already. This allows you to process refunds from within Checkfront while viewing a reservation through the Booking Manager.
This can be found by logging into your eWAY account and navigating to My Account > eWAY Passwords > XML Refund Password. Provide a password, and make sure XML Refund Status is set to Active.
If you have already created a refund password, you will need to provide your eWAY account password in order to change it.
Setup in CheckfrontBack to top
To enable eWay, log in to your Checkfront account and navigate to Manage > Ecommerce Setup, making sure the Payment tab is selected.
Here you see a list of available payment modules. Locate the eWay tile from the list.
You find it by clicking on the links in the left side menu labeled Available to [your country] or All. You can also search for the eWay tile directly in the provided search box.
Hover over the tile, which turns grey, and click.
This opens the eWay activation window, as pictured above.
From here, enter the API credentials you obtain from within your eWay account at My Account > API Key . Please contact eWAY directly if you are unable to locate this information.
Click Activate when done and eWay is now successfully integrated with your Checkfront account and is listed under your section of Active Providers.
Make sure you have enabled payment processing and set up any appropriate taxes in the Manage > Ecommerce Setup section of Checkfront.
Test ModeBack to top
It's highly recommended that you do an end-to-end test of your checkout process before putting your site live. To do so, follow the setup instructions above and check Enable sandbox (test) mode.
One thing to note here - make sure you set your Transaction Responses to Always Approve under Settings > Sandbox. If you don't do this, the sandbox mode will not work properly.
Create a transaction as a customer and check to see that it shows up in your Checkfront account as paid, and within eWAY also. If you don't have a website to test on yet, use the hosted booking page (eg: https://yourcompany.checkfront.com/reserve/) to test.
Test Card NumbersBack to top
You can use the following test credit card numbers when testing your eWAY enabled checkout: Visa Test Card: 4030 0000 1000 1234 Make sure your expiry date is in the future, and use 123 for the CVC. * Always remember to take your account out of test mode when you are finished.